This story isn't only about establishing a new AMA Bonneville National Land Speed Record; it's much more than that.
Laura Klock of Klockwerks Kustom Cycles in Mitchell, South Dakota, is founder of Helping with Horsepower. Besides benefitting the Abbott House to assist abused, neglected children and families, Helping with Horsepower also sponsors a rebuild program to help at-risk youths by teaching them the skills to create custom motorcycles.
Students in Pine Bush High School's Starz Program were mentored by a team of professionals, including Brian Klock and Lloyd Greer of Lloyd'z Motorworks as they reworked a 106 powered Victory motorcycle, fitted with a Procharger B-1 supercharger and custom tuned to perfection. After completion of the project, the bike was taken to Bonneville, accompanied by the builders and race team, to test the bike on the famed Salt Flats.
The result of the hard work put in by the youthful builders, guided by the pros, was a new land speed record of 173.321 mph.
Speed is no stranger to the Klock family. Brian Klock recently set a land speed record on a Triumph Rocket III powered trike. Laura Klock has also set speed records, most notably the Mother-Daughter-Daughter land speed record with daughters Erika and Karlee. Speed is in their blood, but the Klock's also have a deep commitment to community. You can learn more about the Klockwerks and its racing tradition here.