Most people don't do it. Especially not if they are from Europe. There's resistant group of tourists who go there on their vacation to check out the race scene and look at what nature has created.
But there are these chosen few, who are willing to work hard and spend their saving to be able to drive fast on a salt surface at high altitude in blistering, burning sun.
Here's what; A mixture of Swedish (Salt Slush Racing and A-Bombers) and American Landspeed Racers (Erik, Ruth and Rick) meet up at Erik and Ruth place in California. We all worked hard in Eriks workshop to make our race cars ready for Bonneville, then we packed all equipment and loaded our racers on various trailers.
Next up was a 1000km tour though empty and beautiful landscapes in Nevada.
Below is a condensed story.
We worked though all detailed (tools, cold water, safety gear, adding protective plastic on the floor of the tow car, etc etc.). But then, one morning at 07.00 we all rose to the occasion and started the long haul.
At some point in time the important line was signed by SCTA inspectors and we only had to fill in medical form and pay the entry fee.
We're now ready to race. The Salt is good and we're really race ready. All good?
Yes, apart from those black clouds that hover around the Salt flats. Will there be rain tomorrow? Let's hope for dry weather.