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TSTRS - Advance Auto Parts Race Night Sept 28

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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












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Contact: Gina Schild Knowles, General Manager 

Texas Short Track Racing Series



Race Rainout for Saturday’s Advance Auto Parts Race Night at The Oval at Houston Motorsports Park

[Houston, TX, September 25, 2019] Due to a weekend forecast of 50% chance of rain at Weather.com, the Advance Auto Parts Race Night scheduled for this Saturday, September 28 is cancelled. 

Gina Schild Knowles, General Manager for the Texas Short Track Racing Series, says “Of course it’s a tough call when it comes to Houston weather. We wanted to give our fans and race teams as much notice as possible to adjust their plans, especially since the area is recovering from the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Imelda, and there’s a good chance more rain is on the way. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next asphalt race, Advance Auto Parts OctoberFast at The Oval at Houston Motorsports Park, Saturday, October 19 – just three weeks away!” 

Plan now to come out and enjoy a nice autumn night under the stars! This family-friendly event will feature eight racing classes, including: Pro Trucks, Pro Modifieds, Outlaws, Eco Stocks, NASKarts and Super Stocks, plus Allison Legacy, as well as a checkered flag giveaway, free face painting for the kids, and $2 Bud Light cans.

See all the action at 11620 N Lake Houston Pkwy, Saturday, October 19 - Gates open at 4pm; Heat races kick off at 5pm, Intermission and Features start at 7pm. 



About Texas Short Track Racing Series

The Texas Short Track Racing Series is an asphalt circle track racing series in Houston, Texas, competing at Houston Motorsports Park. Texas Asphalt Racing Promotions LLC manages advertising and sponsorship opportunities for the series. http://texasshorttrackracingseries.com



About Advance Auto Parts

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. Additional information about Advance can be found at http://www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.


About Houston Motorsports Park

Houston Motorsports Park is an auto racing complex featuring The NASCAR Oval, a 3/8 mile asphalt race track, and an NHRA 1/8 mile dragstrip. http://www.houstonmotorsportspark.com




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