2019 Veteran's Day Salton Sea 400-Mile Endurance Road Race
By: Motor-Scooter International
Motor-Scooter International is proud to present the fifth running of the Salton Sea 400-Mile Motor-Scooter Endurance Road Race. Staged from the Brawley Inn, this race consists of three counter-clockwise laps around the Salton Sea. Racers must stop once per lap in Brawley for fuel, and obtain a fuel receipt.
Endurance road-racing is not considered a spectator sport as the racers are in constant motion on Highways #111 and #86. But racers are in full view of thousands of motor-vehicles traversing these highways.
The first Salton Sea, called a "T.T." (Tourist Trophy) race was held on Mar 26th 2011, and has since become a tradition.
On November 11th 2018, MSI racers Tim Gron/Genuine 125cc (Joliet, IL) and Alan Spears/Gilera Runner 2t 175cc (Cedar Glen, CA) attempted to establish a base-line record for riding 660-miles non-stop around the Sea. This record was set as a basis for comparison to the famed Lake Erie Loop Road Race around Lake Erie, approximately 650 miles. Tim Gron has won Class II there numerous times riding a Suzuki AN200.
Salton Sea's topography ranges in elevation from nearly 227 feet below sea level to 112 feet above in Brawley. The other towns around the Sea are below sea level. The Sea lies partially in Riverside and Imperial Counties. It is located directly on the San Andreas Fault.
Motor-Scooter enthusiasts may mingle with the racers and check out the scooters late Saturday (November 9th) afternoon, and watch tech inspection and the start of this race on Veteran's Day, Sunday (November 10th) beginning at 6 am.
The entry portal is on-line at: https://www.meetup.com/