Texas Mile to feature drivers from across North America

  • If you goWhere: Goliad Industrial Air Park

    2241 Airpark Road

    North of Berclair, in Goliad County

    Cost: $10 per person

    $5 per person with proof of Goliad County residency

    Children 12 and under are free

    For more ...

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  • If you goWhere: Goliad Industrial Air Park

    2241 Airpark Road

    North of Berclair, in Goliad County

    Cost: $10 per person

    $5 per person with proof of Goliad County residency

    Children 12 and under are free

    For more information

    http://www.texasmile.net/index.php

    Texas Mile scheduleFriday

    7:30 a.m. to dusk

    Driver/Rider check-in

    8:45 a.m.Driver/Rider mandatory meeting at grid (Come prepared for course drive through)

    9:00 a.m.Spectator gate opens

    9:20 a.m.Slow course drive through

    9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.Competition Runs

    Lunch: will be 1 hour and 15 minutes, it will be announced 30 min prior

    Saturday

    8:20 a.m.Driver/Rider mandatory meeting at grid (come prepared for course drive through) will start with Invocation and Presentation of Colors by the Lamar High School Junior ROTC

    9 a.m.Spectator gate opens

    8:45 a.m.Course drive through

    9 a.m. to duskCompetition runs

    Sunday

    8 a.m.Worship service conducted by Christian Motorcycle Association

    8:30 a.m.New driver/rider meeting (for those who were not present for Friday/Saturday meeting; come prepared for course drive through)

    8:50 a.m.Course drive through

    9 a.m.Spectator gate opens

    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Competition runs

Racers and spectators from Mexico to Canada will gear up for the Texas Mile at Goliad's air park.

"We even have one participant who takes his leave to come from Iraq," said Shannon Matus co-founder of the Texas Mile which has become an annual event since October 2004.

The mile will have 221 participants from the everyday drivers to drivers of cars worth $100,000 Matus said.

"We've kept it for the everyday enthusiast and enjoy their passion for motor sports," Matus said.

Speed channel will also film their show, "Battle of the Super Cars" with host Tanner Foust, Matus said.

"It will be a 950 horse power Mustang versus a 850 horse power Chevy Camaro both 2010 models," said Matus who holds the races with her husband once in March and a second race in October.

"We've got a lot of local talent from Houston, Corpus, and our regular Texas die hards," she said.