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So, you think you’re one pretty bad dude riding that Vespa, Kymco or Honda scooter around town, eh? How about putting your bike where your braggadocio is? The first annual Motor-Scooter Land-Speed Trials are taking place on El Mirage Dry Lake on November 21. You have until October 22 to submit your application to enter the event. Bikes ranging from 50-500cc are already entered. Some with sidecars, even some electric scooters will be vying for the title “World’s Fastest Scooter.”
Alan Spears, Scootermeister for the Motor-Scooter International Land-Speed Federation in San Diego, hopes to make this an annual event and has attracted several major scooter manufacturers and dealers as sponsors. You can access the pre-registration form online at the federation’s website, and be sure to read the official racer’s handbook before entering. The rule book is also available on the website in pdf form. A partial list of entries is posted on the forums at LandRacing.com, and is being constantly updated. Alan is also answering any questions you might have on that forum.
Even if you can’t get your scooter race-ready by then, show up to support the racers. This event should be a total hoot, with little chance of any serious injuries, we think.