Monday, August 12, 2013

Dennis Krause on Bonneville Salt Flats for 3rd Year of Racing on the World's Fastest Track

My brother, Dennis Krause, is back for his third year of racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The weather/track conditions are poor. Unlike the past two years, the salt is currently wet and quite tacky - not the best for trying to go 240+ mph in a Ford Mustang. 

His best run thus far is 214 mph - below his previous best of 220 mph last year. He's hoping for better track conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Today he wrote, "We plan to make an early pass tomorrow.  I sure hope conditions improve so I can see what this thing has really got.  Right now there is no reason to run nitro.  It won't hold the power we've got.   If conditions are good we will make three runs.  The last one will be with nitro-methane, and we will try for the 240 mph goal.  When the motor blows we'll come home."

Pictures below from yesterday:
Dennis Krause running over 200 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2013 

Dennis Krause (Ford Mustang) at Bonneville Salt Flats