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Old 02-12-2018, 06:46 PM   #1
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Those mini bikes you see here

Sure looks fun doesn't it? As far as I know they were all shot at TMGP Races. Want to join in on it? Well, there are some rules!

Round 1 of TMGP 2018 is quickly approaching! It is scheduled for Feb 24-25 at Gulf Coast Kartway in Katy, TX.

Not sure racing is for you, but still curious? Come check it out! Small entrance fee to get in. Show up pre-race to get the most information. Not sure who to talk to? Keep an eye out for a green KLX110 motard with #7 on the plates. I would be more than happy to answer what I can, or point you to someone if I cannot.

Showing up but want to get closer to the action? They (TMGP) can almost always use an extra body to run flags in the corners. I believe it pays, but do not quote me on that!

Cheapest entry level bike for sprint racing is a stock crf50/xr50 (tuned carb, big bars, street tires OK) unless you find a smoking deal on another bike that fits within TMGP classifications. For endurance you will want an F7 or better bike (xr100, klx110, ttr110, ssr110.) See class structure for more details.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:34 PM   #2
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Never knew that place was out there. Only about 10 miles from my house. Too bad I am working those days.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:57 PM   #3
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Been there awhile... We accidentally ran by this place, some years back, while hauling hay..

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Old 02-13-2018, 12:50 PM   #4
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Re: Those mini bikes you see here

Here is a thread with loads of pics from a trip I made a few years ago with my son to check out the Katy event,

http://twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90298
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:51 AM   #5
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Never knew that place was out there. Only about 10 miles from my house. Too bad I am working those days.
There will likely be more races in Katy this year.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:30 PM   #6
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There will likely be more races in Katy this year.
Yeah, I will have to keep an eye out for it. My kids might enjoy watching it too (12 and 15).
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Yeah, I will have to keep an eye out for it. My kids might enjoy watching it too (12 and 15).
watch? get them in on it!
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:22 PM   #8
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watch? get them in on it!
Yeah, I would love to (and my daughter would like to), but the wife has said no.

I am still working on being "allowed" to bring my kids out of the neighborhood.

Plus the cost of the bike and equipment, storage of bikes, and all other costs.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:34 AM   #9
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Holy sh$t...I think I know where I’ll be Feb 24-25...

Only about 3h from my house in SA...maybe 4h if I ride it all the way on backroads/dirtroads.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:43 PM   #10
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A lot of bikes were at the track this past weekend getting practice in. Looking forward to the fun.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:44 PM   #11
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The 2018 schedule for TMGP has been posted! Round 2 is April 14-15 in Katy.

http://www.texasminigp.com/Schedule.html <-- click the dates for more details
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:07 PM   #12
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And I am working that weekend also...

Maybe I can make the June, August or October dates.
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Old 03-22-2018, 07:35 AM   #13
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Anyone interested in going to any Katy events. Please, let me know.. I live 10 miles from the track and can help with accommodations and securing trailers and gear..

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Old 03-22-2018, 08:45 AM   #14
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Anyone interested in going to any Katy events. Please, let me know.. I live 10 miles from the track and can help with accommodations and securing trailers and gear..

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There is usually plenty of parking available for trailers at the track, you can also camp track side Saturday night. I must admit, if Mikie86 is offering up a couch it will be hard to resist the further into summer we get!
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Wish they'd host an event in San Antonio or Austin. I'd be looking to get into the Dinosaur class.
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Wish they'd host an event in San Antonio or Austin. I'd be looking to get into the Dinosaur class.
No Kart tracks available in that area. And by available, I mean ones that would allow mini bikes at a price that is economically feasible. Also, that Dinosaur class is TOUGH. Most of those guys have been racing 10+ years.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:31 AM   #17
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Nothing more fun than racing mini bikes!!!
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:42 PM   #18
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Wish they'd host an event in San Antonio or Austin. I'd be looking to get into the Dinosaur class.
You are not alone! Then again, living in TX you almost have to be willing to travel to play.
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I miss the friends and the fun I had in TMGP. I don't miss the blown budgets, though. But, it was all worth it, I suppose. I think the team spirit thing with endurance racing was the most fun. Man, I blew a lot of money doing that. But, every time I thought I was blowing money, I just thought back on how much the big bikes cost. Weren't so bad, then.
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Old 04-03-2018, 08:51 AM   #20
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half the size and twice the fun
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