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Racers lined up at 8:00 AM

All run data for World of Speed--Sept 19, 2004

Wild windy conditions overnight. Gusts of over 50 MPH but it's still this AM. Record return runs for the cars in impound commenced at 8:10 AM. Conditions are much cooler, temp at 8:00 is 59 degrees. There is much unsettled weather in the area, we hope to get a lot of racing in before it hits.

So far this morning, Seth Hammond has backed up his first attempt for a new record of 257 MPH

Gary Allen set a new record 262.169 in the #4400 Higgenbotham B/BGS
(it is his birthday!! not a bad present!!)

#256 XXO/GC 39 Chevy driven by Keith Young a new record @ 153.423

George Fields Trackmaster Fabrications special a new record of 296.278
This put almost 20 MPH on his old record. Not bad for a 260 CID Blown motor!!

Record return runs have ended. the first car to run Danny Boy Apples has set Top Speed of the meet at 313.323

More Speed information as I get it.

Midday Update

The weather conditions have changed again. It is just incredibly great. Clear to partly cloudy skies, NO wind, warm temps (mid 70's). Nothing like yesterday. We have had reports of serious rain in the area last evening, Salt Lake city got strong thunderstorms, and there is obviously the possibility for rapid changes in the weather at Bonneville. We have been seeing some excellent racing. The Quad engined Chet Herbert car has raised the top speed of the meet to 345.803 MPH. Not fast enough to take the 378 mph class record from the Nish team, but fast indeed.

The weather is again the big news. A strong thunder storm has blown to the salt flats from the south. The officials have brought all the cars in impound to the starting line and are hurrying to get record return runs done before rain stops everything.

The record return vehicles are being run in steadily increasing rainstorm

#348 Dave Sarno in an E/GC who sets a new record at 207.216

#3544 Blakemore and Shea XF/BVFALT set a new record 145.715

The following runs were completed, but strong winds and a lightning strike shut down the information radio system abd the times are not yet available. I'll post them when I get them.
#1427 Gail Phillips E/FMS

#793 Motorcycle of John Noonan APS/BF1350

#1727 Chad Zupin G/FMR

End of Day Report

The rain storm that prompted the early return runs ended runs for the day. The rain (20 minutes) wasn't enough to damage the track or the excellent traction. The wind storm that followed did put a halt to racing however. There is hope that vehicles in impound (if any) will be able to make return runs tomorrow AM. Weather forcasts are not encouraging.

There was an incident with the Burkdoll Racing C/FS Streamliner early this afternoon. Bo Burkdoll had a speed of 266 MPH in the middle mile and crashed in the third mile. Bo was shaken up in the event, but was reported to be walking and talking, but was taken to the hospital for observation. The race car suffered significant damage but remained fully intact. It has been a tough event for some of the streamliners.

John Noonan was on a record return run in an increasing rain storm, when a presumed lightning strike knocked out the radio station and likely interferred with the timing for the run (there was a loud thunderclap and the radio went off the air as I was watching him disappear into the rain thru the timed section of the course). John was observed by many at a good pace and likely above 200 MPH however, his timing data (included in the timing data below) reads 85 MPH. It looks like a tough break for a top notch Motorcycle racing operation. His run was the last recorded.

