Next Event - Mojave Magnum, April 8-9, 2017 (Tentative Date, Subject To Change)
The Mojave Magnum
Standing Start Speed Trial racing is one of the hottest forms of racing in the country!
That’s what we offer at Mojave – standing-start, flat out speed, as fast as you can go in a MILE and a HALF!
Held in conjunction with the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA, the Mojave Magnum is the fastest and best venue for Standing Start Speed Trial racing. Mojave features a smooth, 12,500’ runway, with 8/10 of 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.
The Mojave Magnum is open to both cars and motorcycles. Mark your calendar to attend one of the most exciting racing venues in the country!
What about the Mojave Mile?
It's unlikely that we will be running any more Mojave Mile events. All future events will be in the Magnum 1.5 mile format. We will still have 1-mile speed clubs/shirts and 1-mile speeds will still be measured at all events.
Major policy change
We regret to announce a major policy change effective immediately. Our Mojave events are now PRIVATE and CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. The airport has dictated that we admit no public spectators, and that we keep the number of people inside the gate to a minimum. You will have to be a racer, a racer's crew/family/guest, MKM staff member, MKM special guest, official/safety person, or preapproved media or vendor to get in. Each person entered in the event will receive up to 4 additional free gate entry passes, but we will be charging for any beyond that. Please see the document "MKM Mojave 2016 Airport Gate Entry Policy" for more details.
American Express no longer accepted
Effective immediately, we will no longer be accepting American Express cards for payment. We still accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
Use of the first turnoff now allowed for slower vehicles
For 2016 and beyond 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.
LSM class has been discontinued
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.
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 placed on the Waiting List, 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!
WORDS TO THE WISE
NOTICE - You cannot "just show up" at the track and sign up to race. All entrants must register online, at least one day prior. The ONLY WAY to enter our events is online, in advance - you can't send in paper forms, you can't do it on the phone, you can't do it in person. This means we no longer accept "walk-in" entries. The ONLY WAY to enter is to do so online before 8 PM the night before you race.
Rookies (those who have never run with us at Mojave before) must be registered online and paid in full no later than 8 PM 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.
It is much 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. Remember, you MUST be registered online no later than 8 PM the night before.
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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THE MOJAVE MAGNUM
Signing up for one of our events has never been easier. With our automated on-line registration program, you can complete your registration and make payment in just a few short minutes. No more paper registration forms! Click on the link to get started.
PICTURES & VIDEO
Do you have a great photo of your car or bike you want to show off? Do you have an awesome video of your amazing speed run you want to share, or of your Mojave experiences? We want to host it here for you! Send it to us, and we will link it on our Pictures and Video Page. Click to see some of the stuff we have from past events.
R. J. Gottlieb
Mojave Magnum Fastest Car 238.1 MPH, April 2015
Mojave Mile Fastest Car 232.4 mph, April 2014
Mojave Mile Top Speed Record Holder
Fastest Motorcycle, 274.8 mph, Oct. 2011RIP Bill, we miss you!