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Hang on! We're taking two bikes, maybe three to Bonneville for the Bub's 2014 International Speed Trials. We got our asses handed to us in 2012, but we learned a few new ropes and rules, and we're headed back with a vengeance. 

The 124-Inch 5-Ball Raycer

Our Bonneville dedicated Ray C. Wheeler 5-Ball Raycer is powered by a Randy Torgeson- prepared, high-performance, 124-inch turbocharged twin cam engine. Our power booster is an Aerocharger Series 66, built by TurboDoc in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s a variable vane exhaust-driven turbo that feeds air, passing through the inner-cooler/ice chest, and the air plenum, into a 62mm HPI throttle body, a polished intake manifold, and a set of free breathing Stage 5 R&R Cycle Billet heads. R&R rollers open the high flow valves, S&S .640 lift gear-driven cams and finally out to the salt through a one-off Tedder-built exhaust system. 

Our drive train consists of a Sharp Eye JIMS 5-speed transmission, H-D FXR inner and outer primaries fitted with a large carrier bearing, Primo-Rivera Pro Clutch, E-Z pull, Primo adjustable weight lock-up, a chain drive primary with old style shoe adjuster and a Fisher harmonic balancer. We'll run a Spyke starting and charging system.

Rick Tedder out of Salem, Oregon is modifying and building a one-off frame that was conceived and engineered by Jim Bartlett in Beaverton, Oregon. 

We will be prepared and eligible to enter one or all of the following classes. Ya never know what might happen.

3000 cc A-PBG record 146.246
3000 cc A-PBF open
3000 cc APS-PBG record 167.069
3000 cc APS-PBF open

We're after red hats and a membership in the 200 mph club

1940 45 Flathead Bonne Belle

We may return with Lee Clemens of Departure Bike Works, our engine builder, and Paughco on an all-new Bonne Belle Chassis. This 45 flathead will have a K-model top end, a 5-speed transmission, classic Performance Machine wheels and brakes, and a Spitfire slim as silk fuel container.

This bike will be capable of competing in the following classes, some of which we haven't figured out yet. We're not sure if we’ll get cut some slack for running a flathead, so we reached out to Drew Gatewood, a AMA, Bub official:

The AMA class(es) your machine would fit into are as follows.
Plus, the same engine classes with APS

There is currently no allowance for larger displacement with a flathead engine according to the AMA supplemental rules (e.g.- 750 flathead in the 500 classes). 
--Drew Gatewood
tele/fax: 219-926-5647 (IN)


I think we worked it out and the record is around 120 mph, very doable.

The first (maybe) Assalt Weapon II Streamlined Trike, Belly Pan: You're reading the reports. Hang on! 
For the latest build reports: Click Here 

2014 Bikernet Bonneville Sponsorship Program

Don’t Miss A Chance to Be Involved in this Bonneville Racing Action
By joining the team, you will become part of an elite group that broke two records and is aiming to get it done this year. Your help is much appreciated! At least monthly, we will feature reports, tech articles and updates on Bikernet.

Click to order this very fast book.
Click to order this very fast book.

 $50 Rider Sponsor Level
* Name in the racing department
* Bikernet Bonneville certificate suitable for framing
* Signed 5-Ball Racing Team photo
* Name printed on our 5-Ball racing banner in Bonneville
* Team patch

$100  Bronze Sponsor Level

*Name in the Bikernet racing department
*Bikernet 2014 Bonneville certificate suitable for framing
*Patch and t-shirt
*Autographed picture of 5-Ball Racing Team
*Name printed on banner in Bonneville
Click on the image for more info.
Click on the image for more info.

$500 Silver Sponsor Level

* Mention and logo in the Bikernet 5-Ball Racing department
* Bikernet Bonneville certificate suitable for framing
* T-shirt and patch
* Autographed picture of 5-Ball Racing Team
* Logo posted on racing signage at Bonneville
* Your name on the side of the Assalt Weapon II 

$1000 Gold Sponsor Level

* Bikernet Bonneville mention and logo in the racing department, and in 5-Ball Racing tech articles.
* Bikernet Bonneville certificate suitable for framing
* Patches, T-shirts, and team ball caps
* Autographed picture of 5-Ball Racing Team
* Logos on banner at Bonneville
* Logo on Bikernet Race vehicles and on bikes
An early intriguing sketch from George Fleming.
An early intriguing sketch from George Fleming.

$5000 Platinum Sponsor Level

* Mention and logos in the Bikernet Bonneville racing department
* Banner run in every 5-Ball racing tech article.
* Bikernet Bonneville certificate framed
* Patches, T-shirts and Ball caps
* Autographed picture of 5-Ball Racing Team
* Logo on banner at Bonneville
* Large logo on Bikernet race truck
* Logos on bikes

$25,000 Title Sponsor

* Full sponsorship on Bikernet for two years.
* Mention and logos in the Bikernet Bonneville racing department
* Mention in every article on Bikernet or in magazines
* Article devoted to Semi-Title Sponsor on Bikernet.
* Company prominently featured with Bikernet in all Bonneville-related press releases.
* Bikernet Bonneville certificate framed
* Your company name/logo will be featured prominently on all 5-Racing vehicles and bikes 
* Your company logo will be significantly placed on the 5-Ball Racing Team photograph and you will receive a signed copy, and copies for your use.

Phone 5-Ball Racing World HQ: (310) 830-0630
5-Ball Racing Sponsor List
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