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07-30-2013, 12:01 PM
Just a heads up... August 10th thru 16th.

We will be on the salt... if you have never been it's a great time. Easy enough to drive out from Salt Lake City for the day.

Here is a video I put together a couple years ago.


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 88.9 FM 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, 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!

07-31-2013, 06:13 AM
This is way up on my list. looking at Sunday :2thumbs:

The video posted is tagged private.

07-31-2013, 09:38 AM
I'm not sure of our days yet, we are normally on the Salt Friday to Monday and out again Wednesday. Some of it depends on my work schedule. But I should be there Sunday for sure.

Video is now public. Let me know if you still have problems seeing it. It might not work on some cell phones as the soundtrack is third party.

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08-07-2013, 09:11 PM
I'll be on the salt this Saturday and Sunday.... not sure yet which additional days. I can't wait.


08-10-2013, 01:45 PM
On the salt....

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08-11-2013, 10:51 AM
Radio has moved to 88.9 FM.

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08-13-2013, 10:34 PM
There is a good chance the wheel driven record of 458 mph will fall this year. There are currently four cars on the salt capable of running over 400 mph.

Speed Demon could break the record at any time and Turbinator arrived on the salt today to defend its current record and to try and push the number over 500 mph.

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08-15-2013, 02:30 PM
The SCTA is streaming live audio from Speedweek

Just click on the live link: http://www.scta-bni.org/