September 1, 2014
LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) - A Florida motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph has lost control and crashed on a runway at an annual speed trial race in northern Maine.
WCSH-TV reports that Bill Warner of Wimauma, Fla., crashed Sunday at the Maine Event, which is sanctioned by the Loring Timing Association. The race is held at the former Loring Air Force Base.
The TV station reports that Warner was traveling 260 mph when he lost control. It says he was conscious and talking as he was taken from the scene.
Cary Medical Center had no immediate word on his condition.
Warner rides a modified turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa. He previously hit 311 mph on the same course in 2011, using 1.5 miles of pavement to do so.