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2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000 and Suzuki 1300 Shatter Records During Speed Week at the Salts

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The Falkner Livingston Team has set two new records for K&N Engineering at Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Salts are a natural race course along I-80 in Utah near the Nevada border. Team manager Becca Livingston phoned K&N headquarters with an update from the Salts. She also e-mailed photos from her cell phone because her computer had difficulty connecting.

Team Falkner Livingston stands over its driver with umbrellas during Speed Week at Bonneville
Team Falkner Livingston stands over its driver with umbrellas during Speed Week at Bonneville
Machines were put to the test and drivers felt the adrenaline rush on the hard smooth surface covered with salt granules. FL Team member Randall Parker rode his K&N equipped 2008 Suzuki GSXR 1000 to a new top qualifying speed of 195.198 mph on Sunday. On Monday his speed was 199.478 mph. The average of both speeds is 197.338 mph and that set a new record in the Modified Partial Streamliner/Gas Class.
Alexander Smith ready to run on his Malcom Smith Suzuki GSXR 1000 at the Bonneville Salt Flats
Alexander Smith ready to run on his Malcom Smith Suzuki GSXR 1000 at the Bonneville Salt Flats

Speed Week Conditions are almost perfect at the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Falkner Livingston team has broken two land speed records
Speed Week Conditions are almost perfect at the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Falkner Livingston team has broken two land speed records

FL Team member Jason McVicar ran in the Modified Blown Gas 1350cc class. McVicar drove his Scott Guthrie Suzuki 1300 with K&N Engineering products to a top speed of 220.525 mph on Sunday. On McVicar’s run Tuesday his top speed was 224.904 which gave him the record breaking average of 223.412 mph.

Rookie Alexander Smith passed his licensing procedures on the Salts without a hitch. He has a top speed of 188 mph in his Malcolm Smith Suzuki GSXR 1000 with K&N products.

“All the old-timers are saying the conditions at the salts are the best they’ve been in years,” said Team Manager Becca Livingston. “The weather is a lot cooler and temperatures are only in the 90s.”

Team Falkner Livingston uses K&N Engineering products on its motorcycles. “K&N filters play an important part in making our motorcycles run well,” said Livingston. “In order to break records we have to get as much air as possible into our engines and at the same time keep the debris away. That is why we rely on K&N air and oil filters.”

Follow Team Falkner Livingston throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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