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Subject: Salt Report
From: Daniel Wright <>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 08:53:12 -0600
Several officials from the USFRA went out to the saltflats Sunday morning 
to check on how local rains had affected the condition of the race course. 
this is the report of that visit. There is significant standing water from 
the end of the road out toward the course for approximately two miles. The 
water is as deep as 4-5 inches at the end of the road tapering out to 
nearly nothing about 1 1/2 miles off the end of the road. There is some 
skim standing water in spots on the first 1/2 mile or mile of the long 
course, the short course has no standing water. Locals told us that the 
water came from a significant rain storm Friday Sept 5.
As of 10:00 AM Sunday, it looks like we will have an excellent race track 
for World of Speed Sept 91-22.
The current local weather forcast shows a 20% chance of rain showers, off 
and on this week.  Because of the chance of rain, the final decision on 
about World of Speed will be made Monday morning Sept 15, 2003.  I will 
post that decision on, as soon as possible, in addition 
to sending it to the landspeed list.

Personally, I am optimistic that we will have a good race 
course.  Conditions at Bonneville are much dryer than they were at this 
same point last year.

Photos taken Sunday can be seen here.

Daniel Wright
University of Utah
20 S 2030 E
BPRB Rm 332
Salt Lake City, Ut 84112-9454
FAX 801-585-7177

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