UTAH SALT FLATS RACING ASSOCIATION
18TH WORLD OF SPEED 2004
9/19/2004
  CAR NAME/ORGANIZATION DRIVER CLASS RECORD Quarter Mile First Mile Middle Mile Last Mile Exit Speed UNITS
  745 BOB RAGSDALE BOB A RAGSDALE C/CBGALT 224.331 181.0064 185.28669 195.03738 200.1697 200.49455 MPH
  77 SETH HAMMOND LEE GUSTAFSON E/BFMR 256.97 219.80706 229.07088 245.48696 255.39885 259.4632 MPH
  4400       0 219.28275 234.97621 255.53354 265.87495 269.30788 MPH
  256 KEITH & KATIE YOUNG KEITH YOUNG XXO/VGC 151.597 149.69388 150.72732 0 0 0 MPH
  647 DISORDERLY CONDUCT DOMINICK GRANATA D/STR 190.48 172.20794 179.75867 183.63328 181.0928 179.04034 MPH
  125 TRACKMASTER - DRM W GEORGE FIELDS B/BFCC 278.562 244.22874 256.38962 278.85382 290.79324 293.60911 MPH
  7795 THOMASON TRADUP RICHARD THOMASON B/GS 315.971 258.01125 270.4459 296.8071 313.23251 319.68174 MPH
  B659 GREENLEAF GOETSCH BUD GREENLEAF A-PG 2000 165.496 160.6377 163.91256 0 0 0 MPH
  1971 CASTER/GRIFFITH WESLEY B NEW A/PRO 225.575 192.14019 196.48521 0 0 0 MPH
  B876 TEAM ELVES JIM HIGGINS M-PBG 1350 155.897 107.4804 103.57727 0 0 0 MPH
  348 SCH RACING HEADS J DAVE SARNO E/GC 200.49 187.04836 192.94931 202.74209 207.02826 208.03957 MPH
  B793 JOHN NOONAN RACING JOHN NOONAN APS-BF 1650 186.415 244.21151 237.69986 233.8379 236.72701 237.74931 MPH
  3544 BLAKEMORE/SHEA RACIN GARY L BLAKEMORE XF/BVFALT 131.594 141.55818 142.80008 0 0 0 MPH
  B46 SUPER KA2 RACING KAZ KASIEWICZ 130 0 92.42078 0 0 0 0 MPH
  366 RARENNA GARAGE RACIN CHARLES R MARKLEY B/GL 280.884 256.73575 264.81337 275.92339 277.23016 276.20071 MPH
  1727 CJS RACING CHAD ZUPAN G/FMR 151.316 160.45126 161.23217 0 0 0 MPH
  690 JIM KNAPP JAMES COOPER KNAPP G/GS 253.468 209.17585 215.4008 226.21193 218.61786 165.30747 MPH
  B619 GOLDWING LYON XV KENNY ROBERT LYON A-BG 1650 168.227 104.70485 104.63027 0 0 0 MPH
  3602 HOFFMAN/PENNINGTON WILL E PENNINGTON TIME ONLY 0 220.27348 230.86365 250.39158 259.13524 261.7192 MPH
  1427 POP MOTORSPORTS GAIL PHILLIPS E/FMS 202.092 191.68227 196.16797 196.95885 175.87443 179.78426 MPH
  B443 JACK CHRISTER JACK CHRISTER MPS-BG 750 209.911 189.63617 188.46431 184.07374 0 0 MPH
  166 TEAM HOTROD A RAPID RON J CHRISTENSEN B/BGMR 238.962 150.7909 154.16991 158.33927 122.4646 100.09342 MPH
  969 CHAD HOWEY CHAD HOWEY A/FALT 236.655 181.30284 187.88311 197.93749 109.37844 52.18844 MPH
  55 LEFORD RACING JOE R LEDFORD C/STR 206.333 199.77226 157.6733 0 0 0 MPH
  13       0 162.72069 132.08503 0 0 0 MPH
  928       0 173.23583 175.37313 176.65278 159.84775 133.36099 MPH
  1203 CALLAWAY & WARNOCK MONTE WARNOCK G/GR 141.439 148.20548 127.4533 0 0 0 MPH
  B1134 JASON FAIRCLOUGH JASON FAIRCLOUGH MPS-G 1000 191.851 167.02515 167.2484 127.66297 0 0 MPH
  216 TOM THUMB SPECIAL THOMAS E BRYANT D/FCC 243.502 179.68017 167.09299 0 0 0 MPH
