The Bureau of Land Management, Utah’s Tooele County and the Utah Health Department all have signed off on the necessary permits, and the Southern California Timing Association has announced plans to stage Bonneville Speed Week 2020 on August 8-14, with the Bonneville World Finals set for September 29-October 2.
“We had one major choice in front of us this year concerning the Bonneville National’s Speed Week 2020,” SCTA president Bill Lattin and Bonneville Nationals chairman Pat McCowell wrote on SCTA website. “Should we keep our plans in motion or should we stop and cancel it due to Covid19?”
The decision was to proceed, and while there will be some changes for social distancing and health concerns, Speed Week is on, and record-setting runs are anticipated in a wide variety of categories.
Officials said they hope to be at the Bonneville Salt Flats to prepare the course within the next week or so, and entry fees are being accepted from racers.
The COVID precautions, officials said, include sneeze guards at various official trailers, hand-sanitizer stations, taped-off social-distancing boundaries, enlarged pit spaces, recommendations that people bring and wear masks or bandanas, etc.
For more information, visit the SCTA website.