The Bonneville Salt Flats
BNI SpeedWeek - World Finals
Racing and Hot Rod Exhibition Primer

Coming to Bonneville Salt Flats Events ??
This is A Simple Introductory Orientation and Overview Explanatory Website Page
with overall information for First Time Visitors who have NEVER been here before...

This page has Crucial Details - MAPS - Videos - Operations info
all collected together that you won't get anywhere else in one place.

IF you have
NEVER been here before - then you need to read every word on this page and watch the videos of the scene in process.

Welcome to The Largest Machinery Racing Operation On Planet Earth --
Bonneville Speed Week Land Speed Racing Trials and Timing Operations is literally a small city out on the Salt Flats spread over a several dozen
miles !!

This Overview Information is for people who have Never been to Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats Before. Never mind that "Bucket List" crap for going here someday. MAKE PLANS NOW AND DO IT !
The first thing you will say is "WOW!! I should have done this YEARS AGO ! This is AMAZING !!"

Welcome to the Best Kept Secret of Racing Value on the Planet !
Over A Week In Hot Rod Heaven !!

WHY Spend $50 - $175 for A One Day Seat at a little NASCAR or Drag Race when you can get an entry pass for Just $50 at Bonneville Speed Week and Spend up to 10 Full Days out on the Salt on a Vast 375 Square Mile Spread !! plus, A $10 Pit Entry Pass gets full access to the pits in 3 rows that are Miles Long !! This is SALT Distancing where the activities are miles apart..

AND There's SIX MILES of FREE Camping on Your Public Land that you already pay for in Taxes - right alongside of the road that comes into the Salt Flats !! PLUS a FREE Hot Rod Side Show right in Wendover outside the Nugget Casino and Hotel over the weekend with literally Thousands of Vintage Hot Rods and Racers Coming and going. !! Have the time of your live every day and night for over a week !!
There's NOTHING like THAT anywhere else in the world !! That's For SURE !!

With THAT in Mind - There are things you must know and do - not what you just think this place is.
Because It's the only place of it's kind on the continent - with it's own environment and climate.
First of All - The Geographical Demographic of this operation covers an area that extends 15 Miles (24 Km) Wide and 25 Miles (40 Km) long; which is 375 Square Miles (603 Km) of Area !
That's an operating space
big enough to fit All of New York City or Dallas Texas inside of it !!
Philadelphia Pennsylvania and Denver Colorado could also be put inside of it with room to spare.
That's how big the spread of this operation IS !!
So if you think you are just going to drive out in your car and park it and go to a racetrack and sit yourself in the grandstand in one place and see everything going on
you have not a clue as to the activities and HUGENESS of what this is...
This is NOT a race track like NASCAR where you sit in a grandstand and cars come racing by all afternoon and go in laps around a race course round and around, over and over for a few hours and then it's all over and done. The activities go on for over a week.! You get your money's worth when you come to the SALT ! 

There is NO race track with Laps
in Bonneville Salt Flats Racing! It's Specialized Vehicles - Machines that go Straight down designated courses one at a time with speed timed miles racing as fast as possible for many miles in a straight line and attempting to break the current speed record on file for that particular vehicle class and structure.
This action goes on all day long for over a week.

It's more comparable to Bobsled racing in the Olympics, where one competitor at a time goes down the course to get the best time and speed record for the team and vehicle class..
THE Bonneville Salt Flats is the Largest Vehicle Racing Operational Space in The World !!
You could put a Dozen NASCAR Facilities Inside the place and still have miles of room around it !
A Facility this large is operating on a space bigger than most cities in the USA.
So if you are coming here for the first time you will need see all that's on this page and bear this in mind and prepare yourself accordingly... There's all kinds of other amazing things to see that goes along with vehicles running down the course.
Work your way down this page for a glimpse into the World of Bonneville Speed Week...

