Chris Carr Gives Back In Sturgis!
By Lisa Ballard
During the inaugural opening of the Good Ol’ Days Raceway at the Broken Spoke Saloon on the County Line, the 7x AMA Grand National Flat Track Champion Chris Carr used some of his down time between competitions to give back to his fellow motorcycle enthusiasts.
On Thursday morning, Chris Carr’s #4 racing rig pulled in and proceeded to unload his race bikes as well as the XR750 HD flat track bike. Well over 100 people including the Limpnickie Lot members received a valuable lesson on the flat track history. Chris spoke for a few hours on the beginnings of flat track racing, the particulars of racing today and on his Land Speed Record setting run in the Bub Streamliner. On September 5, 2006 Chris Carr broke the land speed record on a motorcycle at the Bonneville Salt Flats with a two-pass run averaging 350.8 mph. His fastest run was 354 mph and his successful run was established aboard the BUB’S racing “Number Seven Streamliner”. Chris remains the fastest man in the world on two wheels…and this record is recorded in the 2008 edition of the Guinness book of world records.
After speaking, Chris then geared up for a few hole shot demos in the parking lot on his XR750 and proceeded to move onto the track for a few hot laps on his Honda. 2x AMA Motor Cross rider Geno Stull joined Chris on his own 4 stroke Yamaha. They went head to head for a few laps, entertaining the onlookers. Afterwards, Chris suggested that Geno try the same laps with a bike that has no front brake and smooth tires as opposed to knobbies. The two traded bikes to experience the others set up.
Chris’s devotion for flat track racing is endless and he has started an outreach program called American Supercamp. The camp is a riding skills and balance improvement course for all motorcycle riders that lasts two days and can be attended all over the country. To read more on Chris and the American Supercamp, please go to www.chriscarr.com and www.americansupercamp.com.