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  1. UPDATED PRACTICE & RACE DAY SCHEDULE -- We added the Dwarf cars.
  2. Good morning guys! Car counts each race so far is listed below (I have corrected the T-STARS June race numbers that I had incorrect on the last car count post.) I am very excited about the growth we are having in our core classes! I do hear there are more cars being built, purchased and getting ready to race. I do believe we have a great show! This past race (Oct 19th) we brought Intermission back into the schedule, added laps, ran an extra feature for the Eco Stock class, introduced Checkered Flag victory laps AND on- track interviews for the winners of the core classes - and we STILL finished at 9:30 pm. And I do want to say that by finishing early, most fans stay and watch ALL the racing, which helps the last race of the evening get some fan love too! We will be changing some things up for this last race - TechNet Speedfest 2019 on Nov 9th, in efforts to learn some more about the timing of the show and the presentation to the fans. Which - we hope to have more of this coming race FOR SURE! (GO Astros - hurry up and win the World Series!) And speaking of wanting more people to come out and watch - share our poster all over social media - bring a friend to the track, bring more family - whatever it takes to close out our 2019 on a great foot! Thank you racers & racing family for all your support and for bringing it when we need it the most! Looking forward to the season finale!! Gina (713)907-0906 gina@txarp.com June 8th July 6th Aug 31st Oct 19 (T-STARS Series) (TSTRSeries) (TSTRS) TSTRS Super Stock 5 8 7 7 Outlaws 6 8 9 9 Pro Mod 11 8 13 13 Pro Truck 9 13 13 13 Eco Stock 7 14 8 8 Dwarfs 6 N/A N/A N/A Legacy 14 12 13 14 Naskarts 9 14 9 6
  3. Race day info - this Saturday, HMP! Hope to see you guys out there! Gina (713) 907-0906
  4. TSTRS Question

    Gracias for this!
  5. Good Wednesday morning racers. I wanted to let you know that I am calling this Saturday as a Rain Out. We will not be racing, no practice on Friday. All the forecast vary from 30 - 60 percent and have changed for the last 2 weeks almost daily. As of right now weather.com has Saturday at 50% chance f rain and Sunday at 40%. I literally have checked four weather websites hourly for the past two days and after talking with Advance Auto Parts yesterday, I decided to make a call. If it turns out to be a nice day, I apologize. This is probably the hardest decision I have made so far. While I feel we could probably get some racing in, the forecasting affects the fans coming in to watch you guys. The heavy thunderstorms are projected right around gate opening time and early evening on Saturday. May or may not necessarily be at the race track, but around it and other spots over Houston - which impacts the main place we can make money, the front gate. Since we are not profitable right now, the risk is even greater at this stage for us. Especially with a race coming up quickly afterward on Oct 19th. I could pull from my Advance Auto Parts 2020 monies if I got into a bind from a rainout, but I promised myself I would not gamble with 2020s game plan. Not gambling is something racers don't usually consider, but I am already risking so much that I have to make smart choices for remaining races this year (Oct 19th and Nov 9) and the 10 dates for next year. If I had the luxury of waiting to make this call without having to put up rent, I would wait one more day. But Dean already gave me an extra day to make that call. I hope you guys understand and please keep in mind - we started putting everything together four weeks before the July 6th race. FOUR. We started almost completely from scratch on the operations side - new team, new computers, new point of sale systems, new internet coverage...... We collected no registration fees, no previous sponsor monies, nothing. Long story short, I am invested in you guys. And I appreciate all of your support & input and ask you to stay invested in racing with me and this team. Every day I am selling - you can help me out with that if you want! As I said on RUSS - Revved Up Sports Show, I will offer a commission to anyone pointing me to a successful relationship or will put it towards a class purse of your choice. Packages are listed below. If there is a conflict of interests on anything presented to me I will let you know. Thanks, guys - please share with other racers. Watch for the new Oct 19th details to be released soon! Gina Schild Knowles (713) 907-0906 gina@txarp.com
  6. TSTRS Question

    I had a media person ask me what tracks in Texas would I recommend visiting on a road trip across Texas. And the question stumped me a little because I really do not know what tracks are still operating to recommend? (besides the ones close to me of course) Can you guys help me give them a good answer? Texas tracks dirt or asphalt, please. Is there a Facebook Page for this question as well that you may know of?
  7. Help me sell the track signage! I have new signs going up next race - I want to add some more to it! Here are two highlight videos that show track signs and some of the 'walk-in' signage. And don't forget - All the track signage gets talked about by Rodney our awesome Race MC during the race! When they buy the BIG THREE, they get the drive-in coverage, walk-in coverage and track coverage too. Additionally, if they give us stuff to throw into the audience we can make sure to plug them as BIG THREE track supporter! Pass a name along to me - I am cold calling this week and will include them. If I sell them, I will have a check for you for 10% of the selling price at the track OR additional $ on the class purse you choose. Gina (713) 907-0906 gina@txarp.com
  8. TSTRS - Car Counts

