2nd Annual Texas Turkey Hunt Returns to Houston Raceway

Houston Raceway brings big money bracket racing to Texas on Thanksgiving weekend with the 2nd annual Texas Turkey Hunt Nov. 27-28.

HOUSTON, TX – Big money bracket racing returns to Houston Raceway on Nov. 27-28 with the 2nd annual Texas Turkey Hunt two-day bracket race. The race, scheduled for the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, gives racers a chance to win $5K on Friday and $10K on Saturday. This year, Junior Dragster and Motorcycle classes have been added to the schedule.

Last year’s winners were Donny Burleson, Cory Gulitti, Mike Murray, and Ronnie Speer. Who will be next? Could be you!

Mike Murray, 2019 Friday No Box Winner

Texas Turkey Hunt 

Super Pro

Racers in the Super Pro class will compete for $5K on Friday and $10K on Saturday for a $275 entry fee (with pre-enter). Single day entry on Friday is $125 with a $50 buyback. Saturday’s single day entry is $200 and buybacks are $100.


In No-Box, racers will compete for $5K on Friday and Saturday for a weekend entry fee of $225 (with pre-enter). Buybacks in No-Box are $50 each day.

Junior Dragster

The Junior Dragster class will pay $1,500 on both days for a weekend entry fee of $200 (with pre-enter) with a $50 buy back.


Racers in the Motorcycle class will compete for $1,000 on Saturday and Friday for a weekend entry fee of $200 (with pre-enter). Motorcycles will also have the added bonus that the winner of each day will be able to join into either the No-Box or Super Pro class. Buy backs are also $50 each day and purse is based on 16 entries.

The deadline to pre-enter is Monday November 23rd. Pre-registration to be paid to Media@houstonraceway.com.

Texas Turkey Hunt
Cory Gulitti, 2019 Saturday Super Pro Winner

Spectator admission is $25 for Friday and Saturday. Saturday only is $15.

Saturday’s schedule includes a Dial-for-Dollars event for $20 with a 50% payback. This will occur on Saturday morning after the new entry time run. Closest to the dial without going under wins the purse and will receive the wait-and-see first round bye. The tie-breaker will be decided using the best non-red reaction time.

Second round losers can purchase a lotto ticket for the chance to re-enter the race. The lotto tickets are $10 each and one ticket will be pulled for Super Pro and No-Box.

Turkey Hunt Rules

  • 1/8 mile bracket racing
  • Double entries allowed
  • Delay Boxes must be removed from No-Box cars 
  • Door cars run door cars in Super Pro 
  • Trans Brakes run Trans Brakes in No-Box 
  • Event is run as four classes with four byes per round until one car is left
  • $5,000 race based off 75 entries 1st round
  • $10,000 race based off 90 entries 1st round
  • Bye is determined with previous round, and will carry over
Texas Turkey Hunt
Ronnie Speer, 2019 Saturday No Box Winner

Texas Turkey Hunt Schedule

Stacking begins on Thursday at Gate 3.

The gates open at 8AM on Friday with a Test-N-Tune from 9AM to 1:30PM. Class time trial is at 2PM with eliminations to follow.

On Saturday, the gates open at 8AM with a new entry time run at 9AM. The Dial-for-Dollars will follow the new entry time run and eliminations will begin after the Dial-for-Dollars.

For more information on the Texas Turkey Hunt, see the flyer posted below or contact Austin Hayward at 281-918-0503.

Texas Turkey Hunt

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