NATIONAL HOT ROD DIESEL ASSOCIATION HEADS TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX IN ENNIS, TX FOR TEXAS DIESEL NATIONALS SEASON OPENER FOR THE 2013 NHRDA DIESEL SLED PULLING SERIES

April 9, 2013 by  
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Drag-Race-TrucksENNIS, Texas (April 9, 2013) – The National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA) will bring the 2013 MBRP Diesel Drag Racing Series back to Texas Motorplex, April 13 for the 6th annual NHRDA Texas Diesel Nationals will include some of the top competitors from across the country in diesel drag racing, Show ‘N Shine, Dyno competition and the crowd favorite, Burnout Contest.

For the first time ever the NHRDA will also include a sled pull at the Texas Diesel Nationals. Sled pullers from all over the region will converge on Texas Motorplex for the season opener in the 2013 NHRDA Diesel Sled Pulling Series.

The NHRDA Diesel Sled Pulling Series will open their season with its very first visit to the Motorplex and the Texas Diesel Nationals. NHRDA officials have built a permanent sled pull track at the facility, for this event and with all the excitement surrounding the new sled pulling series this is shaping up to be the biggest Texas Diesel Nationals ever.

The Texas Diesel Nationals is an action-packed fun filled day for the entire family. Drag racing competitors will race down a ¼ mile track at speeds exceeding 200 mph. Sled pullers will be competing on a brand new purpose built sled pull track that will be in pristine condition for the competition.

The Texas Diesel Nationals will feature world-class drivers, such as 2013 National Champion John Robinson and his Diesel Funny Car, Jared Jones driver of the 200 mph Scheids Diesel Dragster and Eric “The Ragin’ Cajun” Stelly and the 2013 Pro Stock National Championship team the MBRP/Dirty Max. The April 13 event will feature National Championship Diesel Drag Racing competition in six different categories. The sled pull will have competition in three categories with some of the top competitors coming all the way from Indiana for the 2013 NHRDA Diesel Sled Pulling Series season opener.

Texas Motorplex is located at 7500 W. Highway 287, Ennis, TX 75119 (main event line is 972-878-2641). For more information on the NHRDA or how to get your discounted tickets to this exciting event, please call NHRDA at 360-658-4353 or visit http://www.nhrda.com/

 

Event Schedule:   (scheduled times may vary)

 

8 am                                       Competitor and Vendor gate open

9 am                                       Spectator Gates Open

10 am – 5 pm                       NHRDA Diesel Drag Racing

Featuring: Top Diesel, Pro Stock, Super Street, Super Diesel & Sportsman

10 am – 3 am                      Show N’ Shine

10 am – 6 pm                       Dyno

5:30 pm                                 Burnout Contest

6 pm – 8 pm                         NHRDA Sled Pulling

Featuring: Super Stock Diesel, 3.0 Diesel, 2.6 Diesel and Hot Farm Tractors

 

Admission Fees:

Spectator                     $25.00

Kids (6 – 12)               $10.00          (kids 5 & under FREE)

Competitor’s Fees       $25.00         Entrance fee for drag racers,

Show ‘n Shine and Burnout contest

Tech Cards —              $40.00          Top Diesel, Pro Stock, Pro Street and Super Street

$20.00            Super Diesel and Sportsman

Hook Fee                    $20.00           All Sled Pullers

 

Tickets and tech cards can be purchased online:  http://nhrda,eventbrite.com

About the NHRDA:


The National Hot Rod Diesel Association is the fastest-growing diesel race organizations in the world. It currently has six drag racing classes, including Sportsman, Super Diesel (11.90 index), Super Street, Pro Street, Pro Stock and Top Diesel.  New this season the NHRDA has added a National Sled Pulling series with feature class, 2.6, 3.0 and Super Stock Diesel.  The NHRDA started with a single event in 2003. By 2006, it had grown into a national organization spanning the U.S. and Canada. Today, the NHRDA has 11 events across North America, culminating with the top 32 competitors of each class battling for top prize money in the MBRP World Championships on September 28th at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas.  Visit www.nhrda.com for more information.

