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Fans That Bring Pet Food for Meals on Wheels AniMeals Program Save $5

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 26, 2014) – Fun Ford Weekend fans have proven they like to help the homebound seniors in the community. For three years, fans that have brought canned goods to support the Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties, have received $5 off Fun Ford Weekend tickets and they have helped countless seniors with their donations.

This year, the same homebound seniors will still be assisted, but in a more furry-friendly way. And Fun Ford Weekend fans will be given multiple gifts in return when Fun Ford Weekend returns Nov. 8.

All fans who bring cat or dog food for Meals on Wheels homebound seniors will not only receive $5 off adult ticket prices (that’s HALF OFF!) but this year, Fun Ford Weekend is a car show, drag race AND the site of the Southwest Heritage Racing Association nostalgia car World Finals AND the Beat the Heat World Finals.

Fans that help our regional seniors save money, and get three times the show!

“Meals on Wheels is such a valuable asset to our community and they do so much for our seniors,” Texas Motorplex President Gabrielle Stevenson said. “Every one of our Motorplex managers all have one or more pets at home and when Meals on Wheels asked if we could do a pet food drive, we jumped at the chance. We know how important our pets are to us, and I think it’s even more important for our homebound seniors to have furry companions. We feel honored to help Meals on Wheels with their AniMeals program this year.”

Lisa Deese from Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis County said the AniMeals program provides a unique and valuable service unlike any other organization.

“AniMeals is just one of the special services provided by Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties to homebound seniors and disabled people in local communities,” Deese said. “Volunteers deliver donated dog and cat food to Meals-on-Wheels recipients in their community, once a month. AniMeals prevents clients with limited resources from sharing their home-delivered meals with their pets.  It enables individuals to keep their companion animals, providing a special quality to their lives and saving their pets from an uncertain fate.”

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.



All participants must stop at Gate 10 when they enter the facility to pick up their Tech Cards, Car Show Judging Cards or their Swap Meet or Car Corral Registration forms. Participants who have purchased their registration in advance will show the print at home ticket at the gate when they arrive in exchange for the appropriate forms for competition. All goodie bags will be distributed to Fun Ford Weekend racers and car show participants at the Motorplex souvenir trailer.


Category                                Fee                              Payout

Fast Ford (Elec.)                     $70                              80% payback

Quick Ford (No Elec.)                        $70                              $1,000 to win

Mustang Guys 5.0 Shootout   $45                              Mustang Trophy

Street Ford                              $35                              Trophy

All judged car show                $25                              Plaques, goodie bags, prizes

Show-n-Shine                         $25                              Goodie bags, prizes

Swap Meet                              $25                              Goodie bags

Car Corral                               $25                              Goodie bags


Spectator Ticket Prices

-          Adult/Crew:                $10

-          Youth (Age 13-17):    $5

-          Children 12 & under are FREE

-          Adult tickets are $5 off with any pet food contribution to Meals on Wheels ANIMEALS helping senior citizens feed their pets.


Parking Fees

-          Spectator Parking: $5

-          Pit Side Spectator Parking: $20 (Gate 10)



-          Gates open at 6 p.m.; Racing 7 p.m. to Midnight

-          Street legal racing open to all makes and models: $15 to race, $10 to watch



Gates Open: 8 a.m.; Registration &Tech: 8 a.m. – noon; Time Trials: 9 a.m.

Car Show Judging: Starts at 11 a.m.; Eliminations: Start after two time trials

Car Show Awards: 3 p.m.




Show Car Categories:

-          Mustang: 1964-’68, 1969-’73, 1974-’78, 1979-’86, 1987-’93, 1994-’98, 1999-‘04, 2005-’09, 2010-present

-          Conversion (Ford powered vehicle)

-          Competition Sports: GT 40, Cobra, Kit Car, Road Race, Etc.

