Thursday March 16 and Friday March 17
TX2K™ ROLL RACE NATIONALS AT ROYAL PURPLE RACEWAY (RPR)
For the fourth year in a row we are suspending the Road Racing event and in its place will be the fourth TX2K™ Roll Race Nationals! Royal Purple Raceway will be the home of the TX2K17™ Roll Race Nationals, TX2K17™ Night Meet and the TX2K17™ Drag Race event.
Royal Purple Raceway
2525 South FM 565, Baytown, TX 77523
DATES: Gates open at RPR Thursday, March 16th at 7:00 am and the event will be all day the 16th, finishing around 4:00 pm on Friday March 17th. Thursday will have us focusing on acclimation runs, grudge matches and starting to qualify for three classes.
NUMBER OF CARS: Number of cars will be limited to approximately 130.
COST: Price is $265 per car. This is non-refundable, however you can transfer an entry if your car cannot make it (subject to my approval – Peter Blach). Keep in mind that non-refundable means that if the weather ends up cancelling the event, there are no refunds. The $265 payment includes the drivers gate fee.
HOW DO YOU LOCK IN A SPOT: Click Here to Register
CAR RULES: In the spirit of the type of event TX2K has been for the past 15 years, we are looking for STREET CARS. That means no tubbed drag cars, no lexan only race cars, no fiber glass body race cars, etc… Also, skinnies will NOT be allowed, cars will need to run a DOT approved tire.
GATE FEE: Spectators will have 2 options on both Thursday and Friday: $20 per person per day for general admission, parking will be located in general spectator area (gates 3,4,5) OR $30 per person per day for VIP admission, parking will be within the RPR grounds (gate 1) and will include a wrist band that will get you special access to parts of the venue that will otherwise be off limits to those without the $30 pass. Special access will include access to the return road that goes along the length of the track, it will be closed during the roll race and open to sponsors and VIP admission holders. Special access will also include access to grandstands that will be sectioned off and at the finish line of the roll race event.
*All roll race participants will enter through gate 1. Their race fee will include their entry into Royal Purple Raceway.
STRUCTURE: Cars will qualify into one of three classes. The top 16 cars will be in the Unlimited bracket, the next 16 will be in the Super Sport bracket and the next 16 will be in the Sport bracket. Grudge matches (callouts) will be allowed as will test-n-tune runs. We will have a VHT tractor and a crew responsible for “prepping” the full 1,500 ft race distance.
AWARDS: The top two in all three classes will receive trophies and a cash payout.
HOW THE RACING WORKS: The cars will be paired up in the staging lanes. The cars will line up at the “start line” and leave upon being given the signal. Cars will have 400 ft to pace one another prior to getting to the “green zone”. Drivers will need to pair up next to one another at a target speed of 60-65 mph. The “green zone” will be lined with cones in the middle of the track and cones on the side wall of both lanes. These cones will stop at the end of the “green zone” and that last cone is the latest you may possibly see the green light turn on. Keep in mind that if two cars are in the “green zone” and are paired up close to one another, the green light may be triggered. When you see the green light turn on, GO! The stoplight, located in the middle of the track and up ahead, will be triggered manually by a starter that will be located up in the bleachers. If you pass the light and it hasn’t gone green then the run is aborted and cars will come back around and line up again. Cars will race for 1,500 ft and then pass over a finish line and have 2,200 feet to slow down before reaching the end of the track. Total length including pacing area, racing area and shutdown is 4,400 ft. That is more total distance than other similar events. *Of note, the full 1,500 ft of race distance will have VHT on it and will be maintained throughout both days of roll racing, as will the full green pacing zone. First car to the finish line wins.