The Miraculous part of it all is that it's ALL assembled and coordinated on an area that's literally just EMPTY pristine open space and on a bed of salt - Literally put up and then taken down and put into storage every year. ALL by a small crew of Volunteers and Workers that spend Months out on that Salt Flats driving Thousands of miles around on it putting it all into place and then operating it with the multitudes of teams and spectators.
The Environment of the Salt is Maintained in Pristine Condition throughout and left in perfect form.
Speed Week is the backbone of the Save The Salt Coalition.

FASTEST Wheel Driven Speed Ever Recorded at World Finals !
Here's the video from Impound...
Here's the Full 6 Minute Video on the Record Run..
First 500 MPH Recorded Speed..

Keep Going on this page for lots of specific details..

An overview of what happens

This is a Main Map Detail Page with Links to Pix and Videos of The Individual Areas Shown on the map...
375 Square Miles of Operations Makes this The Largest Sports and Racing Operation anywhere in the Entire World.

  The Bonneville Salt Flats Are Perfect
The Vast Perspective middle area with this official University Mesonet image located 4 miles into the salt. The Mountains in the distance are 20 to 40 miles away and the summits are over 10,000 Feet in altitude ! The salt is at 4,200 feet so they are over a full mile higher than the salt flats.


Bonneville Speed Week 2017 Layout Map
Above is A Speed Week Typical Course Layout Map Based on Salt Flats Conditions.
The 2020 MAP is configured in accordance with Salt Observation of Surface Conditions by BNI Officials.
The Areas to be implemented are based on how Nature moved the salt during the winter wet season.

Layout Map of Bonneville Salt Flats

This is a copy of the Google Images Map of The Bonneville Salt Flats
It is marked with specifics of the relative distances from Interstate 80 exit 4 approximating the various course location positions. Actual Accurate distances can be correlated with the Annual Course Map Drawing showing the designated Salt Layout for the current year based on surface conditions.
Open Pinch to Stretch it on Phone and Tablet Devices.

Scroll Down this page for A VERY DETAILED Sequential Distance
Numbered Breakdown SUMMARY of the Above Map Information
(Fully Explained for People who have never been here before
who have no idea about how it operates and what it is)
Sorting out all the activity going on over hundreds of square miles of Salt Flats
Starting at the Interstate Exit
and working outward onto the Salt Flats for over 10 Miles (16 Km)....


Bonneville Salt Flats Exit 4
(1) THE ARRIVAL ! This is Interstate 80 Exit 4 in Utah heading North from the exit.



From I 80 Exit 4 at Sinclair to Salt Flats Entrance for 5 miles - 8.04 Km
(2) Your first encounter of activity is The Five Miles of FREE Outback Primitive Camping along the access road with a bend to the right a third of the way along it as shown here on the yellow road sign.
Speed Week Bonneville Salt Flats Camping by Bend In The Road
THIS IS A FREE OPEN AREA which extends for 5 miles where you can set up and camp. Some people come weeks ahead and hang around for a whole month on a summer holiday vacation from late July through the end of August.
Camping Along Access Road To Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week

Aussie Camping Along Bonneville Access Road During Speed Week
 The famous 'Bend In The Road' is nearly midway along the road to the Bonneville Salt Flats Entrance - about 2 miles (3.21 Km) from interstate exit With Camping all along the stretch on the south side.
(It's The Right Turn toward Salt Flats entrance on the Access Road)
Camping along Bonneville Salt Flats Access Road

Along the 5 Mile Stretch of Open Area Public Camping along South Side of The Access Road you have Self Contained FREE Primitive Camping on BLM Land with No Provisions Whatsoever. Thousands of tents and campers and rigs spread out and fill it in for miles and it becomes a small desert city and hot rod carnival.


5 Miles; 8.04 Km in from Interstate Exit 4
(3) Main Gate Entrance onto The Bonneville Salt Flats Area that
goes out onto the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Main Gate Entering SpeedWeek
Welcome to the worlds largest waterless ocean.


