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Utah State Office
Release Date: 08/07/14
Contacts: Lisa Reid , 435-743-3128  

Start of Speed Week Activities Delayed

Salt Lake CitySpeed Week opening day has been postponed one day due to recent heavy rains.

A flash thunderstorm cell over the Bonneville Salt Flats (BSF) in the last few hours left additional water on the flats, which had been drying out nicely after rains earlier in the week. The Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) decided to delay all Speed Week activities for one full day.  Inspection will be held Friday, with the first racing day now scheduled for Sunday, Aug 10, 2014.

The BLM and SCTA asking that all spectators avoid camping on the mud or driving on the salt flats until both the flats and mud have dried out.  The area is currently patrolled by law enforcement officers and all vehicles will be turned around until further notice.

Additional updates will be posted on the SCTA website at  and on the SCTA Facebook page at 


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Utah State Office   440 West 200 South, Suite 500      Salt Lake City, UT 84101  

Last updated: 08-07-2014