Southern California Timing Association
Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) is a competition sanctioning body that maintains rules and record for Land Speed Racing events held at El Mirage Dry Lake, California and Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah. It is a non-profit, volunteer organization made up of twelve separate car clubs.
SCTA has been in existence since its first meeting on November 29, 1937, when between 5 and 7 local car clubs met to organize lake bed races and to establish a set of guidelines to make lake bed runs safer. Since its creation the SCTA and has organized, sanctioned and recorded hundreds of meets and thousands of records. 28 November 2013
The organization holds two meets each year on the salt flats in Utah (Speed Week in August and World Finals in October) and six events at El Mirage dry lake. It is responsible for ensuring compliance with BLM standards for use of public lands, safety regulations for competitors and spectators, technical inspection of race vehicles, timing recording of record attempts and maintaining a list of current class records as well as history of prior record holders.
At the 2011 Speed Week meet, there were 368 cars and 198 motorcycles entered. Over the course of the seven-day meet, 2885 record attempt runs and 267 record return runs were made for a total of 3152 runs over 4 courses laid out on the salt. There were 94 car  and 69 motorcycle  records set.
The 2011 World Finals event was cancelled due to heavy rain and flooding of the salt flats after 2 qualifying attempts were made.