Our engine development team has been mighty busy. The specially modified cylinder head from Carpenter Racing (http://www.carpenterracing.com/) is complete and in hand, as are our Titanium connecting rods and lots of other "trick" stuff. Over the next several weeks master engine builder Steve Knecum of Knecum Performance Engines (http://www.knecumpower.com/) will be working his magic by assembling our 1000cc BMW monster. When the engine's ready it'll get plugged into the chassis and then it'll be off to both the A2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, NC and then over to KWS Motorsports (http://www.kwsmotorsports.com/)in N. Charleston, SC for dyno tuning. If, and only if, all that activity goes according to plan, the competition debut of our unfaired "Hooligan BMW" could come as early as the June 7-8 meet of the East Coast Timing Association on the "Ohio Mile" course in Wilmington, Ohio. In any case, over the next thirty days or so we will file entries for both the 65th Annual Bonneville SpeedWeek and the 10th Annual BUB Speed Trials, both held on the legendary Utah Salt Flats in August.
At least as exciting as all that race prep progress are developments surrounding our initiatives in support of the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer (www.hatcherfoundation.org/). We are pleased to introduce the Corporate Supporters who have already stepped up as Hatcher Foundation Pledge Partners. Each has committed to donating $1.00 per MPH for our fastest speed through the measured mile at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2013. They are: