Driver, Bonneville Speed Week
Speed devotees flock to the Bonneville Salt Flats in western Utah, a blindingly white plain that is one of the flattest, most obstacle-free places on Earth. They gather there several times a year, to chase the land speed record along a 10-mile (16-kilometer) strip called the Bonneville Speedway. In 2009, the American Festivals Project came to the salt flats for Speed Week, a once-a-year event that draws drivers and speed fans from far and wide.
Here, a driver waits for his support vehicle after completing his run.
Read more about the Bonneville Speed Week on the American Festivals Project blog.