Pecos County Sees Huge Economic Impact from Big Bend Open Road Race 4/26/13
April 26, 2013
Steak is cooking on the grill and tables are full at K Bobs Steakhouse in Fort Stockton.
With the big bend open road race in town business is booming
"We get real busy," said Glenn Schiflet, manager of K Bobs.
K-Bob's profits will actually jump ten to 15 percent this week and race day is the second biggest day of the year, second only to mothers day
"Every body loves them coming into town," he said.
One group of racers who have traveled from San Antonio say they will spend close to two thousand dollars in the area this year.
"We get in Tuesday and we are going to leave on Sunday morning, so we're eating at all the local establishments and everyone's just been great here in this town," said Bill Scrivner a co-driver in tomorrow’s race.
"For last year's estimates it was right around seven hundred fifty thousand dollars that Pecos County made in revenue from the motels, restaurants, the gas stations," said Randy Archer, the race director.
Which is great for businesses like K Bobs as they look forward to this event every year/
"we start revving up for this at the beginning of the month," Schiflet said.