There are times when you can run at the Bonneville Salt Flats
If you don't like the salt on your car, you can drive on a road (including
13 mile straights) at the Silver State Classic not that far from Wendover.
The next race is the Sunday after Nationals so the west coasters can
take a little side trip on the way home.
Also, I'm sure there's a way to go real fast, but from the info on the
saltflats.com page, that organization only lets you go 150 mph. At the
Silver State, Rick Doria took his corvette up to 227 this May.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Brown [mailto:free2000@QuixNet.net]
> Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 9:37 PM
> To: Isley, Jason C.
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Look but don't touch (was Wendover Site Info?)
> I would strongly recommend against giving the salt flats a try. A number of
> years ago a group of us were doing the west coast Pros. The ones in Salt
> Lake and San Francisco were a week apart so we took the time off. On the
> trip to SF, we stopped at the flats and I couldn't resist and took my BSP
> Z-car out for a run. I was a kick and we got pictures, then went to the
> nearest town and spent about $10 in quarters at the car wash trying to get
> all the salt off the underneath. Never got it out of all the crevices and
> the body payed the price a number of years later.
> Rick Brown
> FP 240Z
> > You forgot the best part... It is near the famous Salt Flats where
> > they hold the land speed runs.
> > I got the old 89' vette up to 100mph before we were shaking so bad I
> > could not see strait, apparently they don't groom the salt on a regular
> > basis and it is very ruff.
> > Even if you are smart enough to keep your car off of the salt, it is
> > a pain to clean off, you must check it out.
> > Jason "RX7 KLR" Isley