Why I Love Land Speed Racing

It would be difficult to imagine a more eclectic group of characters than the people who gather to race at the visually stunning Lake Gairdner. It's surrounded by Australia’s harsh outback. For a land speed racer, it’s the opportunity to run ‘flat out’ on the hard salt lake, usually in a self built machine, timed and with the full support of professional safety crews. This is a short, personal piece about my first visit to Australia’s Speed Week in 2006. It's an event organized and run by an amazing group of volunteers, members of the DLRA or Dry Lakes Racers Australia