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December 6, 2016


The Texas Mile Speeds to The Crossroads of South Texas in 2017
The Texas Mile Announces New Home at Victoria Regional Airport in Victoria, Texas

VICTORIA, TEXAS—The most recognized 1-Mile Top Speed Racing event in the world, The Texas Mile announced Tuesday morning it will establish its new home at Victoria Regional Airport in Victoria, Texas. The Texas Mile hosts over 220 of the fastest performance cars and motorcycles from across the United States to test their fastest speed in a 1 mile stretch. The bi-annual event will take place every March and October with the first event scheduled for March 24-26, 2017.

The Texas Mile welcomes amateur and professional car and motorcycle racers who all share the need for speed- without the fear of tickets or jail time! The Texas Mile was started in October 2003 by Julius (Jay) Matus, II and his wife, Shannon Matus, in Goliad, Texas with 35 participants and relatively no spectators. Over the last 14 years, the event now features over 220 participants and thousands of spectators in attendance. In recent years, the event has taken place at Chase Field Industrial Complex in Beeville, Texas and has brought over $1 million dollars to the local community each year with over 2,700 hotel room nights booked.

“We considered Victoria as the possible new site for The Texas Mile for several years,” said Jay Matus, CEO of The Texas Mile. “With a lot of hotel options and great family tourist attractions for our spectators, we think the time is perfect to move The Texas Mile here permanently,” he added.

“Victoria is very pleased to have such a well-known event like The Texas Mile move here, “said Joel Novosad, Director of the Victoria Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The event will bring hundreds of overnight visitors to Victoria and have significant economic impact for the community.”

For Participants and spectators, convenient amenities will be offered onsite such as local food trucks, merchandise, and shaded spectator viewing areas. Hotels, motels, RV parks, and quaint B&B’s around the Victoria area are excited to welcome racers and fans to make Victoria a comfortable home away from home for the extended weekend.

Event Location: Victoria Regional Airport, 609 Foster Field Dr. Victoria, Texas 77904
Event Date: March 24-26, 2017

Participant, Spectator, Equipment Contact: info@texasmile.net or (281) 303-1844
Media Relations, Sponsorship, Marketing Contact: marketing@texasmile.net or (832) 360-7725
Contact Information: info@texasmile.net or (281) 303-1844
Social Media: Facebook - www.facebook.com/TheTexasMile
Twitter: @TheTexasMile
Instagram: @TheTexasMile

Excessive Speed Required

March 23, 2016

The Texas Mile, Where The Fast Go Faster and Records are Set - April 1-3, 2016

HOUSTON, TEXAS— BEEVILLE, TX— The world famous Texas Mile, thunders once again at Chase Field Industrial Complex in Beeville, Texas on April 1-3, 2016. Over 250 racers will pilot exotic supercars, radical American muscle, European sports cars, screaming motorcycles, concept racecars, and a fast truck or two. No Speed Limit, No Speeding Tickets, and 1-mile of pure excitement, set the stage for amateurs and professional racers alike, with a strong common bond, the need for maximum speed! The Texas Mile, “Is what it is,” pure and simple; an all-out run from 0 to most a machine will give.

Texas Mile fans can proudly say, “The fastest car in Texas, is faster than any other.” Houston-area based M2K Motorsports, recorded 278.2 MPH, in their highly modified 2006 Ford GT, which is the current Texas Mile top-speed record has held by them since October of 2013. Even though M2K’s Ford GT is the undisputed, “King of Speed,” they are never satisfied with yesterday’s best, and will return this April 1-3. After months of planning, they are convinced, “This is the time,” and 278 MPH will be a thing of the past. Recently, a few ½-mile superstars have run well over 220 MPH, and feel confident in challenging MK2’s Ford GT, which ran 215.1 at the ½ mile mark on their record one-mile run. It remains to be seen if one of these new upstarts can run the full mile and upset a Texas horsepower hero. Spectators are in for an exciting weekend of top speed battles.

Other exciting news comes from Snappy Racing out of the Dallas area, who will attempt to reset a record they currently own, “World’s Fastest 5th Generation Camaro.” Even though Snappy Racing has built a new 2500 horsepower Camaro that should be ready for competition in October 2016, they are ready for all challengers with their familiar inferno orange convertible, and more power than ever before. Don’t miss this racing team attempt to break their own record and show competitors why they’re still the champs. Get up close and personal with drivers and crews to see under the hood of these wild rides and what makes them go so fast. A Texas Mile pass gets you in the pits to see all cars, crews, and drivers. Texas Mile participants are among the friendliest in motorsports, and spectators enjoy bringing the entire family. Spaces for campers are available for the weekend, and provide a front row seat to the most exciting 1-mile event in this country has to offer.

Do The Mile with style, and rent a golf cart to cover this amazing event from end to end, while enjoying an experience like no other, with onsite amenities including delicious food from local vendors, cool racing merchandise for all ages, and a luxury shaded club area located for viewing the action. All this with one pass, there’s no additional ticket charge to enjoy VIP treatment. Hotels, motels, RV parks, and a few hometown Bed and Breakfast locations around the Beeville area are welcoming racers and fans to South Texas for a day or an extended weekend.

