World Finals 2009 is still ON. That’s the word from SCTA/BNI officials as of this afternoon (Monday, the 5th of October). The event has been pushed back a day – so things will start with inspection on Wednesday the 7th and racing beginning the 8th. We’ll race for four days, ending Sunday the 11th – as long as the weather continues to cooperate and there are enough vehicles wanting to make runs.
The weather was poor during the past weekend, and there was enough water on the course that the folks in the know decided to hold things off for a day. That decision seems to have paid off – Jim Jensen, the chief starter for Bonneville and one of the fellows that drives the trucks that drag the salt to make our race courses, says we’ll have a good race track (assuming the weather doesn’t go away in the next day or two). There will be just ONE course – a long course, with a shut-down marked at the three mile for short course vehicles. This layout is just the same as used by the USFRA for World of Speed – and, with the 135 entries we’re expecting, lines shouldn’t be too long and things will go well.
If you’ve got room reservations through Saturday night you oughta be okay, but if you had planned on leaving Saturday morning and now you’ll want to stay the extra day – please consider calling your lodging facility to see if you can extend another night.
Let’s go racing at World Finals!