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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.

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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