June 2, 2011 by  
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Nostalgia Dragsters will headline racing at this weekend’s Super Chevy Show

ENNIS, Texas (June 1, 2011) – Calling all blown fuel car fans! This weekend’s Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex will feature all-blown, heads up nostalgia dragster racing and quarter-mile racing, courtesy of the Texas Blown Fuel Association.

Carl Meador, owner and crew chief of a Nostalgia Slingshot Dragster, has recently worked with the Motorplex staff and is eagerly anticipating the weekend. The term “Slingshot Dragster” came from the early 1960s, because the driver sits behind the engine and the rear end.

Last year, Meador and his team finished second in the Texas Blown Fuel Association points championship.

“As a racer and member of the Texas Blown Fuel Association, I’d like to express my gratitude to the folks at Super Chevy and the Texas Motorplex for giving us the opportunity to showcase our ‘old school’ approach to drag racing,” Meador said. “The fans will see firsthand what it was like to compete during the earlier days of drag racing when these nostalgia hot rods take to the strip. I want to thank Rick Grindstaff, Keith Breazeal and Chris Graves for the vision to put their dreams in motion and give all of our members an affordable association to compete within.”

Qualifying will begin at Noon on Saturday, June 4. Full event details are listed below and on Super Chevy Show’s website at www.superchevyshow.com.

“One of the exciting aspects about our group is that there are no cookie cutter cars,” Meador said. “All of our race cars are blown and injected, but the duplicates end there and each one has a character unto itself. The same could be said of our owners and drivers, so please come by our pit areas to say hello and check out these cool machines.”

With these cars running more than 175 mph, Meador has great advice for fans who want to feel the action.

“Whatever you do, get to the fences when we fire them up and race down the quarter-mile and we’ll do our best to take you back to the ‘good ole days,’” Meador said.

Gabrielle Stevenson, general manager of the Motorplex, said she is excited to have the Texas Blown Fuel Association add another entertainment element for the Super Chevy Show fans this weekend.

This will be the first year for TBFA to participate in The Super Chevy Show Series.

“These nostalgia dragsters are the perfect car to be roaring down the quarter-mile during the Super Chevy Show at the Motorplex because they blend speed and style and just like some of the cars in the car show ear, they offer us a chance to see a dragster from a golden era in drag racing,” Stevenson said. “Fans love to get up close and see every inch of what make these dragsters capable of those quick times and high speeds. The nostalgia dragsters add a lot to the show.”

The event weekend will officially kick-off Saturday morning with a special car show cruise from Soulman’s Bar-B-Que in Rockwall to the Motorplex. Cruise details are listed on the website at www.superchevyshow.com. The event will also include autocross, a car show, midway displays, the fan-favorite Revell “Build a Car” for kids, and a live band, “The Morticians.”

Super Chevy Show Schedule of Events

June 4-5, 2011

Friday, June 3, 2011 – FAST FRIDAY

6 p.m.:                         Fast Friday gates open

7 p.m.:                         Test-n-Tune

12 a.m.:                       Secure track

Saturday, June 4, 2011

7 a.m.:                         Racer gates open / participant parking

7 a.m.:                                     Meet at Soulman’s (691 East Interstate 30, Rockwall) for cruise

8 a.m.:                                     Cruise to Texas Motorplex from Soulman’s Bar-B-Que in Rockwall

8 a.m.:                         Spectator gates open

8 a.m.:                         Tech opens / VP Fuel Station opens

9 a.m.:                         Car show registration & Setup (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

10 a.m.-2 p.m.:           Autocross presented by Equipe Rapide

10 a.m.:                       Open Time Trials for all race classes

10:30 a.m.:                  Quick 8 presented by Royal Purple Qualify #1

10:30 a.m.:                  Car show judging seminar

11 a.m.:                       True Street challenge cruise

11:30 a.m.:                  Quick 8 presented by Royal Purple Qualify #2

12 pm.:                        PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association Qualify #1

12 p.m.:                       BONUS bracket race & 5th Gen Camaro Shootout presented by Speedtek Performance

12-2 p.m.:                    FREE Revell “Build a Car” for kids at the Car Show Tent

1-3 p.m.:                      Live band “The Morticians” play in the car show tent area

