Horace Whitten was
back in his 96 SS Impala. This is one car that probably needs a roll bar and a few
other safety features to run up to its potential. Horace feathered the throttle to a 125+
pass and had a good time anyway.
State University had their unusual 1974 Corvette back down for the first time in a couple
of years. This car runs on soybean oil and may be the fastest in the country to do so. I
dont know if this is the fuel of the future or not, but every time they went through
shutdown the crew wanted popcorn! By the way, driver Jeremy Hughes was able to run 95+ MPH
with the converted fuel 6.2 GM diesel.
As I mentioned
earlier, the long awaited unlimited diesel truck of Clem Robert made its first outing.
This is a beautiful piece of work and had everyones attention.
But, as new rides go, Clem and crew had driveline problems. Hopefully, theyll
have it ready again next month and things will go better. I know Clems son
Dammit and crew chief MikePoteete hope so too. Thats all for
the cars this month. Now on to the scooters!
Todd Brooks came back down with his Double Bussa racing
Suzuki. Todd keeps going faster and faster and had top speed of the meet with a great 211+
MPH run in MPS/G-2000. Todd then took the bodywork off his motorcycle and entered a M.B.F.
class. Even though he had his gas tank sealed with a load of VP racing gas. Then he went
out and set the fastest non-fairing motorcycle record to date at 203+MPH. After a tip from
Scott Guthrie that this might be the fastest unfaired pass in land speed racing period, I
checked the B-ville record book and believe this is true. After the Forstall and
Knecum run last meet of 234+, its pretty obvious that the Maxton Concrete Mile lends
itself well to fast motorcycles! Congrats, Todd on a job well done.
Todds good friend Todd Dross (die hard Harley rider) also got a ride on the
Double Bussa Suzuki and set a record at 186+ after only a couple of runs. Does this mean
hes going to sell his trusted Harley and get a rice grinder? Dont think so! He
also set a record aboard his Cast Iron Sportster at a fast 120+ MPH. Still, it was kind of
hard to wipe that 186+ grin off his face.
Mr. Motorcycle Scott
Guthrie came into this meet with a lead in the points race. He brought 3 bikes with him
and set 18 records before the weekend was over! Even after all this he saw his points lead
shrink. Hes still in top place, but there are 2 or 3 teams looking to move up.
Scotts fastest run of the meet was a flat 197 aboard one of his Suzukis before
he hurt it a little.
Speaking of fast Suzukis,
John Bullock became the ECTA newest 200 MPH club member with a great run of 210+ MPH in
MPS/BF-1350 class. Suzuki should be a major sponsor of the 200 MPH club! Great job John!
Rick Denham had his good looking and
running Gregory Town Racing Harley back out again. He worked on the MPS/PF-1350 record all
weekend and finally left with a new record of 15+ MPH putting nearly 18 MPH on the old
The Sportster list race team had Roadkill back in action and set the
A/PF-3000 record at a fast 164+ MPH. This is one fast Harley and looks to be a factor in
this years points race. George Crim was the rider this meet.
Females on Harleys? Yep! Karen Batts was riding the Batts Racing Harley and
set the A/PF-3000 record up to a solid 142+ MPH. Old Man Paul Batts then got a
chance to ride and set the APS/PG-1350 record at an even faster 153+ MPH. Wonder who gets
to ride it on off weekends? Karen wasnt our only lady rider as Susan Agin also set a
new record on the team. Cooked Goose P/PP-2000 Moto Guzzi with a speed of 142.671 MPH.
Sidney Conn also got on his bike and set the
MPS/PG-2000 record at 150+ MPH. I noticed several Moto Guzzis running around in the
pits, so I guess there is more than one after all.
Ed Tilley showed up with a 50cc Aprila
motorcycle and set 2 records with a best speed of 65+ MPH out of the unusual 2-stroke
motorcycle. You dont have to go 200 to have fun, just ask Ed.
Jay Barker is getting his 750 Suzuki faster and
faster. He took the Flying V Racing Suzuki to a new record in MPS/F-750 at a quick 167+
MPH. Mack Wolniak is another Harley rider riding a Suzuki. He set the P/PS 1000 record up
to 175+ MPH. Dont know if hes brining back his Harley any time soon or not.
Lee Shierts of Lees Performance Center had
his 1000cc Suzuki running very well in MPS/G-1000 class. He must have made 20 passes with
a best of 195+ MPH for the new record.
Terry Cruse, another one of our members from
Canada, had his Hykz Racn Can Racing Harley down to run with us for the first time. After
a couple of license runs he set the MPS/PG-2000 record at a fast 139+ MPH out of his
custom H.D. Hope hes able to get back down soon!
