Cheers, kudos and thanks to the land speed racing community for responding to the request to send emails to members of the Utah Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee. Your voices are being heard by Utah lawmakers, and it is making a difference! The Subcommittee ranked our “Restore Bonneville” budget request number 4 out of 28 budget requests. If it keeps this ranking, the State of Utah’s Restore Bonneville program should be funded within the state budget to be approved in mid-March. The program will dramatically increase the volume of salt being pumped onto Bonneville Salt Flats each year. We are not finished Using a Bonneville analogy, [...]
Entries were down, but speeds were up as 433 amateur land speed racers try to earn national records during Speed Week on there renewed, but still fragile salt crust surface.
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.
Responding to calls from members of the land speed racing community, the Save the Salt Coalition and the Utah Alliance announced the roll-out of an all-volunteer salt saving program: “Saving Bonneville, One Wheel at a Time” that was developed to keep the salt crust where it belongs, on the playa, the program is a combined joint effort of all active race-sanctioning bodies.