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07-18-2012, 09:49 PM
We'll be there...:banana:

Speedweek - August 11-17, 2012




Sandstone Addiction
07-21-2012, 08:19 AM
Sweet videos! :2thumbs: The crashes in the first vid were wicked.

I've always seen coverage of Bonneville Speedweek, but have never witnessed it as I thought it was primarily for participants. Do they welcome spectators?

Looks like a great time.

07-21-2012, 06:33 PM
Speedweek is one of the best spectator events around if you are a gear head. It should be on every gear heads bucket list.

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Sandstone Addiction
07-21-2012, 09:17 PM
Sounds like a must do. I checked out the website and it mentioned a spectator fee, but it didn't see the cost anywhere. Do you recall how much they charge by chance?

I sure would have liked to been out there a few years ago when Top Gear showed up for their season special...


07-22-2012, 08:07 AM
I may be off a couple of dollars... but... I always buy a week long pass and I believe they are $40. The day pass is $15 if I remember correctly. You can take in your own food and drinks and that keeps the cost down.

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07-22-2012, 01:03 PM
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.


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!

08-06-2012, 06:13 PM
Bump.... we will be on the salt Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you are bored come on out. People come from all over the world to attend, and most folks in Utah are clueless what's in their backyard.

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08-10-2012, 09:22 PM
Friday night at the hot rod show.... tomorrow the salt!

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08-11-2012, 03:38 PM
Speedweek begins..,. Stream liners lining up to make record runs.

08-11-2012, 03:41 PM
My awesome wife on the salt...

08-11-2012, 03:42 PM
One more for the fans of Cars... the Fabulous Hudson Hornet...

Sandstone Addiction
08-11-2012, 08:11 PM
Awesome pics Shane. :2thumbs: Looks like a lot of fun, unfortunately, I had to work all weekend, so this is as good as it gets. Thanks for posting them.

08-12-2012, 04:38 PM
Sunday begins and its time to get serious and run them until something breaks.... either the car or the record.....

08-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Got to love this one..... they are going for the 50cc motorcycle LSR.

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08-12-2012, 06:32 PM
I just drool over all the rat-rods and hot rods that cruise the pits all day long. What an awesome event!

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08-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Great stuff Keith. Thanks for sharing these...awesome! :cool2:

Gambel Oak
08-22-2012, 07:55 PM
Very nice, thanks for letting me live vicariously through your photos. I've been trying to get there for three years and something always gets in the way.

09-27-2012, 06:45 PM
Just a heads up.... more racing on the salt next week....

Bonneville World Finals Oct 3-6

World Finals Schedule
October 3-6, 2012
(Times shown are Mountain Time - Utah)

Tues. Oct. 2
9:00 am to 6:00 pm Technical inspection, registration and pit setup.

Wed. Oct. 3
7:00 am Pits open.
8:00 am Drivers’ meeting in the registration area.
8:30 am Rookie orientation at start line
9:00 am Inspection and registration (daily) until 5:00 pm
Racing starts approx. 9am until 6 PM
You can line up anytime Wednesday morning

Thurs. Oct. 4
7:00 am Gates open
8:00 am Record runs begin, racing after record runs until 6pm

Friday Oct. 5
7:00 am Gates open
8:00 am Record runs begin, racing after record runs until 6pm

Sat. Oct. 6
7:00 am Gates open
8:00 am Record runs begin, racing after record runs. Final record runs
in the afternoon, time to be announced.

Salt closes at 7pm nightly