Bill Warner memorial, July 14 2013

Bill Warner, Land Speed Record Holder


Bill Warner in better days when he set his 311 mph record

As many of you know, Bill Warner was killed on a land speed run in Maine on Sunday, July 14. Here's a compilation of quotes and articles in the wake of this sad accident involving a much-loved figure in the sport.

Services for Bill Warner:

Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W Monroe Street Little Falls New York 13365 viewing Friday 4pm-7pm. (315) 823-2424

Funeral services at: Holy Family Parish 763 E Main Street, Little Falls, NY Saturday 9:30am

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Honoring Bill's achievements

An excellent article in the Tampa Bay Times

Erin Burnett tribute on CNN

Local news video interview with Warner the day of the crash

The first news report about the accident

News first posted on

Remembrances on


V-Max in the 200 mph club at Maxton
Fastest Naked Mile Anywhere -255 mph 2010 (Texas)
Maxton Mile Track Record – 272 North Carolina 2010
Texas Mile Goliad Track Record – 278 2010
Mojave Mile Track Record– 274 2011
Loring 1.5 Mile Track Record– 311 Maine & 1st man to reach 300 on sit on/conventional motorcycle
Loring Mile Track Record– 296 Maine 7/14/2013

Thoughts about Bill from fellow racer Tommy Gates

He was one of a kind and he touched a lot of us. Someone said earlier, "Nicest guy that you could ever meet until that visor went down."

Always thought outside the box
Not intimidated
Loved a challenge
Always smiling
Liked to poke
Like to talk to people
Everyone mattered
Full of ideas
Problem solving
Many phone conversations
Lots of friends
Master planner

Bill Warner as featured on Eatmyink