Save the Salt Foundation

Save the Salt Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and to promote its history and motorsports legacy. The organization aspires to keep this national treasure available for future generations.

In 2011, a number of prominent organizations formed the "Save the Salt Coalition" to help the nonprofit organization achieve its goal. The Coalition is seeking to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Coalition is working with government officials, mine operators and others to supplement the current salt replenishment activities. In 2014, the Utah Alliance, a Utah-based advocacy group was formed to use its expertise and contacts at the local level to protect this historic place listed on the National Register.

NEWS

2018 Land Speed Racing Season on Bonneville Salt Flats Ends With a Wow and a Washout

October 21, 2018
Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) President and World Finals Race Director Pat McDowell said World Finals highlights included a pump gas-drinking streamliner ran more than 400MPH followed before another hand-made hot rod that clocked the first plus 500MPH run.

2018 Speed Week Renews Hope at Bonneville Salt Flats

September 5, 2018
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.

Call to Action | Racers Can Give Congressional Leaders Bonneville Salt Flats Solution

August 10, 2018
SEMA and Save the Salt have provided the land speed racing community with a way to focus immediate attention on restoring the Bonneville Salt Flats back to safe racing condition. This sample letter that communicates the problem and offers a viable solution to the decades old troubles that continue to degrade the racing options for so many.
Black Salt Racing inspects 1/4 in thick salt

Black Salt Racing Sees 400MPH Possibilities in 2018

This year, barring any storms, Black Salt Racing believes that the Bonneville Salt Flats racetrack is going to be great for racing.

A Bonneville “Sign” of the Times

Jinx Vesco, wife and Team Vseco "Glue," has been traveling out to the Bonneville Salt Flats for decades. Recently, on a trip out…

Bonneville’s STS/UA hosted by American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Team Vesco Turbinator represents Save the Salt and Utah Alliance at AAPG ACE 2018. Save the Salt Board member Larry Volk, Utah Alliance Chairman Dennis Sullivan and volunteer Ron Christensen joined car owner Rick Vesco on the show floor speaking to attendees about the sport as well as the dire salt loss situation on the flat.

Spreading the Word in Detroit and Boston

March 31, 2018
Land Speed Racing and Save the Salt were the feature exhibit at the Detroit Autorama in early March followed by a LandSpeed Louise representing the sport at Bosotn's Larz Anderson Auto Museum for its Women's Motormouth series profiling women in motorsports and beyond.

Danny Thompson & Ball Watch Know Time Counts to Save the Bonneville Salt Flats

October 30, 2017
DANNY AND BALL PROUDLY PRESENT THIS SPECIAL EDITION ROADMASTER GMT CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH TO BENEFIT SAVE THE SALT THROUGH A SILENT…

2017 SEMA Show welcomes Turbinator II

October 22, 2017
Make sure to stop by the Save the Salt booth if you are attending the 2017 SEMA Show and see Team Vesco's Turbinator II streamliner…

10-Year Salt Delivery Program Proposed for Bonneville Salt Flats: Coalition Unites to Restore Historic Racing Site

June 27, 2017
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.

2018 Land Speed Racing Season on Bonneville Salt Flats Ends With a Wow and a Washout

October 21, 2018
Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) President and World Finals Race Director Pat McDowell said World Finals highlights included a pump gas-drinking streamliner ran more than 400MPH followed before another hand-made hot rod that clocked the first plus 500MPH run.

2018 Speed Week Renews Hope at Bonneville Salt Flats

September 5, 2018
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.

Call to Action | Racers Can Give Congressional Leaders Bonneville Salt Flats Solution

August 10, 2018
SEMA and Save the Salt have provided the land speed racing community with a way to focus immediate attention on restoring the Bonneville Salt Flats back to safe racing condition. This sample letter that communicates the problem and offers a viable solution to the decades old troubles that continue to degrade the racing options for so many.
Black Salt Racing inspects 1/4 in thick salt

Black Salt Racing Sees 400MPH Possibilities in 2018

This year, barring any storms, Black Salt Racing believes that the Bonneville Salt Flats racetrack is going to be great for racing.