Racer Michael Roman Establishes Land Speed Racing Record at Loring Land Speed Event Limestone, ME (August 2, 2010) Amputee race driver Michael Roman wasted little time at the 2010 Loring Timing Association Land Speed Racing (LSR) event when he...
Racer Michael Roman Establishes Land Speed
Racing Record at Loring Land Speed Event
Limestone, ME (August 2, 2010) Amputee race driver Michael Roman wasted little time at the 2010 Loring Timing Association Land Speed Racing (LSR) event when he posted a record- setting speed of 166.011mph on the site of the former Loring AFB in Limestone, Maine this past weekend.
Roman, at the controls of Bionic Motorsports Wounded Warrior Project Special presented by Boston Scientific and PEAK Performance Products, was ecstatic over the teams maiden voyage at the challenging 1.5 mile Loring venue. For 2010, we have virtually a whole new set of challenges as we have completely changed our motor to a turbocharged Steve Johnson Racing motor which puts us into a new class with higher speeds,stated Roman. We started out this weekend with the goal of testing and tuningour Lakester and we were quickly able to establish the Loring Land Speed Racing J/BGL class record with a speed that our car has never reached in competition. Roman s record-setting performance at Loring was his sixth Land Speed Record and his first in the J/BGL class.
Mike and his Bionic Motorsports Wounded Warrior Project Special, sponsored by Boston Scientific, PEAK Performance Product and Snap-on Tools, now have their sites on attacking the J/BGL Land Speed Record at the 2010 Speed Weeks from August 13 through August 21 at the historic Bonneville Salt Flats, where Mike established the current World Land Speed Record in the J/GL class in 2009.
On behalf of his sponsors, Mike will give over sixty speeches this year highlighting the release of the documentary . The film follows Mike s journey through chronic pain and instills hope in others that it is possible to recover and chase your dreams. Mike also participates in numerous Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Rides and events in support of the thousands of injured U.S. veterans who are embarking on their own roads to recovery.
Roman and his team expect to undertake numerous television, radio, and print interviews in support of the Wounded Warrior Project Specialand all the veterans this endeavor seeks to impact.
About Wound :
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org
-source: michael roman