Public Address Announcer Needed

jobarticleJOB DESCRIPTION: Public Address Announcer

WHO WE ARE: Texas Motorplex is a world famous drag racing and entertainment facility with more than 60 days of events each season. The Motorplex plays host to the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals playoff event, weekly Fast Friday street nights, the Rugged Maniac 5k obstacle course, NHRDA Diesel Nationals and World Finals, Import events, Super Chevy Show, The Great Bull Run, Fun Ford Weekend, and much, much more! This is your chance to be the VOICE of Texas Motorplex and become one of the many legends who have shared their voice with hundreds of thousands of fans throughout Motorplex history.

 

THE STRUCTURE: The PA Announcer is THE voice of Texas Motorplex. The PA Announcer will work closely with Motorplex management, sponsors, partners and racers. The PA Announcer will report to the Competition Director and work closely with the General Manager on all approved content.

REQUIREMENTS: The PA Announcer for Texas Motorplex should:

  • HAVE FUN!
  • Have strong vocal talent and remember the Motorplex has several acres of property and we have lots of news and info to share with fans, racers and sponsors at each event
  • Knowledge of cars and racing
  • Ability to create a plan for doing all PA Announcements as assigned, but also have the flexibility make changes as needed
  • Must be spontaneous and be able to react to all shifts in an event
  • Be comfortable speaking to a crowd
  • Must be able to multi-task and speak while taking instructions on what to call next
  • Be social media savvy and have the ability to communicate with fans via social media during events
  • Keep good records of which announcements have been made, at what times
  • Have a great personality that wants to be conversational with our guests throughout each event

AVAILABILITY/PAY: Must be available nights and weekends for events. Schedule will be given in advance, but PA Announcer must be available for a strong majority of each assigned event. The PA Announcer position pays $10 an hour.

TO APPLY: Send your resume AND a voice recording of each script below to: news@texasmotorplex.com

SCRIPT 1:

WELCOME TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX, THE FIRST SUPER-STADIUM OF DRAG RACING. WE OPENED OUR GATES IN 1986 AND HAVE BEEN HOSTING JAW-DROPPING PERFORMANCES AND ENTERTAINING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FANS EVER SINCE.

I WILL BE ANNOUNCING EVENT INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE DAY, BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND POST QUESTIONS, PHOTOS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT. WE ALSO HAVE SOME GREAT FOOD SPECIALS GOING ON AT THE GET LOOSE CAFÉ IN THE FOOD COURT. FOR THE NEXT HOUR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE HOT DOGS FOR JUST $1 AND KIDS MINI CORN DOG COMBOS FOR JUST $4. HEAD OVER TO GET LOOSE CAFÉ NOW AND ORDER UP A CHEESEBURGER OR BBQ SANDWICH, GRAB AN ICE COLD BEER OR SODA AND GET READY FOR A BIG DAY OF RACING!

 

SCRIPT 2:

The third of 12 national Super Chevy Show events slated for 2014 will be held at Texas Motorplex, May 17-18. The Super Chevy Show is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands. The Motorplex will be filled with a car show, swap meet, car corral, kid’s model building area and of course, drag racing with the region’s top bracket racers as well as other family-fun entertainment. New in 2014 is the NAPA SHOOTOUT featuring TOPMA Pro Mods battling it out for cash, bragging rights and the big victory.

With thousands of dollars on the line the PRO MOD racers will certainly try to rattle the ground and put on a show for the fans.  Super Chevy Show here at Texas Motorplex, May 17-18…. Don’t miss it! FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO ONLINE AT WWW.TEXASMOTORPLEX.COM OR CALL US AT 800-MOTORPLEX. AND DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

 

 

 

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BRAVE SOULS GET TO RUN WITH BULLS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ON APRIL 5

March 31, 2014 by  
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BRAVE SOULS GET TO RUN WITH BULLS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ON APRIL 5

The Great Bull Run is Half the Fun – 30,000 Pounds of Tomatoes Ready for Food Fight

ENNIS, Texas (March 31, 2014) – Shake off the jitters. It’s time. Put on your best whites and rally. You can’t possibly tell me that only Spain’s finest are brave enough to run with bulls.

This is Texas. And Texans WILL RUN WITH BULLS.

The Great Bull Run is coming to Texas Motorplex on April 5. It’s a one-day event featuring the excitement, thrill and challenge only previously showcased overseas.

Now it’s here, in Texas, ready for Texans to show what being big and brave is all about.

No need to bring your own red bandana. One will be provided for you. You just need to bring the willingness to run with 1,500-pound bulls on a perfectly good Saturday.

Are you brave enough? There’s still time to decide. If you haven’t registered at www.thegreatbullrun.com yet, you can register the morning of April 5.

So can the excuses and bleach that white shirt so you shine among the other runners. Bring your Go-Pro, your friends and your family – certainly they will want to see this.

An experience unlike any other, The Great Bull Run brings the Spanish tradition of the running of the bulls to the United States and finally, to Ennis, Texas.  Thousands of thrill-seekers and revelers will face the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as they’re pursued by 1,500-pound bulls stampeding down a quarter-mile course previously made famous by 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel and Funny Car engines and the racers that pilot them.

But what could be more exciting that the rumble and tumble of a Funny Car engine roaring past you, shaking every inch of your body? How about a bull running WITH you down the track?

There’s more to The Great Bull Run than just running with bulls. Just in case you want to blow off some steam and get into the area’s biggest food fight, you can join thousands of fellow fun-seekers in this massive day-long festival featuring bands, games, food, beer and, of course, Tomato Royale, our version of the insanely fun tomato food fight, La Tomatina. After all, surviving an epic run with 1,500-pound bulls is a pretty good reason to celebrate. But don’t worry if you’ve got a lower threshold for excitement; you can leave the running to the adrenaline junkies and opt to be a spectator, or join the Tomato Royale fun.

Need more info?  Visit www.thegreatbullrun.com to learn more and to register for this once in a lifetime experience.  Be sure to register soon since this amazing event will sell out fast!

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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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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