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The Maxton Mile


East Coast Timing Association
The Maxton Mile - October Results

Written by: Guy Caputo

The October finale was anything but final. With hoards of bikes attempting to garner a prestigious title for themselves, only 25 were good enough to be honored with record-breaking success and only 3 made it to the East Coast 200MPH club. 64 Land Speed records were busted, broken and just plain beaten to death by those 25 and it was a weekend not to be forgotten to say the least. I cannot possibly show you every bike and rider that made those fortuitous runs, nor truly capture the excitement of those waiting at the start line to get their chance for a record. So we have provided links in this article to locations where you can view hundreds of pictures for you optical enjoyment.

http://www.dontbescaredracing.com/ecta/102503/page_01.htm
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The photographer, Bergie Frazier is a Maxton 200 MPH Club member, and came to the October meet without a bike, but with camera in hand. Berg helped out at the starting line, and did a GREAT job! It is nice having a real racer in the starting area, who knows what riders want and need. Bergie's experience allowed him to get right to the point in many of these photos. You get a real feeling for the intimacy and togetherness of Maxton with these pictures.

I would like to start by congratulating rider Lee Shierts and owner Rich Yancy for their record setting run of over 250 MPH at the Maxton Mile on Sunday morning. That run is now officially the track record by a blown turbo open wheeled motorcycle. Lee made that run as the clouds drew nearer to a downpour that would eventually stop the day's event. The Yancy Racing Suzuki Hayabusa was a prepared, built and tuned Mr. Turbo w/intercooler by Rich himself and is now the track leader in speed for the Maxton Mile. You guys are awesome!

As you can see from the photo, most of the 200MPH riders wanted to know what's under the hood of the #8 Budweiser Yancy Racing Turbo Hayabusa. Good luck guys cause Rich ain't talk 'in.

Dragbike.com's very own technical writers, Don Smith and Guy Caputo both captured a total of 8 Land Speed records for Dragbike.com this event and came away victorious this weekend. Don rode the Yamaha R6 project bike which smashed 6 of those records in short order.

Guy Caputo on the Tiger Racing Hayabusa achieved 2 more records to his name for a total of 5. After inching out Wayne Pollack's title as the "Fastest Nitrous injected bike", Guy became Maxton's new "Nitrous King." Guy exclaimed "I'm just borrowing this title from Wayne Pollack for the winter, because it's up for grabs at the next event to whoever can beat it!" But for now, Don and Guy will revel in the limelight of their achievements.

Guy is explaining to Don his tactics for going fast.

Mr. Motorcycle, the Sultan of Speed, Scott Guthrie, had his entire stable of racing Hayabusa's with him, primed and ready to go. The SCOTT GUTHRIE RACING team came away with 5 records this meet and with a new twist to his team tactics. Using his nitrous prepared Hayabusa, Scott honored 2 riders the thrill of their lives.

The elite and venerable Maxton 200 MPH Club welcomed three new motorcycle members at this year's final meet.

Scott Guthrie writes:
CHAD MILLHOLLAND rode the "family" ZX12R to the Family's fastest 200-club speed with a great 208 MPH to enter the club. Chad joins brother Zach (201 MPH, 3/02, ZX12) and Father Dan (202 MPH, same day 3/02, on the same bike). The Millholland's are the only father and son(s) motorcycle 200 MPH club members of any club in the world. This is one of the fastest ZX12's at Maxton.

Neale Bayly, well-known Motorcyclist Magazine writer, entered the prestigious 200MPH club on the SCOTT GUTHRIE RACING nitrous Hayabusa at over 202 MPH. This was Neale's first time on a nitrous bike, his first time on this bike, and his first land speed race. Super rookie performance!

Doug Morrow, Bonneville veteran, pilot of the CARL'S SPEED SHOP "Top Gun" Harley drag bike rode the SCOTT GUTHRIE RACING Nitrous Hayabusa to a speed over 209 MPH to enter "the 200 MPH Club". Doug is the son of Carl Morrow, a long-time land speed racer, and owner of Carl's. This was Doug's first ride on a nitrous Hayabusa, his ever first time on this bike, and his lifetime best speed.

