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Bonneville Speed Week Cancellation Spurs Proposals for Salt Flats Replenishment

Posted August 24, 2015 10:30 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Bonneville raceway racing salt flats

With the annual Bonneville Speed Week cancelled for the second year in a row-and with other racing events at the Bonneville Salt Flats already nixed or in jeopardy of not taking place this year-thanks in part to diminishing salt levels, racers and land-speed racing enthusiasts have started looking for ways to replenish the salt flats. And for somebody to blame.

"We want to try to do something beyond another study," said Stuart Gosswein, senior director for federal government affairs for SEMA and one of the leaders for the Save the Salt Coalition. For that reason, Gosswein said that Save the Salt has begun talks with "all interested parties," including the racing community, the Intrepid Potash mining company and the Bureau of Land Management.

What's in the future of this famous speedway?

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Re: Bonneville Speed Week Cancellation Spurs Proposals for Salt Flats Replenishment

08/25/2015 10:32 PM

The salt has gone where the money is.

The racers don't contribute to the right politicians or make enough of an economic contribution to the area to justify the cost of remediation.

Maybe Speed Weeks has run its course.

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