TLN Motorsports : 311 for Mr. 311

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311 for Mr. 311

After setting 61 records in the LTA’s Maine Event bringing the total records set to 251, including 11 World’s Fastest Speeds, the question: “What’s next for TLN Motorsports?” came up immediately. 250 Land Speed Racing records had been a long time goal, as it made Greg Neal and TLN Motorsports #1 on the list of all-time records set by a single motorcycle rider. It was a huge accomplishment. What would be next? The answer came quickly as the Race Director for the LTA; Joe Daly said that 250 had come too easily. How about 311? That’s all it took and the future direction of TLN Motorsports was decided.

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Mr. 311 is Bill Warner the greatest paved track Land Speed racer of all time, the only person over 300 mph on a sit on motorcycle. Bill was a friend to everyone he ever met and he always took time for fellow racers and fans. He had a smile that was infectious and he knew about the struggles and success of all his fellow racers. We lost Bill to a racing accident a little over 2 years ago, but we are all a little better for the time we spent around Bill.

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To honor the memory of Mr. 311, TLN Motorsports will attempt to set Land Speed Racing record number 311 in July of 2016 in the LTA Maine Event. The track at the former Loring Air Force Base is named 311 N. Bill Warner Blvd. What better place could there be to set record 311? TLN Motorsports campaigns multiple motorcycles including a 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R that is painted in the familiar blue and silver colors of Bill Warner and Wild Bros Racing.

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That is the bike that is designated to set record 311. Rider Greg Neal said “It is a no brainer. Having a chance to honor both a friend and the greatest of them all is very humbling, and we have to try to get it done”. He made it clear that record 250 had been about the team. “It was the goal the team chased for 8 years. 311 is about Bill, about honoring his memory. It is about making sure the new competitors coming into Land Speed Racing know of Bill Warner. Anyone who ever met him will always remember him. For TLN Motorsports, it is about celebrating Bill’s memory.

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It will not be an easy task to get to record 311 that quickly. It will take 60 new Land Speed Racing records to get it done. It will take totally rebuilding the ZX-10R over the off season. It will mean the ZX-6R and the EX-250R will have to run faster than they ever have. It will take another World’s Fastest Speed or maybe even 2 to get to 311 records. It will be a challenge, but one that the team is up for and one the team says must happen. Since the first mention of 311 records owner, Tracy Neal and rider, Greg Neal knew it was what TLN Motorsports had to do. 311 for Mr.311, is now the focus at TLN Motorsports.

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They have some partners in this challenge. Fellow racer Ralphie Navarro and Platinum General Services has come onboard to be a part of this challenge. Fellow racer Thomas Cronan also added his support as the chase to 311 begins. We have support from the best sponsors and supporters in the business. It’s what they do that allows TLN Motorsports to continue chasing Land Speed racing history. These long term sponsors will continue to support their efforts through 2016 and the chase for 311. Brock Davidson, Ben Knight and all of the great people at Brock’s Performance. Kevin Hunt, Michael Godin, and everyone at KWS Motorsports, CP Pistons-Carrillo, Web Camshafts, Marine Crankshaft, Dave Conforti and everyone at Worldwide Bearings. Chip Spaulding and Ballistic Performance parts, Val Dick and Energycoil, Woolich Racing, Vortex Racing, Chris Brewer and everyone at Brewer Cycles, Guy Caputo and Tiger Racing Products. Delaware Chassis Works, VP Racing Fuels, Ohlins, Magic Bullet Fuel Treatment, Alisyn Lubricants, Blackstone Tech, David Whealon and DW Photos, Raptor Performance. Millennium Technologies, The Lady Photographer, MPS and Dragbike.com. Without all of their continued support, 311 for Mr. 311 would not be possible.

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As they start the chase for record number 311, they will be seeking more sponsor help to get it all done. What they have to get done is huge. As was said earlier, it will take 3 motorcycles performing at their very best. It will take a focused racing team and the finances to push those bikes to the very edge. They will welcome any and all who have an interest in supporting this effort to honor Mr. 311. If you have any interest, contact them at tlnmotorsports@yahoo.com. They would love to talk to you.

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Bill Warner is missed everyday by so many. 311 Land Speed Racing Records for Mr. 311 is the challenge that TLN Motorsports has accepted. Join them in the chase to get it done.

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  1. Gail
    Gail 13 August, 2015, 01:08

    We are proud of all you have accomplished and am very excited for this new goal you have set and for remembering and honoring Bill. Thank you, and have fun! Gail Warner Starring and family.

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