Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah has been canceled again due to weather.
Last year, the event was dropped after flooding, and this year, poor conditions of the salt surface has caused Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) to cancel the event once again. According to a post on SCTA’s Facebook page, “SCTA President/Race Director Bill Lattin and the BNI Chairman spent this morning on the salt. The most they could find was 2 1/4 miles of salt suitable for a safe race course. The rest of the salt flats are either wet or wet and muddy. If the wet salt gets dry, future events could be possible.”
For now, SCTA still plans on running its World Finals race from September 29 to October 2, 2015.
Speed Week is one of the biggest racing events held each year at the Bonneville Salt Flats and draws anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 spectators as teams from around the world look to set land-speed records. The event has been going on for more than 60 years, but has been canceled periodically over its history thanks to Mother Nature. Before last year’s cancellation, the last axed event was in the 1990s.