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Montana dealer dies in racing accident

September 5, 2008
Filed under Features

Montana dealer and racing enthusiast Cliff Gullett died Sept. 4 after losing control of his motorcycle during a world land speed record attempt at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

Gullett, 47, was the dealer principal of Team Bozeman, a multibrand powersports dealership in Bozeman, Mont.

Gullett recently had set three world land speed records, one of which broke a 50-year-old record set in 1958. At the time of his accident, he was traveling over 200 mph, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

“Cliff was a passionate motorsports enthusiast and equally enthusiastic land speed racer,” a message on Team Bozeman’s Web site said. “Team Bozeman Motorsports will not be same without him but we are dedicated to carry on for his memory.”

Gullett is survived by his wife, Leanne, his 10-year-old son, Casey, and 15-year-old daughter, Nicole.

A memorial fund has been set up. Contributions can be made to: Cliff Gullett Memorial Fund, c/o First Interstate Bank, Gallatin Center Branch, 2023 Burke Ave., Bozeman, Mont., 59718, 406/556-1058.

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