  911 SNOW'S END OF THE TR SNOW THORNSBERRY AA/BFMR 0 167.74333 178.81855 102.16531 0 0 MPH
  803 LENNY V RACING LENNY C VAN HARPEN D/GMR 223.709 176.24424 163.36807 0 0 0 MPH
  5548 CURMUDGEN RACING TEA ERIC T NORDLOF XO/PRO 139.713 79.71557 80.55701 0 0 0 MPH
  B883 JIM BELFORD RACING JIM BELFORD MPS-G 1000 191.851 181.24223 182.86495 183.94498 182.15434 181.68605 MPH
  2004 2E RACING J FREDTOOHEY J-PRO 98.569 79.77472 78.45277 0 0 0 MPH
  B7054 RON GLEDHILL RON GLEDHILL MPS-BG 245.314 184.31556 185.92324 132.0209 0 0 MPH
  38 GOODRICH ED GOODRICH II A/CGC 237.28 174.00551 177.55568 0 0 0 MPH
  B7911 TEAM BOZEMAN CLIFF W GULLETT P-PP 3000 0 129.36983 128.93784 0 0 0 MPH
  864 GIANT SS MOTORSPORTS JOHN T MADELEY C/FALT 243.328 185.84635 189.11864 0 0 0 MPH
  835       0 131.80846 108.62222 0 0 0 MPH
  5003 NEVADA POWER WILLIAM MITCHELL C/MMP 205.208 183.69784 188.40592 0 0 0 MPH
  136 MACKICHAM/SCHULZ TIM SCHULZ D/BGS 315.489 214.02023 239.51602 290.66411 314.24252 317.29244 MPH
  593 KUCK RACING GARY L KUCK B/GR 232.346 176.89166 181.722 193.7193 197.8534 198.80277 MPH
  479 JESS'S TRUCK SHOP JESS WINDERS I/M/MP 88.618 118.35642 118.53655 0 0 0 MPH
  630 SPENCER-CHRISTENSEN GARY R SPENCER A/CFALT 242.425 217.54106 227.02578 238.67472 239.10622 239.18359 MPH
  B876 TEAM ELVES JIM HIGGINS M-PBG 1350 155.897 150.32596 151.36188 0 0 0 MPH
  293 POL TAX JESS L WINDERS K/GL 149.904 90.39339 81.25496 0 0 0 MPH
  499 HERBERT/STEEN STREAM CLAYTON EARL STEEN AA/FS 373.907 282.49297 296.56577 327.3888 345.80306 353.63458 MPH
  B436 SELDOM SEEN SLIM LAN JON ERIC WENNERBERG MPS-F 1350 213.491 182.01822 186.20568 184.13945 186.0543 186.01959 MPH
  B619 GOLDWING LYON XV KENNY ROBERT LYON A-BG 1650 168.227 101.71445 102.50097 0 0 0 MPH
  71 BARON-WILLIAMS-ROBER LOREN WILLIAMS XF/BGL 209.821 177.50114 181.34111 187.60846 189.78243 187.51953 MPH
  B443 JACK CHRISTER JACK CHRISTER MPS-BG 750 209.911 196.3972 197.04045 196.96165 0 0 MPH
  31 BURKSOLL RACING BO BURKDOLL C/FS 332.921 254.28326 266.67279 7.33067 0 0 MPH
  932 DICK RODWELL DICK RODWELL B/STR 214.558 183.68846 187.68524 175.01709 166.85956 149.75789 MPH
  1203 CALLAWAY & WARNOCK MONTE WARNOCK G/GR 141.439 151.88233 153.30507 0 0 0 MPH
  2411 TESINSKY GAIL TESINSKY C/FCC 269.59 155.9076 155.7404 124.43572 0 0 MPH
  55 LEFORD RACING JOE R LEDFORD C/STR 206.333 197.03226 198.81056 199.28391 198.51051 198.16368 MPH
  348 SCH RACING HEADS J DAVE SARNO E/GC 200.49 186.29876 192.23294 202.69563 207.40433 208.57474 MPH
  3544 BLAKEMORE/SHEA RACIN GARY L BLAKEMORE XF/BVFALT 131.594 149.999 145.71595 0 0 0 MPH
  1427 POP MOTORSPORTS GAIL PHILLIPS E/FMS 202.092 200.44767 206.88228 213.09454 215.01934 215.48628 MPH
  B793 JOHN NOONAN RACING JOHN NOONAN APS-BF 1650 186.415 0 85.83071 85.83071 85.83071 2.14577 MPH

 

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