Today the East Coast Timing Association held their Arkansas Mile in Blytheville, Arkansas in the frigid 34 degrees.
Motorcyclist rode everything from a Kawasaki ZX-14 to a Buell Blast.
Racers drove everything from a record-setting, carbon-fiber dragsters to a 80’s Mustang zooming down the airstrip with a slight tail wind.
I, however, stood as a spectator at my first Land Speed Racing (LSR) event, watching and wishing I could run my 2015 Indian Scout down the mile strip.
New ideas filled my head about how to modify my Scout to go faster like the turbo-charged Victory.
I was fortunate to meet some racers and ECTA staff and learn more about Land Speed Racing.
I saw one of the racers, Dave Haas, speed down the airstrip at 212.9 miles per hour; setting his 12th record over 200 miles. As story has it, he holds the most 200 mile records in the world! #yougodude!
Wow, talk about inspiration! I wondered, if I could do something like that?! What could I modify to my Scout? Maybe she needs a full carbon-fiber fairing too!
Hmm, well I did just add that Teir One Tuner to my Scout. And it did run 100mph down the 1/8th Mile Sturgis Drag-strip.
I guess the next step would be signing up for my first Land Speed Race (LSR). Does anyone have any suggestions of where to make my first LSR attempt?