Campgrounds are open, cars are going down the track…..
Sept. 25, 2009 – Fans are coming to the Texas Motorplex and they plan to stay a while. The 24th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals started Thursday and now that the sun is out and professional racers are on site, the campgrounds are filling up.
Sportsman racing started Thursday morning and continues today. NHRA Full Throttle Series professional qualifying starts Friday, continues on Saturday and wraps up with eliminations on Sunday.
The Motorplex is one of the final six events of the 2009 season – which make up the Countdown to 1 playoff schedule. Only the top 10 racers in each of the four professional categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – will earn the right to compete for the 2009 NHRA championships. All professional racers had 18 events to battle their way into the top 10.
FRIDAY, Sept. 25 – Sportsman eliminations begins at 8:30 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 2 and 4:45 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 26 – Sportsman eliminations begin at 8 a.m.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFYING SESSIONS at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, Sept. 27 – Pre-race ceremonies, 10 a.m.
FINAL ELIMINATIONS begin at 11 a.m.
For tickets call (800) MOTORPLEX (668-6775). Tickets also are available at texasmotorplex.com.
Thursday: Adult, $10; Youth (12 years and under), $5.
Friday: Adult, $30-50; Youth (12 years and under), $5-22.
Saturday: Adult, $32-60; Youth (12 years and under), $5-30.
Sunday: Adult, $36-66; Youth (12 years and under), $5-33.