John Noonan. 250mph at Bonneville on this WI Hayabusa!
Press release for immediate release.
"Setting the salt on fire"
On October 16th 2004 John Noonan of JE Pistons set the World Land Speed record in the 1,650cc APS-BF (Altered Partial Streamlined Blown Fuel) class during the annual Bonneville World Finals. The Top timed speed reached on his 2001 Suzuki Turbo Charged Hayabusa street bike was an amazing 253.152 miles per hour! This speed was the average speed held for a mile and not just measured over a 132' timing trap like at other land speed venues.
John reached a top speed of 256 mph on the on-board GPS system before the end of the 4th mile when the charge tube blew off.
This fantastic 250+ mph run also earned John his coveted "AA" license, this makes John only the third person in history to achieve this tremendous feat at the big salt dyno in 55 years of Bonneville racing on a sit-down motorcycle.
The average speed was a new World record @ 246.818 miles per hour! This Top speed record is the fastest in any of the motorcycle classes to date other than the fully enclosed Streamliners at the Bonneville salt flats located in Wendover Utah.
All of this was done on OEM street tires, OEM style AIRTECH bodywork, and a stock chassis other than an extended stock swing arm with 4"-7" swing arm extensions from SPENCER CYCLE.COM.
This is John's third year at Land Speed Racing and he already has set over 9 world records in the three yearly SCTA sanctioned racing event's he has entered at Bonneville. ( all records were set at speeds greater than 215 mph ) and 5 records at El Mirage Calif (racing in the dirt) with the fastest record being 232.311 mph.
John also holds the fastest record ever for a NON-streamlined (no bodywork) motorcycle at speeds over 220 mph done at El Mirage in the California desert dry lake bed in October -04 This record is faster than any other open non streamlined bike classes at any of the Land Speed venues Worldwide.
John's crew consists of his girlfriend and crew chief Michelle Derwin.
Sponsors include Hanks Fire Service, Hank, JE Pistons, Carrillo Rods, AIRTECH Bodywork, MDR fabrication, Carpenter CNC Race Heads, Millennium Tech Cylinder Plating, APE RACE parts, WEB CAMS, Worldwide Ceramic Bearings, TTS racing, SATO Racing, Velocity Racing Turbo Systems, SPARKPLUGS.COM, Orient Express, PATRICK RACING, Tiger racing, Cometic Gaskets, AFAM chain and Sprockets, CYCLEMALL.NET, and Motorhead Performance,
Fastest Busa Period 256 mph GPS
Worlds Fastest Timed over a mile 253+mph
Fastest Open wheel record at Bonneville 246.818MPH
Fastest record on a naked bike 220.320mph!
Fastest Dirtbike in the world 232.311 mph! El Mirage
AA license holder!
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