UK readers please note: the Black Rock Desert is on Pacific Daylight Time, 8 hours behind British Summer Time.
The surface of the Black Rock Desert has been soaked by a heavy rainstorm this evening. Until the morning we cannot tell whether the white lines have survived. Roll-out will not take place at 0730hrs as planned - we will try to run again tomorrow subject to the results of the course inspection, otherwise we will run on Sunday.
ThrustSSC has the first 'slot' tomorrow and will make two runs. Accredited members of the media wishing to attend the Press Area opposite the measured mile during the runs should present themselves at Access 2 at 0700hrs.
Neither ThrustSSC nor Spirit of America will run today.
ThrustSSC is on a 'weather hold' due to the continuing rain.
ThrustSSC is scheduled to roll out at 1045hrs.
Spirit of America are planning to roll out as soon as weather permits. ThrustSSC have the second 'slot'. It is currently raining.
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 close to home in a hot spring! Search parties are on their way. If you see him, we'd appreciate it if you'd let us know where it was.
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.
One of the team members checked the Web accesses history in Internet Explorer on one of the Pit Station PCs. Someone has been surfing the Barry Manilow Web Site....???
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