April 15, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (April 16, 2013) – The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional, featuring the second annual Old School Showdown, is finally back in town.

The Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event features the best racers in the region, battling for valuable division and national championship points as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000. Categories include Sportsman MC, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

For the second consecutive year the Lucas Oil event will featuring the Texas

Motorplex Old School Showdown with specialty old school hot rods from the Texas Blown Fuel Association and the Southwest Jr Fuel Association and more as the Motorplex turns back the clock for some Saturday night family-fun entertainment!Gates open at 8 a.m. for the Lucas Oil event and the Showdown starts at 3 p.m. with Opening Ceremonies.

A special highlight and new addition to the show this year is the high-powered, jaw-dropping old school Jet Train performance by KC Jones.

“All of us here at Team Steam are really looking forward to performing at the Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown for a number of reasons,” KC Jones said. “Tracks like the Motorplex recognize the fact that along with all the great sportsman racing that will be taking place for the Lucas Oil DRS event that putting on a show for the fans is also important. Years ago we used to run a lot of Division races, then for some reason they just went away for Exhibition Cars.

“The last couple of years we have had the opportunity to run at a few Lucas Oil events with great results, lots of fans get to watch great racing all day and see an exciting show to wrap up the event. Our goal is to help draw the fans to the event and give them a good bang for their hard earned buck.”

Jones said he also has a personal connection to the Billy Meyer-owned super track.

“I grew up in Southern California, dreaming about running at places like Texas Motorplex,” Jones said. “I started going to drag races when I was 5 years old and I will never forget some of the great moments in drag racing, including watching Billy Meyer win the Manufacturer’s Meet at OCIR. So running at his track is pretty cool.”

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.


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