The Mojave Mile and Magnum
Standing Mile racing is now the hottest form of racing on the West coast!
That’s right – standing-start, flat out speed, as fast as you can go in ONE MILE!
(or even a mile-and-a-half)
Held in conjunction with the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA, the Mojave Mile is the latest, fastest, and best venue for Standing Mile type racing. Mojave features a smooth, 12,500’ runway, with up to a mile of shutdown distance, the latest in accurate electronic timing equipment, a top-notch staff of experienced professionals and safety response teams, and a huge overnight-secured Paddock area with P.A. system and food. Our Mojave Magnum variant even allows you to go for a full 1.5 miles!
The Mojave Mile and Magnum are open to both cars and motorcycles. Mark your calendar to attend one of the most exciting racing venues in the country!
April 2016 Mojave Magnum another big success; results now available
Whew! We though for a while that a rainout was in the offing, but nature was favorable and there was virtually no rain at all on race day, despite the forecasts. Everyone had a great time and although Saturday was a bit slow due to headwinds and crosswinds, Sunday really made up for it with good tailwinds, cool air and about 20 new speed club shirts earned. Even better was that all the people who were on the waiting list got their chance to enter the event. If you were there, we thank you for coming out. If you cancelled because of rain, well, there's probably a lesson in there somewhere.
Almost 700 runs were scored over the two days. Results are now available here. Our Speed Club listings have also been updated.
October Magnum entries open this July
Entries for the October 8-9 Mojave Magnum #5 will be accepted starting July 5, 2016 at one minute after midnight PDT. Watch the July 4 fireworks, then stay up a little longer and put in your entry! There are some changes to the rules regarding entries so please read the text carefully. We have also had to raise prices slightly. As usual your online entries can be put in at mojavemile.motorsportreg.com. (The event doesn't show online right now because we're still making some changes. It'll be back soon.)
Please be aware that if you were signed up for April but didn't get into the event for whatever reason (cancelled, decided not to show up, etc.): Even though you may have money carried over from April, your entry will not automatically be carried over into the October event. You have to put in a new October entry in the normal fashion. If you have a money credit outstanding, the system will automatically apply it to your October entry fees.
Use of the first turnoff to be allowed for slower vehicles
For 2016 we've decided to allow cars in the A1 class and most sportbikes, if they have really good brakes, to use the first turnoff at Taxiway Juliet. Also allowed will be any vehicle running under 150 mph, including breakdowns. The intent is to save time, resulting in more runs. At the April event this new option worked well and saved a lot of wasted time.
2016 documents are available
All of the 2016 documents are now available on the Downloads page. There will be revisions for the October event, so watch for updates.
LSM class has been discontinued
For 2016 we have decided to discontinue the separate Land Speed Motorcycle class. Participation was very low and the Tech guys pointed out that there was very little real difference between LSM and our own M1 and M2 classes. So, from now on, we'll make every attempt to accommodate any SCTA bikes that wish to run in M1 or M2. Any minor differences in rules can most likely be taken care of at Tech Inspection. The one major item that we will insist on is that bikes must have both front and rear brakes. Also, we won't be allowing full streamliners or multi-engine. We will be allowing SCTA-legal SC class sidecar bikes if they meet our rules.
April 2015 Mojave Magnum a huge success!
We had very nice weather and pits that were filled with racers at the April 2015 Magnum. Over 150 people raced over the 2 days. New records were set for fastest speed ever at the Magnum, fastest motorcycle at the Magnum, fastest car at the Magnum, and fastest woman ever at any of our events. Congratulations to all! About 20 new Speed Club shirts were handed out, including our first Mojave Magnum 250 club shirt. Having the one-mile speeds on the speed slip and speed sign was very popular and we plan to continue (and expand!) that practice in the future. The event results are available here.
Policy Change for 2015 and later
We have decided to change our policy regarding new entries being taken at the track itself on race day. Specifically, this will no longer be available. You will not be able to "just show up" at the airport on race day and enter the event. This also means that new "extra" drivers/riders will not be able to be added on at the track. All entrants must be registered on line no later than the evening before their first day of competition. The only registration activity done at the track itself will be check-in of entrants who are already registered.
This is a significant change from our previous policy so we thought it deserved a spot on the front page. The main reason for the change is that we are always very busy with vital race-day tasks while at the track. With our limited personnel, we just can't continue the frankly disruptive practice of allowing people to walk in unannounced and enter in the middle of race day.
If this affects you in a negative way, we apologize.
Entered an event but haven't paid yet? Your spot is not guaranteed! Read This!
Here's an important point that all entrants need to be aware of. If you put in your online entry to one of our events, but you decide not to pay at that time, that's fine; however, until your entry fees are paid in full, your entry is on HOLD, and your spot is NOT guaranteed. This means that if we get near our entry limit and other, paying entrants want to sign up, you could be bumped out of the event. To avoid this situation, pay your fees as soon as possible!
A WORD TO THE WISE
NOTICE - NEW POLICIES for 2015 and beyond - You can no longer "just show up" at the track and sign up to race. All entrants must register online, at least one day prior. Rookies (those who have never run with us at Mojave before) must register online and pay in full by the day before they plan to race AND they must show up at the track by 7 AM on their first day of racing, so that they can attend the MANDATORY Rookie Roll Call, Morning Briefing and Track Drive. Please note that having experience elsewhere no longer exempts you from Rookie status at Mojave.
IF you plan to be a "walk-in" and not sign up until you get to the hotel at Mojave: This really isn't a good idea. But, if the event has not sold out in advance, we can most likely accommodate you. HOWEVER, there are some very important things that you can do before you arrive that will save you a LOT of time (possibly hours) when you get there.
ONE - You need to put your entry into our on-line registration system ahead of time, even if it's just the night before. Also, it's WAY better for all concerned if you can get to Mojave the day before you intend to race, to check in and go through Tech. Not arriving until race morning will ALWAYS result in fewer runs for you. Be aware that under our new policy, we no longer accept new entries at the track on race day; you MUST be registered online no later than the day before.
TWO - download, print and fill out the Tire, Medical, and Emergency forms ahead of time.
You're going to have to do these things anyway, and it's a lot easier to do them at home. If you have to do them at Mojave it may take quite a while; time that could be spent racing instead!
THREE - Properly equip yourself and your vehicle. Here's a couple of quick tips: You can't show up wearing a t-shirt, shorts, sneakers and a $39 helmet and expect to race. And you can't show up with ten-year-old dry-rotted tires and expect to run, either. Yet, every event, it seems that we encounter that sort of thing. The most important thing about competing at Mojave isn't going fast, it's going home safe and sound after the event. That is why we have strict safety rules. We know, the full Rule Book is a little intimidating, but if you do nothing else, PLEASE read the appropriate Preparation Guide (from our Downloads page) for your type of vehicle and the speed you intend to go. It's only a couple of pages. Understand what the safety and equipment requirements are for you and your car or bike. If you arrive at Mojave missing some required items, chances are not very good of you finding any equipment for sale anywhere nearby. Being well-informed and having the right gear puts you that much ahead of those who just can't be bothered!
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