INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, October 14, 2010
– The Rayce Team set two motorcycle land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats World Finals held October 6-9. Captain Rick Dorfmeyer shattered a 24 year old record of 180.7 with an average speed of 194.3 mph and Crew Chief Tim Halsmer beat the previous record of 180 mph with a speed of 185.1 mph. Both men were riding a special built Honda CBR 600RR designed and constructed by crew chief Tim Halsmer and the Rayce Team.
Rayce and Julee Guthrie, from Bloomington Power Sports are owners of The Rayce Team, whose members have been pursuing this dream for the past four years and have dubbed their endeavor “Project 212.” Team members include Dorfmeyer, Halsmer, Engineer Steve Lewis, Data Acquisitioin Specialist Jeramy Clouse, Logistics Expert Chris Baker, Image Development Specialist Doug Sholty, Apparel and Merchandising Manager Toni Sholty, Accountant Lynda Campbell, and Chaplain Tom Nelson. The closely knit team achieved these records despite challenging rainy and windy weather conditions.
Rick Dorfmeyer serves as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Tucker Rocky Distributing, a major sponsor of the team. Other major sponsors include Speed & Strength, TruGel, Bikemaster, Bloomington Power Sports, Halsmer Aero and Sholty Design. Many other organizations provided additional support for the team, including Bazzaz, Bridgestone, EK Chain, Motorex, Spider Grips, Mechanix Wear, C&T Cycles, Meyer Plastics, TDI, Black and Grey, The Fab Shop, Wicked Motors, Worldwide Bearings, Dreyer Cycles, Cometic Gaskets, Carillo, Wiseco, Mr. Turbo and Poplar Grove Airport.
The Bonneville Salt Flats is one of the most unique natural features in Utah and is the oldest race track in the motorsports industry. It has long been the place for land speed racers to test their speed skills on everything from classic, rusty roadsters and coupes all the way up to the cutting-edge, carbon fiber lakesters and streamliners. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a fragile resource administered by the Bureau of Land Management. It is located along I-80 near the Utah-Nevada border.
Tucker Rocky Distributing is a leading distributor of aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel for motorcycles and ATVs. The company is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and operates seven distribution facilities serving the United States. Tucker Rocky is owned by LDI, Ltd., a closely-held investment/operating company based in Indianapolis, Indiana.