Drag Race Entry Fee (Registration will open in October/November, firm date to be released by mid September)

Price is $350 per car and includes entry for one registered car into the drag race portion of the event and allows the driver access to Houston Raceway for all 5 days of the event. This is NON-REFUNDABLE, however you can transfer an entry if your car cannot make it (subject to approval by Peter B. at peter@tx2k.com with DEADLINE to transfer being 2/1/23 – NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE DEADLINE, NO SELLING SPOTS PAST THE DEADLINE, NO SWAPPING DRIVERS/CARS PAST THE DEADLINE).  Keep in mind that non-refundable means that if the weather ends up cancelling the event, there are no refunds.

ATTIRE/SAFETY RULES

If you have a question please email peter@tx2k.com.


Drag Racing Classes

Exhibition Class 
This is an unregulated exhibition class for people who are simply coming to TX2K to run a record ET and/or MPH. The intent here is to have a class for shop cars, big build and high profile cars that are out to set records without running eliminations.  No coolant allowed (water only, no water wetter allowed). Engine pan OR engine diaper and transmission diaper required (diaper must provide full engine coverage, pan must have at least 2″ lip and liquid absorbent pad at bottom of pan).  Spots for this class will be limited and must be approved by Peter B.

To Register your car in the Exhibition class click here.

DCT Class (Three fields of 16 cars in eliminations) – Sportsman Tree
This class includes any car that comes with a DCT from the factory, it’s designed for Porsche 911 Turbo, McLaren, Huracan, R8, GTR, GT500. Full interior required (both front seats – can be aftermarket, carpet, dash, back seats – assuming they came that way from factory, functioning a/c, factory glass), exterior must have all body panels but carbon hood/roof/trunk are permitted, no mechanical fuel pumps allowed, no methanol fuel allowed, no nitrous allowed (no bottles allowed in any part of the car).  No turbo size/mounting restrictions (see below for GTR specific rules).

Tire rules:

Nissan GTR specific rules: Any stock location turbo kit, 58mm compressor inducer maximum, no methanol fuel allowed, no nitrous allowed, 15” min wheel size and 28” maximum tire size, slicks allowed. 3650lb with driver min weight requirement.  Engine pan OR engine diaper and transmission diaper required (diaper must provide full engine coverage, pan must have at least 2″ lip and liquid absorbent pad at bottom of pan).  No coolant allowed (water only, no water wetter allowed).

****We will qualify cars into three 16 car brackets as follows: ELITE will have the 16 quickest qualifiers, PRO will have qualifiers 17-32, and CHAMP will have qualifiers 33-48.
****ET Breakout rule – if a car goes 0.201 seconds or quicker than the number one qualifier ET, car will be automatically disqualified.  This rule applies to the PRO and CHAMP classes.

GTR 68 (One field of 16 cars in eliminations) – Sportsman Tree
Any stock location turbo kit, 68mm compressor inducer maximum, no nitrous allowed, 15” min wheel size and 28” maximum tire size allowed. 3550 lb with driver min weight requirement. Engine pan OR engine diaper and transmission diaper required (diaper must provide full engine coverage, pan must have at least 2″ lip and liquid absorbent pad at bottom of pan).  No coolant allowed (water only, no water wetter allowed).

GTR Unlimited (One field of 16 cars in eliminations) – Sportsman Tree
Any turbo kit allowed, no compressor inducer maximum, no min weight requirement.  Engine pan OR engine diaper and transmission diaper required (diaper must provide full engine coverage, pan must have at least 2″ lip and liquid absorbent pad at bottom of pan).  No coolant allowed (water only, no water wetter allowed).

2JZ Class (One field of 16 cars in eliminations) – PRO Tree
Rules are simple:
-2JZ powered
-Car must retain factory style front suspension, no wheelie bars
-275/60/15 or 28×10.5Wx15 max
-17″+ wheel can run any size drag radial

Engine pan or engine diaper required (diaper must provide full engine coverage, pan must have at least 2″ lip and liquid absorbent pad at bottom of pan).  No coolant allowed (water only, no water wetter allowed).

