The new Texas Mile location will be NAS Chase Field in Beeville. TX.
A 3rd 2011 event of the year has been added: May 27-29.
Updated as it happens…live from The Mile.
The 1800rwhp twin turbo LMR 4th gen Camaro spun the tires off the wheels at the 3/4 mile mark – the driver managed to save the car, keep it on the track and deploy the parachute… It skidded across the 1 mile mark at 215mph.
Hinson Supercars Turbo c6 off the track. Car destroyed. Driver OK. It ran 224mph Friday.
Check in for updates and photos from The Texas Mile, October 2010 event:
Friday’s top car mph was 241 – Lamborghini Gallardo.
15mph quartering headwind on Friday had cars running almost 20mph slower than they should have been.
The SW Toyota Supra used the whole runway, plus some, resulting in a broken car.
Underground Racing Gallardo went end over end at 235mph. Driver OK – Car not OK.
We were fortunate enough to be given media passes to the March 2010 Texas Mile.
The Texas Mile is a semi-annual event held in Goliad, TX – population 2017, and shrinking undoubtedly, at Goliad Air Park. The airport has two 8,000 foot runways, one of which is like the city – decaying and inactive. The other runway gets closed down for 6 days a year – 3 days in March and 3 days in October – for the Texas Mile.
The Texas Mile is a one mile drag strip to find out how fast you can push your vehicle in a standing one mile.
If you are a car nut, speed nut or just enjoy sunburns, then the Texas Mile is where you should be! Where else will you see a turbo with nitrous Suzuki Hayabusa going 200mph while fighting a 15mph cross wind, looking for a top speed of 260mph? Where else will you see a Ford GT go 249mph and be disappointed it was not 250mph? Where else will you see a Lamborghini Gallardo with a parachute?
Go to their website to find out more info on participating. http://www.texasmile.net
Thanks Texas Mile and crew. We will be back in October.