Unfortunately, the TOP 1 Ack Attack was unable to race this year at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah because the terrain was deemed too dangerous for the super streamliner to attempt record-breaking speeds. A lot of rain poured down on the Salt Flats in the days leading up to the expected September 15 start date, making the usually hard and sturdy ground muddy and unstable.
TOP 1 Ack Attack driver and motorcycle land speed record holder Rocky Robinson journeyed to the Bonneville Salt Flats expecting to race again. Upon reaching the Salt Flats, however, he had this to say: “Mother Nature came into play for 2012. The International Course became rough on either end of the extended course and there was little to no salt in the first mile or so coming from Floating Mountain. A harsh low spot crossed the course within the first mile of the pole line, marking an underground river crossing. The wet conditions make aggressive acceleration difficult.”