Texas Mile October 2011


I flew back to TX to help pit crew my buddy's Arrington Powered R/T Challenger at the October 2011 Texas Mile event. He has gone a bit farther with his hot rode than I have, swapping out his Arrington 5.7 based 6.0 engine for a An Arrington 6.1 based 6.4. He had a goal of 180MPH, and ended up running a best of 186MPH hitting the speed limiter! DOH, our tuner corrected that little issue and now he's shooting for 190MH at the March 2012 TX Mile event. He currently holds the record for a Challenger in the standing mile.



This event is run on an air strip. You line up your car and from a dead stop accelerate for exactly one mile. Your speed at that one mile mark is recorded, so this event is all about horsepower. There was all manner of cars and bikes at the event from Lambos to Ferraris to Hayabusas to custom hot rods. The fast cars of the day were hopped up Ford GT supercars, Late Model Racecraft's Camaro, and NASCAR style race cars. The latter were running 240MPH - 245MPH!


Hit up my YouTube Channel for some good videos. Here are a couple of teasers:





Now for the pics:


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