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Updated 19 March 2020
The 2020 Racing Season has been postponed. For updates check in with the DLRA website.
30th Annual Speed Week
Check and read the DLRA webpage for details here https://www.dlra.org.au/2020.htm. Spectators are welcome, but you need to be pretty much self sufficient (see below).
The recent rain has missed the lake :) But not the road from Iron Knob to Siam Station so not for the faint of heart, cars or low set vehicles.
The DLRA conducts its annual Speed Week at Lake Gairdner in South Australia. It's straight line speed on "the big white dyno", as fast as you can go on a salt lake in the remote Australian outback. There is no setting like it anywhere in the world, it is a truly unique event in a spectacular location. There is an amazing range of cars, motorcycles and trucks dating from the turn of the century to modern day.
Travelling from Canberra? General information
Held on Lake Gairdner South Australia, ~1600km from Canberra with a map here. The nearest camp with fuel, water, showers and toilets is Mt Ive Station 38km from the lake. You need to bring everything else. Bush camping is conditional as is riding on the lake (never mind the irreversible damage to your bike).
Racing is weather dependent and requires a hot dry pre-summer. Serious crashes and other admin issues can cause a delay to or cancellation of racing, so plan an extended trip though the scenic Gawler Rangers and districts as a backup.
Club members have gone in past years and planning to this year, so register if you are interested. Given the locale and gear required it will be 4WD but feel free to ride your bike as part of a supported group leaving Canberra 21 March and returning 29 march 2020.