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Our project's goal - break the existing record of 763 mph (1,228 km/h) by reaching 800 mph (1,287 km/h)!

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NAE™ Project: Black Rock Desert

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Black Rock

Located 100 miles North of Reno, Nevada, the nearest town is Gerlach, with a population of about 75 on a Saturday night. The lake bed is comprised mostly of a dried alkaline. When dry enough to run on, from about September to November, it looks parched, cracked and dusty. When the wind blows, and it really blows hard at times, the visibility drops to near zero. The course can be as long as 19 miles. There is considerable rubble on the surface, so defodding is necessary. The Bureau of Land Management requires a bond and cash fund set up for use while a race team is utilizing the lakebed. The surface acoustics of the dirt appears to have aided the supersonic run by the Thrust SSC by absorbing the sound shock wave rather than reflecting it back to the bottom of the vehicle. 

The Black Rock Desert north of Reno, Nevada is a stretch of some of the flatest earth in North America. Richard Noble set his record here in 1983 at 633 mph. It was here Richard returned as project manager in 1997 with Andy Green, an RAF Pilot, driving the Thrust SSC to a new world land speed record of 763 mph. This is where the NAE™ intends to retake the record.

One site to look at before going there is Friends of Black Rock/High Rock for lots of great information such as maps and conditions.

Another site to check out is Ian's site. It is highly recommended to know what you'll encounter while there and what to take with you, before you go; this site will give you that information.

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