Fla. motorcycle racer dies after hitting 285 mph in Maine
Bill Warner died attempting to top 300 mph on Northern Maine runway
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A motorcycle racer died today in northern Maine while trying to top 300 miles per hour. Bill Warner of Florida was clocked at. 287. Miles per hour shortly before you lost control and veered off the runway at a former air base in limestone. Warner was -- conscious and talking after this crash but died about an hour later at the hospital. Brian -- last Ron Warner and his crew were worried about the gentle but increasing winds he spoke to our affiliate WC SH just before. His crash. The flight that I have has a tremendous amount of Pollard. So I hit it 300 we just can't turn off the power we actually are turning it down. To try to get the -- to settle down. Warner previously hit 311 miles per hour on the same course back in 2011 using one and a half miles of the evening. He set a land speed record on a conventional motorcycle. Today he is trying to hit. 300 miles per hour using just a mile of pavement.