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World of Speed--Saturday, Sept 18, 2004

Conditions this morning made for exceptional salt conditions. Dozens of cars and motorcycles were in line ready for runs. Windy conditions persist and have caused a temporary halt in long course runs at 11:45 am, but have been allowing some excellent runs.

George Field's Trackmaster Fabrication Special made an outstanding 301 MPH qualifing run on a 279 MPH record. That run had an exit speed of 305+, indicating that there might be more power left.

#793 John Noonan riding his white Hayabusa had a 235 MPH pass with a 239 exit speed. Incomplete timing data on that run has them in line when they would like to be in impound.

There are a number more potentially very fast cars here. The Danny Boy car of Tradup and Thomason is in line sporting a larger engine than in the recent past running in B/FS. The Burkland's liner is here, but as yet still on the dolly in the pits. The Chet Herbert car is also in the pits with the crew working to get all 32 cylinders running in harmony.

Successful Record Return runs this morning included
#887 Jim Higgens Motorcycle M/PBF 1350 New Record @ 155.475 MPH

#479 Jesse Winders I/MMPu New Record @ 88.618 MPH
Not bad for a VW 4cylinder engine running only 2 pistons (57 CID)

#53 Roy Creel in V4/ALT @154.973 MPH

#313 Dan Webster backed up yesterdays fine run to raise the XF/BGCC Record to 161.093 MPH

#203 G/FR driven by Paula Burns New Record at 156.676

#56 F/BStr driven by Jorgen Moller set a new class record @ 196.880 MPH

Ron Jay raised the A/PG 250 CC Motorcycle record to 84.079 MPH

An update on the incident with the Nish Streamliner, It is back in it's pit this morning and appears to have suffered only pretty minor body damage. It is enough to keep it from further runs at this event, but it will likely be running at World finals.

I'll post more speed news as it happens.

We are still on hold for cross winds at 12:35 PM.

End of day report 6:30 PM
Wind continued all afternoon. There was sustained wind of 10 - 20 MPH with frequent gusts to 30 MPH. Blowing salt made visibility difficult at times. The only action was on the 130 MPH Club Course. There runs continued all day. The lower speeds and more stable conventional vehicles were not seriously affected by the wind.
The wind blew over porta potties, stole tarps, chairs and tables, and resulted in damage to at least one racing vehicle. The Ford SHO Tarus of Ernie Grose suffered a broken rear windshield when the shade awning from an adjacent pit was blown into the air and smashed down thru the rear windo. In true Bonneville racer tradition Ernie and crew reinforced the broken backlight with--Duct tape, and carried on.

Vehicles in impound will be given priority first thing in the morning hoping to get runs in in the anticipated calm of early morning. Vehicles in impound include:

George Fields Trackmaster Fabrications special @ 301 MPH.

#77 Seth Hammond E/BFMR @ 259 MPH on a 256 record.

#745 Bob Ragsdale C/CBGALT Studebaker @ 228.320

#4400 Higgenbotham B/BGS driven by Gary Allen a@ 258 MPH on a 234 record.

#7272 Corvette A/GT driven by Glen Carter @ 251.832

#647 D/Str driven by Dominick Granata @ 195.956 MPH
(Potential 200 MPH Club Run??)

#256 XXO/GC 39 Chevy driven by Keith Young @ 156.137
(Not bad for a Chevy 6 cyl in a full size coupe)

