Land Speed Racing

Here at DIYAutoTune we’re crazy about all types of racing, and one of the craziest and coolest forms around is land speed racing, and that means the Bonneville Raceway Salt Flats just outside of Wendover, Utah.  Company owner Jerry Hoffmann has gone out to SpeedWeek in Bonneville for numerous years now helping out Hart Racing’s Gary Hart with his monster MegaSquirted Studebaker, along with a few other cars running MegaSquirt EMS’s and Innovate wideband products.

These are the pics we took Saturday 8-11-12, the first official day of SpeedWeek 2012

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These are the pics we took Friday 8-10-12, mostly in the hotel parking lot For more pics from the rest of our trip, and info on the record setting cars we supported this year CLICK HERE!

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Speed Week 2012 at Bonneville Speedway

Posted on September 12, 2012

SpeedWeek 2012 was amazing this year, with MegaSquirt EFI helping competitors getting two new records! (That we know of.)  One of which, to the best of my knowledge, also takes the record for the fastest MegaSquirt EFI powered car in the WORLD. Lee Sicilio’s 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger takes the A/BGALT Record with an average…

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Speed Week 2008 at Bonneville Speedway

Posted on September 15, 2008

Turns out this was the year for Gary to break the record.  Twice.  In car video of the record run is below. Monday Monday morning Gary pulled a 236mph ‘down run’ to qualify for the record, motor was running great, we put the car in impound until Tuesday morning when we’d come back to try…

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Speed Week 2007 at Bonneville Speedway

Posted on September 20, 2007

Final results for the Stude’ this year:  211mph with 2 cylinders acting up– valvetrain issues. The back two cylinders on the drivers side of the motor had been suspect all week, burning significantly richer than the rest as the story was told by reading the plugs.  Boost (with the wastegates wide open) last year was…

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Speed Week 2006 at Bonneville Speedway

Posted on October 25, 2006

Obviously Speed Week was a blast!  The sun was brutal, as were the vehicles that showed up there to tear up the salt.  Scott Clark (DieselGeek), Mike Higginson and I met up out there along with Gary and Sandy Hart and their mean 53′ Studebaker, and their buddies Mike and Richard Collison who were driving…

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