Top 1 Oil “Ack Attack” Sets New Absolute Motorcycle Land Speed Record – 360.913 MPH
I know it’s not stock car racing, but the site’s name IS “MotorSportsNews”, and I thought it was cool, so…
On September 26, 2008, after five days of pushing their streamliner motorcycle to new limits on the salt flats of Bonneville, the Top 1 Ack Attack team achieved what it came to do – topple the existing absolute FIM motorcycle land speed record with a blistering 360.913 mph run.
At 8:58 MST, team owner Mike Akatiff, driver Rocky Robinson and crew shattered the existing 350.884mph record set by Denis Manning and Chris Carr in 2006. The new record was witnessed by an FIM official onsite, but is still subject to FIM ratification, and also subject to FIA recognition.
The historic record was set during the first annual TOP 1 Oil World Land Speed Shootout taking place this week at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Bonneville, Utah. (Brandware PR)
You may view video of this event here.