2013 LOOKS TO BE BANNER YEAR FOR EVENT DIVERSITY AT HISTORIC FACILITY
ENNIS, Texas (March 1, 2013) – Each season at Texas Motorplex ushers in new events, the best race in North Texas and a host of challenges for the most competitive racer at every level.
The schedule of events is packed with fan favorite events that start in early March and roll all the way through November. There are the historically jaw-dropping events like the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Sept. 19-22 featuring the stars of the quickest and fastest motorsport on the planet.
There are also car shows and racing for lovers of specific makes and models, including: April’s Mega Mopar Action Series’ Mopars at the Motorplex, the Super Chevy Show in May and the Fun Ford Weekend in September. Each of those manufacturer events feature car shows, drag racing, vendor area, specialty foods and more.
New in 2013 is an increase in non-racing events at the Motorplex. On Sunday, May 5 the Motorplex will play host to its first Cinco de Mayo festival. There will be five music acts all day long including Bobby Pulido and perhaps the most important Tejano band ever, Intocable.
“Every year we look at how we can expand our audience and this year the Cinco de Mayo festival is going to be a major event for us,” said Texas Motorplex owner, Billy Meyer. “We have a unique facility that is easily accessible to large crowds and we are always looking to see how we can change the entertainment scene in North Texas while keeping loyal with our strong passion for racing.”
Racing, racing and more racing. The 2013 schedule features more racing than ever with an expanded bracket racing program as well as more than 20 Fast Friday events. Fast Friday events are the best street legal events in Texas, allowing anyone with a driver’s license and a street legal vehicle to race down the historic Motorplex surface for just $15.
But if Friday night isn’t enough, there will also be Ultimate Street Night events on select Saturday nights, starting May 18. The Ultimate nights have street legal racing with the added heat of 275 cars and later start times.
“Street racing is an incredibly important topic for us because the more people we have racing at our track, we hope the fewer are racing in the streets illegally,” said Texas Motorplex General Manager, Gabrielle Stevenson. “Racing at the track is a much safer and controlled environment with the added incentive of competing against other racers. Our Competition Director, Eric McClelland, is doing an outstanding job of working with car clubs and racers to ensure we are open with more events in 2013.”
As if the best in professional NHRA racing and street legal nights weren’t enough to go with the Cinco de Mayo festival and car shows, there are plenty more options for every racer and race fan. Once again there will be two NHRDA events in 2013: The NHRDA Texas Diesel Nationals in the spring and the NHRDA World Finals in the fall.
The Import Face Off event will be held in the spring and fall again as well, showcasing the best import vehicles and motorcycles of all kind in show car and racing events.
For the second consecutive year, the Motorplex and NHRA are teaming up to make the Division 4 NHRA Lucas Oil event even bigger. Saturday night will feature the Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown with nostalgia racing, jet vehicles and much more.
Just when the racing season starts winding down in November, the Motorplex will be getting ready to be muddy. Really, really muddy.
Rugged Maniac will be hosting one of the premier 5k extreme obstacle courses at the Motorplex for a Nov. 9 event. Registration can be done at www.ruggedmaniac.com for those willing to climb walls, overcome obstacles and listening to great live music while getting muddy.
All the information for those events, and plenty more, can be found at the website or by calling the Motorplex offices at (972) 878-2641.
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.