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Event Coverage anyone heard about this...the wilmington mile ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by brandon, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    I'm excited about this . I hope there will be an area where hot rod driving spectators can park in / near the pits? Never been to one of these ECTA events,not sure how they are run. Lots of interest at our car club meeting too. Can't wait till April!
  2. Oldmanolds
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 930


    Not far from Indy. Really looking forward to it.
  3. chris55
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,085


    Of course they do this after I move to Florida.....LOL
    Looks like it time to make a trip back home to visit dad and mom.
  4. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    officially the "Ohio Mile", lots of new info on the ECTA web site. #9269
  5. Oldmanolds
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 930


    ...Hope to get a group leaving east side of Indy Saturday, April 28 early am. 2 1/2 drive to Wilmington from Indy. Going to see about lodging for Saturday night. I need to shake some cobwebs out of the a-bone.
  6. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 810


    Hey guys you really should reserve a room in advance the reason being at the April meet Hot Rod magazine will also be holding there fastest street car shoot out. So along with all of us Land Speed Racers now relocated from Maxton theres going to be many more people in town.
  7. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    I'll bring this up at club next week, see what happens.
  8. Ohiovette
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 101


    Went on Sunday April 29 and it was great.
    They were at the max number of vehicles (175) and as soon as the weather cleared they ran lots of cool stuff.
    Interesting venue, real nice track and lots of nice racers.
    Check it out at or
  9. Ohiovette
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
    Posts: 101


    Here is a schedule of all Land Speed Record events including Wilmington:

    As posted on

    2012 LSR dates

    Mar xx-xx - Texas

    April 28-29 - Wilmington

    May 5-6 - Mojave

    June 2-3 - Mojave Magnum 1.5 mi
    June 2-3 - Wilmington

    July 7-8 - Wilmington

    July 14-15 - Loring 1.5mi

    Aug 11-17 - Speed Week - Bonneville

    Aug/Sept - BUB - Bonneville

    Sept 8-11 - World Of Speed - Bonneville

    Sept 29-30 - Wilmington
    Sept 29-30 - Mojave

    Oct 3-6 - World Finals - Bonneville

    Oct xx-xx - Texas
    Last edited: May 1, 2012
  10. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,894


    im not far, all Iron Lords have a place to crash.
  11. Dave Gray
    Joined: Sep 4, 2010
    Posts: 212

    Dave Gray

    We ran the Ohio Mile this weekend and it was a great event. (in spite of the weather) We got to run 4 times and our best time was 186 mph.
    Can't wait to get back in June and run again. We had lots of spectators and many cool hot rods showed up.

    Dave Gray
    # 3611 BGMS
  12. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    Dave, my son and I was there on Saturday, seen your car in staging while we were walking around and checking thing out after the rain. Didn't get to go on Sunday, but some friends stayed and said it was a good day lots of runs. I'm going to try to get back in June also.
  13. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    from South Indy

    Anyone have the date for June?
  14. geezer1
    Joined: Oct 19, 2009
    Posts: 21


  15. OldsRanch
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 185


    I was there spectating (drove my little oldsmobile pickup) and I had a ball. Considering retrofitting a friends drag car and making a go.

    It was impressive to see, the variety of vehicles was something I hadnt expected.

    Wilmington itself didnt promote the event too well, and the Dayton newspaper just had a small article buried on a back page.

    If you ran there, you have my utmost respect. Takes guts to do it, along with a fair amount of cash and insanity!
  16. red29ford
    Joined: Sep 20, 2011
    Posts: 4


    It is real. Went there this last weekend. Three more meet this year. Good track.
    175 car limit. Run on 1 airstrip. pits on the other. Saw several 200 mph runs. Go to
    ECAT website for dates.

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