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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

Racers turn out for Bonneville Speed Week 2020

The Bonneville Salt Flats offer a beautiful, otherworldly backdrop for the Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA) annual Speed Week.

 

The unique racing surface requires lots of prep work and favorable weather conditions in the months leading up to the event in order to ensure racers can put their power to good use. Even before a soggy and soupy Speed Week 2019 wrapped up last August, racers began looking forward to returning to Bonneville Speedway and having a chance to make passes on long, dry courses that were ready for record runs.

 

Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

https://www.hagerty.com/media/events/racers-turn-out-for-bonneville-speed-week-2020/

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drjim
Detailer

How did "Speed Demon" do this year, Brandan?

Brandan
Hagerty Employee

They got the AA/BFS record at 439.246mph and are trying to increase their own record to be the fastest piston-driven car in the world. We'll find out tomorrow!

 

https://www.hagerty.com/media/motorsports/the-speed-demon-team-captures-aa-blown-fuel-streamliner-re...

 

 

drjim
Detailer

I read Marlan's article on Duttweiller's new "Big Block" in the latest Hot Rod, and was really impressed. These guys are going full-on Moon Shot to get the record! Still have Speed Week on my bucketlist. Maybe next year after all this virus nonsense cools off.
Maestro1
Instructor

First, the courage, determination, knowledge, and talent to get on the salt in the first place. Thank you Brendan. I think these folks are magnificent.

GeeKay
Pit Crew

What is the name of the snowmobile engine powered racer? Would like to see more on that and how they built it. More importantly was it fast?

Brandan
Hagerty Employee

That's Catzilla 2, it has run a best of 229.328mph this week. It is competing against a 260.690mph record.