Mike Attatiff and pilot Rocky Robinson prepare for Mike Cook's Bonneville Shootout and a chance to be the first to break the 400 mph barrier on two-wheels.
On September 12, the speed warriors of the racing world will convene at the Bonneville Salt Flats for Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout, the annual assault on land-speed world records. The Top 1 Oil Ack Attack streamliner motorcycle, currently the world’s fastest motorcycle with a top one-way speed of 394.084 mph and a world record speed of 376.4 mph, will be revved up to defend its title.
As the Top 1 Oil Ack Attack team preps to break the 400 mph mark against three competitors from across the globe, pilot Rocky Robinson and owner-designer Mike Akatiff are preparing to break their own world record. This San Francisco Bay Area-based team will make their fourth trek to Utah to take on the treacherous terrain of the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Designed and built from the ground up by Mike Akatiff, the Top 1 Oil Ack Attack's bullet-shaped chassis is made from chromoly tubing. The motorcycle streamliner is powered by two 1299 cc (79.3 cu in) Suzuki Hayabusa turbocharged engines, which produce more than 900 horsepower, and runs on Mickey Thompson tires.
“It’s been a great journey for the Ack Attack team,” said owner-designer Mike Akatiff. “Setting and holding three major world records is a great standard to beat and we couldn’t be more ready to break the 400 mph mark.”
Pilot Rocky Robinson
added, “If salt and weather conditions are favorable, this could be the year a two-wheeled machine officially breaks the 400 mph barrier and that’s making history.”
The Top 1 Oil Ack Attack’s world records are confirmed and certified by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), which is the world's leading regulatory authority for motorsports racing. Additionally, The Top 1 Oil The Ack Attack's record was included in the 2012 Guinness World Records.
“Top 1 Oil is incredibly proud of the records the Ack Attack team has achieved – and held – for the past seven years,” said Josh Hogan, Global Brand Manager for Top 1 Oil. “The Ack Attack is an amazing and powerful machine that symbolizes our brand and mission of maximum performance.”
The Top 1 Oil Ack Attack is made in the USA by Ack Technologies and serviced with U.S. products. Other sponsors for Ack Attack include VARTA, Carrillo, Ramsey Products, APE Racings, CP Pistons, Motion Industries, Suzuki and Motion Pro.
It’s all happening September 12-16, 2013 if conditions are right on the Salt Flats. If weather conditions are prohibitive, the race will be rescheduled in October 2013. Stay in the loop and learn more at Ack Attack Racing.