UK readers please note: the Black Rock Desert is on Pacific Daylight Time, 8 hours behind British Summer Time.
The ThrustSSC Team's new World Land Speed Record of 714.144mph has been confirmed by the FIA.
ThrustSSC are currently on a "weather hold" waiting for the wind to die down. We will continue to review the situation - last decision will be made at 1400hrs.
A potential weather window has developed. The wind is too high for Spirit of America to run, but it may be possible to run ThrustSSC. If runs are possible, roll-out will be 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:
... has been reported panning for gold in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevadas to alleviate the funding problem. 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.
Wanting to to check the visibility in the dust storm on the Black Rock Desert, Pit Station called Jack Franck who
was thought to be out on the playa:
"Trackmaster, Pit Station."
"Pit Station, Trackmaster. Send."
"Trackmaster, what is your location and visibility?"
"We're on the highway, can't see the desert for dust..."
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