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Event Coverage Texas State Championships 2011

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  1. Texas Smoker
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    2011 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Nostalgia Drag Racing, Hot Rod Show, Swap Meet, Vendor Midway, Live Music, and Nitro Cacklefest




    BIG-TIME OLD-TIME DRAG RACING!!!

    SATURDAY - OCTOBER 22ND, 2011


    SAN ANTONIO RACEWAY - MARION, TX
    (between San Antonio & Seguin on Interstate 10)

    Come out for the largest gathering of Traditional drag cars in Texas!

    The Texas State Championship Race is headlined by the Season Finale of the three fastest Fuel Drag Racing Circuits in Texas: the Outlaw Fuel Altered Association, the Texas Blown Fuel Association, and the Southwest Jr Fuel Dragster Association.


    There will also be a dozen drag racing classes for classic Gassers, Super Stockers, and Street-Driven Traditional Hot Rods & Customs.


    Just added for 2011, a Flathead Eliminator for all non-OHV racers!

    As if that’s not enough, you’ll also see Front Engine Top Fuel Dragsters and vintage Nitro-Burning Funny Cars.

    See the Nitro Cacklefest, with famous history-making Texas racers. They are the Living Legends of Drag Racing, and will fire off their classic racers with a traditional old-time push start down the track at San Antonio Raceway.


    Hot Rod Show. The Gear Grinders Car Club of San Antonio are hosting the Car Show at the Texas State Championships, with a pack of pre-'72 Hot Rods, Customs, & Muscle Cars on display.


    SWAP MEET: The Gear Grinders are also hosting the Auto Parts Swap Meet with acres of space available.

    Gates open at 8am.


    Move-In & Setup from 8am-10am for racers, car show, swap meet, and vendors.


    Vendor Midway, Car Show, and Swap Meet open at 10am


    Racetrack opens with Time Trials and Qualifying beginning at Noon.


    Cacklefest and Life Time Achievement Award presentation at 5pm


    Final Eliminations begin at 6pm


    Spectator Admission $20 (Kids Under 12 are FREE)
    Tech Card to Race $20
    Car Show Registration - $20
    Swap Meet Registration $20 (per 12x20 space)
    Vendors $150
    Pay at the gate, no pre-registration!
    We have ACRES of room to accommodate everyone!

    Hotels are available nearby in Seguin & New Braunfels.



    Television Commercial (Run Statewide)

    VISIT WWW.TEXASTIMING.COM FOR MORE EVENT INFORMATION
     

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    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  2. roadster-racer
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    What will the 2011 Texas State Championship Race be like? Well, here are the reactions of a group of fellow HAMB'ers following last year's race that might give you a good idea:


    What a day! Lots of incredible things to see, stands were full, racing was intense!


    - Maxcackle


    Thanks to Ed Miller and the TTA crew...we had a great weekend with a lot of friends …What a nice track and friendly staff. …Thanks again for creating a venue for all the "real racers" mixed in with "our old timey Little River kind of cars".. We'll be back[​IMG]!!! Whooo Hoooo!!!!


    – Skot


    Yep, we gotta support all the local events that want us there!!! It was a great time… and an awesome track!!!! We will definitely be back next year.


    - Rusty


    I really enjoyed it. I love Day of the Drags, but it's like having only one bookend. I think this event completes the set.



    – Scottybaccus


    Got there early, stayed late, and had a great time! That was the highest quality drag racing I've seen in a long time. The members of the TTA and other clubs and organizations that put it on can be proud of themselves. Congratulations. Thanks for putting on a great show. We will be there next year.



    – Thom Mead


    Great race!! Well worth the 1260-mile round trip from Bella Vista, Arkansas!!



    – OldTopGasser


    Had a great time there! Glad to see all my long distance friends!



    – Dirty2


    As a vendor, there was no BS from you or your team, and after doing shows for 30+ years it is a joy to work with people who let you go do yo thang instead of powerplaying. Man, that was a fun event and.…had a real Blast! Saw lots of friends and customers from way back and I still heard cars running at midnite! Let's do it again, and mo wheelies!



    - MikeysPinstriping


    Nice to get to run my non-HAMB friendly car with friends. As a suggestion, Ed, please start the racing earlier or make this a two day race. Us old folks get a little cranky after our bed time.



    – Junior Stock


    It was a great event for the first one in San Antonio, and it's great that it will be back in 2011!



