Our Texas vs. Louisiana Shootout on November 12th was a great race even though the car count was low. There were more Texas cars than Louisiana but Louisiana showed the strength is not always in numbers. Louisiana had 2 cars in the final. Mel Stengel took the win with a 5.11 on a 5.10 dial over Jim Tilley that ran a 6.53 on a 6.49 dial. The results have been tallied.
TEXAS – 66 points
LOUISIANA – 332 points
Louisiana’s Flag will move above the Texas Flag on our flag pole.
New Qualifying & Elimination Start Times (due to cooler evening temps)
Gates Open: 12 pm
Racing Starts @ 1 pm till complete
Testing @ 1 pm to 1:30 pm
1st Qualifying @ 2 pm Sharp
Eliminations @ 4 pm
Children: $5.00 (5-12)
Test & Tune Racer: $25.00 race tires only
2014 Diaper Rule
In 2013 we lost many of our racers and spectators, during our races, due to clean-up time from oil downs. These oil downs cause a serious safety hazard for our drivers as well as the down time. After talking to several race tracks and careful consideration, we are implementing this new rule. We are in hopes this will help control our oil downs and have less down time.
Effective Date – March 1, 2014: Any vehicle that has race tires will be required to have an engine diaper or an engine containment device (belly pan). If you choose not to have one of these devices, and oil-down the track, there will be a $100 per half hour clean-up charge. If this charge is not paid the day of the oil-down you will be banned from the track until which time the charges are paid in full. If you have one of these devices and oil-down the track, there will not be clean-up charges.
We don’t have Engine Diapers for sale, in the office, at this time. You can get them at Gary Watson Racing in Beaumont (409) 842-3278
Please call us if you need leasing information or rental for private testing at (409) 276-1910.
We will be participating in the IHRA Summit Super Series Brackets for 2016. We will remain an IHRA sanctioned track, so applicable safety rules will still be enforced.
We really appreciate all the loyal racers, spectators, track sponsors, as well as race sponsors that stepped up and helped with some of the payouts on special events in the past.
Ben Bruce Memorial Airpark Raceway