Diamond Bar, CA (June 24, 2014) - An estimated 2,000 tons of salt were successfully deposited on the mud surface at the end of the access road to the Bonneville Salt Flats. It was graded and then dried to a hard concrete-like racing surface. Although modest in scope, the project demonstrates that it should be possible to deposit dry salt in targeted areas so as to help preserve our national treasure, the site where land speed records have been set over the past 100 years.
The project took place over several days in mid-June. It was organized by the Save the Salt Coalition in coordination with the Southern California Timing Associatio