UK readers please note: the Black Rock Desert is on Pacific Daylight Time, 8 hours behind British Summer Time.
Spirit of America has made a third run. Speed is currently unknown, but has been estimated at just over 100mph. We now understand that the second run was slower than the first.
ThrustSSC has made two runs to a peak speed of 732mph. Spirit of America are planning to run again today.
Spirit of America has just made a second run. Speed is currently unknown.
Spirit of America has just made a run to a reported peak speed of 531mph.
Both ThrustSSC and Spirit of America are planning to run again today, weather permitting. Spirit of America has the first slot, with ThrustSSC taking the second. Accredited members of the media wishing to access to the Press Area opposite the measured mile should present themselves at Access 2 at 1000hrs.
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.
The current status of track preparations is:
... has been seen by an anonymous source at the Mustang Ranch. If you see him, please tell him he shouldn't be out after 8 o'clock and he should head back to Black Rock immediately. We'd appreciate it if you'd let us know where you saw 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.
We have some amazing sponsors who do some amazing things for the project. One of them is Colin Hill who made the material for Andy Green's 'Panotex' driving suit - that is even more fire-resistant than the Nomex used in many branches of motorsport. He's turned up out here to see the car run - 36 hours after reading a newspaper article while sitting on a rock by the sea with his dogs (the black one is called Panox!). He just dropped everything, grabbed some cash, and got on a plane...
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