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The Utah Salt Flats Racing Association is a proud organization that continues to grow and provide opportunities for competitors to come to the Bonneville Salt Flats. The 130-mph format is specifically designed for street cars & motorcycles. The rules are simple and straight forward. We offer an entry level opportunity to try Salt Flats competition, without requiring highly specialized equipment. Many people who have never tried Land Speed Racing take this opportunity to experience the thrill of the Salt in vehicles not capable of 130 MPH, and they have a ball. This is not a parade lap. This format provides a rare chance to run street legal vehicles at speed on the Salt, which has enticed many to return with real racing vehicles and compete in the rich traditions of Land Speed Record Racing.

To become a member of the 130 MPH Club, the vehicle must run the measured mile twice in the same day at a speed no less than 130 mph.
The speeds of the two runs are then averaged.

130 MPH Club Rules
General Requirements

  • All drivers must be members of USFRA, possess a current valid state drivers license, and sign a loss damage waiver to participate.
  • A maximum of six (6) runs will be allowed per entry fee paid.
  • Each driver is a new entry. Each driver/rider change must report to tech inspection. Each separate driver must obtain a new vehicle number at registration, be a member of the USFRA and pay a separate entry and course prep fee.
  • The 130-mph format is specifically designed for currently licensed and insured, street legal cars/motorcycles. Requests for exemption from the Street Legal, Licensed & Insured requirement will require USFRA approval 45 days prior to the event.
  • To gain Membership into the 130-mph club, the vehicle must run the measured mile twice in the same event at a speed no less than 130 mph. The two runs are then averaged.
  • All rookie drivers will be required to attend rookie orientation meeting with a USFRA designated official prior to racing.
  • An acceptable speed indicator (Speedometer, Tachometer or GPS) is required so the driver has an indication of the car’s speed at any point on the course.
  • Maximum speed will be 139.999 mph - any vehicle exceeding 139.999 mph will forfeit any of the unused 6 runs, will not receive a timing slip. To continue participating the vehicle must go through tech inspection again and purchase a new set of runs.
  • A Technical Inspection will be conducted by USFRA Official Inspectors to verify the acceptable condition of the engine, drive train, wheels, tires, fuel, steering, braking and safety systems to an approved checklist. Every entry requires a Technical Inspection.
  • Fees will not be charged for any inspection. No vehicle will be allowed to run if they do not fully comply with these Safety Rules. It is each ENTRANTS responsibility to fully understand and comply with these safety rules.
  • Decisions of the inspectors and officials are final in the areas of safety assessment and requirements.
  • Only gasoline, diesel, E85 fuels may be used – OEM natural gas, electric or hybrid vehicles are allowed.
  • No nitrous, alcohol, or nitro-fueled (this includes any other alternative fueled) vehicles will be allowed.
  • A ground cover must be used under the vehicle in the pit area, starting line, staging lanes, or any other area when modifications are made. Waste fluids will not be dumped, they will be taken off the salt for disposal. Pit areas and the salt in general will be kept neat and clean at all times.
  • Karts, Lawn Mowers, Dward Cars, Legends Cars, Rental Cars, ATVs, ATCs, Street Luges, Lawn Tractors and snowmobiles are not allowed to run in the 130 MPH Club.
  • USFRA/SCTA Competition Licenses will not be issued for 130 MPH Club Class runs.

Car Safety Requirements

  • The driver must wear a Snell 2010, ECE 22.05, or FIA 8860-2004 (or later) approved, full-face helmet with full face shield (no damaged helmets will be allowed), long sleeve cotton shirt or jacket, long cotton pants and closed shoes (no sandals). No polyester fabrics.
  • Open cars must have a 4-point roll bar. Convertibles, Targa Tops, Removable Hardtops, and any aftermarket roof modifications, such as chopped tops are considered "open car". Roll bars must be above Drivers helmet. Factory T-tops must have OEM inserts in place when running. (As of Jan 2016 these cars will have roll bars of 1 5/8 “ Dia. With minimum .120" wall thickness mild steel or 1 5/8" Dia. With minimum .095" wall thickness E4130 chromoly tubing, with 5" x 6" x ¼" thick attach plates and minimum of 4 3/8" grade 8 bolts).
  • Cars must be equipped with OEM lap and shoulder (minimum 3 point) belts. If vehicle was manufactured prior to 3 point belts a 3 ½" SFI 16.1 lap belt will be mandatory.
  • Cars must have a metal battery tie down. No plastic, wedge style, ratchet straps, or bungie cords, etc. will be allowed.
  • A Driveshaft retention loop is required in the front 25% of each section of drive shaft on front engine, rear wheel drive cars, where adequate retention and control of a broken driveline is not assured by body/frame design.
  • On non-OEM fuel delivery systems dual throttle return springs are required, on each throttle shaft.
  • All non-OEM fuel lines must be constructed of rubber, braided, or steel hard line. No aluminum/copper hard line or clear plastic hose will be allowed. No plastic or glass filters.
  • Fuel lines are not allowed in the driver’s compartment.
  • On unibody cars such as Corvair, VW, Porsche, Etc. the fuel lines must be higher than the lowest part of the pan or the unibody structure. They must also be installed inside of a heavy metal tube or above a skid plate. The metal tube or skid plate must be positively attached (no steel metal screws will be allowed). This is to protect the fuel system from damage if a wheel/tire failure should occur.
  • Vehicles must have H or higher rated tires which are rated for speeds in excess of 139.999 mph. No tires wider than 10" will be allowed unless the tires are OEM to the vehicle. (Narrow tires provide better traction and vehicle control on the Salt).
  • Tires & wheels for all vehicles will have bolted in metal valve stems with metal valve caps with O rings.
  • Wheel covers will be positively attached or removed. No OEM or snap on style hubcaps are allowed.
  • Glass Headlights taped or removed.

Motorcycle Requirements

  • Motorcycle riders must have full leathers, either one piece or full 360 degree zip together, leather boots and gloves, and a Snell 2010 or ECE 22.05 (or later) approved, full-face helmet with full face shield (no damaged helmets will be allowed).
  • Vehicles must have H or higher rated tires which are rated for speed in excess of 139.999 MPH.
  • All motorcycles must have a shut off lanyard tethered to the driver, a steering dampner and all loose parts removed. Glass headlights taped or removed and OEM or better chainguard.
  • No plastic fuel lines.
  • No plastic or glass filters.

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