The USFRA was actually able to run two events this season. For the first time in many years, it hosted a July event. This Test-N-Tune was a great Meet, with excellent weather and a quality prepared racing course. Approximately 50 racers used the opportunity to prepare newly constructed vehicles for upcoming competition events. Test-N-Tune was such a success, that the USFRA plans a repeat of that event. The 2gathering 015 is scheduled for July 8-13, 2015
The USFRA’s annual September World of Speed event was also a success, in spite of August rains that left the salt damp in places. We had 280 entries in the various classes ad that level of attendance and participation made this meet the largest USFRA event ever. There were 50 SCTA Competition Class records set, three members were newly inducted into the prestigious 200 MPH Club and one new member was inducted into the 300 MPH Chapter.
The 130 MPH Club gained 21 racers who achieved a two run average over 130 mph in street legal vehicles and 14 additional racers earned membership in the 150 mph Club. Additionally. the VW Challenge had excellent participation and speeds as high as Gabe Adams’ 187.077 mph. The VW Challenge group has grown to be one of the largest and most interesting groups to appear at Bonneville’s World of Speed each year.
Fast Pass of the Meet went to Danny Thompson with a 424.858 mph pass. Fast Bike of the Meet was awarded to Jim Higgens for his 228.587 mph run. Fast Lady of the Meet was Tannis Hammond with a speed of 320.839 mph.