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Welcome to Texas - Road Course / Auto-X Track starter kit

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  1. Eric_H

    Eric_H Rookie

    Apr 24, 2020
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    Welcome to Texas - Road Course / Auto-X Track starter kit

    I am pasting this from an email I put together for a Ferrari friend coming to Texas. Figured I put in the work so I thought posting would help fellow driving enthusiasts with an itch to get their car on the track where it belongs!

    Some of the clubs in Texas to drive with, on their websites you will often find the information about the local tracks. Some just do HPDEs at this time (fun track days, no time trials, coaching/instruction) -- http://thedriversedge.net
    http://www.apexdrivingacademy.com
    http://www.edgeaddicts.com
    NASA: http://www.nasatx.com (HPDE/TimeTrial/Races)
    PDS: http://www.racewrl.com/about-pds (HPDE/TimeTrial/Races)

    For two auto-x clubs check out: http://www.autocross.com
    http://www.dfwautocross.com

    There is also a lot of PCA and BMWCA and of course SCCA stuff in our area... https://www.bmwcca.org/chapter/lone-s...
    http://mav.pca.org
    https://www.scca.com/pages/find-your-fun

    Here are the tracks, many have their own "drivers days" also, check out their websites or call them for opportunities to drive their tracks: http://motorsportranch.com
    http://www.eaglescanyon.com
    http://harrishillroad.com
    http://msrhouston.com
    http://circuitoftheamericas.com
    Just outside of Texas: http://www.hallettracing.net
    http://www.nolamotor.com

    That will get you started, hope that helps!! Welcome to Texas!

    I have some track video of my own if you want to see some of the tracks I mention:
    Automotive Playlist: https://youtube.com/channel/UCZMx07yh3v1_Oi0b0_7weoA
     
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  3. FerrariTexas

    FerrariTexas Karting

    Aug 31, 2009
    66
    Austin
    This is excellent info. Thanks for posting!
     
  4. FerrariTexas

    FerrariTexas Karting

    Aug 31, 2009
    66
    Austin

    You
    should add the Big Bend Open Road Race to your list:

    https://www.bborr.com/

    we did this about 15 years ago and it was really fun, with great people.

    It’s hard to believe they are still letting it happen. Do it while you can!
     
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  5. QSA

    QSA Karting
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    Jun 3, 2011
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    Kingwood, TX
    Full Name:
    Quinn
    Been on my bucket list to do this for years. Need to pull the trigger.
     
  6. Eric_H

    Eric_H Rookie

    Apr 24, 2020
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    #5 Eric_H, Oct 18, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
    There have been some updates since I created that original email above...

    Eagle's Canyon (ECR) - Decatur, Texas -
    They finally totally re-poured the entire track and the full track (now 2.7mi vs the original 2.5mi) reopened. I was there first on 11/24/19 for four 15min HPDE sessions - a lot to learn with this new config. Do not assume the section that is still like the old config is 100% unchanged!

    Wow, I love the track. Way better then when I drove it last in 2012 when it was already falling apart. Back then they tried to fix it but concrete was coming up so bad in chunks that it would have totaled my car. Now the track is glass smooth and beautiful again and I like the new config much better than the original one. Everyone needs to get out there and get some rubber down on the track to increase its grip! This track deserves a re-visit if you have not been there after the Nov 2019 reopening. Keep safe out there!

    Harris Hill Road (H2R) - San Marcos, Texas -
    Has now also been TOTALLY resurfaced! I have yet to revisit but I thought it was a fun track but the back straight was horribly bumpy. Not anymore! I look forward to going back.

    I did not mention previously but for historical reasons wanted to note that I am sad to say that TWS has closed permanently and rumored Bluebonnet will not be built.

    My Vids
     
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