Don’t let an incredible opportunity pass you, your family, and friends by. Come see some of the most exotic supercars and unbelievable racecars from all over the planet blast down a 1-Mile stretch of asphalt at astounding speeds. See the newest cars off the show room floor like Mustangs, Camaros, Cadillacs, Corvettes, Challengers, and Chargers, with drivers determined to “Run ‘em like they stole ‘em!” Check out our website at www.texasmile.net for a look at what’s to come. Find us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, to keep up with all the excitement before, during and after the event.

For The Texas Mile media related information, contact Jennifer Matus, 832-360-7725 or email marketing@texasmile.net. For information about being a participant or spectator, contact Ashley Flores, 281-303-1844 or email info@texasmile.net

Event Location: Chase Field Industrial Complex, 2745 Byrd St. Beeville, Texas 78102
Event Date: Friday - Saturday, April 1-3, 2016

Spectator Schedule: Friday 8AM- Dusk, Saturday 8 AM- Dusk, Sunday 8AM- 4PM
Spectator Tickets: Purchase at the gate- $25 per person for the entire weekend, Kids 12 and under are FREE
Spectator Information: Spectators can breing their own chairs, umbrellas, and coolers. There are shaded spectator viewing tents and concessions on site (No glass bottles allowed).
Contact Information: info@texasmile.net or (281) 303-1844
Social Media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheTexasMile
Twitter: @TheTexasMile
Instagram: @TheTexasMile

Stay Fully Charged at The Texas Mile

October 14, 2015

The Texas Mile is now an Official Dealer for Wearable Power- Go Puck

HOUSTON, TEXAS— The Texas Mile announced today they are now an official dealer for the wearable power solution, Go Puck. Go Pros and cell phones have advanced the way racers shoot video and stream live social media at The Texas Mile racing event; however, keeping the technology charged in the rural location has proven difficult at times.

Go Puck provides a hands free, portable solution to keeping batteries fully charged, including the capability to be mounted to a Go Pro camera or roll cage. With the battery capacity to charge a cell phone multiple times a day, Go Puck is the smart, quick solution to charging your batteries twice as fast as a wall outlet. The device has two USB outlets, super lightweight and features a rugged design- shock and vibration resistant.

Purchase your own Go Puck 5X Wearable Power device at the Merchandise tent at the upcoming October 23-25, 2015 Texas Mile event in Beeville, Texas. The Go Puck 5X will be available for $79.99

About The Texas Mile
The Texas Mile is a 1-Mile drag racing event started in October 2003 by J&S Matus Motorsports, Inc. For the past 12 years, participants have travelled from all edges of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to test themselves and push for their fastest speeds on the most challenging 1-mile track in the world. The bi-annual motorsports festival was created for the performance enthusiasts and welcomes motorcycles, performance street cars, race cars and land speed racers.
For more information, visit www.texasmile.net

About GO PUCK
GO PUCK is a USA based design and manufacturing company offering the only complete mobile power solution designed for active lifestyles by offering a system of solutions providing consumers, athletes, and professionals Mobile Freedom. Brought to you by the brain-trust behind Braille Batteries, the leaders in producing lithium-ion batteries for the elite auto racing industry, GO PUCK uses international-patented protected technology to produce modular, lightweight portable charger for mobile devices. With a unique mounting system to allow the power to mount to almost anything for backpacks to bicycles to roll cages, the GO PUCK is revolutionizing mountable and wearable power.
For more information, visit www.gopuck.com.

Announcement from The Texas Mile & U.S. Mile

June 29, 2015

Ashley Flores,
Director of Operations
 
Jennifer Matus,
Director of Marketing

The Texas Mile and The U.S. Mile say farewell to former Director of Operations, Jessica Reyna as she makes the decision to pursue other opportunities for herself. We wish her amazing blessings as she enters into this next chapter of her life. She worked diligently as part of the team that has prided itself to always "Deliver the Winning Experience."

Jessica brought into the team, one of her childhood friends, Ashley Flores. Ashley has been working our events for over 8 years. During the past couple of years, Ashley worked side-by-side with Jessica on a daily basis. Ashley now embarks on a new venture as she moves into the Director of Operations position. She will be in charge of participant and spectator customer care and serves as the event coordinator organizing the multitude of details that are required to host The Texas Mile, The Houston ½ Mile and the new Colorado Mile. She will also continue to lead our VP racing fuel sales and delivery. Ashley can be reached by phone 281-303-1844 and e-mail: Ashley@eventsprojects.com. She will also maintain the info@texasmile.net e-mail.

We also welcome a family member, Jennifer Matus, as the Director of Marketing. Jennifer is focused on our social media campaigns, working on promotional opportunities, media relations, merchandising and marketing efforts. Jennifer can be reached by phone at 832-360-7725 and e-mail Jennifer@eventsprojects.com.

Ashley and Jennifer will coordinate on all sponsorship opportunities.

We look forward to an amazing future and growth opportunities. Registration for The Colorado Mile is July 20, 2015 and the registration for The Texas Mile is on August 9, 2015. Contact Ashley and Jennifer for any of your event needs or interest.

J&S Matus Motorsports, Inc.
Pearland, Texas 77584

The Colorado Mile

June 11, 2015

Registration for The Colorado Mile is COMING SOON! Don't miss out on the 2015 Colorado Mile Inaugural Event!

www.coloradomile.net

The FIRST Bi-annual Colorado Mile will occur on September 4-6, 2015. Come join us for the Inaugural weekend and help kick-off The Mile Colorado style!