All run data for Saturday Sept 18

UTAH SALT FLATS RACING ASSOCIATION
18TH WORLD OF SPEED 2004
9/18/2004
CAR NAME/ORGANIZATION DRIVER CLASS RECORD Quarter Mile First Mile Middle Mile Last Mile Exit Speed
B877 TEAM ELVES JIM HIGGINS M-PBF 1350 96.147 158.19447 158.0759 0 0 0
479 JESS'S TRUCK SHOP KEVIN WINDERS I/MMP 0 89.24472 87.54719 0 0 0
56 RACEDECK RACING/HINK JORGEN J MOLLER F/BSTR 188.652 193.51052 195.15591 196.96079 108.37566 53.04758
203 CALLAWAY & WARNOCK PAULA BURNS G/FR 141.83 157.74198 158.91759 0 0 0
B225 RJ RACING RON JAY A-PG 250 77.014 82.51718 85.09677 0 0 0
53 CREEL & BUCK ROY C CREEL V4/VGALT 154.267 154.71121 155.64223 0 0 0
313 WEBSTER RACING DAN D WEBSTER XF/BGCC 156.701 156.46052 160.21362 0 0 0
312B       0 99.8304 93.69956 88.16478 87.6299 83.99675
1971 CASTER/GRIFFITH WESLEY B NEW A/PRO 225.575 175.68826 175.93433 0 0 0
3602 HOFFMAN/PENNINGTON WILL E PENNINGTON TIME ONLY 0 223.37273 233.15775 252.57096 261.24838 263.40435
1727 CJS RACING CHAD ZUPAN G/FMR 151.316 164.93546 166.24851 0 0 0
432 RENCH & RENCH ED R RENCH B/FR 253.015 179.69775 140.88746 0 0 0
745 BOB RAGSDALE BOB A RAGSDALE C/CBGALT 224.331 212.65234 218.39995 227.40265 228.3202 222.66756
99       0 163.7635 155.86872 0 0 0
126 RONALD/ROBERT COHN ROBERT COHN B/CPRO 225.372 35.71885 0 0 0 0
B1134 JASON FAIRCLOUGH JASON FAIRCLOUGH MPS-G 1000 191.851 163.24872 163.56477 129.01094 0 0
256 KEITH & KATIE YOUNG KEITH YOUNG XXO/VGC 151.597 155.56938 156.13771 0 0 0
593 KUCK RACING GARY L KUCK B/GR 232.346 177.82098 178.26574 107.14091 0 0
14       0 156.53807 132.3308 0 0 0
558 FOUR SHIFTS PAUL B PATTERSON F/M/MP 146.356 131.50493 132.49684 0 0 0
5548 CURMUDGEN RACING ERIC T NORDLOF XO/PRO 139.713 83.50971 83.81703 0 0 0
969 CHAD HOWEY CHAD HOWEY A/FALT 236.655 187.35363 194.78232 210.12278 216.11082 217.95462
125 TRACKMASTER - DRM W GEORGE FIELDS B/BFCC 278.562 255.83663 267.66217 290.48094 301.76457 305.00203
932 DICK RODWELL DICK RODWELL B/STR 214.558 181.70145 185.66176 178.08311 175.82229 167.5884
864 GIANT SS MOTORSPORTS JOHN T MADELEY C/FALT 243.328 184.51584 188.09603 180.70538 99.66322 59.81935
B443 JACK CHRISTER JACK CHRISTER MPS-BG 750 209.911 157.5782 0 0 0 0
790 BIG STUFF STORAGE SP BUD MCMANUS E/GALT 216.44 0 0 29.47202 73.96693 7.53776
B619 GOLDWING LYON XV KENNY ROBERT LYON A-BG 1650 168.227 72.34715 73.03704 0 0 0
77 SETH HAMMOND LEE GUSTAFSON E/BFMR 256.97 211.16995 222.3268 245.30881 259.29295 267.47504
1116       0 151.89797 127.91422 0 0 0
803 LENNY V RACING LENNY C VAN HARPEN D/GMR 223.709 170.38839 168.65152 0 0 0
38 GOODRICH ED GOODRICH II A/CGC 237.28 140.29618 140.45601 0 0 0
1835       0 125.11051 107.15529 0 0 0
2004 2E RACING J FREDTOOHEY J-PRO 98.569 78.98083 80.07231 0 0 0
2411 TESINSKY GAIL TESINSKY C/FCC 269.59 166.793 163.43608 142.17016 126.22579 128.71669
817 LEE LESTER LEE LESTER XO/VOT 162.959 149.14614 147.09704 0 0 0
55 LEFORD RACING JOE R LEDFORD C/STR 206.333 190.79438 193.80648 195.93394 196.36946 194.3173
B877 TEAM ELVES JIM HIGGINS M-PBF 1350 96.147 129.29325 0 0 0 0
4411 HIGGINBOTHAM/ALLEN GARY D ALLEN B/BGS 234.039 228.6626 235.36073 248.60059 258.51929 259.75525
B436 SELDOM SEEN SLIM LAN JON ERIC WENNERBERG MPS-F 1350 213.491 168.38356 157.4921 140.4792 149.0015 158.95443
647 DISORDERLY CONDUCT DOMINICK GRANATA D/STR 190.48 187.77345 190.00289 191.53235 195.95601 195.35489
7272 CARTER'S FAMILY FLYE ED GLENN L CARTER A/GT 244.198 229.00414 237.06435 249.77382 251.83243 248.15948
216 TOM THUMB SPECIAL THOMAS E BRYANT D/FCC 243.502 141.12467 124.5514 0 0 0
1727 CJS RACING CHAD ZUPAN G/FMR 151.316 40.4422 4.57958 2.29037 2.01957 37.54036

 

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