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Take the ride of your life, part II
by Chip Latcham
Oct 25, 2013 | 42 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From last weekend’s eight-second ride atop an agitated bull to this weekend’s one-mile burst at 200 mph plus, Bee Countians and visitors certainly have rare venues to experience thrills and adventure.

Starting yesterday (Friday) and continuing until Sunday, the Texas Mile has returned to the Chase Field Industrial and Airport Complex.

Saturday is usually the biggest draw for the competition as owners of fast cars, trucks and motorcycles line up to see how fast they can go in one mile on the paved runway.

Jay and Shannon Matus, owners of Texas’ J&S Motorsports, said this is the 10th anniversary of the event, and the third season for it to be held at Chase Field.

Motels, restaurants and business owners and operators welcome the thousands of participants, crew members and spectators twice a year to Beeville.

We join hosts and organizers in wishing all the racers the best of luck in trying to top the Mile’s record of 262.3 mph or to become the fastest car, truck or motorcycle in the vehicle’s class. We also wish them safety in their quest to set land speed records.

Spectators are encouraged to go out to the Texas Mile staging area to get up close and personal with the vehicles, drivers and crew members.

They also should stay and watch the vehicles take off from the starting line and try to break the 200 mph barrier before crossing the final timing station.

In addition, community members and fans are invited to a 10th anniversary party scheduled for Saturday evening at The Grand on U.S. Highway 59 east. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Just leave one’s “need for speed” to the one-mile track at Chase.
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