Its Official: The Texas Mile is Coming to Victoria [VIDEO]
There has been talk about it between event organizers and Victoria City officials and now, a deal has been reached to bring the Texas Mile to Victoria Regional Airport.
Event founders Jay and Shannon Matus say a collaborative effort and a welcoming environment helped make the decision to bring the bi-annual event from Beeville to Victoria.
The Texas Mile is a timed speed competition where drivers of all classes can drive a 1 mile stretch to see how fast they can get their cars to go.
Officials say the event is expected to be bigger in Victoria than it was in Beeville, with a festival environment bringing in competitors and spectators from all over. Officials also say the event will be a boost for the airport, which struggles to generate enough money each year to stay open.
A number of details still need to be worked out before the event can be ready to go in 2017.
Last year, and estimated 5,500 people attended the event, with people from 29 states, more than 150 cities, and countries from around the world attending to compete and just watch.
How fast can you go? The current record of 279.9 mph was set in Beeville last April in a Ford GT. Check out the video. Pedal to the metal, baby!