Darn it! More rain overnight and it's officially game over for the meet. 😏☔
Nobody can take away our timing slip which is a massive achievement by an awesome team. But still Fastest Kiwi & Fastest Formula 1 engine ever. Kiwi's U can be PROUD. Cookie was amazing. 2018 over. Share at your will
Bonneville SCTA World Finals October 2018
Darn it! More rain overnight and it's officially game over for the meet. 😏☔
Can't take away our timing slip which is a massive achievement by an awesome team, and but we can't take home the record. That's Bonneville for you!
Rain overnight has meant the course is to wet and no racing occurred. Hopeful it will dry out and racing will resume - a few pics in the meantime...
Wairua is snuggled up in impound for the night but Bonneville has added another curve ball.
Here's hoping this dries out really quickly! 🤞
Bonneville World Finals 2018 3 October
Wowsers! First run out of the gate and Wairua runs 312mph! Running on a 298.8mph record. Her exit speed was 318mph/511kph! 😁😁🤩🤩
This is the last chance for the year for WAIRUA to run 300mph+ with her Judd F1 V10 engine. The weather is cooler - more oxygen 🙂 but also infinitely more fickle, with rain cancelling the event a real possibility.
Cookie is staying parked up for this event.
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Bonneville USFRA World of Speed September 2018
World of Speed updates September 16
End of day wrap vid here
6pm - COOKIE backs up the earlier run with a 212.572 for a record of 212.841mph in G/FCC - we already held this record class at 190.26mph 🙂
5pm - COOKIE is now completing back up run at the end of day today - on the way to the start line.
4.30pm - WAIRUA completed a second run but only to 292mph with an 8mph headwind - back to the pits and see what gets tweaked for tomorrow.
WAIRUA completed a full pass at a speed of 295mph, top speed of 312mph (502kph!!) but Reg had to back off the gas briefly so we know she can go faster - back in the queue to run again 😉
COOKIE ran out of the gate early this morning with a 213mph (342kph!!) pass in Class G/FCC. We currently hold the record in that class at 190.26mph 🙂 So COOKIE is in impound and will complete a back up run tomorrow morning.
World of Speed updates September 15
A wee vid or Wairua running
A quick clip of Cookie's day out
2pm WAIRUA has had sensor changes, ready to run but wind is up so may not run again..
COOKIE has nearly completed clothes change into the G/FCC class with big NOSE, full undertray and NOS.
Noon WAIRUA ran 3.5 miles this morning up to 270 mph but had to shut off for heat. He had We've got her fluids cooler now but some temp sensors are not turning pumps on soon enough so she's getting new ones!
8am COOKIE backed up yesterday's run with a 198.8 for a new 197.8mph (318kph) record in G/GALT 😁🍪
World of Speed updates September 14
Quick summary clip of Day 1 on the salt here
YouTube Summary September 14
10am Cookie ran a 197mph pass on our own 193mph record we set in August 😁🍪👌
WAIRUA is hanging out in the pits today doing setup and testing to make sure that the new gear is going to keep her cool 😎
Post speedweek update - ICYMI
Here's a wee clip Sammy put together about the WAIRUA streaming down the salt..
Also - how does it feel to grab 2 records before breakfast at the end of a long week?
Lastly - What is the view from the Push truck like? Watch Wairua leaving us behind.
Speedweek update August 17 2018
11.45am WAIRUA data shows her peak speed at 302mph 🤩 😁
11am Wairua just ran her first pass of the day with 287mph pass but popped her chutes at the 4.5 mile again so we think she might still be a little warm.
3 weeks to check and tweak the cooling system, but we're confident we can get her able to run the 5 and 300+ is highly feasible based on acceleration. 😁😎
Speedweek update August 16 2018
8sm WAIRUA has backed up her 275 yesterday with a 278mph average today 😁😊 that's running against an existing record of a 244 record!
COOKIE Has backed up the 201 mph run from yesterday, with a mirror today 😁.
Pretty sure that officially makes COOKIE the first ever Naturally aspirated car in the world to run over 200mph 😁😁😁😁😍😍😍 🍪 🍪 🍪
Speedweek update - August 15th (Utah time)
2.10pm WAIRUA data logging confirms her Max speed at 285mph 🤩😄 That's gonna make it the fastest Formula 1 Powered car in the world 😃
2pm COOKIE has gone out and run 201mph on our own 193 record. 😁😁😎😎 Off to Impound to hang out with big sister WAIRUA 😊
1PM COOKIE is tech'd and dressed in G/GCC running gear and heading for the start queues 😁😁😍
12 Noon The ever unpredictable Reg has decided that it was too good a run to pass over and WAIRUA is in impound, but she left room beside her for COOKIE.
WAIRUA just ran a 275mphbpass with chutes at the 4 mile. That is over the class record but we're testing. 2 more runs today and if the 3rd is good enough we'll see you in impound!
