Jaska Salakari ran the world’s quickest V-Twin pass at Alastaro, Finland

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Jaska Salakari ran the world’s quickest V-Twin pass at Alastaro

Jaska Salakari ran the world’s quickest V-Twin pass at Alastaro, Finland

You’d never believe they’d break any Drag Racing world records in September in Finland until last weekend. The fact is that this time of the year it’s only 57 F at Alastaro track. Jaakko ”Jaska” Salakari, very experienced nitro motorcycle rider, didn’t pay any attention to this and ran 6.010s / 213.08mph on Saturday 2nd August at FHRA Night Race Finals. This is to say he improved Tak Shigematsu’s record from 2010 with 0.125s.

Jaska Salakari ran the world’s quickest V-Twin pass at Alastaro

Jaska’s bike, including the engine, is entirely built and constructed in Finland by himself and the keymembers in his team. Right now, Jaska wants to thank everybody involved in this project for the good job they’ve done! He also takes the opportunity to thank The Drag Racing Head Organization of Finland, FHRA and the entire Track Crew at Alastaro for ensuring conditions at the asphalt track that they were optimal to set this record.

Jaska Salakari ran the world’s quickest V-Twin pass at Alastaro

It all began in 2003 and it wasn’t until in 2012 he made the quickest time in Europe in his class 6.273s/222.26mph at Tierp in Sweden. And now finally, the hard work paid off with the world’s quickest ever time in V-Twins: 6.010s/213.08mph. Let’s take a look at the speed; the data shows that he shut off before the finish line. According to this, there’s great potential to run a 5s time. However, he was quite happy with his other runs during the weekend. He made a 6.2s run twice and at the Night Show he finished the race in fully darkness with 6.5s and he even made 1/8 mile at 3.950s /191.2 mph despite the fact that the air temperature had fallen to 50 F!

Jaska Salakari ran the world’s quickest V-Twin pass at Alastaro

Jaska Salakari ran the world’s quickest V-Twin pass at Alastaro

His bike’s engine is 103 cu in (1690cc), 60 degrees V-Twin with 4 valves DOHC heads, bore 4.5″ and stroke 3.25″. Fuel system is digital system designed by Jaska and his team, totally different from the traditional ones. Supercharger is Autorotor HPS 2.1 and maximum pressure is 50psi. This bike is a high gear bike so there’s no gearbox at all. Clutch is Jaska’s own design and manufactured by himself, too. It’s a single stage clutch and all the set ups are made by adjusting ignition and fuel system set ups. Jaska made his world’s quickest pass on 83% nithromethane mix, but he certainly has even more potential left because the engine was designed for 90% mix.

The maximum engine power has been calculated by a simulation program, also used by the Formula 1 teams and car manufacturers. The calculated engine power is 2 400 hp and the good news to all his challengers is that these engines are available to anyone and you can buy one if you like. Here at our European tracks there we’re gonna see one or two of them very soon.

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  1. P.A.
    P.A. 6 September, 2017, 15:21

    Congratulations Jaska!

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