No Speed Limit for Three Days at The Texas Mile

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More than 220 speed enthusiasts are set to speed down the runways of the Chase Field Industrial Complex March 21 through 23rd as the Texas Mile revs up for its 11th season.

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"The Goal? Try to top the Mile's 278 mph record or at least be the fastest, car truck or motorcycle in their vehicle's class or just to achieve thier personal best."

More than 220 speed enthusiasts are set to speed down the runways of the Chase Field Industrial Complex March 21 through 23 as the Texas Mile revs up for its 11th season.

What started as a grassroots motorsports event a decade ago is now one of the nation’s premier speed events for those on four or two wheels. The Texas Mile, now in its third season at Chase Field after being at a Goliad facility the previous seven years, is held twice a year, October and March.

The Texas Mile is open to drivers of sports cars, motorcycles, trucks, and concept race cars. It features professional racers, novices and amateurs alike who all have a need for speed. The competitors and spectators come from over twenty-five different states and all areas of Texas to enjoy this festival of motor sports.

The concept is simple: drivers line up and go as fast as they can for one mile.

The goal? Try to top the Mile’s 278 mph record or at least be the fastest car, truck or motorcycle in their vehicle’s class or just to achieve their personal best.

Mark Heidaker will be back to battle his own previous record of 278MPH in his M2K Motorsport Ford GT. Mark, his team, and his driver Patrick O’Gorman have been The Texas Mile’s record holders for the past two years and are a crowd favorite. Check out this video of their record breaking run in October 2013.

Also back is Jennifer Robertson who set a Texas Mile record of 243.6 mph aboard her Suzuki GSX 1300 R Hayabusa, making her the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle.

Spectators can witness racers going full throttle and get up close to the vehicles and many of the drivers as they prepare to take down the Texas Mile’s speed records. Speed fans that come out can see Porsches, Corvettes, Camaros, Audis, BMWs, Dodge Vipers, Dodge Challengers, Ford Mustangs, Harley Davidsons, Kawasakis, Saabs and even Mini Coopers and Fiats speed down the mile-long track.

Already featured in motorsports media including Speed Channel, Hot Rod Magazine, Automobile Magazine, and Motor Trend Magazine’s “Wide Open Throttle” TV, The Texas Mile anticipates media from all over the country at the Spring 2014 event.

This year’s Mile is also taking on the task of inspiring the next generation of motor racing enthusiasts. Students from the Coastal Bend College’s automotive department will shadow the Texas Mile’s Tech and Staging inspection crews to learn more about motor sport safety. Students from Houston’s Chavez High School will also be on site to help their teacher Greg Ditch race the school’s engineering program’s racecar. NASCAR racer Donnie Neuenberger will drive the Chaves High School Car.

Texas Mile co-founder Jay Matus got into auto sports because of the inspiration he received while taking auto tech classes at Texas City High School in the 1980s. The ability to pass along the same passion to a new generation of auto enthusiasts is a way for the J&S Matus Motorsports company to pay it forward.

For more media related information on the Texas Mile contact Shannon Matus, 281-802-9863, js(at)jsmatus(dot)com. For more information regarding being a participant or spectator, contact Jessica Reyna, 281-303-1844 or email info(at)texasmile(dot)com.

WHAT: TheTexas Mile
WHERE: Chase Field Industrial Complex, 2745 Byrd Street in Beeville, TX
WHEN: March 21-23, 2014:
Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to dusk, Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ADMISSION: $25 for 3-day spectator pass, children under 12 admitted free
EXTRAS: Spectators can bring their own chairs, umbrellas, coolers, and golfcarts. There are spectator viewing areas and concessions on site. (No glass bottles).

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