What is Texas’ version of ‘Car Week’ and where is it held?  If you don’t know or haven’t seen much coverage then check out words and photos from HRE Wheels Attends TX2K17 post below and don’t forget to check out the HRE Wheels gallery HERE.

Audi R8 on black HRE Wheels at TX2K17
Underground Racing Audi R8 on HRE Wheels attends TX2K17

What is TX2K and where was it held this year? 

It’s hard to describe TX2K because there’s just so much going on, but it consists of 4-5 days of non-stop street racing, car meeting, shit talking, hotel parking lot invading, drag racing, sun burning, record breaking events all in under a week.  If HRE Wheels asks if you’re available to document TX2K, you better be ready to endure 4 days tire smoke and fast cars.  Most of the coverage was at Royal Purple Raceway and some at a few random meeting spots around the city of Houston.

Each morning before heading out to TX2K17, I picked up Enrique from his Airbnb….

Luckily, it was just down the street from Blacksmith coffee… 

We had finally arrived at TX2K17  pit/parking area.  We spotted this S2k… not an uncommon thing to see here… 

Check out the meaty rear tires in the rear….

Not sure who this Civic belongs to but it looks like its ready for a time attack… 

True CTR?  It must be putting down some serious power with a parachute in the rear…

Black on black and R888’s means business…

One of the spectator favorites was this white R34 GTR behind the HRE Wheels booth…

ETS had this TT V10 motor on display.  Their presence has grown over the years…

More RHD goodness from Japan… 

Team English Racing Mitsubishi Evo 8 at TX2K17

Team English Racing’s Mitsubishi EVO 8…

I believe this EVO 8 hit 9’s at TX2K17…

A common wheel tire set up for GTR R35 at TX2K17…

Not sure exactly what’s under this Z but gonna guess it’s a 2JZ… 

These guys were warming up their tires for the roll race… 

Lots of hype with these Lamborghini Huracan from Canada…

BlackHorseTurbo (BHT) brought out his Porsche TT GT3 997 to stretch out its legs…

This was pretty much Day 1 and 2 at TX2K17 Royal Purple Raceway…

I guess pets are allowed at Royal Purple Raceway…

The reason why there were so many GTR R35’s was to take out Ekanoo Racing’s 7 sec record.  Gidi Chamdi piloted the “Alpha G” GTR to set a new 1/4 mile record at 6.93.

BHT doing some test and tune sessions with the new setup.

Hai of The JH Films, Anthony Do (DoBoysGarage), and StanM (6starphoto) taking a break when they’re not filming.

The gimbal set up.  Modified Movi with Odyssey and FS700.

Then there’s Berny…

Pretty much day 1 and 2 of TX2K at Royal Purple Raceway…

UGR x HRE Wheels x Audi R8 V10 = $$$

@Robcrob‘s UGR TT Audi R8 on HRE Wheels at the UGR trailer… 

Rob also owns this ZR powered 71 Camaro… 

Sean Tierney of HRE Wheels setting up the gimbal rig for his Red… 

Enrique, whom I recently traveled to Japan with, flew into town for his first TX2K event ever… his life has now changed…

kchoweth UGR TT Lamborghini Huracan TX2K17

kchoweth UGR TT Lamborghini Huracan

@kchoweth‘s UGR TT Huracan took the win for the unlimited roll racing event at TX2K17. 

UGR TT Audi R8 on HRE Wheels at TX2K17

Another UGR TT Audi R8 getting ready for a roll race…

Volkswagen on HRE Wheels at TX2K17

There were also dyno sessions at Royal Purple Raceway…

S30Z at TX2k17

You can roll right off the track and make your way to the dyno like this Z car. 

