FUN FORD WEEKEND FANS CAN SAVE MONEY AT THE GATE WHILE HELPING HOMEBOUND SENIORS CARE FOR VALUED HOUSEHOLD PETS

                      FUN FORD WEEKEND FANS CAN SAVE MONEY AT THE GATE WHILE HELPING HOMEBOUND SENIORS CARE FOR VALUED HOUSEHOLD PETS Fans That Bring Pet Food for Meals on Wheels AniMeals Program Save $5 ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 26, 2014) – Fun Ford Weekend fans have proven they like to help the homebound seniors in the community. For three years, fans that have brought canned goods to support the Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties, have received $5 off Fun Ford Weekend tickets and they have helped countless seniors with their donations. This year, the same homebound seniors will still be assisted, but in a more furry-friendly way. And Fun Ford Weekend fans will be given multiple gifts in return when Fun Ford Weekend returns Nov. 8. All fans who bring cat or dog food for Meals on Wheels homebound seniors [...]

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NHRA FUNNY CAR WORLD CHAMPION RAYMOND BEADLE: 1943-2014

Raymond Beadle, a three-time NHRA Funny Car world champion and driver of the famed Blue Max Funny Car, died Oct. 20 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He was 70. Beadle, who got his start in NHRA in the early 1970s driving for team owners Prentiss Cunningham, Mike Burkhart and Don Schumacher, started his own team with Harry Schmidt in 1974 and the duo raced to 13 NHRA national event victories in 28 final round appearances and won world championship titles in 1979, 1980 and 1981. He was a two-time winner of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, claiming victories at the world’s most prestigious drag race in 1975 and 1981. The Spur, Texas, native’s first world championship title in ’79 ended Don “The Snake” Prudhomme’s four-year reign of Funny Car dominance. Beadle is one of only four Funny Car drivers in NHRA history who have won at least three [...]

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FUN FORD WEEKEND– NOV. 8, 2014

FUN FORD WEEKEND– NOV. 8, 2014 WHAT: Fun Ford Weekend is back at Texas Motorplex, Nov. 8, Fun Ford Weekend is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands and will be a massive celebration of all things Ford! The Motorplex will be filled with a family-friendly event featuring a car show, swap meet, car corral, drag racing with the region’s top racers! This year is even more special as the Southwest Heritage Racing Association and Beat The Heat join Fun Ford Weekend. SHRA will be featuring six categories ranging from heads-up to dial-in with some of the fastest cars around. Beat the Heat will feature drag racing police departments from around the country for its World Finals! WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45. WHEN: FAST FRIDAY is open to all FFW participants and [...]

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1970 NHRA Springnationals Top Fuel Champ Gibson Named Grand Marshal of SHRA FINALS

Former NHRA Top Fuel national event winner Bob Gibson has been named the Grand Marshal of the Southwest Heritage Racing Association CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS that will take place Saturday November 8th at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX. Gibson had a short but rewarding career in the early Top Fuel wars of drag racing. A lifelong Dallas area resident, he began at age 18 driving an A/Fuel dragster for John Dodson in 1967 and spent the next 5 years wheeling a variety of dragsters with success. His biggest win had to be the 1970 NHRA Springnationals at Dallas Intl Motor Speedway where he took the Top Fuel title driving the Carroll Brothers ‘Texas Whips’ digger. At this race, Gibson took out Jimmy Dupstadt (who had run Low ET at a 6.59), Don ‘The Beachcomber’ Johnson’s fueler, Bennie Osborn, Don Moody and in the final defeated ‘Superman’ Jim Nicoll for the title. [...]

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TEXAS MOTORPLEX WELCOMES BACK NHRA’S SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION SUMMIT SERIES FINALS

ENNIS, Texas – Texas Motorplex will host the 2014 NHRA South Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals, October 17-19.  Top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the South Central division will compete in six classes for individual and team honors.  Individual champions in No-Electronic Quick, No-Electronic Street, Motorcycle, and Super Pro (or Pro) will advance to a run-off against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November.  (The winners in Super Pro and Pro have a runoff to determine who will compete in Pomona.) Participants in the top classes will compete for cash awards of more than $20,000.  Drivers who advance to Pomona will each receive $3,500 and the champions in each class will earn $5,000.  Competitors in the High School class will earn trophies. Individual winners from last year were Kyle White in Super Pro, Alvie [...]

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Date Event City Venue
Series: Fast Friday / NHRA Street Legal
11/07/14 http://texasmotorplex.com/events/full-schedule/ Fast Friday Fast Friday in Ennis, Tx Texas Motorplex
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $15 to race & $10 to watch. Racing 6 – 10 p.m.. Age restrictions: All Ages. More information

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