(4) Main Access Road Driving out ONTO THE SALT
is The Salt Flats Highway
(Runs along The entire Salt Flats Operations for 10 miles; 16 Km)

This daily Trek is the motoring equivalent of riding on a boat onto the sea;
there is nothing in any direction for many many miles.

(This is half way out into the SALT Flats activity)

(5) About 3 Miles (4.82 Km) in from SALT entrance
About 8 Miles (12.87 Km) from I 80 Exit 4

Video of Activity watch it through for runs that go on.
Bear in mind that the 2 cars at the end are nearly 5 miles away
and you can still hear them as plainly as when they were right in front of you..

Bonneville Starting Line Activity
  The Timing Courses Mile Zero Starting Line Area
This is where all participants Launch onto groomed courses with timed miles to compete against their particular speed record that is already on the books and attempt to Exceed it.


(6) Is located about 5 Miles (8.04 Km) out from Salt Entrance and 10 Miles (16 Km) from Interstate Exit 4. IF You want to be at The ONE place where all these amazing vehicles that run on the salt line up as they arrive and get examined, then you need to GO HERE to the Main Bonneville Operations Area with your cameras to take historic Magazine cover style photographs. This is an international event - with vehicles and attendees from countries all around the globe arriving here.
THIS Location is LITERALLY The Grand Central Station of Land Speed Racing for the Entire World.!
To see the best of this You'll need to be here as the operation first opens to competing vehicles for check in and Tech Inspection on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings before 8AM to see this one time occurrence before the actual courses are open. These vehicles proceed from here to the pit area that extends along the salt for several miles.

Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week Operations Area and Tech Inspection
THIS is the Main Hub of Speedweek's SCTA-BNI Bonneville Operations.
A Busy Bustling Area of Check in with Tech Inspection - Official Programs - Rule Books - Tee Shirts - Souvenirs - Main Information Area - Media and Press - Etc.

Speed Week Tech Inspection with Streamliner
Here a Streamliner is opened up and undergoes Stringent Tech Inspection.

Speed Week Technical Inspection Check in Area  Speed Week Technical Inspection Check in Area
Various Teams and Land Speed Machines Arrive and Undergo Inspection

Speed Week Technical Inspection Check in Area   Speed Week Technical Inspection Check in Area
This Team has brought their Land Speed Motorcycle all the way from Russia. :-)

Speed Week Technical Inspection Check in Area   Speed Week Technical Inspection Check in Area
The Process goes on all day long from 8AM to the Evening as cars get inspected and then head into their pit area.

Speed Week Technical Inspection Check in Area   Speed Week Technical Inspection Check in Area
Incredible Genius is used to create pristine artwork with the structure of high speed machinery the likes of which you will see nowhere else in the world but here at Bonneville Salt Flats Events SpeedWeek World Finals World of Speed and so on.

BNI Bonneville Sales Trailer at Speed Week
This Main Operations Window has ALL Event Programs, Memorabilia - Posters, T-Shirts, Historic Collectibles, Land Speed Rule Books - Special Pins, Etc..

NOTE That The Images shown above are but a mere 1 minute walk through sampling of Thursday Morning Activity Before Speedweek as the Vehicles start arriving. This Main Bonneville Operations Area activity with Registration and Tech Inspection for Competing Vehicle Check In always starts off with a big crowd of participants showing up Thurs and Friday before the courses open and then goes on daily for a week, with this big initial mid week rush before Speed Week gets underway. Check with the officials performing setup when you arrive in the area several days early as to when the Tech Inspection check in will open up.


(7) About 5 Miles out (8.04 Km)  from Salt Entrance and 10 Miles (16 Km) from Interstate Exit 4Bonneville Salt Flats Impound Area Speed Week

Record Setting Cars at  Impound at Bonneville Salt Flats
The IMPOUND Area - Near Tech Inspection and Beginning of Pit Area
Look for the Big Yellow Vertical Flag with the word IMPOUND ! as shown in the pix above.
As records in different classes are exceeded every day, the machines who achieve this are then parked here for inspection and examination by Official Technical Inspectors. It's The Place for Once in a lifetime photo opportunities of the parked Unique and Amazing Machines for the Speed Week Spectator.

