September 30, 2020 / Beeville, Texas / Texas Mile and Bee Development Authority Press Release
Motor sports fans, ARE you READY to see some of the fastest 1-mile cars and motorcycles in the world compete at The
Texas Mile?!?! WE ARE!!! Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, 2020 at Chase Field in Beeville, TX.
The Texas Mile owners, Jay and Shannon Matus, collaborated with the Bee Development Authority (BDA) and Executive
Director, Jaime Arrisola at Chase Field Industrial and Airport Complex in Beeville, TX to secure the 1.5-mile runway 13/31
and its parallel taxi-way and adjacent tarmac for this October’s Top Speed Racing Competition.
Shannon Matus of The Texas Mile said, “We are ecstatic to be back home in Beeville, TX. We are conducting the event
on a different runway. We are calling this Chase 2.0! With this being a new runway for our competitors to challenge,
new records will begin this Oct. 2020.
We also have many new plans and an exciting new competitor to announce. Plus, you can expect our current record
holders to be in attendance as they are part of the fabric of what makes us The Texas Mile Family! Furthermore, core to
our values is ensuring we are a good steward of the opportunities we are given to positively impact people, businesses
and community as we move back to Beeville, TX. Stay tuned to social media and your local news organizations for
“As we continue to look for ways to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the BDA Board of Directors are proud to
make this announcement,” said Bee Development Authority Executive Director, Jaime Arrisola. “Bringing the Texas Mile
back to Bee County will provide a much-needed injection of funds to our local business community, which is the
backbone of our economy.”
Some history for those of you that are new to this legacy event.
Introduction Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ46mtfFEaA
For 17-years, twice a year, The Texas Mile has transformed an airport runway in the Coastal Bend area of Texas into a
world-renowned motorsports festival and proving grounds for manufacturers, after-market suppliers, and vehicle
tuners. The Texas Mile hosts amateur and professional car and motorcycle enthusiasts from around the globe for an
ultimate Top Speed Racing experience. It is a man-and-machine challenge. Participants race against the mile-per-hour
clock with “No Speed Limit” to capture their top speed at the 1-mile marker.
“This is a community centric event everyone enjoys,” says Shannon Matus, who started the event in 2003 with Jay
Matus in nearby communities of Goliad, then to Beeville, then to Victoria and now back home to Beeville, TX. “Our
event caters to enhancing the experience of all engaged in the event whether you are physically present or online. It has
a very “personal feel” to it while at the same time is considered a “big-time” racing event.”
The Texas Mile originally began with 35 participants and now features more than 220 competitors. It has become a
tradition and destination event for many people, families, businesses and civic organizations in the United States,
Canada and Mexico as well as gained a significant following internationally.
Event Dates: October 30 – November 1, 2020
Event Location: Chase Field Industrial and Airport Complex, Beeville, TX
Event Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-303-1844
Web site: http://www.texasmile.net and http://www.theusmileracing.com