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130 CLUB

Subject: 130 CLUB
From: Daniel Wright <>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 09:02:22 -0600
You know how it works.  By the time they get a street machine into the 130
club (not as easy as it might seem, 4200 ft elevation, salt limited
traction, ect.) they are hooked and already planning to break Al Teague's
record next year.  Really though, it gives folks a reasonable place to try
salt racing without breaking the bank, kind of like bracket racing at the
strip.  After all how many people start at drag racing by building a top
fueler as thier first car?  We hope that this will bring some new blood
into the sport, with street rodding as big as it is nationwide, it seems to
me that this could catch on.  No other form of motorsport invites
creativity as does this.  If one can dream it there is a class to run in.
I would like to hear more about your rotary powerplants, especially the
peripherial port engine.  Sounds like a lot of power in a small package.
Looking forward to seeing it run.
By the way, the 130 & 150 club rules can be printed from out web site now.

>  I got it, but what does a guy do after he gets into the 130 club and can't
>run anymore?  Go build a serious car for the salt?  I guess it's good to get
>street car drivers some time on the salt, then leave time for others to make
>a few passes too.  Interesting program.  We have a Time Only (T/O) program
>for street cars under 125 MPH, but once you break the 5 mph cushion at 130
>MPH we ask you to leave and come back at a later event with all the required
>safety equipment.` I'm hoping to break 140 at the May 1 & 2 event in Maxton
>with the street motor in the old USS Wankel.  With ECTA's allowing us to
>step up into higher classes I'll establish a few baseline records with this
>engine and then blast them with the peripherial port engine in the fall.
>Lotsa fun in the tiny engine classes.
>Thanks for the info.
Dan Wright
Dept. of Human Genetics, University of Utah
Utah Salt Flats Racing Association
"It's amazing what you can do when you don't know it can't be done"

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