    – Kenneth S


    What a great time! Good to see everyone, and glad to see so many familiar faces make the trip to San Antonio!


    – ChevyRat
     
  3. JAX42
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    Had a GREAT time last year and will be there this year.
     
  4. Rusty
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    a must do event!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  5. fifTsix
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    from TEXAS

  6. humpie
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    we plan to be there with the quarter pounding anglia
     
  7. Plan on it with the Coupe !
     
  8. Kenneth S
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    I'll be there for sure! Who else?????




    Donnie Anderson
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  9. moter
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    Sounds like a great time! Question.. "There will also be a dozen drag racing classes for classic Gassers, Super Stockers, and Street-Driven Traditional Hot Rods & Customs." Will they run heads up or index?
     
  10. roadster-racer
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    Heads up or Index? Both. All classes except for Bracket Eliminator run heads up, but they will run heads up on one of a dozen different indexes that will pair up cars that run similar ET's so we have close races that are fair for everybody. In addition to running whatever Index category you want to run, you can also run Bracket, and, if you get beaten in Bracket, you can buy back in. Lotsa chances to race!
     
  11. moter
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    Do you have a list of what the indexs are for each class? Just trying to fiqure out ahead of time what class I could be in. Thanks
     
  12. roadster-racer
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    Go to the bottom of the page of the first post on this thread and follow the link to the TSC-11 E-flyer that provides the answers to each and every question.
     
  13. Kenneth S
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    For those that don't have MS Word on their computer.

    Index classes for racing:
    Super Eliminator S/E 8.90
    Competition Eliminator C/E 9.50
    Modified Eliminator Mod/E 10.10
    Middle Eliminator Mid/E 10.80
    Junior Eliminator J/E 11.40
    Little Eliminator L/E 12.00
    Modified Hot Rod Eliminator MHR/E 12.60
    Hot Rod Eliminator HR/E 13.20
    Junior Hot Rod Eliminator JHR/E 13.80
    Street Eliminator St/E 14.40
    Junior Street Eliminator JSt/E 15.00
    Eliminator F/E (no OHV’s)
    Bracket Eliminator (NO ELECTRONICS) B/E ’72 and earlier
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011
  14. 55 on bags
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  15. 1968FED
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    Will be there with the FED running with the Southwest Jr. Fuel Association.
     
  16. Will there be any payout for the lower classes? Just wondering, haven't seen it posted.Any money is better than no money. Everyone that participates has travel and fuel costs to reckon with. What is the cutoff on class payout? Looks like this might get busy.
     
  17. Texas Smoker
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    <style> <!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-generic-font-family:auto; mso-font-pitch:variable; mso-font-signature:3 0 0 0 1 0;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-unhide:no; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} .MsoChpDefault {mso-style-type:export-only; mso-default-props:yes; font-size:10.0pt; mso-ansi-font-size:10.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;} @page WordSection1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.WordSection1 {page:WordSection1;} --> </style> This is a traditional drag race, and just like back in the olden days, we run for a chance to win lifetime bragging rights to having beaten the best at the Texas State Championship Race, but not for cash. This year, winners get a really nice wooden trophy and receive a $100 gift certificate from Alamo Hot Rod Parts.

    There’s not even a payout for the upper classes. Ask Donnie Anderson how much he got for winning Top Fuel last year. Nada. Check out the Day of the Drags at Little River, the Nostalgia Nationals at Yellowbelly, and the Texas Thaw at Denton and you’ll find the same situation: current production expenses preclude any significant cash payout to the winners of the dozen or so classes in the race. It’s just Economics 101.

    The tracks trying to increase their draw by paying out money are the ones going out of business. Ask around. Tulsa Raceway Park paid out all it could, is now broke after 42 years, and shuts its gates forever later this month. Shreveport may be faltering. Memphis seems to be on the skids.

    Having said all that, Texas Timing Association will introduce Texas Nostalgia Thunder next year -- a two-day race over the weekend of May 5<sup>th</sup> at San Antonio Raceway. We are planning to accommodate those who would like to race for money at that event by holding a $1,000 Bracket Shootout on Friday night, financed by the racers’ entry fees. You would be most welcome to try winning yourself a nice chunk of loot at that one.
     
  18. Rebel 1
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    I see that the gates open at 8am and the time trials start at noon. Will there be any grudge matches or racing prior to the noon time trails? (Like they do at the other events listed above)
     
  19. Slonaker
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    Does the $20 car show fee include entrance to everything else?

