Bonneville Salt Lake Flats
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 116 , Segment 1
Episode: Bonneville Salt Flats, Chile Peppers, Cycling Headphones
- Aug 10, 2015 9:00 pm
- 16:09 mins
Guest: Kevin Oliver, West Desert District Manager for the Bureau of Land Management in Utah. Last weekend was to have been the annual Speed Week race on the legendary Utah expanse known as the Bonneville Salt Flats. Racers driving anything with wheels have long congregated to the spot hoping to reach speeds of 300 or 400 miles per hour – and of course, set a record. The event was cancelled this year, just as it was last year. Race organizers say there’s not enough smooth, hard salt to race on. Mud is oozing up through the salt crust that forms the bed of an ancient lake called Bonneville which once filled the entire Salt Lake Valley.