Land Speed Racing & Maxton Mile - 200MPH +
Born on the flats of Bonneville, the Maxton Mile was created to give Land
Speed Racers back East a chance to run fast. Hosted several times a year in
Maxton, NC, you can watch as a Mustang tries for 200 MPH plus the
Maine Barons Team share the iconic story of Sam's roadster.
Maxton Monster Mile My 1st LSR Race
The weather was lousy with 15 -20 mph headwinds, cold damp temperatures,
for the East Coast Timing Association / Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed
Challenge on April 5-6, 2008. Saturdays race was rained out and the skies
were threatening on Sunday, but I managed to get two runs in for my ECTA
license, driving my G/GSS 1984 VW Rabbit with a stock VW Scirocco 1.8 Litre
16V engine, at 103.42688 mph on the first one and 105.52605 mph for the
second run. I made a mistake of completely closing my face shield for the
first run and then things got a little steamy on my part as I was held on
the starting line with all the windows closed for about seven or eight
minutes while the car in front of me stalled and had to be pushed out of
the way and then they decided to move some of the cars from pre-stage to
the staging area using the course because of the access road being too
muddy to use, then as I left the line, with my excitement rising, the
inside of my shield got foggy to the point where I held my breath for the
last quarter of a mile as I could just barely make out the course markers
and my gauges.
I had a blast and I want more, but next time hopefully the weather will be
better and I'll use a better camera too!
Hennessey Ford GT 235 mph Texas Mile Run
Sean Kennedy drives Mark Heidaker's 2006 Ford GT to 235 mph in the standing
mile at the Texas Mile on May 30, 2011. Mark's GT is equipped with a
custom twin turbo system by Hennessey
Performance. For more information, call +1.979.885.1300.