This 209 MPH top speed was posted on his very first pass using "the button", and on only his 2nd pass on the bike, total. Four members of the Maxton 200 MPH Club have ridden this bike to gain entry to the club, and Doug's 209 MPH speed was by far the fastest of all. Super performance; this boy can RIDE!

Another great performance was given by the Shammas Motorcycle Performance Kawasaki. Bob rode the little 997cc turbo ZX to a blistering 221MPH. Way to go Bob!

CARL'S SPEED SHOP came away with another 11 Land Speed records on team prepared Harley's with their fastest speed of well over 173MPH. Those are some FAST V-Twins to be sure.

Lee Shierts made another fantastic run on the Dragbike.com GSX1000R project bike of over 200MPH for the 1-liter bike. This was also a first for a liter bike to achieve 200MPH at the Maxton Mile on motor only! Congrats to Lee for another fine performance.

The Williams/Lone Eagle Racing Team came away with 11 Land Speed titles in a single meet and all at speeds approaching the "Legal Speed Limit" on the highways. At breakneck speeds just over 63MPH, this little cc motorcycle with rider Debbie Heneman was consistent and true every run. Congratulations to you and your team. Lone Eagle Racing also grabbed an additional 5 records for a team total of 16 records for this October meet. An outstanding job by Lone Eagle Racing.

Batts Racing is one of the most fun V-Twins to watch because I've never seen a Buell go so darn fast before. Paul knows how to get every last ounce of power of his blistering Buell beauty and attained another record to his already decorated wall of fame.

