SAVE THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS for future generations
Save the Bonneville Salt Flats

Brent Singleton will be escorting a bus load of students from Salt Lake City to World Finals, October 5, 2007; as part of a Utah Clean Cities Coalitions program. 


 

Brent Singleton is applying for 1/E world record.  Rod Wilde's www.evparts.com Silent Thunder he sold to M. Murphy still stands in the record book in the less than 1099 lb category due to a clerical/administrative error 8/97 

 

You have to compete in a classification to be eligible to challenge the record of that classification. 

 

Let all the earth rejoice for a congregation of different tastes, but all of us working towards alternative fuels.

 



World Barstool Record was established at 48.4 mph at http://www.saltflats.com/barstool.html by averaging the times of the Ice-Cream/Soda "No Fuel Barstool" "Lakester Classification" and owner/driver

Robb Spencer; pitcrew, wife Debra and Kaden.  Brent Singleton is to drive the environmentally friendly stool (rules allow only one 12v battery) in the "Streamliner Classification" for digging in his pocket for some trick parts and paying for the support of having Brent's mentor, Dennis Berube www.currenteliminator.net  (series wound motor guru), rebuild the motor for victory.   Brent had the stool for about a year and the Spencer's still couldn't decide how much to sell it to Brent for, so it was decided to collaborate in both categories, like you and your family of friends can do.  The Spencer's had been chasing the record for years and Dennis rebuilt the motor as a personal favor to Brent.

 
 
Dear University of Utah Solar Vehicle Design Team Members:
 
My name is Brent Singleton, student, and member of The WSU Environmental Club. 
 
I congratulate you on having a fine looking solar vehicle:  http://www.mech.utah.edu/senior_design/06/index.php/SolarCar/HomePage  I bet you guys thought you had the first and only solar vehicle in Utah?
 
Question:  Is it fast?  ...because I hereby challenge you to come beat me at Electric Power Meet at Bonneville 2008, www.saltflats.com
 
Kaden Spencer is being home schooled about Solar Energy!   Go Kaden!


Since junior high school I have been Bonneville Salt Flats Alternative Fuel Event Coordinator and been trying to get Electrathon racers to Bonneville.
 
Last week was the first response for Electrathon racing at Bonneville, September 2007.  TWO showed up! 
 
We are preparing a suspenseful article talking about how they dueled one and another, at 85.3 mph and the other 85.5 mph, until 89.4 mph land speed record was achieved last week at Bonneville:

At the end of the raceway, Brent picked Kirk Swaney up with a celebratory cold drink for establishing a world record! 

A science fair project in junior high inspired by following American Solar Challenge (ASC) Chicago to California, proved that Bonneville Salt Flats is the safest and FASTEST solar rayceway in the world and submitted my hypothesis to ASC and others to please bring a solar vehicle to the salt.
 
A little more about what environmentally friendly happenings (on the salt in 2007) can be seen at www.Race2TheFuture.com and the worlds first hydrogen-electric fuel cell race. 
 
So, USU Solar Vehicle Design Team Members, would you please bring your solar vehicle to the salt flats rayceway, 2008?
 
Speedy Environmental Regards,
Brent Singleton
Bonneville Salt Flats Alternative Fuel Event Coordinator  www.saltflats.com
Utah Clean Cities Coalition, assistant to the director http://www.utahcleancities.org/contact.htm
Utah Electric Vehicle Coalition, president
WSU Environmental Club Member
 
cc:  WSU Environmental Club Members, etc. 

 

 

 

 

Brent explains having both Hydrogen-Electric vehicles, side-by-side, at the Starting Line will be historically more and more significant in the years to come.   "I experienced the same gut feeling when I raced the first electric powered junior dragsters (EPJD)  side-by-side in NHRA, Las Vegas." 

 


The BB2

The Ford 999 Car

 

 

 

UPDATE

August/16/2007

Explanation:

The first Bonneville racing event 2007 is coming to a close.  Friday is the last day, although some may remain for some extended racing.  Most have concluded their attempts on the salt and heading home with smiles on their faces.  No matter, everyone realizes they are successful for even showing up.

