Image by the author of the 2009 SCTA/BNI World Finals.
The weather in the West has claimed yet another major land speed racing event at the Bonneville Salt Flats with the announcement by the Southern California Timing Association /Bonneville Nationals, Inc. (SCTA/BNI) that the World Finals, originally scheduled for Sept. 28-Oct. 2 has been cancelled. The announcement states:
“We regret to inform you that our World Finals event has been cancelled. The salt conditions have been deteriorating and Mother Nature is not helping us with all of the recent rain storms.”
“Our Course Prep crews have made multiple trips to the salt to prepare the race courses and were not able to find even one good long course, unfortunately.”
“It is our opinion that the current salt conditions could not possibly sustain the many hundreds of vehicles that would come across the surface of the Bonneville Salt Flats at our SCTA/BNI event.”
Despite the loss of the Bonneville events, the SCTA still has plans for the three events remaining this year at El Mirage in Southern California on Sept. 13, Oct. 18 and Nov. 14-15.
For more information about SCTA and BNI events and membership, see: http://www.scta-bni.org/