The World of Speed at the Bonneville Salt Flats is known the world over. I had the privilege of being Crew Chief and Crew for two rookie teams at the 2012 meet. Both were turbocharged Harley-Davidson Sportsters. Both set Records. I was immediately infected with Salt Fever, and now am racing my own turbo Sportster on the Salt. The World of Speed in September 2013 was rained out, so I went after a record currently held by a Buell at the SCTA World of Speed, September 6 - 9, 2014. As is typical of rookie efforts, I learned a lot but came away without a new record. All events in 2015 were rained out, and hopes were dashed by reports of very thin salt. But the 2016 WOS did happen!
The Salt Rattler had lots of changes made after the 2014 run. The motor was rebuilt with a Buell crank, displacement bumped up to 1343 cc, and more headwork, bigger valves, cams, etc. were added. There was no opportunity to tune, however, and that had to be done on course. Sadly, the bike would not stay in gear, and after 4 runs it was sidelined. I think it is high time a Harley held the record, so we will continue to try! - Tom Collier
Your help will assist with special equipment, rule-required modifications, trailer rental, pit crew, travel, etc. All funds will be used solely to support Bonneville attempts in 2017 and subsequent years.
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