TEXAS MOTORPLEX SEEKS SALES TEAM LEADER

May 8, 2013 by  
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Texas Motorplex has been hosting championship racing and family entertainment events since 1986 and has one of the most loyal fan followings in professional sports. The Motorplex hosts more than 60 events each year including a championship playoff NHRA national event.

We have a dynamic staff that has worked as a team for several years and we are looking to add a self-starting sales leader who can be a positive addition to our team.

SALES LEADER DUTIES:
Texas Motorplex is a fast-paced environment and we are looking for a driven, self-motivated, sales-oriented and passionate individual to execute sponsorship sales. Texas Motorplex has a vast inventory to sell, including signage throughout the 300-acre property, executive suites, event sponsorship and much more.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Handle existing clients ensuring all contracts are fulfilled and obligations met while renewing agreements for future years.
    Seek sponsorship opportunities on behalf of Texas Motorplex to local, regional and national prospects in and out of the racing industry.

  • Total sales execution: Seek prospects, make contact, schedule meeting, create and deliver presentations, contract negotiation and closing of sales.
  • MUST be able to close deals.
  • Must be able to create marketing platforms and new sales and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Must be able to hit sales goals.
  • Must be able to attend weekly team meetings and be ready to give sales updates.
  • Must be organized and keep accurate records of performance, prospecting and all other sales activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must have at least four years of previous sales experience.
  • Racing or automotive industry experience preferred.
  • Must be a self-starter who doesn’t need to be micro-managed and will actively be part of the Motorplex team.
  • Must be able to close sales deals.
  • Must be able to represent the owners and staff of Texas Motorplex by being a highly visible team member.
  • Must have strong negotiating and closing skills to go with a highly professional attitude.
  • Must be organized and able to keep accurate records, send out weekly reports, create sales pitches and presentations and overall have dynamic organization skills.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and perform under pressure.
  • Must be able to fulfill contractual obligations and work fast-paced racing and entertainment events with and for clients.
  • Racing or automotive contacts a must, national contacts preferred.
  • Must be a problem-solver with great flexibility.
  • Able to work evenings, weekends and events as needed.
  • Must be a proficient computer user: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Annual salary: $50,000-$70,000 depending on experience and past closed sales figures
  • Health insurance
  • 401k
  • Competitive commission rates including increased rates for closed multi-year contracts

To be considered for the position, please email a cover letter and resume to: sales@texasmotorplex.com

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MULTI BILLBOARD WINNING ARTIST – DON OMAR – TO HOST RACING AND CONCERT WEEKEND AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

May 6, 2013 by  
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300x250ENNIS, Texas (May 6, 2013) – Don Omar just claimed 10 Billboard honors at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in April. While he is dominating the music scene, he somehow still manages to find time for drag racing.

Omar will be battling racers before taking to the stage when the Don Omar DragMania Race and Music Festival comes to Texas Motorplex, May 25-26.

The weekend’s event will feature drag racing with grudge racing between imports and domestic models, a car show, live music and more. The weekend’s finale will be a live concert with Omar and Plan B, Zion & Lennox, RAKIM & KEN Y, LOBO and more.

Gates open for the DragMania Music Festival at 9 a.m. on  May 25; Racing starts at 1 p.m. with qualifying for Outlaw VS Extreme, Top Street and All Motor followed by bracket time trails. Gates open at 9 a.m. on Sunday with eliminations starting at 11 a.m. There will be extra entertainment throughout the day before eliminations finish at 5 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony and concert.

Please visit http://dragmaniamusicfest.com for more event information including registration. Or call (800) MOTORPLEX. Tickets can be purchased on the phone by calling Texas Motorplex or online at www.texasmotorplex.com. Tickets range from $15-$50 for single day or weekend passes.

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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THREE MORE ACTS SIGN ON FOR CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL CONCERT AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

May 1, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Feb. 22, 2013) – Three more fan-favorite musical acts have signed on to perform at the first Cinco de Mayo festival presented by Texas Motorplex. The bands, Stampede and Costumbre along with solo artist Shelly Lares, will all join headliner Intocable for the day-long festival on Sunday, May 5.

The Cinco de Mayo festival will feature music on the main stage on the starting line at Motorplex all day along with specialty food, vendors and more. General admission tickets are on sale now for the advance price of just $20 for adults, $10 for youth under 12 years old and kids 5 and under are free.

