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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #50 on: July 15, 2013, 09:28:59 AM »




we had fun with this one  :mrgreen:

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #52 on: July 15, 2013, 10:11:37 AM »
Yesterday was really  tough for me. Thanks to everyone for the PM's, emails, calls and visits, it really helped. Not much more I can add to the wonderous outpouring of affection for Bill, he was special to all of us. Here is a pic of Bill getting ready to ride my bike to the diner to celebrate his 311. He had a plate of french fries. I was looking forward to doing it again tomorrow, you know I think I will, 296 is damn fast.

This is a part of Bill's wall in my man cave. One more certificate to add. Thanks to Mark and Laura for the sign. I'll try to find some more later, too many tears now.  LSL
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2013, 10:22:53 AM »
Bill's sister asked me to share:

Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W Monroe Street Little Falls New York 13365  viewing Friday 4pm-7pm.  (315) 823-2424 Funeral services at: Holy Family Parish 763 E Main Street, Little Falls, NY Saturday 9:30am     Tommy will you post this or tell people that might want to know, if you think it's appropriate.  Thank you.

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2013, 10:52:22 AM »
I just read this on Yahoo...  I haven't had a bike in almost 3 years no so out of the loop...

RIP...seemed like a great guy and helped many while doing what he loved...

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #55 on: July 15, 2013, 11:09:37 AM »
Having never met Bill or any or the racers on this board, I greatly enjoy reading about everyone's achievements, whether a personal best or a world record.  From all the typed words I have read over the years, every one here who ever met Bill had nothing but good to say about him and his AWESOME achievements...

Rest In Peace Bill Warner   
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2013, 11:25:36 AM »
Leaving thursday morning... thanks Tom
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2013, 11:36:45 AM »
man! that is sad to hear. god speed bill

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #58 on: July 15, 2013, 11:53:45 AM »
Rest In Peace Bill

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #59 on: July 15, 2013, 12:22:48 PM »
Leaving thursday morning... thanks Tom
we're leaving early Friday morning and staying at Knight's Inn, they also have a big enough restaurant for use to gather at Saturday night to swap Bill stories. The guy at the funeral home (Harry) knew Bill from when he was a kid. He told me to call Mary the manager of the Inn, she went to school with Bill. They both said it's a small town, perfect- we won't get lost  :thumb:

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #60 on: July 15, 2013, 12:45:46 PM »
I'm booked at the Knight's Inn, I'll get there Fri afternoon. Thanks Tommy.

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #61 on: July 15, 2013, 12:48:53 PM »
I am sorry for the tragic loss of Bill.
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #62 on: July 15, 2013, 01:15:22 PM »
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2013, 01:17:38 PM »
Just booked at the Knight's Inn arriving Thursday afternoon.
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2013, 01:28:14 PM »
Bill's sister asked me to share:

Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W Monroe Street Little Falls New York 13365  viewing Friday 4pm-7pm.  (315) 823-2424 Funeral services at: Holy Family Parish 763 E Main Street, Little Falls, NY Saturday 9:30am     Tommy will you post this or tell people that might want to know, if you think it's appropriate.  Thank you.

Tom has a fund or anything been setup if flowers are not wanted ?
Thanx Mark

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2013, 01:34:45 PM »
Not that I'm aware of, will check.

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2013, 02:16:42 PM »
We are leaving in the morning for work in Ohio until next Monday, really hate not being able to attend.
Safe travels to all,
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2013, 02:48:46 PM »
I copied this from LR, it was excellently written by Scott G  :tu:

BILL WARNER WAS A MAN IN FULL.

Only 44 years old, Bill Warner accomplished more in land speed
racing than most racers accomplish in a career – probably ten careers.   
Most knowledgeable racers expect that Bill’s 311 MPH terminal speed 
record in the 1.5 mile race will not be broken in their lifetimes,
and that Bill’s mile record of 296 MPH – set only hours
before his death – will be the same.

Warner, a marine biologist and college graduate was a
gentle tropical fish farmer in the Tampa Florida area. 
Bill came late to land speed racing, beginning a racing career
of rocket-ship-like performance less than 10 years ago. 

Always trying to reach the next level of speed, Bill was
never satisfied with “good enough.”  Bill quickly proved
his championship strengths by taking the Texas Mile motorcycle
track record with an un-streamlined bike in 2010.

It was at that point that we all realized that everybody else
was playing catch-up ball, and that we were in
the final 2 minutes of the game.

The next year, Bill slammed down his earth- shaking,
and world-beating 311 MPH run at Loring.

In one single run, Bill became the first to break
270 mph, 280 mph, 290 mph, 300 mph and 310 mph.

In a time when the ultimate record was being increased by
Measures of 5 or 10 mph – or even 2 mph – Bill in one run
advanced the mark 50 mph.

And he wasn’t even done.

Bill brought to the sport, and to his pursuit of that sport,
a drive and intensity rarely seen in it’s combination of intellect,
scientific thinking, willingness to work 24/7 and to place
all his worldly assets in the service of his racing goals.

While doing this, Bill maintained an even temper,
rarely if ever raising his voice in anger. 
He blessed his friends with his ready humor,
and he humored those that thought they were his competition. 

In fact, Bill had no competition.

And he never will.

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2013, 03:07:42 PM »
RIP Bill
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #69 on: July 15, 2013, 03:25:24 PM »
I just heard. Great man, pioneer, terrible loss.
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #70 on: July 15, 2013, 04:49:33 PM »
I only knew Bill through the forums. I felt that he was a tremendous person and obviously the man when it came to LSR. He will be missed for many, many years to come.

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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
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Re: Remembering The Bill Warner aka Mr.311 MPH
« Reply #72 on: July 15, 2013, 05:13:35 PM »




After his 278mph Mile run


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