Registration for The Colorado Mile will open on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. CST.

In order to register you will need to login to your profile. Register EARLY as spots are limited. Past mile events have sold out within several hours. Once registration is sold out, we will open the waiting list. 

If you plan to register then you need to review and understand The U.S. Mile Rules, Regulations & Technical Specifications. It is the participant's responsibility to read and understand the rules before they register. We will not give refunds to people who do not pass tech.

Please review the appropriate tech form and make sure to print, fill it out, and bring it with you to the event.

**You can find the rules and the tech sheets on the website here.

In order to register you will need to have a profile set up on www.usmileracing.com. If you have a Texas Mile profile you can login to it on www.usmileracing.com and use it to register for The Colorado Mile.

Registration Fees:

Registration Cost is $425.00 for Saturday-Sunday or $525.00 for Friday-Sunday.
Registration includes unlimited runs. You can run as many times as you get in line.

Additional Driver/ Rider Cost $125.00 
(no passengers allowed, rider refers to motorcycle rider)

Waiting List Fee $425.00

Overnight Fee is $35.00 per night. 
(RVs, Travel trailers, Motorhomes acceptable only. NO TENT CAMPING ALLOWED ON PREMISES.) 

Preliminary Schedule
Tech & Registration- will take place on Thursday, September 3rd. Time to be determined.
Event Days: Friday-Sunday - Runs will start at 8:15 a.m. and go until Dusk.

Check out and like our U.S. Mile Facebook Page for updates.

Contact Information:
Jennifer Matus
jennifer@eventsprojects.com
281-303-1844

The Texas Mile

October, 2014

The Texas Mile will close out their 11th racing season at Chase Field in Beeville, Texas with an exciting three day event.

There are approximately 250 entries for the October Texas Mile with some the world’s fastest motorcycles and vehicles. Some will be attempting to achieve the new Texas Mile and World records during Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Amongst the large field are a number of well-known characters and vehicles.

M2K Motorsports, will be defending their 278.2mph record with driver Patrick O’Gorman. M2K’s 2006 Ford GT has held the mph record multiple times over the years. It is definitely a spectacular vehicle to witness.

M2K’s main competition for the record is Kelly Bise Racing, in his 2009 Corvette with an estimated 2000 horse power. This has been a long time rivalry between the two race teams. Should make for some exciting speeds.

Kelly Bise Racing is returning from a nearly devastating crash that ended the record holding 2000 Chevy Camaro. However, Bise is back with driver Joe Huneycutt, both of them attempting to set the new Corvette record that is currently held in Ohio by Hinson Motorsports. The current Texas Mile Corvette record is held by LaQuay Motorsports out of Port Lavaca, Texas. His speed is currently 216.3mph which was established in March 2013.

Hinson Motorsports is returning to the Texas Mile with their 2001 Corvette Z06 defending their Ohio record as well as attempting to stop Bise Racing and LaQuay Racing from besting their record as well as attempting to set a new Texas Mile Corvette record. This is setup to be an exciting Corvette battle of speed attempts.

Another highlight of the 2014 season is the entry of Mark Marquardt in his 2009 Cadillac CTS-V. His Cadillac is the first to hit 200mph in Texas Mile history. By the end of the March 2014 weekend his CTS-V had the record of 200.9mph. The Texas Mile has over 20 Cadillac’s signed up for the October Texas Mile. The Texas V-Club has always shown up in force with some of the fastest cars overall. This October event will also have a motorcycle celebrity attending. Rider Valerie Thompson was just inducted into the 200mph club at Bonneville in September 2014. Thompson will be riding her 2012 BMW and in the past has run 212mph at the Texas Mile.

Hussain Alsowaigh will also be attending with his 2008 Hayabusa. Hussain, in the past, has run a mind blowing 249.6mph at the Texas Mile. I’m sure his bike is prepared to go even faster this time.

There is going to be some really interesting competition out there this weekend. So sit back and enjoy.

PHI Cares Air Ambulance returning to The 2013 October Texas Mile event

October 14, 2013

PHI Cares Air Ambulance will be returning to The October Texas Mile event. PHI Air Medical is recognized for having among the industries finest, most compassionate professionals. Across the state, the organization has become a vital community-based asset that ensures a higher level of care to so many in need - whether they are transferred from a hospital or from the scene of an emergency.

As a participant in the Texas Mile, PHI is offering you a special group price. The membership is $40 and covers you and your family. So if you are not already a member of PHI, sign up today because $40 could save your life!

"There are many reasons for choosing to become a member with one of the world's most respected and safest air medical organizations. While none of us ever expect to be in a situation where we or a loved one will need to be transported via air ambulance, it is comforting to know that the only air ambulance company to be recognized with the Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award serves your community. More importantly, membership with PHI Air Medical will help ensure that this critical resource remains available to this community and families like yours."

When you become a member of the PHI Cares Membership Program, PHI will accept the insurance payment as 'payment in full' for any medically necessary transport - from a hospital to another hospital or from the scene of an emergency. As a member, when transported by PHI Air Medical, you will never have any out-of-pocket expenses for medically necessary transports.

If you are interested in becoming a member of PHI, please fill out this form: PHI Air Medical Application or go to the PHI website: www.phicares.com/applicationform.php. Please use "The Texas Mile 3129 " as the group name on the form and make sure to enter our special group rate of $40.

