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Texas World Speedway, College Station

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Texas World Speedway is a defunct American Racetrack which was built in 1969 and was one of only eight superspeedways of two miles (3.2 km) or greater in the United States used for racing, the others being Indianapolis, Daytona, Pocono, Talladega, Ontario (California), Auto Club, and Michigan (there are several tracks of similar size used for vehicle testing). TWS is located on approximately 600 acres (2.4 km²) on State Highway 6 in College Station, Texas. There is a 2-mile (3 km) oval, and several road course configurations. The full oval configuration is closely related to that of Michigan and is often considered the latter's sister track, featuring steeper banking, at 22 degrees in the turns, 12 degrees at the start/finish line, and only 2 degrees along the backstretch, compared to Michigan's respective 18, 12, and 5 degrees. The last major race occurred at the track in 1981. The track was used by amateur racing clubs such as the SCCA, NASA, Porsche Club of America, Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing, CMRA, driving schools and car clubs, as well as hosting music concerts and the like. The speedway was also a race track location for the video game, Need for Speed: Pro Street.

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  • Our company did a driving time at the Speedway with professional driving instructors. It was a Blast! Hairpin turns and pedal to the metal!. A bit old, and anachronistic, hidden behind the earthen...  more »
  • If you like to get on the track you'd best get there while you can...Fun, fun, fun till your daddy takes the Shelby away....or the Viper, or 'vette, or CTS-V, or GT-R....just go and watch or take the....  more »

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