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Motorcyclist dies in 200 mph crash

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WENDOVER, Utah (AP) -- A motorcycle racer died when he lost control and crashed during a time trial on the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Tooele County Sheriff's investigators said Cliff Gullett, 47, of Bozeman, Mont., was traveling about 200 mph when he crashed Wednesday afternoon. Investigators weren't sure what caused Gullett to lose control of the motorcycle.

The American Motorcyclist Association said on its Web site that Gullett was competing in the 500cc Streamliner class at the Salt Flats, where drivers go for speed records every summer on the flat, open space just east of the Nevada state line.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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