If you are mailing in your forms, please submit all forms and payments to the National PHI Office: 2800 N. 44th Street Suite 800 Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

The Texas Mile staff asks that you support The Texas Mile by helping to support PHI Cares Air Ambulance. You can find out more information about PHI Cares on their website: www.phicares.com .

Sincerly,
Jessica Reyna
J & S Matus Motorsports, Inc.
The Texas Mile
Director of Customer Experience
281-303-1844

Texas Mile Enthusiasts,
Join Us at the Texas Mile 10 Year Anniversary Dinner

September 24, 2013

We want everyone to come out and enjoy 10 Years with us so we are opening up ticket sales online for the Texas Mile's 10 Year Anniversary Dinner. We currently have 180+ people attending the dinner. We want everyone to join in on the fun alongside the Texas Mile Staff. Don't be the only one left out!
Let me convince you further by making your mouth water.....

Date: October 26th
Time: Doors Open at 7:00PM

Dinner Menu:

Succulent Boiled Shrimp
Perfectly Spiced Sausage
Soft Buttery Potatoes
Savory Buttered Corn
(If that didn't get you going.....I don't know what will! )

Drinks:

Your meal will come with Tea or Lemonade.
You can purchase alcoholic beverages on site at The Grand.
(Food and Alcohol with your favorite people, you can't say no to that!)

Dinner Location:

The Grand Dance Hall: 2461 Highway 59 E, Beeville, TX 78102
Map to The Grand Dance Hall

How to buy tickets: https://www.texasmile.net/profile.php?view=tsdp *

*Make sure to bring a copy of your receipt to the event.
You can pick up your tickets at The Texas Mile in the Registration tent.

This is your only chance to purchase tickets. Ticket sales will end on Monday October 7th, 2013.

The amount of tickets sold by October 7th will determine whether or not we will have any additional tickets for sale onsite at the event.

If you have any questions please contact Jessica at info@texasmile.net or 281-303-1844.

I can't wait to see all of you at The Texas Mile, where we encourage you to "Come Early, and Stay late!"

Jessica Reyna
281-303-1844
info@texamile.net

GEARHEAD FLICKS WILL BE COVERING THE OCTOBER 2013 TEXAS MILE

September 10, 2013

We're very excited to announce that GEARHEAD FLICKS will be covering the October 2013 Texas Mile!

Capturing the excitement of your top speed run is what these guys do best - sign up now to reserve your spot! There are limited spaces available so sign up today.

View details and sign up for your custom video at: www.GearheadFlicks.com

TOP SPEED 1-MILE RACING IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

(Houston, Texas: August 18, 2013: For Immediate Release)

The team of The Texas Mile that brought Top Speed 1-Mile Competitions to The Lone Star State will bring 1-Mile Racing to Houston in the Spring of 2014. Hennessey Performance is the Title Sponsor.

The folks of The Texas Mile will be conducting The Houston Mile events through its sister company, The U.S. Mile. It will be run with the same “heart and soul” and participant and fan focused values that this team has established over the past 10-years in Texas.

“The Fastest Modern Day Cars and Motorcycles will converge on Ellington Airport in Houston. We are grateful for the opportunity* that the Houston Airport System (HAS) and the staff of Ellington Airport has extended to the motor sports community. Ellington Airport is already home to jet fighter pilots, NASA astronauts, and heroes from the US Military and Coast Guard. Now it will be home to the fastest modern day 1-Mile top speed vehicles on earth,” said Shannon Matus, CEO of The U.S. Mile.

Dave Golder of Hennessey Performance commented, “I am very impressed with the U.S. Mile’s team, their dedication to the sport and how thorough they are. I know this is going to be huge. I can't wait and I know we have chosen the right people for launching Top Speed 1-Mile Competitions in Houston.”

The planning is underway for the inaugural Houston Mile presented by Hennessy Performance. The inaugural event will include a tribute to the late Bill Warner aka “Mr. 300” as he had begun plans for the initial Houston Mile events.

The U.S. Mile will also host The Houston Half-Mile during the annual Houston Aeros nd Autos festivities at Ellington Airport. Details on contact information, participant registration and opportunities for being a spectator, vendor, and sponsor will be released on the web site, www.houstonmile.com.

FIVE TOP SPEED EVENTS IN TEXAS IN 2014

In 2014, Texas race fans will enjoy having five (5) Top Speed events: The Texas Mile will continue hosting two (2) events at Chase Field in Beeville, TX and The U.S. Mile will host two (2) Houston Mile races and one (1) Half-Mile competition at Ellington Airport in Houston, TX. To keep updated on Texas Top Speed Events, visit web sites www.houstonmile.com, www.texasmile.com and search on Facebook under The Houston Mile and The Texas Mile.

ABOUT THE EVENT ORGANIZER

The U.S. Mile is a DBA for the woman owned business, North America Project Integrators, Inc. The company is a project and event logistics coordinator and integrator. It is the sister company to J&S Matus Motorsports, Inc which created the world renowned event, The Texas Mile. J&S also operates a Porsche Race Team, TxSpeed. The principals of the companies, Jay and Shannon Matus, were born and raised in the Houston area and are thrilled to be conducting events in their home city.