This is the Highlight of the event a Must See and Do !
Experience the Sunrise On The Salt !

About 5 Miles out (8.04 Km) from Salt Entrance and 10 Miles (16 Km) from Interstate Exit 4

(8) ALL Impound Record Setter's Need to Return for a 2nd Run.
These are known as "Return Runs"
This Daily Lineup occurs Mornings by 6:30 AM ONLY!!
You need to be up and out and at the entrance of the salt by 6 AM to get out there in time. !!

By 7AM or so this lineup queue then gets addressed by officials and starts moving and proceeds onward, immediately moving 3 miles (4.82 Km) down to the Starting Lines at Course Mile Zero and The Daily Timing Run Activity gets underway after that for all competing vehicles. They will then run early in the calm of dawn when the viewing and sound is totally spectacular !!!! AND run FAST to exceed the record speed on file and finalize their setting the new speed record for their vehicle and class. One after another they make these astonishing runs.
How this intricate process works: All Participants that exceeded the speed on record the previous day had their vehicles placed into IMPOUND for tech inspection and they now come back out from IMPOUND onto the causeway and line up with their machines into a staging Queue which then proceeds onward and Returns - to make a second timed run - to mile Zero and the starting line for the various courses their vehicle class is running on. If this return also run exceeds the speed record currently on file, the speed of both of the runs is then averaged for a net speed which now becomes the new Permanent record in the books for that class and machine, which stands until it is exceeded again by another run in the future..
Most importantly, the objective here with the return run is to run at the crack of dawn when it's dead calm and the salt and the air is all nice and cool and conditions are ideal.

Shown Here are SpeedWeek '18 Wed Morning Impound Pre-Dawn Warmups
Speed Week Impound Return Run Lineup
If you want to come onto the SALT in time for this from Wendover,
you should be on the road 5:30-6 AM in the dark.

This is an absolutely Fantastic one time photo op for getting pix of machines with drivers and team participants all Queued up and observe and simultaneously take pictures of the majestic Sunrise on the SALT which is also happening at this time and is amazing in a different way Every Day with a 200 mile open in all directions view to the sun rising !
It's a Once in a Lifetime Experience for people there for the first time :-)
Speed Week Record Setter's Return Run Line up From Impound
The vehicles line up on the competition causeway just outside of impound
This is near Main Operations Tech Inspection  Vendors and Food Area.


(9) About 5 Miles out (8.04 Km)  from Salt Entrance and
10 Miles (16 Km) from Interstate Exit 4
Extending outward for 2 (3.21 Km) to 4 miles (6.5 Km)

Cars at the Pits During Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats
This pit area literally extends onward for miles along the causeway on the SALT.
It is also several rows wide. One can spend several days just meandering around this area visiting with the various teams and watching them configure their land speed machines.

Pit Area Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week
Long view into Pit Area along causeway that extends onward for miles.
The Mountains in the background are 40 miles away.!

This great Walk around video takes you into the pits to see but a smattering of the various team operations all busy with their machines as well as the other hot rods and coming and going activity.

Ron and Slim at Speed Week Radio Station
 Ron and Slim
The Voices of Speed Week

Here's A 45 Minute Sample From start of Tues Speedweek 2017 with return runs.
Radio is on 8-10 Hrs each day..

