This FUNdraiser for Frontier Texas will take place on the museum’s parade grounds (courtyard area) on a custom-built 76-foot long race track. First prize for the Open-Division will get a trophy and the title 2019 Texas State Belt Sander Races Champion.
A full BBQ meal will be provided by Sharon’s BBQ (now serving Abilene in two locations), beer will be provided by Reed Distributing. Individual (spectator/meal) tickets are $50 each and must be purchased at least three-days in advance.
Race teams must provide their own belt sanders (we can help) and are encouraged to decorate and modify their sanders for SPEED and style. The final racers may not exceed 12-inches wide by 24-inches long. Competition will be in two categories: Open-Division for all belt sander types and a Stock-Division using only a Harbor Freight Chicago 6.5 Amp 3”x21” belt sander and the winner receives a trophy and bragging rights (see sponsorships page for pricing).
Betting on winners is encouraged from 6:00-6:45pm with half of the cash going to the winning bets and half going to the museum. So bring some extra cash and you might go home with more.