NHRA Sportsman Racer Advisory Council advisors announced for 2014-2015

March 26, 2014 by  
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The NHRA Sportsman Racer Advisory Council (SRAC) advisors have been selected
following online polling. The SRAC which is entering into its seventh year
is designed to maintain the level of communications between participants and
NHRA. The SRAC provides a means for discussing and evaluating rules and race
policies and procedures pertaining to Sportsman racing at all NHRA events.

The advisory council consists of drivers, owners or crew chief
representatives from each NHRA region or division in five eliminator
sub-committee groupings including Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car,
Competition, Super Stock / Stock, Super Comp / Super Gas / Super Street and
Top Dragster / Top Sportsman.

“The SRAC representatives input on sportsman related items is an integral
part of NHRA’s decision making process,” said SRAC Chairman Josh Peterson.
“The SRAC Representatives help NHRA with current challenges and help define
the future of NHRA Sportsman racing.”

Mike Rice will serve as Chairman and Matt Levonas will serve as Co-Chair of
the Top Alcohol committee.  Jay Hullinger will serve as Chairman and Trey
Capps as Co-Chair of the Super categories committee.  Rob Park will remain
Chairman of the Competition Eliminator committee, Dave Mohn will remain
Chairman of the Super Stock/Stock Eliminator committee and Rich Schaefer
will remain the Chairman of the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman committee.

The first 2014 meetings and conference call for the SRAC will be announced
in the coming weeks.

2014-2015 NHRA Sportsman Racer Advisory Council

2014-2015

SRAC

Top Alcohol Dragster/

Funny Car

East

Mike Kosky

East

Chuck Anderika

North Central

Marty Thacker

North Central

Andy Bohl

Central

Randy Meyer

Central

Kirk Williams

West

Joey Severance

West

Steve Gasparrelli

Chairman

Mike Rice

Co-Chair

Matt Levonas

 

2014-2015

SRAC

Competition Eliminator

Super Stock/

Stock Eliminator

Super Comp/

SuperGas/

Super Street

Top Dragster/

Top Sportsman

Division 1

Frank Aragona Jr

Kent Hanley

Jack Sepanek

Ken Moses

Division 2

Lee Sharp

Mike Crutchfield

Greg Brannon

Ronnie Davis

Division 3

Brian Browell

Brad Zaskowski

Scotty Richardson

Rich Forish

Division 4

Craig Bourgeois

Gary Emmons

Craig Anderson

Mark Jones

Division 5

Clint Sallee

Monty Jones

Steve Dominques

Tom Schmidt

Division 6

Aaron Strong

Jody Lang

Ken Harkema

Moe Trujillo

Division 7

Mike Depalma

Jimmy DeFrank

Steve Williams

Joe Roubicek

Chairman

Rob Park

Dave Mohn

Jay Hullinger

Rich Schaefer

Co-Chair

Trey Capps

 

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FAST FRIDAY STREET RACING RETURNS TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX

March 19, 2014 by  
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FAST FRIDAY STREET RACING RETURNS TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX

275 Cars Will Run for Money, Trophies and More During Fast Friday Street Night

ENNIS, Texas (March 19, 2014) – Are you ready?

No, really…. Are you READY?

Finally, Fast Friday is BACK at Texas Motorplex. The first of several Fast Friday street legal racing nights makes its annual debut Friday night with a special addition to please any racer and fan still shaking off the winter cold. Friday’s RacingJunk.com Fast Friday will not only be open to anyone with a street legal vehicle wanting to race down the famous Texas Motorplex quarter-mile like a pro, but the event will have the 275 cars as well.

Two 275 classes will be racing on Friday: Outlaw 275 and TeX275. Both are running for money, RacingJunk.com trophies and bragging rights on who starts the season quicker and faster with more cash in their pocket. Trophies will be given to the winner and runner-up in each category along with one special trophy for the Best Appearing Crew!

Texas Motorplex is the ONLY quarter-mile track and best racing surface open to ANYONE in the entire DFW region. It’s just $15 to race as many passes as your car and nerves can handle. Want to watch the action? That’s just $10 and parking is FREE this weekend!

So check the oil and make sure your hot rod is registered and ready to go. Fast Friday street legal racing is back at Texas Motorplex. The track is the best environment to race legally without the threat of a speeding ticket. Want to know what legendary NHRA Funny Car champion John Force sees when he pulls his 8,000 horsepower monster to the starting line? You can at every Fast Friday event.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the lanes will be open for racing from 7 p.m. until Midnight. Fast Friday events will be a great opportunity for year-round racers to test-and-tune their cars before big events. But ANYONE with a driver’s license and a legal vehicle can come out to see what it’s like to race down one of the most historic drag strips in the country.

Race for just $15, watch for only $10 (children 5 and under are free). Every ticket includes a pit pass. For ticket information call (972) 878-2641, (800) MOTORPLEX or visit our websitewww.texasmotorplex.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.

 

 

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NEW TEENAGER CLASS CREATED BY NHRA ALLOWS 13-YEAR OLDS TO DRIVE STREET CARS

March 19, 2014 by  
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NHRA YOUTH RACING WILL FOCUS ON RACING KNOWLEDGE AND CAR SAFETY

GLENDORA, Calif. (March 19, 2014) – Pop culture observers who think young people’s interest in cars is somehow waning seem to have difficulty explaining a growing interest in motorsports among America’s youth.  In fact, to help meet the demand for teenagers wanting to drive fast, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) today announced a new racing program for 13-16-year-olds that combines racing and car safety.

