Things are once again heating up at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah. Racers from all over the world will soon arrive at the Flats in an attempt to set national and world speed records.
After missing last year’s event due to COVID, the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship is back to the Bonneville Salt Flats from August 29th through September 2nd. AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant is happy that the AMA is back at the Flats.
“After missing last year’s event due to COVID-19, the AMA is excited to be back on the salt and looks forward to an awesome week and hopefully some new land speed records.”
Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials
The AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, aka the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials (BMST), is a motorcycle land-speed racing event. Competitors push themselves and their machines to their limits on a mile-long Flats course. This year’s competition is an AMA sanctioned event with Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme (FIM) recognition.
Competition classes are determined by engine displacement, modification levels, and various degrees of streamlining. Racers will compete on two-wheeled machines stretching from 50cc mini-bikes to three-liter streamliners.
BMST promoter Delvene Reber of Delicate Promotions is also happy to be back at the Flats.
“I’m very excited to be welcoming our racers back to the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials for 2021. The conditions are looking good to watch records being broken, and we hope to encourage a new fleet of rookie riders as they experience the exhilaration of setting their first AMA Land Speed Grand Championship record!”
“Our experienced riders are once again tuning their machines to reach and sustain their top speed over the timed mile as they continue to make history going faster than those before them.”
For more information about AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, you can check its website at www.bonnevillespeedtrials.com.