It was that time of the year again, when some of the most powerful street cars from Texas and all over the United States gathered on a 1/4 mile drag strip for the ultimate pissing contest. For this year, TX2K was held at Royal Purple Raceway down in Baytown, Texas. As my Dad and I drove from Pearland on Sunday morning for the last day of the event, we passed numerous GT-R’s and heavily modified mustangs until arriving at the Royal Purple Gate. After sitting and admiring the array of Supra’s and GT-R’s for a while, we finally made our way to the car park and set off to take pictures and enjoy the show!
One of the most amazing parts of TX2K was to walk around the parking lot, as numerous groups and teams had their cars lifted on jacks and were working on last minute adjustments or repairing heavy damages. In one lane there would be cars such 240sx’s, Supra’s, or lightly modified Mustang’s, but walk to the next lane and your eyes would be greeted with fully built GT-R’s, Ferrari’s, and Lamborghini’s!
After snapping a couple of more pictures, my Dad and I headed over to watch the cars race, as the drag strip had just become hot. I had never been to Royal Purple before, let alone any drag strip, so watching these beautiful machines make clouds and hurt feelings certainly got my adrenaline pumping!
Burnout after burnout, pass after pass, and picture after picture, I was enjoying this! Eventually, the strip went cold to prepare for the next batch of cars, so I took the opportunity to head down from the stands and grab some more shots of the parking lot and of the pre-stage lineup of race-cars.
As I was snaking in-between cars, my ears were greeted with the sound of pistons firing and exhausts bellowing, which was my cue to head back to the strip. I was able to get close to the staging lights this time, and from there eventually moved back up to the stands.
A good majority of the cars that ran where powered by the legendary 2JZ engine from the Toyota Supra, from RX-7’s, Lexus’s, and even a rare R32 GT-R!
After watching a few more runs, my Dad and I decided that we should head out, as I still had homework to do and had already developed a nasty sunburn. On my way out, I snagged a couple of more pics and then headed home. While i was disappointed that I left right before the world record breaking pass for a GT-R occurred, my experience at TX2K15 was unforgettable, and I hope to be attending next year’s race!
See more photos in the TX2K15 gallery.