(Photos by the author) – It’s here! SCTA Bonneville Speed Week 2018 has begun. We were on the salt yesterday to check out the pits and see what we could see as racers were setting up, going through tech, and generally preparing for their own individual assaults on the record books, personal bests, and the conditions that the great white dyno will throw at them. The salt is awesome this year. It is dry, thicker than it has been, and very, very hard. The conditions are in place to see some of the biggest numbers out of the biggest names we have had in years. We’re pumped!
In other great news, the roads and travel lanes are really good as well. Who could forget last year with all the big chuck holes and various rough patches that caused some cars damage before they ever got to the starting line to race. It was a literal minefield by the end of the week and there are no signs of that happening again.
Lastly, the weather is going to be brutally hot and dry…not perfect for comfort but perfect for racers who want to wring every ounce of performance over every minute of time they’ll have to race.
Below are random photos of cool stuff we spotted in the pits on Friday. We’ll be back with more racing stuff tomorrow!