Charlie Anstaett en route to nearly 260 mph.
The SSB VIP Rig came complete with stripper poles, full bar and a jacuzzi.
Charlie anstaett took some last minute tips before setting down the fastest speed of the weekend-259.85 mph.
On the spot tuning is the name of the game at maxton.
Riders patiently wait while their nerves are already going flat out.
Chad millholland nailed an impressive 197.7 mph run on his ZX-10.
Jeffrey mclean rode his mcmean cbr600rr through the traps at 172.04 mph.
Don haas keeps an eye out for groundhogs, pot holes and random shrubs on the brutal maxton surface.
That's a $2500 carbon fiber wheel wrapped in a sport touring tire. the insanity.
The innovative dave-o had his 'Busa dialed for top speed trials.
Trillium muir glued herself in full tuck prior to her record setting run of 239 mph.
Fart thrust doesn't technically count as a power adder and added several mph to this run.
Chris moore was only 1.3 mph off the 150 mph target.
Jim toop on his nitroused GSX-r600.
Records Fell And Tragedy Struck At The Maxton Monster Mile.
Each year the baddest bikes in America assemble in Maxton, North Carolina, at the East Coast Timing Association's (ECTA) land speed event to see who has the fastest streetbikes in America.
The class structure for the Super Streetbike event is fairly simple. There are three bike classes: 650cc, 1000cc and unlimited displacement, plus one power adder for each class. They run heads up, so the fastest in each class wins. In the power adder class, the competitor can run a nitrous or turbo-but not both. An additional index class of 150.000mph rewards the rider who gets closest to 150mph. In all classes, the owner of the bike must ride it, which means no jockeys are allowed. Special rules also allow bikes to run oversized engines for their class, meaning a 1507cc Hayabusa runs against a 1297cc stock displacement bike. It's street rules here, so stop sniffling and get a real bike if you want to wear one of the Speed and Strength winners' jackets.
The unlimited power adder class is where the big news was generated, with an incredible 259.85 mph pass. The RCC turbo-equipped Hayabusa is owned and ridden by 53-year-old Charlie Anstaett of Texas and was built and tuned by Dave Owen. "The bike pulls hard in every gear, and I got a good launch, so all I had to do was twist the throttle and hang on," _said Charlie about his 259mph pass. _"It was really special for me to have SSB magazine there for my record and to win the Top Speed Challenge."
"My mechanic, Dave Owen, gave me more than a great bike and a stack of records-he gave me friendship, and together we were able to accomplish a lot in one short season."
The Unlimited class was contested by several well-known riders, but in the end, it was none other than Dave Owen who would take the title again making this his third time winning the class. Dave's first and only pass of the meet was on Saturday, when he posted a rock solid 215.90 mph pass aboard his 1507cc-Big Poppa Pimp Hayabusa.
Maxton's only other three-time class winner, Don Hass, again took the 1000cc power adder class aboard his Suzuki GSX-R1000 featuring a Velocity Racing turbo kit. Viewed from the starting line, Don was seen smoking the tire in the first four gears of every pass as the bike banged off the rev-limiter. He finally hooked it up enough for a 209.57 mph run.
Winning the 1000cc naturally aspirated class was two-time victor Chad Millholland. His speed was an impressive 197.52 mph, which wasn't bad for a four-year-old Ninja. "The ZX-10 is a great bike and once again proved to be the fastest naturally aspirated liter bike at the event."
Rip Dave Owen
Dave Owen was tragically killed while competing at the Maxton ECTA event. He'd just completed a pass at over 215 mph when an accident occurred, and an investigation is currently underway to determine the cause.
Not only was Dave a fierce competitor who held countless records aboard his own naturally aspirated Hayabusa, but he also helped many others set records as their builder and tuner.
He died doing what he loved-riding a motorcycle. Dave was survived by two children, 12-year-old Jake and 20-year-old Josh, and their mother, Lauren.
In the 650cc power adder class, it was Jim Toop who won at 173.25 mph on his nitrous-equipped Suzuki GSX-R600. After three years of trying to coax power adder bikes of 650cc ilk to compete, Jim is the first one to ever enter a bike that actually met the power adder rules. So rather than continue to run this class, a third class will instead be added to the unlimited category: Unlimited, Unlimited Nitrous and Unlimited Turbo will be the line up in 2009.
The 650cc naturally aspirated class was faster than ever, and when it was over Jeffery McLean and his KWS Motorsports prepped 2003 Honda CBR600RR took the top spot. Jeff laid his claim to the title at 172.04 mph.
Rounding out the competition in the 150 mph index class was Maxton rookie Chris Moore who took the win with a 151.37 mph pass. He rides a Suzuki Hayabusa but made this pass during his licensing run, which requires riders to demonstrate control of the bike at or near 150.00. Chris eventually made numerous passes in the mid to high 190s, but it was the 151 pass that netted his jacket.
Each class winner received a trick jacket from Speed and Strength along with a custom designed patch showing them as an official winner of the event. If you see a fellow rider sporting a jacket and patch, make sure to show him the respect he deserves. And next year, join SSB at the Maxton Monster Mile in and stake your claim as having one of the fastest streetbikes in America.
|CLASS||**SPEED/MPH NAME **||BIKE|
|650cc||172.04||Jeffery McLean||Honda CBR-600RR|
|650cc Power Adder||173.25||Jim Toop||Suzuki GSX-R600 Nitrous|
|1000cc||197.52||Chad Millholland||Kawasaki ZX-10R|
|1000cc Power Adder||209.57||Don Haas||Suzuki GSX-R1000 Velocity Turbo|
|Unlimited||215.90||Dave Owen||Suzuki GSX-1300R|
|Unlimited Power Adder||259.85||Charlie Anstaett||Suzuki GSX-1300R Adder RCC Turbo|
|150 mph Index||151.37||Chris Moore||Suzuki GSX-1300R|