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!
237 MPH! World's Fastest EVO!
Checkmate! 4-10-10 at Maxton, NC, Mike Reichen reclaims his tittle with his
Mitsubishi EVO 2 as not only World's Fastest EVO, but World's Fastest
Mitsubishi, and World's Fastest Standing Mile 4 cylinder. 2.0L stock crank,
74mm Borg Warner turbo, Street Class
with full metal body panels, all stock glass windows, headliner, carpeting,
door panels, and dash. Over 2750 lbs race weight.