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Motorcyclist dies in 285 mph crash during record attempt

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:19 a.m. HST, Jul 15, 2013

LIMESTONE, Maine >> Officials say a Florida motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died after losing control and crashing at an annual speed trial event in northern Maine.

The Loring Timing Association says 44-year-old Bill Warner of Wimauma, Fla., crashed Sunday during The Maine Event, a race being held on a runway at the former Loring Air Force Base.

Race Director Tim Kelly says Warner was clocked at 285 mph before he lost control. He says Warner was conscious and talking as he was taken from the scene but died later at a hospital.

Warner rode a modified turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa. He previously hit 311 mph on the same course in 2011, using 1.5 miles of pavement. This time he was trying to hit 300 mph using just a mile of pavement.

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saywhatyouthink wrote:
speed kills, gotta know your own limitations.
on July 14,2013 | 11:57AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
How about a closer look at all of those sponsors who funded his death just to get their sticker on his bike? Funny how when something bad happens they all head for the hills in the hopes that it will go away...
on July 14,2013 | 12:14PM
stingray65 wrote:
I hope he was not texting while making that speed..
on July 14,2013 | 02:31PM
mikethenovice wrote:
If he was texting, he would have been the fastest texter operating a bike.
on July 14,2013 | 03:39PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Can't bring that noisy bike to heaven.
on July 14,2013 | 02:47PM
mikethenovice wrote:
285MPH? He did not feel anything.
on July 14,2013 | 02:47PM
poipoo wrote:
He was alive and talking when they got to him. You so sure about that?
on July 14,2013 | 10:17PM
mikethenovice wrote:
No amount of technology will replace the laws of physics.
on July 14,2013 | 02:48PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Finally an article with no political blaming.
on July 14,2013 | 03:39PM
tiki886 wrote:
You are correct. There is no way Obama could have said, "If I had a son, he would look like Bill Warner."
on July 14,2013 | 09:23PM
mikethenovice wrote:
I wonder if he is going to try for that 300MPH record? Hum?
on July 14,2013 | 03:41PM
lynnh wrote:
One word: Stupid!
on July 15,2013 | 12:59AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Lower than a animal.
on July 15,2013 | 03:20AM
Anonymous wrote:
Usually $$, time with family and broken speed parts are sacrifices to the gods of speed. This time, he paid the ultimate price. He knew the cost of speed.
on July 15,2013 | 06:47AM
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