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The U.S. Mile Expands to the Arkansas Delta- June 3-5, 2016

The Arkansas Mile


The U.S. Mile Expands to the Arkansas Delta- June 3-5, 2016

PEARLAND, TX– The U.S. Mile, the team behind infamous 1-Mile land speed racing events, such as The Texas Mile and The Colorado Mile, announced its second expansion and third 1-mile racing event, The Arkansas Mile. The Arkansas Mile will attract gear heads, car enthusiasts and spectators alike to gather at the Arkansas International Airport in Blytheville, Arkansas next summer on June 3-5, 2016. The event will bring the same “heart and soul” to racers in the Arkansas Delta as it has to South Texas over the last 13 years.

“Blytheville is less than a one-day drive from 50 percent of the population of the United States,” stated Barrett Harrison, President of the Arkansas Aeroplex. With an ideal location, The Arkansas Mile will welcome drivers of street legal cars, motorcycles, trucks, and concept race cars to test their top speeds on a 1-mile stretch of concrete.

The concept is simple: drivers line up and go as fast as possible for one mile. The goal is to set the fastest MPH record at the event, be the fastest car, truck or motorcycle in your vehicle’s class or just to achieve a personal best speed record.

Liz Smith with the Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce said, “We are thrilled to host the First ‘Arkansas Mile’ in Blytheville. Our entire business community looks forward to rolling out the red carpet to drivers and visitors alike, and no red carpet can match an Arkansas Delta red carpet!” The Texas Mile located in Beeville, Texas is known to boost the local economy over event weekends, bringing in thousands of people from across the U.S., Canada, and other countries.

The Arkansas Mile will be teaming up with the other motorsports festivities happening the weekend of June 3-5, 2016 at the Arkansas Aeroplex; including the Cars and Cycles Against Cancer fundraiser, British National Meet and welcoming television host, Dennis Gage of “My Classic Car” to Blytheville. Throughout the weekend, spectators will witness racers going full throttle, see performance vehicles up close and personal and celebrate the lives of friends and loved ones fighting or have fought cancer.

Don’t miss out on your chance to challenge the new Arkansas Mile in your own vehicle and see some of the fastest vehicles in the world achieve their top speed in 1-Mile. For more information, please visit

U.S. Mile Racing

Event Location: 4701 Memorial Dr. Blytheville, AR 72315 - Runway 18/36

Event Date: Friday-Sunday, June 3-5, 2016

Racer Registration: Registration opens Sunday, April 10, 2016 5:00pM CDT

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Participant and Spectator Information Contact: Ashley Flores (281) 303-1844

Sponsors, Vendors, and Media Contact: Jennifer Matus (832) 360-7725

Twitter: @TheUSMile