While some dream of getting a land speed record, others stay awake and do it! And it includes women. During the 8th edition of the BUB Speed Speed Trials in Bonneville with no prior experience of the Utah Salt Flats, Jody Perewitz with the support of the Team J’Witz, became the first woman to run over 200 mph on an American V-Twin motorcycle.
The ground up custom built by Team J’Witz is constructed around a Daytec chassis using Performance Machine wheels & brakes. The American V-Twin is a 100″ Jim’s Twin Cam assembled at R&R Cycle using a set of their custom machined heads and fine tuned by Dan Thayer. Other components include a ProCharger, Daytona Twin Tec ignition system, Baker 5-speed transmission and a Perewitz/PPG paint job.
In this class of bikes, the course in Bonneville is 5.5 miles long with riders having 2.5 miles to get up to speed, then a mile clocked by the American Motorcycle Association (AMA), then 1.5 miles to slow down. On Jody’s 200+ run she entered the mile going 199 mph and exited the mile at 205 mph. 203.111 mph was the average speed in the mile. Jody and her machine were going 200+ mph for over a mile! Her motorcycle was using only American made components. Team J’Witz will be racing at one more event this year in Maine on September 17 & 18. Facebook Team J’Witz