Garry Michael was up from Georgia with his Over The Hill Racing 84 V Twin
Harley. He had a few problems out of the bike and was only able to run 117+ MPH this trip.
Hes been a lot faster and Im sure hell be back strong before long.
George Leiby, riding the Leiby Racing
750 CB Honda, was unable to improve on last months record. Hes getting faster every
meet and looks to improve his top speed soon.
Rich Yancy has got one fast Suzuki
motorcycle. Its been timed at 209+ MPH with different riders. Its not that
Rich is a bad rider, its that he is a TALL rider and it is hard to wrap up as tight
as he needs to in order to go over 200 MPH! Hes trying and I hope he gets it done
before long. Oh yeah, he was able to go 195+ MPH!
Wayne Pollock is fairly new to land
speed racing and keeps getting faster aboard his Suzuki 1300. Waynes best pass was a
fast 184+ MPH. Waynes working on a 202 record and I think he will get it before the
year is out.
Larry Young brought out his #883
Harley Sportster and ran for time only while he is getting his feet wet. He still had a
great time and ran a best speed of 113+ MPH, which is not bad for the new comer!
Mike Shedd, of Lone Eagle Racing, had
his new Burell 500cc single cylinder Harley back after blowing the head gasket last month.
He is still working the bugs out of it and should have it setting records before long.
Ive took a couple of jabs at Keith Turk and his ability to hurt pistons and other
things with N.O.S. Well, to help prove a point, I saw him over in Dad
Lands pit area and after a little help, Dad was able to burn the
complete front cylinder off his trusted cast iron H.D. While Im sure that
Dad was fully capable of doing this on his own, it was strange to see Keith
over there anyway. Really, I think that it was a little trash in the gasoline and
Dad should have it fixed in time for the next meet.
all of the bikes and cars for this meet. I think we had 45 entries and 340 runs. There is
all kind of races on any given weekend in the USA. There was a NASCAR race Sunday in
California with Jimmy Johnson winning. They also had 42 losers! We didnt!!
See ya next month,
want to thank all of the volunteers. It takes everyone we can get, to put on a race. We
had lots of help this meet and we all really thank you all. A special thanks to Susan
Shedd, Mike Shedd, Dad Land, Brad Johnson, Clem Roberts, Mike Poteet, Anita Dismore, Randy
Williams, Cindy Souvenir Babe Williams, Bridgetti Krompass, Shirley Yates,
John Yates, Joshua Rynd, Joe Roberts, Scott Guthrie, Air-tite Barns, Chuck Rothfuss, Louis
Grubb, Alex Locklear, Steven Locklear, David Locklear, Rich Kenski, Tonya Hanley, Lawson
Bilhardt, John Coll, Butch Chamberlain, Wink Klockenthorer, Debbie Heneman, Nikki Minarik,
Amanda Delgado, Susan Miller and Darlene Young. If you would like to help sweep the track,
work at the start line, finish line, timing tower, impound, tech or other jobs, let us
know. We racers get so busy with our own race machines sometimes that we dont think
of the volunteers that work all day and dont get much of a chance to see the cars
and bikes or to just shoot the B.S. with other racers. Most volunteers have or will race
with us. And while this is an amateur sport, we all like to be professional about it. So,
while racers and volunteers are trying their best, we can and will make mistakes. Lets try
and not get too upset about it. Sometimes it doesnt hurt to look the other way.
If any participants would like to save $20.00 a race, pre-enter your vehicle. ($100
pre-entry, $120 at the race) No, you cant fax a copy of your hundred-dollar bill!!!
Remember everyone needs to wear his or her armbands all weekend. Susan Miller (aka
Sue Mack) says you can wear one for weeks without taking a bath and it will be
just fine! So, dont lose your armband!
Also, Bville is only 3 months away! I hope we have a strong ECTA showing
again this year. Let John Beckett or myself know if you plan on going and we will try to
get pit space together if possible.
Again, thanks to all the volunteers and racers. We have to have both! Thanks everyone!
Mack Sarvis has a video of some of our racers that he put together. He showed a copy at
the awards banquet. A lot of people liked it and asked about a copy. Mack has put together
a few for $15.00 a copy with proceeds going to the ECTA for track repair, etc. If you
would like a copy let John Beckett, Susan Miller, or Lionel know.
Also racers, keep in mind that we start tech on Fridays at 3:00 PM. If you get your
vehicle teched Friday, you can start racing earlier on Saturday!