    Slonaker
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
  20. scottybaccus
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    I booked my room this weekend. My wife insisted!!!

    See you soon.
     
  21. roadster-racer
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    Answers to recent questions:

    Because there is interest in it, yes, we will begin time trials at 11 AM and move the first round of the fuel cars back to 2 PM to give the traditional hot rodders plenty of time to run time trials or grudge matches before the fuel qualifying begins. There will be two more periods of time trials for the eliminator index cars during the afternoon.

    Sorry, the $20 fee to enter your car in the car show does not also include the admission ccharge at the front gate. Only the higher vendor fee includes an admission. Once you're in the gate, though, you can see everything else for no additional charge.

    Have final confirmation now of Fuel Funny Cars, Top Fuel Dragsters, and at least one Top Fuel Harley coming to the Texas State Championship, along with competitors for the new Flathead Eliminator coming from as far away as Virginia. We've got famed drag race writer/photographer Bob McClurg flying in from Hawaii for the race. Expect a great show, folks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
  22. Rebel 1
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  23. Texas Smoker. Thanks for the response. I attended all the events you mentioned and we won't beat heads but you stand corrected on limited payouts at two of those races. Nuff said. Its all about management.
    So whatever to make it happen works for me.
    I race to be racing like most others do. Bragging rights , you bet. I'm in.,
    I'll get more info on the other race whenever I see you at the track.
    Are we able to stay at the track Friday night?
    Thanks, H Rat
     
  24. Texas Smoker
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    H Rat, you will be able to stay at the track Friday night. However, the track will want $10 for Friday night at the gate, plus the $20 to be there on Saturday. You can even stay over Saturday night if you want, at no charge, but we'll be clearing everyone out by 10am Sunday morning.
     
  25. T Smoker; Thanks for the info.May stay both nights:D Sounds like just a bunch of fun to me. Thats why we get up in the morning.
    Later, H Rat
     
  26. Texas Smoker
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    Anticipating the need for up-to-date info, here's the current timetable for the 2011 Texas State Championships!

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    Schedule for the Texas State Championship Race at San Antonio Raceway October 22, 2011
    8 AM: Gates open
    8:00-10:00 Set up for car show, swap meet and vendors
    10:00 AM Car show, swap meet and vendors open
    11:00 AM: Track opens for time trials
    2:00 PM: 1st round Qualifying SWJFA
    2:30 PM: 1st round Qualifying TBFA
    3:00 PM: 1st round Qualifying OFAA
    3:30 PM: Time trials continue
    4:00 PM: 2nd round Qualifying SWJFA
    4:30 PM: 2nd round Qualifying TBFA
    5:00 PM: 2nd round Qualifying OFAA
    5:30 PM: Time Trials continue
    6:00 PM: 1st round Eliminations SWJFA
    6:30 PM: 1st round Eliminations TBFA
    7:00 PM: Cacklefest and Awards ceremony
    7:30 PM: 2<sup>nd</sup> round Eliminations SWJFA
    7:45 PM: 1st round Eliminations OFAA
    8:15 PM: Eliminations begin for Index Classes
    9:15 PM: 3rd round Eliminations SWJFA
    9:30 PM: 2<sup>nd</sup> round Eliminations TBFA
    9:45 PM: Eliminations continue for Index Classes
    11:00 PM: Final round Eliminations SWJFA
    11:15 PM: Final round Eliminations TBFA
    11:30 PM: Final round Eliminations OFAA
    11:45 PM: Eliminations continue for Index Classes if needed

    n Open Time Trials 11:00 – 2:00
    3:30 – 4:00
    5:30 – 6:00
     
  27. Texas Smoker
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    Kenneth,

    Please add the words (NO ELECTRONICS) after '72 and earlier in the Bracket Eliminator class. I have posted a new E-Flyer with it as well.

    Thanks, buddy,
    Texas Smoker
     
  28. Texas Smoker
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    Okey dokey, it seems that the TSC 2011 E-Flyer has been revised once again. it is available on the first page of this thread. Reason: Addition of NO ELECTRONICS to the Bracket Eliminator class, '72 and earlier.
     
  29. HOT ROD BILL
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    Just checking cost, I know Friday night is not your deal.
    Run friday $20
    Camp friday $10
    Run saturday $20 at the gate and $20 to race for index with bracket included free
    Not sure if I have this correct.
     

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