Utah: Hot rods take over Bonneville Salt Flats for annual Speed Week

 Straightaway: Volk Brothers & Nish’s roadster race car completes a run. Hundreds of drag race cars will attempt to set land speed records during the course of the week

by Jennifer Madison

The snow white salt flats that span northwestern Utah beckon race car drivers around the world to test the limits of land speed.

This weekend, hundreds of motorists flocked to the region to show off their hot rods for the Southern California Timing Association’s annual Speed Week.

Five hundred-plus teams kickstarted the annual event on the Bonneville Salt Flats on Saturday, screaming down the straighaways at speeds so high parachutes needed to be deployed to slow them down.

Read more… London (UK) Daily Mail

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