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Bonneville Speed Week 2012, Day 2, Part 3 of 4

On day 2 we walked around the pits some more then went to the starting area of the short run lanes.


 


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Bonneville Speed Week 2012, Day 2, Part 4 of 4
On day 2 we walked around the pits some more then went to the starting area of the short run lanes.





Bonneville Speed Week 2012, Day 2, Part 2 of 4
On day 2 we walked around the pits some more then went to the starting area of the short run lanes.





Bonneville Speedway - Salt Lake, Utah
Historically, the speedway was marked out by the Utah Department of Transportation at the start of each summer. Originally, two tracks were prepared; a 10 mile long straightway for speed trials and an oval or circular track for distance runs, which was typically between 10 and 12 miles (16 and 19 km) long depending on the condition of the salt surface. Originally, the straightway was marked with a broad black line down its center. This was eventually changed to lines down either side, as the center line wore out too quickly. As the costs for painting the lines has gone up, organizations have switched to flags and cones as track markers. The last event to use black lines was SpeedWeek, August 2009. The number of tracks and the timed sections for each track are set according to what is most beneficial for each event. Large public meets such as SpeedWeek run as many as four tracks with several timed miles, usually starting with the second mile and running to the fifth mile. Smaller meets that typically only run world record attempts will utilize a single track, with one timed mile and one timed kilometer in the middle of the track. Additional marks and cones indicate the end of the track and the position of timing equipment. Numerous land speed records in various vehicle categories and classes have been set on the Bonneville speed way. In 1960, Mickey Thompson became the first American to break the 400 mph (644 km/h) barrier, hitting 406.60 mph and (654.36 km/h) surpassing John Cobb's 1947 one-way Land speed record of 403 mph (649 km/h). The World Motor Sport Council homologated the new world land speed records set by the team ThrustSSC of Richard Noble, driver Andy Green, on 15 October 1997 at Black Rock Desert, Nevada (USA). This is the first time in history that a land vehicle has exceeded the speed of sound. The new records are as follows: Flying mile 1227.986 km/h (763.035 mph) Flying kilometre 1223.657 km/h (760.343 mph) In setting the record, the sound barrier was broken in both the north and south runs. More car videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMXrrRWSTCRn-JZH1yAqvF5_AEvW1aY-c Soundtrack Composed And Produced by Samuel Cernuto





Bonneville August 2013
In 1912 people begun using the Bonneville Salt Flats to race vehicles to set land speed records. today there are multiple public and private land speed events held on the "flats" or the "salt." Bonneville has become known worldwide as the mecca for land speed racing. This video covers some of this year's event which was in August. www.speedsourceusa.com





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