58 Shootout Class – (One field of 16 cars in eliminations) – PRO Tree
The rules will be very simple:

Street Car Class (Four fields of 16 cars in eliminations) – PRO Tree
This class can and should include GTRs, Vettes, Porsches, Vipers, Supras, Camaros, Mustangs, etc…any car is welcome to run in this class so long as the car meets the rules below:

  1. Must have present and current proof of registration, license plate and valid insurance as any street legal car would.  No full tube frame cars (back half or front half cars will be considered on a car by car basis).  No single piece front ends will be allowed.
  2. Headlights and brake lights must exist and be operational (one of each may be removed during competition for any reason after passing tech).
  3. Must be able to return from a pass on its own power under normal use (breaking and being towed back will not DQ if the car is able to be safely repaired).
  4. Functioning cooling system required.  No coolant allowed (water only, no water wetter allowed).
  5. Engine pan or engine diaper required diaper must provide full engine coverage, pan must have at least 2″ lip and liquid absorbent pad at bottom of pan).
  6. Must have a hood.  Cutout for turbo’s or blower is permitted.  Hood must cover the majority of the engine bay (TBD by tech – if you have questions, email at peter@tx2k.com for clarification) and must latch (doesn’t need to utilize OEM latch location or latches).
  7. Tires must be DOT approved (this includes the FRONT and the REAR tires):
    • Drag Radial or Bias Ply no larger than 28″ x 10.5″ or 275/60/15
    • Tire rule exception: any wheel size 17″ and greater may run up to a 355 wide tire.
    • Any car that has an h-pattern manual transmission may run a slick no larger than 28″ x 10.50W
  8. Minimum ET requirement of 8.499 to enter class, 20 days after registration opens, if the class isn’t filled (120 total spots), TX2K reserves the right to bump up the minimum ET requirement.

****At TX2K22, we will qualify cars into four 16 car brackets as follows:  ELITE will have the 16 quickest qualifiers, PRO will have qualifiers 17-32, CHAMP will have qualifiers 33-48 and SPORT will have qualifiers 49-64.
****ET Breakout rule – if a car goes 0.201 seconds or quicker than the number one qualifier ET, car will be automatically disqualified.  This rule applies only to the PRO, CHAMP and SPORT classes.

Stick Shift Challenge (Two fields of 16 cars in eliminations) – PRO Tree
The only rules we have are that you must run an H pattern factory based transmission, engine pan or engine diaper required (diaper must provide full engine coverage, pan must have at least 2″ lip and liquid absorbent pad at bottom of pan), no automatics allowed, any car make/model allowed, no full tube chassis cars allowed and no coolant allowed (water or water + water wetter only).  Minimum ET requirement of 8.499 to enter class, 20 days after registration opens, if the class isn’t filled (60 total spots), TX2K reserves the right to bump up the minimum ET requirement.

****We will to offer TWO Stick Shift Classes assuming we have at least 40 cars racing: ELITE and PRO.  ELITE will have the 16 quickest qualifiers and PRO will have qualifiers 17-32.

HeavyWEIGHT (class does not allow GTR’s or Mustang’s) –  PRO Tree
*Minimum weight 4000 w/ driver 1 power adder on motor
*Minimum weight 4300 w/ driver 2 power adders on motor
*MAXIMUM BALLAST WEIGHT IS 200 LBS.  Ballast must be secured and strapped during tech and during all runs.
*Must have a hood to run in the class.
*No coolant allowed (water only, no water wetter allowed).
*Engine pan or engine diaper required (diaper must provide full engine coverage, pan must have at least 2″ lip and liquid absorbent pad at bottom of pan).

*One power adder on the motor.
-Single turbocharger (88mm compressor limit)
-Twin turbos (72mm compressor limit)
-All motor + N2O allowed (N2O is the power adder on an all motor car)
-Any supercharger permitted.

*Two power adders on motor
-Single turbocharger (88mm compressor limit) with N2O.
-Twin turbos (72mm compressor limit) with N20.
-Supercharger/procharger.

*factory IRS, no 4 link or straight axle suspension, only factory chassis.  Factory straight axle trucks are permitted.

  1. Must have present and current proof of registration, license plate and valid insurance as any street legal car would.  No full tube frame cars (back half or front half cars will be considered on a car by car basis).  No single piece front ends will be allowed.
  2. Headlights and brake lights must exist and be operational.
  3. Must be able to return from a pass on it’s own power under normal use (breaking and being towed back will not DQ if the car is able to be safely repaired).
  4. Functioning cooling system required.
  5. No lexan windows allowed.
  6. Tires must be DOT approved (this includes the FRONT and the REAR tires): 30″ tire diameter maximum, any wheel size 17″ and greater may run up to a 355mm wide rear tire, drag radial only.

****Assuming we have 40 cars register, we will qualify cars into two 16 car brackets as follows:  ELITE will have the 16 quickest qualifiers and PRO will have qualifiers 17-32.
****ET Breakout rule – if a car goes 0.201 seconds or quicker than the number one qualifier ET, car will be automatically disqualified.  This rule applies only to the PRO class.

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Friday March 17 – Drag Race Qualifying

Saturday, March 18 – Drag Race Qualifying

Sunday, March 19 – Drag Race Eliminations

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