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Overview Information for people who have Never been to Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats Before. Never mind the “Bucket List” for going here someday. MAKE PLANS NOWAND DO IT !
The things you must know and do – not what you just think it is.
Because It’s the only place of it’s kind on the continent.
First of All – The Geographical Demographic of this operation covers an area that extends 15 Miles (24 Km) Wide and 25 Miles (40 Km) long; which is 375 Square Miles (603 Km) of Area !
That’s an operating space big enough to fit All of New York City or Dallas Texas inside of it !!
Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Denver Colorado could also be put inside of it with room to spare.
That’s how big the spread of this operation IS !!
So if you think you are just going to drive out in your car and park it and go sit in the grandstand in one place and see everything going on you have not a clue as to HUGENESS of what this is…
This is NOT a race track like NASCAR where you sit in a grandstand and cars come racing by all afternoon and go in laps around a race course over and over for a few hours and then it’s all over and done. The activities go on for over a week.! You get your money’s worth when you come to the SALT !
There are No Laps in Bonneville Salt Flats Racing! It’s Specialized Vehicle Machines that go Straight down designated courses one at a time with speed timed miles racing as fast as possible for miles in a straight line and attempting to break the current speed record on file for that kind of vehicle.
The action goes on all day long for a week.
It’s more comparable to Bobsled racing in the Olympics, where one competitor at a time goes down the course to get the best time and speed record..
THIS is the Largest Vehicle Racing Operational Space in The World !!
You could put a Dozen NASCAR Facilities Inside the place and still have miles of room to do Donuts around it !
A Facility this large is on a space bigger than most cities in the USA.
So if you are coming here for the first time you will need to bear this in mind and prepare yourself accordingly.
The Miraculous part of it all is that it’s ALL assembled and coordinated on an area that’s literally just EMPTY pristine open space and on a bed of salt – Literally put up and then taken down and put into storage every year. ALL by a small crew of Volunteers and Workers that spend Three Months out on that Salt Flats driving Thousands of miles around on it putting it all into place and then operating it with the multitudes of teams and spectators.
An overview of what happens see below for specific details.. This is a Main Map Detail Page with Links to Pix and Videos of The Individual Areas Shown on the map…
375 Square Miles of Operations Makes this The Largest Sports and Racing Operation anywhere in the Entire World.
Above is The Actual SCTA-BNI Speed Week 2017 Course Layout Map Based on Salt Flats Conditions.
The 2018 MAP will be configured after May-June Salt Observation and Surface Conditioning occurs.
The Areas to be implemented are based on how Nature moved the salt during the winter wet season.
A Copy of the Google Images Map of The Bonneville Salt Flats
This is marked with specifics from relative distances from the Interstate 80 exit 4 approximating the various course location positioning. Actual Accurate distances can be correlated with the Annual Course Map Drawing showing the designated Salt Layout for the current year.
Open Pinch to Stretch it on Phone and Tablet Devices.
Scroll Down this page for A VERY DETAILED
Numbered Breakdown SUMMARY of the Above Map Information
(Fully Explained for People who have never been here before
who have no idea about how it operates and what it is)
Sorting out all the activity going on over hundreds of square miles of Salt Flats
Starting at the Interstate Exit
and working outward onto the Salt Flats for over 10 Miles (16 Km)….
EXIT OFF HIGHWAY
(1) THE ARRIVAL ! This is Interstate 80 Exit 4 in Utah heading North from the exit.
THEN PROCEED NORTH ON PAVED ROAD
|Along the 5 Mile Stretch of Open Area Public Camping along South Side of Access Road
Self Contained FREE Primitive Camping on BLM Land with No Provisions Whatsoever.
THE MAIN BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS ENTRANCE
5 Miles; 8.04 Km in from Interstate Exit 4