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For those that are interested, registration for the next Texas Mile event will open Sunday, January 23rd. If you enjoy gatherings around cars and motorcycles, you really should take this in at least once. Ton of fun and a bunch of great people, cars and food. It's held in Goliad, which is South of Victoria, and is about 2.5 hours from Houston...very close to the coast. The organizers take over the airport and folks either camp out, stay in nearby hotels or drive in from a larger town. The hard core show up on Friday, but most run Saturday and early Sunday.

Below is a link to the Texas Mile website, and a separate one to the registration page. You don't need to register to attend, but if you do want to run, I strongly recommend you register opening day (Jan 23) since the event sells out very quickly. Good to lock up a hotel too if you're running or driving in from a long ways.

Finally, I'm including a video I shot of the scene to give you a flavor... I hope to see more MOPARs there this year!

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TEXAS MILE // OFFICIAL SITE // 3 DAYS, 1 MILE: NO SPEED LIMIT

TEXAS MILE // OFFICIAL SITE // 3 DAYS, 1 MILE: NO SPEED LIMIT

 

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It competes with Spring Fest in So Cal. Sorry Sam would like to see this event but have to go to So Cal maybe in the fall.
 

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looks interesting Sam, will mark the calender for possible trek. (love to run my ole mans 68 coupe deville on the mile but at 120 top speed I don't think the half mile trap would be long enough to stop, hehe) seriously looks like some good doins in Texas again. Like the GT40's
 

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I may need to make the one in May. The project I am on is getting complicated.
 

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Glad to see some folks can make it. Understand about Springfest...just one of those things. I've heard that's a great event as well.

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I hope to make it to it one of these days.
 

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Just got this via e-mail earlier today. It's a lot of info, but basically the point is register Sunday afternoon if you want to run. Most will be in the Street Legal Class. Then you fill in the particulars for your vehicle using drop down boxes (little arrows and then you pick stuff...easy).

Don't forget!!!! Also, book a room if you're coming in from out of town. They'll fill up pretty quick. :bigthumb:

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Hello Participants and Fans,

Warm up your computer and get your fingers ready. Online registration for the March 2011 Texas Mile event opens at 5PM Central Standard Time on Sunday January 23rd, 2011.

To be prepared for online registration, please read carefully the Enhanced classification system outlined below. All questions must be answered. No blanks can be left on your online registration or it will NOT go through. Each question will be displayed as a drop down box on the online registration form, this allows for an easy user friendly registration experience.

It is essential that you understand not only the classing system but also the Technical Rules and Regulations. The Texas Mile has a no refund and transfer policy.

Once you submit your online registration you MUST fax in or email your medical form. You can download the medical form here: http://www.texasmile.net/registration.php . Your registration WILL NOT be considered complete unless you submit your medical form. If you have any trouble downloading the medical form please contact Jessica by email and she will send you a different downloadable version of the form.

Remember spots fill up fast, so make sure to log on January 23rd at 5PM to reserve your spot! If you have any questions please contact Jessica at [email protected] or by phone 281-303-1844.

Three classification groups below: Automobile Classifications, Motorcycle Classifications, and Land Speed Racer Classifications.​
Automobile Classifications
Street Legal
NOT Street Legal
Exhibition Vehicle

After you choose your Automobile class you will be requested to answer ALL of the following questions:
Body Style- What is the body style of your automobile?​
Speed Range- Will your automobile go over 190 mph or stay below 190 mph?​
Engine Induction- Is your automobile naturally aspirated, turbo charged or supercharged?​
Engine-How many cylinders does your automobile have?​
Cubic Inch / Liter Equiv. Range- What is the engine displacement?​
Fuel- What type of fuel does your automobile run on?​
Nitrous- Does your automobile have nitrous?​
Methanol Injected- Is your automobile methanol injected?​
Drive Line- what is the drive line of your automobile?​
** By classifying your automobile as street legal or not street legal and answering the questions above, you will be able to compare yourself to your peers running similar setups or configurations. This will allow for you to challenge yourself in more than one way.
Motorcycle Classifications
Inline Motor/Factory Stock
Inline Motor/Modified
Inline Motor/Unlimited
V Twin motor/ Factory Stock
V Twin motor/ Modified
V Twin motor/ Unlimited
Exhibition Motorcycle Class

**Read the following classification definitions to make sure you qualify for the class you chose.

Factory Stock: Classification retains all a factory produced drive-train, electronics, chassis, exhaust, induction and layout. Modifications are allowed to meet the set safety requirements outlined in the technical rules and regulations. Cosmetic changes to the paint, ancillaries, and changes of tire make are allowed. Tires must retain a DOT rating. Performance enhancing modifications are not allowed to the drive-train, electronics, chassis, exhaust, induction and layout.

