Land speed racing’s premier sanctioning body, the Southern California Timing Association along with Bonneville Nationals Inc., is holding its largest event of the season, the 69th Annual Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, August 12–18. With well over 400 vehicle entries, Speed Week is drawing teams from across the globe. Already pre-entered are teams from 15 countries including Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom along with hundreds from across the United States. Entries vary from four-wheeled streamliners with speed potential over 400 mph to vintage 50cc motorcycles that struggle to reach 50 mph. Every vehicle is unique and represents the universal hot rod spirit. Every team hopes to establish an official SCTA Bonneville record in one of the multitude of classes available.
Speed Week 2017 is held on the Bonneville Salt Flats, only two hours from Salt Lake City and just 15 minutes from Wendover, Utah, on the I-80 national highway. The facility is easily accessed from the Bonneville Speedway exit. Entry is available on site with $20 day passes. Week passes cost just $50.
Spectators, racers and crews are supported by a variety of local and out-of-state vendors offering food, drinks, racing safety equipment, sunglasses and more. The SCTA-BNI sells their exclusively-branded merchandise and souvenirs at the event and on their SCTA-BNI website. Specific details for the event, including up-to-date event status, maps, schedules and general information can be found at www.scta-bni.org.