Houston Texas Quick 8 to kick off series

BAYTOWN, TX-The Texas Quick 8 Racing Association will kick off it's eight race series with The Outlaw Pro Mod Showdown this weekend at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown. Highlighting the show will be the 2500+ hp Outlaw Pro Mod's. In...

BAYTOWN, TX-The Texas Quick 8 Racing Association will kick off it's eight race series with The Outlaw Pro Mod Showdown this weekend at Houston Raceway Park in Baytown. Highlighting the show will be the 2500+ hp Outlaw Pro Mod's. In conjunction with the featured Pro Mod's, there will be a bracket race, along with a car show.

Dickinson, Texas' own Frankie "the Madman" Taylor is the apparent front runner coming into this Saturday's race in Baytown. Taylor is fresh off of two wins at Texas Raceway in Kennedale, and Lonestar Raceway Park in Sealy. In both races, Taylor used a barrage of consistent high 4.10's and low 4.20's (1/8 mile e.t.) to take the wins.

"We would like to come off the trailer and run some low 4.10's at Baytown," Taylor said. "We just want to be consistent, go some rounds, and take the win."

Houston Raceway Park is known as one of the fastest dragstrips in the country, with many national records being broken here. The Texas Quick 8 e.t. record of 4.141 held by Gaylen Smith may be in jeopardy this weekend. The track record for Pro Mod is a 4.15 held by local contractor Phillip Muse's blown 63 Corvette.

"I think this track is capable of holding a high 4.0 e.t. at around 180 mph," said Taylor of the Baytown track.

Not to be counted out is current record holder Smith in his "Texas Bounty Hunter" blown 96 Camaro. Another contender that will give Taylor a challenge is Landon Jordan's "Joker's Wild" 63 Split Window Corvette, who made it to the finals here in January at the Pro Stock Superbowl.

Tickets for the race will be $15 at the gate with children under 12 free. Car and driver at the car show will be free as well.

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