Factory Stock class will not allow any modification deemed speed enhancing by the Tech Inspection Official.

Modified: Classification allows the modification to the drive-train, chassis, exhaust, induction. Preparation is allowed e.g. the covering or removal of signal lenses, extensive safety wire, aftermarket plastics, etc. Drastic layout and chassis modification purposed for land speed racing will not be allowed in the Modified class.

The Tech Inspection Official retains the right to reclassify any Modified entrant not deemed street worthy. "Street worthy" generally specifies that the motorcycle is able to reasonably and safely; make over the road travel for an extended period of time starting and stopping and abide to local state safety inspection requirements. The motorcycle must be capable to perform the above without the aid of support vehicles or staff.

Unlimited:Classification allows an infinite amount of modifications to the bike specifically for the purpose of drag, road or land speed racing. Any participant may classify themselves as Unlimited. Chassis alteration, layout or engine modification is not required.

Any entrant has the right to move up in classification if he or she wishes. Moving up delineates that your bike runs a lesser engine displacement and/or classifies lower than the class the rider wishes to be moved up into. Entrants may not classify themselves into a lesser class unless specifically allowed by the Tech Inspection Official.

After you choose your Motorcycle class you will be requested to answer ALL of the following questions:
Body Style- What is the body style of your motorcycle?
(Details on body styles see below)
Manufacture Origin- Where was your motorcycle made?
Engine Induction- Is your motorcycle naturally aspirated, turbo charged, or supercharged?
Engine- How many cylinders does your motorcycle have?
Cubic Centimeters- What is the engine displacement?
Fuel- What type of fuel does your motorcycle run on?
Nitrous- Does your motorcycle have nitrous?
Methanol Injected- Is your motorcycle methanol injected?
Inches over stock length- has the frame of your motorcycle been extended?
**By classifying your motorcycle and answering the questions above, you will be able to compare yourself to your peers running similar setups or configurations. Now you can compare your bike with other bikes on many different levels, from a broad range to a very narrow range. This will allow for you to challenge yourself in more than one way.


In order to be classified in the NEW American Iron Class you MUST choose USA as the manufacture origin and Sport Bike or Classic as the body style of your motorcycle.

The new American Iron class will allow for our participants to achieve new records on their style of bike. Now you can ride something other than a hayabusa and be the fastest in your class! We are bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "come out and set a record in Texas". You will now be able to prove to your friends that your Harley v-twin is faster than an Asian v-twin or vice versa.

Land Speed Racer Classification
Land Speed Racing Automobile
Land Speed Racing Motorcycle

** The Texas Mile honors classes for Land Speed Racing. For more information refer to Landracing.com - Home. Each LSR participant will need to populate their own class according to the SCTA rules.

If you chose LSR Automobile you will be requested to answer ALL of the following questions:
Body Style- What is the body style of your Automobile?
Speed Range- Will your automobile go over 190 mph or stay below 190 mph?
Engine Induction- Is your automobile naturally aspirated, turbo charged or supercharged?
Engine-How many cylinders does your automobile have?
Cubic Inch / Liter Equiv. Range- What is the engine displacement?
Fuel- What type of fuel does your automobile run on?
Nitrous- Does your automobile have nitrous?
Methanol Injected- Is your automobile methanol injected?
Drive Line- what is the drive line of your automobile?

If you chose LSR Motorcycle you will be requested to answer ALL of the following questions:
Body Style- What is the body style of your motorcycle?
(Details on body styles see below)
Manufacture Origin- Where was your motorcycle made?
Engine Induction- Is your motorcycle naturally aspirated, turbo charged, or supercharged?
Engine- How many cylinders does your motorcycle have?
Cubic Centimeters- What is the engine displacement?
Fuel- What type of fuel does your motorcycle run on?
Nitrous- Does your motorcycle have nitrous?
Methanol Injected- Is your motorcycle methanol injected?
Inches over stock length- has the frame of your motorcycle been extended?


Body Style Definitions for Motorcycles
Sport bike or Superbike is a motorcycle optimized for speed, acceleration, braking, and cornering on paved roads, typically at the expense of comfort in comparison to less specialized motorcycles. The riding position has the rider leaning over the fuel tank with their feet behind them. Examples are Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki Ninja, and Honda CBR.