    Changed it. Sorry about that. Thank you Bobby!
  9. TSTRS - Car Counts

    I will double-check Bobby. I had (4) and one that did not start. I based my numbers off of starts.
  10. We have an event this weekend that I would love for racers & families to come too! We will have some TSTRS racers there helping us get some new faces in those stands! We are helping Phillips 66 kick off a year-long campaign to support children's literacy and to commit to reading to your family & friends. This is our first official event with one of our newest marketing partners! Here is a link to the page with some more info. If any other drivers would like to participate in future events with Read Strong All Year Long, shoot me an email. You will get some extra exposure for you and your sponsors at the events, links back to your racing pages if needed. https://www.cmhouston.org/readstrong Doors open at 10am and close at 4pm We will be in the FlowWorks section on the back patio through The Dragons & Fairies area. (I thought you guys would love that ) Parking is on the map below, green checkmark. Tickets are $12 for Adults & Children Seniors $11 and Military $10 Come out and help us kick off a great cause! The Children's Museum 1500 Binz Houston Tx 77004
  11. TSTRS - Car Counts

    I thought I would share car counts with you guys. Trending up, even with 2 back to back Holiday races! I am excited to see growth. I am working super hard on the Sept race, I hope to see everyone again! MAYBE it will be just a tad cooler? June 8th July 6th Aug 31st (T-STARS Series) (NEW TSTRSeries) TSTRSeries Super Stock 4 8 7 Outlaws 6 8 9 Pro Mod 10 8 13 Pro Truck 9 13 13 Eco Stock 7 14 8 Dwarfs 6 N/A N/A Legacy 14 12 13 NASkarts 9 14 9 **please note Bandos & Legends won't be racing with us until next year per Kenny Brown. We hope to see you then! I do welcome you to the track on race day to show some racing love! Gina (713) 907-0906 gina@txarp.com
  12. Hey guys! I want to start out by saying the comments, the participation, and efforts of all the racers, teams and family on getting things back on track and moving forward has been just awesome. It is truly what propels me forward. I cannot stress this enough, it is contagious and makes a huge impact on racing as a whole - dirt and asphalt! And while you are giving continuously, I need to ask for a little more help. As you know we are new guys, a new team. We are still putting the grease on, as the wheels start turning. We have a great team - I mean great! I should sell radio access to Brad Bush race directing. It would knock your socks off. That grace comes with a strong right hand, and he has that in Tiffany. That's for damn sure. Todd and JT can be put in any position at the track and be able to do it. And Denny in Tech, Jack..... - someone should total the years of experience in that one building alone. Mark Stevens has helped us keep the internet-connected so we can stay up and running, and that is a monumental FEAT. Wow. I feel like it is coming together, and am super excited at some things coming. However, there is something I need to get under control and need more help with. What I need from race teams is help keeping up with your passes you are paying for. I know this is a lot to manage, but it is even greater on our side. The radio calls I get from the front gate about people not having passes, or wondering why they have to pay or was told they get in free by someone they support....is off the charts. What results is a lot of people not paying, getting discounts or getting pissed off at the girls upfront. And then what results is I lose a good employee because of the frustration of the whole thing. We are going to offer early registration to all teams to help with this. But if you come to the track please bring your pit pass list and leave us a check or credit card info. If you want to pay for people coming out to watch you race, then we will have a list for that that people sign in on that will be added to the full tab. If there is a limit, tell us and we will cap it off. I am kind of disheartened how some underestimate the importance of paying for things right now. I ask you to please not take advantage of our growing pains, when we make an error on charging you please pay us correctly. If you rent a golf cart and we did not collect on it - please pay for it. If you hear someone say they somehow got in free and was not supposed to, pay us for them or give them crap about it. I am amazed at how many people claim to be someone they are not, to get a free pit pass. And then when that person comes up to collect their paid for pit pass, it takes extra time and results in lost revenue. Not to mention the stress it puts on the worker having to do it multiple times throughout the evening. Or having to ask for an ID for a dang pit pass. And if we make a mistake - tell us! We cannot get better if we do not know. There are new ways of doing things that we are evaluating so we can get you guys on the track as seamless as possible. Please help us with this process! Share ideas and thoughts with me - gina@tstrseries.com. If you want to prepay for anything, email my daughter, Taylor - taylor@tstrseries.com. Entry fees, pit passes, etc If it rains out, it will roll to the next race. If for some reason you cannot make it, you will get refunded or can apply it to the next race. For those of you racers who bring your list with a check or credit card, THANK YOU! Thank everyone for your patience and support! Let's get to racing! Next race Sept 28th Gina (713) 907-0906 gina@txarp.com
  13. Do any racers need their sponsor mentioned during your specific race this Saturday, August 31st? PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP - so we can get it to the RodMan, Rodney Rodriguez -- our fantastic announcer/Race MC! This is a good way to say THANK YOU to your sponsors - so shoot me an email or text or call letting me know your name (driver/team), your race class and your sponsor you want to thank! Thanks guys! See you Saturday!! ******OH and a quick reminder --- --- take some free time to walk to the fan concession stand in your race suit and say hello to people! If you are not thirsty, go use the concession stand bathrooms! Go get a $1 Can of Coke from Hannah & say hello to some fans!****** Gina Schild Knowles gina@txarp.com (713) 907-0906
  14. Weather is looking good - can't wait to see you guys at the track! I am looking forward to being able to focus on watching the show some this time. I will have some potential sponsors coming out to enjoy the evening if you see me with them be sure to say hello!
  15. Hey racers! We have an event this Sunday for some promotions to get some people out to the track next weekend! If you are in the area, please stop by and show some love! Let me know if you can come out and help hand out flyers! I still have room for someone to bring their race car or truck just let me know if you are interested. This Sunday, August 25 NOON - 4pm Extreme Offroad and Performance 20235-A Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77450 Let me know if you have any questions! Gina Schild Knowles (713) 907-0906