2003 TWS Space City Panteras 5th Annual Track Event

Enthusiasts The Driver's Edge has only a very few slots left for the TWS track event.
If you are interested in experiencing the TWS banking for yourself, please contact the Driver's Edge ASAP.  Be sure and mention that you're with Space City Panteras to qualify for a 10% discount.  Currently, we have 25 Panteras planning to attend the March 1st and 2nd weekend!  Confirmed drivers/vehicles are listed below. Also, there are several groups staying at the Manor House that weekend.  A shortage of rooms will occur.  Please make your reservations now.  Should your plans change, the reservation may be cancelled. You do not need to send in the tech inspection sheet with your registration; we can address that situation at a later date. Event details and registration forms and instructions are below. 5th annual Southwest Pantera Extravaganza, March 1st and 2nd, 2003 Hosted by Space City Panteras and held at Texas World Speedway in College Station, Texas. Track info is available at their website. We will run the 2.9 mile road course counter clockwise. The 2002 event included 19 cars with many pictured in the famous "Pantera Front Straight Photo".  An overview and photos are available here. An early commitment will entitle you to a discount and potentially free garage space.  Enthusiasts who have the event on their calendar include: Drivers David Bell        '72 Pantera - Houston, TX                    Confirmed Dennis Coffman    '74 Pantera  Nacogdoches, TX            Confirmed
Andrew Coffman   ’94 Mustang Cobra                             Confirmed Dorsey Comeau     '86 Pantera GT5S - Denver, CO Michael Frazier   '72 Pantera - San Antonio TX Ben Gould         '01 Z28 - Kingwood, TX                    Confirmed Gray Gregory      '73 Pantera - Houston, TX Ron Graves        '72 Pantera - TN Fred Hall         '73 Pantera - Houston, TX Gary Hall         '72 Pantera - Paramount, CA            Confirmed Dennis Jones      '72 Pantera - Houston, TX Doug Lockin       '73 Pantera - Houston, TX.                Confirmed Jim Narum         '74 Pantera - Houston, TX Randy Pike        '72 Pantera - Houston, TX Mark Pinson           Pantera - Dallas, TX                        Confirmed Dennis Quella     '?? Pantera (Tube Frame), Castle Rock, CO Bob Radefeld      '73 Pantera - Topeka, KA Todd Reid         '72 Pantera - Oklahoma City, TX            Confirmed Nick Sakulenski   '72 Pantera - McAllen, TX                       Confirmed Trey Stile        '03 Honda S2000 - Kingwood, TX John Taphorn      '73 Pantera - Kingwood, TX                    Confirmed Jim Thompson      '73 Pantera - Houston, TX                       Confirmed Mike Trusty          Renault R5 Turbo - AK Jack Tunnell      '02 Factory Five Cobra - Dallas, TX        Confirmed
Keith Verges        Miata Spec Racer                                   Confirmed Tom Upton         '72 Pantera - Houston, TX                    Confirmed Spectators Bill Borrello         Pantera - Houston, TX Matt Bradley      '72 Pantera - Dallas, TX
Mike Drew            American Airlines (USAF permitting) Don Franck        '72 Pantera - Houston, TX Richard Greenblum    Tranny out - Austin TX John Holmes       '73 Pantera - Dallas, TX Rick Inserra      '72 Pantera - Austin, TX
Merrick Mouton    ’74 Pantera – Lafayette, LA Dan Mixon         '74 Pantera - Houston, TX Scott Black       '72 Pantera - Dallas, TX
 If your name is not listed and you plan to attend, please send me an e-mail. This may well be the largest Pantera gathering ever in the SouthWest. Our aim this year is to accommodate both the track and/or concours oriented participant.  Event fees are only required for participants who sign up for track time. Festivities may include: Two day track event on an outstanding roadcourse. * Pantera's Team picture on front straight Saturday Concours Sunday morning Winery run ( dependent on requests) Saturday evening group dinner at T-Bone Jones Steakhouse * (requires registration with Driver's Edge) As our participation levels have not achieved critical mass to privately rent the track, in 2003, we will again join the Driver's Edge Program. Early registration (prior Jan 1st) for the track events is $247.50 which includes a discount predicated on their being at least ten registrants from our group.  Driving event applications and tech requirement info is available at http://www.thedriversedge.net/. Be sure to include on your application that you are with the Pantera Group. Accommodations will be at the Manor House Hotel in College Station (1-800-231-4100). The Days Inn  (409-696-6988) is another reasonable priced hotel that is convenient. Other details: *  Track has Racegas, gas, tires and vendors with race gear and accessories *  Track will be open Friday night from 7:00PM until 10:00PM, and for those who want to bring their motor homes, etc., the guard will charge you $10. *  If you are a novice or have never been on TWS before, you must attend the driver's meeting at the Manor House on Friday night and pick up your event packet * Tech inspections will be administered by David Bell or I; We will use the checklist on the Driver's Edge website. Two Detomaso related additions to the checklist include: 1) Coolant tank overflow routed to behind the right rear tire and 2) heater hose cutoff valves. Email or call; John @ jtaphorn@kingwoodcable.com ;  713.216.5475 (day), 281.361.7443 (eve), or David Bell @ davidabell@worldnet.att.net; 281.397.9279 (eve)  Let me know if you can join us!  Thanks,  JT