Sport-Touring Bikes: blends performance with long-distance capabilities while providing comfort and relative safety to the rider. Generally, these bikes are still designed more for comfort than speed and performance. They fall between sport and touring. Examples are Honda ST series, Yamaha FJR, and BMW K1200GT

Classic /Cruiser /Touring Motorcycles: These bikes are large and heavy motorcycles designed for comfort on long rides and not for speeds equal to sport bike. The riding position on these bikes are usually but not always places the feet forward and the hands up, with the spine erect or leaning back slightly. Examples are BMW R1200C, HD Softail Heritage, Suzuki Boulevard.

Chopper / Bobber: Whether you have a modified frame or not, this is the class for your custom motorcycle. This class is for all the bikes that are not mass produced. It's the place for truly one of a kind custom bikes. Examples are bikes such as those built by West Coast Choppers, Orange County Choppers, or Falcon Motorcycles.

Enduro /Dual-Sport Motorcycles: These bikes are designed for use both on-road and off-road use. These motorcycles cover a large spectrum from basically dirt bikes with headlights and turn signals to a more traditional road bike with a suspension

designed to soak up the bumps off road use has to offer. Dual Sport motorcycles tend to be tall, with a high center of gravity. The term Enduro can also be used to describe these motorcycles, though the expression has lost popularity in recent years. Examples are BMW 1200GS, KTM 525EXC, and Suzuki DR650.

Other: This is for all the bikes that don't fit nicely into one of the above classes. If you have something rare or unique or just not listed above then this is where you go.

Classification is ultimately up the discretion of the Tech Inspection Official. The Tech Inspection Official in accordance with the Race Director retains the right to reclassify any entrant at any time during the course of the event.

Thanks!!
Jessica Reyna
281-303-1844
(f)281-605-1340
[email protected]
 

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Don't think I'ma be able to make this one, maybe I can get to the oct date
 

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Outstanding, J! I just received my registration confirmation. We're gonna have a good time!

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Karl's gonna be here too, bro! Also, my local club is doing their big monthly event as a drive to the race so we should have some MOPAR support. Now I just need to go fast than 173 mph ;-)

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Here is the latest on the Mile. Sold out in 4.5 hours...wild! Standby available and we get a lot of drop outs. Can't wait :)

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Hello Participants and Fans,

Response to online registration for the March 2011 Texas Mile was tremendous! Slots were filled in a record 4 1/2 hours! A few of you may have been unable to register before registration reached capacity and was closed. Not to worry. You will be able to sign up for the waiting list. The waiting list opens online in early February. We'll be sending a follow up email soon to let you know the exact date the waiting list opens.

How does the waiting list work?
Once registration for the waiting list opens up, you will register online. First come, first served. So, register promptly! Once you are registered for the waiting list, we recommend that you show up in person to the event weekend. Be ready to run with all the proper safety gear for your vehicle type. Be sure to check tech specs for your classification on the website. We move people from the waiting list and add them to the active participant line-up, when and if, a registered participant cannot make it to the event. We also move people from the waiting list to the active list during the event when registered participants leave early. So, even if you do not get a call before the event that you have been moved from the waiting list to the active list, you can and will still be moved to the active participant list during event weekend.

If you choose to forego the waiting list this time, we invite you come and enjoy the event as a spectator. The Texas Mile is a fun and exciting atmosphere to enjoy with family, friends and co-workers. Tickets are $15 per person and allows admission for all three days. Come and go as you like. As always, children 12 and under are admitted free! Spectators enjoy great food, custom and exotic cars, spectator-accessible pit areas, souped-up motorcycles, record-breaking attempts and conquests, and southern hospitality and comradery you can only find at The Texas Mile!

Stay in touch with us on email at [email protected], website at www.texasmile.net and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Official-Texas-Mile/83264358164.

We hope to see you there!


Thanks
Jessica Reyna
The Texas Mile
[email protected]
281-303-1844
 

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I spoke with a old college friend that is attending the Texas mile with his Saleen Mustang. He has his car at Strickly Perfomance getting a Whipple Big Bad Boy!! Sam are you gonna run the car as is? If your trying to go over 180 mph ya might need a trip to see Master Tuner. Sam under the same set up you went in the 170's maybe a shot of Nitrous will cool that charge helping make some additional power just a thought.
 

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Hillbilly B I will see your Hot Rod in person. I am looking forward to a visit to So Cal !
 
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