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World Finals Bonneville Salt Flats

auto racing

Bonneville Speedway

The Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize this World Final event which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set highest speed in a range of categories.

Bonneville 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.

September 28–October 1, 2021
September (4th Week) Annually–October

Southern California Timing Association

Utah Salt Flats Racing Association

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

The 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.

Bonneville Salt Flats Utah Clouds

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

Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motorsports 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 the 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 meets 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.*

Peppermill Concert Hall

Peppermill Concert Hall - Wendover, Nevada, Live Music Venue, Performance Venue, Salt Lake City, Utah, Wendover, Utah, Tooele, County, Casino Resort

Nominated by the Academy of Country Music as the Casino Venue of the year, the Peppermill Concert Hall is an intimate, non -smoking venue with just 1035 seats. There isn’t a bad seat in the house with the furthest seat only 88′ from the stage! From the state of the art sound system and acoustically designed showroom this is one of the best venues in the west to see your favorite performing artist. Get geared up for your favorite band with an ice cold draft, tasty margaritas & daiquiris and a Scooby snack of popcorn with the show. Artist merchandise is available for most performers and ticket windows open 4 hours before the doors. Rock on…at the Peppermill.

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World of Speed at Bonneville Salt Flats

World of Speed

This is racing that’s put on by racers, for racers. Visit the Infamous Bonneville Salt Flats for an exceptional Motorsports experience. If you have never seen land speed racing you don’t know what your missing.

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.

September (2nd Week) Annually

Utah Salt Flats Racing Association

Southern California Timing Association

Motorcycle Racing Bonneville Salt Flats

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!

August (4th Week) Annually

BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials
Bonneville Salt Flat Speedway
Wendover, Utah

SpeedWeek at Bonneville Salt Flats

auto racing

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 the highest speed in a range of categories.

Bonneville Speedway

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

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

August (2nd Week) Annually

Bonneville Speed Week

Southern California Timing Association

Utah Salt Flats Racing Association

Charlie Daniels Band

The Peppermill Concert Hall in Wendover presents The Charlie Daniels Band Friday March 25, 2011 at 8pm

Charlie Daniels Band, Wendover, Nevada, Peppermill Concert Hall, Concert, Country Music Artist, Live music, Salt Lake city, UtahCharles Edward “Charlie” Daniels (born on October 28, 1936, in Leland, North Carolina) is an American musician known for his contributions to country and southern rock music. He is known primarily for his number one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”, and multiple other songs he has performed and written. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

Daniels is a singer, guitarist, and fiddler, who began writing and performing in the 1950s. In 1964, Daniels co-wrote “It Hurts Me” (a song which Elvis Presley recorded) with Joy Byers. He worked as a Nashville session musician, often for producer Bob Johnston, including playing electric bass on three Bob Dylan albums during 1969 and 1970, and on recordings by Leonard Cohen. Daniels recorded his first solo album, Charlie Daniels, in 1971 (see 1971 in country music). He produced the 1969 album by The Youngbloods, Elephant Mountain and played the violin on “Darkness, Darkness”.

His first hit, the novelty song “Uneasy Rider”, was from his 1973 second album, Honey in the Rock, and reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Marshall Tucker Band

The Peppermill Concert Hall presents the Marshall Tucker Band Saturday March 26, 2011 at 7pm.

Marshall Tucker Band, Wendover, Nevada, Peppermill Concert Hall,  Southern Rock, Classic Rock Music, Salt Lake City, UtahThe Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band’s blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel[1] helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s. While the band had reached the height of its commercial success by the end of the decade, the band has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for nearly 40 years.

The original lineup of the Marshall Tucker Band, formed in 1972, included lead guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter Toy Caldwell (1947–1993), keyboard player and vocalist Doug Gray (b. 1948), flutist Jerry Eubanks (b. 1950), rhythm guitarist George McCorkle (1946–2007), drummer Paul Riddle (b. 1953), and bassist Tommy Caldwell (1949–1980). They signed with Capricorn Records and in 1973 released their first LP, The Marshall Tucker Band. After Tommy Caldwell was killed in an automobile accident in 1980, he was replaced by bassist Franklin Wilkie. Most of the original band members had left by the mid-1980s to pursue other projects. The band’s lineup as of 2009 consists of Gray on vocals, guitarist Stuart Swanlund, keyboard player and flutist Marcus James Henderson, guitarist Rick Willis, bassist Pat Elwood, and drummer B.B. Borden.