Due to the intense heat on the track today, Texas Motorplex is cancelling Fast Friday tonight. Track temperatures are above 160 degrees and we feel that this would not be a safe racing condition for everyone. Join us tomorrow night for the season finale bracket race.
Fast Friday’s continue next Friday, Sept. 6 with Fun Ford Weekend Saturday, Sept. 7 and Muscle Car Club Challenge on Sunday Sept. 8. We hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.
LOW T CENTER MILITARY DAY PLANNED AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX
Military members to receive free tickets to AAA Texas Fall Nationals
ENNIS, Texas (Aug. 27, 2013) – Texas Motorplex is proud to announce its first Low T Center Military Day, a chance to give a little back to the brave men and women who protect the country by offering them the experience of NHRA’s high-octane, high-speed drag racing for free.
On Sat., Sept. 21, active and reserve U.S. service members with valid military ID will receive a free admission to the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. The special day has been made possible through the patriotic support of Mike and Mikala Sisk, co-founders of Low T Center, which diagnoses and treats men with low testosterone levels nationwide.
“Mickala and I feel there is no better combination that demonstrates testosterone than that of Low T Center Military Day and the NHRA,” Mr. Sisk said. “We feel honored to show our appreciation for those who put themselves in harm’s way to provide safety for our families and loved ones. Thank you for keeping America safe.”
Although a longtime goal, this is the first time the Motorplex has been able to offer free tickets to the military. With several military installations in the track’s region — including Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve, Fort Hood Army and Sheppard Air Force bases — Motorplex officials are delighted for the opportunity to express their gratitude for the efforts service members put forth each day in safeguarding the nation.
“We have been wanting to honor military personnel in a special way and we are thrilled that Low T Center is going to offer free tickets during the premier event of the Motorplex season,” Texas Motorplex President/GM Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “It’s a privilege to be able to help host this special Low T Center Military Day.”
The U.S. Armed Forces have long been linked with the all-American sport of drag racing.
Abandoned military runways were a boon to the growth of the sport in its early days, and the Goleta air base near Santa Barbara, Calif. is said to be the site of the first organized drag race in 1949.
NHRA founder Wally Parks was a military tank test-driver for General Motors and a U.S. Army serviceman serving South Pacific during World War II before devoting his career to drag racing.
And, of course, the U.S. Army is the current and longtime sponsor of driver Tony “The Sarge” Schumacher’s Top Fuel drag racing team. Schumacher is a five-time winner at the Motorplex.
The 28th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals will take place Sept. 19 – 22 and draw tens of thousands of racers and fans to the historic Ennis race track. The Fall Nationals will feature some of the biggest names in racing, including John Force, Fort Worth native and Top Fuel winner Spencer Massey, Top Fuel rookie Brittany Force and many more. The event is the second of six playoff events in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1 championship playoff system.
About Low T Center
Founded in 2009, Low T Center has quickly evolved into a pioneering and innovative medical practice model. The physicians at Low T Centers exclusively diagnose and treat men with low testosterone. As demand for information about testosterone therapy grows, Low T Center has established itself as a leader in treatment and public awareness. There are 32 Low T Centers nationally operating in nine states. Cities include: Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Chicago. For more information on the Low T Center, visit their website at www.LowTCenter.com.
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.
Saturday, August 31 will be the final race of the 2013 Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing Series and will feature the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA King of the Track competition where Electronics and No Electronics drivers will battle it out to see who really is the King of the Track at Texas Motorplex.
Saturday, August 31
Gates open 5:30 p.m.
JR Dragster Time Trials 6:00 p.m.
Time Trials 7:00 p.m.
Eliminations to follow.
With the 2013 Tax Free Weekend in the rear view mirror, Texas Motorplex is happy to announce a tax free weekend extension just for the eager race fan. Our tax free weekend extension is the perfect opportunity to purchase Super Seats tickets to the upcoming AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals September 19-22, 2013. With the success of our two-day or four-day package we decided to extend this great offer with an 8 percent discount when you order online and use the PROMO CODE: TAXFREE when you check out. Anyone who purchases a two-day or four-day package in the AAA Texas Super Seats section at the Motorplex will receive a unique, limited edition seat cushion while supplies last. A limited number of seat cushions, which are not available for purchase, are ava! ilable, so early ticket purchase is encouraged.
Fans will receive a voucher to redeem the FREE seat cushion on the first day they attend the AAA Texas Fall Nationals, the second race in the Countdown to the Championship. Vouchers will be redeemed at the AAA Insurance display located in the midway. The AAA Insurance display and stage also host interactive games, a John Force Racing team question & answer session and a chance to win a 2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium!
Additionally, all AAA members are eligible for a number of special offers, including a 25 percent discount on tickets in the AAA Texas Super Seats section, a $10 discount, with no ticketing fees, on advance ticket purchases; and free upgraded parking. AAA Members visit texasmotorplex.com/aaa for more details. For upgraded parking in the AAA Texas lot, ticketholders need only show a valid AAA Membership Card.
Super Seats reserved ticket packages, which feature great views of the track from the launching pad to the finish line, pit passes and seats with backs, are available for $225 for a four-day package (Thursday-Sunday) and $195 for a two-day package (Saturday/Sunday).
Single-day tickets also are available in various sections, starting as low as $10 with youth tickets for children 12 and under starting as low as $5. For tickets or more information, please call the Texas Motorplex office at (800) MOTORPLEX or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
Gates open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 with sportsman qualifying runs between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Two rounds of professional qualifying, at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m., highlight the Friday, Sept. 20 schedule, along with sportsman qualifying throughout the day. Saturday, Sept. 21 is packed with sportsman eliminations and the final two rounds of professional qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, with pre-race ceremonies at 10 a.m. and final eliminations getting under way at 11 a.m.
Go to www.texasmotorplex.com or call (972) 878-2641 for more information.
Ennis, TX- Year after year, race fans travel to Texas Motorplex to enjoy the thrill of NHRA drag racing and enjoy the leisure offered from camping on-site. Whether fans bring in a self-contained Class A motorcoach, travel trailer, fifth wheel, or simply set up a tent on-site, race fans have the opportunity to stay the weekend at the on-site campgound and truly be a part of the quickest and fastest motorsport on the planet- NHRA drag racing.
For 2013, Texas Motorplex has partnered with Brookshire’s Grocery to present the “Brookshire’s Campground” during the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, September 19-22. Through the partnership, race fans will also have the opportunity to visit participating Brookshire’s locations and pick up a voucher good for a $20 discount admission to the campground. The discount voucher offers a 67% savings on campground admission and are available exclusively at participating Brookshire’s locations in and around the Dallas Fort Worth area and are limited to while supplies last.
“We are thrilled to have Brookshire’s on board as a partner for our campground,” said Gabrielle Stevenson, President & General Manager of Texas Motorplex. “We are excited that our race fans will be able to pick up a twenty dollar campground savings while stocking up for their nationals campground experience.”
The Brookshire’s campground will open on Thursday, September 19 in advance of the 28th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex and remain open throughout the weekend. Not only is the 24- hour Brookshire’s Campground location (adjacent to the Texas Motorplex pit area) very convenient, it also offers showers, portable restrooms, daily water and waste services provided all weekend. As an added bonus, campers can enjoy live music presented in the campground on Friday and Saturday nights of the event.
“$20 off” campground discount vouchers are available while supplies last at the following Brookshire’s Texas locations:
- Red Oak
- Lake Worth