Arkansas Mile Challenge underway at Aeroplex

Friday, April 13, 2018

East Coast Timing Associationís Arkansas One Mile Challenge is taking place this weekend at the runway at the Arkansas Aeroplex. The event is a paid entry for drivers. The event will cost $485 to become a member and race down the track. One hundred and fifty vehicles are expected to race down the track this weekend. For spectators, the event will cost $10 a day or $25 for the weekend. Kids ages 12 and under will get in for free. The event began Friday and continues from 8 a.m. -6 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Sunday. Racers fly down the track hoping to beat their fastest times in a mile. Some may even join the 200 MPH club. (Pictured) Sheriff Dale Cook (far left) rode in the opening lap on Friday morning. The East Coast Timing Association LLC (ECTA) is the principal sanctioning organization for Land Speed Racing in the Eastern United States.