The AMA, sanctioning body of the Land Speed Grand Championship at the Bonneville Salt Flats, has today announced the 2015 running of the event, scheduled to take place August 29-September 3, is cancelled due to poor salt conditions.
Below is the full press release from the AMA:
Much to the dismay of competitors, volunteers and the event promoter, the 2015 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 3 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, has been canceled due to poor conditions on the salt flats.
“Over the past year, we have all been working toward the goal of racing motorcycles at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and it is always our intent to run the premier motorcycle land speed racing event at Bonneville,” said Event Manager Delvene Manning. “However, we are always subject to Mother Nature to provide us with good conditions that we all dedicate our time and resources to.
“We have assessed the conditions, and we are unable to sustain the minimum standards for a premier event,” Manning said. “It’s been an extremely difficult decision to make, and one we have not taken lightly. Our dedicated team has put in countless hours to evaluate the options for course layouts, the quality of the course, pit locations, salt flats on/off accessibility, course volume sustainability, and the impact on salt flats resources.”
Manning said the team appreciates everyone’s patience as they sort through the details of the cancelation, and they will be in touch with participants in the coming weeks with further information.
Manning also thanked the volunteers and sponsors for their contributions, in addition to the AMA and FIM organizations and support staff.
The Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, is the premier motorcycle land-speed racing event in the world. This AMA-sanctioned event, which also includes Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme recognition, offers competitors the opportunity to clinch AMA national and FIM world records aboard machines from 50cc mini-bikes to 3,000cc.
Information about future events, rules, classes and existing records are available at www.BonnevilleSpeedTrials.com.