It even took Burt Munro in The World’s Fastest Indian several attempts before being placed in the record book on Bonneville’s hallowed ground.  That’s racing!

Many racers and their families have already headed west.  For those going east, please don’t forget our Race2TheFuture.com, August 18, SLC.

Like many others, the Ford 999 car has already shipped out.  Ford and The OSU never confirmed their attendance to Race2TheFuture, like President Bush and many senators and congressmen, but Ford and The OSU share the awesome recognition of having the first hydrogen-electric fuel cell vehicles on the salt.

Furthermore, because we own the car, it was a Ford that was the first Plug-In, Hybrid, Tribrid and Quadbrid on the salt flats too.

We can only hope that people (and our representatives) will come to understand how the same success formula can be applied to pioneering environmentally friendly racing as it has petroleum powered vehicles.

 

MISSION STATEMENT:   Promoting all Alternative Fuels is a consequence of  "use it or lose it"  that will result in saving the Bonneville Salt Flats for MotorSports generations to come.

 

PRESS RELEASE  Sunday, July 30, 2007:

 

                                

 

Bonneville 2007 Participants and Enthusiasts are Exhibiting at "www.Race2TheFuture.com" August 18, SLC, UT following Worlds 1st Hydrogen-Electric Powered Races

 

To: All Bonneville 2007 Participants, Spectators, Media, Students, General Public, Sponsors and Fellow Automotive Enthusiasts

 

The Utah Salt Flats Racing Association (USFRA) invites you to attend "Race 2 The Future" being held immediately following Bonneville land speed 2007 race event as this is the first convenient media opportunity for those interested to see and discuss the results of Bonneville racing.

 

The Ohio State University will be the guest of honor for exhibiting the BB2 and Ford Fusion 999 with the best and fastest Bonneville racing families and teams, Rick Vesco, Terry Nish and BB2 advisor Tom Burkland. 

Ford and The OSU are teaming up for attempting dual land speed records for hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles.  The OSU already holds the LSR for electric driven vehicles at 315 mph with their battery powered Buckeye Bullet Streamliner. 


ALL will be recapping their successes for media, students, general public, sponsors and fellow racers.  Senators, Congressmen, Mayors and President Bush are being invited to speak.

 

What:      Convenient Media Event to Celebrate the Success of World's First Hydrogen-Electric Powered Land Speed Streamliner and Ford Fusion and all Bonneville 2007 Participants to exhibit
Why:       To Test the Limits of Performance, Durability and Efficiency of Hydrogen-Electric Powered Vehicles at World Famous Bonneville Salt Flats International Raceway, Utah

Where:    538 S. Redwood Rd., SLC, UT 84104 (within 10 minutes of SLC Airport)
When:     August 18, 2007 Noon - 6:00 PM
Who 2007:       The Ohio State University Buckeye Bullets and Ford are guest of honor at Race 2 The Future 
http://buckeyebullet.blogspot.com/    

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2007/07/10/live-shots-of-the-ford-hydrogen-fusion-999/

Who 2008:  www.TeamVesco.com (the world's fastest wheel driven vehicle - 458 mph) is willing to work with respective industries for breaking all diesel records (360 mph) on 100% biodiesel and/or ethanol. Please contact Brent@saltflats.com

Media & Contact:  Brent@saltflats.com 801-644-0903

 

USFRA thanks The Ohio State University and Ford for pioneering Alternative Fuel Vehicle MotorSports to accelerate future development of energy efficient and environmentally friendly automotive technologies.  History demonstrates that testing and tuning on raceways has improved, even reinvented the petroleum powered vehicles we drive today.  Likewise, by pioneering environmentally friendly MotorSports future vehicles can be made to perform even better.

 

Please confirm your attendance.

 

Speedy Environmental Regards,

Brent Singleton

Utah Clean Cities Assistant

Bonneville Salt Flats Alternative Fuel Event Coordinator www.saltflats.com

Utah EV Coalition, president http://www.eaaev.org/eaachapters.html#UTAH

Lifetime Member of www.nedra.com and world record holder

 

TALKING POINTS:

 

History demonstrates that testing and tuning on raceways has improved, even reinvented the petroleum powered vehicles we drive today.  The same success formula can be applied to pioneering environmentally friendly racing.

