Editor’s note: Mark Dotson, CEO of A All Animal and competitive motorcyclist, competed in The Ohio Mile, in June. Dotson contributed the following first-person account of race.
The June 2013 race at The Ohio Mile was a time when everything came together for A Animal Control Racing. The weather on Saturday was picture perfect. We normally battle a headwind on this track, but this day the wind was calm and great speeds were to be had.
We wanted to get out on the track early and be one of the first to make a pass. The density altitude was 1260 feet when it was time to make our first pass and we threw everything at it to make a great launch. The bike pulled hard in the crisp cool air and at the half mile trapped 202.3381 mph. The back half of the track was even better and the bike picked up a ton of speed to hit the traps at 229.3578!
This pass became the official Fastest Nitrous Bike in The Standing Mile in the World, previously held by Guy Caputo of Tiger Racing Products at a speed of 228.803 and was a 9 year old record.
Sunday came and provided some decent weather with sun and some wind. The density altitude was over 2000 feet on our first run and the bike clicked off a 226.9269 for another record in the Modified Partial Streamlined Blown Fuel 1650 class.
The next pass up the bike slowed down a mile per hour as the winds were picking up and the bike went through the traps at a brisk 225.7903.
The final pass of the meet developed an issue with the bike breaking up when the nitrous came in and we had to shut it down and coast through the traps. That certainly is the way it is in motorcycle racing!
This weekend added another 3 Land Speed Records to the rider, Mark E. Dotson’s credit and bumped him up the list 14 spots to land 39th in the Top 50 Fastest Bikes in The Standing Mile in The World.
With a 202.3381half mile speed, Mark will be #9 on the list of those over 200 in the half mile. There are only 13 riders to have ever achieved this record.
Mark E. Dotson now holds all 4 of the Modified Partial Streamlined Fuel Non Pushrod records in the 1350cc and above category and 2 of the 4 Modified Partial Streamlined Blown Fuel Non Pushrod records, the 1650 and 2000cc.
A All Animal Control Racing now has 12 Land Speed Records and will be chasing after many more in the future.
Thank you to our many great sponsors who make our racing program a winning team: Applied Racing Components, Brisk Racing, Brock’s Performance, Canaan Printing, Casto’s Motorcycle Sales, Catalyst Racing Composites, DW Photos, Fish’s Customs, Parton Signs, Pin Point Auto, Port-Tech Heads, Schnitz Racing, Tiger Racing, Two Wheel Werkz, Web Cam Racing Cams and Worldwide Bearings.