< Back to All News

Land Speed Record Attempt Hopeful For Weekend

The Government Shutdown has effected a Grass Valley businessman in an unexpected manner. BUB Enterprises owner, Denis Manning, was scheduled to have his motorcycle take a run at the land speed record for motorcycles on the Bonneville Salt Flats October 7. However, Bonneville Salt Flats is a Bureau of Land Management property and is closed until the Shutdown ends.
Click here to listen to Denis Manning

Now any attempts at the record will be based-upon wind, rain and salt conditions which could still put a nix on Manning’s attempt at a new record.
Click here to listen to Denis Manning

During the BUB Meet in September the team had to wait an entire week until conditions allowed them to run for one day.
Click here to listen to Denis Manning

If all goes well the 10th through the 14th, Manning plans to see his bike- “7”- hit fourth gear and top 376 MPH the current record. “7” is geared to top out over 400 MPH. Manning says the machine and rider, Chris Carr, are ready to run- now its up to Mother Nature. For reference… at 375 miles per hour it takes less than 10 seconds to run the timed-mile. There is a five mile build up to speed, then one mile accelerating to top speed, followed by five miles to slow down and stop.

Leave A Comment

captcha