UK readers please note: the Black Rock Desert is on Pacific Daylight Time, 8 hours behind British Summer Time.
With the weather improving, ThrustSSC will roll out for a run at 1530hrs. Spirit of America are making a second engine test run.
Spirit of America has made a short engine test run.
Due to the desert experiencing high winds, ThrustSSC will not run today. Weather permitting, ThrustSSC will run again tomorrow.
Both ThrustSSC and Spirit of America are planning to run again today, weather permitting. Spirit of America has the first slot, with ThrustSSC taking the second. Accredited members of the media wishing to access to the Press Area opposite the measured mile for ThrustSSC's runs should present themselves at Access 2 at 1000hrs.
The ThrustSSC Team are on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, for the head-to-head race against the Spirit of America Team to set the first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record.
The very latest status of the car and team on the Black Rock Desert can be seen through the live pictures from our Microplex Web Cameras.
The current status of track preparations is:
If you see Jeremy Duck, please tell him he has a new friend here - Greta Grebe was found on the desert and taken to a nearby lake. She needs company. If you see him, we'd appreciate it if you'd let us know where it was.
Please check our Runs Database for the very latest information on the progress of ThrustSSC - the database is always updated as soon as possible after the car runs - and always before any report is written and published.
(Please note: any details published on this Web Site about the status, speeds and plans of the Spirit of America Team are not official. Official details are available on the Spirit of America Team's Web Site at http://www.spiritofamerica.com
The Spirit of America Team are on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, for the head-to-head race against the ThrustSSC Team to set the first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record.
Our Antipodean microlight pilot lowered the rope at the entrance to the Desert Pits area yesterday to let out a minivan driven by an attractive young lady. He was so distracted he let go of the 'Fecher' fence post, allowing the rope to rise again under the vehicle. The young lady drove off with half the compound's security fence trailing behind...
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