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5-BALL RACING BONNEVILLE SPONSOR PROGRAM FOR 2023

Be a Part of the Salt Torpedo, World's First Streamlined Trike Effort

by Bandit with illustrations by Atomic Bob, George Fleming, and Chris Kallas
We are making amazing progress on the Salt Torpedo. We now have a solid team and will are up on three wheels, with what appears to be the first Streamlined Trike. We need to raise enough money to buy a trailer and make the run to perhaps the Texas Mile in March and Bonneville BMST in September, pay for registration, hotels and beer.
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What the Hell is 5-Ball Racing?

The Story Goes Back About 50 Years

By K. “Bandit” Ball , Photos by you name it, Markus Cuff, Chris Callen, Scooter Grubb and…
It all started when my mother ran over my metal- flaked Honda 55 Super Cub with a single shotgun pipe. She stormed into our tiny stucco house in Long Beach and announced, “Get that damn thing out from under my car.”
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5-Ball Racing 2014, Part I—the Concept

Where did this Assalt Weapon II Notion Come From?

By Bandit with photos by everyone
As I munched bacon-laced pancakes, we shot the shit with the two notorious sun and wind-burnt, desert outlaws. They were a scruffy bunch. Larry P. is now a member of the Hessians MC, while Bob T. lives with his family in a blistering 40-foot container buried in desert sand. He doesn’t like people and surrounds himself with heavy armor. At one point in the conversation, Larry said casually, “I have...
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5-Ball Racing 2014, Chapter 2—The Frame Finds a Builder

The Assalt Weapon II Reaches Lucky Devil Metal Works in Houston

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
I researched tube frame builders in the Los Angeles area and found one, but then it dawned on me. One of our very cool and talented friends also builds cars, sometimes from the ground up. We have worked with Kent Weeks of Lucky Devil Metal Works, out of Houston for lots of years. Kent built the coolest bobber on the planet, the Root Beer Float, for the lovely Sin Wu. I made the call...
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5-Ball Racing 2014 Chapter 3, sorta

One Crazy Year Reaching for the Salt

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
This has been a scramble, and not exactly on time, but we’ve moved forward and the whole scenario is working out perfectly. We’ll see in about a week. If you believe in anything, you believe in your efforts to make your dreams come true.
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JIMS 135-INCH TWIN CAM RACE ENGINE TO BE USED IN THE FIRST 5-BALL RACING STREAMLINED TRIKE

JIMS Race Engines are not street legal and are available exclusively through Authorized Harley-Davidson dealerships.

By Bandit
JIMS is proud to announce the release of the brand-new 135-inch Twin Cam Race Engine! Based on the proven track record of JIMS race engines, we are proud to introduce this 2.2-liter monster which bolts right into a stock frame and incorporates some of the best high performance features in the industry.
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5-Ball Racing 2015 Chapter 4

May the "Gods" of Progress Take Hold

By Bandit with photos by Kent Weeks and Holly Devil
What a crazy year. We’ve been scrambling in several directions. Plus, once I sent all the parts to Kent Weeks at Lucky Devil MetalWorks, well when the dogs are away, the mice start to party.
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Typhoon Twist Billet Carburetor from Carl's Speed Shop

Amazing Fuel Delivery for our Salt Torpedo

By Wrench with photos by Wrench and Carl's Crew
This article was published in Easyriders in 1995, but it’s still applicable today. At the time it covered the new Carl Morrow Typhoon billet Carburetor. Since then there has been some tweaking and Carl installed a Thunderjet on this Typhoon for the Salt Torpedo we are building with a 135-inch JIMS twin cam and a JIMS heavy-duty 5-speed transmission.
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