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Just a small tease of the coverage to come of the very hot Houston kart racing scene. RERsports will be leading the pack and the go-to site for all the action.

We’ll be the competition for the Houston City Karting Championship, League Racing from SpeedSportz Race Park, and other regional action, such as the Texas State Racing Series (TSRS).

We’ll be keeping up to date with results and standings and posting on RERsports.NET.



It’s been a 1/4 century sense President and CEO climbed out of a single-seater formula race car. With the unveiling of his new racing helmet, Claver launches a quest to return to a proper race car within a year. plans to introduce a new product: “Call It a Comeback”. A video series documenting Claver’s mid-life to return to competitive single-seater racing will be launched through the RERvideo YouTube channel with special features available on RER’s Facebook Fan Page.


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RERsports — Shipley named Director of High School Relations for Horns

AUSTIN – Head Football Coach Tom Herman announced the hiring of Bob Shipley as the program’s Director of High School Relations on Thursday. Shipley, a veteran of 17 years as a high school head coach, will be in his second stint with the program after previously serving as a football analyst under Mack Brown during the 2013 season.

“We’re so lucky to have Bob joining our staff,” Herman said. “He’s obviously well known here, but also is highly respected in the high school communities across this state and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our director of high school relations position. He’s a guy I’ve known about and respected for a long time, and he will be an invaluable resource for our program. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”

“I was really excited when Coach Herman called, I had never met him before,” Shipley said. “When I came up and visited with him, the passion he had was really obvious. The plan he set out to me and the staff he has put together are both incredible. It’s funny, you work your whole life trying to force things to happen that you’d like to happen, and this is something that he just called me out of the blue, and it’s my dream job. That rarely happens in life. It wasn’t a decision I had to think about very long.”

Following his time season at Texas, Shipley returned to the high school ranks where he was head coach and athletic director at Belton High School (Belton, Texas) for three years. During that time, Belton posted a 19-16 record and had postseason berths in all three seasons with two playoff victories.

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RERsports — Golden: Five reasons why Tom Herman will turn Texas around sooner, not later

Tom Herman will win at Texas.

At least that’s what he’s saying.

“We will work day and night to make sure we bring Texas football back to its rightful place,” Herman told the Erwin Center crowd at halftime of Saturday’s Texas-Kansas game. After some raucous applause, he headed back to the Moncrief-Neuhaus athletic complex where he was hosting some of the country’s top recruits at junior day.

The feeling was palpable in the gym that day. Longhorn Nation already loves him.

They also loved Charlie Strong at one time, but he’s no longer around. If your name isn’t Saban, Meyer or Swinney, there are no sure things in this game.

Still, I can’t help but believe Herman will get things back to the elite level in a short time. Here are five reasons why:

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RERsports — Transgender wrestler booed after winning female competition he didn’t want to be in

Mack Beggs, 17, who is transitioning from female to male, had wanted to compete against other boys in the Texas state championship.

But officials refused to allow it because state sport regulations require athletes to wrestle according to their gender at birth.

Despite this Beggs was booed by people who thought he had an unfair advantage when taking on girls because he was taking drugs that increased his testosterone.

This had led to a parent of a girl trying to block him competing by filing a lawsuit.

But it didn’t work and Beggs beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 on Saturday to win gold at the Texas girls state championship in the 110-weight class.

‘That’s honestly what the spotlight should’ve been on, my teammates,’ he said after he won.

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RERsports — Transgender teenager taking testosterone wins Texas state girls’ wrestling tournament

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender boy completed an undefeated season Saturday by winning a controversial Texas state girls wrestling title in an event clouded by criticism from those who believe the testosterone he’s taking as he transitions from female to male created an unfair advantage.

The family of Mack Beggs has said he would rather be wrestling boys, but state policy calls for students to wrestle against the gender listed on their birth certificates. So the junior from Euless Trinity beat Chelsea Sanchez 12-2 in the 110-pound weight class to improve to 57-0 and earn the championship.

Beggs fell to his knees for a moment after the win as a mixture of cheers and boos rained down on him. He then hugged his coach and left the mat.

He had a bit of fun with his fellow wrestlers at the medal ceremony when he counted down from three and all six of the top finishers posed by doing a dab on the medal stand.

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RERsports — Track boss wants NASCAR at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas

If NASCAR truly is looking to interject something different, something exciting, the racing series should look at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. That’s the opinion of COTA chairman Bobby Epstein, who says he’s ready to make his pitch to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

“I’ve had contact with NASCAR officials, and we’ve heard from their fans and drivers,” Epstein told the Austin American-Statesman for a published article. “Everyone seems to want to be here, so I see no reason why it couldn’t come together.

“It’s something fans are asking for in droves. We hear it, and I’m assuming (NASCAR) hears it, too. They are continuing to tweak their product, looking for new ideas. This would be something different, a change of pace. I’d be pretty optimistic it could happen, because NASCAR said they want more road courses, more non-ovals. Now that they’ve said that, this is the best one in the country. So if enough fans want them here, I think they’ll be here one day.”

NASCAR currently has just two road courses on its 36-race schedule — Watkins Glen, New York, and Sonoma, California.

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RERsports — Former Longhorn player arrested for DWI

CBS Austin

Former Longhorn and NFL player Cedric Benson has had another run-in with the law.

According to court documents, Benson was seen by Austin Police early Saturday morning speeding along the 800 block of W 6th Street.

When officers attempted to pull Benson over at a convenience store on N Lamar, Benson left his vehicle and attempted to enter the store.

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RERsports — NBA warns Texas over proposed ‘bathroom bill’


The NBA has warned that Texas could be overlooked for future events because of a proposed “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people.

The Texas legislation is similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the league to move the All-Star Game out of that state. It would require people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate.

NBA spokesman Mike Bass says an environment where people are treated “fairly and equally” weighs heavily in deciding host locations. The NBA first made the statement last week, and the NFL has issued similar warnings.

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The Texas attorney general’s office will keep secret how much money Formula One receives from organizers of the U.S. Grand Prix to run the annual race.

The Associated Press had requested financial information related to the 2015 and 2016 races from the governor’s office under state public records law. Race host Circuit of the Americas receives more than $20 million in taxpayer funds to help pay for the event.

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