Parking in the spectator lot is FREE to anyone who buys tickets on or before May 3, 2013. Click here to go to the ticketing page for the Cinco de Mayo festival tickets at Texas Motorplex.

Intocable, the award-winning band from Zapata, Texas, has set the tone for all Tejano bands that have followed in their storied, award-winning career.

Stampede is a six-piece outfit that is primed to make a push for the top of the Tejano market. With an energy level that compares to a “stampede,” the band’s live performances display its versatility by mixing covers with its cumbia and ranchera originals.

Formed in 1996 in the DFW Metroplex, the award-winning Stampede is known for its innovative, urban-Tejano sound that respects tradition.

Costumbre, also hails from Zapata, and is a five-man group that has amassed thousands of fans with their amazing songs and sound.

Shelly Lares is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer with a high-energy show that showcases her dynamic vocal talent. Lares first signed a record deal with San Antonio-based Manny Records and has toured the world ever since.

Check www.texasmotorplex.com to buy tickets and for more festival details as they are announced. Call (800) MOTORPLEX for more information or to buy tickets.

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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TEJANO SINGING SENSATION BOBBY PULIDO TO PERFORM AT CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVAL CONCERT AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

May 1, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Feb. 27, 2013) – Bobby Pulido, the 2012 Tejano Artist of the Year, will perform at the first ever Cinco de Mayo Festival at Texas Motorplex on Sunday, May 5.

Pulido, an Edinburg, Texas native, is a platinum-selling recording artist who has claimed honors for nearly 20 years including being named the best Male Vocalist of the Year, entertainer of the year and claimed the song of the year with DIAS DE AYER at the 2011 at the Tejano Music Awards.

Pulido joins a stellar lineup for the day-long family festival: Intocable, Stampede, Costumbre and Shelley Lares.

The Cinco de Mayo festival will feature music on the main stage on the starting line at Motorplex all day along with specialty food, vendors and more. General admission tickets are on sale now for the advance price of just $20 for adults, $10 for youth under 12 years old and kids 5 and under are free.

Parking in the spectator lot is FREE to anyone who buys tickets on or before May 3, 2013. Click here to go to the ticketing page for the Cinco de Mayo festival tickets at Texas Motorplex.

Pulido, a Sniper Records recording artist, is one of the leading artists in Latin Music. Since the release of his first album “Desvelado,” his voice, his style, and his music have made waves in the Grupero and Regional-Mexican genres of the U.S. and Mexico.

Considered by People en Español Magazine as one of the “Most Guapo” (Good Looking) Latin artists, Pulido quickly took the music industry by storm with his selling and drawing power. The ability to cross over musical boundaries as well as bridging the gap between two distinct cultures is one of the most impressive things Pulido has accomplished; all this is attributed to the fact that he can impact both Spanish and English speaking Latinos with his ability to speak both languages fluently.

Intocable, the award-winning band from Zapata, Texas, has set the tone for all Tejano bands that have followed in their storied, award-winning career.

Stampede is a six-piece outfit that is primed to make a push for the top of the Tejano market. With an energy level that compares to a “stampede,” the band’s live performances display its versatility by mixing covers with its cumbia and ranchera originals.

Formed in 1996 in the DFW Metroplex, the award-winning Stampede is known for its innovative, urban-Tejano sound that respects tradition.

Costumbre, also hails from Zapata, and is a five-man group that has amassed thousands of fans with their amazing songs and sound.

Shelly Lares is a multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer with a high-energy show that showcases her dynamic vocal talent. Lares first signed a record deal with San Antonio-based Manny Records and has toured the world ever since.

Check www.texasmotorplex.com to buy tickets and for more festival details as they are announced. Call (800) MOTORPLEX for more information or to buy tickets.

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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MOPAR OR NO CAR – ENTHUSIASTS MOTTO WHEN IT COMES TO CARS

April 23, 2013 by  
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MOPAR OR NO CAR – ENTHUSIASTS MOTTO WHEN IT COMES TO CARS

Mega Mopar Action Series Takes Over the Motorplex on Saturday

ENNIS, Texas (April 23, 2013) – When it comes to the love of a car brand, most car club members are very clear about their choices: It’s EITHER Mopar, Ford or Chevy. Rarely is it a combination of the Big 3 manufacturers.

As the Mopar Action Series brings the Mopars to the Motorplex back to Texas Motorplex this Saturday, Bill Boon talks about his love of cars from an early age. Boon, known as the Texas Trailer Man, is one of the supporters of the Mopars at the Motorplex event and his club, Cowtown Mopars, will be vying for car show awards and drag racing titles when gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Texas Motorplex sat down with Boon to get an idea of what separates a Mopar lover from all other car enthusiasts.