ABOUT THE TITLE SPONSOR

Hennessey Performance (HPE) has been making fast cars go faster since 1991. It operates a 30,000 square foot workshop and showroom facility situated on 143 acres near Sealy, Texas (about 45 minutes west of Houston). The company also operates a showroom and installation facility located in Lake Forest, California. HPE offers a wide variety of dyno proven, track tested parts and upgrades for a variety of modern performance vehicles. Hennessey Performance is also the only tuner in North America that operates its own test track – Lonestar Motorsports Park.

*Pending finalizing agreements with Houston Airport System

Contact Information:
Jessica Reyna, Media Relations, Jessica@jsmatus.com, 281-303-1844

Registration for the October 25-27 Texas Mile

Registration for this event is now CLOSED.

Texas Mile Participants set a new record, selling out the October event in 2 1/2 hours!
Wow, thank you all very much.
We are very excited to see you all at the 10 Year Anniversary Event!

In order to register, you must sign into your profile.

If you don't already have a Texas Mile profile, you will need to create one in order to register for the event. Your profile will save all of your personal information, medical information, and car or bike information. Once your profile is created, registering for the event is as easy as a few clicks of the mouse. Please make sure to fill out each page completely. After you submit payment, you will get a confirmation page as well as a confirmation email.

I recommend signing into your profile and updating it before registration opens. If you have trouble logging in, click on the "forgot username" link on the login page. Once you have your user name, click on the "forgot password" link on the login page to get your password. If you have any issues when registering online, please give me a call (281) 303-1844. I am always available on my cell or via email info@texasmile.net.

Once you are registered, please fax in your license paperwork. If you already have a Texas Mile license, than you DO NOT need to fax in your license paperwork. Make sure to bring your hard card license with you to the event and present it to registration so that we can check you in.

During online registration at check out, you will see two additional items available for purchase. The first is tickets for the 10 Year Anniversary Dinner; you, your crew, and your family are invited to attend the dinner. Second, you can purchase a 10 year anniversary limited edition T-Shirt.

Hotels in Beeville sell out really fast for the event weekend so get yours reserved today! Below is a list of hotels in the area, make sure to mention that you will be attending The Texas Mile when reserving your room.

The Hampton Inn
(361)362-2100
301 South Hall St. Beeville, Texas 78102
The Texas Mile Room Block, Room Rate $169.00

Belmont Inn & Suites
2180 U.S. 59 Beeville, Texas 78102
The Texas Mile Room Block- Room Rate $159.00 Single Room & $149.00 Double Room

Best Western Texan Inn
(361) 358-9999
2001 E. Hwy 59 Beeville, Texas 78102
Limited Availability.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
(361)358-7300
2199 Highway 59 East Beeville, Texas 78102

Alternate Accommodations:

Motel 6
(361)358-4000
400 U.S. 181 Bypass Beeville, Texas 78102

Hancock House Bed & Breakfast
(361)318-0339
401 S. Kathleen Beeville, Texas 78102

El Camino Motel
(361)358-2141
1500 N. E. Washington St. Beeville, Texas 78102

Esquire Motel
(361)358-4451
3609 N. St. Mary's Beeville, Texas 78102

Star Lite Motel
(361)358-4118
1211 N. St. Mary's St. Beeville, Texas 78102

Best Western
(361) 645-3100
745 East Pearl Street Goliad, TX 77963

For more information on where to stay and what to eat in Bee County, click here.

If you have any issues when registering online, please give me a call (281) 303-1844. I am always available on my cell or via email info@texasmile.net .

Let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you all very soon!

Jessica Reyna
J & S Matus Motorsports, Inc.
Director of Customer Experience
281-303-1844
info@texasmile.net

Results for the March 2013 event are posted here.

Results for the October 2012 event are posted here.

Jay Matus joins EFFORT Racing for the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy at Austin Grand Prix

EFFORT will field multiple cars in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix support race at the Circuit of The Americas Nov. 16-18

PEARLAND, Texas, Nov. 2, 2012 -- Jay Matus, owner of Texas Speed Racing and The Texas Mile, will join the EFFORT Racing team at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for the final round of the 2012 Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy.  

"EFFORT has given us the opportunity to be part of the opening weekend of COTA in support of the inaugural Formula 1 Race. There's only one time in history that this will occur and we are honored to be a part of it "said Shannon Matus, Jay's wife and long-time collaborator.

"We've been a part of Texas motor sports since 1991 as first participants and then becoming event organizers and creators and a two-car Porsche race team owner. Even though I do not race myself, the experiences I have had and the friendships we have formulated is what has me as addicted to the sport as much as any driver or crew member.”  

After many years of competitive events with the Skip Barber Series and SCCA, Jay and Shannon wanted to help advance the opportunities in amateur motor sports in Texas. In 2001, the Matuses launched the Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana arm of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), where Jay also holds multiple regional German Touring Series (GTS) titles. Jay is also the 2010 NASA GTS3 National Champion, placed second in the NASA GTS4 Nationals in 2011, and placed second in the NASA GTS3 Nationals in 2006. With NASA, the Matuses where part of many first in Texas as well as being part of the first NASA National Championships in 2006 and in 2003 creating the internationally recognized Land Speed Venue, The Texas Mile.

