Bonneville Salt Flats


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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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, Lake Sevier, and Utah LakeUtah Lake,
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 376.8mph record speed on an 11 mile-long course.
SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL broke the world land speed record by reaching 301.293mph in Bluebird on a milelong course at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah.
The current motorcycle land speed record was set in September 2010 when the Top Oil-Ack Attack streamliner - powered by two turbo-charged 1299cc Suzuki Hayabusa engines - achieved an average speed of 376.363mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
A land speed racing team composed largely of students at Ohio State University has set another international record for heavy electric vehicles at Bonneville Salt Flats.
The 1989 Ferrari holds a land record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, dominating its class in the land speed event.
PRELIMINARY CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MICROBIAL COMMUNITY IN THE BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS GARNER L.
He also went on to set the water speed record and in September 1935, 304.331mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, becoming the first person to drive an automobile over 300mph.
Their goal was to beat the AMA's 1350-A-VG Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, at the annual AMA/BUB Speed Trials, held in September 2011.
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.