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2020 Texas Gulf Coast 150 Race Information

Texas Gulf Coast 150 Air Race


The Galveston Island Air Race has moved to a new permanent location, KLBX the Gulf Coast Regional Airport, Angleton, Texas. We are very excited to call KLBX our new home.
The FBO at Gulf Coast Regional has been described as “Really Snazzy” and the service just wonderful. The terminal has a rental car office for Avis and Budget cars. There is ample space for all to enjoy our event in style

Due to the Pandemic the Sport Air Racing League will not be sanctioning any events this year. There will be no point championships in 2020. All Sport League rules and classes will be used for the Texas Gulf Coast 150.
The flying is VFR in strict adherence to all FARs. Aircraft need to be propeller driven and fixed wing. There is a class for everyone and are offered in three categories: Experimental, Factory and Heavy Metal. Classes are determined by engine horsepower and cubic inch displacement and induction, and gear configuration and number of engines. Pilots and aircraft must be legal to fly and are required to have liability insurance.
There will be awards in all classes and Top Speed Cups will be awarded in Category. The names of top speed winners will go on the perpetual plaque as well as name of the winner of the Handicap Class going on the perpetual trophy. The slowest run of the day will win much coveted “Tail Spin Tommy” award. Look for more special prizes and awards.
Classes offered:
All Sport League Sanctioned Classes will be offered.
Challenge Classes
for 3 or more of the same make/model aircraft. Say you love to race but you fly a Piper Lance. You are in the same class as a Bonanza with like engine. Unless you have a JATO rocket attached to your Lance, there is no way you can out run a Bonanza. “Challenge” others with the same plane as yours for a chance to win.
Handicap Class - This is not a League sanctioned class so there are no Championship points awarded. Open to all aircraft that can carry a check pilot who has full view and access to all instrument and engine controls. Aircraft will fly a handicap validation flight to determine their top speed and then they fly against that speed. When you enter you will receive all the instructions and forms. When you race you want to go as fast as you can. But how fast you actually cover the course will depend on your skill. You need to fly the best you can to try to equal or better your handicap. If your handicap is 160 knots and you flew 158 knots your score is a minus 2. Over 160 knots is a plus score. A Cessna 150 has an even chance over a Cirrus. No extra charge for this class and there is a beautiful Cup for first place and trophies through 6th place.
A NEW RACE COURSE is being presented this year. It has nine scenic turns and is totally outside of the Mode C veil. Distance is approx. 174.16 sm. There is a short course of approx.. 73.6 sm for aircraft with top speed of less than 100 mph or limited range.
Both Long and Short Courses START AND FINISH AT OR NEAR KLBX.
RACE ENTRY FEE is $40 This covers all classes you wish to enter and includes t shirt, goody bag and meals for you and your copilot.


Budget and AvisRental car office in Terminal
Limited Courtesy car
There are no special air racer rates.
Many hotels 5 miles from airport.
The airport suggests:
Courtyard by Marriot 979-297-7300
Stay Bridge Suites 979-286-9775
So far some have booked Comfort Suites…moderate priced
Runway Café on airport. Very highly rated.



Please enter as soon as possible to facilitate event planning.

Entry and Information:
Patricia Purcell [email protected] 903-564-9410 903-815-4959 cell Please feel free to contact me at any time.
Sport Air Racing League: www.sportairrace.orgAll information and entry
****Links to the Sport League Sanctioned Classes

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