1:45 p.m.:                    PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association Qualify #2

3:15 p.m.:                    PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association Round #1

Following Pro: BONUS bracket finals

3:30 p.m.:                    Car show special awards

4 p.m.:                                                  Quick 8 (Elec. & No Elec.) presented by Royal Purple

4:45 p.m.:                    PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association SEMI-FINAL

5:30 p.m.:                    Quick 8 (Elec. & No Elec.) presented by Royal Purple FINAL

6 p.m.:                         PRO SHOW- Texas Blown Fuel Association FINAL

7 p.m.:                         Secure track

Sunday, June 5, 2011

8 a.m.:                         Racer gates open / tech for new arrivals

8 a.m.:                         Spectator gates open

8:30 a.m.:                    RFC service in car show tent

10 a.m.-2 p.m.:           Autocross presented by Equipe Rapide

9:30-11 a.m.:               Open Time Trials for all race classes

10:30 a.m.:                  Car show judging seminar

11:00 a.m.:                  “Run for the Money” – dial-in run

11:30 a.m.:                  Bracket race round one (DriveDuracell.com Bracket 1 (Elect.) presented by Royal Purple, Bracket 2 (No Elect.) presented by Royal Purple, DOT, 5th Gen Camaro Shootout presented by Speedtek Performance)

12-2 p.m.:                    FREE Revell “Build a Car” for kids at the Car Show Tent

3:30 p.m.:                    Car show series event awards

5 p.m.:                         Secure track


Saturday Bonus Race – ¼ mile, .5 Full Tree – (Electronics- Cross-Talk ON, NO Electronics- Cross-Talk OFF)

*Winner: $1,152

*R/U: $414

*Semi: $184

*¼: $92

Entry: $40

*based on a 64 car field

Saturday’s bonus race will feature Electronic and Non-Electronic racers running in separate categories until the final round. Electronic winner and the Non-Electronic winner will face-off for the win and to runner-up final.

Saturday QUICK 8 presented by Royal Purple  - ¼ mile, .5 Full Tree – (Electronics- Cross-Talk ON, NO Electronics- Cross-Talk OFF)

*Winner: $240

*R/U: $144

*Semi: $48

Entry: $100

*based on an 8 car field

The Quick E class of 8, and Quick NoE class of 8 will be determined based of f the 2 runs made Saturday at12pm. A Qualifier list will be posted at 3pm and the Top 8 of each will then go to Race Control to pay and enter for the QUICK 8 Saturday night Show. If a Top 8 does not pay to enter, then the next alternative will have the option to pay to enter the Quick class, etc until both classes have 8 racers.

Saturday & Sunday 5th Generation Camaro Shootout presented by Speedtek – 1/4mile, .5 Full Tree, Cross-Talk OFF

Winner: TROPHY


Entry: $35/day

Show your Student ID for $5 OFF

Sunday DriveDuracell.com Bracket 1 (Elect.) presented by Royal Purple – 1/4mile, .5 Full Tree, Cross-Talk ON

*Winner: $1,152

*Runner-Up: $414

*Semi: $184

*¼: $92

Entry: $60

*based on a 64 car field

Time and schedule permitting, first round buybacks will be available for Bracket 1 – $40.

Sunday Bracket 2 (No Elect.) presented by Royal Purple – 1/4mile, .5 Full Tree, Cross-Talk OFF

*Winner: $1,008

*Runner-Up: $362

*Semi: $161

*¼: $80

Entry: $60

*based on a 56 car field

Time and schedule permitting, first round buybacks will be available for Bracket 2 – $30.

Sunday D.O.T. – 1/4mile, .5 full tree, Cross-Talk OFF (DOT Street Tires and Mufflers required.)

*Winner: $576

*Runner-Up: $207

*Semi: $92

*¼: $46

Entry: $60

*based on a 32 car field

Time and schedule permitting, first round buybacks will be available for D.O.T. – $20.

Payout Information: All payouts will be available in Race Control Suite 208, the day of the race once we reach the payout rounds.

NOTE: All classes must be Chevy bodied -or- Chevy powered.


