STREET RACING FEATURED AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX OFFERS SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO ILLEGAL STREET RACING
As another Fast-n-Furious movie hits the screens this holiday weekend, Texas Motorplex officials are anxious to remind the DFW region that the famous quarter-mile track is open most Fridays for anyone looking to satisfy their need for speed.
Racing at the NHRA-sanctioned track, however, is a safer alternative than illegally racing on city streets and highways.
Fast Fridays is open to drivers of all abilities with a street legal vehicle and a valid driver’s license. Gates open at 6 p.m. most Friday nights and racers pay just $15 for unlimited quarter-mile passes from 7 p.m. until Midnight.
“These movies are so intense and fun, sometimes people want to just hop in their cars and test the speed limits of the vehicle,” Texas Motorplex President and GM, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “We just want to remind everyone that racing on the streets is very dangerous and illegal and we offer a safer way for drivers of all skill level to get a taste of the ultimate race experience.
“We’ve hosted the legends of racing and speed for more than 25 years and we want people to challenge themselves on a professional race track instead of endangering themselves and others by racing on the streets or highways.”
There are more than 20 Fast Friday events offered in 2013, including tonight. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing is held from 7 p.m. until Midnight. Tech cards (allowing racers to make unlimited passes down the famous concrete quarter-mile) are just $15. Spectators can watch for just $10. Call (972) 878-2641 for more information.
Check out www.texasmotorplex.com for schedule and other event information.
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.