|Utah Salt Flats Racing Association
|The Mormon Meteor as it looked on the Salt
in 1939. This Recently restored heirloom
was on display at World of Speed '98
We had soooooo much FUN at the 2003 event we would like to envite
all of our G.E.B.E. riders to join the fun!
You will have to join the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association, membership is only $35 and complete the
required 3 forms. Click here to download these forms: Membership, Liability
Release, and Medical forms.
|World of Speed 2004 Dates are Sept 17-18-19-20.
G.E.B.E. would be happy to pay the entry
fee for the first two runs for any of our
riders. Take a look at the list of hotels, motels and RV parks in Wendover. Wendover has all needed facilities
including gas stations/truck stops, grocery
stores, auto parts stores, fast food restaurants
and on the Nevada side of the city there
are five large hotel/casinos. (The best Mexican
food to be had is at the Salt Flat Café at
the Exit to Bonneville Speedway.)
Be sure to check out the Rookies Guide to Bonneville Salt Flats. For anyone planning
to attend the races at the Bonneville Salt
Flats, the following is a guide to help make
your visit more enjoyable.
- Sunglasses and Sun Screen: There is lots
of sunshine and it is reflected up off of
- Bring Shade: At least a hat. A free standing
canopy, large umbrella, screen tent, or the
like. Leave the plastic tent stakes at home,
use large spikes or screwdrivers work in
a pinch. Don't forget a heavy hammer.
- Folding chairs: There are no grandstands.
- A plastic tarp for under your canopy and
chairs: The Salt tracks everywhere and this
will help to keep things salt free. Smooth
soled shoes also help.
- Cooler and water: Refreshments and food are
available at the track, but occasionally
run short. Having a supply of drinking water
is a must.
- Radios- AM and CB: Racer and race information
is broadcast on 1610 AM. Racers and race
officials communicate on CB frequencies and
channel info is available at the track. There
is no public address system.
- Binoculars: Cars disappear fast!!!
- You may want to bring some alternative transportation:
Bicycle, scooter, 4 wheeler, ect. Pits can
be over a mile long and 2-3 blocks wide,
containing hundreds of racers.
- Optional entertainment: Salt Flats Racing
is not fast paced. It is a relaxing good
time. Bringing a good book, today's paper,
or something to keep the kids from getting
bored, fills in the slow times and makes
for a great day on the salt. You can take
a nap or work on your tan.
- Be prepared to meet a lot of nice people,
racers and spectators alike. The pits are
wide open and the racers welcome you to look
and talk. You are welcome everywhere from
the starting line to the snack bar.
|WHAT HAPPENS ON THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS
This is your chance to see the fastest wheel
driven cars in the world, the 427 mph, land-speed
record holding Turbinator, The Autopower
Special which has been timed at 442 mph and
other record setting cars. Among recent years
entries are almost twenty other cars that
have been timed at speeds over 300 mph. Motorcycles
are racing for a fine art bronze trophy by
Jeff Decker, a first of its kind award for
the fastest bike. The races are run in late
September each year on the historic Bonneville
Salt Flats. Interstate 80 defines the south
end of the racing area. To get to the races
follow Interstate 80 to Exit 4, just east
of Wendover, UT. This is 120 miles west of
Salt Lake City. Turn north and follow the
five mile paved road to the race gate.
There are no grandstands. Spectators walk
through the pits and talk to the drivers
and crews. Parking is anywhere outside the
cones on the west side of the race track
and on down to the timing area, 3 1/2 miles
away from the pits and the starting line.
Take a hat, dark glasses, sunscreen and lip
screen (put some under your nose), a chair
to sit on and shade from the sun. Bring a
camera and lots of film because you will
want to remember what you see. The brightly
painted cars make great pictures against
the stark white surface. Binoculars are a
help since the racing cars are at least 1/4
mile away when they are racing at speed.
The un-muffled engines are very loud. Cars
that burn exotic fuels leave an acrid smell
in the air that will make your eyes water
if you are too close. The color, the excitement,
the waiting after every run for the timers
report just to hear how fast a car or bike
has gone will entrap you and make you want
more. We call it catching "Salt Fever."
Red Flame Catering offers a variety of hot
food and hot or cold drinks starting very
early with breakfast. Souvenirs are available
from a variety of vendors too. (They serve
|Help SAVE THE SALT!
"To preserve the Bonneville Salt Flats
and to promote the use of this historic place
for motor sports for all future generations."