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.
What do you call it when some of the most powerful street cars assemble to compete for ultimate bragging rights? TX2K13. Day two, dyno day, provides this exact opportunity to any enthusiast willing to strap down his vehicle to a massive torque wrench and push it to its mechanical limits. With vehicles rolling into Houston from all corners of the U.S., you can definitely expect a show.
TX2K started as a Toyota Supra Nationals event 13 years ago, and now it’s become a world-class event, garnering international attention with its all-inclusive approach that focuses on all facets of automotive performance; agility; power; and speed. By dedicating the first day to the track, the second to dyno pulls, and the third and fourth to the dragstrip, TX2K built a reputation as one of the year’s must-attend events for participants and spectators alike.
The Global Time Attack Pro-Am event at Buttonwillow Raceway Park (California) presented by Shift-S3ctor marked the start of the GTA 2013 series. Keep an eye out as we'll be providing full video coverage of future events! Check out our event coverage @ http://bit.ly/VrHeQB