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Category Archive: BangShift Galleries, Event Coverage, LAND SPEED RACES

2009 Bonneville Speed Week: It’s a Wrap

As the sun rose on the 7th day of racing at Speed Week 2009, hopes were high among teams, spectators, and SCTA officials alike that we would see a 400-mph measured mile from the Speed Demon...

Event Coverage: Thursday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

There is only one day left at the SCTA/BNI Speed Week 2009, and although the number of cars is dwindling, the racing is just as fierce. We saw the Team Nish AA/Fuel Streamliner throw a rod out of the...

Video: We Interview George Poteet after he runs 401 MPH at Bonneville

BangShift.com man on the scene Chad Reynolds was at the 7 mile marker on Bonneville’s famed speedway, when George Poteet took the Speed Demon D/Fuel Streamliner through the 5-mile at an average...

Event Coverage: Ridetech Does the NSRA Nats; Rolls Out New Logo

Our friends over at RideTech (Air Ride Suspension) had a busy weekend at the NSRA Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky, last weekend. First there was the whole show situation that was happening and had...

Breaking News: Speed Demon Runs 401-MPH Exit Speed, Nish Streamliner Breaks

For the past few days we’ve been following the chase for top time of the meet at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week. It started with three streamliners, then fell to two shooting for the highest...

Event Gallery: 2009 Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals

BangShift.com forum member Bob Parks (called Memphis on the forum) attended the 2009 Goodguys Northwest Nationals with his camera and knocked our socks off with some bitchin’ photos of the...

Event Coverage: Wednesday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week, Including a 262-MPH Truck!

OK, you readers, I admit I am totally wiped right now. While the cool guys are out at the 200 MPH Club banquet tonight, I’m still pounding out all the coverage I can on the 2009 Bonneville...

Team Nish Still in the Hunt for Top Speed at 2009 Speed Week

The 2009 SCTA/BNI Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats is slowly drawing to a close as teams set records, blow up, or just plain fail. Meanwhile, the fastest cars of Bonneville are still in a...

Video: Take a ride in a 235-MPH Corvette

Ed and Linda Van Scoy have been racing their C4 Corvette at Bonneville for 15 years. It has gotten Ed into the Bonneville 200-MPH Club, and has held several records. All of that experience clearly...

Video: Gary Hart’s 248-mph Studebaker Blows a Turbo at Speed

Blowing up a turbo isn’t good. It’s really not good at over 200 mph. Running a car at Bonneville Speedway is a lot like putting your engine through a 2 minute dyno pull, which means you...

Event Coverage: Tuesday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

It was another long day for BangShift.com at the 2009 SCTA/BNI Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats, as we tore all over the Salt to bring you a photo gallery of all the action from Tuesday. The...

Poteet and Main Speed Demon Streamliner runs 387 at Bonneville Speedweek 2009

When we arrived at Bonneville Speedway on Saturday for the start of the 2009 SCTA/BNI Speed Week, it was no surprise that the team of Poteet and Main had the first car on the line to make a pass....

Event Coverage: Monday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

The 2009 SCTA/BNI Speed Week at Bonneville got hot on its third day, and we aren’t just talking about the 105-degree temperatures. With teams vying for a piece of record pie, the Hot Rod Top...

Event Coverage: Sunday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

Speed Week 2009 is reinforcing Bonneville Speedway’s “World’s Fastest” designation, and in grand fashion. Jump here for the BangShift.com photo gallery of Sunday’s...