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    Has anybody been to speed week in the past? Were to stay in Wendover? Where to eat? Just need some Info. never been. Thinking about taking my dad there he has always wanted to go!
    Thanks Jason

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    I've been twice, stayed at the Montego Bay, lots of typical Vegas style resturants and bars in all the hotels.

    http://www.wendoverfun.com/propertie...gobay/main.htm

    Definately a great time, I'm sure I'll be going again one year. My brother works as an official when he goes out there for a week and works the track.
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    Exactly what week is it? Without searching for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    Exactly what week is it? Without searching for it.
    1st week in Aug.

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    Been there a few times, its the bomb, and a must see, only if yor into cars and speed, a lo of down time, if you participate it sucks sometimes, a lot of waiting, now they are running the motorcycles on a different week, it kinda sucks, you dont get to see a lot of the
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    Call early for rooms, they get hard to come by later.

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    and go early in the week, things start slowing down by thursday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    Exactly what week is it? Without searching for it.

    3rd full week of August every year, this year it's from August 8th to the 14th, if you haven't booked a room yet, you're probably shit outta luck. Here's some more info for you;



    HELPFUL HINTS FOR SPECTATORS

    The Bonneville Speedway is located approximately 88 miles west of Salt Lake City, UT right off Interstate 80. Wendover is the closest town to the salt flats for accommodations, food, casinos & night life. The spectacular scenery and racing conditions at Bonneville make it one of the most popular areas in the world for speed.

    Transportation from Salt Lake City to Wendover is available from downtown Salt Lake at the Red Lion Hotel:

    Lebus 1-800-366-0288 LeBus Web Site



    Speed Week consists of seven days of racing in August and World Final is four days of racing in October.

    ALL vehicles are allowed to run every day, weather and conditions permitting. There are no special days for motorcycles or cars, etc.

    There is no camping ON the salt. EVERYONE must exit the salt at dusk.

    Private campgrounds and hookups are available in nearby Wendover. Free camping on BLM land West of the salt near bend of the road.

    You can purchase entry passes daily/weekly at the entrance to the salt.

    Spectators are allowed to walk through the pits, view the vehicles, and talk to the drivers and crew members. Public parking is south of the pit area, on the west side of the race track, outside of the cones.

    Be sure to bring a hat, and shade from the sun. If you intend to set up a 'semi-permanent' spectator area, you must secure a tarp as a floor covering on the salt. Don’t forget your camera and bring lots of film, because you will want to remember everything you see. Binoculars are also a great idea since the race vehicles are at least 1/4 mile away as they travel down the course.

    There will be vendors located on the salt for food, refreshments, eyewear, sunscreen & much more.

    Hotel and accommodation information is available through the Wendover Tourism and Convention Bureau, 1-775-664-3138 or Toll Free 1-866-299-2489.

    Please pick up ALL of your trash and take it with you—everyday. There will be dumpsters provided near the pit area.

    The colors, excitement, people and smells are some of the reasons we race addicts return to the salt, year after year. Better known as "Salt Fever." CATCH IT!
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    Some people back out of rooms happened to us last year, get on a waiting list. We had Trailers ready to go but got in a room. Goodtimes. We drove a rental suburban...That way you don't thrash yours. Had to get it down here. Most rental companies north of vegas are on to you.

    Was going to go again this next year but gonna hit sturgis instead. Bummer they are around the same time.

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    Thanks for the info. I am booking a room this week!
    Jason
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    Have been several times and had a blast each time. I will tell you this, hang out on a tarp or DO NOT wear boxers under your shorts. Worse sunburn I have ever gotten I got at Bonni
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deltarat View Post
    Have been several times and had a blast each time. I will tell you this, hang out on a tarp or DO NOT wear boxers under your shorts. Worse sunburn I have ever gotten I got at Bonni
    We had some friends from Australia come to check it out, they went commando...the reflection from the salt was the funniest ball burner ever!!

    They walked funny for a few days....

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