Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials Start Today Sunday August 24th, 2014

Bonneville1Bonneville2Bonneville3Bonneville4They arrived from all over the world to find out that 2/3 of the Salts are salt, the other 1/3 being a lake 1/4 mile wide and several miles long. But the dedicated team of volunteers from the 1st Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (that you could also call the 11th BUB Bonneville Speed Trials) had preparred 3 tracks where racing is debuting right now this Sunday morning August 24th. To notice on the Salts, for the 1st time a Harley Street 500 and a Motus MSTR, each trying to get a first land speed record. I will update you all the coming week of these speed trials and on the successful attempts.

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8 Responses to “Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials Start Today Sunday August 24th, 2014”


  1. 1 TJ Martin Aug 24th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Is the salt dry enough seeing as how the Bonneville Speed Week got canceled due to the severe flooding ? Somehow I find it hard to believe the salt’s dried out that quickly … not to mention the rain is still coming fairly regularly

  2. 2 Magnet Man Aug 25th, 2014 at 7:44 am

    GO MOTUS, good luck to you.

  3. 3 Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Co Aug 25th, 2014 at 9:15 am

    The tracks are all rideable and the reports are very favorable from the racers. The weather has been excellent and as the week progresses the track will come to all the riders. As soon as you drive off the pavement, you have to drive thru a little low spot lake of say 8″ deep for a bit, then a lot of watery slush for a few miles. The pit area is on a high spot and very nice. The track are not in their usual places in order to be on salt that riders could race on so speed week could even happen. There was a huge amount of effort put into rearranging and being creative in its layout just to make it happen. The down side is its not good viewing from a spectators point of view but its a small price to pay for the races to happen. After all it is about the racers. If the weather stays good which it feels like it should, it’ll be a bitchin race week. And if you are into getting a sun tan, this is the best place to get it.

  4. 4 Michael Infanzon Aug 25th, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Cyril –

    Biggus is volunteering on the track this week. If you want some first hand reports, drop him an email. He’s taking lots of pics and video too.

    Mike

  5. 5 nicker Aug 25th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Ooooooo-Ya…..Get us more pics………… :-)

    -nicker-

  6. 6 BigWave916 Aug 26th, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Good luck to Jan Smith, Jeff Bailey and all the S&S equipped teams.

  7. 7 garagedog Aug 27th, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Adding The Salt to my bucket list.
    Thanks Cyril!

  8. 8 Drew Aug 31st, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Who’s the old guy inspecting the helmet. ;-)

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