MITCHELL, S.D.— Team Klock Werks set out for their annual trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats for the Bub Motorcycle Speed Trials Event August 30-September 3, and came home with some new records, new personal bests, hundreds of pictures, and new stories to tell. Racing at the salt flats has become an incredibly special event for this team - that headed to the salt for the first time in 2006 with their Biker Build Off winning “World’s Fastest Bagger”. Since 2006, when Laura Klock piloted the WFB the team built to a land speed record in her first 2 passes, they've added to the team Laura’s two daughters, Erika and Karlee Cobb, Michelle Mielke (wife of Big Joe Mielke, Klock Werks’ shop manager), and this year, young Ross Tomas, the son of Mike "Kiwi" and Carolyn Tomas, owners of Kiwi Indian Motorcycles, and James Ramsey of James Ramsey Racing.
Over the years Team Klock Werks has had many firsts, and has made history. They were the first to win a build off with a bagger, the first to take a bagger to the salt, Laura and the girls became the first mother- daughter-daughter trio in the history of land speed racing to hold records at the same time, Karlee became the youngest ever to set a record on the salt at age 14 in 2008, and Ross became the youngest vintage rider to set a record on the salt at this years’ event, at the age of 15. As far as they know, Brian and Laura’s wedding may have been the first wedding ceremony held at the Bub event on the salt. The team designed the innovative, patented, Flare windshield out of a need for stability after racing in 2006 – and it is now their number one selling part. Once again, the salt has become a special place for this team for many reasons.