 

 

 

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Mega Mopar Series presents Mopars at the Motorplex April 26-27, 2013

April 4, 2013 by  
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Mega Mopar Series presents Mopars at the Motorplex April 26-27, 2013

 

2013 Mopars at the Motorplex Categories and Pricing

 

Participant entry fee: All Mopars at the Motorplex participants will be charged $25 (or just $20 in advance) to enter the event (Gate 10). Participants in Car Show, Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet and Car Corral will not have to pay additional fees.

 

Participants in LX Class, Super Pro, Electronics, Pro, Nostalgia Super Stock and Modern Hemi Shootout and Test-n-Tune are required to pay additional fees as follows when picking up goodie bags and tech cards at the Registration Center.

 

Category                                Additional Fee           Payout

 

ECA Modern Hemi Shootout          $40                             Win $1200, R/U $600

Texas Trailer Man Electronics        $40                             Win $1000, R/U $500

Nostalgia Super Stock                       $40                             Win $1200, R/U $500

Nickles Auto Works Super Pro       $40                              Win $800, R/U $400

Pro                                                        $40                              Win $700, R/U $300

DOT Tire- Sportsman                       $20                              Win $400, R/U $200

Dealer Manager’s Cup Race             $10                              Winner Takes Trophy for Year
Test-n-Tune                                         $10                              Prizes, giveaways

All judged car show                            $0                                Plaques, goodie bags, prizes

Show-n-Shine                                      $0                                Goodie bags

Swap Meet                                            $0                                Goodie bags

Car Corral                                             $0                                Goodie bags

 

Spectator Ticket Prices

 

-          Adult/Crew: $15

-          Youth (Age 13-17): $5

-          Children 12 & under are FREE

-          Every ticket includes a Pit Pass

 

Friday, April 26, 2013 – FAST FRIDAY: $15 to race, $10 to watch

6 p.m.:                         Fast Friday gates open

7 p.m.:                         Test-n-Tune

12 a.m.:                       Secure track

 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

8 a.m.:                         Gates open / participant parking

8 a.m.:                         Car show registration and setup (9 a.m. – noon)

9 a.m.:                         Open Time Trials for all race classes, tech in the lanes

10:30 a.m.:                  Car show judging seminar

Noon.:                         ROUND ONE ELIMINATIONS

12-2 p.m.:                    FREE Revell “Make-n-Take” for kids at the Car Show Tent

3:30 p.m.:                    Car show awards

Race Rules and Payouts

 

Evolution Custom Auto “MODERN HEMI SHOOTOUT” -  ¼- mile

.500 full Tree, All Run, 2002 and newer
Win $1200, Runner-up $600, Semi $300, Qtrs $100, 8ths $50

Texas Trailer Man “Electronics”- 1/8th mile
All ET’s Run , Full Tree, Dial Your Own Electronics trans-brake class (crosstalk on)
Electronics Class, box, trans brake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit
Winner $1000, Runner-up $500, Semi’s $250, Qtrs $100, 8ths $50

Super Pro- 1/8th mile
7.70 and quicker, Full Tree, Dial Your Own Foot Break Class
Foot Break, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, no trans brake, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit
Winner $800, Runner-up $400, Semi’s $200, Qtrs $65

PRO – 1/8th mile

11.90 slower, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

No Electronics Class, no box, no trans brake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake
Winner $800, Runner-up $400, Semi’s $200, Qtrs $65

 

DOT Tire- Sportsman – ¼ mile

DOT tires, All run Foot Break, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
No Electronics Class, no box, no trans brake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off foot brake
Winner $400, Runner-up $200, Semi’s $80 Qtrs $45

Nostalgia Super Stock – ¼- mile All Makes Run
Indexed, .500 full Tree, Foot Break
Win $1200, Runner-up $500, Semi’s $250, Qtrs $100
CLASS DESIGNATIONS & INDEX:
AAA/FX 08.75, AA/FX 09.00, A/FX 09.25, B/FX 09.50, C/FX 09.75, A/NSS 10.00, B/NSS 10.50, C/NSS 11.00, D/NSS 11.50, E/NSS 12.00, F/NSS 12.50, G/NSS 13.00
Class Description

