Speed Week 2021


Speed Week 2016


31st Annual Speed Week

Lake Gairdner South Australia

Monday 8th March to Friday 12th March 2021


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.
Spectators are welcome, but you need to be pretty much self sufficient.




DLRA Newsletter Issue 70 July 2020 published



August General Meeting Cancelled
Due to Stage 4 Pandemic Restrictions



DLRA Newsletter Issue 69 July 2020 published



May General Meeting Cancelled
The DLRA General Meeting which was planned for the 17th May 2020 has been cancelled.
With a State of Emergency still in force in Victoria and no announcement to be made by the State Government until the 11/05/2020. It was decided at the committee meeting last week to cancel the meeting as it was considered very unlikely that the regulations would be relaxed to enable a meeting of around 40 people indoors.
If there are any members who were looking to raise an item at the General Meeting or have something discussed, feel free to contact me and we will do our best to get it heard or addressed. drylakesracersau@hotmail.com

The next General Meeting is planned for the 16th of August, hopefully by then we will be in a much more favourable position.


25/04/2020   DLRA Newsletter Issue 68 April 2020 published


At the April DLRA Committee meeting it was decided that under the current circumstances and with the losses incurred by having to cancel 2 events in 2020, that the DLRA could not afford to proceed with the a World Speed Trials Australia event for 2021 unless a very significant sponsor was to come on board.
The dates for Speed Week 2021 were confirmed.




We are currently pursuing Sponsors for this event, if you or your organisation are looking for a great event to support please read the Sponsors Information


To enter Speed Week

1 Join, or renew, your membership
• You must be a DLRA member to enter Speed Week
• There is a once off joining fee to be a member of the club, this includes subscription for that year.
• Existing members will be receive a renewal notice to pay their annual subscription.
2 Complete your entry on-line (or download a form)

• Entry Form Clearly filled out & signed by Owner & Drivers / Riders.
• Secondary Drivers / Riders to fill out and sign Secondary Drivers / Riders Form

• If you are competing with same vehicle in another class, fill out the Additional Class entry form (to qualify for an entry discount)
• Double Check your Computer Codes for engine and class on your Entry Form .
• Medical Forms completely filled out, boxes checked, signed & dated.
• Entry form is not complete until payment has cleared
• Nominate for your VOLUNTEER DUTY (Your entry form is not compete without nominating for at least one job)
• it is mandatory for all entrants to complete a Fuel Storage Register and attach the relevant Safety Data Sheets to their entry.

then when you get to the salt, set up in the pits, and then


Head to Registration

• Registration Van opens Friday afternoon and then 7.00am till 6.00pm each day.

• All Entrants (no substitutes) must present at Registration to pick up your Entrant Pack containing a copy of your entry, a tech inspection sheet, program, wrist bands. Highly recommended for crew to attend as well.
• New vehicles issued with DLRA Log Book.
• New Entrants (Rookies) Issued with DLRA License.
• Listen to the Entrant and Rookie Orientation presentation.
• No Alcoholic Beverages in Registration area during business hours.

4 Go to Technical Inspection
• Tech Inspection opens Friday Afternoon
• You must take your DLRA Vehicle Log Book
• All Drivers / Riders with their personal safety gear must present at Tech Inspection. Remember to check the compliance labels and dates on your gear.
Tender vehicles must be presented at the same time for inspection, fitted with all safety equipment.
• Return Inspection Sheet(s) to Registration to get your Inspection Sticker, no sticker - no race
• No Alcoholic Beverages in Inspection area during business hours
4 Attend the Entrants Briefing
• All Entrants must attend the Entrants briefing held at the Tech Inspection Area in the pits at 4.00pm. on the Sunday afternoon. After the briefing there will be a drive of the track. Rookies or first time entrants will also have to attend a separate briefing



    Entries for the 31st Annual 2021 Speed Week will open in October. As entries are received they will be added to the list below.

    • Pre-Entries will close approx 1 month prior to the event, late entries incur a late entry fee after that date.
    • Record Speeds shown in BLUE are the highest speed attained for that class from all previous years
      or have never had a vehicle register a speed for that class and are considered Open.
    • Speeds shown to 3 decimal places, speeds to be confirmed by Timer.
    • P.B. (Personal Best) is for that entrant, in that class.
    • VR* - those entrants marked with an "*" have nominated for the Volunteers Register (Note: All entrants are expected to nominate for at least one shift doing something)
    • Not Active - these entrants have not paid their 2021 DLRA subscription fee yet. Their results will not be recorded in the official results until such time that the fees are paid. Members can pay their fees at the Registration Caravan in the pits.
Member # Name Rookie Not
VR * Vehicle # Vehicle
Vehicle Engine
Colour Class PB Record

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Support the DLRA


WrightsAir will be again conducting commuter , joy and charter flights and landing at the lake again in 2019. More information available on the WrightsAir page.