Our coverage of day 5 of the 2012 Bonneville Speed Week wouldn’t be complete without a little ribbing, more photos, and records dropping like flies. We’ve got 80 photos for you to check out from this morning, and thanks to great weather, excellent salt conditions, and some serious racers still hammering records, this seems more like day one than day five of Speed Week.
While some of the big boys were having trouble in the last couple days, including Speed Demon who was going for yet another record out here on the salt along with the Top Speed of the Meet which will get them the famed Hot Rod trophy, there are plenty still running and still getting records. Speed Demon is supposed to be running their little motor for even more runs, but we haven’t seen them at the line yet. Blowfish spun yesterday and had some damage, but we were not able to get photos of it. Supposedly the spin hurt some body parts, got air in the cabin, and blew a door off of it, but as we said we didn’t get confirmation photos. We’ll let you know when we find out though.
In other news, Mike Cook Sr. ran his Wayne Jesel powered Alfa Romeo Modified Sports car yesterday and complained of traction issues. They added weight, a little more rear wing, and hit the course hard this morning. Perhaps too hard, as Sr. broke his 21 year spin free streak when he lost traction and looped the Alfa three times just after the 2 mile marker. In classic Cook style, the chase trucks hadn’t even gotten to him before he did a rolling restart and drove the car off the pit side of the track with chase trucks following. We laughed like little girls at the starting line. We hope to get video from the Cooks of the run next week, along with several other team videos for you to check out. We’ll keep you posted.
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