Jay Allen Breaks A New Bonneville Land Speed Record



After entertaining most of you all year long in his many Broken Spoke Saloons, Jay Allen loves to head to Bonneville to break some World Land Speed Records. Last week I met Jay on the Salts of Utah, avidly looking for some shade between 2 runs and telling me about the progress he was making with his 2 bikes on the different tracks of Bonneville. 

As a matter of fact Jay goes on the track as much as he can during the the Bub Speed Trials Week, probably on the starting line jayallen3more than most other racers. Jay set a new Land Speed Record in the MPF Class (orange bike) at 164.418 mph (first run) and 170.135 mph (return run) for an average LSR World Record of 167.2765 mph (breaking the former record held by Valerie Thompson on her Wink Eller tuned-up racing bike). Not satisfied with only one, Jay also went for another World Record running in the 3000cc APS-PF class on his 2005 S&S 124 cubic inch, 6-speed Baker out of the box transmission (white bike).  Jay ran the 1st pass at 183.880 mph and a 2nd pass at $178.617 mph but unfortunately got a blown tire at the time light, just missing the official record, and got a bent wheel and…a sprung foot. At the time I write this, our idustry” Chief Entertaining Officer” is back at his Arizona quarters treating his big swollen purple foot. He just told me over the phone that next year he wants and will break the 200 mph barrier! Congrats again, Jay. Broken Spoke Saloons.

15 Responses to “Jay Allen Breaks A New Bonneville Land Speed Record”

  1. 1 BikerMarc Sep 6th, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Hey Jay,

    Congrats on the Salt records.


  2. 2 raycwheeler Sep 6th, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Great job Jay ,

    Looking for a red hat next year myself .

    Ray c wheeler

    AMA # 1944 # 1949

  3. 3 Master Brian Gates Sep 7th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    JAY WHOA Congrats on the Runs THAT is POWERFUL , A Must do for my bucket list !!!!

    see you soon brother !


  4. 4 Mike Kiwi Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycles Sep 7th, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Jay always has a smile on his face and keeps on forging ahead. Good on ya mate

  5. 5 Joe Mielke Sep 7th, 2009 at 9:31 am

    Was a pleasure to see you on the Salt once again Jay, Congrats. Next year leave the timing equipment alone, Ya big bully!


  6. 6 MJ @Southern Bike Night Sep 7th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Big Congrats Jay Allen!

  7. 7 Dar - Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers Sep 7th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Way to go Jay! Congratulations.

  8. 8 GOTHGIRL Sep 8th, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Jay- I had this gut feeling when I saw the heading “Special Bonneville Report”, even before I saw your name, that you had done something outrageously cool. You did not disappoint! Nor am I surprised. I am so very proud of you. You just know Sammy’s smilin’ . Sorry about your foot! I just got done with a two month stint with a cast and a broken foot. I miss and love you. Congratulations, my awesome friend.

  9. 9 Big Dummy Dave Sep 8th, 2009 at 7:18 am

    Jay my friend you are too damn old for all this. lol

  10. 10 John Nasi Sep 8th, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Jay, you are absolutely an impressive guy on or off the bike.

    Congratulations on your new Land Speed Records, and I know you’re already planning another run at the 3000cc APS-PF class, so… bring a diaper or a parachute next time.

  11. 11 Buzz Kanter - American Iron Magazine Sep 8th, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Congrats Jay. What happened to your old Indian flathead racer?

  12. 12 liuchuang Sep 9th, 2009 at 7:41 am

    Congrats Jay.
    liu chuang

  13. 13 Gina Woods Sep 9th, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Congrats Jay! Definately a man with a need for speed -who gits er done!

  14. 14 Cj Hanlon Guilty Customs Sep 11th, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Damn Jay, is there nothing you won’t try or be successful at??! :)….congrat Jay….sure your anxious for the next go around.

  15. 15 Stacey J Becker Oct 21st, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Having been one of the starters @ BUB for 2 years and getting to know Jay a bit, I will tell you that he is one hell of a competitor. His crew Jeff and Alex are the kind any racer would like to have in his corner. Not only is Jay a success @ racing and in his business, he is truly one of the “nice” guys. His heartfelt tribute to Samantha Morgan @ the 2010 BUB banquet proved that.
    While I was crewing for Joe Amo @ 2010 World Finals, it was our pleasure to have Jay in front of us in line. Some of you know how long those lines sometime are. A bit of bullsh**ing with Jay and his crew made the time go rather quickly. I am stoked at Mr. Allen’s continued success @ Bonneville. Looking forward to many more attempts. And Jay I promise to have a beer with you at the upcoming 2011 Sturgis Rally-hell, it’s only 20 miles!

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