The Bonneville Salt Flats offer a beautiful, otherworldly backdrop for the Southern California Timing Association’s (SCTA) annual Speed Week.
The unique racing surface requires lots of prep work and favorable weather conditions in the months leading up to the event in order to ensure racers can put their power to good use. Even before a soggy and soupy Speed Week 2019 wrapped up last August, racers began looking forward to returning to Bonneville Speedway and having a chance to make passes on long, dry courses that were ready for record runs.
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