Nostalgia Super Stock is an index-style foot brake only class for the year models, body styles, and engine combinations, which accurately represent those cars, which raced in the A/FX and Super Stock classes of the ’60s. Certain exceptions in the authenticity of these cars will be allowed. Among those exceptions, but not limited to, are factors concerning safety, equality in performance, availability, and durability. Classification will be based on a visual inspection and an e.t. range. No modifications, which alter the car from factory stock, are permitted unless they are specifically allowed in these rules. Sandbagging, excessive braking near the finish line or excessive mph for a given e.t. is subject to result in a disqualification. Nostalgia Super Stock is an all run field, and will compete on an NHRA Sportsman type ladder. The class will qualify by elapsed time closest to index, be paired according to qualifying positions, and then advance to eliminations. All qualifiers in Nostalgia Super Stock must have a valid elapsed time recorded to be placed into eliminator competition.

Qualifying Information, Ladder Type, & Tree

All Run, NHRA Sportsman Ladder, .500 Full Tree, Handicap Start.

ELIGIBLE YEAR MODELS AND BODY STYLES

The following is a list of cars/engines, which are allowed to compete in the Nostalgia Super Stock class:   • AMC AMX: 1968 – 1969; 390
• Chevrolet Full Bodied: 1959-64; 348 & 409s, Z11 427
• Chevrolet Full Bodied: 1965-67; 396-454
• Chevrolet Chevelle: 1964 – 1967; 396-454
• Pontiac Full Bodied: 1959-67; 389-455
• Tempest/GTO: 1962-67; 389-455
• Ford Full Bodied: 1959-67; 390-427
• Ford Thunderbolt: 1964; 427
• Fairlane/Comet/Cyclone/Falcon: 1963-67; 390, 427
• Dodge/Plymouth Full Bodied: 1960-67; 383-440 wedge
• Dodge/Plymouth Full Bodied: 1964-67; Hemi
• Buick Full Bodied: 1960-67; 401-455
• Skylark GS: 1964-67; 400-401-455
• Chevelle: 1964-67; 396-454
• Oldsmobile Full Bodied: 1960-67; 394-400-455
• Cutlass/442: 1964-67; 400-455
• Dart/Barracuda: 1967-69; 383-440
• Dart/Barracuda: 1968; 426 Hemi

NSS Classes: All NSS class participants must declare & have posted the NSS class of choice prior to the 1st scheduled qualifying run in their respective eliminator or at the time of technical inspection. No change of class is permitted after the first scheduled qualifying round for the respective eliminator.

Dealer Manager’s Cup Race

Participants must be a Representative from a Mopar Dealership and use a street legal vehicle. Representative must check in at Registration Center, and give car description by 9am.

Judged Car Show Information:

 

Car Show Classes.

All Classes are winner only for the Car Show Categories

 

A Body- Stock

A Body- Modified

B Body- Stock (62-67)

B Body- Modified (62-67)

B Body- Stock (68- Later)

B Body- Modified (68- Later)

C Body- All

E Body- Stock

E Body- Modified

Early Model Stock (61 & Older)

Late Model RWD (77-Later)

Modern LX

Viper/ Prowler

Project

Jeep/ AMC (All Years)

Wing Car

Race Car

Custom

Specialty

Early Model Street Rod (61 & Older)

Young Guns

Stock Truck

Custom Truck

Front Wheel Drive

Survivor/ Un restored

Car Corral (Non Judged)

 

Special Awards

Best Wheels                          Best Paint                              Best Engine

Best Interior                          Peoples Choice                     Best in Show (Gold Cup)

 

General

  • All Judged entries must be a Mopar or Mopar powered
  • Race Car entries can not be licensed or inspected
  • No nitrous oxide systems, parts, or paraphernalia are allowed in stock class entries
  • Project Class entries must show significant evidence of work in progress. Entrants limited to a maximum of two years in this class.

 

Class Criteria

The intent of the Stock Class is to simulate an original assembly line vehicle. It is recognized that most of the vehicles will have some changes and additions. To distinguish between Stock and Modified class entries, we adhere to the following guidelines.

