Hundreds of competitors take aim at land speed records on Bonneville Salt Flats
PICKERINGTON, OH – August 19, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The Bonneville Salt Flats will be alive with the sound of motorcycle engines once again during the 2019 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, Aug. 24-29.
Also known as the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, the six-day American Motorcyclist Association Grand Championship features hundreds of amateur land speed racers from across the nation and around the world vying for AMA and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme land speed world records. The AMA is the sole U.S. affiliate of the FIM.
“All reports indicate that the salt is in good condition this year, and we’re expecting another spectacular AMA Land Speed Grand Championship for 2019,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “Competing at Bonneville is about going faster than anyone else has in each competition class, and we look forward to seeing who will etch their names in the record books this year.”
As with most AMA national championships, and in recognition of the range of participants in amateur competition, the event includes multiple classes to provide ample opportunity for racers to compete. Both displacement- and bike-configuration classes are featured, including high-powered, custom-built streamliners made for the sole purpose of topping 300 mph.
The event is being organized and promoted by Deliciate Promotions. The Bonneville Speedway typically consists of a 5-mile course and an 8- to 10-mile course, depending on conditions.
For more information about the event, visit the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials’ website at www.bonnevillespeedtrials.com. For more information about land speed racing, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Racing/Land-Speed.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
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Source: American Motorcyclist Association