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Author Topic: Looks like the Mojave Mile for now is finished!!!  (Read 2376 times)
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« on: June 16, 2018, 01:49:51 PM »

This was copied from their website. https://www.mojavemile.com/

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The Mojave Mile and Magnum 2010-2018

 

The Mojave Magnum and Mojave Mile were automotive speed trial events held at the Mojave Air and Space Port, and presented by MKM Racing Promotions.

 

The first event was in March 2010 and the final event was April 14-15, 2018.

 

The airport has now been declared unavailable for future automotive speed trials, so, with no other viable alternative, MKM has decided to shut down their racing promotion operations.

 

MKM is leaving this web page active so that our racer friends and other interested parties can still see the Mojave Speed Club lists and past event results.

 

MKM thanks all of those who raced with us and especially all those who volunteered to help put on each race.  We couldn't have done it without you.

 

Farewell, we will miss you, and we wish all of you good luck in your future endeavors.

 

Mike, Keith and Marsha

Prinicipals, MKM Racing Promotions LLC

 

 PS - For information regarding possible refunds of credits that we may have on file for you, click on "Refunds" above.
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 12:09:09 AM »

"final event was in April 2018".

But not a single post in this forum since March 2017. huh
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 12:56:41 PM »

 I was there. It was a cool event,but tragically a motorcyclist lost his life. As it turns out another event held there resulted in a death and I think the FAA said enough.
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 02:40:28 PM »

What makes the airport runway races so deadly for motorcyclists? 
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 03:52:36 PM »

Only guesses . . .

1.  No parachutes.

2.  Obstructions off the runway like raised up lighting fixtures.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 03:58:31 PM »

What makes the airport runway races so deadly for motorcyclists? 

Neither.

They go into the "Bonneville Tuck" and stare at the ground through their armpit instead of looking ahead at the 15' flags marking every quarter mile, the six RED 15' flags marking the finish line, AND the three 10' flashing red LED light towers spaced 600' apart telling them the run is over and which are so bright you can see them from the starting line.  The fact that the last two riders who have gone off did this is not in dispute; we watched them from the finish line until they went off, as we do for all racers.  Neither one of them ever looked up until it was too late.  The 2016 rider realized his mistake about 100' from the end of the runway and attempted a get-off that crippled him but probably saved his life.

I should also mention that both riders were veterans of Mojave and were 200 mph club members.

Also, to correct an earlier poster, at Mojave only one car has gone off the runway at our events, a NASCAR who realized his mistake and skidded through the dirt unharmed, but stopped before the fence and wrecked the bottom of his car.
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 06:46:41 PM »

What makes the airport runway races so deadly for motorcyclists?  

Also, a lot of mistakes are made during licenses passes.   Riders stare at a GPS unit OR at the tach to make sure they don't go over and just don't see the finish.  OEM dashes and added GPS units are not in the line of sight. Plus: unlike riding on the interstates or road race tracks, there is no reference (other vehicles) to judge speeds.  And time: on really fast bikes, riders don't realize how long it doesn't takes to run the mile or 1.5 mile.  My nitrous bike runs the mile in less than 23 seconds.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 09:53:29 PM »

Thanks for the info.  I am considering some runway racing in the future.
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