MISSION STATEMENT: Promoting all Alternative Fuels is a consequence of "use it or lose it" that will result in saving the Bonneville Salt Flats for MotorSports generations to come.
PRESS RELEASE FRIDAY,JUNE 29,2007:
Worlds 1st Hydrogen-Electric Powered "www.Race2TheFuture.com" August 18, SLC, Utah
To: All Bonneville 2007 Participants, Spectators, Media, Students, General Public, Sponsors and Fellow Automobile Enthusiasts
The Utah Salt Flats Racing Association (USFRA) invites you to attend "Race 2 The Future" being held immediately following Bonneville land speed 2007 race event as this is the first convenient media opportunity for those interested to see and discuss the results of Bonneville racing.
The Ohio State University will be the guest of honor for exhibiting the BB2 and Ford Fusion XV1 with the best and fastest Bonneville racing families and teams, Rick Vesco, Terry Nish and BB2 advisor Tom Burkland.
Ford and The OSU are teaming up for attempting dual land speed records for hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles in both the unlimited and production classes. The OSU already holds the LSR for electric driven vehicles at 315 mph with their battery powered Buckeye Bullet Streamliner. Now they're planning to exceed that record and provide the motor and hydrogen fuel cell that will power the Ford Fusion XV1 sedan.
The OSU and Ford will be able to recap their successes for media, students, general public, sponsors and fellow racers. Senators, Congressmen, Mayors and President Bush are being invited to speak.
What: Convenient Media Event to Celebrate the Success of World's First Hydrogen-Electric Powered Land Speed Streamliner and Ford Fusion XV1
Where: 538 S. Redwood Rd., SLC, UT 84104 (within 10 minutes of SLC Airport)
USFRA thanks The Ohio State University and Ford for pioneering Alternative Fuel Vehicle MotorSports to accelerate future development of energy efficient and environmentally friendly automotive technologies. History demonstrates that testing and tuning on raceways has improved, even reinvented the petroleum powered vehicles we drive today. Likewise, by pioneering environmentally friendly MotorSports future vehicles can be made to perform even better.
Please confirm your attendance.
Speedy Environmental Regards,
Utah Clean Cities Assistant
Bonneville Salt Flats Alternative Fuel Event Coordinator www.saltflats.com
Utah EV Coalition, president http://www.eaaev.org/eaachapters.html#UTAH
Lifetime Member of www.nedra.com and world record holder
History demonstrates that testing and tuning on raceways has improved, even reinvented the petroleum powered vehicles we drive today. The same success formula can be applied to pioneering environmentally friendly racing.
Internal Combustion Engines [ICE] are an integral part of land speed racing where non-petroleum fuels have been used primarily for performance enhancements and not for environmental or supply reasons.
Adopting AFs into automotive racing will expand the excitement of AFs becoming part of our daily lives.
Although you can find some of the world's finest auto engineers at Bonneville, its amateur status ensures that even the backyard mechanic, universities and corporate can participate on a competitive level. Bonneville is the last sanctioned amateur raceway and commands a level of respect worldwide.
Bonneville is the ultimate location in motorsports competition. Please see Anthony Hopkins movie "The Worlds Fastest Indian" to understand who we are and what we do at Bonneville.
AF at Bonneville can only expand the science, educate the racing community as well as the general public and attract the interest of the younger generation. Racing AFs at Bonneville may be the best kept secret towards American auto makers becoming the world's leader in the automotive industry once again, because racers are there for all the right reasons.
Auto racing is the most popular spectator sport in the world. Billions of people watch motorsports. Race drivers are strongly identified with their sponsors while race fans are the most brand-loyal of any sports fans.
One million dollars invested in a sports event sponsorship makes the same impression and Ten million dollars invested in traditional advertising. Race drivers are frequently featured in non-racing magazines and newspapers.
Racing is the most brutal test you can subject a vehicle to. Running at peak power for several minutes is a true test of durability, performance and efficiencies. What wins on Saturday, sells on Monday.