Sportsman Racer Entry Fees

Friday Test ‘n’ Tune Run-Card:                       $15

Saturday Quick 8 (Electronics):                      $100

Saturday Quick 8 (No Electronics):                 $100

Saturday Bonus Race:                                     $40

Saturday 5th Gen Camaro Shootout:               $35 Show your Student ID for $5 OFF

Sunday “Run For The Money”:                       $20

Sunday Bracket Race:                                     $60

Sunday 5th Gen Camaro Shootout:                  $35 Show your Student ID for $5 OFF

Racer Full Event Combo:                                $115

Saturday True Street Challenge:                    Racers who purchase a Drag Race entry will be eligible to also compete in the True Street Challenge (If their car meets the class rules.) All True Street Participants will also be able to compete in Sunday’s DOT Race at NO ADDITIONAL FEE.

Restricted Area Crew Pass:                            $40      (valid Friday – Sunday)

Extra Pit Vehicle Parking Pass:                       $30

Bracket 1 Buyback                                         $40

Bracket 2 Buyback                                         $30

DOT Buyback                                                $20

Car Show Fees

Car Show (2-day judged class):                       $45

Show & Shine (2 day not-judged):                  $35

Additional Participants

Swap Meet                                                      $45

Car Corral                                                       $45

Autocross ONLY (Sat & Sun or Sun Only)        $35

Autocross ONLY with Student ID                     $30
(Any other participant is welcome to join in the autocross at no additional fee)

Spectator Pricing:

Adult          Children (11-15)

Friday               $5                      FREE

Saturday            $20                    $5

Sunday              $15                     $5

Weekend           $30                    $10


Carl “Moose” Taylor 1946 – 2011

June 1, 2011 by  
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Carl Taylor
Carlton Eugene “Moose” Taylor passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the age of 65.Born in Corsicana, he was raised in the Dawson area. Carl graduated from Dawson High School and attended Navarro College. Active in his community, he was a member of the Optimist Club and served as President of the Corsicana Tiger Booster Club. He enjoyed coaching little league baseball and soccer for a number of years. He had a passion for sports. He loved football, baseball, and most of all drag racing. Later in life, he discovered darts and became a very skilled player, winning many awards.

In his professional career, he was a successful Insurance Agent for many years. He was a top producer for several companies and was rewarded with many trips . He loved to travel and shared these special memories with family.

His “dream” job began as a hobby. He enjoyed working at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis for over 20 years. He served in many capacities, his favorite, as starter. This opened the door for him to work for the National Hot Rod Association. He was privileged to travel with NHRA touring the country working many races and events. His biggest thrill was working with his close friend and mentor Buster Couch, starter for NHRA.

He was very proud of his sons and adored his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ona Mae and Carl Steen Taylor. He is survived by his wife Marsha, son Christopher Taylor and his wife Christie of North Richland Hills; son Todd Taylor and his wife Nicole of Trophy Club. Grandchildren Brendan and Sydney Taylor of North Richland Hills. Carl is also survived by Stevie Taylor of Dawson and Cole Taylor of Powell, numerous friends and extended family. The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the team of doctors and nurses who took wonderful care of him during his stay at Parkland Hospital ICU, and a special angel, Brandy Tarvin Ray.

Visitation will be 6-8pm Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2pm Friday, June 3, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with NHRA Chaplain Mike Fulfer and Racers for Christ Chaplain Craig Garland officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Covington, Trey Hardeman, Bob Heard, Stan Lawhon, Richie Price, Allen White, Danny Rager, Roger Tarvin, Randall Lewis, Tommy Jenkins.



May 30, 2011 by  
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Congratulations to this weeks class winners- everyone did a great job! The next Bracket & Jr race is Sunday, June 19.

Ennis, Texas (May. 29)

W: Danny Fletcher (’67 Olds) - 6.807, 97.52 (6.80 dial).
R/U: Rick Crumpton (’65 Plymouth) - 6.764, 100.94 (6.73 dial).
Semi’s: David Winn; Waylen Padgett.

No Electronics
W: John Sloan (’68 Nova) - 6.703, 105.25 (6.70 dial).
R/U: Robert Broom - foul.
Semi’s: William Bubolz.

W: David Winn (’02 Mullis) - 5.192, 121.35 (5.19 dial).
R/U: Kyle Armstrong (Dragster) - 5.067, 139.47 (5.04 dial).

