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Speed Week canceled second year in a row due to lack of salt

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Posted at 6:54 PM, Jul 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-20 20:55:19-04

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Organizers of Speed Week at the Bonneville Salt Flats announced the event was canceled, Monday, due to lack of salt.

This is the second year in a row that the event was canceled. Last year it was called off because the flats were too wet.

Photo by Friends of El Mirage, posted on SCTA Southern California Timing Association.

Photo by Friends of El Mirage, posted on SCTA Southern California Timing Association.

According to a statement from The Southern California Timing Association, the most salt officials could find was 2 1/4 miles of salt suitable for a safe race course.

“The rest of the salt flats are either wet or wet and muddy,” the release states. “If the wet salt gets dry, future events could be possible.”

The picture above is of the lakebed. It was posted by Friends of El Mirage on the SCTA Southern California Timing Association.