"The heart and soul of everything we've done in racing has always been about the overall experience for the people and the love of the sport. EFFORT Racing is much the same in their endeavors leading with an intense focus on core values of what it takes to be champions." Shannon said.
"Chuck Toups, EFFORT's owner, gave us the go-ahead to put an additional car in the field. We're happy to be able to give that opportunity to Jay. The Matuses have been a lot of help to me along the way and I'm happy to be in a position to give something back to them for being such an integral part of Texas Motor Sports," said EFFORT driver Michael Mills.

"We thank all of our Texas Mile and Texas Speed fans and sponsors for supporting our efforts in motor sports. We're living the dream," Shannon expressed.

Texas Speed Racing: Team TxSpeed is an amateur road racing team that has a reputation for operating in a manner found with highly respected professional teams. With this team, "The Race for Quality has NO Finish Line."
The Texas Mile: The Texas Mile has grown rapidly since its inaugural event in October 2003. Participants come from all edges of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to test themselves and their motorized equipment on the fastest and most challenging 1-mile track in the world. They achieve their top speed in 1-Mile and shut down in a 1/2-Mile. This bi-annual motorsports festival is created for performance enthusiasts, welcoming motorcycles, performance streetcars, racecars, and land speed racers.

EFFORT Racing: We come to win!
Follow EFFORT Racing on Facebook and twitter for the latest news and results!

Contact:
Shannon Matus
js@jsmatus.com
281-802-9863

J & S Matus Motorsports,Inc is excited to announce that we are now selling VP Racing Fuel and AMSOIL under the DBA Texas Fuels.

Texas Fuels

J & S Matus Motorsports,Inc is excited to announce that we are now selling VP Racing Fuel and AMSOIL under the DBA Texas Fuels.

We will be selling all VP Leaded Fuels, all VP Unleaded Fules, and Methanol. You can purchase 5GL, 15GL, 30GL, or 55GL. You can also inquire about additional retail items, like fuel cans and pumps!

As an official dealer of AMSOIL we can sell you any product you need. AMSOIL formulates a wide selection of synthetic lubricating oils for all types of engine and gear applications, including those for specialized vehicles and severe operating conditions. In addition, AMSOIL has developed sophisticated fuel additives, filtration systems and other companion products that supplement and extend lubricant performance.

We offer delivery anywhere in the Houston Metro Area. If you think you are outside the Houston Metro Area call us to make sure. Our delivery fees are SERIOUSLY CHEAPER than our competitors, all we ask is that you help us unload the fuel once we arrive at your location. Fuel orders can also be picked up by appoint only.

If you would like to order VP Racing Fuel for your next race please contact me: jessica@jsmatus.com or 281-303-1844. Please call or email us to inquire about pricing.

Thanks to a program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business, your support could translate into a $250,000 Grant!

Click to Vote for The Texas MileGood Morning Fans,
Please help us qualify for a $250,000 grant from Chase and LivingSocial at www.missionsmallbusiness.com.
In order to qualify for the grant, we need 250 votes on the Mission: Small Business Page. After clicking "Support" on the home page, look for The Texas Mile in Pearland Texas and vote for us ! The voting period is through June 30, 2012.

You can use your facebook page to login and vote! If you want to know more about the contest, please click on the program rules on the home page of the Mission Small Business website. Let us know if you have any questions.

Jessica Reyna
info@texasmile.net
281-303-1844

“The Texas Mile” in Beeville, Texas: March 27, 2012
Highlights of Great Achievements and Speed Records Broken

Press Release: Beeville, Texas, March 27, 2012
The Texas Mile Event located at Chase Field in Beeville, Texas on March 23-25, 2012 saw great achievements accomplished and speed records broken. Event after event, The Texas Mile founders and staff strive to out-do-themselves in the experience that is delivered to the participants, spectators and media. And, event after event, the participants continue to WOW the public with new records broken.

THE RECORDS

  • HEADLINE IN THE NEWS: Ford GT Takes Texas Mile Speed Record to 257.7 Miles per Hour.
    Congratulations, Driver Sean Kennedy of Katy, Texas and car/team owner, Mark Heidaker of a modified 2006 Ford GT.
  • HEADLINE IN THE NEWS: The World's Fastest Standing Mile Camaro hits a Top Speed of 253.1 mph.
    Congratulations Driver Josh Ledford behind the wheel of a heavily modified fourth-gen Chevrolet Camaro owned by Kelly Bise and built by Late Model Racecraft.
  • 233.1 mph: Fastest Nissan GT-R in a standing mile car event.
  • 155 mph: REALLY FAST and VERY COOL for An All-Electric Powered Fiero, Driven and owned by John Metric.
  • 96 mph: Is fast for a custom built motorcycle built as a proving grounds vehicle for Bio-Diesel made from algae.
  • 200.6 MPH: First NEW Dodge Challenger to break 200 MPH anywhere! Driven by Karl Schello, his accomplishment was announced by the president of Dodges SRT group in California at Spring Fest.

Thanks to the City of Beeville for its constant and unwavering support in “Delivering the Winning Experience”. City Officials and residents are instrumental in securing this significant economic impact that the Texas Mile brings to the area.

Make sure you come out and enjoy all the fun at the next event October 26-28, 2012.

