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Bonneville Salt Flats

Utah Bonneville Salt Flats

The Utah Bonneville Salt Flats is a densely packed salt pan in northwestern Utah that is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. It is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake, is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and is known for land speed records at the “Bonneville Speedway”. Photo: Bonneville Salt Flats __Utah Agenda

The area was named after Benjamin Bonneville, a U.S. Army officer who explored the Intermountain West in the 1830s. In 1907 Bill Rishel and two local businessmen tested the suitability of the salt for driving on by taking a Pierce-Arrow onto the surface of the flats. A railway line across the Bonneville Salt Flats was completed in 1910, marking the first permanent crossing. The first land speed record was in 1914 by Teddy Tetzlaff.

Movies filmed at the salt flats include portions of Warlock, Independence Day, SLC Punk, Cremaster 2 from Cremaster Cycle, The Brown Bunny, The World’s Fastest Indian, Gerry, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. In addition, the Pontiac Bonneville, the former flagship sedan of the Pontiac motor division, the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle, and the Bonneville International media company, are named after the salt flats.*

Bonneville Speedway

Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports. It is particularly noted as the venue for numerous land speed records. The salt flats were first used for motorsports in 1912 but didn’t become truly popular until the 1930s when Ab Jenkins and Sir Malcolm Campbell competed to set land speed records.*
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Events & Meetings

In August, the Southern California Timing Association and Bonneville Nationals Inc. organize SpeedWeek, the largest meet of the year, which attracts several hundred drivers who compete to set the highest speed in a range of categories.

In late August, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials are held.

In September each year is the World of Speed, (similar to Speedweek) organized by the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association. The USFRA also meets on the first Wednesday of each month throughout the summer.

In October, the Southern California Timing Association puts on World Finals, a scaled-down version of SpeedWeek.

Each year, there are usually a few private meets that are not publicized and scattered between the larger public meets.*

Boat Show

Utah Boat Show & Watersports Expo

See the new Wakeboard Boats, Ski Boats, Fishing Boats, Houseboats, Power Boats, Pon-toons, Personal Watercraft, and more. Find the boat of your dreams and make your best deal.

February 9-12, 2023, Multiple Times

Utah Boat Show & Watersports Expo
Mountain America Expo Center, Sandy

Monster Truck Utah

Utah Monster Truck Events

Action Packed Motorsport

February 2023

All-Star Monster Trucks
February 10-12, 2023, Multiple Times
Maverik Center, West Valley City

March

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
March (Week 2) Annually
Duchesne County Centennial Event Center

April

Monster Jam 2022
April (Week 4) Annually
Rice-Eccles Stadium, UoU, Salt Lake

May

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
May (Week 2) Annually
Box Elder County Fairgrounds, Tremonton

June

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
June (Week 1) Annually
Sanpete County Fairgrounds, Manti

July

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
July (Week 2) Annually
Deseret Peak Complex Arean, Tooele

August

Utah County Fair
August (Week 1) Annually
Monster Truck Insanity Tour
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds

Bluffdale Old West Days
August (Week 2) Annually
Monster Truck Insanity Tour
Bluffdale Rodeo Arena

September

Monster Truck Rally
West Jordan Western Stampede
September (Week 3) Annually
West Jordan Rodeo Arena

Weekend on the Edge Truck Event
Stock & Modified Diesels
September (Week 3) Annually
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Monster Truck Insanity Tour
Utah State Fair Event
September (Week 3) Annually
Utah State Fairgrounds, Salt Lake

January

Monster Jam
January (Week 1) Annually
Vivint Arena, Salt Lake

Utah Arenacross Motocross Racing
January (Week 1) Annually
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Demolition Derbies

Utah Demolition Derby Events

Utah County Fairs, Rodeo Arenas, Motorsports, Hot Summer Nights, Utah State Fair

April

Washington County Fair Demolition Derby
April (Week 3) Annually
Washington County Legacy Park, Hurricane

May

May Mania Demolition Derby
May (Week 3) Annually
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

June

Pony Express Days Demolition Derby
June (Week 1) Annually
Rodeo Arena, Eagle Mounty

July

Kamas Valley Fiesta Days Demolition Derby
July (Week 4) Annually
Kamas, Utah

Wasatch County Fair Demolition Derby
July (Week 4) Annually
Wasatch County Events Complex, Heber

August

Utah County Fair
August (Week 1) Annually
Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, Spanish Fork

Tooele County Fair
August (Week 1) Annually
Deseret Peak Complex, Grantsville

Summit County Fair Demolition Derby
August (Week 1) Annually
Summit County Fairgrounds, Coalville

Duchesne Demolition Derby
August (Week 2) Annually
Duchesne Arena, Duchesne

Weber County Fair Demolition Derby
August (Week 2) Annually
Weber County Fairgrounds, Ogden

Carbon County Demolition Derby
August (Week 2) Annually
Carbon County Fairgrounds, Price

Iron County Fair Demolition Derby
August (Week 3) Annually
Iron County Fairgrounds, Parowan

West Jordan Demolition Derby
August (Week 4) Annually
West Jordan Rodeo Arena, West Jordan

Beaver County Fair Demolition Derby
August (Week 4) Annually
Beaver County Fair Grounds, Minersville

September

Utah State Fair Demolition Derby
September (Week 3) Annually
Utah State Fairgrounds, Salt Lake

October

Ogden Demolition Derby
Halloween Havoc
October (Week 1) Annually
Golden Spike Event Center, Ogden

Maverik Center

Maverik Center, Event Center, West Valley City, Utah, Salt Lake City, county, Concerts, Sports, Ice Hockey, Fighting, Monster Trucks, Music, Dance, Family Entertainment

Event Arena
Utah Grizzlies Hockey
Headliner Music Concerts
Ice Skating Sessions
Utah Gymnastics Competitions

Ultimate Fighting Championships
Supercross Exhibitions
Monster Truck Events

Maverik Center Event Calendar
3200 Decker Lake Dr. West Valley City, Utah 84119

Sporting Venues

Utah Sports Venues | Arenas | Stadiums

Park City Area

Utah Olympic Park
3419 Olympic Pkwy, Park City, UT 84098
(435) 658-4200

Salt Lake City Area

Vivint Smart Home Arena Utah Jazz NBA Basketball

Rio Tinto Stadium Real Soccer, Sandy

Utah Motorsports Campus
2901 N. Sheep Lane Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 277-8000

Utah County

Provo

LaVell Edwards Stadium Football – BYU Cougars

Smith Field House

Orem

UCCU Events Center

Iron County

Cedar City

Centrum Arena

Ski Resorts

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Utah Sports Teams

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Salt Lake County

Salt Lake City

Real Soccer
Salt Lake Bees
Baseball
Utah Grizzlies Ice Hockey
Utah Jazz NBA Basketball

Utah County

Orem

Orem Owlz Minor League Baseball

Weber County

Ogden

Junction City Roller Dolls Roller Derby