Bonneville Speed Week is such a huge operation that it has it's own FM Radio Station!
The radio station broadcast trailer, transmitter and antenna tower are located along the causeway about a mile into the pit area. The Salt Flats expanse is ideal for transmitting a radio signal into the line of sight miles. The station can be picked up for dozens of miles in all open directions outward along the Salt Flats and on Interstate 80 by all the passing traffic. When you go around the mountain into Wendover the signal fades since FM can't pass through the solid rock mountain formations.
The Radio Station tune in frequency is always posted online or available at the main entrance gate. Set your car radio to the station and You can hear the world famous long time announcers Ron Christensen and Seldom Seen Slim - the voices of Speed Week - who both have been announcing land speed racing activity for many decades. They announce every run and are human encyclopedias of information on the activities as it occurs.
The station goes on the air every morning as the Salt opens for the day before the return runs and goes off the air every evening as the Salt Closes for the day. The Radio Station can also be accessed from Phone APPS that make the phone pick up FM radio and there is access to  live streaming online right on the web... YES The Radio Signal is streamed LIVE over the internet every day during Speed Week keep THIS LINK from the BNI website. This is All JUST Radio AUDIO Sound Streaming only and not connected with any web cam - which cannot possibly show activity spread over 300 square miles of area.
It is also
archived onto where you then can go back and listen to each days activity in a player after Speed Week - all year long and hear the record runs and all the action that you observed on the Bonneville Salt Flats in person. ! That's great treatment for Salt Fever until the next Speed Week. :-)


(10) Food Service and Supply Vendor Area - Near Impound in above pictures
About 5 Miles out (8.04 Km) from Salt Entrance and 10 Miles (16 Km) from Interstate Exit 4
Speed Week Bonneville Salt Flats Food Area
Food Eating Area with Canopies Tables and Food Vendor
There's a great menu of hearty food for hungry Spectators, Racing competitors and their pit crews

Sunbeat Sunglasses On The Salt

Sunbeat Sunglasses Specifically Filtered for Bonneville Salt Flats Glare

Mike Sunbeat Sunglasses on Salt Flats during speed week

Sunbeat has Proper Eye Protection with Special Lenses which are Tailored to the specific Light Exposure and Glare which reflects off the SALT ! A comprehensive collection of Eye Protection in many styles. A complete collection of custom eye wear and fancy colored sunglasses etc. Also Special White Hats with Long Brims and Neck Shields like the one he's wearing standing behind the counter in the above photo. Once you get one of those hats you won't want to go about on the SALT without it !
IF you are a spectator coming for the first time you need to go here.
There's also a large variety of other hats - Straw Hats AND Woman's Men's and Children's hats.
All Geared Toward Protection From The Sun.
IF you have sensitive eyes and wear special expensive prescribed sun shield lenses, they will not be sufficient  here and you should see Mike. There have been people who come on the SALT with these "special" sun glasses who have to leave because they are not working out here. Extended Exposure to the Bright Sun reflecting off the salt is just like looking at someone welding.
YOU MUST wear Proper Eye protection.

Safety Clean Ops on Salt
Safety Kleen Operations

West Wendover Welcome Center Setup On SaltWest Wendover Welcome Center on Salt
Need to know about what's going on in the local area and it's related information ?
  West Wendover Welcome Center Information is on
 Several Tables in the vendor area along the causeway.
Full information is below about West Wendover Welcome Center
and additional activities and sights to see.

Saltpfooing USA Fluid Operations on the Bonneville Salt Flats
Saltproofing with USA Fluid Operations Tables and windblown canopy
Right next to the food eating area along the causeway


Spectators on the Bonneville Salt Flats
(11) Salt Fever Spectator line up for Miles along the causeway  from mile Zero to mile Three
 About 3-5 Miles (4.82-8.04 Km) out from Salt Entrance
and 7-10 Miles (11.26-16 Km) from Interstate Exit 4


Follow John Wylie on YouTube for lots of Great Videos like this one here;
Taken from the top end of the timing courses.

