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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Below the Gnat Line

    Default Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week

    Anybody been to the Bonneville Speed Week? This week, (August 13 thru the 19th), is "Speed Week" out on the Utah salt flats. This event is on my "bucket list"...I haven't made it yet as I'm not exactly in the neighborhood....

    Here's a link to the Southern California Timing Association's website, (They sponsor the trials:

    Here are a few links showing off some photos:

    Cars and girls...what's there not to like?

    My favorite car is George Poteet's modified 1969 Barracuda called the "Blowfish" It's pushing 1400hp and hit over 300mph this year!

    Here's a link to the shop that built the car: (lots of photos)

    (Look on the third page, lower left)

    Here's an overview of the race from the SCTA website:

    Bonneville Land Speed Racing is a unique sport that consists of very determined people who drive hot rods, roadsters, belly tankers, lakesters, motorcycles, streamliners, and even diesel trucks to "shoot the salt" in a simple quest to have their name added to the list of many record holders.
    Many years ago, the Bonneville Nationals Inc. (BNI) was formed. It's main focus would be to produce the annual "Bonneville Speed Week".

    The BNI hosts a spectacular week of racing each year in August, which is the highlight event of the LSR season. Speed Week consists of six days of racing (Mon - Sun in 2008), weather and conditions permitting. Entrants come from all over the world to participate in the week long event. Spectators are allowed to walk through the pits, view the vehicles, and talk to the drivers and crew members. Public parking is south of the pit area, on the west side of the race track, outside the cones. Be sure to bring a hat, dark glasses, sunscreen and shade from the sun. Don't forget a camera with lots of film/memory/tapes, because you will want to remember everything you see and hear. Binoculars are also a great idea since the race vehicles are at least 1/4 mile away as they travel down the course.

    The salt flats are located approximately 88 miles west of Salt Lake City, UT on I 80. The spectacular scenery and racing conditions at Bonneville make it one of the most popular areas in the world for speed.

    The colors, excitement, people and smells are some of the reasons we race addicts return to the salt, year after year. Better known as "Salt Fever".


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Dallas Texas.
    Also on my bucket list to attend as well as running the Texas Mile.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    I was just thinking about this today,it is on my bucket list as well. When I was younger I wanted to get that 200 MPH Club Tee shirt on my HD.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Thanks, place, people, magic.



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