The magic of Bonneville Salt Flats and land speed racing there is mentioned often around these parts. During my 2012 trip to the BUB speed trials and Bonneville, I had the good fortune to meet a very talented photographer and videographer, Chad DeRosa. He and I both had the same mission- capture the magic of the salt flats and Sodium Distortion race team. Our end vision however was very different- he was filming for “Out of Nothing,” an epic tale of four men forging land speed records. While I bounced around the… Continue Reading »
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My absolute favorite shot from the entire trip… Mark Bjorklund taking off for his return run on the short international track. Green flag in the background and all. He’s on the Sodium Distortion Ducati S4Rs 1000cc A-AG class salt racer by Super Rat from Bellingham, WA. (Click the link for more a closer look at the bike on MotoCorsa’s website.) He knocked out a record that stood since 1975 at 166.3mph (267.6kph).
Mark Bjorklund of Super Rat with his Sodium Distortion Ducati S4RS salt racer. That’s the “I just broke my own record” smile.
GUYS! Guess where I’m almost surely going this year? BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS FOR THE SPEED TRIALS! I’ll be heading down with an amazing group- the Bjorklund Sodium Distortion team (check out their website- Super Rat website). They’re going for four land speed records with this amazing custom Ducati S4RS. And I get to document the whole thing with my camera! (And maybe even ride it…)