This past weekend we once again ventured down to the Lone Star State for something we’ve heard much about—an event that is held in such high regard that it’s invite only, and we as media had to be vetted to be accepted into the circle of trust. This event, known as the Texas Invitational, is something many enthusiasts only dream of participating in—an event where the top vehicles of other high-profile Texas-based shootouts merely hope to maintain a position on the lower rungs in this bracket.
Many of us don’t hesitate to say we have fast cars. In reality, our cars are only quick. Ninety percent of the cars we drive can only be defined as quick. The term fast, however, should only be reserved for the other 10 percent of cars. Fast is taping body panels, seams, and emblems to reduce drag in order to gain that extra half mile per hour. Fast is gutting the entire interior of the car and replacing it with a full roll cage. Fast is accelerating from a dead stop up to speeds of 267MPH – in only one mile.
The final two days of TX2K13, affectionately known as “The Days of Drag,” were a perfect way to close out a nearly flawless event. In stark contrast to last year, no major equipment failures, accidents, or inclement weather caused any serious delays allowing the races to proceed without incident. But we don't want to imply that the event wasn't exhilarating – quite the contrary. If speeds in excess of 170MPH, the deafening crack of two-step and rev limiters and the smell of race gas all elevate your blood pressure to an unprecedented level, then the TX2K Days of Drag are definitely for you.
February 2nd, 2013 marked the reintroduction of Global Time Attack to the West Coast. Partnered with Shift-S3ctor, GTA held an all day affair at the Buttonwillow Raceway to kick-off the season right.
Held at the New Coalinga Municipal Airport about three hours northwest of Los Angeles, it was the perfect venue to host the new location of Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack - a high-speed shootout, half-mile rolling drag, side-by-side racing event. With speeds in excess of 210 miles per hour, it truly separates the weak from the strong.