Sad news for speed junkies and for those who eyed a land speed record! The Bonneville Speed Week has been cancelled this year again due to rain. This is the second consecutive year the event has been cancelled.
The rain has left very little surface suitable for racing and the organisers have been scouting the whole area to look for dry land to conduct the races, but nothing. The organisers tried to find enough dry surface for a single racing line, but that too is not possible.
So the Southern California Timing Association could do just one thing and that was to cancel this year's Speed Week.
The Bonneville Speed Week, which was supposed to be held from the 8th of August to the 14th, even saw the entrants vote to race a single three-mile course if it was dry.
The SCTA President and Race Director Bill Lattin, along with the Chairman of the Bureau of Land Management, found just 2 1/4 miles of surface that was suitable for racing.
The organisation posted on Facebook quoting, "The rest of the salt flats are either wet or wet and muddy. If the wet salt gets dry, future events could be possible."