The six-day event during which motorcyclists compete for their place in history with national and world records will be held Aug. 23-28. “The Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials“, also known as the AMA Land Speed Grand Championships, is one of the most unique competition events that they sanction,” said AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant. “Land-speed racing, and this event in particular, attracts an incredible diversity of motorcycles and racers. Every year the competition gets even more fierce, and we expect 2014 to be one of the most challenging ever.”
Delvene Manning, owner of Deliciate Promotions LLC and the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials and former daughter-in-law of long-time event promoter and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Denis Manning, said that she’s excited to take the reins of the event during an era of growing popularity of the sport. “Denis shepherded land-speed racing into a new era, drawing competitors from all corners of the country and all backgrounds to chase their place in the record books,” Delvene Manning said. “We have everyone from weekend warriors to fully backed factory teams at this event, and we’re looking forward to carrying on the grand tradition of AMA championship land-speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats.”
Expected this year on the Salts of Bonneville, the Castrol Rocket, a 1,000-horsepower motorcycle racing for the absolute land-speed record. Backed by Castrol and Triumph, it will be ridden by former Daytona 200 winner Jason DiSalvo. Detailed schedule, classes, entry forms and existing records can be found at Bonneville Speed Trials.