Red Meat and Race Fuel is a Driver Experience (DE) and Australian Start Race for members and guests hosted by MSR Houston during the long days of summer. The racing action is followed by BBQ, libations, and friendly banter.
It is all backwards. We start the low horsepower cars first, then stagger the start based on qualifying lap times. If the race director thinks you are sandbagging he will “adjust” your time. Also if you break out, you get a penalty.
If we get it right, and everyone runs their qualifying time consistently, all the race cars should cross the finish line at the same time. It does put almost everyone on the lead lap at the finish. So a Miata can race competitively with a Porsche 997 Cup Car in full race trim.
Who can participate?
Anyone with a car, money, and low enough self preservation instinct to put it on a race track. If we do not know you, we will start you off slow in the DE groups so you still have a car at the end of the day. If you come with a race license issued by pretty much any race sanctioning body you can race.
Kinds of Cars You Might See
Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, Viper, Panoz, BMW, Miata, to full blown purpose built prototypes. While it is not the concours d’elegance at Pebble Beach, it is a car show in it’s own right. Whenever they let us race the cars at the concours d’elegance around the golf course, we’ll get interested.
Here is some more eye candy for all you gear heads