Big Bend Open Road Race Set for April

Sit back, buckle up and get ready for the ride of a lifetime. That’s what the Big Bend Open Road Race brings to Fort Stockton and Sanderson each April. This event alone brings in hundreds of people to these small West Texas communities from all over the U.S and Europe.

This year’s Big Bend Open Road Race will have something for everyone; so make plans now to be a part of this exciting event in West Texas. The event starts off in Sanderson on Wednesday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 24th with activities for the racers including registration, technical inspections, rookie school, practice runs, and qualifying. A Welcome Party will be held at 5:00 p.m.

On Friday, April 25th, the activities move to Fort Stockton for additional racer functions and a Car Show from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Rooney Park. Everyone is invited to come meet the drivers and see their cars. The parade will depart from the park at 5:30 p.m. and will proceed North on Main St. turning left (West) on Dickinson Blvd. and continuing to AutoZone.

On Saturday, April the 26th, the Annual After Race Party in the Park will be held in Rooney Park from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. The racers will end up here after they cross the finish line. There will be music, food, and drink and lots and lots of FUN! Everyone is invited to come out and see the cars, take photos, get autographs, etc. Don’t miss out on this Racing event. Volunteers are still needed. For information call (432) 336-2264 or visit our website at

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