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                                        Houston Hawkins 

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        Houston Hawkins' Super Quick Camaro 

Houston's 2003 Racing Page         Houston's Racing 2004

Houston Racing 2005                    Houston Racing 2006

Marva Hawkins

Houston's Camaro was the quickest and fastest car in the club.  He progressed from mid 10's to mid 7's using a NOx system.  He removed the nitrous system and slowed the car into the low 8 second range.  The present version of the car was built in 1999 and hit the track in 2000.  During the past 7 years, the car has changed many parts, engines and paint jobs.  Houston was a very competitive driver and almost always went some rounds.  Houston has gone into semi-retirement for the present time, but is looking to get back into drag racing with a street car for his wife Marva in the near future (March 2007).   
Houston's car, "The TAZ", was legal to compete in Super Pro, Super Gas or Super Comp. Houston found a notch in the 5.30 sec. class of the Baby Pro Mod races, sponsored by Edmond Hall of Montgomery, AL. Houston won this class a number of times and always finished in the top four. 
Houston's engine was a 572 Cu. inch. BBC.  Times for the car were in the high 8.20 second range in the quarter mile. 
The car appeared at the UBDRA "Black Sunday" races at Gateway International,  and the Memphis Racers Association's "Super Sunday" at Memphis Motorsports park.  Houston has run as far north as, Budds Creek, MD at Maryland International Dragway.  He has run at the "Louisiana Drag Classic" in Baton Rouge, LA.  The car has competed in, and won, match races at Hub City Dragway in Hattiesburg, MS.  
Houston is a native of Churchpoint, LA. Houston now makes his home in Baker, LA.  Houston is a Charter Member of Bracket Masters Racing Team.

Houston and Marva were engaged on 11/20/01.  The wedding and reception took place December 15, 2001, at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Nicholson Dr. Baton Rouge, LA.  During the wedding ceremony, it was very fitting that the pastor, Rev. Melissa Dunn read from 1 Corinthians 13, as the new couple stood before the gathering of friends and relatives.  The ceremony was beautiful. 

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Houston rolled in the Krewe of Maringouin Mardi Gras Parade and was awarded the 2nd Place Trophy for the Race Car Division.  Congratulations Houston!

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Houston was elected by unanimous vote to become President of Bracket Masters Racing Team, October 19, 2002.  

After serving as President for the year 2003, Houston decided not to run for office again.  He was elected vice-President at the annual election meeting, held October 12, 2003.  During the election of 2004, Houston stepped down as Vice President. 

In October 2006, Houston decided to give up his membership and has become an honorary member of Bracket Masters Racing Team.

During the presidency of Houston, the team made many advances and Houston was responsible for the most successful Louisiana Drag Classic that has ever been held.  While under Houston's leadership, the team has made many advances in membership, prosperity and community relations.  We started a partnership with Glen Oaks High School Auto Tech Program, and a new organization was formed to help administer to the needs of that program.  We have formed relationships with the East Baton Rouge School Board, the Constables office, the Holiday Helpers charitable organization and other groups in the city and Parrish.  During the year 2003, many great things happened within our team to forge new relationships and show the community that Bracket Masters is not just about racing, but we also contribute to our community.  Thanks go out to Houston & Marva Hawkins for their year of leadership. 


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