RISPOLI: Bonneville Salt Flats
NEWS September 15, 2010
Dustin and I left Indy around midnight and traveled straight through and got to the Pittsburgh airport around 6 AM. Our flight was on time and we made our way to Salt Lake totally exhausted having not slept all night. Once we made it to Salt Lake we still had a two hour drive to the Salt Flats and the hotel. Charlie from Cycle Dynamics is my Bonneville sponsor too and when we arrived we had to make our way to the salt to register the bike and me, the rider. Once that was out of the way, Dustin and I headed to the hotel to crash. The next morning the program was delayed several hours because of a down pour. We slept in and arrived at the track at around 11AM. By the time we got the bike to the course we had to wait around 2 hours for our first run. The good news was we broke the first record for the ( 750 cc A - AG ) non streamlined class first time out even with slow wet salt. It was still pretty cool and the team was excited. The next day we decided to try and up the new record before changing the bike over to the partial streamline class (750 cc APS- AG). We tested gearing and more but didn't significantly go any faster. On the third day we ran the partial streamliner and had a good run to break that record. It was awesome. The team came to Bonneville to capture two old time records and we did it. One record was 41 years old and the other 34 years old. I can't thank Charlie Benton of Cycle Dynamics enough for letting me pilot his bikes for a second year. We now have three (3) records in the books at the Bonneville Salt Flats in two years. An awesome record for sure. I'm hoping next year to get on a real fast bike and break the 200 MPH barrier. They give out a belt buckle for that and I want one real bad.
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