Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 Mike Cook Shootout,Bonneville Salt Flats Utah.

So the USFRA World of Speed 2010 finished on Saturday afternoon and was a great event.Sunday was cleanup day for  USFRA,but for Mike Cook it was setup day for the Shootout.Top 1 Oil has teamed with the record-setting Land Speed Racing veterans at Cook Motorsports to form the Top1 Oil World Land Speed Shootout,the first single competition ever to decide the fastest of the fast wheel-driven cars and motorcycles on the planet.A maximum of ten teams,five car and five motorcycle,will vie for official Land Speed Records recognized by the Federation Internationale de l`Automobile(FIA)and the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme(FIM),the leading international race sanctioning bodies.Only two will walk away with the right to claim they have the fastest wheel driven car or motorcycle in the world.
As of this posting at 1:45 pm Mountain Time in Utah Charles Nearburg in the "Spirit of Rett",a naturally aspirated V 8 streamliner,ran a 417 mph on his first run !!.
His 414.316 mph average speed over two runs is a new World Land Speed Record. The record has stood since 1965,one of the longest standing records at Bonneville.This link will take you to the Loctite Facebook Page for more up to date results(Loctite Sponsor the event).
Also you can go to Slim and Nancys, where Slim and Nancy are sitting in their truck at the start line with up to the minute reports.
For you FB afficionados,here`s another linky to get stats of the racing.
These pics of Charles Nearburg were taken a few hours ago just after he  got the record.

Thanks for the pic Charles and congratulations on the new record.

After a record run the Streamliner is torn apart for inspection.

The "Speed Demon" Streamliner.



Anonymous said...

can we please have a picture of you, my friend? said...

Hey -- is it really a pain in the ass to post a comment -- or is it easy and I'm just cornfused?

We're at the laser shop -- will leave here Thursday morning for SLC. Arrive SLC Thursday late afternoon, depart for LV Friday morning. Join us for supper in SLC Thursday? We'll be at the Microtel near the airport that night. Wehn we fly in from LV we'll drive from SLC right out to Bendover -- arring there Sunday late afternoon. Monday is when I start spreading toilets all over the salt flats.

See you soon, right?

Nancy and Jon

Anonymous said...

Murph! Glad to see you are alive and well after we almost froze to death in Daytona. Sounds like you are enjoying the moment. Great pictures (as usual)and report of guys with large brass ones. Maybe our paths will cross again. Jim (jraugie1) in NorCal. Ron in NJ says Hi.