KYMCO USA has signed on as a sponsor of the inaugural Scooter Land Speed Trials, taking place Nov. 21 on Historic Route 66 in Devore, Calif.
The Motor-Scooter International Land Speed Federation (MSILSF), a newly created and self-appointed sanctioning organization of motor-scooter land-speed records, launched the event after a proposal to allow scooters and create a separate scooter class at the AMA/BUB motorcycle speed trials at Bonneville was rejected by organizers. While there may be some changes in the AMA/BUB rules for 2011, the MSILSF decided to host a scooter only event this year.
KYMCO USA says its involvement with the MSILSF speed trials dovetails nicely with the company’s recent involvement in the Scooter Cannonball Run.
“We are excited to be part of this historic race and to be a sponsor for the first ever Motor Scooter World Land Speed Record being set. KYMCO USA is moving to the forefront of the scooter world, so it only makes sense for us to be involved,” said Rick Pawelka, KYMCO USA’s director of marketing.
The race will be run one scooter at a time over a measured half mile course marked by cones and trophies will be awarded to persons attaining the highest top speed in each class. The records will stand until broken at the next annual event.