Fast Motorcycle Industry News

Save The Bonneville Salts. For motorsports enthusiasts the Bonneville salts are a national treasure where hundred of land speed records have been achieved. But potash mining in the area affects the thickness of the salt on which cars and motorcycles are racing. The BlueRibbon Coalition is asking automotive industry support for the establishment of a permanent salt replacement program to counteract the side effects of this ongoing mining. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)has been responsible for managing and preserving the Bonneville Salt Flats since 1946. At the time the area’s salt depth was at least 5 feet but now the salt depth is only a few inches thick. “Alternative B” calls for a minimum one-for-one replacement of salt that was removed for potash mining. “BLM must live up to its obligation to institute its own supplement program to replenish the salt,” BRC said. Alternative B is supported by the local mine operator. Comments must be in writing (paper or electronic) and received by BLM by Nov. 7, 2011. Email comments to: Mail written comments to: Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake Field Office, Attn: Cindy Ledbetter, 2370 South 2300 West, Salt Lake City, Utah 84119. Fax comments to: 801-977-4397. Reference the “Intrepid Potash Mine Plan EA” when submitting comments. For further information, please contact Cindy Ledbetter, Environmental Coordinator, at 801-977-4300.

Rossmeyer’s Motorcycle History Museum. Janet Kersey, former Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau director, will be the director of the still to be built Rossmeyer’s Motorcycle History Museum. The Museum will occupy the original Harley-Davidson dealership on Beach Street in Daytona Beach closed last April. During Biketoberfest, the dealership will be open and used as a satellite location of Rossmeyer’s Destination Daytona to sell new and used Harleys. Then, work will begin for the new museum with a completion date before Daytona Bike Week 2012. 

The Sturgis City Council agreed to send a sponsorship agreement to Motoring USA to renew their sponsorship contract. Motoring USA handles the city’s space and land, such as the expo lot located outside the Sturgis Community Center, for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, renting it out each year for different events. The sponsorship program will help the City of Sturgis to support the community, including the Chamber of Commerce and Sturgis Rally Charities Foundation.


6 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 Irish Rose Oct 6th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Not only is the loss of the salt flats hurting the races, but Utah is loosing something more than that.

  2. 2 Olive Oil Oct 7th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Where has all the money gone from the Sturgis brick program over all these years?

  3. 3 jag1046 Oct 7th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Hey Cyril,
    The City of Wendover, Utah is in the 1st phase of Building a Bonneville Speedway Museum.
    Saving the Bonneville Salts and all it’s history is a HUGE part of this. Please let everyone know to follow us on FaceBook as we progress.


  4. 4 bigalyts Oct 9th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Can anyone explain the Theory behind the Salt Flats? Why do they speed trial on Salt? Why not US 27 or any other super stretched Highway, closed off for the Event. Is the Salt Flats open all the time. How do you get there? Is there a easy read Magazine or small Book on the Salt Flats? I understand the 4 mile length and the 3 pass significance. I guess the main question I have is Isn’t it slippery?

  5. 5 David Oct 9th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    How many people race a the Salt Flats each year? How much is a salt replacement program going to cost the rest of the tax paying public so a few people and go fast on their bikes once a year? I say let them foot the bill for it! What does it really contribute to the cause but I’m saying the same thing about the Turtle tunnels and other crap the govt funds but wait aren’t we out of funds?

    SSDD; David

  6. 6 Wiz Oct 15th, 2011 at 4:30 am

    DAMN YOU, MORTON!!! You ‘an yer adorable little girl with her umbrella! Yukkity-Yuk-Yuk!! Wiz

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