Tag Archives: Motorcycles

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats, Tooele County, Wendover, Nevada, World Speed Racing, Auto, Motorcycle, RecordThe Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely-packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”.

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing.The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats Auto Racing, Speedway, California, Nevada, Wendover, Cars, MotorcyclesBonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motor sports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motor sports in 1912, but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meet on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized scattered between the larger public meets.*

*All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License‎ – Wikipedia

UVU Auto Expo & Swap Meet

Auto Show, Car Show, UVU Auto Expo, Swap Meet, Lehi Utah, Utah Valley University, Fundraiser, MotorsportsUVU hosts it’s annual Auto Expo and Swap Meet each year in the third week of May at the Utah Valley University Campus, featuring thousands of spectators and more than 700 car/ motorcycle entries competing for over 120 awards.

The Auto Expo is among the largest car shows in Utah and features local car/motorcycle clubs as well as unique private collections.

3rd Week of May Anually

UVU Auto Expo & Swap Meet
800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058 (801) 592-0312

Sports

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Vivint Smart Home Arena Utah Jazz NBA Basketball
Rocky Mountain Raceways Motorsports

Sandy

Rio Tinto Stadium Real Soccer

Tooele County

Tooele

Miller Motorsports Park Motorsports

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Provo

LaVell Edwards Stadium Football – BYU Cougars

Smith Field House

Orem

UCCU Events Center

Iron County

Cedar City

Centrum Arena

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Baseball
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Orem

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Weber County

Ogden

Junction City Roller Dolls Roller Derby

Motorcycle Racing Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats Motorcycle Racing, BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, Wendover, Nevada, Utah, MotorsportsNow in it’s 16th year, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials continue to be solely dedicated to motorcycles. This event offers world and national record breaking opportunities. Top contenders in many classes, including streamliners, biding for the absolute world record, will be there. Everyone can have a shot at the course, you can ‘Run Watcha Brung’, or battle it out for records, cash or glory!

*4th Week of August

BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials Website

Cycle Fest

Recent developments in the XTRM AMA Pro Racing Supermoto Championship will put added emphasis on this weekend’s headline event in the third annual Cycle Fest presented by Bully Dog Technologies at Miller Motorsports Park.

Series organizers have announced that the scheduled season finale for the XTRM AMA Pro Racing Supermoto Championship at California’s Mammoth Mountain on September 20 has been canceled, and that this weekend’s event at Miller Motorsports Park will now be a season-ending double-header event. All three divisions (Supermoto Lites, Supermoto Premier and Supermoto Unlimited) will have two feature races on Sunday.

This will add more excitement to what was already going to be an action-packed weekend for two-wheeled enthusiasts.

On Saturday and Sunday, the historic racing machines of the American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association (AHRMA) will host the Bonneville Vintage Grand Prix on the East Course of the main track. Among the highlights will be a Le Mans-start race for Honda CB160s featuring former World Superbike Champion Doug Polen, and the always-amazing two-man sidecars, with the passenger (known as “the monkey”) shifting their body from side to side, sometimes hanging completely off the machine, to maximize traction through the corners.

While AHRMA is racing on the East Course, Miller Motorsports Park’s own amateur motorcycle road racing series, the Plaza Cycle Masters of the Mountains, will race on the West Course, featuring some of the top contemporary amateur racers from throughout the western United States.

Joining the pro Supermoto riders at the Miller Karting Complex’s state-of-the-art Supermoto course will be an amateur event on Saturday featuring the XTRM AMA Amateur Supermoto Championship along with MMP’s local Utah Supermoto Championship.

http://www.millermotorsportspark.com/release/double-header-season-finale-ama-supermoto-championship-headlines-cycle-fest/

Motorcycle Racing

Monster Energy AMA Supercross

MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS, AN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The AMA series begins in late December and continues until mid-May. It consists of 17 rounds in the Supercross Class, and 8 rounds in Supercross Lites West Class in December and 8 rounds in the Supercross Lites East Class in February, which the final round has the East-West Shootout in May, and 17 major tracks all over the continental United States. Each has two Heat Races in both classes.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross Motocross Race, Racing, Salt Lake City, Utah, Rice Eccles Stadium, MotocyclesSupercross class has 8 laps, and Supercross Lites class has 6 laps, each has 20 riders in both classes, and the top 9 riders will finish and moves on straight to the Main Event. Other riders will go to the Last Chance Qualifier. In the Last Chance Qualifier, Each has 22 riders in both classes. Riders in the Supercross Class that failed in any two Heat Races will race 6 laps, where the final two riders finish and moves on to the Main Event.
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In the Supercross Class, riders in the top 10 in points who have failed to qualify in any two Heat Races and the LCQ will use a Provisional for the Main Event. In the Main Event, there will be 22 riders for 15 laps in the Supercross Lites Class, and 20 riders for 20 laps in the Supercross Class. In both classes after the Main Event the winner will receive 25 AMA points. If there’s rain in the forecast, the riders will be racing in the mud, and the Main Event will be reduced to 10 laps in the Supercross Lites class, and 15 laps in the Supercross class. All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License Wikipedia

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Main Event – 7:00PM
Doors Open/Practice & Qualifying – 12:00PM

Ticket Prices

  • GOLD CIRCLE – $40
  • PRICE LEVEL 2 – $25
  • TREADHEAD® – $10
  • (All tickets $5 more day of show. All tickets subject to Facility Fees and Service, Handling, and Convenience Charges.)

Tickets available at the Rice-Eccles Box Office, online at www.utahtickets.com, or charge by phone at (801) 581-UTIX.