The Timney’s Retire


Have you ever given up something you really liked doing? As one ages, it becomes clearer that time is starting to run faster and faster. We start to see that we cannot do everything we want or need to accomplish. So after 16 years of being the Chief Timing and ten years as President, it is now time to retire!!!

It has been my privilege to enjoy the best seat in the house for 83 meets and time over 30,000 passes but I am a racer who wants to get back before I’m too old!!! Donna has been involved since our purchase from John Beckett as the Secretary, handling the Vehicle Numbers, Record Certifications, Rule Book Revisions, the Ladies Auxiliary Fund and herding all of the racers. She has also had to put up with me after a long weekend. Donna is also a racer and her bike has been sitting for 2 years waiting for enough time to run it.

We look forward to being able to come back and be racers again. We look forward to having time to travel to see our children and grandchildren. We look forward to having a REAL VACATION.

We have really enjoyed our ECTA Family and our partners Keith and Tonya Turk and we will miss all of you. We want to thank all of the volunteers through the years who made it possible for us to put on an event, without you, we are nothing!

We are very proud to announce that Brian and Kerri Lohnes will be taking over for us. They have some really great ideas and bring a different background to the sport, one of which is the fact that they are a heck of a lot younger that me!!!  We know that you will be in good hands.

Just remember that we are just a phone call, e-mail or the next pit space over, so keep in touch.

Joe & Donna


Safety Alert

Continental Announces Voluntary Motorcycle Tire Exchange Program

Aug 11, 2014

  • Exchange program on Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and
    120/70 R 17 motor cycle front wheel tires
  • Condition in the tread and/or belt may lead to
    separation and possible pressure loss
  • Program covers approximately 170,000 tires sold
    worldwide between 2007 and 2014

Hanover, August 11, 2014.
Continental today announced a voluntary tire exchange program covering approximately 170,000 Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 motorcycle tires. Market feedback indicates that a very small number of these tires have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss. Continental has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. The exchange program is being initiated to avoid any potential risk to road-users. The affected tires were sold to original equipment and replacement customers worldwide between 2007 and 2014.

The Continental 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 tires are identified as follows:

Product lines:                          DOT serial numbers:

120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL






120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiSportAttack 2






120/70R17 M/C 58H TL
ContiAttack SM






120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Soft






120/70ZR17 M/C 58W TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Medium






120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiRaceAttack Comp. Endurance






120/70ZR17 M/C (58W) TL
ContiRoadAttack 2 GT W






Whereby the last four digits of the DOT serial numbers indicate the production period (week/year). Tires between 1907 (19th week of 2007) and 2614 (26th week of 2014) are covered by this voluntary exchange program. No other tire sizes, production periods or product lines are affected. Continental started to notify the respective national authorities on August 8, 2014. Continental is in contact with its motorcycle tire customers from the respective sales channels to organize and implement the voluntary exchange program. Anyone seeking more information, including instructions for identifying affected tires and local contact partner, are invited to visit Continental’s website .


Street Bike Shootout

 September 27 & 28

  The ECTA Street Bike Shootout event will be held in conjunction with the normal ECTA event.  2014 will be the 9th annual motorcycle event and Trophies will be awarded for the fastest speed turned in each for six classes:

650cc Class: no power adder
750cc Class: no power adder
1000cc Class: no power adder
1000cc Class: one power adder (nitrous or turbo)
Unlimited Class: no power adder
Unlimited: nitrous Class: no capacity limit
Unlimited: turbo Class: no capacity limit
Twin Cylinder Class: anything goes

Don Hass

Don Haas on his GSXR1000 Suzuki

One special note: We want to mention is that not only has Don Hass entered this event all eight times which is pretty special. He has also won his class EVERY YEAR!!! Will the streak continue??? Maybe it should be called the 'The Don Hass Street Bike Shootout'?


  • All bikes must have a 2014 tag in your state and it must be shown to ECTA officials. We will require you to present your registration paperwork and VIN.

  • The bike must have a working headlight and taillight.

  • The bike must be ridden by the registered owner.

  • Power adder classes may have only one “power adder” nitrous, turbo or supercharger installed.

  • All motor classes may not have any power adder installed.

  • All bikes must pass the ECTA safety requirements.

Fire System Safety Seminar

Fire System Safety Seminar

We are pleased to announce that another Safety Seminar will be offered during the July Meet. Guest speakers Jim Zwergel and Nicole Rebyanski from FIREFOX Industries will be offering an informative insight into fire suppression systems.

The Seminar will be held on Saturday night July 12th from 8 to 9 PM at the Conference Room off the main lobby at the Holiday Inn Express.

I am sorry to have to announce that the Fire Suppression Seminar set for Saturday Night will be re-scheduled for the September Event due to family commitment need.

2014 June Meet Results

The June meet results are posted. Great weather and a light turnout added up to many racers got in excess of 10 runs, some as many as 14 passes. All we can say is "You should of been there!!!"

This is a link to the records set at the meet. The records report is live, so you can click on the header to re-sort the list.

June Meet Records Report

June Run Log

Final Report by Classes

 If you have any records questions, corrections or comments, run log and race reports, then click on this link:

Please include your vehicle number, your run number and time.

ECTA 200 MPH Club Rings are now available!

We have a special announcement for the ECTA 200 MPH club members.


With everyone headed to the track this weekend there will be some big news ahead. I am breaking it here first but there will be order forms and flyers at the track as well. The company will need 18 orders to avoid the tooling costs so if you are interested please act now.

Click here for the official order form

Please note: The ECTA is not involved with the ordering of the rings as you will be going directly to the manufacturer. We would like to thank E. Don Smith for all his efforts putting this together.