Team TxSpeed Started the 2012 Season Breaking Track Records
Team TxSpeed started off the season strong at the NASA Texas season opener at MSRH on January 28-29. Jay Matus, driving No. 171 a Porsche 996, swept the competition and left the track with an overall win in his class, German Touring Series 4 (GTS4) making him the points leader in the NASA Texas Region. Jay also set a new track record with a time of 1:36.995 in Race 3 on Sunday.
Team TxSpeed continued its dominance at the NASA Race April 28-29 at Texas World Speedway. Jay started off with an exceptional qualifying time of 1:48.4. During the first race of the weekend on Saturday April 28th Jay amazed the crowd by keeping up with Steven Hill’s Ferrari, which is classed above our No. 171 car in Super Touring 1 (ST1). Team TxSpeed had flash backs to the PCA event in May 2012 at TWS where we witnessed Jay Matus move from the back of the pack to 4th place overall, passing 30 cars using all parts of the track to his advantage. Jay proved to his competition that he can put his car anywhere on the track and make any line work for him. During the PCA event Jay also set a class record and a new personal best with a 1:46.5. After winning two races Saturday April 28th team TxSpeed was off to a confident start. Sunday morning Jay again qualified with an exceptional time of 1:47.0, leading GTS4. In race three Sunday morning Jay dropped the left front wheel off the curbing and broke a wheel bearing on the left side of the car. He continued the race and took first place. Team TxSpeed left the track with three solid wins, keeping Jay as the points leader in the NASA Texas Region. Wheel bearing replacement is already in progress on our 996 and we will be back and ready for the next NASA Event in June at Hallett.
Team TxSpeed is grateful for our partners and industry advisors, each of whom contributes greatly to the ongoing success of this race team.