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Motorcyclist Crashes While Trying To Set Salt Flats Speed Record

WENDOVER, Utah – A 69-year-old motorcyclist from California crashed his bike while attempting to set a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, according to officials with the Southern California Timing Association.

Officials said veteran rider Ralph Hudson lost control of his vehicle around 8:20 a.m. Friday. He traveling approximately 252 mph at the time of the crash.

Hudson was treated at the scene of the crash before being airlifted to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray. No update on his condition was immediately available.

A “unique” 72nd Speed Week at the salt flats wrapped up Friday. Around 200 racers competed compared to the usual 500 that make the trek out to Wendover each summer.

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