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  1. For immediate release: TSTRS Public Relations Contact: Gina Schild-Knowles Tel: 713-907-0906 Flyovers now a part of NASCAR Houston's Race Day Program Race fans who love Vintage airplanes will be big winners in 2020 HOUSTON, Texas (May 22, 2020) — Calling all gearheads! It's no secret that most of us who love the all-out assault on the senses provided by short track auto racing (sights, sounds and smells) also love anything with an engine. That's right, we're 'gearheads' – and we make no attempt to hide it. One popular category of interest among race fans and gearheads is vintage airplanes, and fans in the greater Houston area will get to see lots of them this year. As they did on Sat., May 9, members of the Commemorative Air Force - Houston Wing will do Flyovers over Houston Motorsports Park. “We know race fans love anything with an engine, and these vintage planes are absolutely beautiful,” Texas Short Track Racing Series/NASCAR Houston General Manager Gina Schild-Knowles said. “We will be working with the CAF – Houston Wing this year to arrange the Flyovers and we will make some appearances at their events, as well. The crossover between groups should be sizable.” Schild-Knowles says in addition to entertaining her race fans, there's a lot more to this picture. That “Flight To the Finish” flyover on Saturday, May 9, created a buzz in Houston and ignited a plan for more. “One of our goals with this program is to promote the gearhead mentality and cultivate interest in our sport among today's youth. The guys who own and fly these vintage planes are just like our racers and fans; passionate about what they do, and wanting to attract younger fans for the future.” Sam Bulger is the Special Events Coordinator for the Commemorative Air Force - Houston Wing. He works with CAF members who own vintage aircraft to cultivate interest in flying history. “We're always looking to generate interest in vintage planes and flying history among younger adults,” Bulger said. “Our enthusiast group is aging, as it is with stock car racing. So our members love to get out there and interact with the public. They love to teach folks about these beautiful old planes.” Bulger says the possibilities of this joint venture are endless when it comes to drawing fans. “We're hoping the flyovers can catch the eyes of race fans both young and old,” he added. “We'd like them to take an interest in our group, and many of our people also love auto racing. I know how hard Gina is working to promote her Texas Short Track Racing Series, and this deal can help her out while fueling interest in what we do, as well. I think it's a win-win for both parties.” About Texas Short Track Racing Series/NASCAR Houston The Texas Short Track Racing Series is an asphalt oval racing series based in Houston, Texas, competing at Houston Motorsports Park. Texas Asphalt Racing Promotions, LLC, manages advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the series. To learn more, follow the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nascarhouston. Fans who love NASCAR and short tracks should also bookmark www.NASCARHouston.com to stay abreast of the latest news as it happens. About Houston Motorsports Park Houston Motorsports Park is an auto racing complex that includes a 3/8 mile NASCAR-sanctioned paved oval and an NHRA-sanctioned 1/8 mile drag strip. For more information, please go to www.houstonmotorsportspark.com. About the Commemorative Air Force The Houston Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is an organization that educates, inspires, and honors America's World War II past through the use of vintage trainer aircraft and a museum full of artifacts. These airplanes and artifacts tell the story of war 'From the Home Front' as America prepared for battle. The Houston Wing also conducts STEM activities to educate the current generation about the progress of aviation technology. Follow them on Faceboook at CAF-Houstonwing or visit their Website at www.houstonwing.org
  2. For immediate release: TSTRS Public Relations Contact: Gina Schild-Knowles Tel: 713-907-0906 Houston Motorsports Park owner Dean Baker excited about Oval track future Texas Short Track Racing Series doing well under Schild-Knowles reign HOUSTON, Texas (May 8, 2020) — While many people may identify the famed Houston Motorsports Park with drag racing, there's a whole lot more going on within the friendly confines of Dean Baker's wonderful facility. Texas Short Track Racing Series (TSTRS) General Manager Gina Schild-Knowles has been working hard to put the oval track on the map, keeping the last active asphalt short track in Texas thriving. Her alliance with Baker adds stability to what she's doing, and Baker loves the outlook. “I'm behind what Gina is doing at the oval track all the way,” Baker said. “She comes from a racing family, really knows the sport and has a strong background in marketing and promotions. It isn't easy to do what she's doing; to attract new sponsors, draw new race teams and grow the fan base.” As interest in the oval program has grown, so has brand identity for HMP itself. When Schild-Knowles announced the weekly NASCAR sanction for this season, it added even more credibility to her oval program. As part of NASCAR's Weekly Racing Series, the added value will be clearly visible. “I've seen the hard work she's putting in to prepare for this delayed season,” Baker added. “She is thinking about the future, and so am I. It's a nice feeling to have somebody running the oval who has the passion, skills and dedication to make a go of it. I think the TSTRS is in good hands with Gina.” For Schild-Knowles, the delayed start due to the global COVID-19 pandemic has meant more work restructuring the schedule, communicating with racers and studying local guidelines. Yet she's full of optimism as we draw closer to the second practice session on May 16 and first race on June 20. “I'm so glad to have Dean's support as we work to prepare for our new season,” Schild-Knowles said. “He sees the value in building a solid fan base for the oval, which helps the overall facility. I want all of our race teams and marketing partners to know that we have an eye on the future here.” There is still work to do before the first green flag of the season waves, yet with Baker's support and her burning desire to succeed, Schild-Knowles isn't letting off the gas any time soon. “I just know after all of this frustration, the delays and setbacks, we're still in for a very special season of racing with the Texas Short Track Racing Series,” she said. “I've had this feeling for a long while, and I truly believe our future is very bright here at Houston Motorsports Park. I'm very excited.” About Texas Short Track Racing Series The Texas Short Track Racing Series is an asphalt oval racing series based in Houston, Texas, competing at Houston Motorsports Park. Texas Asphalt Racing Promotions, LLC, manages advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the series. To learn more, follow the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nascarhouston. Fans who love NASCAR and short tracks should also bookmark www.NASCARHouston.com to stay abreast of the latest news as it happens. About Houston Motorsports Park Houston Motorsports Park is an auto racing complex that includes a 3/8 mile NASCAR-sanctioned paved oval and an NHRA-sanctioned 1/8 mile drag strip. For more information, please go to www.houstonmotorsportspark.com.
