Every bike and rider was thoroughly...
Every bike and rider was thoroughly inspected by the boys in yellow.
A palpable air of tension hovered over the Mojave Mile staff after news of a fatal crash at a Ford GT event a week prior reached the pits. Safety was the main concern at the driver/rider meeting. New light poles and firefighters in full gear thoroughly checked every rider and their machines before each run. Despite the strict enforcement, riders brought the pain aboard ZX-14’s, Hayabusa’s and one lone but fully equipped B-King. Warm temperatures and subtle winds set the catalyst for record-breaking weather and several riders broke the 200 MPH mark—Bill Warner was not present to crush the competition.
The fastest rider of the weekend was Rick Wahlberg from Santa Maria, CA, who dominated the event aboard his modified but streetable 2007 turbo Hayabusa hitting a speed of 208.2 MPH. “I only made two runs on Sunday,” Rick said. “The wind came up early and I was not going to risk it.” Erring on the side of caution paid off, and he’ll still be ready for the next event once he makes more adjustments to his ’Busa’s turbo charged motor. “The bike wheelied in third at 130-140 MPH but I stayed in it.”
Stay tuned for the results of the Mojave Magnum. See mojavemile.com for more details.