This Summer I got my B competition license at the USFRA Test & Tune meet just a day after my 16th birthday. After that I geared up for Speed Week at Bonneville. Unfortunately on our drive out we heard there was rain. After spending a few days out in Wendover looking at all the pits in the parking lots, the meet was canceled due to a few inches of water on the course.
We decided to leave the truck in Wendover and come back out for the Century of Speed, Speed Week at World Finals at the end of September. Unfortunately the week before the meet the rain came again. This time it dumped four inches on the course and the SCTA very wisely canceled the meet.
Mother nature may have won this year, but that isn’t stopping me. Thanks to Wayne Jesel and the whole Jesel crew I will be back out at Speed Week next Summer still shooting for youngest women of the 200 Club. I will still be working on the film and going to El Mirage meets in the meantime. Thank you all so much for your continued support.
I grew up on the Salt Flats of Bonneville, Utah watching people (including my Dad) drive cars over 200MPH and as I got older I noticed there were very few women drivers. In fact of the roughly 750 people in the exclusive 200MPH Club, only 23 are women.
Ever since I saw my dad get into the 2-Club when I was four, I have wanted to join them. The past few years I have has been crewing with Jesel Racing on the “Fastest Pickup Truck” in the world. So when Wayne Jesel offered me a seat at the wheel, the chase was on.
Originally, I was trying to tell the stories of the women in the 2-Club and document my quest on my own, but I soon realized that getting straight A’s in school, making a documentary film and training to break a 200+MPH Land Speed Record was just too much. So I reached out for help. Joining me as co-producer/director is Harry Pallenberg a documentary filmmaker and PBS producer of 15 years. I also have the support of photographer and racer Holly Martin, the S.C.T.A. (governing body and official timing association), cinematographer Robert Morris, my adopted family at Bonneville and most importantly the 23 women--my “salt sisters.”