All major speed record events have been cancelled this year, due to poor salt conditions and weather. We are working diligently with the Utah Alliance and Save the Salt organizations to improve conditions on the salt flat racing courses and overall remediation efforts. We are hopeful that the "Glory Days" of Land Speed racing will return soon. It is more important that ever before that we work together to save the salt flats from extinction.
For 65 years the Team Vesco family has been laying down impressive speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Team Vesco currently holds six National records and the International World Record of 458.481 mph, making Team Vesco's Turbinatorthe fastest wheel driven automobile. This year will be no exception as Team Vesco and Marine Turbine Technologies (MTT) will campaign TURBINATOR II.Driver Dave Spangler at the wheel will challenge the elusive 500 mph mark with the MTT Lycoming T55-L-712 shaft gas turbine engine in the sleek craft. Team Vesco will also run the historic #444 Little Giant, built in 1957 by Johnny Vesco on the flats vying for a record in excess of 300 mph with driver Bob Blakely and powered by a Keith Dorton 304 c.i. sbc. Look for Team Vesco at all major salt flat racing events this season!