Motorcycle Team Puts Pike's Peak and Bonneville Salt Flats on Required Racing List

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The racing season is about to begin for Falkner Livingston Racing. In 2007 the team is running a special exhibition class Honda CRF 150R Expert at Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb.

Falkner Livingston Racing Season Begins
Falkner Livingston Racing Season Begins
“This will be the newest class on the mountain,” said Falkner Livingston Racing Assistant Team Manager Becca Livingston. “The bikes will be run by riders we’ve gathered together from the motorcycle industry. In addition, all of the 150s will be equipped with K&N Oil Filters.”

Falkner Livingston Team uses K&N Engineering Products
Falkner Livingston Team  uses K&N Engineering Products
In the Supermoto class Scott Forward will ride Falkner Livingston’s Honda CRF 450R. It is equipped with a K&N Air Filter. “Our other riders are Chris Denison, Paul Thede, Alexander Smith, Terry Hulbert and Mark Gardiner,” said Livingston. “With the exception of Mark Gardiner, everyone else is a rookie on the mountain.”

Pike’s Peak is also known as the race to the clouds. “They weren’t kidding when they named it,” said Livingston. “Last year we were at the start line in 85 degree conditions while it was snowing at the top.” The Falkner Livingston team will be attending a practice session on Pike’s Peak at Colorado next weekend. The Pike’s Peak Hill Climb takes place in July.

“Once we’re back from the mountain we began to prepare for the Bonneville Salt Flats,” said Livingston. “This year we will be supporting one returning motorcycle and one brand new one. The returning race bike is the current record holder for the 1650cc Production/Production class. In 2006, Paul Thede set a new record of 191.802 mph on the 2006 Kawasaki ZX-14.”

Our goal this year is to increase the speed on that motorcycle and inking that number into the record books. “In the hot, dry and salty conditions at Bonneville, K&N Filters are a huge part of making the motorcycles run well,” said Livingston. “We rely on K&N oil and air filters to work on motorcycles that run over 200 mph.”

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