Jessica Reyna
J & S Matus Motorsports, Inc.
The Texas Mile

THE TEXAS MILE ANNOUNCES 2012 DATES
March 23-24 and October 26-28, 201

THE TEXAS MILE AND BRM PARTNER TO RECOGNIZE
PARTICIPANTS AT THE WORLD RENOWNED SPEED FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 21-23, 2011

Press Release: Beeville, Texas, September 30, 2011
The Texas Mile and BRM watches are proud and delighted to announce the birth of a new and exciting partnership based on a common and unabated passion for the world of motorsports and high performance. The next event to be held by the Texas Mile will take place on October 21-23, 2011, at the Chase Field Industrial Complex, in Beeville, Texas, a new location replacing the Goliad Industrial Airpark in Goliad, Texas.

Set on an airfield providing plenty of room for top speeds and family entertainment, the Texas Mile was created in 2003 by the Matus’ to offer North American motorsports and grand touring enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy the full scale of their machines’ performances without risking a huge ticket on the freeway. This year again, on October 21-23, the world renowned event will feature a wide range of vehicles, from land speed racers to street legal automobiles and motorcycles, racing in the most dynamic, fun and contemporary environment.

To serve their passion for speed, outstanding sportsmanship and bold engineering, BRM and the Texas Mile share the same set of core values: a commitment to efficiency and excellence, camaraderie, and a solid infrastructure based on precision technology, experience and challenge. It was therefore only natural for the French luxury watch manufacturer and the Texas Mile to decide to join forces for all future events. To celebrate the spirit of racing and its new partnership with the Texas Mile, BRM will reward the new top speed record achiever for the Texas Mile course in Beeville, Texas with a unique edition V14-44 wristwatch featuring the Texas Mile logo. Like all BRM models, the V14-44 is a concentrate of modern technology made of titanium and superfine 18/8 stainless steel, as well as an ode to the greats of motor racing. BRM and the Texas Mile will also reward selected VIPs with gorgeous BRM key chains adorned with the event’s logo. All spectators will be given the opportunity to vote who should be recognized as some of the VIP’s.
Stay tuned for more announcements regarding the criteria for these coveted recognitions.

The Texas Mile is taking place on October 21-23, 2011 at the Chase Field Industrial Complex in Beeville, Texas. Come out and join in on the fun. Spectators and Vendors welcomed to the three days of the event.

Texas Mile at the Chase Field Industrial Complex, 2745 Byrd Street, Beeville TX, 78102
Directions to Chase Industrial Complex

The Texas Mile returns to Beeville this Fall.

Monday, May 30, 2011; Beeville, Texas - Join us at the Chase Field Industrial and Airport Complex on Oct. 21-23, 2011. More details to be announced soon.

Important Announcement - The Texas Mile is proud to announce its new home.

Thursday, March 31, 2011; Beeville, Texas - There was standing room only yesterday in the board room of the Bee Development Authority with supporters and the BDA board members. Several community leaders and business owners participated in the public comments section of the meeting identifying their reasons for supporting The Texas Mile making the move to Chase. Once the BDA members listened to the presentation, they voted unanimously in favor.

The Texas Mile inaugural event at the new facility will be May 27-29, Memorial weekend.

Chase Sets the Pace for an all new experience and competition for all new records. Come out and set a record at the new facility and make it on to the famous Texas Mile logo (logo will be changed at the end of the year). All records at the Goliad Industrial Airpark are now sealed. There is new information that we will be releasing as we collaborate with the City of Beeville, Bee County and Chamber leadership. We will update our website soon. Stay tuned for registration opening on April 11, at 9AM Central Standard Time and for all the new details.

We just wanted to let you all know that we have a new home!

Jessica Reyna
info@texasmile.net
281-303-1844

Team TXSpeed debuts Second Car and Dominates Launch of 2011 Season

Click for MSR Houston, January 29 - 30, 2011 Press Release - Team TxSpeed dominated the 2011 season opener of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) at MSR Houston on January 29-30. Coming off a spectacular 2010 season which saw driver Jay Matus in No. 171, the Porsche 996, win the German Touring Series 3 (GTS3) National Championship at Miller Motorsports Racetrack in Utah, and NASA Texas Regional Championship.Team TxSpeed is looking towards accomplishing new goals in 2011.

The Team has added car No. 172, a 2000 Porsche Boxster S, which is competing in the GTS 3 class. In the No. 172 car, is Kevin Mixon, a veteran driver, and long time friend. Mr. Mixon is an intelligent and talented driver that is thoroughly familiar with all the venues that the NASA Texas region will host this season.

NEW American Iron Class at the Texas Mile

Hello Texas Mile Participants,

The Texas Mile staff is excited to announced the new American Iron Motorcycle class. This new class will allow for our participants to achieve new records on their style of bike. Now you can ride something other than a hayabusa and be the fastest in your class! We are bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase "come out and set a record in Texas". You will now be able to prove to your friends that your Harley v-twin is faster than an Asian v-twin or vice versa. Please review the American Iron class rules below to see if you qualify.

AMERICAN IRON CLASS:
Factory Stock Sport: 1200cc or larger / 1199cc or smaller
Modified Sport: 1200cc or larger / 1199cc or smaller
Factory Stock Classic: 1200cc or larger / 1199cc or smaller
Modified Classic: 1200cc or larger / 1199cc or smaller
V-Twin: 1200cc or larger/1199cc or smaller
Unlimited

** AMERICAN IRON INCLUDES BIKES WITH LIQUID COOLED OR WATER COOLED ENGINES.
Classification is ultimately up the discretion of the Tech Inspection Official. The Tech Inspection Official in accordance with the Race Director retain the right to reclassify any entrant at any time during the course of the event.

