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Offline FADED

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BONNEVILLE 2015
« on: December 30, 2014, 01:46:35 PM »
We've been running El Mirage for a few years, now we're ready to go play with the big boys. We plan on going in August, it will be our first time and I have a couple questions.
A. is my SCTA membership good or is there a BNI membership needed?
B. when and where do I pre register for the event?
C. we will be living out of a trailer, do we need to reserve camping space? And where is the best place?
Thanks for your input, I'm sure I'll have more "dumb" questions so please be nice!

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 01:52:28 PM »
First things first.  The "dumb" questions are the ones you don't ask.  None of us knew the answers when we started, either.

Second of all - there are a couple of campgrounds in the Wendover megalopolis - a KoA and one right behind/next to the Stateline I mean Nugget casino.  But there is free camping that's absolutely unlimited and very "primitive" - no utilities - and free and no reservations needed.  There's no camping on the salt per se, but at the Bend in the Road is where there's no limit, no charge.  More data if and when you ask for it.

Pre-registration is simple enough -- find the SCTA website and click around to the Bonneville section and find the entry forms.  Print, fill, and mail.  Or use the one where you can fill it in and submit online.  No paper and Stan Back is happy with you.

That's enough for a while.  See you on the salt.
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 08:01:08 PM »
I think for the last 8-10 years your SCTA membership allows you to run at Bonneville, BNI is for those of us fortunate enough to live a long way from CA...  :roll:
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 08:37:56 PM »
BNI membership is required to run Bonneville.
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 09:15:52 AM »
BNI membership is required to run Bonneville.

Not if you're an SCTA member.  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2014, 11:48:30 AM »
I believe that the 2015 SpeedWeek Entry Form has not been finalized.  There may be a couple changes pending.  Don't worry -- It just has to be received by May 15.
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2015, 08:05:10 AM »
If you want the full Speedweek experience, sign up for BNI.
You will get all the propaganda and posters etc.

No camping on the Salt, the trailer can go in different places like Bend in the road or the Speedway Museum site.

You are local in LA, keep an eye out for the inspectors clinic. It is a 1/2 day, lunch is served and you can network with many in the know.

Also, your club should have folks who can help guide you.

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2015, 03:56:59 PM »

Good to hear you are making the jump.  You won't regret it.  A.  SCTA membership is good for the salt.  But you don't get "the tube" that BNI membership gets you.  B.  The pre-reg forms will be posted on the SCTA site when they get them ready.  Print out and send in by May 15.  C.  The KOA tends to book up quickly.  Never stayed there so I can't comment.  You can camp at the Bend or at the future site of the museum.  Both are fairy self explanatory once you get there.  And both are "primitive" in the fact there is nothing in the line of water, electricity etc.  But there are showers at the cafĂ© and the truck stop in Wendover. 

If you are towing a trailer and want to split the drive into two days Ash Springs has an RV park behind the gas station/store.  Or if you want to haul to Ely there is an RV park there too.  Don't overthink this.  Its just a bigger version of El Mirage.  No need to haul all your food.  There's a supermarket in Wendover.  Cafes too.  Just make sure you bring all the parts you think you will break.  Any help you might need will be gladly offered on the salt.  That's why racers are the salt of the earth.  (rim shot.  I'm here 'til Sat. folks)
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2015, 05:55:25 PM »
. . . and in Ely you can stay for about $40 at the historic Hotel Nevada at about the price of a campsite and shower.  Great food at reasonable prices and lots of fun in town before you get raped in Wendover.
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2015, 06:10:34 PM »
Thanks for all the help guys, what about rookie orientation?? do they have one daily or do I need to get there on Saturday prior?

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2015, 06:19:15 PM »
Main one on Saturday, but smaller one daily for those that couldn't be there. Saturday only get to drive the course to see what it's like.

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2015, 12:50:54 PM »
Is it August yet?????   :dhorse:
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2015, 02:14:39 PM »
199 days as of this writing.   :-(
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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2015, 03:12:11 PM »
What about someone like myself joining, getting a license etc being based offshore?.

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Re: BONNEVILLE 2015
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2015, 03:28:16 PM »
You can join BNI and they will be glad to have you. If you can get to Bonneville and have a ride, you can get a license