David Pilgrim and his wife Debbie began looking into drag racing after attending an NHRA event, which eventually led to the pair entering the Bonneville Salt Flats scene. Following a few turbocharged motorcycle builds and a C5 Corvette, David got the idea for a 1954 Chevrolet 3100 with a dual compound-turbocharged 6.6L LBZ Duramax. It’s
The Save The Salt Foundation has made repairs to breaches at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the location of the Bonneville International Raceway.
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) applauds the racing community’s repairs to the Salduro Loop dike as part of joint efforts to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats. Two large breaches to the dike were repaired so that no salt brine pumped onto Bonneville during the winter months will inadvertently flow into the Salduro Loop instead
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) welcomes the installation of a new water well and weather and hydrologic equipment used for measuring salt growth conditions as part of its broader Restore Bonneville program. Federal and state funds were released last year to install the monitoring equipment and help increase the volume of salt pumped onto
Permatex has partnered with their Formula Drift team driver, Dylan Hughes, to take speed to the next level. In an exclusive online video series, Permatex will document Dylan’s journey as he challenges the 200-mph barrier at the 2021 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, set for August 28 – September 2, 2021.
Lucas Oil Products, the California-based manufacturer and distributor of high-performance automotive oils and additives, completed a record-breaking run at Bonneville Speedweek at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County in northwestern Utah by successfully surpassing the AA/BFS (Blown Fuel Streamliner) two-way average and one-way last-mile records. Lucas Oil, which served as the official lubricant of
The Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) has announced the 2020 Bonneville Speed Week will take place as planned at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on August 8-14. The organization has received all necessary approvals and permits from local health and government associations and will follow protocols set by the Utah Office of the Bureau
I know the salt this year didn’t live up to the hype, but the hype and anticipation of racing is half the reason we do what we do. Here’s how I prep for a week out on the salt.
My passion for Bonneville began in 1963 in Mrs. Combest’s 2nd grade class in Electra, TX. Our class had just received our Weekly Reader Newspaper with an article written about a young Craig Breedlove building a land speed car in his dad’s backyard to run over 400 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats! I was so intrigued!
Bonneville Speed Week takes place August 10-16, and the VP fuel trucks will be on-site from August 7-16.
In the past few weeks, state legislators received upwards of 1,000 emails from the motorsports community, which helped focus much needed attention on the critical funding request.
Pass the salt, please. Three separate organizations representing racers and industry are in discussions with Intrepid Potash-Wendover, Inc., a potash mine operator, on ways to increase the amount of salt brine being pumped onto the Bonneville Salt Flats.