2 Day 2 Ways Event Preparing for Inaugural Event at Texas Motor Speedway
July 13-14 event to combine sprint and road racing formats into one fun and exciting weekend
A weekend at the race track can be a challenging task, be it finding the right chassis or engine set-up, and learning the nuances of the track with conditions changing every minute. The promoters of the Texas Lone Star Grand Prix have taken it to the next step, introducing the 2 Day 2 Ways event. Racers from both sprint and road racing will take on two different circuits in two days, battling for the overall victory to be crowned the inaugural winners.
Race promoter Rob Miller is one for thinking ‘out of the box’ and providing unique opportunities for kart racers. “The idea of running two tracks in two days at the same venue came from my wife, Jen. Although she is not a racer, Jen spends a great deal of time brainstorming with me on how to make our events different and interesting. She also does the design work for all of our race promotion.”
The 2D2W event is scheduled for the July 13-14 weekend, inside the Texas Motor Speedway, which last held a major kart race during the days of the SKUSA ProMoto Tour. This time, racers will navigate two courses inside the fast tri-oval, situated between the TMS paddock and the backstretch, using the portions of the road course pavement. A 1.1-mile long course on Saturday will stretch out the speeds for everyone, with a more technical 0.7-mile course in the counter-clockwise direction on Sunday.
“Using the infield tracks at Texas Motor Speedway came from my good friend, Donnie Cluck,” added Miller when speaking to EKN. “Donnie has raced motorcycles all over the United States and in Europe. He has also promoted motorcycle races in Texas. With that perspective Donnie is always coming up with ideas for unique karting events. As with 2D2W and the Texas Lone Star Grand Prix some of the ideas come to fruition. The collaborative process has been a lot of fun. We will race the 1.1 mile clockwise track first on Saturday. It is less technical and gives the team’s time to become acclimated to the venue and format before we race the more technical track. This is also the faster and more open of the two tracks. It will give the traditional sprint racers a good feel for road racing and the drafting involved. Our goal was to attract both sprint and road racers. The entries show that to be happening.”
Aside from the uniqueness of the 2D2W event, the event staff has been able to accumulate a large prize purse for the event. The following is all to award on the weekend:
Paid entries for Lone Star Grand Prix 2104
16 sets of MG Tires
Pails of VP MS 98 Racing Fuel
MyChron 4 with GPS from Texas Karts
12 Annual Memberships to Pole Position Indoor Raceway in Frisco, Texas
Custom helmet paint job by Jeff Long
Trailer locks and gift certificates from Trailer-Alarms.com
Compte de Masray Champagne for TaG Masters and Stock Moto Heavy podium
Cylinder Dyno Evaluations for Stock Hondas by SRS Engines
Over $2000 in trophies similar to those at LSGP
The class roster for 2D2W is similar to that of the Lone Star Grand Prix. Stock Honda Light, Heavy and Junior along with 125 Modified/ICC are offered in addition to an 80 Shifter category that was popular in the Texas road racing events. Stock Honda engine rules follow that of Superkarts! USA. TaG Senior, Masters, Junior and Cadet are per TAG USA regulations regarding age, engine, and weight. The popular KT100 and Chonda classes from the region are expected to have a large turnout, with Chonda Junior and Kid Kart rounding out the classes for the inaugural event.
To enter the 2 Days 2 Ways event for July 13-14, competitors can pre-register for just $200 per class until June 30 before the price increases. To sign up today, visithttp://www.2d2w.com or be sure to follow updates on Facebook by ‘Liking’ Texas Lonestar Grand Prix page.