AMA Congratulates 2017 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship Record Breakers

BUB 7 Streamliner

(Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association)

New national and world land speed records await certification

Racers from around the world took to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, for the 2017 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship in hopes of setting AMA national and Fédération Internationale de Motocylisme world records.

“Racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats is the pinnacle of land-speed racing,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “Not only do competitors race against others in their class for AMA National No. 1 plates, they compete against world records set before them. Congratulations to the many racers who were successful in securing new records.”

The Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, the AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, is the premier motorcycle land-speed racing event in the world. This AMA-sanctioned event, which also includes FIM recognition, offers competitors the opportunity to collect AMA national and FIM world records aboard machines from 50cc mini-bikes to 3,000cc streamliners.

The listed records set Aug. 26-Aug. 31 are tentative, pending AMA and FIM certification. For further clarification on the classifications regarding displacement, frame and engine, see www.bonnevillespeedtrials.com/rulesclasses.

The following individuals set FIM world records at the 2017 event:

Category I / Group A1 / Div. A Non-streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, forced induction (Fuel) / 1000cc: Tiziano VESCOVI; Ducati 999 Turbo; 166.785 mph

Category I / Group A1 / Div. A Non-streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, forced induction (Fuel) / 2500cc: Hirohisa KOISO; Harley-Davidson; 226.061 mph

Category I / Group A1 / Div. A Non-streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, forced induction (Fuel) / 2500cc: Hirohisa KOISO; Harley-Davidson; 216.783 mph

Category I / Group A1 / Div. A Non-streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, forced induction (Fuel) / 2500cc: Hirohisa KOISO; Harley-Davidson; 187.086 mph

Category I / Group A1 / Div. B Partially streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated (Fuel) / 1000cc: Jean Nicolas Genet; Suzuki TL100R; 270.596 km/h; 168.140 mph; 1 MILE

Category I / Group A1 / Div. B Partially streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated (Fuel) / 1000cc: Jean Nicolas Genet; Suzuki TL100R; 167.735 mph

Category I / Group A1 / Div. B Partially streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated (Fuel) / 1350cc: Erin Okonek; Suzuki Hayabusa; 220.016 mph

Category I / Group A2 / Div. B Partially streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated (Fuel) / 50cc: Fabio Fazi; Benelli Malossi; 71.294 mph

Category I / Group A2 / Div. B Partially streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated (Fuel) / 85cc: Mauro Sanchini; Benelli Malossi; 82.436 mph

Category I / Group A2 / Div. B Partially streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated (Fuel) / 100cc: Mauro Sanchini; Benelli Malossi; 88.181 mph

Category I / Group A2 / Div. B Partially streamlined / Internal combustion, spark ignition, naturally aspirated (Fuel) / 100cc: Mauro Sanchini; Benelli Malossi; 86.262 mph

The following individuals secured AMA national records at the 2017 event:

Class, speed, name, make

100-APS-BF; 106.226 mph; Jena-Pual Afflick; Kitaco/Honda

100-P-CG; 55.245 mph; Bill Conway; Bridgestone

125-M-CG; 79.412 mph; Robert Van Stee; Bultaco

250-P-PC; 61.220 mph; Brice Clements; Harley Davidson

350-A-CF; 121.246 mph; Steve Garn; Yamaha

350-A-CG; 120.254 mph; Steve Garn; Yamaha

350-A-VG; 69.258 mph; Rick Bargholz; Matchless

350-APS-AG; 170.519 mph; Jeff Henise; Highwayman

350-APS-CF; 120.609 mph; Steve Garn; Yamaha

350-APS-CG; 163.292 mph; Christopher Glaister; Highwayman

350-MPS-CF; 102.696 mph; Criag Vetter; Yamaha

350-MPS-PBG; 124.114 mph; Michael Noonan; Moto Guzzi

350-MPS-PG; 92.248 mph; Roberto Lombardi; Moto Morini

650-MPS-AF; 178.345 mph; Lynn Ala Pfeiler; Kawasaki

650-MPS-BG; 171.122 mph; Anna Skurdal; Suzuki

650-P-PC; 98.928 mph; Steve Rogers.; Kawasaki

650-P-PG; 99.029 mph; Steve Rogers.; Kawasaki

650-P-PP; 99.901mph; Steve Rogers.; Kawasaki

750-A-AF; 169.426 mph; Nicholas Moore; Ducati W3

750-A-AG; 157.156 mph; Corey Bertelsen; Suzuki

750-APS-AF; 171.958 mph; Dale Zlock.; Kawzuki (Kawasaki frame/Suzuki engine)

750-APS-AG; 172.221 mph; Dale Zlock.; Kawzuki (Kawasaki frame/Suzuki engine)

750-M-CG; 136.473 mph; Bob Duncan; Triumph

750-P-PC; 112.283 mph; Richard Magee; Honda

750-P-PV; 87.938 mph; Stephen Clough; Indian

1000-APS-AF; 203.864 mph; Dale Zlock; Kawasaki

1000-APS-AG; 192.897 mph; Dale Zlock; Kawasaki;

1000-APS-BG; 177.987 mph; William Whisenant; Ducati-W3

1000-APS-PBF; 156.72 mph; Kenneth Zetterquist; Harley Davidson

1000-APS-PF; 183.789 mph; Tom Mellor; Triumph

1000-M-AF; 191.299 mph; Erin Sills; BMW

1000-M-BF; 178.354 mph; Dustin King: Kawasaki

1000-MPS-CBF; 124.681 mph; Dwight Horst Jr.; Kawasaki

1000-SC-CG; 95.777 mph; Danielle Cote.; BMW

1350-A-AF; 198.659 mph; Dave McLachlan; Bones Built

1350-A-CF; 128.437 mph; Fran Carpio; Suzuki

1350-APS-CF; 106.014 mph; Robert Cardiff; Suzuki

1350-M-CG; 137.854 mph; Don Mills; Suzuki

1350-MPS-AG; 223.981 mph; Erin Okonek; Suzuki

1350-MPS-CG; 145.894 mph; Don Mills; Suzuki

1350-SC-PG; 126.165 mph; Kenny Reister.; Harley-Davidson

1650-APS-VF; 124.75 mph; Fredrick Hector; Harley-Davidson

1650-MPS-BF; 216.368 mph; Jim Cole; Suzuki

1650-MPS-BG; 211.169 mph; Jim Cole; Suzuki

2000-A-PBG; 175.071 mph; Jay Allen.; S&S Cycle

2000-APS-PBG; 222.204 mph; Jay Allen; S&S Cycle

2000-P-P; 166.057 mph; John Mateu; Yamaha

3000-A-PBF; 226.1 mph; Hirohisa Koiso; Harley-Davidson/JIMS

3000-A-PBG; 216.818 mph; Hirohisa Koiso.; Harley-Davidson/JIMS

3000-M-AF; 176.933 mph; Jeremy Ragle; Triumph

150-M-W; 93.338 mph; William Cameron; Alta

150-MPS-W; 103.530 mph; Jose Mateu.; Alta