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Keselowski tops 260 miles an hour

Published: Sep. 3, 2020 at 6:43 PM EDT
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Limestone, Maine (WAGM) - It was another busy day on the Loring runway as drivers looked to set new records in the need for more speed. Bob Keselowski had the fastest speed of 261 miles an hour. Here is a recap of day two.

While most of the cars were trucked to the County some were driven to the venue including this car from Northern New Jersey.

(Ed Blakeslee):”We drive this 1955 Chevy and we drive it up from New Jersey race here for a couple of days and then drive home.”

Blakelsee and his wife Carol have attended this event for several years and this year he has gone over 144 miles an hour in the mile and a half

And now the sound of a 250 mile an hour run.

(Ron Keselowski:”Pretty much running what it is supposed to run right now. Now we are going to put some nitrous to it and pick it up.”

Ron Keselowski has broken the 250 miles an hour barrier and is looking for more speed as he continues to tinker with the car

Keselowski:” Nitrous for the first time here. I haven’t used it yet, but we are putting a bottle in right now and we are going to give it shot.”

Ron’s brother Bob also used nitrous in the car for the first time at the track and this run was 261 miles an hour.

Most of the racers have been at the track on several different occasions. This includes Steve Toothaker of Glenburn who has been coming to the track for eight years and started out with a bare bones Suzuki GS 750 and each year he goes faster.

(Steve Toothaker):” I finally broke the 150 mile an hour barrier with this 40 year old motorcycle. I am pretty happy.”

John Shiple of Toledo Ohio makes this event a family affair coming up with his father uncle and aunt. He has had just one run so far and is happy

(John Schiple):” 197 the first time that bike went down the track. We are hoping to get closer to 220 this weekend.”

This is the only land speed event on the East Coast this year and the racers are very happy to able to speed down the runway.

(Joe Daly):” Things have gone really well. Really good tail wind yesterday. Today there is zero wind and conditions are excellent. We got a really nice turnout. The unfortunate part is we can’t have spectators so they are going to miss the fun.”

Mike Maipen of Connecticut:” Absolute blast I can’t think of any place else where you can go flat out for one a half miles before you have to think of slowing down.

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