Weather and quality of the salt permitting, pilot Jason DiSalvo will try this week during the Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout to break the motorcycle land speed record of 376.363 mph aboard his T twin turbo-charged Triumph Rocket III-powered streamliner. Developed by Matt Markstaller (Hot Rod Conspiracy) and Bob Carpenter (Carpenter Racing), the Triumph Castrol Rocket is the newest streamliner of the group seeking to break the FIM world land speed record in the motorcycle class.
“There are teams that have been out here attempting to break records for years. It’s very hard because there are so many variables to contend against, but we have an amazing team,” said Matt Markstaller, “We have confidence in the progress we’ve made in this project’s development since we were on the Salt a year ago.” “While our streamliner produces enough power from the two Rocket III engines to generate record setting speeds, our endeavor also becomes a battle with the elements,” said Bob Carpenter. “The Salt Flats are an ever-changing environment that can be quite forgiving or absolutely inhospitable, you never know what to expect.” Piloted by AMA Pro Road Racer Jason DiSalvo, this will be an attempt to break the current 376.363 mph land speed record held by fellow Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout entry Ack Attack and piloted by Rocky Robinson. Operating the 1000-horsepower, twin turbocharged Rocket III engine streamliner requires adaptation, which DiSalvo is capable of accomplishing due to his seasoned racing background.
Entering Mike Cook’s Bonneville Shootout is by invitation only to an exclusive list of participants. Land speed attempts on the Bonneville Salt Flats will occur along a 10 to 11-mile course subject to cancellation or delay based upon the weather conditions including rain and wind. For more information go to Triumph Castrol Rocket.
Triumph Castrol Rocket Specifications
Chassis: Carbon Kevlar monocoque Dimensions: 25’ x 2’ x 3’ Engines: Two Triumph Rocket III engines with two liquid-cooled turbochargers Horsepower: 1,000-plus horsepower at 9,000 rpm Torque: 500-plus lbs. combined Suspension: Alloy aluminum swingarms custom made Shocks: Ohlins TTX36 adjustable Fuel: Methanol Tires: Goodyear Land Speed Special Engine Lubricant: Castrol Power RS™ 4T 10W-40 full synthetic oil