Competitor Vehicles on the Bonneville Salt Flats Causeway

(12) Competing Vehicle Causeway Access and Return Road
This is the back and forth road which runs the 6 Miles (9.65 Km) along the area from the Pits to Mile Zero
The video of a 415 MPH RUN shows a glimpse into the activity with excited and flabbergasted spectators standing there in astonishment after watching the run. People going to and fro who are gathered all over the area for 10 miles with cameras and binoculars.
IF you are using a hand held phone or tablet and holding it out in front of you, then this video shows the wavering that you will get when zooming in to capture the car going by at high speed in the distance out on the long course..

This video is a great job doing an overview of what it's like to race Speed Week from The List


during Speed Week..

2000+ Street Rods and Hot Rods are all Cruising around on the Salt and parking at
The main gathering At The Golden Nugget - Montego Bay in downtown Wendover, NV
It's happening right on the Nevada Utah State Line !! The Ultimate Side Show !

Here's A Tiny Video Clip of The Crowd from the middle on Saturday Night
with Thousands of people Hanging in The Scene.
It's like somebody pushed a button and beamed you back to 1962 !
Behold The Vintage Crown Jewels of the Auto Industry !

Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats  Hot Rod Heaven At SpeedWeek by Bonneville Salt Flats
People Enter Alongside the Nugget Casino and Hotel to where thousands of people and Hot Rods come from all over the country to park during SpeedWeek..

Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt flats.  Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats
Working Hot Rods some of which have been on the road for over a half century drive all the distance to SpeedWeek. These cars are Not Just Garaged Car Show Eye Candy !

Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats  Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats
These Antique Cars and Hot Rods Drive out to the Salt Flats by Day and Exhibit here in the evening.

Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats  Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats
Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats  Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats
View from the middle of the area and mob of thousands enjoying the Hot Rod scene.

Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats  Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats

Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats  Hot Rod Heaven During SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats
This is just A small sampling of the Classics and Vintage Hot Rod gathering over the weekend of Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Hot Rods go down and around and behind the building parked in many long rows. See this Facebook Album Link.
The gathering starts from the Thursday speed week starts and builds into the weekend running nightly into the following week as the Hot Rods come and go.
It's all open to the public for FREE ! ! ! ! !

17 Slide Show of all the Hot Rod Gathering

This is 2018 Friday as the cars are just starting to gather for the weekend.

BNI is Bonneville Nationals

This is The Website of the Main Bonneville Operations....
SCTA - BNI Main Website
Click HERE or on the above Image to access the SCTA Main Bonneville Operations Website with Complete information and schedules for attending and competing and participating along with everything else that goes on - Radio Station Frequency and Streaming Links.


Wendover Map of Cites on State Line between Nevada and Utah
Image of West Wendover, NV and Wendover, UT Map from Google Images.
Live MAP Location


West Wendover Welcome Center Information
They are also set up on the Salt Flats in the Vendor Area during Speed Week.

Contact Information
City of West Wendover
Tourism & Convention Bureau
735 Wendover Boulevard
P.O. Box 2825
West Wendover, Nevada 89883

Phone Number
Tel: (775) 664-3138
Toll Free:  1-866-299-2489
Fax: (775) 664-2214
Talk to Kerrie Supanich

Welcome Center Website Link

 Welcome Center Google Live Map Location

YouTube Channel
Google Lookup Listing of Hotels Near Bonneville Salt Flats


#1) Taking WATER with you in bottles is absolutely the most important thing you can do.
Prepare yourselves for The Salt Flats Wide Open Desert Environment.

The Humidity out on the Salt is Nearly Zero. When the temperature is above 90 Degrees F it still feels like it's only 70F because it's so dry, and you will dehydrate and not even know it and end up feeling light headed and dizzy with Sunstroke. The effective altitude in those conditions exceeds 7,000 Feet. People who are susceptible to high altitudes making them feel dizzy will get light headed if you don't stay hydrated and drink a bottle of water every 20 - 30 minutes; even if you are sitting in the shade.. And you will Not ever sweat because it all evaporates into the zero humidity on the Salt. The Water doesn't even have to be in ice. IF you are dehydrating just drinking it will be fine even with the water at the air temperature. Splash it on your face and arms and you become cooled and it evaporates away in a minute.

