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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by WZ JUNK, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,650

    WZ JUNK
    Member
    from Neosho, MO

    A great effort is underway to repair the damage to Bonneville Salt Flats. Mismanagement by a mining company and our government have led to the present poor condition for racing. Here is a link to a well written article explaining the present situation.

    http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3973645-155/op-ed-action-not-more-study-is

    Please help support this effort to repair and preserve our hot rod heritage.

    John
     
  2. MO_JUNK
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,038

    MO_JUNK
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    from Rolla, Mo.

    Good read brother. Thank you for the link.
     
  3. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247

    oj
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    Another study? thats what the government does when the most recent one is disagreeable. I wonder why government never commissions a study of itself.
     
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  4. ..........First, they could never be objective,oj, and second, they wouldn't like what they found out if the study actually was objective.:D
     
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  5. SCTA is getting ready for it's pre race inspection of the Salt Flats in preparation of this years SpeedWeek.
    I have heard conditions are good for an event this year.
     
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  6. Yes the editorial is a good description of the problem identified as gov't incompetence. Hopefully the salt is good for racing this year, after past 2 years of cancellations.
     
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  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,931

    Jalopy Joker
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  8. From what I understand, as of earlier this week, the BLM has not issued any permits allowing any racing on the bsf.

    Mick
     
  9. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,587

    A Boner
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    I guess the BLM doesn't realize that over the last few years that racers have spent billions of dollars getting their cars ready to race there!
     
  10. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,380

    jimmy six
    Member

    Ease up on the Gov't here., they read everything. Let the SCTA and the other organizations that are helping do what they need to to get us back up there. The Gov't could care less how much any of us spend on our race vehicles and certain factions there want all forms to stop....
     
  11. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,853

    sunbeam
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    I've often wondered why the salt plains in Oklahoma isn't used?
     
  12. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,650

    WZ JUNK
    Member
    from Neosho, MO

    This question has been asked before. I do not remember the answer but I do remember that there is a reason that this area is not suitable. There are a lot of factors that make Bonneville a one of a kind place. Racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats is a unique experience. Setting land speed records seems like a simple idea but in reality it is very complex. The rules that govern the attempts and the conditions make it more demanding than you can imagine. But overcoming these obstacles make success more rewarding.

    All Hot Rodding, began on the dry lakes. It is important to preserve our heritage.

    John
     
  13. Good piece by Landspeed Louise
     
  14. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,512

    aircap
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    Multiple reason why here:
    (1) The salt is only about .100" deep
    (2) It's a tourist area and people are always digging up the selenium crystals that grow in the sand
    (3) It's not a big area at all compared to Bonneville, and is right next to a lake - no safety at all
    I've been there - it's NOTHING like Bonneville, and totally unsuited for motorsports of any kind
     
  15. deucendude
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 569

    deucendude
    Member
    from norcal

    I hope there will be some positive action soon to actually save the salt. we need to go racing!.
     

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