Texas Mile

  • Patrick O'Gorman at 267 mph

    The Texas Mile may need to be renamed to the “Hennessey Mile,” or even the “Mark Heidaker Mile,” since one thing is becoming clear: the tuner and car owner apparently own the top speed record at the semiannual event, held in Beeville, Texas. In March of 2012, driver Sean Kennedy piloted the Hennessey Ford GT, owned by Mark Heidaker, to a Texas Mile record of 257.7 miles per hour, beating the competition by nearly five mph. In October of last year, the team established a new Texas Mile record, running 263.3 mph with Sean Kennedy at the wheel. Last weekend, the team...

  • Mark Heidaker's record-setting Ford GT
    Twin-Turbo Ford GT Sets Texas Mile Speed Record: Video

    Until March 25, 2012, the record speed achieved at the Texas Mile was 250.1 miles per hour. Hitting a number like that takes more than a fast car and steady nerves; environmental conditions have to be right, too. If there’s a head wind or a cross wind, chances are it will slow the car or make...

  • Late Model Racing twin-turbo Corvette
    1,500-HP Twin-Turbo Corvette Hits 231 MPH At Texas Mile

    High-speed runs might seem simple enough: lots of runway, a straight line, and your foot to the floor. But they can go horrendously wrong at a moment's notice. That's what makes this 231-mph standing mile run by the Late Model Racecraft 1,500-horsepower twin-turbo Corvette in the video below all...

  • EVOMS EVT1500 Porsche 911 TT at the Texas Mile
    234.6 MPH In The 1500-HP EVOMS Porsche 911 Twin Turbo: Video

    The Texas Mile saw its share of drama last month, but even without 200-plus-mph flips, there's a lot of action going on. Take this 234.6 mph run down the straight strip from the Evolution MotorSport EVT1500 997.1TT, for example. Looking every inch the stock 911 from the outside, apart from the...

  • Hinson Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette Z06 flips at 230 mph
    Video: Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Doing 230 MPH Crashes At Texas Mile

    There’s a reason why incredibly fast cars have an assortment of strangely styled aerodynamic components stuck to their bodies--to keep them glued to the ground. Travelling at similar speeds to aircraft taking off, cars too can have trouble staying on the ground, which is exactly what happened...

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