  3. For immediate release: TSTRS Public Relations Contact: Gina Schild-Knowles Tel: 713-907-0906 Schild-Knowles updates racers, plans for 2020 season moving forward at HMP Asphalt oval racing will return to south Texas after COVID-19 crisis HOUSTON, Texas (Apr. 20, 2020) — As the nation's current stay-at-home mandate affect our daily lives and have put life as we once knew it on hold, one Texas short track promoter is reaching out to her racers to offer words of encouragement and explain what happens after the 'All Clear' sounds. Houston Motorsports Park (HMP) oval track promoter and Texas Short Track Racing Series (TSTRS) general manager Gina Schild-Knowles knows what racers across south Texas are feeling in strange times. “I don't want our racers to lose faith or any momentum they carried from last year,” Schild-Knowles said on a video message posted on YouTube. “We all just need to do what we need to do to stay safe. The better we all are at adhering to social distancing guidelines, the sooner we'll all be back at the race track.” Schild-Knowles says the key to making it through this crisis is a thing called communication. “I want our racers to reach out to one another during these tough times,” she added. “If you know of somebody who needs some help in the shop or a few tools, try to lend a helping hand. We're all in this deal together; and together – we'll all get through it. I understand it isn't easy to ask for help.” When it comes down to the 2020 schedule itself, Schild-Knowles says there have been changes. “I have no plans to shorten the season, but I have had to restructure the event schedule a bit,” she explained. “And since this virus situation is changing almost day-by-day, I can't honestly put a specific date on when we'll reopen. Yet we still plan to complete the same number of races we had planned. “We might be racing in August now, which we hadn't planned on doing at first. We will probably be racing twice a month, consistently through October. I do not plan to race at all in November, I don't want to interfere with plans for the Snowball Derby or for our deer hunters.” While some in the industry think we'll get that 'All Clear' bell soon, some have reservations. “NASCAR's date to go back racing as of now is May 3,” Schild-Knowles said. “That applies to us, since we're NASCAR sanctioned now. I have a feeling that will be pushed back, but we all just need to focus on the positive right now. When the danger to public health has passed, we'll go back racing.” As a wise promoter with racing in her blood (her father, Larry Schild and uncle, Jerry Schild were both racers), Schild-Knowles says racers can actually use this down time to their advantage. “For now, just focus on that car you're building,” she told her racers. “You have extra time to find that speed, that little extra something you never had time for before now. Use this time to be more prepared for when we do get the 'All Clear,' and it will pay off in the end.” About Texas Short Track Racing Series The Texas Short Track Racing Series is an asphalt oval racing series based in Houston, Texas, competing at Houston Motorsports Park. Texas Asphalt Racing Promotions, LLC, manages advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the series. To learn more, follow the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/texasshorttrackracing/. Fans who love NASCAR and short tracks should also bookmark www.NASCARHouston.com to stay abreast of the latest news as it happens. About Houston Motorsports Park Houston Motorsports Park is an auto racing complex that includes a 3/8-mile NASCAR-sanctioned paved oval and an NHRA-sanctioned 1/8-mile drag strip. For more information, please go to www.houstonmotorsportspark.com.
  4. I am selling my Street Stock race car. It is a very fast car that qualified number 1 in Houston the last race. Always super fast. It will come with shocks and current set up. This price does not include the engine. Transmission, or seat. Just install your drivetrain and go win some races.
