HOUSTON – Bill Warner, 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 Oct. 19-20 at Houston’s Ellington Airport. Online registration will open Aug. 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.