Roger Greene is the man who encouraged Tony Zito and Jeff Wenger to try this hairy sport called Open Road Racing.
MKM Racing's slogan is, "Anyone Can Enter! Drive 95-200+ MPH Legally!".
There are only a few people in the LVR PCA who have undertaken this extremely challenging form of racing. One of them is Debra Bieniek!
At the Bonneville 100 in Wendover on June 9th of this year our own Past President, Debra took 2nd place in the 115 MPH class.
Her top speed was 142. After encouragement from Debra and assistance from Roger, and after studying everything at
you quickly begin to realize how much you don't know about this unique sport. For one thing, you need to know your blood type.
Driver and navigator blood types must be printed on your driving helmet and firesuit. That is a safety requirement
that reflects upon the inherent danger of this sport.
Besides Roger and Debra, Fred Wagner has also participated and done extremely well at these events.
Many of us know that Carl and Ellen Young experienced
a horrific crash at a speed of approximately 180 mph a few years ago. Like most mishaps, that accident was caused
by tire failure. Safety equipment requirements increase with the target speed you decide to run. So be sure
to have more safety equipment than is even required for your selected target speed, including 6 point harnesses and arm restraints.
Tony Zito and Jeff Wenger took Third Place in the 120 Target Speed Class in a Ferrari 308 at less than a half second off perfect time at
.483 seconds from the mark.
Fred Wagner took Second Place running solo in the 130 Target Speed Class in his Porsche 911 Turbo at .478 from the mark.
That is a hugh for anyone driving without a navigator! Roger Greene and his brother Bill took First Place
in the 155 Class in his Porsche GT2 at an absolutely amazing .264 from the mark!!! Both Fred and Roger were up against
very stiff competition in their respective classes. Roger and Bill also received recognition for achieving their
incredible time without the help of a GPS using only manual stopwatches.
The Porsche Team took the Team Challenge with the best overall results. Overall it was a tremendous effort by all the participants,
and we all had a great time.
For more details about this incredible sport, see the