The Texas Invitational at the Automotive Airfield Exhibition is the tractor beam for high-caliber automotive racing in the United States. It was developed as a way to cater to this new breed of racing that we’re definitely going to be going hard on in 2018. In the time of quadruple-digit horsepower cars being the norm, these monsters want a little more track space to really flex what they’ve got. We’ll touch more on that later, but our excitement is growing every time we get to bring it up.
This particular event tends to draw an even badder crowd due to its location, and having the reputation of being the Grandfather of this style 1/2-mile airport racing. The combination of 1/2 mile racing and roll racing means that some crazy fast cars are going to reach insane speeds, side-by-side. It’s an intense type of grudge racing that feels more like rockets taking off when you see these top street machines zoom by. Most of the cars are equipped with monster a brake setup, and parachutes to slow them before the end of the track.
With these conditions at play, not all goes as planned, all the time. A good example of this is seen after a few minutes of footage at the event by the 1320Video crew. At 4:47, the 2,000-horsepower Lamborghini Gallardo heads down the track, and leaves its lane.
The fun doesn’t stop there! A Huracan ate major dirt at the 9:07 mark. As two supercars soar down the track, they reach around 200-mph, and the Lambo goes into a crazy and violent tailspin across the field. While the owners of both were okay, and cars was minimally damaged, these were some intense moments to watch.
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