It was short-circuit raced for a spell but as I am not in the spring of my life I decided to call it a day. Looking for something to do with it, I joined the Road Runners and took up land-speed racing with the SCTA. For the past 10 years, I have been flogging it up El Mirage dry lake. Last year was my first trip to Bonneville. Running in the 500cc APS/PG (partial streamlining pushrod gas class) I managed to set a class record at 111.059 mph (101.854 down run, 120.264 return). Not exactly earth-shattering, but a record none the less. The September El Mirage meet proved to be a surprise. With the Bonneville gearing and jetting, it cranked off a run of 129.817 for a class record.