Bonneville Salt Flats, Bonneville Speedway Road,
Wendover, Utah, USA
SCTA - BNI Office
PO Box 10
Orosi, Ca. 93647
Bonneville Salt Flats is the venue for the world famous Speed Week, and the venue for many Land Speed Record attempts in Streamliners, Trucks, Cars and Bikes. There are no permanant buildings or facilities there - the events run here are organised by the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) who also run similar events at El Mirage desert. Speed Week consists of seven days of racing in August and World Final is four days of racing in October.
Private campgrounds and RV hookups are available in nearby Wendover; camping is not allowed on the salt itself. Free camping is available 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 weird and wonderful 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, a fold up chair, and shade from the sun - there are no trees on the salt and the sun reflects up from the ground. Binoculars are also a good idea as the racing takes place at least 1/4 mile away from spectators for safety reasons. The best place to view the action is from the start line as you can get very close to the cars as they leave the line.
Time Zone : (GMT -7:00) Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Major Events : Speed Week, Land Speed Record Breaking
Circuit Length : Long Course - 10 miles
Short Course - 5 miles
Turns : 0
Lap Record : 458.443mph - Vesco Turbinator, driver Don Vesco Oct/2001
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Bonneville Celebrates 50 Years With Four World Speed Records Posted on: 07/10/2009
The 50th anniversary of the iconic Triumph Bonneville was marked in spectacular style when four officially-recognized FIM world land speed records were set. The quadruple records were recorded at the 2009 edition of the event that gives the bike its name: the Bonneville speed trials.
The original Bonneville, introduced in 1959, ... Read More >>
British Team Breaks Oldest Land Speed Record! Posted on: 27/08/2009
Edward’s Air Force Base, California: Tuesday August 25th - Yesterday at 8.19am (California time) Charles Burnett III successfully broke the land speed record for a steam powered car – which has stood for more than 100 years – achieving an average speed of 139.843mph on two runs over a measured mile.
British Steam Land Speed Record Team unofficially breaks record! Posted on: 20/08/2009
Edward's Air Force Base, California: Wednesday 19th August
The British Steam Car Team has now successfully carried out 5 test runs in excess of 100mph ahead of its bid to break the century-old world land speed record for steam-powered vehicles. After numerous setbacks last week, the team were jubilant on Saturday having unofficially bea... Read More >>
British Steam Land Speed Racord Car hits 131mph! Posted on: 11/08/2009
News from Edwards’ Air Force Base, California - British Steam Car Team on Course for World Record Success!
After numerous technical problems reported, the British Steam Car Team has carried out four successful runs ahead of its bid to break the century-old world land speed record for steam-powered vehicles.
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British Steam Speed Record Team conduct seccessful first test at Edwards AF Base Posted on: 31/07/2009
British Steam Car Team Make Successful First Run But Delay World Record Attempt
After numerous technical problems, the British Steam Car team successfully carried out its first test run on US soil on 29th July. The team has been working tirelessly to get the car ready for the record attempts to break the century... Read More >>
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 accommodation, food, casinos & night life. The casinos are built literally 1 foot past the Nevada state line which is actually a line painted across the road, as gambling is illegal in Utah but legal in Nevada!