One Mile. No Speed Limit. No Ticket. No Kidding.
Racers Head to The Texas Mile, March 25-27th, 2011
Automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and abroad, along with multitudes of spectators and local, national and international TV and press head to Goliad, Texas on March 25-27th, 2011 as riders and drivers attempt to conquer the formidable Texas Mile.
Due to ever-increasing popularity, The Texas Mile, now in it's eighth year, has announced a new, tri-annual event schedule. The three-day Speed Weekends are slated for March 25-27th, May 27-29th, and October 21-23rd, 2011.
From a standing start, with a one-mile track plus a half-mile shut down, participants compete for best in class and land speed records. The 8,000-foot long concrete/asphalt runway, which once landed Navy training jets, is among the fastest and most challenging venues in top speed motor sports. Each rider and driver tunes, tweaks and modifies his or her vehicle to achieve the fastest speed within one mile. The Texas Mile, a J& S Matus Motorsports venue, is a professional racing event run by racers for racers. An exceptionally accurate timing team, reinforced with state-of-the-art, triple redundancy equipment, provides each participant with their own coveted official Texas Mile speed slips and subsequent bragging rights.
In October 2010, in a blur of blue and white, Bill Warner and Wild Brothers Racing claimed the new Texas Mile motorcycle record of 278.6 mph (no, that is not a typo) in a stunning pass on his turbo-charged 2000 Suzuki Hayabusa. Richard Holt continues to hold the impressive Texas Mile production-based automobile track record at 250.1 mph in a twin turbo-charged Lamborghini Gallardo. The speed of 324 mph, which is part of the official Texas Mile logo shield, is maintained as the fastest speed record set by any vehicle that has challenged the course to date. This record was set in a jet car.
From high-end exotics to unassuming and sometimes awe-inspiring daily drivers, The Texas Mile mingles performance motor sports professionals with the guy (or gal) next door. Here you'll see a whole lot of "wow" including Porsches, Mustangs, Vipers, Supras, Corvettes, Camaros, Ferraris, BMWs, enhanced Chevy & Ford Trucks, art cars, Harley Davidsons, Triumphs, Suzukis, Hondas, Kawasakis and more. Nothing is too weird or too fancy for The Texas Mile. Spectators and press relish the up-close and personal face time shared with riders and drivers as they pit their vehicles between runs. This is how racing was back in the day and still is at The Texas Mile. That's why they come...in droves.
Every year, The Texas Mile increases in popularity. Local, national and international TV and press including Automobile Magazine, The Speed Channel, Hot Rod Magazine, The Houston Chronicle, The Victoria Advocate and Motor Trend Magazine, among others, now follow the event. During Speed Weekends, news and new records set at The Texas Mile instantly light up the internet and YouTube® like firecrackers in July.
Riders and drivers bring their families and RV's, setting up camp on the opposite taxiway to watch the runs down The Mile. Some participants and spectators stay in motels, RV parks and quaint B&B's in nearby Goliad, Beeville and Victoria. On-site food vendors, merchandise shopping opportunities and convenient amenities help make The Mile a comfortable home away from home.
If you race for a living or a hobby, are involved in a professional performance motor sports business, love racing, or simply wonder how fast your ride will go, The Texas Mile is one event you must attend. The next running of the Texas Mile is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 25th -27th, 2011. When is the last time you saw a motorcycle clocking 278+ mph?
•What: The Texas Mile - March 2011
•When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - March 25th, 26th, 27th, 2011
•Hours: For exact times, go to http://www.texasmile.net/eventschedule.php
In previous years, traditional start times have been: Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.: 9 a.m.-dusk, Sun: 9 a.m -4 p.m. March hours may start sooner and/or end later to accommodate more runs and more fun.
•Where: Goliad County Airport a.k.a. Goliad Industrial Airpark, Goliad County, Texas
•Directions: Detailed directions can be found at: http://www.texasmile.net/directions.php
•How Much: Spectator Admission: $15.00 per person - includes unlimited admission for three-day event. Free admission for children 12 and under.
•Parking: Plenty of parking available
•More Info: Go to http://www.texasmile.net/
During the three-day Speed Weekend, pre-approved, qualified media will be allowed access to certain areas of the event venue for video, photography and interview purposes. To schedule interviews with riders, drivers and event founders and to request
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