Battle of the ‘Busas: Guy Martin’s Speed Record Has Been Smashed!
Jarrod ‘Jack’ Frost Clocks 274.9mph at Elvington
A view of Jarrod "Jack" Frost, setting a wicked speed record at Elvington. Media sourced from MCN.
It’s official; Guy Martin’s going to have to get off his laurels and hand the speed demon crown over to a new contender… for the standing mile, at any rate.
The new champion of our 270mph standing-mile barrier is none other than Jarrod ‘Jack’ Frost (Holeshot Racing), a gent already touting several speed records to his wintry namesake.
Coverage from MCN tells us that Frosts’s turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa whipped up an insane 274.926mph st Elvington – a full 3.961 units faster than the course record for ex-TT adrenaline junkie aficionado Guy Martin.
“I’ve hit 269.9mph before on the standing mile loads of times,” comments Frost easily.
“That 270mph barrier was like a brick wall. It was so frustrating, and I was having a bit of a laugh with Guy about it the other day because I’ve done 269, actually 269.9 probably six times and just never broken that 270 barrier on the standing mile.”
The story can be summarized thus: Frost was stuck at 269, tinkered a bit, locked down 269.98, the bike was threatened with retirement to the van, boost and sprocketry were tweaked, and suddenly, 270.7 hit.
After that, runs were made until the bike was almost out of gas; Frost shortened the swingarm, boosted his ‘Busa, and bingo – the magic equation had been found.
Of course, the new goal is 275mph; Frost anticipates that this new threshold shouldn’t be too hard, given that he found his modded 2010 Suzuki lost a bit of yank in third gear.