World of Speed Cancelled

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After the cancellation of Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats, racers and fans have been looking forward to the World of Speed event to cheer up the cancellation blues.  Unfortunately, after much deliberation and searching, officials were unable to find enough space suitable for the event at the Salt Flats and came to the decision to cancel the event.

The announcement was made via Facebook by Utah Salt Flats Racing Association on Saturday.  It read, “After many hours of looking for, test dragging and inspecting the Bonneville Salt Flats on August 28th the USFRA team was unable to find a long or short course that would sustain or provide a safe venue for a 300 vehicle, multi-day event.  It is with heavy heart and great disappointment that the World of Speed for 2015 is cancelled.”

In addition to the World of Speed being cancelled, this year’s VW Challenge Nationals has also been cancelled.  Officials are hopeful that the coming rain in the winter months will help restore the conditions of the Salt Flats so that racers can be back at it in 2016.

Below is a list of other VW Challenge races that fans can enjoy:

Sep 4-6 “Harvest Event”.  Loring Timing Association (36hp & BB Challenge) one and one half mile standing start time trial, Loring AFB, Limestone, Maine. All VW racers and spectators welcome. For information visit www.loringtiming.com. For 36hp & BB Challenge guideline information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge

 

Sep 4-6 – The COLORADO MILE (36hp & BB Challenge). NOTE: One mile standing start time trial, Watkins, CO (near Denver). All VW racers and spectators welcome. For information visit[email protected] or www.usmileracing.com  . For 36hp & BB Challenge guideline information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge

 

CANCELLEDSept 12-15 World of Speed (130 MPH Club and 36hp & BB Challenge). One mile standing start time trial (along with unlimited top speed streamliners and hot rods on the long eight mile course) at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT. All VW racers and spectators welcome. For information visit www.saltflats.com . For 36hp & BB Challenge guideline information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge. Pit set-up and tech inspection begins September 11th.

 

Sep 19-20 – Autumn Mile (UKTA Speed Record Club-Straightliners) have just announced a second one mile top speed event to be held at the Elvington Air Base in York, England (36hp & BB Challenge). Records will be set by averaging two runs in opposite directions. All VW racers and spectators welcome. For information visit http://www.straightliners.co.uk orhttps://www.facebook.com/malcolm.pittwood.1 . For 36hp & BB VW Challenge information visit

https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge  .

 

CANCELLEDSep 19-26 – Kalahari Desert Speedweek. Hakskeenpan, South Africa.

GPS/Laser timing for all race vehicles. All VW racers and spectators welcome. For information visit http://www.speedweeksa.com or

https://www.facebook.com/KalahariDesertSpeedweek .

For 36hp & BB Challenge guideline information visit

https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge .

 

Sept 26-27  East Coast Timing Association (36hp & BB Challenge). One mile standing start time trial, Wilmington, Ohio. All VW racers and spectators welcome. For information visit www.ecta-lsr.com . For 36hp & BB Challenge guideline information visithttps://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge .

 

CANCELLED  – Sep 29-Oct 2 – World Finals Speed Trials (NOT a 36hp & BB Challenge event!). Three and five mile S.C.T.A./B.N.I. sanctioned standing start time trial on the fabled Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Full competition Volkswagen land speed racers only! Spectators welcome. For information visit www.scta-bni.org .

 

TBA   AUSTRALIA  Temora 1000   ( one kilometer course ). Originated in 2011, this will be the fifth held at the Temora Airport near Temora, NSW.  VW racers and spectators welcome. For information contact  [email protected]   www.temora1000.com. For 36hp & BB Challenge guideline information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge

 

Oct 23-25  The TEXAS MILE (36hp Challenge). One mile standing start time trial, Beeville, TX. All VW racers and spectators welcome. For information email [email protected]. For 36hp & BB Challenge guideline information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge .

 

FILLED ENTRYNov 22  AUSTRALIA  Snowy Mountain 1000   ( one kilometer course ). Originated in 2012, this will be the second event held at the Snowy Mountain Airport near Coomba, NSW.  VW racers and spectators welcome. For information contact  [email protected] . For 36hp & BB Challenge guideline information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/36hpvw.challenge .

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