Water Bottles to take onto Salt FlatsBottles of Water


Preferably from HEAD TO TOE is an Absolute MUST !

Dark and Black Material ABSORBS HEAT from the concentrated sun and reflection and gets extremely Hot out on the salt..
You walk around with clothing on your body that's 150 Degrees F..!
ALL White material reflects the sun and stays Cool. Cotton Breathes and is Preferred.
Polyester in the heat will cause excessive perspiration, B.O. and bring on prickly heat and skin rashes for some people which is an allergic reaction.
Watch the Officials at The Starting Line and in operations who are wearing totally white clothing and operating out in the sun the entire day from sunrise until late in the evening when activities cease for the day.
Even when you are staying under a Tarp the reflected sunlight from the salt is brighter than out in the sun back at home.
IF you ride in on a motorcycle, stow the leathers and go with cotton in plain white T shirts and light pants.
Many people walk with light colored umbrellas open above them as a parasol and sun shield.
Bonneville Salt Flats - B sure 2 Dress In White !!
This Guy is an example of The PROPER Way to do it !!

Please Do Not walk all the miles from the spectator area to the pits without following the above guidelines. Drive back and forth in your car and Park there - There's Miles of Open Salt all around the areas.. Pay Attention to the Vast Distance between things on the map and descriptions shown above. A Man and his young son about 11 yrs old parked their car at the spectator area by mile Zero and then walked over 3 miles in the open sun for nearly more than an hour up to the Vendor and Pit Area late in the afternoon dressed in dark clothing and with no water and when they got there they were disoriented, totally dehydrated and ready to drop. They could have just taken their car and drove there in minutes. Vendors gave them several bottles of water and sat them at the Food Service eating tables to recuperate. They didn't think they were thirsty, and then the water was all drank and gone in less than a minute..

#3) Handicapped Access and Special Needs. IF you are arriving with a special handicapped vehicle you can make advanced arrangements months ahead of time with The SCTA-BNI or STOP at the main gate and meet with the Officials there who will then address the situation and direct you to the proper area for what you are doing.

If something happens and there's a vehicle or personal emergency need, then get people and participants there around you to locate one of the Officials with 2 way radios who are moving over the areas all day to come to your specific location with assistance and help.

If you take special pills and medication make sure you have them all with you and keep extras put away in your vehicle. Remember that it's a half hour drive to get back to town and the store if anything is needed. Have water At ALL TIMES and WHITE colored towels to cover with and wet with in the event that you start to feel too hot. It only takes a couple of seconds to cool off when you wet down in that nice and dry environment.

Make it your business to be smart and take the proper things with you coming to the salt in the Exact same way you take essentials for what's important for your safety and well being when you are going out into the forest to visit camp and stay, go climbing on mountainsides, or any other place that has specific needs for the conditions and environment of that particular location.

#4) Care and Extra Batteries for Cameras and Phone.
Make sure everything is fully charged from the night before.
DO NOT leave your batteries, cameras, phones and accessories on dashboards and seats in closed up cars sitting in the hot sun. The car will become a solar oven with internal surface temperatures over 160-190 degrees F. Keep an inch of opening in all car windows when parking so heat can escape and fresh air can circulate in. Keep things stowed in an electronics bag that's kept tucked away under the seats and out of the sunlight if you are locking up a car. If your bag is dark colored, then wrap it up inside of a white towel. This preventative measure will prolong their life, keep them from getting fried, failing or worse yet, having the device and batteries fail and blow out or explode and burn up.


SADLY - - -  IT ALL ENDS !!   :(
Bonneville Sunset In Car Mirror
Heading Back From Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week to Salt Lake City.
You See the Superlative Salt Flats Sunset in the mirror..
Now Realizing that Summer in this Beautiful Dry SALT Desert is almost over.


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