Many racers and spectators, both American and international, are troubled by the declining size and thickness of the International Speedway. This has forced some racers to abandon world record attempts at the iconic Bonneville Salt Flats and pursue other sites – some outside the U.S. altogether.
Lee Munro will pilot a modern Indian Scout in an effort to become the world’s fastest modern Indian motorcycle.
The Bonneville salt flats is an unique land formation in northwestern Utah that beckons visitors from around the world
Volkswagen of America, Inc. has announced that its specially tuned Volkswagen Beetle LSR, powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TSI gasoline engine, has achieved 205.122 mph over a flying mile – the fastest speed ever recorded for a Beetle.
The 68th running of Speed Week, August 13-19, hosted by the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) was a mixed bag of success. Land speed racing was back after a forced, two-year weather-induced hiatus and the bulging pit area was abuzz with warming engines.
Danny Thompson, son of the legendary Mickey Thompson, set a new land speed record for a piston-powered vehicle in the Challenger 2 streamliner during Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Mickey Thompson BonnevilleLSR tires.
The Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner has become the world’s fastest ever Triumph by achieving a speed of 274.2 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats on August 8, 2016.