Vehicle Date Entry Driver/Rider Class Speed
2801 10/25/03 Batts Racing Paul Batts MPS/PG-1350/4 159.57400
389 10/25/03 Bob Ellard Racing Sean McAvoy M/VF-1650/4 114.12630
389 10/25/03 Bob Ellard Racing Sean McAvoy M/VBF-1650/4 116.75270
389 10/25/03 Bob Ellard Racing Sean McAvoy M/VBG-1650/4 116.79820
314 10/25/03 Bonvillain, Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Warner Riley MPS/PF-2000/4 158.30300
314 10/25/03 Bonvillain, Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Warner Riley APS/PBF-2000/4 162.21480
314 10/25/03 Bonvillain, Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Warner Riley M/PF-2000/4 163.74950
314 10/26/03 Bonvillain, Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Warner Riley M/PBF-2000/4 166.52170
314 10/26/03 Bonvillain, Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Warner Riley MPS/PBF-2000/4 167.96060
314 10/26/03 Bonvillain, Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Warner Riley A/PBF-2000/4 168.09240
9200 10/26/03 Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Scott Guthrie M/PF-3001+/4 167.80400
9200 10/25/03 Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Doug Morrow A/PF-3000/4 169.89790
9200 10/25/03 Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Doug Morrow APS/PG-3000/4 170.25780
9200 10/25/03 Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Doug Morrow M/PF-3000/4 173.54750
9200 10/26/03 Carl's Speed Shop, Iron Works Magazine Doug Morrow M/PG-3000/4 173.76530
9222 10/25/03 E. Don Smith / Dragbike.com E. Don Smith S/G-650/4 159.55750
9222 10/25/03 E. Don Smith / Dragbike.com E. Don Smith S/F-650/4 161.49580
9222 10/25/03 E. Don Smith / Dragbike.com E. Don Smith APS/F-650/4 162.98150
9222 10/25/03 E. Don Smith / Dragbike.com E. Don Smith S/BG-650/4 163.19130
9222 10/25/03 E. Don Smith / Dragbike.com E. Don Smith S/BF-650/2 163.70180
9222 10/26/03 E. Don Smith / Dragbike.com E. Don Smith APS/BF-650/4 165.52940
346 10/26/03 Gregory Town Racing Rick Denham MPS/PBF-1350/4 158.57910
9234 10/26/03 Haig Racing Chad Millholland MPS/G-3000/4 207.50720
9234 10/26/03 Haig Racing Zach Millholland APS/G-2000/4 207.62200
9234 10/25/03 Haig Racing Chad Millholland APS/G-1650/4 207.64600
9219 10/26/03 In The Middle Racing Linda Aley P/P-350/4 75.48436
2201-E 10/25/03 In The Middle Racing Mark Amrhein A/BG-250/4 87.43891
9227 10/26/03 Lee Shierts - Lees Performance Center Lee Shierts MPS/G-1000/4 200.91980
10-B 10/25/03 Lone Eagle Racing Mike Shedd S/PBG-500/4 97.19747
566 10/26/03 Lone Eagle Racing Todd Dross MPS/PF-1000/4 136.42980
566 10/26/03 Lone Eagle Racing Chris "Dad" Land APS/PBG-1000/4 136.50010
566 10/25/03 Lone Eagle Racing Chris "Dad" Land M/PF-1000/4 136.98600
566 10/26/03 Lone Eagle Racing Todd Dross MPS/PG-1000/4 138.01990
697 10/26/03 Mark Wolniak Racing Mark Wolniak APS/PBF-1350/4 145.66170
697 10/26/03 Mark Wolniak Racing Thomas Cronan A/PBF-1350/4 149.30570
673 10/25/03 Mark Wolniak Racing Ray Kimbro, Jr S/BG-750/4 169.46600
673 10/26/03 Mark Wolniak Racing Mark Wolniak APS/F-750/4 171.46780
1240 10/25/03 OFOS Racing T.J. Cannon S/PF-3000/4 145.11680
1114 10/25/03 Scott Guthrie Racing Neale Bayly S/F-2000/4 202.24700
1114 10/26/03 Scott Guthrie Racing Doug Morrow S/F-3000/4 209.21480
3-B 10/25/03 Scott Guthrie Racing Scott Guthrie S/UF 215.31100
1117 10/25/03 Scott Guthrie Racing Wayne Pollak S/UF 223.30840
1117 10/25/03 Scott Guthrie Racing Wayne Pollak MPS/BG-3000/4 226.69450
9202 10/26/03 Shammas Motorcycle Performance Jamie Barden S/UG 181.66410
9201 10/25/03 Shammas Motorcycle Performance Robert Shammas S/BG-1000/4 202.25630
9201 10/26/03 Shammas Motorcycle Performance Robert Shammas S/BF-1000/2 221.40220
6080 10/25/03 Snart / Evo Power Ray Kimbro, Jr MPS/PBF-1650/4 142.72570
382 10/26/03 Team Too Fast Jack Harrison P/P-1350/4 196.18530
3135 10/25/03 Tiger Racing Guy Caputo S/F-1650/4 212.79110
3135 10/26/03 Tiger Racing Guy Caputo APS/F-1650/4 214.53090
1301 10/26/03 Twin Jugs Racing Todd Dross A/PG-250/4 74.41461
851 10/25/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman M/BG-125/4 62.34975
851 10/25/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman APS/BG-125/4 62.54300
851 10/25/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman MPS/BG-125/4 62.57996
851 10/25/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman APS/G-125/4 62.59737
851 10/25/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman A/BG-125/4 62.65315
851 10/26/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman A/F-125/4 62.85750
851 10/26/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman APS/BF-125/4 62.99565
851 10/26/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman A/BF-125/4 63.03316
851 10/26/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman MPS/F-125/4 63.04199
851 10/26/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman APS/F-125/4 63.07291
851 10/26/03 Williams / Lone Eagle Racing Debbie Heneman M/F-125/4 63.14682
8-B 10/26/03 Yancy Racing Wayne Pollak MPS/BF-1650/4 246.36610
8-B 10/26/03 Yancy Racing Lee Shierts MPS/BF-3001+/4 250.00690

I know that I have not covered every rider and bike at this event, but click on the photo's page and I'm sure you're there in all your glory. As you can tell from this brief wrap up of the ECTA's Final October event that fun was had by all who attended. Maxton truly is a great place for trying your hand at going really, really fast. There is a class for every known motorcycle on the planet for you to try your luck with. The ECTA is one big (Very Happy) family of speed demons and wants to invite you to the opening event in 2004 usually in March. Who knows, maybe you will be the next 200MPH Life Member.

For more information regarding this and other Maxton events, go to www.ecta-lsr.com where the need for speed is appreciated.

Until Next Time, Safe Racing to All
Guy Caputo can be reached at GuyCaputo@aol.com

 

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