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Articles for Land Speed Racing

Valerie Thompson Gets Community Hero Award

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Motorcycle racer Valerie Thompson receives 2011 Community Hero award by American Woman Riders Association.

Aprilia Enters 200 Club at Texas Mile

Friday, December 9, 2011
Team AF1 Racing/Punisher entered the 200 club at the Texas Mile after posting 200.8 mph with its AF1 Racing sponsored/Aprilia RSV Factory V-Twin.

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville’s 200 Club

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Valerie Thompson ran a personal best top speed of 201.01 mph with her Alter/Bivins Land Speed Racing Team prepared BMW S1000RR Superbike at the 8th Annual BUB Speed Trials.

Brough Superior Breaks Salt Record

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
On September 1st, 2011 Brough Superior broke the AMA 1350-A-VG Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats with an average speed of 124.98 mph.

Bill Warner Reaches 278.6 mph at Texas Mile

Friday, October 29, 2010
Bill Warner set a new speed record at the Texas Mile aboard his 1299cc turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa, outpacing the previous record by 5.3 mph.

Aaron Wilson Breaks Bonneville Speed Record

Friday, October 22, 2010
Aaron Wilson set a 2-way average speed record of 195.264 mph in the 1650cc A-PF class at the Bonneville World Finals.

Ack Attack Again World's Fastest Motorcycle

Monday, September 27, 2010
The Top 1 Ack Attack streamliner is once again the "World's Fastest Motorcycle" after Rocky Robinson piloted it to an incredible 376.156 mph this past weekend on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Porterfield Fastest Woman on a Motorcycle

Monday, March 22, 2010
Foremost Insurance sponsored Leslie Porterfield was accepted by Guinness World Records as the Fastest Woman in the World on a Motorcycle, a title that was previously held for over thirty years.

LSR Stars the Focus of MHoF Mtg at Daytona

Friday, February 26, 2010
Salt Star Leslie Porterfield will join other legendary salt racers Chris Carr and Denis Manning up on stage at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Breakfast at Daytona.

Denis Manning 'World's Fastest' Interview

Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Motorcycle USA talked to Denis Manning, the man behind BUB 7, aka the World's Fastest Motorcycle, at the recent Easyriders Bike Show in Sacramento, California.

Land Speed Featured at 22nd AMA Banquet

Monday, January 18, 2010
The World's fastest motorcyclists will be featured at the 22nd Annual AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum breakfast in Daytona on March 5th.

AMA Land Speed Racing at Bonneville

Monday, September 28, 2009
Pending ratification by AMA Racing and the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), Chris Carr is once again the fastest man in the world on two wheels, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

BUB Racing's Chris Carr Breaks Speed Record

Friday, September 25, 2009
Chris Carr set a new motorcycle land speed record yesterday on the Bonneville Salt aboard the BUB Racing Streamliner Seven.

Mission Motors Breaks Land Speed Record

Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Mission Motors announced today that its zero-emissions Mission One electric superbike has claimed the national AMA top speed record for an electric motorcycle.

Cathcart and Pirelli Sets Records at BUB Trials

Friday, September 11, 2009
British racing journalist Alan Cathcart has set four officially recognized FIM World Land Speed Records at the BUB Speed Trials held on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. The four speed records were on machines fitted with PIRELLI racing tires.

Porterfield and BST Wheels Blast to 240 mph

Thursday, September 10, 2009
BST-sponsored Leslie Porterfield won the Top Time Award at the sixth annual BUB Speed Trials, a motorcycle-only event at the Bonneville Salt Flats that certifies AMA- and FIM-sanctioned national and world speed records.

BST Breaks Five Records with CBR600RR

Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Enabling a pair of CBR600RRs to achieve record-breaking speeds quickly and complete their runs safely, super-light, ultra-strong Blackstone Tek (BST) wheels entered the 200 MPH club at Bonneville Speed Week and broke five world records.

Porterfield AMA Racing Female ROY

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Land speed racer Leslie Porterfield has been named the AMA Racing Female Rider of the Year.

2007 Bonneville Speed Trials Recap

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
MotorcycleUSA fills you in on what you missed at this year's International Motorcycle Speed Trials at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.

2006 Bonneville Speed Trials Recap

Tuesday, November 7, 2006
The big news coming out of Bonneville this year was the epic three-way streamliner battle for the world record, but there were some other interesting things running up and down the salt this past September.