Bonneville Salt Flats flooding also results in cancellation of FIM Land Speed World Records
PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 14, 2022) — Due to flooding from a significant storm and multiple subsequent storm systems in Northern Utah, the 2022 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship on the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, has been canceled, along with the FIM Land Speed World Records.
The event’s assessment team, led by Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (BMST) promoter Delvene Reber, reviewed current conditions of the Bonneville Salt Flats both by air and on the ground on August 12 and 13, and determined that all track locations and alternatives are still flooded.
With between 4 and 10 inches of water in many places, the team determined there’s no possibility the water will recede and the salt will dry sufficiently in time for track preparations and operations to begin.
“We are all disappointed that we are forced to cancel,” said Reber. “We have spent a year plus preparing for this event and investing in improvements.”
Reber added that BMST will be in touch directly with participants soon with further information. Additional updates will be provided on the event website at BonnevilleMST.com.
To learn more about the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, visit https://americanmotorcyclist.com/land-speed/.
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