Erin Sills, on right, is a multi-time land-speed record holder and shines as an example of how females can inspire riders of all kinds. This year at Speed Week she took her S1000RR to 200.7 mph on Bonneville’s short course but then was stymied by just 196 mph on the slushy Long course. Interestingly, Sills’ tuner, Curtice Thom, told us the BMW’s swingarm is filled with 80 pounds of lead shot to help it hook up on the salt!

Meanwhile, Erin’s friend Trev Richter, an instructor at Rawhyde Adventures, rode his R1200GS to 135 mph, then this week went 145 mph at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. His efforts are made on behalf of Race For Relief, an organization supporting veterans through motorcycling.