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Danville restaurateur looking to top 300 mph in Bonneville

Original post made on Aug 12, 2010

Justin Walsh is trading his spot at Danville eatery Norm's Place for a driver's seat at the salt flats of Bonneville. He hopes to come back from Utah with a prized blue hat -- proof that he is a member of the 300 mph Club.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 11, 2010, 4:03 PM

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Montair Elementary School
on Aug 12, 2010 at 8:51 am

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for the blue hat and praying for your safety in your pursuit!!

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Posted by Just Plain Hal
a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Dear Dolores,

There is a fascinating reality about higher speeds in close proximity to the surface of the earth. Unless you look off into the horizon, the surface of the earth is blur.

During my time in service I rode in a supersonic jet at 500 feet approx above the ocean and it was a blur. Except for the roar of engines that were masked by headphones, there was no real sensation of speed at +900 mph.

But I can imagine speed will be real for Justin when it is wheels on the ground at +300 mph. When he returns from +300 mph, you might ask him about his sensation of SPEED. What was it like?

Very interested, please,


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Posted by Jimbo, ecv
a resident of Del Amigo Continuation High School
on Aug 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Go Fast! Brrraaaaaaaaapp!

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Posted by hot rod harry
a resident of Blackhawk
on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm

What a waste of gas!

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