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(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Todd Landon from MInneapolis pushes his Mustang race car on the access road where pavement ends and salt begins at the Bonneville Salt Flats Monday August 11, 2014. He parked it there to at least get some video and photos of the car. No racing this week. Three or four inches of water covers the salt flats from rains last week putting an end to "Speed Week."
Storms put a damper on salt flats’ speed week
First Published Aug 11 2014 09:45 pm • Last Updated Aug 12 2014 05:49 pm

Three to four inches of water covers the salt flats from rainstorms last week, canceling the scheduled Speed Week. According to Mike Manghelli of the Southern California Timing Association, which sponsors Speed Week, this was the first time since 1994 that the annual event has been postponed because of water on the course. There was no racing in 1993 and 1994. The group hopes to have an event called the World Finals in late September-early October if conditions permit.

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