Salt Course Conditions Update
Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials 2015
AMA Land Speed Grand Championship
We are still running.
The season continues and motorcycles will be heading to the salt to break AMA national and FIM world records August 29-September 3rd.
Boots on the Ground
Our Race Director and a contingent of BMST volunteers will be onsite the weekend of August 8th and 9th to evaluate course locations. As we look forward to another exciting year of the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, we are encouraged by recent reports but we need to be on location with “Top People” to determine exactly what is available for the best motorcycle land speed racing courses.
Is the salt improving?
Yes! And.. not all of the areas we race were impacted. A report from a recent fly-over by a friend of BMST indicated that the area affected is looking more “salt-flats” and less “mud-flats.” That info, and the recent reports from the salt, indicate that conditions are improving and that we have a few potential course locations.
What do you mean by course locations?
Every racing group has a slightly different race setup and course location. We have unique needs that are different from SCTA and USFRA. Every year, we evaluate salt conditions with an excellent team of volunteers that, collectively, have decades of experience on the salt. Thanks to this experience Rex, Mel, Bob and Brad were able to develop the two courses on an island in the lake last year. This year, there is less water but other obstacles to deal with. We will be looking at the available salt and determining the optimal course setup the weekend of August 9-10.
Keep wrenching and getting ready to go. We are getting ready, and we are looking forward to starting the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship with you.
See you on the salt!Sincerely,