 

  1. A modification is considered any part, piece, or system of pieces, currently on the vehicle, that was not available from the factory’s assembly line at the time of the entry vehicle’s date of manufacture. This includes, but is not limited to: incorrect wheels, headers, chrome engine components, after-market gauges (including tachs), intake manifolds, non-factory carbs, lift kits, shackles, traction bars, competition shifters, deeply tinted glass, re-located exhaust systems, modern stereo/cassette/cd systems, and both interior and exterior changes that significantly alter the vehicle’s appearance.

A Maximum of three (3) modifications will be allowed on “Stock” Class entries.

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ROBERT (TREY) CAPPS NAMED NHRA DIVISION 4 DIRECTOR

April 4, 2013 by  
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capps2GLENDORA, Calif. (April 3, 2013) – Robert (Trey) Capps has been named director of NHRA’s South Central Division, it was announced today by NHRA officials.  Capps has been involved in the sport of drag racing for more than 15 years serving in a variety of positions at the track level as well as an event director.

“We are excited to introduce Trey as the new division 4 director,” said Josh Peterson, NHRA vice president of racing administration. “He brings a wide range of relevant experience that will prove beneficial to manage and grow the division. His familiarity with the South Central Division will provide for a smooth transition.”

Most recently, Capps worked at ProMedia serving as event director for the NMCA Muscle Car Nationals and before that as a track technical consultant.  He joined ProMedia after a five year stint with Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, as an event coordinator, competition director and track crew member.  Capps graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of science in recreation and leisure studies, minoring in manufacturing engineering technology.

“I grew up in Division 4 and am excited to get back to the area and work with the member tracks and reconnect with the racers,” said Capps. “I intend to work hard to expand the division’s member track roster and develop programs and activities to grow the racing community and make Division 4 one of the best in the country.”

Capps begins his new role as division 4 director on April 18.  He and his wife will relocate to Texas from Southern California.

NHRA’s South Central Division is responsible for conducting and overseeing drag racing activities in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Currently, there are nine NHRA member tracks in the region: two in Louisiana, two in Oklahoma, and five in Texas.

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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LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SERIES DIVISIONAL EVENT AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX WITH A DISCOUNT

March 27, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (March 26, 2013) – Time is running out for racers to register and save on entry to the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional event featuring the second annual Old School Showdown.

All racers who pre-register before April 1 can save up to $25 on their car and driver entry and $10 per crewmember.

As if saving wasn’t enough, there will also be a Thursday Test-n-Tune session and a Gambler’s Race on Friday night after the time trials. Saturday’s racing action includes the Old School Showdown – a highlight of the weekend with nostalgia dragsters and more.

Thursday Test & Tune details:

We are bringing back the Thursday night Test & Tune for the LODRS Divisional. The Thursday Test & Tune will take place from 5-10 p.m., entry is $50 at the gate and is open only to the participants of the Divisional event.

Gambler’s Race details:

New for the LODRS Divisional in 2013 is the addition of a gamblers race on Friday night after time trials for the Divisional have been completed.  The Gambler’s race entry will be available at the gate when you arrive.

Here is the payout and entry information:

Electronics          No – Electronics

Win        $2000                    $1200

R/U        $1000                    $600

Semi      $400                       $250

1/4         $150                       $100

1/8         $75                         $50

Entry     $75                         $50

 

The Gambler’s race is open to only Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional participants.

Go to www.texasmotorplex.com or call (972) 878-2641 for more information.

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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POPULAR DEMAND WINS: BRACKET RACE RESCHEDULED TO MAY 11

March 11, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (March 11, 2013) – Texas Motorplex has officially rescheduled a rained out bracket race to May 11.

Racers voted on Facebook and in email and running the rained out event on May 11 was a clear winner.

The first bracket race of the season will be March 23, followed by another one on April 6 before the May 11 event.

The 2013 Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing Drag Racing Series, featuring the Quality Compressor Management Jr Drag Racing Series, is a 12-event series. Rules and information can be found at www.texasmotorplex.com, or by emailing Competition Director Eric McClelland at eric@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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