Go, land speed racer, go!

Scootin' Old Skool

Jaylin and Maverick Photos courtesy Jaylin Billig

If you’re a regular reader, you know that people do indeed race scooters. But something you may not know is that people also set land speed records with them.

One such person is Jaylin Billig of Houston, Texas. She and Maverick, her 2009 Genuine Buddy Blackjack, are preparing to make their third trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. Yes, the very same Salt Flats people like Craig Breedlove have traveled at mind-boggling speeds in vehicles that more closely resemble jet fighters without wings than cars. Or motorcycles.

Jaylin and a host of others will be spending the next six days making runs up and down the storied salt, a surface she describes as “like riding on wet concrete.”

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