Written by Phil Cerroni
13 Mayors. 200 meters of blacktop. One trophy.
City executives from across North Texas raced to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) on July 26 to kick off the season finale of Friday Night Drags in style, while raising awareness about the dangers of illegal street racing and offering safe alternatives.
“Each year an average of 135 people lose their lives (nationally) and countless others are injured from crashes related to illegal street racing,” said Mike Zizzo, President of Media Relations at TMS
“While we’re fortunate it hasn’t been prevalent in our area, there are other areas of the country where it’s been a major problem, but we haven’t been immune to the dangers,” Zizzo said, referencing an incident in Dallas last month where a street racer was seriously injured in a crash as his friend sped away.
“While the program cannot eliminate illegal street racing, it does provide a safe and controlled environment for those who have a need for speed,” Zizzo said, referring to TMS’ Friday Night Drags.