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:, 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!


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!

Registration and New Ticket Options for 2015!

Registration and New Ticket options for 2015!


Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2015

AMA Land Speed Grand Championship

Another year of ingenuity, sweat, and perseverance is about to come to fruition. Newly formatted Registration and Gate Entry (Gate Entry is in addition to Record Registration) has opened for the 2015 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, AMA Land Speed Grand Championship. This annual event is your opportunity to push the limits of motorcycling and set new AMA National and FIM World records.
BMST is also the only opportunity for you to take your street bike and Run Whatcha Brung down the same course. You can test the limits of the bike you ride everyday and have a timing slip to prove it.

Tickets and Registration

Tickets for the Gate Entry are IN ADDITION TO Rider Registration
We looked at the numbers and talked to several teams and decided to adjust the process. We have lowered the cost for pre-registration and separated the Gate Entry from Record/Bike Registration so you only pay for what you use. You will have the option to purchase Gate Entry for yourself and additional crew members at 1/2 price ($40) for the week when you register for Run Whatcha Brung, AMA National Records, or FIM World Records.

Race Registration Opens May 3rd at 6:00PM PDT(01:00 UTC)

Another great year of racing starts with you, our volunteers, and our sponsors.

Linnea Johnston
Registration/Project Coordinator

Delvene Manning
Owner/Event Manager



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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!

Out of Nothing POSTER 3

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

“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!


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


The Salt!




Administrative HQ








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




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