As a result of the high winds that blew through the night before, many of those who were in attendance had removed the EZ-Up covers so the paddock was full of skeletal frames. Be it in MotoGP, WSBK or land speed record attempts there's always engine tuning, cleaning, work to be done in readiness for the next attempt or race. The difference in this competition is you're racing yourself. Everyone who gets to the Salt Flats is trying to improve themselves, and not necessarily beat anyone else. The goal is to be faster than your last run.