October 23, 2011 USA CA Antelope Valley * SCTA Land Speed Racing PDF Print E-mail
Past Motorcycle Events 2011
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Wednesday, 07 September 2011 15:58
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SCTA Land Speed Racing

October 23, 2011 in Antelope Valley, California

El Mirage dry lake bed has been home to Land Speed Racing (LSR) for more than half a century.  It is located just 30 miles east of a growing high desert community known as the Antelope Valley.  Back when Land Speed Racing was young, a group of men that had been racing on the dry lakes for several years, decided to incorporate and create a new racing organization which would enforce safety procedures and promote the sport.  Hence the birth of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA).  This year, the SCTA is celebrating its 61th year of LSR activities at the El Mirage dry lake.

Overnight camping is always welcome on the lake bed with a few simple rules.  No open fires, no waste dumping, and if you bring it in, you take it home.  Speed and helmet regulations exist while on the lake bed and are strictly enforced.  During the summer months it can get very hot, so shade is a must as well as sun screen and plenty of water.  There is usually a food vendor, and the SCTA has a sales trailer for all the racing goodies.  Racing on a dry lake bed can be very dirty and windy, so casual clothing is advised.  All race information for the event is announced on a loud speaker and also broadcast on an FM frequency (88.7) for all spectators to hear while at the lake bed.

For more info go to http://www.scta-bni.org/index.html

Or call the Southern California Timing Association at 559-528-6279

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