Texas Race of Champions
About the Texas Race of Champions (TxRoC)
The Texas Race of Champions is an exciting wheel to wheel sports car racing offered multiple times a year in conjunction with the TWS Performance Driving School. These races will feature a multiple class championship points structure that will accommodate a broad range of sports cars.
Each TxRoC event will include 4 sessions to include practice, qualifying and up to two races per day with participants eligible to register for one, or both days.
The new series will also include the 13/13 no contact policy for no-contact racing to keep the competition safe and economical for all participants. Please see Racing Requirements section below for more on the 13/13 policy.
2011 TxRoC Race Events
(*** Schedule subject to change. Check our events calendar for up-to-date information ***)
2011 TxRoC Race Pricing
One day Race (on-line registration) - $$250
Two day Race (on-line registration) - $350
On-line registration closes 32 hours prior to the beginning of the event.
One day Race (walk-up registration) - $TBD
Two day Race (walk-up registration) - $TBD
Any driver wishing to enter a Texas Race of Champions Series Race must meet all of the requirements as set forth in the 2011 Texas Race of Champions Rulebook, which can be found here. Some of these rules are listed below. For a full compilation of the rules, please see the 2011 Rulebook.
13/13 No Contact Policy
This rule states that any driver found to be at fault in an incident on track will be placed on probation for 13 months. During that 13 month probationary period if the same driver is found at fault in another racing incident, then his or her license will be suspended for a further 13 months.
Determining fault in any incident will be at the discretion of the race steward and the Texas Race of Champions competition committee. It will be possible for more than one driver to be at fault, especially in circumstances when contact is involved.
The intent of the rule is that all drivers on track must be aware of their surroundings and give racing room to other drivers on track. In order for the competition committee to make well informed decisions, we encourage all our competitors to use on board cameras. This method is the best way to prove you're not at fault during any incident on track.
All safety related incidents are open for review and punishable by the 13/13 policy. Competitors who drive over aggressively and put themselves and others in danger will be subject to penalty by the 13/13 policy.
Examples of over aggressive driving are: unsafely reentering track after an off, body contact with another competitor, off track incidents that involve contact with barriers or safety equipment, off track incidents that cause loss of TxRoC green flag time, and repeated offs in a single session.
ALL incidents are to be scrutinized by TxRoC committee, and the committee will have final say regarding safety and penalty assessment. Again, the intent is to have a NON CONTACT racing series, and any violations of the intent of those rules will be dealt with under the 13/13 policy.
TxRoC Racing requirements:
Be at least 18 years old (16 or over with parental consent**).
Hold a currently valid state driver's license.
Have use of an automobile that meets TxRoC's technical requirements.
Have proper safety equipment, as per Sec. 3.2 of the TxRoC rulebook.
Fully pay all applicable fees.
Have no outstanding debts with TxRoC or Texas World Speedway.
Have knowledge of all of rules found in this Rulebook, and fully agree to abide by them.
Be deemed physically fit by their physician to participate in a high stress and physically demanding sport such as auto racing.
Sign all required waivers, and in particular the "gate waiver" before entering the facility.
Hold a valid competition license per from an authorized sanctioning body (FIA, IMSA, GRAND AM, SCCA, NASA, CVAR, PCA, and BMWCCA) or have completed the Provisional Licensing School.
All cars competing in the Texas Race of Champions must comply with the following classifications based upon measured weight to wheel horsepower ratio ("power to weight"). For the full class specifications, please see the 2011 TxRoC Rulebook.
Modified - limited to purpose built and modified race cars with no restrictions on tire dimensions or composition.
- - Texas Modified (TX-M) Class will be restricted to cars with a power to weight ratio greater than 12 to 1.
- - Texas Super (TX-S) Class will be restricted to cars with a power to weight ratio between 9.5 to 1 and 11.99 to 1.
- - Texas Unlimited (TX-U) Class will be restricted to cars with less than 9.49 to 1 power to weight ratio.
Production - limited to cars built for highway use
- - Texas A (TX-A) Class will be restricted to cars with a power to weight ratio between 12 and 13.99 to 1 and a DOT-legal tire with a maximum width of 295mm measured between the inside of the sidewalls.
- - Texas B (TX-B) Class will be restricted to cars with a power to weight ratio between 14 and 16.99 to 1 and a DOT-legal tire with a maximum width of 275mm measured between the inside of the sidewalls.
- - Texas C (TX-C) Class will be restricted to cars with a power to weight ratio at or above 17 to 1 and a DOT-legal tire with a maximum width of 255mm measured between the inside of the sidewalls.
All cars are required to have a current logbook and annual technical inspection from SCCA, NASA, PCA, CVAR, or BMWCCA. If a car does not have a current logbook, it must be eligible to receive a logbook from NASA, and must meet all safety requirements put forth by the current NASA rule book. Cars are to be kept unchanged from their configuration when they receive their annual inspection. If changes are made, they must be re-inspected per the respective logbook sanctioning body's rules.
All cars must have a way to secure tow straps on the front and rear of the car.
Spectators are welcome at all TxRoC events. Spectators must sign a waiver at the front gate and are limited to the paddock, concession stand, infield, and the VIP stands. Specifically, no spectators are allowed in the grandstands or beyond the safety fences. A facility map can be found here.
Credit toward another event, minus a $25 administration fee, will be given within 72 hours of an event, but at least 32 hours prior to the event start date/time (when on-line registration closes).
Credit toward another event, minus a $50 administration fee, will be given within 32 hours of an event, but at least 8 hours prior to the event start date/time.
Credit will not be issued on or after an event start date.
Refunds will not be given because of weather or mechanical failures of registrant's vehicles.
Refunds will not be given for multiple event packages once the first event has been attended.
To register, please go to www.clubregistration.net to sign up for the event. Registration for each event will open online approximately six weeks prior to each event, so stay posted online.