-          Compact- Focus-Front wheel drive

-          Open- Big Car

-          Thunderbird

-          Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Falcon

-          Rod (pre-1949)

-          Lincoln, Mercury

-          Nostalgia- Post 1950

-          Pre- 1989 SUV & Pickup

-          1990-2013 SUV & Pickup

-          2011-2013 Display only

-          Roush, Saleen, Steeda, GT 500

-          Shelby

-          SVT 1993-2013

Special Awards to include: Track Choice, People’s Choice and Best of Show



Racer Information: Classes

FAST FORD – Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

Mustangguys 5.0 Shootout- No Electronics Class, ¼ mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

STREET FORD – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run

Purse and Payout

E.T. Bracket Classes:
Fast Ford Winner: 80% payback
Quick Ford Winner $1,000, runner-up $300
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Class Rules
FAST FORD (ELECTRONICS) – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast Ford Winner 80% payback
Electronics Class, ¼- mile, box, transbrake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

QUICK FORD (NO ELECTRONICS) – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Quick Ford Winner $1,000, runner-up $300
No Electronics Class, ¼-mile, no box, no transbrake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake 5.0 Shootout-1/4- mile, Full Tree
5.0 Winner receives Fastest 5.0 Shootout Trophy

Eligible to any driver of a Mustang or Ford vehicle with a 5.0L displacement with a Windsor or Coyote engine and only one power adder is allowed (Turbo charger, super charged or nitrous). Any Dial-in, DOT street Tires & Mufflers required, No Electronics.

STREET FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

For more information, contact Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641, go online at or




ENNIS, Texas – Texas Motorplex will host the 2014 NHRA South Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals, October 17-19.  Top drivers from NHRA member tracks across the South Central division will compete in six classes for individual and team honors.  Individual champions in No-Electronic Quick, No-Electronic Street, Motorcycle, and Super Pro (or Pro) will advance to a run-off against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November.  (The winners in Super Pro and Pro have a runoff to determine who will compete in Pomona.)

Participants in the top classes will compete for cash awards of more than $20,000.  Drivers who advance to Pomona will each receive $3,500 and the champions in each class will earn $5,000.  Competitors in the High School class will earn trophies.

Individual winners from last year were Kyle White in Super Pro, Alvie Marrill in Pro & Non Electronics Quick, Jeff Hefler in Sportsman & Non Electronics Street, and John Fitzpatrick in Motorcycle.

Time trials at Texas Motorplex are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.  The Race of Champions, a race within a race where the top points-earning drivers from each track square off in head-to-head competition, will start Saturday at 1 p.m. and all classes will run first round of eliminations afterward.  Final eliminations begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday.

For more information contact the Texas Motorplex, (972) 878-2641 or visit


First Ever PreStage Fan Fest Set For Sept. 17 in Downtown Ennis

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2014-07-24-PSTS  Just when race fans thought there was no way to make the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex any more of a must-see event, track officials have found a way to do just that.

In partnership with the city of Ennis, Texas Motorplex will present the first ever PreStage Fan Fest event in downtown Ennis on Wednesday, Sept. 17, the day before the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, the second race in the Countdown to the Championship, gets underway.

“We are so excited about giving our race fans a Fan Fest like this,” Texas Motorplex President/GM, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “I can’t thank the city of Ennis enough for getting involved and wanting to be an even bigger part of one of NHRA’s biggest race weekends of the year.

“This is going to be a great event, leading up to the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, where fans will see some of the fiercest competition of the year. Our fans are the absolute greatest in the world and we’re thrilled to be able to give them this Fan Fest to get them even more fired up for the race weekend.”

The PreStage Fan Fest, which is free, takes place from 5-10 p.m. Streets in the N. Dallas/Knox are will be blocked off so fans will be able to take full advantage of all the activities, which include music, food trucks and plenty of NHRA professional and sportsman cars. Fans also will have the opportunity to meet drivers and get autographs.

On-track action for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals begins on Thursday, Sept. 18 with sportsman qualifying from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. On Sept. 19, sportsman qualifying starts at 8 a.m. while professional qualifying takes place at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m. Sportsman eliminations are set for 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, followed by professional qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Gates open Sunday, Sept. 21 at 8 a.m., followed by pre-race ceremonies at 10 a.m. Final professional eliminations will begin at 11 a.m.

Tickets are still available and, along with souvenir merchandise, are available at Adult tickets start at just $10 while youth tickets (12 years old and under) range from $5 to $33. Call 1-800-MOTORPLEX (668-6775) for more information.


Job Opportunities Open for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

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Shout out from Greg Anderson for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

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or 1-800-MOTORPLEX (1-800-668-6775)