First time out to Speed Week out on the Salt Flats.
Not only was this the first time to Speed Week: Known to some as the last true amateur racing competition.
But it was also my first time to the Salt Flats in the 7 years I’ve lived in Utah.
I’ve passed by them on I-80 more than a dozen times… but I’ve never stopped.
It was a fun and interesting experience.
It really is a cultural experience to be around so many speed loving car centered men.
But I did see A girl there and she was even cute.
I went not only to see what it was like but to hang out with a couple of Utah Photographers that were also going for the first time.
Everyone says where sun block (everywhere) – I would agree but I didn’t and was fine. But I was only there 3 hours and that was 6:30am – 9:30am
Get there before 7am. That’s when sunrise is best. 6:30-7:30. Plus they don’t seem to start taking money until 7am. And they also let you go almost anywhere before 7am.
Try out some stuff along the pits and towards the end but the action is happening at the start, so that’s probably where you’ll spend the majority of your time.
There’s a lot of clutter, but the scenery is surreal so if you find an excluded car/bike you’ll be happy.
Talk to people becuase they’re more than willing. (They’re there a week waiting around for a race here and there. it seems to be a place where they come and hang out with like minded people)
And now for the pictures: