Come Racing With Us, In Texas Or Virginia

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth
come racing with us in texas or virginia

It’s hard to believe that, about four and a half months since I broke nine bones and lost my favorite spleen, I’ve already run one wheel-to-wheel race, with several more to come in the next sixty days. Wouldn’t you like to come race with me and become famous? Maybe even win something? Would you like to compete at Texas World Speedway before it becomes a so-called community of so-called upscale homes? Or challenge the famous “Climbing Esses” at night in a BMW? Or be part of a Guinness World Record?

Sure you would.

Although June will mark the [s]utterly unimportant[/s] long-awaited of your humble author to NASA racing in his own car, I’m still making time in the next 90 days to race with other people. I’d like you to come race with me.

First opportunity: to run with Property Devaluation Racing and their brace of five-liter-Ford-powered Fox-bodies at Texas World Speedway June 14 and 15. This is a maiden voyage for the new “World Racing League”; it’s also sayonara for Texas World Speedway. Some of you will remember TWS as the venue of the fabled Firehawk 600, which led to the equally fabled shorthand for CART:

Cowards Aren’t Racing Today

But in either the T-bird or the Granada, you can test your personal mettle. Ever wanted to do 150mph nose-to-tail in Fox-bodies? Of course you did.

Next opportunity: driving with Crapcan at the Chump race at VIR, Aug 8-9. They’re fielding three cars — the BMW that Bark M. and I drove at CMP, a Nissan NX2000, and a biodiesel Golf. The bio-Golf will be part of an effort to set a Guinness World Record for distance over time in a biodiesel car. As in, Guinness has been notified and is participating in the monitoring of the event. You can drive in some or all of the cars.

If you want to race heads-up for real with great people, you couldn’t go wrong with either team. The Texas race will be epic (and dangerous, I’d suspect) the VIR race will be historic and hugely fun. Prices for seats on request to either team, but I’ll tell you this: you can’t even think about racing a single day in Spec Miata for what it would cost. What are you waiting for?

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  • Wmba Wmba on May 28, 2014

    Gee, thanks for the invite to injure myself. Thought the new TTAC pledge was to avoid racing and stories. But I suppose Sundays don't count.

    • Brenschluss Brenschluss on May 29, 2014

      I thought that policy was recalled when a majority said it was a stupid idea.

  • Hogie roll Hogie roll on May 29, 2014


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