SCTA Speed Week Update

BMST is still planning to race 

The SCTA and BNI just announced that they are cancelling Speed Week 2015. They had to make a tough call but it’s the right one based on the conditions and their needs.

 

 

Salt Conditions and BMST2015

Salt Course Conditions Update

Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2015
AMA Land Speed Grand Championship

We are still running.
We will be continuing to evaluate the conditions including a visit with our volunteer staff in the first half of August.

Over the past two weeks there have been a lot of discussions about the state of the Bonneville Salt Flats and the section that is used for racing, the Bonneville International Speedway. Those discussions and the conversations about salt conditions have been full of speculation and concern.

Our number one mission is to provide you the resources to set records at Bonneville. Today, we would like to clarify what we will be doing to race motorcycles.

  • We are still planning on racing.
  • We will announce an “Official Event Course Condition Update” by the second week of August.
  • There is over a month to BMST 2015 and this will likely result in a harder/better surface to run.
    • Think about last year and how rapidly conditions improved between events!
  • Not all of the salt, nor our course areas, are affected by the reported issues.

Boots on the Ground
We will have people in Wendover during the first weeks of August. We are also in contact with all of the land speed racing organizations sharing information about conditions and course prep.

What if SCTA cancels Speed Week?
As racers and event promoters we certainly hope they will be able to run this year. However, their decision does not affect our ability to run. Speed Week has a different set of requirements to setup and start their courses. We will be evaluating conditions and adjusting course locations to maximize the length of our courses right up to the last 3 days (when course dragging begins) before the event start.

What if BMST gets rained out or cancels?
Since this is an outdoor event, it’s always a concern. We have a variety of contingencies that could be brought to bear in the case this has to happen. Rest assured, we are all in this together and will be doing everything we can to ensure a great BMST 2015 event.

Official information
We’re busy getting ready to race and you should be too! As we get closer to the event, we will be sending more updates via our official channels: bonnevillespeedtrials.com, the mailing lists, Facebook, and Twitter.

It’s a pleasure to be able to work with so many amazing people every year. Each of you comes together to form the community of Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Coming together as a community to engage in racing against history.  Your camaraderie and sportsmanship, is what makes this one of the greatest events in all of motorcycling.

See you on the salt!

Sincerely,

Delvene Manning
Owner/Event Manager

Got Salt? Let’s Race!

Bonneville Shark Week.. Still running

Bonneville Shark Week.. Still running

Getting ready for the next race starts before the last race ended. In motorcycle land speed racing that normally means a over year of prep. The same goes for the volunteer staff that promotes and manages the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials.

That year of prep is helped by the fantastic volunteers with decades of experience racing and running events at Bonneville. Thanks to all of this experience, we were able to pull off a great event in 2014, despite weather, and looking forward to a great 2015 event. This is one of the many reasons that Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials runs during the prime time of the year for the best salt.

We are all concerned about the initial reports and the unfortunate weather conditions that prevented the early season USFRA Test and Tune. All of the racing organizations are talking, sharing experience, and looking forward to racing. There will be more people on the ground reviewing the situation over the course of the month. Seven weeks is a long time for the salt to dry out.

All official information regarding our event, and its status will be posted here, and on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

We found an island of salt to race on last year, built two courses, and set new records. The same perseverance, ingenuity, and experience, of our volunteers will be brought to bear again this year.

 

 

We’ll see you on the salt for Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2015 August 29th through September 3rd.

Pre-Entry Pricing Closes July 10th

If you have been thinking “maybe this is the year…” then now is the time.

Pre-Entry fees are in place until July 10th. After that.. the price goes up to the full price of entry. We’re gearing up for another great year at the salt and we’re looking forward to seeing you at Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials.

Register Today!