2jz toyota supra at TX2K17

Toyota Supras:  You can’t park with us

Acura NSX at TX2k17

2JZ powered 2017 Acura NSX?  Jk…

alphaperformance at TX2K17

Meanwhile back at the pits…

gidi chamdi nissan gtr r35 at tx2k17

Gidi Chamdi Nissan GTR R35 Alpha Performance at TX2k17

Gidi Chamdi in his Alpha Performance GTR R35 gets ready for a test and tune session TX2K17 at the RPR pits…

Gidi Chamdi Alpha Performance GTR R35 TX2k17 at Royal Purple Raceway

One of the loudest launches at TX2K17 was Gidi’s Alpha Performance R35 GTR… also extra loud when you’re standing beside it…

Gidi Chamdi Alpha GTR R35 at TX2K17

Sadly I wasn’t present at the time when he broke into the 6’s but other teams were trying to as well….

H8R MKR

Induction Performance Supra at TX2K17

Induction Performance, a big sponsor of TX2K, was out there with a couple of mk3 and mk4 Supras.  This mk4 broke into the 7’s and dedicated it to a friend….

Interesting what welding engineers can do with a stool chair lol…

LS powered RX7 FD at TX2K17

LS powered RX7 FD at TX2K17

TX2K – Event of the LS or 2JZ powered cars…

k series lotus tx2k17

k series lotus tx2k17

k series lotus tx2k17

But wait… K series making a comeback with mid engine cars like this Lotus…

s15 over fender flare tx2k17

s15 over fender flare tx2k17

Murican S15 with wide stance thanks to overfenders… 

boosted jeep tx2k17

Sitting across from the S15 was this Jeep… 

boosted ls jeep tx2k17

Boosted and LS powered… 

boosted ls jeep tx2k17

nos ls powered jeep tx2k17

with 2 bottles of Nitrous in the back… 

tx2k royal purple raceway

Evening light when the sun starts to set….

tx2k17 sunset royal purple raceway

integra honda tx2k17 ETS racing

Track stay open all night…

english racing mitusbishi evo tx2k17

World’s quickest Mitsubishi Evo X was from Team English Racing with a time of 8.48@164mph.

heffner lamborghini huracan TT tx2k17

heffner performance tx2k17 houston hre wheels

tx2k17 royal purple raceway

Seats were packed when the temps got cooler for cars to run…

hre wheels ford focus tx2k17

Cobb Tuning brought a Ford Focus RS with HRE Wheels… 

hre wheels ford focus rs tx2k17

autobanh motorsports tx2k17

Had to get a photo of some other sponsors I’ve worked for as well.

is300 tx2k17

Stunting next to them was Berny and Sonny’s IS300…

advan work tx2k17 is300

I like Sonny’s new wheel setup.  Some polished Advan RGX’s? 

Even Berny couldn’t help taking some photos…

nissan gtr r35 tx2k17

tx2k17

Doesn’t matter what you’re running but just having friends and family helping out makes it a fun event… 

On day 4 of TX2K17, I mainly hung out with the guys from Autobanh and Induction Performance… 

Mr. Tommy Banh of Autobanh Motorsports… 

samsung 360 gear induction performance tx2k17

Hai of the JH Films shot some 360 footage for Induction Performance with the Samsung 360 camera….

samsung 360 tx2k17

samsung 360 tx2k17

toyota supra hre wheels autobanh motorsports tx2k17

It was time to pack up and get outta there…

s13 240 silvia tx2k17

But right before leaving found saw an interesting Silva S13…

Interesing that it’s tuned by Jason of Stoopifast…

So simple and clean… also RHD.

the ricebox riceboxed heights houston tx2k17 hre wheels

Of course, if you’re in Houston and haven’t stopped by The Ricebox in the Heights, you’re not a true “ricer”.  This was first night the guys from HRE Wheels were in town and invited them to try out The Ricebox… they loved it so much, we had it again the night before they left….

Waiting for this day to come… jk.  You either work hard or smart… there’s no way around it.

There’s definitely more to TX2K than what I’ve shown here in this post.  I’ll be sure to get more street racing, hotel meet ups, and crazy illegal smoke burn outs at TX2K18.  By the end of Day 3 of TX2K17 at Royal Purple Raceway, I was pretty burnt out (mentally and physically lol).  It’s definitely worth it to see all the high HP cars competing to be the fastest in world.  As always, thanks for reading or checking out the photos.

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