Land Speed Racing Steve Fossett Interview Bonneville Salt Flats 2006
Steve Fossett practices for his world record attempt at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In September 2006 Steve made 3 runs in the Poteet & Main Eco-Fire Streamliner reaching speeds of over 300 mph
Steve had purchased Craig Breedlove's Jet Car and was planning a world record attempt.
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Ford F250 breaks land speed record
When Ford Motor Company's Super Duty Truck Division and Hajek Motorsports set out to break the diesel truck land speed record they called upon Jack Quirk of KJ Productions to capture the event. This video is currently appearing with the Ford F250 Super Duty as it tours U.S. This amazing truck set two land speed records of over 180 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Bonneville Speedweek 2009-Blanchard,Bacik,York-Video #2
Join the crew as they safety prep the driver for the first run. This is Part 2 of 3 videos. Be sure to check them all out.
Land Speed Racing is a unique voluntary, no trophy, sport that consists of very dedicated people who drive hot rods, roadsters, belly tankers, lakesters, motorcycles, and streamliners. All are pursuing their dream of becoming a Land Speed record holder. A Land Speed record is the fastest speed achieved by any wheeled vehicle on land. The annual Speedweek event is held every August at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah. Participants come from all over the world to participate in the 7 day event. The area is extremely flat and aligned nearly perfectly with the shape of Earth. The use of the salt flats as a speedway began in 1914.The area became internationally famous in 1935. For the next 35 years, nearly all land speed records were set at the salt flats. Besides racing, several commercials and movies have been filmed at the salt flats, including portions of Independence Day and Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End.
Land Speed Record Turbinator's Fastest Run 470 mph
August 2001, during the Speed Week trials on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Don Vesco set the fastest one way time for a wheel driven car ever at an amazing 470 mph. Don's "Turbinator" was powered by a stock 3750 hp T55 turboshaft engine. Don was forced to shut down at 470 due to the short, 5 mile course, even though he was not throttled up all the way. He returned in Oct. to officially establish the F.I.A. absolute wheel driven record at 458.440.