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Three of the big 4 in the books !


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With the conclusion of the Aaron Hudgeons Memorial three of the four South Texas tracks delivered with great racing! Friday night at Texana Raceway Park was quite a challenge after the cold front blew through. High 40's with gusty winds to boot made it tough on those who went. But the racing was great. Not quite the car count we had hoped for but those who showed were some of the best around! 35+ of Factory Stock and Sport mod put on an awesome weekend. Saturday night was about as opposite to Friday night as you could get. A bit of a chill in the air but no wind to speak of. The first ten laps of the Factory Stocks with Faulkner and Elasko running side by side with Ben Mikulencak and Dixon doing the same right behind them! And never touching each other! A major tip of the hat to the track prep crew. Several drivers praised how smooth the track was both nights and there was 3 and sometimes 4 wide racing both nights! For those who made all three events now we have 5 or 6 weeks to get to the Grand Finale , the South Texas Shootout in Corpus Christi. With $5000 to win $300 to start for Sportmods should bring in the best Texas has to offer. Put them on the wide very fast race track the excitement will be from start to finish. South Texas Speedway has come up with some unique ways of redraw in the past which adds to the fun. So far this will a topless event for Sportmods . We shall see if more cool stuff is down when the race procedures come out. So make sure and pencil in December 6 and 7 to be at South Texas Speedway in Corpus Christi to top off the 2019 South Texas racing season! You won't be disappointed!

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sure the weather  could not make that weekend .. jesse said that factory stock race was bad ace ….after blowing up   he got to  watch it from the pits ..sure the weather had something to do with car count .

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While not mentioned, the Street Stocks were also in Texana for the memorial race. However, car count was quite low...7 on Friday and 9 on Saturday. For those who keep up with street stock, it was no surprise that car count was low. A track decision was made to invite cars on a “bring your home track rules”. I think the intent was to INCREASE car count. However, there are area tracks which allow 400+ cubic inches, 4BBL carburetors, bigger tires, and bigger spoilers. Texana (and surrounding tracks) rules have a 360 ci limit, 500 cfm 2BBL, with 8” wheels and smaller tires, and 6” spoilers. So, many of the local supporters opted NOT race at such a disadvantage. The expense to ”adapt” in order to compete for ONE race didn’t make sense financially.

I applaud the “outside the box” thinking, but I think it kept a lot of local guys from coming, the ones that did participate watched a Houston area car coast to an easy win. Demonstrating the rules packages are far too different, in my opinion.

Again, love the thought process...but it probably needs a little tweaking in order to level the playing field.

 

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