Here is a link to some great Land Speed Coverage, it's basically a Brock's Performance team report, but its very well put together.
The weather was great for the SCTA World Finals at Bonneville Speedway. Runs for record qualifying ran right up until the last possible minute on Saturday and many new records were set. The results can be seen at the SCTA website.
Personal bests by Nick Moore of Stage 4 racing of 172 mph were at a cost of some pistons and a couple of other parts. Eighteen gallons of nitro were burned in 4 days of running, 12 times down the salt. This was done on a naturally aspirated Ducati 749 in a custom chassis. This bike will be running in the Pro-E.T. eliminators at the Manufacturer's Cup Race November 9-11 at Valdosta. Four weeks before Bonneville, this bike ran an 8.92 @147 mph at Byron Dragway, giving rise to the thought that you can have more than one kind of fun with a bike.
The turbo Ducati 999, with new bodywork went 212.959 mph. This makes it the world's fastest Ducati in the flying mile and the first Ducati over 200mph (2010) and 210mph at Bonneville. Thanks to Fred Weege, Nick Moore, Bob Crook, Louis L'Amore, Jacki, Patty, and Noel for their invaluable help. And a special thanks to Bill Warner for his time last winter, discussing various aspects of land speed racing.
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