Kalahai Desert Speed Week

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Kalahai Desert Speed Week

Post by DLRA » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:38 am

What do you do when you have prepared this wonderful new mud pan track and are not ready to run on it?
Why you run the Kalahai Desert Speed Week!
Event caters for top end runs over long distances, with a gymkhana track to vary the experience.
Home of the Bloodhound Land Speed Record Attempt
Speedweek SA

Note: This event is running NOW, finishes Sunday. Sould be interesting to see some results.
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Re: Kalahai Desert Speed Week

Post by Greg Watters » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:08 pm

A quote from Len one of the guys that ran there .

"Just got back from first Speedweek in Africa.
This is the place they plan to run Bloodhound Landspeed Record next year.(Speedweeksa.com)
They are planning a 1000mph run , and they think we are crazy ?
It was a bit disapointing and the cars tore up the track completely by the time we got there.
Bikes were very unstable , drifting all over the place beyond 250km/h , wind gusts were also doing thier best to kill us , decided to rather live to fight another day.
Doing high speeds on clay track sure has a steep learning curve.
Apparently they will prepare better next year when the Bloodhound Poject will run also".

Apparently the winds were about 12mph, bit tough on them for a first time ,

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Re: Kalahai Desert Speed Week

Post by PJQ2 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:08 pm

Good info on their F-book page, pics and comments.
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