At the end of the day, with every run producing faster speeds, Team BonneValk settled on the last run of 156 mph as the qualifier for their first record. However, upon arriving at the impound area, they experienced the great, unbending weight of the rule book. When a bike arrives in impound, an official performs a visual check to make sure the machine qualifies for the class. Everyone’s heart sank as the unsealed gas tank was pointed out. Being time trial novices, none of the team members knew that an official had to witness event-sanctioned gas being put into the empty tank before it’s sealed shut. Unswayed by the teams pleas, the official explained that the only way to insure the integrity of the records was to follow the rules to the letter. The team recategorized Wednesday as a testing and tuning day.