The annual Dry Lakes Racers Australia event was set for March 5th - March 9th has been cancelled due to rain and inacceccability to the salt. There were reports of approx. the first 150 meters of the salt lake edge was virtually impassible.
The organization who is in its 17th year in 2007 has had a few bad years with rain. 1997 was the last total washout for an event. 1992 was also cancelled due to rains. A few other years that come to mind were wet years but they still raced on not so good conditions: 1995 and 2006, and now 2007 is a total loss.
Some Americans made the journey there, Doug Odum had shipped his new streamliner from the states months ago and was going to make the liners initial passes in the Australian outback. The other crew was the Hot Rod Camaro - Dave Freiberger, Keith and Tonya Turk had also shipped their 1980 Camaro for their chance at racing on the Australian salt.
Last year a group of American motorcycle racers went to the DLRA (Dry Lakes Racers Australia) meet with intentions on setting a World FIM record. This group was led by the TOP 1 Ack Attack streamliner. This group made it possible for three other racers to be there from the USA also: Joe Amo, Jim Higgins and John Noonan. Rains also put the event on a sub par note. A 13 mile + racing track that was surveyed out turned out to be a 3 mile course.
The DLRA needs some support now from many. A younger organization like this, a total loss event can financially hurt them to near having zero money for another event. Show some support and become a member of the DLRA. $100 Australian (Approx $78 US) can get you a lifetime membership. Look at their website for further details.
DLRA Website : http://www.dlra.org.au/hb-join.htm