Prelude to a World Record week on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Three vehicles all going for a World Record under FIA sanction.
FIA RECORD ATTEMPTS IN CLASSES BELOW.
Nish Record Attempt on these records in Cat A - Grp 2 - Class 11
|Flying Kilo||409.695 MPH||659.340 KPH||Summers Bros 1965|
|Flying Mile||409.277 MPH||658.667 KPH||Summers Bros 1965|
Burkland's Record Attempt on these records in Cat A - Grp 1 - Class 11
|Flying Kilo||425.050 MPH||684.052 KPH||Al Teague 1991|
|Flying Mile||409.978 MPH||659.796 KPH||Al Teague 1991|
Ron Main's Record Attempt on these records in Cat A - Grp 1 - Class 7
|Flying Kilo||254.900 MPH||410.222 KPH||Phil Hill MG 1959|
|Flying Mile||267.399 MPH||430.337 KPH||Feuling/AJ Foyt 1967|
Ron Main's Record Attempt on these records in Cat A - Grp 1 - Class 8
|Flyihg Kilo||310.266 MPH||499.325 KPH||Larsen-Cummins 1992|
|Flying Mile||307.977 MPH||495.588 KPH||Larsen-Cummins 1992|
The Burkland Family streamliner running a FIA class of Catagory A - Group I - Class II . Catagory A is unlimted design, Group I is blown and Class II is over 8.0 liters. The current record in the class is by salt flats veteran Al Teague. He holds this record at 409.978 mph for the flying mile and 425.050 mph for the kilo. The Burklands on several occasions have already surpassed these speeds with a one way exit speed of 450 mph a few years ago. (Here is a link to a video of that run) Last year during speedweek they established a record at 417 mph. I would say they are the favorite to go the fastest during the meet.
Next in line is the Nish Streamliner. They will be attempting a record on the Summer Brothers from 1965. This was established by the Golden Rod in 1965 at 409.277 mph for the flying mile and 409.695 mph for the kilo. Nish's streamliner will be running Cat A - Group II - Class II. Cat A is unlimited construction, Group II is unblown and Class II is over 8.0 liters.
Ron Main EcoFire is next. I do not have class particulars on displacement. Ron has ran different vesions of the motor. However there is ample knowledge to say he will also be running in Catagory A - Group II and just comfirmed running two different displacement class 7 and 8. Class 7 is 2.0 Liters and record kilo is held by Phil Hill from 1959 at 254.900 mph. The mile is owned by A.J Foyt at 267.399 mph. The Class 8 is 3.0 Liters is held by Larson and Cummins at 307.977 mph for the mile and 310.266 for the kilo. Going to be a great show no doubt.
Stayed tuned to the website as I will be updating as the event goes on starting on Tuesday. Runs actually start Wednesday.
All these attempts will be made on the international course and governed by the rules of the FIA. Record attempts will be made in opposite directions and the vehicles have only 1 hour to do that in. When they trip the clocks on the down run their 1 hour starts. The time stops when they exit the last mile on the return run.