We were set to go to the 2005 Bonneville events with a bigger turbo
setup and the addition of a nitrous system, hoping to get closer to that goal
of 200 mph when a run of bad weather cancelled virtually every meet leaving us in agony.
But a ray of hope appeared on
the horizon when a fellow land speed racer, Mike Akatiff, spoke of plans
for an expedition to the Mecca of salt racing in the Land Down Under, and
this plan has now come to life. The Buell is packed away in a shipping
container on the way to Australia. With the assistance of my Australian
Buell friends, Paul Rogers and Ross Northwood, and an American contingent
of some very skilled and extremely fast racers (John Noonan with his 260
mph turbo Hayabusa, and Joe and Jon Amo with their 240 mph nitrous
Kawasaki) we are going to run the turbo-charged nitrous Buell S-2 on some
upside down salt.
Wish me luck,