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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bob K, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    I got to Wendover about 4:30 this afternoon and drove through a small shower on I 80 at the B'ville exit. I checked in and went to the end of the road to see what it looked like.

    I must warn you, This is not Pretty.
    Mud Mud and more Mud


    There were some folks walking around in ankle deep water until one of the course workers drove out to tell them to get off the salt. Did he even offer them a ride, hell no.

    This is a lot of water folks, I do know that it drys out fairly fast but we shall just have to wait and see.




    I did run into my friend Timmy McMaster the world famous Y Block Guy though, he was gonna camp at the bend in the road to be in line first thing in the morning, good luck Tim.


    Now here is the bad news, it is 7:22 in Wendover are we are having THIS RIGHT NOW.

    The heavy black line is the Nevada, Utah border, I 80 is the highway, the raceway in the first picture is just where the green is above the highway. In the second picture you can see that the red is now over the speedway. It has been raining like this for over an hour now and it don't look like the end is in sight.


    Here is a picture of the latest radar image at 8:30 MDT.
    If I was a betting man, I would say there ain't gonna be a speed week

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.


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  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    That is going to SUCK.
  3. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,044


    That doesn't look good. I feel sorry for all the teams that have put in so much effort to get there if that is the case.
    The year we went was as hot as hell, not a rain cloud in sight.
  4. ryno
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,471


    come to joplin, well put together some daily runs to cool spots...
    hot-rod roadster and bchrismer like this.

  5. It'll be real interesting to see if anyone can turn this lemon into lemonade Sorry for those who have worked for years to get there. Not sure what I'd do.
  6. It will never dry up to the point where they will be able to race SAFELY!!!!!
  7. DYNO360
    Joined: Jul 8, 2014
    Posts: 68


    I hate to hear that the flats are a mess, but the sad truth is the salt flats have been deteriorating for years, and the area suitable for racing has been less and less.
  8. rd martin
    Joined: Nov 14, 2006
    Posts: 2,449

    rd martin
    from indiana

    dam that sucks! hate to see you drive all the way out there bob, but I would bet a thousand bucks you will come up with some pie!!!! did you go out by your self?
  9. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Nope no pie yet, didn't even get any ice cream tonight.

  10. 193257
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 325


    Check the scta Facebook page. looks like they are delaying the racing one day. still having tech on Friday. Its not on their scta website yet.
  11. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 4,187

    from Central IL

    Well that gives you plenty of time to make it to Joplin then.
    bchrismer likes this.
  12. twenty8tudor
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
    Posts: 858

    from Ohio

    oh no :( thats to bad! I was sad i didnt make it this year.. hoping to go again next year and have the RPU done.... hope it clears up and they can run!!
  13. jr9162
    Joined: Sep 8, 2008
    Posts: 247


    Dang Bob. Sorry to hear the bad weather report. I can't make it due to working on relocating to East TN. Well, at least you can go to the casino and eat some good chow at a decent price.
  14. Not sure how long it takes to dry up, but racing is scheduled for the week. If it can't start on the weekend, there could still be 3-4 days of salt. Keep your fingers crossed for dry weather and some breeze.
  15. Glad I saw this.........Taking a little vacation to Las Vegas and I was thinking about a bonzai trip up there. Hope it dries out for everyone.
  16. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,384


    It's always possible for the prevailing wind to move that lake down course. Don't despair yet.
  17. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,271


    from SCTA-BNI web page:

    Salt Report Wed Aug 6th

    The Bonneville Salt Flats has experienced a flash cell that came over within the last hour. The storm left additional water on the salt that had been drying out nicely. Therefore the SCTA has decided to delay all activities one full day. Inspection will be held Friday, with the first racing day now scheduled for Sun Aug 10. Please do not use the access road as you will be turned around. Further updates will be posted tomorrow (Thurs) afternoon. We still believe the event will occur based on the current weather forecast.
  18. rileyrecords25
    Joined: Jul 27, 2010
    Posts: 100


    The one day delay was posted before bobs news of more rain! Not looking good!
  19. Ah Shit, and I was gonna pull out this morning to be there Saturday. Always next year. See ya on the road sumwhere Bob
  20. Well Bob your good at watching paint dry, so try to adapt. Safe travels.
  21. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,960

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Hi Bob bad news.. be safe out there..
    I still laugh when I see this pic...

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  22. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

  23. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Ha Ha Ha Ha !!!!!!!!

  24. I remember the story behind that photo,Boyd Coddington drove his big motor home where he shouldn't on the salt,,3 wreckers got stuck tring to pull him out. HRP
  25. Well if you're a gambling man Bob you can always hit the casinos! :)
  26. I'm still flying in tonight. I caught the fever in 2011 and I will be there unless they cancel the meet.

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  27. jerry
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,473


    The weather forecast for the week looks good, only 10% chance of rain on fri. and clear thru the rest of the time! Saw it on FB from the SCTA.

  28. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,730

    from Neosho, MO

    Thanks for posting Bob. It is difficult to keep up with what is going on at Bonneville. There are many gaps and misinformation on the net. I try to keep from bothering the teams I work with as I know they are busy and tired. Now I am sure they are disappointed too. Let us hope that the water will disappear and they will have good salt and good runs.

    See you in a few days.

  29. Hope everything works out for all the guys!! Be safe and have fun.
  30. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 4,126

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    Thanks for the news even though it is not real good. If you have a chance to look over at the camp spot at The Bend could you see how wet it is. That place can be damp in dry years and it is not far from where some of your muddy/water standing pictures were taken before last nights shower. My old Viet Nam vet buddy makes me sleep between him and the drainage ditch because he's still afraid the saltwater crocs will get him. We are planing to head out Saturday.

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