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ABOUT THE ECTA

About ECTA (formerly East Coast Timing Association)

ECTA, LLC (formerly East Coast Timing Association) is the principal sanctioning organization for Land Speed Racing in the Central United States. Multiple times a year, scores of car and motorcycle racers gather to speed down a runway track in the high hopes of setting a record. Vehicles range from production cars and bikes (basically off the showroom floor) to exotic, purpose-built racers. It is quite a show!

The ECTA began with a dream to bring land speed racing to the eastern United States and be able to race more than just a time or two a year at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

A runway was secured in Maxton, North Carolina and concrete mile racing was born in the mid 1990’s. After the loss of the use of the Maxton facility, and then its successor in Wilmington, Ohio the ECTA no longer had a place to race.

In 2018 the ECTA found a new home with a pristine runway in Blytheville, Arkansas and new ownership with Steve and CJ Strupp. The Strupp’s brought with them a wealth of racing experience and a new vision that would strengthen and grow the ECTA.

Part of that vision to grow the ECTA has been by improving its media outreach and expanding the organization to bring the positive, fun, family friendly experience of racing with the ECTA to a broader group of racing and automotive enthusiasts. They work diligently to continually improve the organization, and the quality of every racing event. They bring with them integrity, excitement, and a goal of helping every city that hosts the ECTA reap the benefits of bringing racing to their community.

 

Spectators are welcome at all ECTA events. The cost is $10/day for adults; children 12 and under are free. Weekend rate available; inquire at the front gate. Bring your tents and lawn chairs so you can relax and watch all of the action from your trackside view! Tune in to hear the race as it is broadcast on a short-range FM channel (to be announced at the event).