The 2022 S.C.T.A. Bonneville Speed Week was unfortunately washed out from some big rains, but that didn’t mean land speed racers and enthusiasts didn’t get a chance to hang out. We met Grant Potter and Dave Kelley, two gentlemen who came all the way from New Zealand for the event, and got their perspective on the sport, hot rodding, and the great people who make it all happen. Recorded in the parking lot of the Copper Kettle restaurant in Wendover, Utah, shortly after 2022 Speed Week was cancelled.
Aaron Brown has enjoyed a great career working as a builder for some of the best names in NASCAR, but once he contracted Salt Fever, he was compelled to bring his experiences to the salt. From the Bobby Isaac Dodge Daytona to custom roadsters and more, Aaron Brown and the Garage Shop have a LOT going on.. and have fun doing it! Tune in to hear it all right from Aaron on this episode of the Bonneville Up to Speed Podcast!
Dan Parker is not the kind of guy who sits around waiting for cool stuff to happen to him. A lifelong racer and machinist, Dan’s racing days could have been cut short after a tragic drag racing crash deprived him of his sight. But that’s not the story Dan wanted to write, so he devised a way to continue racing – on both motorcycles and in cars – and is now the fastest blind man alive. Hear the whole story on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
Gale Banks is no stranger to speeding across the dust of El Mirage and the Bonneville Salt Flats. He’s been pushing the limits on land speed cars since the late 1950s, campaigning at least 13 land speed cars and trucks and racking up dozens of records in the process. In this special episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Banks shares time and stories with Kevin Oeste about how land speed racing, and turbocharging, have changed his life.
Scott Clark has been tuning electronic fuel injection vehicles since the tools were first made available to enthusiasts. Today, he applies his experience, understanding, and tuning knowledge to some of the fastest cars in the world. He’s currently working with Team Vesco and the Turbinator, the turbine powered streamliner, one of several streamliners going after the 500 mph wheel-driven record at Bonneville this year! Scott joined Kevin Oeste to talk about that program as well as other facets of engine tuning and performance on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!
Land speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats is a unique sport with its own set of challenges. On this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast, Kevin Oeste chats with Steve Watt of Maxwell Industries about what it’s like to build and campaign record holding race cars. Watt and Maxwell Industries are the fabrication and engineering team behind George Poteet’s Speed Demon streamliner, also known as the world’s fastest piston engine driven vehicle! Watt credits his rich history in racing and strong relationships with top racers, fabricators, engine builders, technicians, and a great car owner to the success of the program. Learn his history, the latest Maxwell projects, and the Speed Demon goals and challenges for the 2022 SCTA Bonneville racing season at Speed Week on this episode of the Bonneville Up To Speed Podcast!