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The link below is to the PC version of the video using  browsers if you do not have VR goggles.  This way of viewing can be a bit buggy depending on your browser.

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Update July 6 and 7, 2017

I got my first look at the condition of the Bonneville Salt Flats today.  USFRA is running a test & tune session. They have graded a track on the best salt they could find.  The conditions are not good for very fast cars with little or no suspension.  Mile 1 and 2 are very bumpy with some loose dry pockets.  From mile 2 to 3 it smooths out some and the salt is thicker but soft.  Soft salt is not unexpected for this time of year so that is not a big deal.  The problem is the salt begins to deteriorate again after the 3 mile mark.  SCTA has graded 2 short courses.  I do not know which one I was on but I would call it super rough with a lot of loose pockets.  It is only a preliminary drag on the SCTA track but given the conditions they have to work with I do not see how they are going to get a good smooth track.  Tomorrow I will explore over where the Speed Week long track should be.  

Day two

I made a trek out to the very end of the traditional long course today.  I must say before I went way down to the end of the long course I had written off the possibility of a good track.  The first part of the track before the “river” is in bad shape.  I do not see how they are going to get it smoothed out.  After the “river” though is gets into a decent surface.  I remember the “river” a about the 2 mile in the past.  I did not go beyond about the traditional 6 ½ or 7 because it started to get soft.  It is still white and covered with salt past the traditional 7.  If they start the track after the river and run further down I think it could work out. The long course has not had any prep work and I could not find any markers. It is very hard to keep your bearings out there.  Next year I will take GPS coordinates.   It is very hard for me to tell what it will grade out like but at least past the river it has a chance.  I know they can knock down the hard ridges but I do not know if the remaining dips are going to make a wavy surface.  I am not a track prepper and do not know what they will be like after they work on them.  The feedback from the drivers today that drove the test track coincided with my observations but that is judging a track after it is done. 
 

This link it to the Within site to get the video if you have VR goggles.

Image of salt further down long course

Links

Images from day one above

World's Fastest Modified Car

Top Time of the Meet at 380 MPH

October 2012 World finals

Official two way average record 364.051 MPH

Driven by Keith Copeland

The race car began as a 1971 Triumph GT-6

The car has been modified per the SCTA rules from the cowl forward and stretched to a 130 inch wheel base. The top has been chopped 5 inches, and the chassis and suspension are all custom fabricated. The engine is a Brodix (Chevy) block and heads, V-8, 360 cu/in. twin turbo charged with ice water intercooling.  Boost is variable up to 30 psi.  HP is about 2200. It is a front wheel drive car.