Extreme Street
W: Robert Broom - 7.933, 87.43 (7.87 dial).

Jr. Sportsman
W: Austin Ruckle (Jr. Dragster) - 13.408, 45.82 (13.15 dial).
R/U: Alexis Longoria (Jr. Dragster) - 15.913, 44.34 (12.90 dial).

Jr. Modified
W: Manie Cantrell (Jr. Dragster) - 9.028, 71.90 (8.97 dial).
R/U: Erin Scott (Jr. Dragster) - foul.
Semi’s: Raymond Longoria.

Jr. Quick
W: Erin Scott (Jr. Dragster) - 7.931, 80.95 (7.95 dial).
R/U: Manie Cantrell (Jr. Dragster) - foul.
Semi’s: Giana DeAngeles.

Jr. Consolation
W: Justin Hernandez (Jr. Dragster) - 8.876, 72.99 (8.90 dial).
R/U: Giana DeAngelis (Jr. Dragster) - 8.928, 72.89 (8.98 dial).


Chassis Certification- June 4 at Texas Motorplex

May 25, 2011 by  
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Do you need your chassis certified?

Mark Pratt, with NHRA Certification Team will be on-site Texas Motorplex on Saturday, June 4th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. conducting Chassis Certifications for anyone that would like to have their chassis certified.

No reservations are needed. Please arrive at Texas Motorplex on June 4th between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. if interested.

Payment will need to be made to Mark at the time of certification.

$150 for Sportsman

$200 for Pro

If you have any questions please contact Mark Pratt at 214-801-6597



May 21, 2011 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (May 25, 2011) – Get out the wax. Find your coolest sunglasses. It’s time to cruise.

For the second consecutive year, Texas Motorplex is hosting a cruise that will lead directly to the annual Super Chevy Show.

Last year more than 45 participants lined up and cruised from Arlington to an exclusive entrance at Texas Motorplex, kicking off the Super Chevy Show in style.

This year, however, Texas Motorplex is working with regional car clubs to increase the number of participants to add even more flare to the nation’s coolest brand loyalty event. Ennis Police Department has also agreed to help bring the cruisers through town in style, allowing cruise participants to get to an exclusive entrance of the Motorplex without stopping.

“Nothing looks better than a line of classic to modern Chevy vehicles,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “We were lucky enough to have Super Chevy Magazine covering the inaugural event and they got a ton of photos, cool videos and even a few stories from the cruise. It was thrilling to see the beautiful cars line up and create a jaw-dropping show on our Texas highways.”

Cruisers will meet at the Soulman’s Bar-B-Que location in Rockwall (691 East Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX). Participants can pick up fast pass bands that will allow all cruisers to enter the Motorplex as a group. The cruise will depart Soulman’s at 8 a.m. and will head directly to Texas Motorplex where an exclusive entrance gate and priority parking will await them as the Super Chevy celebration officially begins.

The Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex will offer a car show, drag racing, an autocross course, a swap meet, live music, kid’s activity area, Soulman’s traditional Texas BBQ favorites and more.

It all starts with a cruise to celebrate one of the most beloved car brands in American history – and Texas bragging rights are on the line.

Royal Purple Raceway (formerly Houston Raceway Park) put together a cruise for its 2010 Super Chevy Show event with nearly 200 cars cruising the Houston highways. Now it’s time to show Houston why they call it “The Big D” here in the DFW area.

“We had some of the best car clubs in the area take part in the 2010 cruise, but once we heard about Houston’s success, we knew we needed to kick this event up a notch and invite everyone to cruise with us this year,” said Ashley Kellough, Texas Motorplex competition director. “We’re inviting Super Chevy Show Magazine to come back and capture what will certainly be an extraordinary event.”

The cruise takes place Saturday morning, but the track will be hosting a test-and-tune Fast Friday event on June 3. The ever-popular Super Chevy Show and its car show, show-n-shine, swap meet and drag racing will continue June 4-5.

The drag racing portion of the event will feature bracket racing, including the new 5th Gen Shootout open to all fifth generation Camaros. The Texas Blown Alcohol Fuel Association will cap off the racing with the nostalgia dragsters.

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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For event information or tickets please call 972-878-2641
or 1-800-MOTORPLEX (1-800-668-6775)