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Iceaxe
01-03-2010, 02:33 PM
Speedweek
August 14-20, 2010

World of Speed
October 6-9, 2010

I keep telling you all this.... at least one day out on the Salt during Speedweek should be on everyone's bucket list.

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Iceaxe
08-05-2010, 12:38 PM
Bump.... Speedweek starts next Saturday. If anyone from Bogley is heading out let me know. We'll be on the salt off and on all week.



http://www.bogley.com/forum/files/sp11.jpg

fourtycal
08-13-2010, 09:48 AM
Here is a link to a sponsor page where you can view a schedule http://www.scta-bni.org/ I'm going Sunday August 15th to check it out :2thumbs:

Iceaxe
08-13-2010, 10:03 AM
From my own experience pack a cooler and snacks. Hanging around the starting line is where all the action is, that will be the large group of people and cars furthest south. I can't wait!!! The earlier in the week you go the better.... things are really hopping the first 4 days, after that things really die down as cars head home. There is also a big hot rod show Saturday night at the Nugget, which is free.

RADIO: The track PA system is also broadcast over AM 1610 so you can listen over your car radio or bring a portable radio.

HELPFUL HINTS FOR SPECTATORS

The Bonneville Speedway is located approximately 88 miles west of Salt Lake City, UT right off Interstate 80. Wendover is the closest town to the salt flats for accommodations, food, casinos & night life. The spectacular scenery and racing conditions at Bonneville make it one of the most popular areas in the world for speed.

Speed Week consists of seven days of racing in August and World Final is four days of racing in October.

ALL vehicles are allowed to run every day, weather and conditions permitting. There are no special days for motorcycles or cars, etc.

There is no camping ON the salt. EVERYONE must exit the salt at dusk.

Private campgrounds and hookups are available in nearby Wendover. Free camping on BLM land West of the salt near bend of the road.

You can purchase entry passes daily/weekly at the entrance to the salt.

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 of the cones.

Be sure to bring a hat, and shade from the sun. If you intend to set up a 'semi-permanent' spectator area, you must secure a tarp as a floor covering on the salt. Don’t forget your camera and bring lots of film, because you will want to remember everything you see. Binoculars are also a great idea since the race vehicles are at least 1/4 mile away as they travel down the course.

There will be vendors located on the salt for food, refreshments, eyewear, sunscreen & much more.

Hotel and accommodation information is available through the Wendover Tourism and Convention Bureau, 1-775-664-3138 or Toll Free 1-866-299-2489.

Please pick up ALL of your trash and take it with you—everyday. There will be dumpsters provided near the pit area.
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." CATCH IT!

Iceaxe
08-16-2010, 10:58 AM
A few pictures from this weekend.....

Fortycal and Ice

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The BEFORE pictures of one of my favorite cars....

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The sexy wife.....

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Ice with the car....

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And the results of this Land Speed Record attempt.... this is a 260mph blow over... the driver was shaken up but walked away.

You now have to go here to see the pictures of the crash
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50114112-76/car-speed-kirk-salt.html.csp


More pictures to follow when I get some time.... :cool2:

accadacca
08-16-2010, 12:06 PM
Whoah! :eek2: More pix please...

Iceaxe
08-16-2010, 02:43 PM
Some more pictures from day one.....

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Damn.... my wife is sexy. :nod:

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Iceaxe
08-16-2010, 04:11 PM
And here is some of the strange things you see during Speedweek...

Check out the rat tail...

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This is a picture of the world speed record holders in the "five drunks with nothing better to do class".

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fourtycal
08-16-2010, 04:26 PM
That was awesome!