Site: Houston, TX When I first heard I would be traveling to Houston for a week to cover what I thought would be an all-Supra meet, I'll admit that I was less than thrilled. I'm not a huge Supra fan - never have been - and considering the general lack of creativity among the current Supra crowd, I expected to see nothing but big single-turbo 2JZs, GReddy lips, TRD wings and CCWs. And there was plenty of that, no doubt. I did, however, see a lot of other cool, interesting and unique cars and met some really great people at TX2K10.
Day 1: Road Course Grandsport Speedway; Hitchcock, TX Supras on a road course? I was a little surprised myself, but the day turned out to be pretty exciting. Let's get one thing straight: TX2K10 is about more than just Toyota Supras. A strong showing of Corvettes, GT-Rs, Vipers and even a few Lotuses, Ford GTs, Porsches and Lamborghinis (not to mention the slew of domestic muscle cars looking to beat up on them there rice burners) gave a good show throughout the event. The road course day belonged to the Corvettes and GT-Rs, with Boulder Nissan's GT-R putting in the fastest time of the day, a 1:02.458 - 2 seconds faster than the runner-up.
Day 2: Dyno Competition Lonestar Motorsports Park; Sealy, TX What gathering of high-horsepower cars would be complete without a day on the dyno? Lonestar Motorsports Park opened its facilities up for the day, and a long day it was indeed. Throughout the contest, there were a total of 45 cars on the dyno, with numbers ranging from 179 hp (stock Lexus IS300) all the way into four digits. The biggest number of the day was made by Richard Homer of Majestic Motorsports -the drag car laid down a blistering 1,262 rwhp, while still spinning the dyno. Peter Blach, the man who selflessly devotes his time to put on this event, made a very impressive 1,057hp pull with his street-legal, GT4578-equipped '98 Supra.
Day 3: Drag Race Lonestar Motorsports Park; Sealy, TX The first two days were basically build-up and anticipation for the main event: quarter-mile drag racing. This is the ultimate chance for Internet racers to step out from behind their keyboards and make a pass or two, the chance for heavy-hitting big boys from across the U.S. to line up against one another - the chance to watch these cool cars go fast as hell in a straight line, like they've been built to do. With the unexpected rain on what was supposed to be the test and tune day, the air was thick with drama and uncertainty. Impressive showings from every category made the day quite exciting! The (at the time) record-setting, 9-second run from AMS' GT-R had the crowd cheering, and who can forget the new world record set by the Boost Logic Supra, a car that now holds the title of Fastest Supra in the World with a 7.59 at 189 mph!
After spending a few days at TX2K10 surrounded by some of the fastest cars in the United States, I was glad I made the trip. The guys at Powerhouse Racing - Peter Blach, James Evins and the Mayday Garage crew - showed me a great time. I can't wait to come back to TX2K11 to see if anyone can break this year's impressive records.