Royal Purple Raceway
2525 South FM 565
Baytown, TX 77523
Elevation: 10 feet
Tickets: www.royalpurpleraceway.com; 281-383-RACE (7223);
Radio Frequency: 87.9 FM
Royal Purple Raceway benefits from incredible atmospheric conditions because of its proximity to Trinity Bay, which feeds the facility cool air. The track’s first NHRA national event, in fall 1988, established RPR as one of the sport’s quickest with NHRA’s first four-second Top Fuel quarter-mile pass and a new national record. Since then, the track has been host to a dizzying array of record runs, including the first sub-4.5-second Top Fuel quarter-mile pass by Larry Dixon in 1999.
How to Get There: Baytown is 25 miles east of downtown Houston. From downtown Houston, take I-10 east to SH 146 (Exit 797) and go south to FM 1405 (approximately 2 miles). Take FM 1405 east (left) to FM 565 and take another left. The racetrack will be one mile east on your left.
Visitor Information: Baytown Chamber of Commerce, 281-422-8359