(Photographs by Cole Reynolds) Man the situations at El Mirage couldn’t have been a lot better this previous weekend! I’ve been to El Mirage a bunch of instances and might’t bear in mind it being extra nice. Whereas Bonneville appears to get probably the most worldwide consideration, El Mirage is the place that actual land velocity racers know as the good separator of males and boys. Moving into the 200 mph Membership at Bonneville is difficult. Getting there at El Mirage is exponentially tougher. The listing of racers and revere, which are NOT 200 mph Membership members at El Mirage, would shock you. Significantly. And nearly as good because the climate was this previous weekend, it’s situations like those we noticed that may persuade you that going quick on the grime can’t be that robust.
We obtained onto the grime simply because the solar was developing, which all the time makes it an attention-grabbing proposition driving throughout a dry lake mattress that isn’t all the time flat. Whereas driving throughout the lake I advised Cole that it appeared actually very nice out and that I wasn’t positive I’d ever been there with so little mud. After checking in for the driving force’s assembly, and signing in for my Annual Work Obligation as a member of the Milers, Cole and I headed off to Patrol spot #5, and went by way of all of the function name and radio checks earlier than racing obtained began. Seeing, and listening to, vehicles at full tune for over a mile is superior in each approach, and additionally it is a website to see at El Mirage as a result of the rooster tail of grime off the again of those vehicles is one thing to look at. And since it was so filter, with simply sufficient breeze to maintain the mud shifting away, you possibly can see the vehicles fairly clearly going by. This isn’t all the time the case.
The surfact was exhausting and clean out on the sides of the race observe buffer zone, however phrase on the lake mattress was that there was just one actually good lane on the grime for going quick and it was proper down the center the place it was robust to remain within the groove. Apparently not everybody had a tough time with that as report after report fell throughout the morning racing hours. It was run to look at and listen to and we had been glad to be there in such good situations. We’re planning a brand new land velocity racing construct to begin subsequent yr, so hopefully we’ll be out going after a 200 mph report at El Mirage earlier than too lengthy!
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