NHRA Youth Racing will give teenage boys and girls the opportunity to race against their peers in full-bodied street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate.

Competitors will go through an orientation/licensing procedure on an eighth-mile dragstrip in their vehicles, which must meet program requirements.  Approved vehicles must be registered, insured, street-legal vehicles with mufflers and street tires and limited to 10 seconds and slower.

“This is an inexpensive program but, best of all, it’s a way for families to use drag racing as a learning tool and a conduit for family bonding,” said Josh Peterson, NHRA vice president of racing administration.

All of NHRA’s member tracks are eligible to conduct NHRA Youth Racing activities at their tracks.  Those interested in competing should contact a member track by using the Member Track Locator atwww.nhra.com.  Program rules can be found at www.nhraracer.com.

NHRA Youth Racing is the latest program in NHRA’s youth racing segment that also includes the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA and the NHRA Summit Racing Series.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 

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IMPORT FACE-OFF RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27

March 10, 2014 by  
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IMPORT FACE-OFF RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27

All Import Drag Race, Car Show and More

ENNIS, Texas (March 10, 2014) – Import Face-Off has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 27 as the first of two feature events at Texas Motorplex was originally canceled because of cold and wet conditions.

Now, the celebration of all things Import has been rescheduled, allowing all import makes and models a chance to show off racing, drifting and stereo skills long before the season finale Import Face-Off on Nov. 9. Cars, trucks and motorcycles each have their own car show and the test-n-tune racing is open to all makes – foreign and domestic.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. and car registration will be held until noon; car show judging starts at 11 a.m.; racer registration begins at 9 a.m. with head up qualifying at 11 a.m. and noon; Racing eliminations start at 1 p.m.; Awards ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.

EVENT ACTIVITIES:

Car/truck/bike show, ¼-mile drag racing, Drifting hosted by FabricatedMotorsports.com, Usaci double points stereo crank it up contest, burnout contest (time permitting), vendors, pit midway, and live DJ.

PRICES:

All spectator tickets and competitor registration forms can be bought on the day of the show at the front gate. Visit the link below to purchase your tickets in advance. Use promo code “IFO” to receive $3 off spectator admission and $5 off competitor registration (race or show). All who purchase tickets in advance will also receive a free trial subscription to Performance Auto and Sound magazine: http://tickets.thefoat.com/ImportFaceOff

Spectator $20 ($17 with flier at gate) *fliers printed off computer OK to use – right click on flyer image, print (B&W OK). The coupon is good for spectator admission only.

Children 10 and under FREE

Car Show Entry $30 (does not include free passenger pass). *Note, IFO only charges $30 per car show entry, not $50 to $60 like other events that claim to give a “free” passenger pass.

Test and Tune Drag Racer $30 (open to any make/model)

Competition Drag Racer $30 (imports and sport compacts only)

Burnout Contest FREE

Stereo Crank It Up Info: 479-365-8722 or www.SoundOff.org

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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AAA TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC FOR NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF EVENT

AAA TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE! TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC FOR NHRA CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF EVENT

Mopars at the Motorplex, Great Bull Run, Super Chevy Show and Lucas Oil NHRA also on sale

ENNIS, Texas (March 5, 2014) – Tickets for the second of six NHRA Championship Mello Yello Drag Racing events – the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Sept. 18-21 at Texas Motorplex – are now on sale to the public.

Fans can not only choose which day – or all four – of hot NHRA action they want to witness, but they can also choose exactly which seats they can see and feel the thundering power of 8,000 horsepower vehicles blazing down the concrete Motorplex surface.

Tickets for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals are now on sale. Get your first choice for the Fall Nationals by ordering now. Fans can also split their entire ticket order into three payments when you order tickets before April 15 by calling (800) MOTORPLEX or by going online here for the fastest race in Texas.

Fans who place an order for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals before March 31 will also receive two FREE tickets to the Super Chevy Show featuring the NAPA Pro Mod Shootout, May 17. All AAA Texas members can save even more by going to www.texasmotorplex.com/AAA

While fans have to be patient and wait for the quickest and fastest form of motorsport to come back to North Texas in the fall, there are marquee events lining up at the Motorplex for the early spring.

Mega Mopar Action’s Mopars at the Motorplex is a celebration of all things Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler. The car show, bracket race (for points), street legal race, swap meet and more will be held March 29. Tickets and car show registration is available by calling the Motorplex or by going online here and using promo code: 14M@TM.

The NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional Series will make its annual stop at Texas Motorplex May 1-4 featuring the best regional racers in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Racers can pre-register with a discount and spectators can buy weekend or single day tickets by clicking here. Friday night will feature racing and a special Pro Mod show. Saturday will feature a concert with the Pontiax and the Midtown Playboys Band. Concert admission is included with each race ticket.

Super Chevy Show tickets are also now on sale! The Bowtie Bonanza includes a car show, Pro Mod Shootout, bracket racing, swap meet and much more and has been expanded to a two-day show, May 17-18 at the Motorplex. Car clubs can call the track for group discounts. Car show participants and fans can earn a discount by purchasing tickets and registering in advance here by using promo code: 14SCS.

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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