I’m excited to announce an event this weekend that is very close to me and the genesis of CleanNG. The OKstate Racing team, an Oklahoma State University student club, will attempt to break the world records set by last years CNG fuel Formula car.
In July 2011, the OKstate Racing team set three world records for a CNG powered vehicle, which is covered in our second blog. This weekend on Sunday, September 16 & 17, the team will attempt to break lasts years records.
“The team’s goal is to smash records it set last year by covering more than 1,000 miles in a 24 hour period with their car, said Jim Beckstrom, the team's advisor. “Last year the car covered 590 miles, which established multiple records and firsts for Formula SAE cars, and CNG fueled Formula SAE cars.”
The event will begin at 8 am on Sunday, September 16 and finish at 8 am on Monday, September 17. The team will give a brief presentation at 2 pm and hold a Q&A to learn about this very unique car and the OKstate Racing program.
The team has invited the public to come from 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday. As a warning, the entrance requires visitors to cross the race track during a live racing event, there are two small requests that must be met.
- Visitors are required to sign a waiver to enter- Visitors must wait until the car is in the pits to enter and leave the facility
I encourage anyone who’d like to learn more about the team, CNG, and check out a unique event opportunity; to come out and view this team in action. Hallett’s Finish Line Café will also be open serving food and drinks so bring the kids and family.
For those of you who actively follow CNGNow.com may have seen the car on their website.
Hallett Motor Racing Circuit is a 1.8 mile, 10 turn Road Racing course in the rolling Osage Hills of North Eastern Oklahoma. It is located 35 miles west of Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the Highway 99 exit of the Cimarron Turnpike.