Betty is the embodiment of a land speed racer. Her first year at the salt was in 1969 when she went as a spectator with her husband...The Legendary Gene Burkland. Spectating didn’t last long because they soon built a car and were racing by 1971. Betty got her turn in the driver seat when she drove thier Datsun Comp Coup before she landed a seat in George Fields Comp Coup. In 2003, she set a record and got in the Bonneville 200 MPH Club a month before her 63rd birthday! Currently she is a crew member for two teams on the salt and you can always find her friendly face helping at the Bonneville 2 Club booth. Hang on tight this interview is going to be as wild as a good spinout!