Bonneville BUB Speed Trials. Jody Perewitz First Woman To Race Over 200 MPH On An American V-Twin Motorcycle.

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


52 Responses to “Bonneville BUB Speed Trials. Jody Perewitz First Woman To Race Over 200 MPH On An American V-Twin Motorcycle.”

  1. 1 Tom Maioli Sep 9th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations Jody & Dave
    Hey Dave, what are you thinking letting your little girl go 200 mph? ? ?

  2. 2 Mike Marquart Sep 9th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    SWEET! Nice going Jody. Great paint job as well!

  3. 3 Toby Sep 9th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    At 200mph it only takes 18 seconds to cover that mile.

  4. 4 Jeff Nicklus Sep 9th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    WAY TO GO JODY! We are all damn pround of you !

    Over & Out,


  5. 5 Jeff Nicklus Sep 9th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Jody, That would be PROUD! I can’t type for crap!

    Over & Out,


  6. 6 A 1 CYCLES Sep 9th, 2011 at 2:45 pm


  7. 7 ray c wheeler Sep 9th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Congratulations TEAM PEREWITZ!
    Had the opportunity to witness this first hand.
    Quite an accomplishment from one fast young lad.
    Look for faster times in 2012 from the stables of Team Perewitz!
    See ya in 2012!

  8. 8 gina woods Sep 9th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Woo Hoo you did it!! Girls Rock! And you are a great inspiration for all that have the “need for speed ”
    I knew you’d get it! Congrats Team J’Witz!

  9. 9 Rick Fairless Sep 9th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    WHAT A GAL! I am very proud of you Jody. Keep working hard for your Pop & I’ll c-ya soon.

  10. 10 Grady Pfeiffer Sep 9th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Congratulations to you and all of your team J’Witz, I new you had the stuff to make it happen.
    Go get em in Maine.

  11. 11 Kustoms and Choppers Sep 9th, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I know she had to be Daves when I read the name. Great job Jody!

  12. 12 martin Twofeather Sep 9th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Congratulations Jody,great job….

  13. 13 BadMonkeyMW Sep 9th, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Nice job. Speedracer Chicks kick ass.

  14. 14 rob Sep 10th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    Good Job! I wish i was 25 years younger!

  15. 15 Dave Blevins Sep 10th, 2011 at 12:59 am


  16. 16 Steve Carr Sep 10th, 2011 at 7:40 am

    That’s great! This is simply awesome stuff!

  17. 17 Wiz Sep 10th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    My Momma warned me about them FAST Women! Yuk-Yuk!! You GO Girl! Wiz

  18. 18 Mike Tomas Kiwi Indian MC Co Sep 10th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Congrats Jody, Dave and Team J’Witz. It was great seeing your team keep at it and accomplish what you set out to do. You all looked great out on the salt.

  19. 19 Yale Sep 10th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    FANTASTIC congratualtions Jody. Dave isn’t great to have daughters that work and play with us, what a gift

  20. 20 danny snchez Sep 10th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    you go girl congrats

  21. 21 Roadside Marty Sep 10th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Man she’s gorgeous AND she went over 200 mph??? Hey Jody will you marry me?? Great job Team J’Witz!!!!!

  22. 22 Robert Filla Sep 10th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    What a great team effort using only parts from the USA, including the RIDER! Congrats, Jody.

  23. 23 Joe Mielke Sep 10th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Was a pleasure seeing your team on the salt! Congrats from SoDak!

  24. 24 Cris Sommer Simmons Sep 10th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Congrats Jody! I KNEW you were gonna rock that salt!! So proud of you!

  25. 25 Nitrobil Sep 10th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Nice job.

  26. 26 Doc Robinson Sep 10th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Fantastic effort. Sincere congratulations!

  27. 27 Tropical Willie Sep 10th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    way cool Congratulations very cool nice job.

  28. 28 John E Adams Sep 10th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    You are very brave!! A big Congrats Jody!!!

  29. 29 Kenny Price Sep 10th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Great Job Jody!!!! I am very proud of you!!! This is such good news.

  30. 30 Dar - Brass Balls Bobbers & Choppers Sep 11th, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Awesome Jody and team. Big congrats.

  31. 31 Pat Manard Sep 11th, 2011 at 2:13 am

    What a Awesome Ride! And What an AWESOME Girl!
    Congrats! And shes HOTT!! 😉

  32. 32 rags Sep 11th, 2011 at 5:35 am


  33. 33 Jody Perewitz Sep 11th, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Thank you everyone for your congrats! I am very proud of all Team J’Witz has accomplished, everyone worked very hard especially DP to make this happen! Thanks you to all our sponsors as well!
    We will be smiling for months about our adventure!
    Roadside you already asked me to marry you!! 🙂
    RF I think you should get Lena out there!!!
    Ray we can’t wait for next year!!! BIG team next year!
    Thanks again for the congrats, i couldn’t be more proud!

  34. 34 Sickbagger01 Sep 11th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Damn everyone wants to marry Jody!!! Can I get in that line….where can I get my number?

  35. 35 Jerry Medlin Sep 11th, 2011 at 9:42 am

    CONGRATULATIONS are in order all the way around, from the idea, to the fab, and to the rider. Totally awesome effort and success. 205/210 cant be too far away. Totally awesome Lady as the sprocket jocky. Wish you all the BEST in the future.

  36. 36 Jody Perewitz Sep 11th, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Sickbagger didn’t you cut the line?! U don’t need a number!
    Jerry It was definitely a team effort! I couldn’t have done it w/out everyone else, ha and I hope vs versa 🙂

  37. 37 karl chebator Sep 11th, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Makes me proud to be from your neighborhood (Halifax), from your state (Ma,) to own a Harley and most of all YOU, Rock on Jody.

  38. 38 Larry R Sep 11th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Congrats, Jody and Dave. Great accomplishment for an all American motorcycle. Love and respect…..Larry R

  39. 39 Septic the Sceptic Sep 11th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Jody is the hottest chick in mo’sickling, on or off the track.

  40. 40 Mandy Rossmeyer Sep 12th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations, Jody! You rock!

  41. 41 Laura Ray Sep 12th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Congrats to Jody and Team J’Witz on your new world record! The build also included our Horsepower Inc. 62mm throttle body!

  42. 42 MUM Sep 12th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Extremely proud of my awesome, beautiful, smart, talented, and fearless girl. xox

  43. 43 mike corbin Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Well done Jody !

  44. 44 gerald rinehart Sep 12th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I knew you and the team could do it , and you did ! Congrats gang !
    Wish I could have been there.

  45. 45 new york myke Sep 12th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Outstanding! Congrats to you Jody and team Perewitz!!

  46. 46 Ted Sands Sep 12th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    You go girl, love those Pink Wheels

  47. 47 Jody Perewitz Sep 12th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I <3 my pink wheels!
    Gerald we wish you n your gang were too!
    Mum – xox
    Septic! Love mo'sicklin!

  48. 48 nick Sep 13th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Congress Jody . Way to go.

  49. 49 1550tc Sep 13th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Jody i think your………..”la puta madre” , bike says it all, congrats

  50. 50 Lee Chapin Sep 13th, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Good job Jody, not too bad Dad!
    What u did ain’t easy, but I guess u know that!
    Son Rob says Hi !

  51. 51 donald Sep 13th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    Jody/Dave and the crew…wickid fast…

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