Jay Allen Breaks Another Land Speed Record With Help From Friend Wink Eller…

Fresh from hosting a very successful Sturgis Rally 2011 at the downtown Original Broken Spoke, Jay Allen arrived at Bonneville Speed Week supercharged to break another Land Speed Record with the support of good friend and mentor, Wink Eller. After three passes, Allen claimed a new record average with 186.465 and a new Land Speed Record in the APS-PG-3000 class.  Jay’s Bonneville bike is powered by an S&S 124” consumer motor with Rob Schopf B-2 heads, which is the smallest motor in the class.  It also features a Baker drivetrain 5 speed transmission.  “I get up to 180 – 190mph no problem with these components that are right out of the crate,” tells Jay.  “Now, that’s a testament to the kind of quality product these tried and true American manufacturers produce.  Thanks to S&S and Baker I can live my dreams out here on the Flats!” 
Wink ultimately was unable to ride his own bike due to an injury, but, boy, did he try.   Eager to kill it on the salt, the mastermind fabricator forgot to factor in that his flesh wound would be pressed up against the frame and then assaulted by the wicked vibrations of top speed.  The pain was so intense that Wink almost passed out and this was not acceptable to the legendary racer. So, the pair wondered if he may be able to fit Jay’s bike. Success…
Wink soared up to 190 mph on Jay’s bike then was hit by a side wind and the bike went through the two mile marker flag.  The impact shattered the windshield and impregnated the fabric of the mile marker flag into his helmet. But his need for speed kept him slicing onward to finish the mile.  Unfortunately, the clock didn’t catch him coming into the mile.   With windshield repaired, Wink went back out and made a 185 pass on a 184 record.   The next day, he ran for the backup pass but was unable to set the record due to bad weather. Ah! Foiled!  Denied a record by Mother Nature!
Afterwards, it was Jay’s turn to switch it up.  He took four passes with Wink Eller’s bike which he claimed was “A monster, a beautiful work of art.”   However, due to an electrical issue, Wink had to take the bike back to his shop and now it’s fixed and screamin’ ready for the Bubs Speed Trials.  


17 Responses to “Jay Allen Breaks Another Land Speed Record With Help From Friend Wink Eller…”

  1. 1 Sugar Bear Aug 28th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Goooooo Jay ………………. Gooooooo Wink

  2. 2 Brett Aug 28th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Jay didn’t break one spoke…

  3. 3 Doc Robinson Aug 28th, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Congrats guys!

  4. 4 Kustoms and Choppers Aug 28th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Great job Jay!

  5. 5 Dar - Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers Aug 28th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Congrats Jay & Wink! S&S and Baker! Top people. Top performance. Top components.

  6. 6 Rogue Aug 29th, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Way to go Jay!
    Wink Too!

  7. 7 bean're Aug 29th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Congrats Wink and Jay! That is the true Dream Team!

  8. 8 Michael Schacht/ Crocker Motorcycle Co. Aug 29th, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Great work guys! How many records is that now Wink, 65 or 66?

  9. 9 Kirk Perry Aug 29th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Big Time.
    These guys swap bikes and hit 190 mph as like a base-line speed – and talk like they’re doing 65 mph. Smacks a marker pole and tries again.
    Chia Pet! …… A flying Cookie Monster!

  10. 10 Scott Sjovall Aug 29th, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Great work guys! I wish I could have been there with you!

  11. 11 James at BAKER Aug 29th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Great job, Jay and Wink! We’re behind you all the way! Living the true American dream with the finest American components, that’s what it’s all about.

  12. 12 DUHL Aug 29th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Fast man!

  13. 13 sharon-Bikers Choice Aug 29th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    WAY TO GO GUYS! Wink sorry to hear that your leg was still hurting that bad. NEXT TIME!!

  14. 14 Kenny Price Aug 29th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Great job Guys!!!!! Congratulations!!!

  15. 15 martin Twofeather Aug 29th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Congrat’s Jay and Wink keep up the great speed…..

  16. 16 rags Aug 29th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    congrats on record jay and wink. i missed fridays run,had to leave

  17. 17 Mike Tomas Kiwi Indian MC Co Aug 29th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    These 2 guys make a good team. Jay is top notch and full of good racing advise that he is willing to share. The salt comes alive when Jay is around. Its just another Sunday ride in the park for this character.

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