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Drivers and Spectators Gear Up for The Texas Mile! The Texas Mile Returns to the Victoria, TX Regional Airport this March 23-25

March 14, 2018

Victoria, TX –

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 15 years, the event has grown to feature over 220 participants and thousands of spectators in attendance. Prior events at Chase Field Industrial Complex in Beeville, Texas brought over $1 million dollars to the local community each year with over 2,700 hotel room nights booked.

“Victoria is very pleased to have such a well-known event as The Texas Mile return 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.”

In March 2017, the fantastic track at the Victoria Regional Airport allowed for drivers to set multiple speed records. M2K Motorsports will be back with their 2006 Ford GT driven by Patrick O’Gorman. This incredible machine set the standing mile world record at the March 2017 Texas Mile event in Victoria at an awe-inspiring 293.6 MPH! AirTech of Houston will also return with their 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 which holds the Ford Mustang 1-Mile World Record at 260.8 MPH, which was also achieved at the March 2017 Texas Mile in Victoria. This Spring's Texas Mile will certainly have its share of thrills.

For participants and spectators, convenient amenities will be offered on site such as local food trucks, bleacher seating, and shaded spectator viewing areas. Free bus transportation will be available to shuttle spectators between different event areas throughout each day.

Hotels, motels, RV parks, and quaint B&Bs around the Victoria area are excited to welcome drivers 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 23-25, 2018
Spectator Schedule: Friday 8:00 AM-Dusk, Saturday 8:00 AM-Dusk, Sunday 8:00 AM-4 PM
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Event Contact: or (281) 303-1844
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