UK readers please note: the Black Rock Desert is on Pacific Daylight Time, 8 hours behind British Summer Time.
With high winds continuing, running has been postponed until tomorrow. The weather forecast is good. ThrustSSC has the first slot, with roll-out planned for 0730hrs. Accredited members of the media wishing access to the Press Area opposite the measured mile should present themselves at Access 2 at 0700hrs.
The two teams are currently waiting for the wind to die. The weather window predicted this morning was not as good as had been hoped and the ThrustSSC Team are stood down. The next decision point will be noon.
Both ThrustSSC and Spirit of America are planning to run today, weather permitting. ThrustSSC has the first desert slot - roll out will be at 0830hrs. Accredited members of the media wishing access to the Press Area opposite the measured mile should present themselves at Access 2 at 0800hrs.
The ThrustSSC Team are on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, for the head-to-head race against the Spirit of America Team to set the first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record.
The very latest status of the car and team on the Black Rock Desert can be seen through the live pictures from our Microplex Web Cameras.
Sightings are still coming in - someone has spotted him on the National Lottery program with the Spice Girls. We assume he is enjoying himself, but we would like him back. Please let us know if you have seen him.
Please check our Runs Database for the very latest information on the progress of ThrustSSC - the database is always updated as soon as possible after the car runs - and always before any report is written and published.
(Please note: any details published on this Web Site about the status, speeds and plans of the Spirit of America Team are not official. Official details are available on the Spirit of America Team's Web Site at http://www.spiritofamerica.com
The Spirit of America Team are on the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, for the head-to-head race against the ThrustSSC Team to set the first ever supersonic World Land Speed Record.
During yesterday's dust storm Richard Noble was making his way onto the desert. He called in on the radio - he was lost. Various attempts to locate the Pit Station - including using the Aarooogaah! alarm as a fog-horn - failed. Search parties with GPS receivers failed. Eventually he spotted the Pit Station in a lull - then almost immediately got lost again. It was about an hour before he finally arrived - and for some reason no-one wanted to take him up on his offer of a lift back to Gerlach...
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