Denis Manning, designer and builder of the BUB Seven Streamliner, is scheduled to attend the Cook Land Speed Shootout October 10th-14th 2013, on Utah’s legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) and AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) sanctioned event will gather the top motorcycle competitors for a battle against the current world record of 376.156mph held by Mike Akatiff’s Ack Attack Streamliner, ridden by Rocky Robinson. After a 4 year hiatus, and thanks to the generous funding of sponsor Jamie Williams, owner of Stockton Recycling Center, the BUB Seven Streamliner made a respectable 323.333mph shakedown run during the 2013 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials.
Denis Manning, a AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer, is no stranger to record-breaking speed. In 1970, another Manning-designed streamliner ridden by Cal Rayborn held the world record at a speed of 265.492mph. During the 2006 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, rider Chris Carr, 7-time AMA Grand National Flat Track Champion piloted the BUB Seven Streamliner for a new record of 350.884 mph. The record has continued to change hands between the Ack Attack Streamliner and BUB Seven. BUB recaptured the record again in 2009 with an average speed of 367.382 mph before it fell again to the Ack Attack at the current speed of 376.156 mph in 2010.
The BUB Seven streamliner features a purpose-designed and built 3000 cc engine, carbon-composite monocoque chassis and Goodyear 400mph speed rated motorcycle tires. Says Manning, “We hope to reclaim the record at the Cook Land Speed Shootout. After tune up runs at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials in August, and a rain delay during the originally scheduled date for the Cook Shootout, we are eager to get back on the salt and go for the record”.
BUB Seven Streamliner updates can be found at Seven Streamliner. Manning and team are passionate about advancing the sport of land speed racing. Each August BUB Racing invites the world to compete at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, held at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. For additional information, visit BUB Racing.
Denis Manning is the owner of aftermarket exhaust manufacturer BUB Enterprises Inc. producing high performance exhausts for Harley-Davidson’s and Metric Crusers. (top picture @ Lou Fisher, middle picture @ Scooter Grubb, bottom picture @ Cyril Huze)