- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Another racing event has been canceled at Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats as organizers say there’s still not enough smooth, thick salt to set up a race course.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported (https://bit.ly/1Uk6KYi) the announcement Monday from the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association, which organizes the World of Speed event that would have started Sept. 12.

The association’s secretary Ellen Wilkinson says the event was held last year but was cancelled in 2013 when a rainstorm flooded the flats.

Organizers of World of Speed, the main race held at the flats each year, cancelled their August event this year after discovering that the salt was too patchy.

Some racing groups worry that the salt is shrinking but federal land managers who oversee the flats say they don’t have any evidence of that.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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