8am COOKIE'S back up run of 190 pushes the G/GC record to 191.8375 mph (308kph)! I 😁😁🍪🍪😎
COOKIE'S crew are prepping him in impound ready to hopefully back up yesterday's 193mph run 😎😍
WAIRUA will be running with Reg for 3 runs during the day from around 9am to stretch our distance and do some aero testing.
Speedweek update - August 14 (Utah time)
Reg and WAIRUA ran her first shakedown pass of the day to the 3mile and then popped the 'chutes. Crew at the 2 mile report she sounds amazing!
COOKIE did it! We knew he could. Back to impound with a 193mph pass again after the tiny tech changes 😁😁🍪
WAIRUA getting ready to roll and Reg will be hopping in for 3 familiarisation runs this morning 😁
COOKIE in the queue to run in G/GC and try to qualify again
Speedweek update - August 13
Update 🤔😏 evidently COOKIE'S air dam is a little fat and needs a shave before we're legal. We did the speed but it is no longer a qualifying run. We'll shave him and do it again tomorrow 😁😁
Wowsers! COOKIE just beasted his way to a 193mph pass. 😁😁😍😍 This little car is amazing for a 28 yr old bucket of bolts and love.
WAIRUA completed 3 shakedown runs up to ; and did some. Important systems and aero testing.
COOKIE Is back in line to run in class G/GC inas car 5591 now, chasing a record we had until this morning! The previous record holder to us took it back to about 177 overnight, so we're on a mission to get to back 😊
COOKIE backed up yesterday's run with a 195.622 (315kph) this morning! Plus yesterday's qualifying run of 190.065. Resetting our own record to 192.844mph up from 189.620 record.
WAIRUA had a great shakedown run yesterday afternoon and we're happy to see the sensors working like they should. With few queues we're hoping to run three more times today and keep lifting the speeds. First run at roughly 11.15MS
Early start with Cookie in impound for a back up attempt around 7am.
Wairua's crew are hoping to have her on the start line around 8.30am and trying for three passes today
Speedweek update - August 12
UPDATE: COOKIE ran a 190.065 on our 189.620 record so we're in impound 😁
WAIRUA had a great shakedown run this afternoon and we're happy to see the sensors working like they should. With few queues we're hoping to run more times tomorrow and keep lifting the speeds.
Cookie had a sensor fault - THAT was an easy fix and now ready to run.
WAIRUA ran just 1 mile but we had warnings with shifting so Driver Steve Davies switched her off and turned out early. Quick data check and a tweak in her settings and she'll be good to run this afternoon.
WAIRUA about to head to queues and and run est 13.00 hours MST.
Plan is for a 2 mile pass staying under 140mph for systems check.
COOKIE ran a 186 this morning, but we need to check engine tune as we need to find the rest of our power in 6th gear. Quick stop and we'll queue again.
Speedweek update - August 11
Well, a badly behaved 4th gear mid-run for COOKIE has meant a gearbox swap. Despite the challenges we ran a 302k/188m pass on our 305k/189m record.
It's a sweltering 39°C and our team of stars have got the repair job done. Time will be our enemy for another run today - but COOKIE is spending the night in the queues ready to run early tomorrow.
WAIRUA had a great run-up earlier with some tantalising V10 revs. Now just needs computer work finished and we're hoping to get her on a shakedown run in the morning.
It's day one of racing on the salt, meaning excitement levels are at fever pitch.
All competitors have a briefing and Speedweek welcome this morning plus a chance to drive the course.
Racing will begin around Noon MST. So in NZ around 6am, Australia 4am, and England 1pm.
The live audio stream for the event can be found here: https://www.meridix.com/event/137538
COOKIE is ready to run, fuelled up and will be in the queue early this morning hoping for a 2pm pass.
WAIRUA is nearly ready. A few final installs and a couple more system checks and she'll be ready to queue up, but a short day of racing means we don't think she will make it to racing on day 1.
Just remember, WAIRUA will be treated like a new car and start off with multiple shakedown runs to check we have all our gears, good cooling and sensors working. Then gather data as she runs longer and longer. We're hoping for a fairly high speed pass by Thursday if everything goes to plan.
Well, the cars are nearly in Los Angeles and we're getting ready to follow.
Meanwhile our CMR-UK family are busy working on the design of the new streamliner. Here's an update from Chris Stuart on what the team have developed so far and we've got to say it's hard not to get excited seeing a global challenger being born.
Chris Stuart’s UK aerodynamics design teams have completed their dissertations for the 2017/2018 academic year. Undergraduate individuals at the University of Manchester and Swansea University have delivered studies on key outer mould line areas including nose geometry and the tail fin. The four students at the Queen Mary University of London delivered a joints Masters project studying the vehicle mould line as a whole and suggested modifications in such areas as the nose (upper surface, splitter and underbody), vortex generators and canard shape and placement.