AUSTIN, Texas — Full Throttle Productions – producer of the “Allstate Texas Racefest”
– announces details and new additions for the three-time award winning event held at
Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle, Texas just outside of Austin. In 2009, the 5th
Allstate Texas Racefest is the only place in the country where fans will see both a
NASCAR race and a USAC race at the same facility on the same day. The over-
whelming success of the first four years has prompted officials to schedule the 2009
edition as the first race of the year for the NASCAR Camping World Series West on the
unofficial but extremely coveted NASCAR “bye” weekend of March 14th
“We are very happy to bring NASCAR and USAC racing back to Central Texas once
again,” Tavo (CT) Hellmund, co-founder of Full Throttle Productions, said. “This event
has steadily grown each year and we are pleased with the recognition it is receiving
nationally as a top short track event. The new additions including a novel concept for a
foot-race, coupled with a family friendly environment and a TSRS Late Model race
makes for a truly unique and affordable outing for the entire family in this part of the
country. Not to mention some of the finest short track racing in America.”
Add USAC’s legendary racing and the superstar owner/driver’s involved in the Series,
and ‘Racefest 2009’ has the makings of another sell-out event. Advance discounted
tickets are available for a limited time.
Night of Racing
After an afternoon of qualifying for NASCAR and USAC, the night officially gets under
way with the Allstate/RunTex “Dash for Cash” mile run. Eight elite-mile runners from
around the country will attempt to break the prestigious ‘sub-four minute’ mile barrier,
never before attempted at a motorsport racing facility. Immediately following the running
competition will be a TSRS (Texas Super Racing Series) Late Model race.
The “Allstate Lightning 100,” comprised of heat races and a 60 lap feature will
showcase the lightning fast speeds of the USAC Mopar National Midget Series. The premise of USAC racing is simple: squeeze as much horsepower as you can into a
compact engine and bolt it onto an open-wheel, open cockpit lightweight chassis.
Legendary drivers A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti, as well as current superstars Jeff
Midgets as some of the most difficult and rewarding accomplishments of their careers.
This year's “Allstate Thunder 150,” a NASCAR Camping World Series West race, will be
the season opener for the series and thirty or more drivers from around the country will
race in what is sure to be another barn burner. 2009 brings the Series into its 56th
season competing on tracks ranging from short-tracks, road-courses and two-mile
Super-Speedways. It has been a launching pad for the careers of Daytona 500 and
The midway/concession area will feature interactive fun with a climbing wall, face
painting, two moonwalks, all day DJ, driver autograph sessions, sponsor tents (register
to win prizes), live music and much more!
For Information and tickets, visit www.texasracefest.com
About the Allstate Corporation
The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the United
States and the second-largest of all personal lines insurers in the U.S. Allstate was
founded in 1931 as part of Sears, Roebuck and Company. Allstate sells 13 major lines
of insurance, including auto insurance, home insurance, life insurance, and commercial
insurance. Allstate also offers retirement and investment products, and banking
services. Its advertising campaign is centered around its "Your Choice Auto" product,
which offers accident forgiveness and lower deductibles.
About the NASCAR Camping World Series West
The NASCAR Camping World Series West cars are very similar to those used in the
NASCAR Nationwide Series and has been a stepping stone in the careers of many.
About the United States Auto Club Mopar National Midget Series
The USAC Mopar National Midget Series has produced some of the top open-wheel
and stock car racers, and continues to be home to some of America’s great racing
About Full Throttle Productions
Full Throttle Productions, LP is an Austin, Texas, based sports and special event
production company that provides event project management, day of event oversight,
staffing and volunteer services, venue planning and logistics support.
Thunder Hill Raceway
Located just outside of Austin on IH-35 in Kyle, Texas. Exit #210 (Yarrington Road)