Factory Stock Classification retains all a factory produced drive-train, electronics, chassis, exhaust, induction and layout. Modifications are allowed to meet the set safety requirements outlined in the rules and regulations. Cosmetic changes to the paint, ancillaries, and changes of tire make are allowed. Tires must retain a DOT rating. Performance enhancing modifications are not allowed to the drive-train, electronics, chassis, exhaust, induction and layout.
Factory Stock class will not allow any modification deemed speed enhancing by the Tech Inspection Official.

Modified Classification allows the modification to the drive-train, chassis, exhaust, induction. Preparation is allowed e.g. the covering or removal of signal lenses, extensive safety wire, aftermarket plastics, etc. Drastic layout and chassis modification purposed for land speed racing will not be allowed in the Modified class.

The Tech Inspection Official retains the right to reclassify any Modified entrant not deemed street worthy. "Street worthy" generally specifies that the motorcycle is able to reasonably and safely; make over the road travel for an extended period of time starting and stopping and abide to local state safety inspection requirements. The motorcycle must be capable to perform the above without the aid of support vehicles or staff.

Unlimited Classification allows an infinite amount of modifications to the bike specifically for the purpose of drag, road or land speed racing. Any participant may classify themselves as Unlimited. Chassis alteration, layout or engine modification is not required.
The Tech Inspection Official retains the right to classify any entrant into the Unlimited class.

Sport - Any motorcycle specifically manufactured for sport riding on or off road.

Classic - Any motorcycle specifically manufactured for the traditional up right motorcycle riding position.
Any entrant has the right to move up in classification if he or she wishes. Moving up delineates that your bike runs a lesser engine displacement and/or classifies lower than the class the rider wishes to be moved up into, e.g. Factory Stock European Classic 899cc or lesser may move up into the Modified European Sport 900cc or greater. Entrants may not classify themselves into a lesser class unless specifically allowed by the Tech Inspection Official.

If you have any questions please contact Ryan at ryan@texasmile.net or call him at 281-799-6306.

Participate in the Texas Mile Amenities Survey

The Texas Mile staff is interested in increasing amenities that improve upon the participant and fan experience at the Texas Mile Events. We have been contacted by companies that are interested in sponsoring certain amenities and they need demographic information to determine their marketing potential within the Texas mile.

It is important for us to make sure our participants and fans continue to have a fulfilling experience at our events. We would appreciate your participation in the following survey.

Click to take the Potential 3rd Date Survey


The Shop page has been updated!

To buy merchandise, contact contact Gina Callegari at gina@republicgear.com or call 832-859-5735.
Click here to start shopping.
Halloween at The Texas Mile
Bill Warner and Wild Brothers Racing sets a new record at The Texas Mile

Dear Texas Mile Participants and Fans,

We hope you enjoyed and safe and spooktacular Halloween. Thank you all for coming out to The October 2010 Texas Mile. It was another record breaking weekend.

In a blur of blue and white, Bill Warner and Wild Brothers Racing reminded us why Suzuki named one of the fastest production motorcycles on the planet Hayabusa. In Japanese, the word "hayabusa" refers to the peregrine falcon, a formidable bird of prey and one of the fastest creatures on the planet. On Sunday, Bill made a stunning 278.6 mph pass on his turbocharged blue and white 2000 Suzuki Hayabusa, setting a new record at The Texas Mile.

The fastest automobile at the October Mile was #125, Jonah Yokubaitis in an orange Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 clocking an impressive 243.0 mph at the one mile mark. Congratulations, Jonah! However, the record for the fastest car still stands with Richard Holt at 250.1 MPH in his Lamborghini Gallardo from March 2010. Both speeds were pretty dang fast!

A total of 1,386 passes were made over the 3-day weekend. Some of those passes didn't make it to the speed trap, but still counted as runs. 135 of those passes were over 200 mph!

We saw many new faces at The Mile, participants and spectators alike. People traveled from all across the country including Oregon, Florida, California, Illinois and New Jersey and as far away as Canada, London, and Afghanistan. Participants ranged in age from 16 to 79+, some on motorcycles, some in cars. The vast knowledge, experience and camaraderie shared across generations is what makes The Texas Mile such a great event.

Our two new food vendors, Fusion Taco and Taste Sensations served up gourmet food from sun up to sun down including breakfast, lunch and dinner plus new private catering service to The Texas Mile participants and their crews.

Two new spectator tents offered welcome shade from the Texas sun. One new tent at Start and one at the One Mile speed trap.

VP Racing Fuels was on site this October with top quality racing fuels adding a bit more "oomph" to those seeking to tweak the most from their machinery. Bill Warner can attest to that with 278.6 mph now under his belt.

The press turned out in full force. Word is definitely spreading about how much fun there is to be had at The Texas Mile! We had the pleasure of welcoming reporters and photographers from the Houston Chronicle, Victoria Advocate and Automobile Magazine among others. Several riders and drivers were interviewed for stories about The Mile. Additional articles appeared in magazines and newspapers including Living Magazine, El Campo Leader-News, Victoria Advocate and the Goliad Express.

We look forward to seeing you at the March 25-27, 2011 Texas Mile. Stay tuned for updates, registration announcements and more exciting things to add to your experience at The Texas Mile.


WE WILL SEE YOU IN BEEVILLE IN MARCH!