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Bonneville Salt Flats

(bŏn`əvĭl, bŏ`nēvĭl, bŏn`vĭl), desert area in Tooele co., NW Utah, c.14 mi (22.5 km) long and 7 mi (11.2 km) wide. The smooth salt surface of the Flats is ideal for auto racing, and several world land speed records have been set there. The Flats are part of Great Salt Lake Desert, NW Utah, the former bed of Lake Bonneville, whose area once covered c.19,500 sq mi (50,500 sq km). The lake expanded during the late Cenozoic era, then shrank rapidly at the end of the Pleistocene epoch. Six terraces indicate different lake levels. Great Salt LakeGreat Salt Lake,
shallow body of saltwater, NW Utah, between the Wasatch Range on the east and the Great Salt Lake Desert on the west; largest salt lake in North America.
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c.145 sq mi (380 sq km), N central Utah; largest freshwater lake in the state. It drains through the Jordan River to the Great Salt Lake. Utah Lake is what remains of the prehistoric Lake Bonneville.
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 are remnants of Lake Bonneville, which was named for U.S. explorer Benjamin de Bonneville.
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Piloted by TT star Guy Martin, the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner will return to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats and attempt to beat the current 376.
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In 2006, two slightly modified Dieselmax engines powered the JCB Dieselmax car to a diesel landspeed record of 563km/h (350m/h) on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the USA - a record which still stands today.
In 2006 the JCB Dieselmax became the fastest diesel vehicle in the world when overall land speed record holder Andy Green reached speeds of more than 350mph at the famous Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
This yard is located near the Bonneville Salt Flats and the famed Miller Motoer Sports Park, both a popular racing location for classic and modern cars.
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American Bobby Cleveland claims to have set the world land lawnmower speed record after taking his custom-built grass cutter to a speed of 96 mph on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats.
7 miles per hour in back-to-back runs on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats, obliterating the previous record of 245.