2010 O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals Ticket Renewals are in the Mail

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Ticket Renewals for the 25th Anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals held at the Texas Motorplex September 23-26, 2010 are in the mail and heading to your house.   2010 saw no ticket price increases so you will be able to get the same great seats in 2010 for the same great price that you paid in 2009.   We are also introducing a new payment plan option to help in 2010, more details will be on your Ticket Renewal invoice.

If you have your Ticket Renewal invoice handy you can even renew your ticket order online now by clicking here.

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Give them the experience of a lifetime

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Still looking for the prefect gift for your family race fan or fans?   Want to give someone a gift that they will never forget?

Look no further, you can give them the experience of a lifetime with Texas Motorplex Gift Certificates.  Texas Motorplex Gift Certificates can be used to purchase tickets to Texas Motorplex events such as the Super Chevy Show or the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals and you can even purchase apparel  from the Texas Motorplex Souvenir Store.  You can purchase these gift certificates in any denomination online at the Texas Motorplex Online Store by going to Texas Motorplex.com and then selecting “Shop Online” or you can click here to go directly to the Texas Motorplex Online Store.

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Texas Motorplex Racer Appreciation Banquet returns in 2009

November 18, 2009 by  
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The Texas Motorplex will be hosting it’s 2009 Racer Appreciation Banquet presented by Ellis County Auto and Reher Morrison on Saturday December 5, 2009 in the Texas Motorplex Champions Club.   Doors will open at 6:00pm, with a cocktail hour between 6:00pm – 7:00pm, dinner will be served at 7:30pm and the awards presentation will begin at 8:00pm.  The presentation will be MC’d by Lynn Nickerson and will feature awards presented by Ellis County Auto of Waxahachie, Tx with door prizes by ChickFilA as well as other local area companies.

2010 O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series Gold Cards and the Points Fund payouts will be awarded at the banquet as well.

Pricing:
Couples $25.00
Singles $15.00
Children $5.00 (12 & Under)

Please RSVP for you and your guests by calling 972-878-2641 or by e-mailing ashleyk@texasmotorplex.com .  You can also purchase your tickets now by calling 972-878-2641

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2010 Super Chevy Show Event Schedule Released

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KANSAS CITY (Nov. 16, 2009) – The 30th anniversary season of the Super Chevy Series will feature some of the nation’s top racing venues in 2010. The new series owners approved the schedule over the weekend, allowing racers, participants, sponsors and the host facilities as much time as possible to prepare for the celebratory season.

Racers, car show participants, fans, vendors, and sponsors alike can call 1-800-692-6230 to receive further information on the Super Chevy Show series.

2010 Super Chevy Show Series

Event Date                          Host Track                                    Location
March 20-21                          The Strip at Las Vegas                  Las Vegas, NV
April 17-18                             Virginia Motorsports Park         Petersburg, VA
May 22-23                               Texas Motorplex                            Dallas, TX
June 12-13                              Summit Motorsports Park          Norwalk, OH
July 17-18                               Maple Grove Raceway                 Reading, PA
*August 14-15                       Route 66 Raceway                         Joliet, IL
August 21-22                         Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO
September 25-26                  Bristol Dragway                              Bristol, TN
*October 9 – 10                      Infineon Raceway                          Sonoma, CA
October 16-17                        Firebird Raceway                          Phoenix, AZ

*Date is tentative


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROGER GUSTIN SELLS SERIES; SUPER CHEVY SHOW WILL CELEBRATE ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP IN 2010

2010 schedule featuring nation’s top tracks to be release soon

KANSAS CITY (Nov. 5, 2009) – The ownership group, SCSW, Inc., put the finishing touches on the purchase of
the Super Chevy Show series today. The ownership group purchased the series from President and owner, Roger
Gustin. The sale was completed this week, giving the new owners time to prepare for the 2010 schedule.
In a series that offers drag racing, car shows, swap meets and collector cars for sale, the new owners want to ensure
a great form of entertainment gets even better for everyone including fans, sponsors and participants. The schedule
will feature some of the nation’s top racing facilities, and will be released soon.

Gustin has been the series owner for 15 years and thinks the sale will only benefit from the change in ownership.
“Now is the time for major changes in the world of motorsports and I think the owners of SCSW, Inc., will bring a
new dimension to the series and will work to make sure the series is around to celebrate more milestone
anniversaries in the future,” Gustin said. “My family and I have been involved with the series for several years and
we are proud that we were able to help the sport grow by working with great sponsors, participants, tracks and Super
Chevy Magazine while cultivating the best fans around.”

Forward Sports Marketing will be the national event coordinator for the series. The agency will work with each of
the 10 tracks to ensure there is uniformity with the schedule and format at each event. Adding localized elements to
each event, however, is what will make the 2010 season unique.

“We are going to work with each of the tracks to make sure there is consistency on some levels, but the tracks will
also be able to put a local emphasis on the event,” Forward Sports Marketing’s Ryan Haas said. “We will manage the
series at a national level and will empower the track operators to manage their specific event to give fans and
participants exactly what they want.”

