Event: Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC)
Organizer: Sandhills Open Road Challenge
Track locale: Arnold, Nebraska
Why go? It's designed to be similar to the European rally style of racing with more than 50 hazards, and straits as long as three miles. SORC also claims their road race is the most demanding event of its kind.
Get more info: www.SORCRace.com

Event: Silver State Classic Challenge & Nevada Open Road Challenge
Organizer: Silver State Classic Challenge (SSCC), sanctioned by American Indy Car Series
Track locale: Nevada Highway 318 just south of Lund, Nevada Why go? The SSCC is one of the biggest and best organized open road races in the country. It's also certified by Guinness World Records as the world's fastest road race with a standing average speed record of 207.78 set by Chuck Shafer and Gary Bockman in 2000.
Get more info: www.SilverStateClassic.com & www.SSCC.us

Standing Mile
Event: High Noon Shootout at the Classic Corral
Organizer: Silver State Classic Challenge (SSCC)
Track locale: SR-490 in Ely, Nevada
Why go? The High Noon Shootout is its own event, but it takes place on the Saturday before the NORC and SSCC events to allow racers to test their cars at speed and perform final tuning and reliability checks. Participants are allowed as many runs as possible within the time allowed by the road closure permit.
Get more info: www.SilverStateClassic.com & www.SSCC.us

Event: The Maine Event
Organizer: The Loring Timing Association (LTA)
Track locale: Loring AFB, Maine
Why go? At 2.5 miles long, the LTA racetrack is claimed to be the longest asphalt LSR surface available for competition in the world, and perhaps the flattest and best kept.
Get more info: www.LTA-LSR.com

Event: Maxton Mile (Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge)
Organizer: East Coast Timing Association (ECTA)
Track locale: Laurinburg/Maxton Army Airbase, Maxton, North Carolina
Why go? Founded by two Bonneville racers, the ECTA endeavors to bring real land speed racing to those on the East Coast. With no dry lakes existing east of the Mississippi, an old runway was pressed into service for record passes.
Get more info: www.ECTA-LSR.com

Event: Mojave Mile
Organizer: MKM Racing Promotions
Track locale: Mojave Air and Space Port, a private airfield in Mojave, California
Why go? It's one of the few pure standing-mile competitions on the West Coast and takes place on a 12,000-foot runway with accurate laser timing equipment, safety response teams, and a huge paddock area with PA system, catered food, and overnight setup capability.
Get more info: www.MojaveMile.com

Event: One-Mile Shootout
Organizer: Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC)
Track locale: Arnold, Nebraska
Why go? Held the same August weekend as the Sandhills Open Road Challenge, the one-mile shootout allows prerace testing in a straight-line format.
Get more info: www.SORCRace.com

Event: Texas Mile
Organizer: Texas Mile
Track locale: Goliad Industrial Air Park, outside Goliad, Texas Why go? The three-day event has grown quickly since its first running in 2003, probably due to its family friendly nature and unlimited runs.
Hot Rod, Motor Trend, and Automobile magazines have all attended events there. Maybe it's our turn?
Get more info: www.TexasMile.net

Learn More! New to the pursuit of top speed? These sites have forums useful for asking and learning:

LandRacing.com: www.LandRacing.com
Open Road Racing: www.OpenRoadRacing.com
Big Bend: www.BBORR.com
Mojave Mile: www.MojaveMile.com