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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

EVENT UPTATE: Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials cancelled

2015 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials cancelled

Also known as the AMA’s Land Speed Grand Championship, this year's Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials have had to be cancelled.
The following is from a press release posted to the event website by organizer Delvene Manning's Delicate Promotions team ...

"Over the past year, we have all been working towards the goal of racing motorcycles at the Bonneville Salt Flats [again at the end of August this year].
"As the event management, it is always our intent to run the premier motorcycle land speed racing event, the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, at Bonneville. However, we are always beholden to mother nature to provide us with good conditions in the environment that we all dedicate our time and resources to.
"Last year we were able to hold an event when conditions were stacked against us. This year, the conditions have been improving, but not at the pace needed. We have assessed the conditions and we are unable to sustain the minimum standards for a premier event.
"Due to this, we are cancelling the 2015 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, presented by N-Grained Inc.

"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.  Although we are cancelling, other events are still scheduled for this season. Our decision does not affect the ability for other events to proceed."
Read the full release, including current salt condition and weather related issue explanations at