I would be amiss if I didn’t thank Bell Helmets for helping me out this year. A great sponsor, keeping my dome safe for another race to come.
And the VVMC for the reaper pin. It’s a long story, but Brady and Caroline know what a dork I am.
Again, many thanks to Matt Welsh for the photo.
I had been working all year for this moment. Rain outs at both Bonneville and El Mirage… and now I finally get to the starting line. A stuck oil pump, fried plugs, and brakes that most everyone said were unsafe (they are), and I finally get to run. Thanks Matt, you captured a little dream come true my man.
Photo: Matt Welsh (The Moto Attic)
A great many thanks to Matt Welsh of The Moto Attic! He took snaps, made sure I didn’t forget to add oil to this @#(*&@# motor… and followed me down the track to pick me up. Good dude all around, has been such a good friend and comrade over the years. www.themotoattic.com
Well we made a few pages at Iron & Air issue 16! Still hoping for a real run at the record…
Pick up a digital copy at their site, (www.ironandair.com) … or a print copy at your local hooligan holdout.
Here’s to the next steps… heading to El Mirage for some more testing and timing, then hopefully back to Bonneville for the big show.
Heading back from Bonneville with our heads hung a little lower than we’d hoped.
The summer storm season can’t take away all the fun. The pit bike saw more action than anything else.
The only thing separating the ground from the sky is a long straight road.
As most of you have heard, the SCTA cancelled Speedweek due to the rain/water. We still have tons of photos for you, and a magazine most of us know by now will be releasing some info on our project and our attempts at going faster.
GPS always gives you the quickest route, but it is rarely the best. Here’s to taking the long way to Bonneville!
Took the fresh motor out to the farm roads near my home for a little breaking in.
Well, since I’ve never built something this pretty (and a lot of credit is due to the many people who helped me along the way), I figured I would get some proper photos taken. Dexter’s Camera is a local camera shop/studio in my hometown… we set up a fancy little shoot for this beauty.
We leave for Bonneville tomorrow!
After my family, this is all I have time for. Can’t wait to be at the salt flats in a couple weeks, then back at El Mirage in a couple months. Go Fast, Go Straight.
Johnny… working on 3 motorcycles at once. One fast dude with a big smile and great attitude.