Haas said the new owners have a passion for creating the best possible product for fans, participants and sponsors.
“Forward Sports Marketing and the track owners are working to develop new feature attractions for the drag racing
portion of the show, and we are already in discussions about adding collector car auctions and televised broadcast to
all events,” Haas said. “The owners are going to make some exciting changes. We’re going to pay more attention to
the car show and add some elements to the events that will attract greater numbers of fans and car enthusiasts.”
Super Chevy Magazine will maintain an exclusive partnership with the series to provide readers and fans the best
and most up-to-date information possible.

“We’re thrilled with the sale because we think a great product is going to be even better,” Jim Campisano, Editorial
Director of GM Performance Group, said. “Roger and his team did a great job with the Super Chevy Show over the
years. The new owners are all personally invested in taking the series to the next level of entertainment and
enjoyment for fans, participants and readers of Super Chevy Magazine.”

Racers, car show participants, fans, vendors, and sponsors alike can call 1-800-692-6230 to receive further
information on the Super Chevy Show series.

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Schumacher, Arana clinch Top Fuel, Pro Stock Motorcycle world championships

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by Candida Benson, National DRAGSTER Associate Editor

Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth consecutive and seventh overall NHRA Full Throttle Top Fuel world championship and Hector Arana earned his first in Pro Stock Motorcycle during a dramatic day of racing at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. Both titles were decided during a stunning semifinal round.

Tony Schumacher

Schumacher collected the Top Fuel crown when Larry Dixon, racing directly in front of Schumacher, smoked the tires of his Alan Johnson/Al-Anabi Racing dragster and lost to Spencer Massey. In a surprising twist, Schumacher also lost his semifinal match with Antron Brown, meaning the final points result was just two points in favor of Schumacher and his Mike Green-led U.S. Army team, earned on their low qualifying pass late Saturday.

“Having to rebuild and go through the adversity of a new team, it’s outstanding to be standing here on the podium,” said Schumacher. “That run [Saturday] night was bone-crushing, weight-of-the-world pressure, and that U.S. Army team came through — unbelievable.

“You can’t mention it before the race because you don’t know if you’re going to win it, but this thing’s going to sit at Fort Hood for the families. I don’t think there’s a question about it; it has to be there. They deserve it. This is an Army Strong trophy, and it’s going to sit there and be beautiful.”

Schumacher won his first Top Fuel championship in 1999. He added a second title in 2004 and has continued to carry the No. 1 every season since. That string will continue into next year after he outlasted Dixon in another nail-biter (in 2006, Schumacher won the championship by winning the final round and setting the national record at the season finale, and in 2007, Schumacher won it by winning the final round in Pomona).

Schumacher entered the Auto Club NHRA Finals just one point ahead of Dixon in the points, and the two put on quite a show throughout the weekend, swapping the lead several times. Schumacher added one point to his lead on the opening day of action, but Dixon rebounded on day two and jumped to the front by two markers. Schumacher made a comeback on the final qualifying day, running low e.t. of the weekend, 3.772, to grab three bonus points for the session and the No. 1 spot on the ladder. Those points lifted Schumacher back into the lead by two. Those two points were the deciding factor when both lost in the semi’s.

Hector Arana

Arana joined Robert Hight and Mike Edwards as a first-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series champion when Eddie Krawiec was unable to run quick enough for a back up to a national record in the semifinals. Arana could have clinched the title with a win against Krawiec’s teammate, Andrew Hines, in round two, but Arana red-lighted, leaving things somewhat open. At that point, Krawiec needed to win and set a national record to pass Arana and claim the title. Without a backup run earlier in the weekend, that meant Krawiec needed to run 6.918 or better in the semi’s to have the backup; Krawiec was only able to muster a 6.953 to end his hopes.

Racing in his 20th year of NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle competition, Arana had a career year aboard his Lucas Oil-backed Buell. Arana won five times in six final-round showings this season, and he also qualified No. 1 eight times this season, including at the final three events of the season. Prior to this year, Arana had just one win (2008 Norwalk) and one top start (1994 Gainesville).

“It feels good,” said Arana. “It hasn’t really hit me yet. I do feel better, lighter now that the stress is over and the worries. It’s an awesome feeling to have this accomplishment this year. A lot of things happened this year that I accomplished: I won five races, I won three in a row, I set the national record, and I won the championship. This is awesome.

“Quitting never crossed my mind; that’s not me. I’m going to stick to the end and find a solution for it,” added Arana, of his challenges over the years. “I just started going five, six races a year for a while, and I would stay home and work on the bike. If I was going to quit that would have been the time to quit, but I just could not see myself quitting. I knew I had it, I knew it was there, and with Lucas Oil behind me, how can you quit? When things were going harder, I just worked harder. My determination was even more.”

Arana is the 10th rider since Pro Stock Motorcycle became a Professional class in 1989 to win a championship.

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