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Event Coverage: Tuesday at the 2009 Bonneville Speed Week

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 big news from today is the battle between two streamliners vying for the top time of the meet and the Hot Rod Magazine trophy. It was very tight between Spirit of Rett and Speed Demon, both running 369 mph until this afternoon when George Poteet in Speed Demon ran 387 mph. Read more about that here.

Also, two of our friends lost records today. David Freiburger’s AA/Classic Fuel Altered record of 252 was upped to 255 mph by Gary Spencer (seen in the small photo at the upper left), and Tonya Turk’s Modified Sports record fell to a new 245 run by Mike Cook.

The Studebaker of Gary Hart that we have followed, and that is tuned by BangShift.com forum member Dieselgeek, had a bad day, as Gary failed to make his record return run this morning when he fragged one of the Ford Powerstroke turbos on his big Chevy. We’ll have video of that soon. UPDATE: See the video of the turbo blowing up here.

In fact, we’re working on several new videos from today, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, click on the Tuesday photo gallery, or see this past coverage from Speed Week:

Friday at Speed Week

Saturday at Speed Week

Sunday at Speed Week

Photo Galleries by Scott Clark

Video: In-car camera of a 218-mph pass

Roadster at the Bonneville Salt Flats


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