Drag Racing Featured — 06 June 2012

Drag Racer Dystany Spurlock To Try For New Bonneville Land Speed Records

20 Year Old Female Drag Racer to Debut Racing Talents at 2012 BUB Speed Trials at the Famed Bonneville Salt Flats

(Phoenix, AZ) – May 29, 2012 – Kerry Alter, co-team owner of Alter/Bivins Land Speed Racing, announced today the signing of 20-year-old drag racer, Dystany Spurlock, as an additional rider for their reconfigured team effort to set multiple land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats during the 2012 BUB Speed Trials.

An independent racing team sponsored by Copper Services, Alter/Bivins will field three different riders this year, including Kerry Alter, Dystany Spurlock, and Anthony DiNobile. The team riders will pilot three different bikes for multiple new records; a 2010 BMW S 1000 RR Superbike, a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa 1300, and a 2003 Aprilia.

“Kerry and I are very excited to be working with Dystany Spurlock, who already has several major racing accomplishments at the young age of 20 and is already a racing star,” said team co-owner Julian Bivins. “I have not been this optimistic about our opportunities to set multiple new land speed records since I started racing at Bonneville in 2007,” added Bivins.

“We have an excellent new crew this year which consists of Don Alexander, Loretta Michelle Flores, and Lori & Rudy Flores. Their talent, combined with sponsorship funding by good friend Kari Sanders at Copper Services, we expect our best results to date at Bonneville,” added co-team owner/driver Alter.

Alter/Bivins Racing Background

Kerry Alter went to Bonneville for the first time as Crew Chief for friend Julian Bivins in his effort to break two AMA National Records on an MV Agusta F4. Over the next five years, the team enjoyed many accomplishments including:* 7 AMA National Land Speed Records (Bonneville Salt Flats)* 4 FIM World Land Speed Records (Bonneville Salt Flats)

The team experienced their greatest success at Bonneville in 2011 when fielding 3 bikes, 2 racers, a crew of 5, and setting a top speed of 201 MPH that outperformed all BMW’s at the event. The team went on to set four World Records in 2011.

Dystany Spurlock Background

Dystany Spurlock is nothing short of a trailblazer at the young age of 20. Racing since 2010, she made her mark in the world of drag racing with a stock Suzuki GSXR 750. Spurlock won her first event at Virginia Motorsports, achieving a 9.39 ET at 141 mph. Spurlock later drove a 2010 BMW S1000RR Superbike, on which she broke a record for a lowest ET of 8.61 and highest speed of 163 mph at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Spurlock’s best time to date is an 8.46 ET at 158 mph. Spurlock has many accolades and trophies in activities including track, dancing, gymnastics, runway modeling, all?star cheerleading, and snowboarding.

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