 

Internal Combustion Engines [ICE] are an integral part of land speed racing where non-petroleum fuels have been used primarily for performance enhancements and not for environmental or supply reasons.

 

Adopting AFs into automotive racing will expand the excitement of AFs becoming part of our daily lives.

 

Although you can find some of the world's finest auto engineers at Bonneville, its amateur status ensures that even the backyard mechanic, universities and corporate can participate on a competitive level.  In the spirit of the wild west, Bonneville is one of the few remaining amateur raceways and commands a level of respect worldwide.

 

Bonneville is the ultimate location in motorsports competition.  Please see Anthony Hopkins movie "The Worlds Fastest Indian" to understand who we are and what we do at Bonneville.

 

Racing AFs at Bonneville can only expand the science, educate the racing community as well as the general public and attract the interest of the younger generation.  Racing AFs at Bonneville may be the best kept secret towards American auto makers becoming the world's leader in the automotive industry once again, because racers are there for all the right reasons.

 

Will Alternative Fuels help save the salt flats or the salt flats help save alternative fuels?  Other raceways are privately owned and generally considered the petroleum man's turf.  The USA can only benefit from less dependency of foreign oil.

 

Auto racing is the most popular spectator sport in the world.  Billions of people watch motorsports.  Race drivers are strongly identified with their sponsors while race fans are the most brand-loyal of any sports fans.

 

One million dollars invested in a sports event sponsorship makes the same impression and Ten million dollars invested in traditional advertising.  Race drivers are frequently featured in non-racing magazines and newspapers.

 

Racing is the most brutal test you can subject a vehicle to.  Running at peak power for several minutes is a true test of durability, performance and efficiencies.  What wins on Saturday, sells on Monday.

                     

                     

First in the nation to receive both the Presidential Environmental Youth Award and the corporate level

Clean Air Excellence Award.

 

Troop 96 is the Science Librarian for the most famous raceway in the world

Bonneville Salt Flats

This website is paid for by Utah Salt Flat Racing Association (USFRA) www.saltflats.com

This site is Brent Singleton's Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project

 

 

 Car & Driver February 2005 p. 20

 

This website is to be a focal point for all Bonneville Salt Flats related topics and sites. You can now go to this website to find every thing you want to know about the Bonneville Salt Flats and maybe even a little bit more.

 

Brent Singleton has done several science fair projects related to Bonneville Salt Flats.  One proving Bonneville Salt Flats the fastest and safest solar rayceway in the world (due to the reflectivity of the salt) and most recently a  first place project titled:

 

Pioneering Full Scale Electric Vehicle Motor Sports to Accelerate Future Development of Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Automotive Technologies

 

History demonstrates that testing and tuning on the race track has improved, even reinvented the petroleum cars that we drive today.  Likewise, by pioneering environmentally firendly races, the environmentlaly friendly cars we will drive in the future will be made to perform even better.

 

To help raise public awareness of environmentally firendly vehicles, I am the first to bring the Electric Powered Junior Dragtr (EPJD) to NHRA/IHRA and Hybrid, Tribrid and Quabrid vehicles to actively used race tracks and Bonneville Salt Flats.  There they demonstrated their environmental credentials and were deemed safe by sanctioned racing standards and bringing excitement, entertainment and personality to environmentally freindly racing.

 

With a great deal of cooperation of individual race tracks, I have been allowed to race on the petroleum man's turf.  I have been excluded from trophies, awards and recognition while demonstrating electrics can run with the best and working together to gain acceptance for the greater good of our environment.

 

GO ELECTRIC!

 

ElectricLandRacing.com       HybridLandRacing.com      TribridLandRacing.com      QuadbridLandRacing.com

 

IAFRA.com

International Alternative Fuels Racing Association

 

Please send your donations to:

Save The Salt

C/O Mike Waters
39937-90th Street West
Leona Valley CA, 93551

 

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