Flooding, in the desert? Surely not.
Organisers of the annual Speed Week Event at Bonneville’s Salt Flats in Utah have announced the event is cancelled due to excessive levels of standing water.
2014 marks the 100th year of Land Speed Racing at Bonneville.
A spokesman for the SCTA (Southern California Timing Assocation) who runs the event said:
“The SCTA Board is currently on the salt, and has determined that the standing water will not dry in time for us to hold our annual Speed Week event.
‘The Board is also discussing the possibility of extending our next event – ?World Finals (Sep 30 – Oct 3) into a full week of racing as a sort of delayed Speed Week.’
Assuming the speedway does dry out in time for upcoming events, the condition of the salt after such severe flooding is still a concern to racers.”