Ride Along in the 1952 LSX Willys Jeep @ TX2K16
BoostSCV caught up with the LSX Willys Jeep at last years TX2K16 at the Royal Purple Raceway outside of Houston, Texas. Watch the video of the LSX Willys Jeep shooting flames off of the 2 step, driving around the complex and giving BoostSCV a ride in the passenger seat and putting it to the boards for a quick launch and you can hear the supercharger scream out (The Willys transmission is a beefy 4L80E with a 3,200 stall).
Here is some interesting facts about the TX2K16 roll race that has been held in Texas. This annual gathering of horsepower began in 1999 in Houston with a few dozen cars attending and the event was actually named “The Supra Nationals” to celebrate Toyota’s iconic sports car.
CAR RULES: In the spirit of the type of event TX2K has been for the past 15 years, we are looking for STREET CARS. That means no tubbed drag cars, no lexan only race cars, no fiber glass body race cars, etc… Also, skinnies will NOT be allowed, cars will need to run a DOT approved tire.
HOW THE RACING WORKS: The cars will be paired up in the staging lanes. The cars will line up at the “start line” and leave upon being given the signal. Cars will have 400 ft to pace one another prior to getting to the “green zone”. Drivers will need to pair up next to one another at a target speed of 60-65 mph. The “green zone” will be lined with cones in the middle of the track and cones on the side wall of both lanes. These cones will stop at the end of the “green zone” and that last cone is the latest you may possibly see the green light turn on. Keep in mind that if two cars are in the “green zone” and are paired up close to one another, the green light may be triggered. When you see the green light turn on, GO! The stoplight, located in the middle of the track and up ahead, will be triggered manually by a starter that will be located up in the bleachers. If you pass the light and it hasn’t gone green then the run is aborted and cars will come back around and line up again. Cars will race for 1,500 ft and then pass over a finish line and have 2,200 feet to slow down before reaching the end of the track. Total length including pacing area, racing area and shutdown is 4,400 ft. That is more total distance than other similar events. *Of note, the full 1,500 ft of race distance will have VHT on it and will be maintained throughout both days of roll racing, as will the full green pacing zone. First car to the finish line wins.