MOPAR MADNESS HEADS TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX FOR ANNUAL BASH
ENNIS, Texas (April 15, 2013) – What does Mopar mean? What makes a car, a Mopar? And what creates the frenzy behind some of the most loyal car brand owners in the country?
The answers may vary greatly depending on whom you ask. Some would tell you that Mopar is an all-encompassing term to describe any Chrysler-built vehicle. That’s not a small amount of vehicles, either. That could include: Dodge, Chrysler, Plymouth, Imperial, Desoto and even Jeep and Eagle brands.
There are others, however, that will tell you the term has developed an urban dictionary of definitions from its wildly enthusiastic audience. Mopar could mean: Massively Over Powered and Respected. It could mean: Move Over People Are Racing.
Texas Motorplex officials really like that last one, considering there will be a car show, show-n-shine AND drag racing when the Mega Mopar Action Series Mopars at the Motorplex comes to the historic facility April 26-27.
The Mopar-powered weekend starts with a Fast Friday street legal event open to any and all cars, makes, models and driving experience. What better way to get ready for a power display on Saturday than with a high-octane warm-up on Friday night? Gates open at 6 p.m. April 26, racing will go until Midnight.
Mopars at the Motorplex gates open at 9 a.m. for a full day of celebrating one of the most powerful muscle car brands on the road today.
People who drive Chrysler and Dodge vehicles don’t just like their cars, after all. They are obsessed with them; making the Mopars at the Motorplex an especially popular event for the die-hards who drive Chargers, Challengers and more.
“To say the least, the fans who come out to support the Mopar event and the participants involved with the Mopar event are some of the most dedicated and excited that we see all season,” Texas Motorplex President and GM Gabrielle Stevenson said. “All of our car manufacturer events are unique and special and filled with a serious enthusiasm, and the Mopars at the Motorplex event is a great way to kick off the four we host each year.”
Mega Mopar Series presents Mopars at the Motorplex April 26-27, 2013
2013 Mopars at the Motorplex Categories and Pricing
Participant entry fee: All Mopars at the Motorplex participants will be charged $25 (or just $20 in advance) to enter the event (Gate 10). Participants in Car Show, Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet and Car Corral will not have to pay additional fees.
Participants in LX Class, Super Pro, Electronics, Pro, Nostalgia Super Stock and Modern Hemi Shootout and Test-n-Tune are required to pay additional fees as follows when picking up goodie bags and tech cards at the Registration Center.
Category Additional Fee Payout
ECA Modern Hemi Shootout $40 Win $1200, R/U $600
Texas Trailer Man Electronics $40 Win $1000, R/U $500
Nostalgia Super Stock $40 Win $1200, R/U $500
Nickles Auto Works Super Pro $40 Win $800, R/U $400
Pro $40 Win $700, R/U $300
DOT Tire- Sportsman $20 Win $400, R/U $200
Dealer Manager’s Cup Race $10 Winner Takes Trophy for Year
Test-n-Tune $10 Prizes, giveaways
All judged car show $0 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Show-n-Shine $0 Goodie bags
Swap Meet $0 Goodie bags
Car Corral $0 Goodie bags
Spectator Ticket Prices: Adult/Crew: $15, Youth (Age 13-17): $5, Children 12 & under are FREE
- Every ticket includes a Pit Pass
Friday, April 26 – FAST FRIDAY: $15 to race, $10 to watch
6 p.m.: Fast Friday gates open
7 p.m.: Test-n-Tune
12 a.m.: Secure track
Saturday, April 27
8 a.m.: Gates open / participant parking
8 a.m.: Car show registration and setup (9 a.m. – noon)
9 a.m.: Open Time Trials for all race classes, tech in the lanes
10:30 a.m.: Car show judging seminar
Noon.: ROUND ONE ELIMINATIONS
12-2 p.m.: FREE Revell “Make-n-Take” for kids at the Car Show Tent
3:30 p.m.: Car show awards
Race Rules and Payouts
Evolution Custom Auto “MODERN HEMI SHOOTOUT” - ¼- mile
.500 full Tree, All Run, 2002 and newer
Win $1200, Runner-up $600, Semi $300, Qtrs $100, 8ths $50
Texas Trailer Man “Electronics”- 1/8th mile
All ET’s Run , Full Tree, Dial Your Own Electronics trans-brake class (crosstalk on)
Electronics Class, box, trans brake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit
Winner $1000, Runner-up $500, Semi’s $250, Qtrs $100, 8ths $50
Super Pro- 1/8th mile
7.70 and quicker, Full Tree, Dial Your Own Foot Break Class
Foot Break, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, no trans brake, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit
Winner $800, Runner-up $400, Semi’s $200, Qtrs $65
PRO – 1/8th mile
11.90 slower, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
No Electronics Class, no box, no trans brake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake
Winner $800, Runner-up $400, Semi’s $200, Qtrs $65
DOT Tire- Sportsman – ¼ mile
DOT tires, All run Foot Break, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
No Electronics Class, no box, no trans brake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off foot brake
Winner $400, Runner-up $200, Semi’s $80 Qtrs $45
Nostalgia Super Stock – ¼- mile All Makes Run
Indexed, .500 full Tree, Foot Break
Win $1200, Runner-up $500, Semi’s $250, Qtrs $100
CLASS DESIGNATIONS & INDEX:
AAA/FX 08.75, AA/FX 09.00, A/FX 09.25, B/FX 09.50, C/FX 09.75, A/NSS 10.00, B/NSS 10.50, C/NSS 11.00, D/NSS 11.50, E/NSS 12.00, F/NSS 12.50, G/NSS 13.00
Nostalgia Super Stock is an index-style foot brake only class for the year models, body styles, and engine combinations, which accurately represent those cars, which raced in the A/FX and Super Stock classes of the ’60s. Certain exceptions in the authenticity of these cars will be allowed. Among those exceptions, but not limited to, are factors concerning safety, equality in performance, availability, and durability. Classiﬁcation will be based on a visual inspection and an e.t. range. No modiﬁcations, which alter the car from factory stock, are permitted unless they are specifically allowed in these rules. Sandbagging, excessive braking near the finish line or excessive mph for a given e.t. is subject to result in a disqualification. Nostalgia Super Stock is an all run field, and will compete on an NHRA Sportsman type ladder. The class will qualify by elapsed time closest to index, be paired according to qualifying positions, and then advance to eliminations. All qualiﬁers in Nostalgia Super Stock must have a valid elapsed time recorded to be placed into eliminator competition.
Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, & Tree
All Run, NHRA Sportsman Ladder, .500 Full Tree, Handicap Start.
ELIGIBLE YEAR MODELS AND BODY STYLES
The following is a list of cars/engines, which are allowed to compete in the Nostalgia Super Stock class: • AMC AMX: 1968 – 1969; 390
• Chevrolet Full Bodied: 1959-64; 348 & 409s, Z11 427
• Chevrolet Full Bodied: 1965-67; 396-454
• Chevrolet Chevelle: 1964 – 1967; 396-454
• Pontiac Full Bodied: 1959-67; 389-455
• Tempest/GTO: 1962-67; 389-455
• Ford Full Bodied: 1959-67; 390-427
• Ford Thunderbolt: 1964; 427
• Fairlane/Comet/Cyclone/Falcon: 1963-67; 390, 427
• Dodge/Plymouth Full Bodied: 1960-67; 383-440 wedge
• Dodge/Plymouth Full Bodied: 1964-67; Hemi
• Buick Full Bodied: 1960-67; 401-455
• Skylark GS: 1964-67; 400-401-455
• Chevelle: 1964-67; 396-454
• Oldsmobile Full Bodied: 1960-67; 394-400-455
• Cutlass/442: 1964-67; 400-455
• Dart/Barracuda: 1967-69; 383-440
• Dart/Barracuda: 1968; 426 Hemi
NSS Classes: All NSS class participants must declare & have posted the NSS class of choice prior to the 1st scheduled qualifying run in their respective eliminator or at the time of technical inspection. No change of class is permitted after the ﬁrst scheduled qualifying round for the respective eliminator.
Dealer Manager’s Cup Race
Participants must be a Representative from a Mopar Dealership and use a street legal vehicle. Representative must check in at Registration Center, and give car description by 9am.
Judged Car Show Information:
Car Show Classes.
All Classes are winner only for the Car Show Categories
A Body- Stock
A Body- Modified
B Body- Stock (62-67)
B Body- Modified (62-67)
B Body- Stock (68- Later)
B Body- Modified (68- Later)
C Body- All
E Body- Stock
E Body- Modified
Early Model Stock (61 & Older)
Late Model RWD (77-Later)
Jeep/ AMC (All Years)
Early Model Street Rod (61 & Older)
Front Wheel Drive
Survivor/ Un restored
Car Corral (Non Judged)
Best Wheels Best Paint Best Engine
Best Interior Peoples Choice Best in Show (Gold Cup)
• All Judged entries must be a Mopar or Mopar powered
• Race Car entries cannot be licensed or inspected
• No nitrous oxide systems, parts, or paraphernalia are allowed in stock class entries
• Project Class entries must show significant evidence of work in progress. Entrants limited to a maximum of two years in this class.
The intent of the Stock Class is to simulate an original assembly line vehicle. It is recognized that most of the vehicles will have some changes and additions. To distinguish between Stock and Modified class entries, we adhere to the following guidelines.
1. A modification is considered any part, piece, or system of pieces, currently on the vehicle, that was not available from the factory’s assembly line at the time of the entry vehicle’s date of manufacture. This includes, but is not limited to: incorrect wheels, headers, chrome engine components, after-market gauges (including tachs), intake manifolds, non-factory carbs, lift kits, shackles, traction bars, competition shifters, deeply tinted glass, re-located exhaust systems, modern stereo/cassette/cd systems, and both interior and exterior changes that significantly alter the vehicle’s appearance.
A Maximum of three (3) modifications will be allowed on “Stock” Class entries.
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.