  5. RUSS Tuesday June 11th 6:30pm central! Go to the RUSS FB page https://www.facebook.com/RevvedUpSportsShow/ Live OR RevvedUpSportsShow.com Your source for racing and motorsports news and conversation. 6:45p HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT changes at Houston Motorsports Park for asphalt racing in Texas and you hear them here first! We will help answer any questions as much as possible as the show progresses. #RealRaceTalk
  6. 5-28-2017 Texas Asphalt Racing Series Press Release – Eco Stocks added to classes racing July 8th in the Texas Asphalt Racing Series Liberty Bell 200 at Houston Motorsports Park The Texas Asphalt Racing Series and Raymond Delahoussaye are proud to announce the addition of the Eco Stocks to the racing program for the Liberty Bell 200 race to be run at Houston Motorsports Park on July 8th, 2017. With so many classes vying for a spot on the racing program the Texas Asphalt Racing Series is allowing the classes who can bring a pre-registration of 15 or more cars by June 8th a spot on the schedule. Mike Mecum, an Eco Stock racer, stepped up to the challenge and began working with TARS management on what he needed to do to make sure his class will be racing on July 8th. Mike was able to get the more than the required amount of pre-registrations and made sure he hand delivered it all to Raymond Delahoussaye. The Eco Stocks have been a fan favorite at Houston Motorsports Park for years. Eco Stocks are domestic and import late model race cars that are fairly inexpensive for those who want to enter the sport of racing. The competition is tough in the Eco class and always makes for an entertaining race. The Texas Asphalt Racing Series appreciate the Eco Stocks support and look forward to watching them race at the Liberty Bell 200 on July 8th.
  7. ATTENTION RACERS!!!! We are still practicing this weekend at HMP. We plan on running the scoring system and to post those times to Race Monitor (if our internet works) so that you can follow your times on your phones. Saturday is Pro Late Models, Pro Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, and Outlaws. Sunday is all the other classes. The gates open at 8am and the track is hot at 9 am. Practice is from 9am-4pm. The cost is $200/car. PS - We will keep a close eye on the weather and will keep you updated.
  8. 5-4-2017 Texas Asphalt Racing Series Press Release - NASKARTS added to classes racing July 8th in the Texas Asphalt Racing Series Liberty Bell 200 at Houston Motorsports Park The Texas Asphalt Racing Series and Raymond Delahoussaye are proud to announce the addition of the NASKARTS to the racing program for the Liberty Bell 200 race to be run at Houston Motorsports Park on July 8th 2017. When the announcement was first made by Raymond Delahoussaye that he would be running two special racing events on July 8th and September 23rd the first to approach him about what it would take to get their series added as a support racing class for the events were the NASKART racers. They quickly met the minimum 15 car pre-registration criteria that is required to run as a support class in the July race. In addition, they are the first support class to be added to the racing event. The NASKARTS were quick to start their support of the revived racing program by showing up to the very first practice that was run at Houston Motorsports Park. Raymond Delahoussaye and the Texas Asphalt Racing Series staff appreciate the NASKARTS support and look forward to their always entertaining racing in July.
  9. Hello Racers and Fans, I am pleased to present the Houston Motorsports Park detailed Speedway schedule for 2015. We are proud to present an exciting group of events and special attractions for 2015. We will be racing the NASCAR Modifieds, the 360 Motorsports Trucks, the NASCAR Pro Stock Cars, the COKE EcoStocks, the NASCAR AMCAR Division, the Legends Cars and the Bandoleros. We will also have special visits from the Allison Legacy cars and the Dwarf Cars. HMP also plans some special events during the 2015 season, which will include TRAIN Racing, School Bus Racing and the Bump and Run cars. And Yes, you did see it right, the NASCAR Pro Stock Cars are returning to HMP as a full time division in 2015. So all of you Stock Car and Hobby Stock racers, lets get those cars ready for an exciting 2015. Stay tuned to www.lonestarspeedzone.com and www.racehmp.com for future updates. The Management Team at HMP is currently working on completing the rules packages for 2015. Our goal is to create a Fair but Flexible rules package so that anyone that would like to participate at HMP can come to this great facility to race and have fun. We hope to have 2015 rules ready by December 31st. Rules for the Trains, School Buses and Bump and Run classes will follow shortly thereafter. We are also excited to announce the return of the Texas Pro Late Models to HMP for a special event on May 16th. This will be a 100 Lap feature event that will pay $3500 to win and $750 to start for a 20 car field. In a joint event with Central Texas Speedway, if the same Driver Wins the HMP 100 on March 16th and the Central Texas Memorial Weekend Pro Late Model event on May 23rd, they will receive an additional $2500 bonus from the Promoters of HMP and CTS. (HMP will be using the CTS Pro Late Model Rules for the May 16th event) The Promoters of Houston Motorsports Park and Central Texas Speedway are dedicated to the growth of racing in South Central Texas. Our tracks do not have any conflicting events for 2015, so that racers can travel and enjoy the racing at either venue. Lets get those cars ready for an exciting 2015 at Houston Motorsports Park. See attached PDF Schedule Houston Motorsports Park 2015 Speedway Schedule.pdf
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