THE PONTIAX SCHEDULED TO PLAY AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX DURING FEATURED AAA TEXAS NHRA FALL NATIONALS
ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 18, 2012) – AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals fans who are spending the weekend in the Texas Motorplex campground will be treated to FREE live music on Friday and Saturday night. The Pontiax will be the headline act on Saturday.
This year’s Fall Nationals is one for the record books as the Motorplex plays host to the second of six Countdown championship playoff events and the Traxxas Nitro Shootout all-star event for Funny Car.
The quickest and fastest form of motorsport makes its annual stop at the fastest track in Texas, featuring cars that exceed speeds of 320 mph. Engines roar with 8,000 horsepower. Flames blast out of the pipes, propelling drivers as quickly as 0-100 mph in less than half a second. All that can be seen at Texas Motorplex this weekend. Professional qualifying starts Friday and continues on Saturday before the Traxxas Nitro Shootout. Final eliminations start at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
The Motorplex is an all-concrete quarter-mile drag racing facility that opened in 1986, becoming the first super-stadium built specifically for drag racing. The Motorplex has hosted national event racing since 1986 and has been the site of record-breaking passes, championship-clinching performances and jaw-dropping performances.
The 27th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals will feature some of the biggest names in racing, including John Force, Fort Worth native and Top Fuel winner Spencer Massey, Tony Schumacher, Greg Anderson and more.
Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.