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June 17, 2013
World’s Fastest Man on a Motorcycle Acquires Rights to Houston Mile Top Speed Competition
Hennessey Performance continues primary sponsorship of the Houston Mile top speed competition
(Houston, TX) – June 17, 2013 – Bill Warner, aka “Mr. 300,” owner of the Wild Brothers Motorsports motorcycle land speed racing team, has acquired the rights to the Houston Half Mile Shootout. Warner’s new company, National Mile Racing (NMR), will introduce a number of improvements for the popular Aero’s & Autos Half-Mile Shootout, in addition to introducing two new one-mile competitions at the current location.
The inaugural Houston Mile competition is scheduled for October 19 & 20, at Houston’s Ellington Airport. On-line registration will open August 18, and is limited to the first 150 registrants for both automobiles and motorcycles.
Warner and NMR bring a racer’s perspective to racing event management devoted to providing speed enthusiasts and fans with unforgettable top speed racing events in a fun and safe environment. Warner is the first and only racer to break the 300 mph barrier on a motorcycle and is known within racing circles as “Mr. 300.”
“I've been very fortunate on the track throughout my racing career, but the best part has been all the great people I’ve met along the way. I want to show my appreciation to them with events utilizing their suggestions and ideas, as well as mine,” said Warner. “I'm confident the new Houston Mile will reflect this collective input with memorable events for competitors, sponsors and fans," added Warner.
Local high performance specialists, Hennessey Performance (HPE), will present both the new Houston Mile events. “Hennessey Performance is proud to continue its association with the Houston Mile by agreeing to a long term sponsorship with NMR. We are confident Bill Warner and NMR will turn the Houston Mile into a premier speed event for Texas,” said Dave Golder, GM of HPE.
Ellington Airport is located 15 miles south of Houston, off the I-45/Gulf Freeway exit. For Houston Mile event details and registration information, visit Houston Mile
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Bill Warner & National Mile Racing Background
National Mile Racing (NMR) provides safe and professionally organized racing venues for speed adrenaline junkies to test sports cars and motorcycles in both standing start one-mile and half-mile events. NMR is owned and operated by Bill Warner, the “Fastest Man in the Mile,” also known as Mr. 300 for being the first racer on a motorcycle to break the 300 mph barrier. Warner brings a racer’s perspective to event management devoted to providing speed enthusiasts, private collectors, fans and volunteers an unforgettable fun and safe racing experience.
Hennessey Performance Background
Hennessey Performance has been making fast cars go faster since 1991. HPE operates a 30,000 square foot workshop & showroom facility near Sealy, Texas and offers dyno proven, track tested parts and upgrades for a wide variety of modern performance vehicles. HPE is the only tuner in N. America operating its own test track, the Lonestar Motorsports Park in Houston Texas.
Additional Information Sources, Videos and Photos
• Houston Mile Website: Houston Mile
• Houston Mile Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Houston-Mile/284924538239344
• Hennessey Performance | High Performance Upgrades, Parts & Accessories | Camaro SS, ZL1, F-150 Raptor, Corvette, CTS-V, Challenger SRT8, Jeep SRT8, GT-R
Eric Studer (214) 676-3860 [email protected]
Bill Warner (813) 230-3302 [email protected]