1st year for Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials a Success

This year was the first year of the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials and what a great year it was. Persevering through the onslaught of monsoon rains we were able to find a place to race and have nearly a thousand successful runs. These runs include records from small vintage bikes on up to the top time of the meet of over 241 MPH set by an electric streamliner KillaJoule with rider Eva Hakansson and her team. This was a year of adaptation and of overcoming long odds to make a successful week of racing. This wouldn’t have happened without the riders, the sponsors, and the collaboration of all of the salt flats race organizations.  As we close out our 1st meet, we are looking forward to exciting racing from the USFRA World of Speed next week and towards another Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials in August 2015.

Special “Out of Nothing” Movie Screening Event

A special movie screening event will be happening Tomorrow Night (Saturday, Aug 23) at the boat ramp to the Bonneville International Speedway. This movie event will be a benefit for the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials and features two teams and many of the people who are racing here this week. This is movie that captures the spirit of Bonneville and the drive and passion that brings us out every year to race on this amazing salt flats.

Members of the cast and crew will be onsite and posters will be available for purchase ($5) to benefit the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials and support our sport!

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Where: The boat ramp/access road to the salt flats

When: TOMORROW! Saturday, Aug 23 2014 at Dusk (shortly after 8PM/20:00)

About the Film
Source:www.outofnothingmovie.com

“From the Pacific Northwest to Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, this is the inspiring true story of four tenacious men who risk everything to conquer the records of motorcycle land speed racing.

Brothers Mark & Carl Bjorklund team up with friends Jason Omer and Bill Woods to overcome nearly impossible odds. They must work together as they battle mounting obstacles such as financial hardship, family issues, anxiety disorder, in-team conflict, severe weather, and hundreds of other racers… all while attempting to set records at breakneck speeds on homemade machines.

With each of the four men entering their own bike into the competition, they quickly discover that leaning on each other for help and resources just may be the most powerful tool of all. Showcasing valuable messages that apply to anyone who’s ever had a dream, their extraordinary journey will remind you how perseverance against all odds can send the most unlikely men roaring into glory.”

 

Getting Ready to Race!

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Here’s the latest update. The salt is looking great and the courses and pit locations are getting put together.

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The Salt!

 

 

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Administrative HQ

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking at the pits.. One long line this year.. and yes, it makes sense.. and Yes, it’s actually a quicker turn around.

 

 

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Tech Inspection and Impound

Pre-Entry Info Available!

Due to the hard work of Linnea, Delvene, and Lucas, the Pre-Entry lists have been posted!

AMA Pre-Entry

FIM Pre-Entry

RWB Pre-Entry

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A Place To Race: Courses Surveyed and Certified

We will be racing. The engineers were out and we have TWO courses to run on this year. Details about the course locations and updated maps will be provided as the course is built and additional dry locations are evaluated. Look to this site and sign up for our Facebook page to get the latest information straight to you.

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Reminder: New Rules On Bike Identification

Everyone participating has probably read the rules governing their class dozens of times. This is a reminder that new rules for bike identification are in effect. Basically it boils down to making sure the volunteers and the tower crew can actually read your bike number as you head down course to break a record. Please take a look at the rules and make sure that you have numbers and bike class posted accordingly. We’re all hoping this will help make the whole event run better and we can get more bikes down the course and spend less time comparing notes on who might be on course!

 Review the full rules here!

2. K. NUMBER/CLASS IDENTIFICATION*

Motorcycle number and class identification on both sides of the

motorcycle are required for each participant. Numbers shall be

reserved with organizer. The number class shall be displayed

within a reasonably flat, smooth, vertical surface with a minimum dimension

of 7.5 in high and 10.5 in wide, with a maximum of 8.5in by 11in.

Motorcycle numbers must be a minimum of 3 in high and 1 in

wide. Class designation shall be a min of 1in high. Numbers/letters

shall not be shaded or outlined. The surface may be on the

motorcycle, or number plates may be used. Where used, number

plates shall have 1in radius corners, be securely mounted, meet the

dimensions and shall not extend beyond the rear edge of the rear tire.

Numbers shall be in full view and not blocked by the rider

when in the riding position. A change in rider/class requires a

change of numbers/class identification on the motorcycle.

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