About the SCTA


The SCTA is an all volunteer organization comprised of eleven individual clubs. Our mission is to provide safe and friendly Land Speed Racing (LSR) events for racing enthusiasts in both Southern California ;at the El Mirage Dry Lake; and at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. There are typically six events each year (May-Nov) at the El Mirage Dry Lake, and two events each year at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Speed Week and World Finals) weather permitting.

There are five officers that comprise the SCTA board (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Sergeant at Arms)They are nominated yearly by the general membership of the association and elected by ballots that are mailed to the membership. Those five elected officials appoint the remaining board members from the general membership. The SCTA general membership has also has the right to propose and vote on changes to the bylaws.


To be an SCTA member, you must be a member of one of the eleven affiliated clubs.  Each club is entitled to a certain number of representatives to the board according to club size.  These representatives attend all board meetings and express the concerns and wishes of the club membership. All of the rules, policies, etc. that govern the SCTA are adopted by board vote.

Nature of the Organization

The SCTA, a non-profit volunteer organization.  We have only one paid employee; who runs the SCTA/BNI office.  We endeavor to maintain our membership, answer questions about LSR events, sell LSR merchandise to offset the cost of holding those yearly events and equipment maintenance. We also intend to pass along information to the membership and the public via printed material (rulebooks, programs, posters, brochures) and the internet. Please bear with us, as we are a 100% volunteer organization and not a business for profit.  All of our officers and event staff are unpaid. We're in it for the love of the sport and the fun, and we hope you are too.

The BNI is a separate entity under SCTA board control with their own bylaws and subordinate board.  The BNI is charged with the responsibility of planning and organizing the Bonneville Salt Flat events and coordinating all vendors and media.  The SCTA actually controls the Speed Week event under their rules and bylaws.

The SCTA board appoints the BNI officers, who must also be SCTA board members.  All decisions made by the BNI officers are done by consensus. The BNI does not make rules or policy; this is all done by the SCTA board.  To become a member of the BNI, you simply purchase a yearly membership. This membership gives you the right to participate in any of the Bonneville Salt Flat events sanctioned by the SCTA. The SCTA reserves the right to revoke membership to the BNI at any time.