Registration for 2017 Texas Mile Officially Opens Today [VIDEO]
By now you've probably hear the news, the Texas Mile is moving to Victoria Regional Airport. Well, the event happens the weekend of March 24th through 26th, and registration officially opens today. Want to see what kind of top end your ride is capable of without getting a speeding ticket? Registration for the event begins with creating a profile at texasmile.net. Once that's done, the site will have prompts to officially register to participate in the event. You will also find any pertinent information you'll need. Registration officially opens at 5pm today. You can also call Ashley Flores at 281-303-1844 or log on to email@example.com for more information.
The Texas Mile is a timed speed competition where drivers of all classes can drive a 1 mile stretch to see how fast they can get their cars to go.
Officials say the event is expected to be bigger in Victoria than it was in Beeville, with a festival environment bringing in competitors and spectators from all over. Officials also say the event will be a boost for the airport, which struggles to generate enough money each year to stay open.
Last year, and estimated 5,500 people attended the event, with people from 29 states, more than 150 cities, and countries from around the world attending to compete and just watch.
How fast can you go? The current record of 279.9 mph was set in Beeville last April in a Ford GT. Check out the video. Pedal to the metal, baby!