'Mr. 300' secures rights to Houston Half-Mile Shootout

Publish Date: 
Jun 18, 2013

HOUSTON, Texas – A speed record-holder is planning to rev up the Houston Half Mile Shootout and other events after acquiring the rights to the half-mile speed showdown.

Bill Warner, owner of the Wild Brothers Motorsports motorcycle land speed racing team, has acquired the rights to the shootout and with his new company, National Mile Racing (NMR), plans to make some changes to the shootout, a popular part of the Aeros & Autos car show. He also plans to introduce two new one-mile competitions at the site.

“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."

The inaugural Houston Mile competition is scheduled for Oct. 19 and 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 is the first and only racer to break the 300 mph barrier on a motorcycle, earning him the moniker  “Mr. 300.” He wants to bring a racer’s perspective to racing event management.

Local high-performance specialists Hennessey Performance (HPE) will sponsor 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, general manager of HPE.

For Houston Mile event details and registration information, visit www.HoustonMile.com.

Posted by Holly Wagner