Twist n' Gone 2012 is Almost Upon Us

Scooters are really amazing little vehicles. They’re fun, practical, and (with 100+ mpg scoots being the norm, rather than the exception) more than carry their weight in the fight to ease Americans off of their oil addictions. One thing most scooters are not, however, is fast. Cue: Twist n’ Gone.

Twist n’ Gone celebrates the “fast scooter” mindset, combining heads-up elimination and bracket drags for an NHRA-style event that is (in scientific terms) absolutely stupid fun!

You can check out the “official” summary of this year’s event – taking place May 11 and 12 in Brown County, IN – below, taken from the Twist n’ Gone! website.

Twist and Gone!

In the spring of 2010 a small group of scooter enthusiasts decided to take their scooters to the track to see exactly what we they could do. Soon after NASRA and the Twist and Gone! was born planting the seed for scooter racing in the Midwest. Building upon that success we followed the momentum to host several race series, events, and track days. We even participated in the Gasoline Rally providing safe scooter races with a portable test track dyno provided by Recreational Motorsports. In hosting our third Twist and Gone! we are proud to present to you a new class structure, age limit, and registration fee that’s user friendly and offers more bang for your buck.

New features:

Simplified Class Structure.
Now instead of registering for one heads up class you will be entered into all three race classes. Index, Bracket, and King of the Hill for one low registration fee. By the time this weekend is done your going to be sore from all the seat time you get at the track!

T&G Youth.
Kids 12-14 years of age will now be racing in their own version of the Twist and Gone!. These racers will be competing in index and bracket racing classes alone leaving the King of the Hill to the more experienced riders. By doing this we hope to open up the racing to the future of our sport while keeping it safe and fair for everyone.

Peoples Choice Scooter Show.
Everyone is welcome to enter the peoples choice scooter show. The judging will be done by ballot and the scooter with the most votes wins. The classes are Best of Show, Best Vintage, Best Modern, and Ugliest Scooter. The show will be held at the track on Saturday afternoon and the results will be reveled that night at the awards party.

Burnout Contest.
Racers and spectators are encouraged to bring a extra tire and head into the water box for our burnout contest. The rules for this are simple, lay rubber, get the crowd hype, and smoke em’ out. Winner will be determined by the crowd so bring your friends and get loud!

I’ll be there to take some photos and shoot some video, along with some of my buddies from Scooterworks USA, who will be feeding me beers all weekend in exchange for some good links and positive vibes.

Gotta love positive vibes, man. Hope to see some of you riding your scooters at T&G 2012!

Source:, via Enviromoto.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.