Texas World Speedway (TWS) is a road course in College Station, a town that sits on a 1-1/2 hours drive away from Houston and two hours away from Austin, Texas. The project broke ground in 1969 as a 2-mile superspeedway for NASCAR racing, with several road courses enclosed, allowing multiple raceway configurations. The oval racetrack in TWS saw some glory days back in the seventies, as one of the select group of NASCAR 2+ miles speedways, together with motorsports temples like Indianapolis, Daytona, or Talladega, to name a few. On the other hand, the TWS road course configuration was home to several competitions by SCCA, BMW Car Club of America, Porsche Club of America, and several other organizations.
Years of neglect, under maintenance, and political problems between TWS owners and NASCAR caused the oval racetrack damage beyond repair. During the eighties, the road course configuration remained in operation and was popular among Texan racing clubs. Its 15 turns, 2.9-mile road course configuration had an average speed of 88 mph in both directions. Velocities as high as 150 mph were possible in the main straightaway leading to the final line. Texas World Speedway formally closed its doors in 2017, and a new housing project is under construction in its location.
When running the Texas World Speedway circuit counterclockwise, it was easier to reach higher speeds near the final line because of the longer curve diameter on the segment between turns 3 and 1. The average lap time of the counterclockwise circuit was 1:58.62 with an average speed of 88 mph