Speedweek SA newsletter
14 to 23 September 2013
So that time has arrived again. Bookings are open for the next installment of your legal adrenaline fix.
The Track And Other Dents
We know that the track did not perform as well as we had hoped, but rest assured we have learnt from the past and have a much better plan for this year.
Here are some quick directions to SpeedWeek:
Travel North from Upington on the R360 till it becomes the R31. After approx 246km from Upington, you will get Klein Mier on your left. 10km Further the road will cross Hakskeenpan. Keep an eye out for a board on your left with Bloodhound Project written on it. The gate nearby is the entrance to SpeedWeek (also on the left). If you reach Rietfontein then you have gone about 17km too far.
Hello Speedsters! The time is almost upon us! There are some things that you need to remember to bring, as well as some things that you need to know. As you are all aware it is a pan. There are ablution facilities, for men and women, with showers, with hot and cold water, but please be considerate as we don't have a massive amount of hot water.
So we are giving you a heads up of what is coming. Many people have registered, but not booked and many more have booked and not paid. This is making it tough for us to complete our arrangements. We do not want to turn anybody away, but we do need to finalize numbers as soon as possible. So please take note of the following deadlines:
Ok, so lets put this engineering marvel into perspective: Richard Noble and his team are aiming to reach 1000 mph (1610 km/h) in their supersonic car. So you are probably thinking thats fast, but let me put this in perspective. A standard .22 bullet travels at 750 mph(1200km/h). They will outrun it by 410km/h. Yup, you read it right. Its not a typo, its a scientific fact.