Modern Day Motorcycle Heroines Become Latest Members of 200mph Clubs
Apr 29, 2016 – For Immediate Release: Kerry Alter Land Speed Racing teammates newest female members of Mojave Mile 200 MPH
Motorcycle racers Loretta Flores and Lisa Taylor set new personal best speeds of 200+ to become latest members of famed 200 MPH Clubs
Phoenix, Ariz. (April 29, 2016) – Kerry Alter Land Speed Racing teammates, Lisa Taylor and Loretta Flores, became the most recent members of three different 200 MPH Clubs at the Mojave Magnum speed event April 8-10 in Mojave, California. The event has separate speed clubs based on distance raced. The Mojave Mile is for 1-mile runs and the Mojave Magnum is for 1.5-mile runs.
Retired Scottsdale motorcycle officer and event rookie, Lisa Taylor, earned membership in the Mojave Mile 200 MPH Club with stout run of 215.7 mph on her Kerry Alter prepared Suzuki Hayabusa. To top her new personal best one-mile speed, Taylor raced the same Hayabusa on the 1.5-mile course to a blistering new personal best 1.5-mile speed of 226 mph, earning her membership in the Mojave Magnum 225 MPH Club.
Loretta Flores, a 24-year old motorcycle technician from Tempe, set a new personal best top speed of 204.2 mph on Alter’s 2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale, earning her membership into the Mojave Mile 200 MPH Club. Flores top speed at last year’s event as a rookie was 195.6 mph.
Kerry Alter Land Speed Racing was formed in 2008 by Phoenix-resident and 17-time land speed record holder, Kerry Alter. The team races three different bikes tuned by Alter, including a Suzuki Hayabusa, Ducatti 1299 Panigale and a BMW S 1000 RR.
“I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of both Lisa and Loretta for their outstanding performances at one of the fastest race courses on the West Coast. Both worked hard and smart to meet their objectives,” said Kerry Alter, team owner and driver. “We set a lot of goals for this event and achieved all of a them. The bikes responded well to my tune-ups for both courses and we lucked out with the weather,” added Alter, who did not race due to recovery from injuries from a non-racing accident.
The next Mojave Magnum event will be held October 8-9, 2016 at the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California.
Mojave Mile Background
Held at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, the Mojave Mile is the fastest modern venue for Standing Mile type racing on the West Coast. Mojave features a smooth, 12,500’ runway with a one-mile shutdown distance, state-of-the-art electronic timing equipment, an expert staff of experienced professionals and safety response teams. The Mojave Mile and Magnum events are open to both cars and motorcycles.
Kerry Alter Land Speed Racing Background
Kerry Alter’s land speed racing career began at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats in 2007 as the partner and crew chief of the Alter/Bivins Racing Team. During their first event, they broke two AMA National Records on their MV Agusta F4. After Bivins retirement in 2008, Alter formed the Kerry Alter Land Speed Racing Team with the goals of building/tuning his own bikes, accumulating more land speed records and promoting the sport he loves most. In less than 10 years, Kerry Alter has become one of land speed racing’s most accomplished motorcycle racers and team owners with a stable of four of the world’s most powerful Super Bikes piloted by Loretta Flores, Lisa Taylor and himself. Some of Alter’s many racing accomplishments include:
* 10-Time FIM World Land Speed Record Holder
* 7-Time AMA National Land Speed Record Holder
* Member of BUB Speed Trials 201 MPH Club – Top speed 221.9mph
* Member of Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club – Top speed 219 mph
Kerry Alter Racing Web Site: http://forceofphoenix.com/
Mojave Mile: http://www.mojavemile.com/