Chuck Johnson’s Bonneville Adventure – Part One

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Salt is also very slippery, usually the salt has a hard crust with loose particles of salt sitting on top of the crust.  Some old timers have likened driving on the salt at speed to driving on snow.  Chuck was quite worried about this having heard stories of inexperienced racers going for long spins and even violent high speed flips due to bad aerodynamics and poor grip.

To remedy the aero problems of a car designed before much attention was given to aerodynamics, a front splitter and belly pan were planned and some sort of rear spoiler were on the books for installation but there was only time to fit a basic front airdam and a stock rear spoiler on the car before it was time to leave.  Would it be enough?  Fingers were crossed.

Fighting exhaustion and illness even before they left, Annie and Chuck left for Bonneville and drove 800 miles nearly non stop through the night.  Arriving at Wendover late and exhausted, Annie and Chuck decided to spend the first day of the USFRA meet sleeping. Annie was now sick and Chuck near the hallucination point from lack of sleep.  This would later prove to be a bad mistake.  Would the Sentra run properly?  Would it crash?  Would a place in the 150 mph club be secured?  Stay tuned and find out!

For part two of this story Click Here!

 

Sources
DEIST SAFETY
INNOVATIVE MOTORSPORTS
JIM WOLF TECHNOLOGY
Mackin Industries
SPARCO
TECHNOSQUARE

 

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