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Speed trials planned

BUB Racing, the organizer and promoter of the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, has scheduled the 4th annual gathering of the world’s fastest motorcycles for September 2-6, 2007.

Competitors from around the globe will again meet on Utah’s legendary Bonneville Salt Flats. The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) and AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) sanctioned event is the only land speed racing meet solely dedicated to motorcycles, offering the world’s top builders and racers the opportunity to break world and national speed records.

During the 2006 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, Denis Manning and the BUB Racing team set the new absolute motorcycle land speed record when rider Chris Carr piloted the BUB #7 Streamliner 354.832 mph on the down run and 346.939 on the return, for an average of 350.885 mph. Prior to the 2006 BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, the absolute motorcycle land speed record had not been broken since Dave Campos achieved his 322.149 mph world record run in 1990.

“The goal is to continue developing and testing the #7 streamliner,” said Manning. “We hope to retain the absolute motorcycle land speed record at the next BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials. Our dedication and hard-work paid off this year.

“I have no doubt next year will be just as exciting.”

Manning, a 2006 inductee in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, is the designer, builder, and owner of the BUB #7 streamliner – and no stranger to record-breaking speed. In 1970 another Manning-designed streamliner was the fastest motorcycle in the world. That year Cal Rayborn piloted Manning’s streamliner at the Bonneville Salt Flats to a two-way average of 265.492.

The current world-record setting BUB streamliner, the “#7” sponsored by Drag Specialties & Parts Unlimited, is so named because it is the seventh streamliner Denis Manning has designed and crafted. The streamliner features numerous engineering firsts, including a 3000cc, 425hp engine purpose-designed and built for land speed racing.

Manning and the BUB #7 streamliner are currently appearing in 13 cities as part of the Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) presented by Toyota. Fans are invited to meet the BUB team at the following IMS shows: Houston, TX, Seattle, WA, Long Beach, CA, San Mateo, Novi, Mich. Washington, D.C., New York, Cleveland, Chicago and Atlanta.

For more information on show locations and dates, visit http://www.motorcycleshows.com.

About BUB Enterprises

BUB Enterprises designs and manufactures aftermarket exhaust pipes for motorcycle and ATV riders who want race-bred craftsmanship, engineering ingenuity and superior performance.

Founded in 1978 by noted designer, builder and 1970 and 2006 World Motorcycle Land Speed record holder Denis Manning, BUB and its sister company, BUB Racing, strive to deliver the highest quality products, services and racing events to enthusiasts everywhere.

Committed to engineering race-proven experience and technology into its products, BUB exhaust pipes are available for a broad range of leading American, Japanese and European powersports brands. In addition to in-house research and development, the company owns two state-of-the-art U.S. manufacturing facilities, one located at the company’s headquarters in Grass Valley and the other based in Janesville, Wisconsin.

In addition to helping riders rev up their motorcycle and ATV performance potential, Manning and team are passionate about advancing the sport of land speed racing. Each September BUB Racing invites the world to compete at the BUB International Motorcycle Speed Trials, held at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. For additional information, visit BUB Enterprises at http://www.bub.com or call (800) 934-9739.

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