 

Q: When did you first start paying attention to cars?

BOON: To me, it’s “MOPAR or no car”.  I’m sure most car enthusiasts have heard that saying throughout the years. I grew up in a family that owed Buicks and Fords. Buicks for cruising and Fords for “show and go”, and noise!

When I was about 9 years old, my dad had a good friend who owned a big ‘55 Chrysler 300 that would scald the tires in first and second gears. I thought that was really cool. That car was fast and I loved riding in it, I went every time I got a chance. I remember getting the brochures and reading them over and over again. The car had a 331 Firepower Hemi motor, and it had power steering. It was cool looking too, much better looking than Granddad’s Buick. That was the beginning of my interest in, and my love for MOPAR’s.

 

Q: How many Mopars have you owned in your lifetime?

 

BOON: I’ve owned 18 MOPAR’s total. The first one was when I was 16 and in high school – a 1933 Plymouth 2 door sedan. I owned two MOPAR’s that I wish I had today because I could retire on them. In 1971 I bought a ‘71 Sport Fury GT 440 HP, and in 1986 I bought a ‘70 Hemi Cuda Convertible.

Plus I have had five MOPAR Drag Race Cars, a ‘70 Duster 340ci SS/IA, which in ‘77 I turned into a bracket car. That car was sold in Houston and is still running in South Texas, somewhere.  I also had a ‘70 Cuda 440ci bracket car that I got from my good friend Jackie Lewis who owns Prescott Raceway Park in Arkansas. I once owned a ‘73 Dodge Colt 440ci Super Gas car which I sold to a chiropractor in Albuquerque, NM, and is now in Indianapolis, IN. There was also a ‘69 Dart 440ci bracket car, a ‘70 Challenger 440ci Super Gas/bracket car-which a young man and his dad from Blum, Texas bought. And right now I have a ‘74 Dodge Dart Sport 440ci Super Street or Super Pro Electronics Bracket Car – the Texas Trailer Man car!!

Q: What is your daily driver?

 

BOON: I currently own a 2004 Ram Quad Cab with 5.9 Diesel and 6 speed with 320,000 miles, and a 2007 Ram Quad Cab Dually with 5.9 Diesel and Automatic with 82,000 miles. Those trucks are the best I have every owned.

 

Q: What Mopar do you have your eye on for the future?

 

BOON: I would like to own one of the new Challenger’s with the Modern Hemi, but my wife won’t let me. She says I need to do all my racing on the drag strip, not on the street. She has been telling me that since 1965, and I’ve learned to mind her pretty well!!  I almost convinced her earlier this year to get one of the Chrysler 300’s with the Modern Hemi.

 

Q: What makes Mopar such a special word and important part of your life?

 

BOON: I have been in love with MOPAR’s since 1956 and proud of it. When they came with the new Charger and Magnum rear wheel drive cars I knew they were on to something good. The younger generations really began to be interested in Chrysler cars again. Next came the new Challenger’s and the bigger, badder Modern Hemi’s which created a whole new generation of Hi Performance enthusiast’s. As MOPAR Pro Stock Drag Racer Allen Johnson would say “They are bad to the bone” and it’s something we can all celebrate together every year at the Mopars at the Motorplex event.

 

WHAT:         Texas Motorplex plays host to an all Mopar party on April 27 with the region’s best Mopar car clubs, drag racing, swap meet, car corral, vendor midway, car show and more!

 

WHERE:      Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas.  Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.

 

WHEN:          April 26-27, 2013

WHAT ELSE:   Fast Friday will usher in the weekend when Mopar racers will take on any and all non-Mopar competitors during the Fast Friday event on Friday, April 26.

 

SCHEDULE:      Friday, April 26: Gates open at 6 p.m., racing 7 p.m. – midnight. Saturday, April 27: Mega Mopar Action Series’ Mopars at the Motorplex: Gates open: 9 a.m.: Time trials begin; 10 a.m.: Car show judging begins

TICKETS:     Adults $15; Youth tickets (ages 13-17) $5, Children (12 and under) FREE. Every ticket includes a pit pass. Adult tickets are just $10 if purchased online before April 25.

 

CONTACT:  For more information, contract Texas Motorplex: (972) 878-2641, (800) MOTORPLEX or www.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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