- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An annual high-speed contest on the shores of the Great Salt Lake has been pushed back by a day.

The Bureau of Land Management announced in a Thursday statement the Bonneville Salt Flats need extra time to dry after heavy rains this week.

The Southern California Timing Association, which holds the events, will begin inspections Friday. The first racing day is Sunday, Aug. 10.

Officials are asking spectators to avoid camping on the mud or driving on the salt flats until they are dry. Officers are patrolling the area and are telling drivers to turn around until further notice.

Race organizers will post further updates on the Southern California Timing Association’s website and Facebook page.

A range of vehicles participate in the yearly event, including race cars, motorcycles and scooters.

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