Speed Week Epilogue
I mentioned in my Speed Week blog that we were hoping to return to Bonneville later this year for the FIA Shootout. This gathering of the “fastest of the fast” is invitation only and we were asked to attend and attempt to break the FIA World Record for out class. It’s a tough ask because you only have 1 hour to turn the car around, but the team had worked on this during Speed Week and we were confident that we could solve the issues in the Flower (which almost certainly would appear to be due to a bad batch of chains) and take on this challenge.
But the Salt Lake has returned to a Lake early this year. With just 3 days to go to the Shootout, we have had to stand down the Speed Scotland Crew. Heavy rain means the Salt if flooded and even if the water should evaporate from the surface, the carefully prepared racetrack will almost certainly now be unusable. Mother Nature, that long time enemy of British LSR efforts has struck once again and there’s nothing we can do but shrug our shoulders and come back fighting in 2014.
It’s been that sort of year.