TEXAN EARNS FIRST TOP FUEL WIN OF THE SEASON AT BRISTOL – WILL BE BACK AT THE MOTORPLEX IN SEPTEMBER

June 18, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (June 18, 2013) –Texas Motorplex fan-favorites Steve Torrence and Spencer Massey battled it out on Sunday in Bristol in a Top Fuel race between two Texas natives.

Torrence drove away with the victory, earning his first Top Fuel win of the season and fourth of his career. Torrence turned in a 3.871-second pass at 320.13 mph in his Capco Contractors dragster to beat Massey’s Schumacher Electric dragster’s 3.894 at 317.19.

The victory was the first for Torrence with his new crew chief, veteran tuner Lee Beard. Prior to the Atlanta race in May, Torrence hired Beard to replace his previous tuner, Richard Hogan.

“Today’s been unbelievable,” Torrence said. “I didn’t expect the car to turn around nearly as quickly as it did. My guys worked their tails off with 14- and 15-hour days to get the car setup like we wanted it. I am happy with the way the car is running and it’s real consistent right now. I am happy with the decision we made (to hire crew chief Lee Beard) and it is paying off now.”

Torrence, who qualified second, outran rookie Leah Pruett, points leader Shawn Langdon and Morgan Lucas to advance to his first final round since winning last August in Seattle.

“When you go up there with a load of confidence in your car and your team it’s such a huge difference,” Torrence said. “Lee Beard is very good and he definitely exceeded what we expected. It means we gained some points to get into the Countdown (to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs) and we earned a spot in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout.”

Torrence, Massey and all the stars of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will make its annual stop in North Texas, Sept. 19-22, for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals.

Tickets are now on sale for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Sept. 19-22, 2013. It is the second of six Countdown championship playoff events. Title hopes are on the line, champions are made and the action is as hot as 8,000 horsepower Top Fuelers and Funny Car thunder down the famous all-concrete Texas drag strip.

Fans can now select the exact seats they want to see and feel the blazing action of the quickest and fastest motorsport in the country. Tickets and merchandise are available 24 hours a day at www.texasmotorplex.com. Adult tickets range from $10-$380. Youth tickets (12 years old and under) range from $5-$115. Call (800) MOTORPLEX for more information.

Winning at the Motorplex started with legends as Don “Big Daddy” Garlits (TF), Kenny Bernstein (FC), Bob Glidden (PS) ushered in the new era of Motorplex racing in 1986. That tradition continues as the new generation of champions will defend their 2012 titles when the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals come back for the annual visit. Antron Brown (TF), Bob Tasca (FC), Allen Johnson (PS) and Michael Ray (PSM) earned 2012 victories.

Gates open at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, as sportsman qualifying runs between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 20 features sportsman qualifying all day highlighted by two rounds of professional qualifying at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21 is packed with sportsman eliminations and the final two rounds of professional qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.; Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, with pre-race ceremonies at 10 a.m. and final professional eliminations at 11 a.m.

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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WIN THE UNDERTAKER’S BIKE BUILT BY JESSE JAMES

June 12, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (June 12, 2013) – There are just a few more days remaining to enter a raffle for a Jesse James custom West Coast Chopper made for Mark Calaway, best known as The Undertaker.

Raffle tickets are just $10 and all proceeds from the SPUR Ride & Rally Raffle benefit American’s Mighty Warriors and the SPUR Compassion Ministries of Lake Hills Church. Drawing for the raffle will be held on June 16, 2013.

To buy tickets and to watch a video with The Undertaker, visit: http://www.spurrally.com/

TICKETS: $10 each

SPONSOR ORGANIZATION: Lake Hills Church, 11432 Bee Caves Rd; Austin, TX 78738

PRIZE: West Coast Chopper custom made by Jesse James for Mark Calaway: The Undertaker

DRAWING TO BE HELD: Sunday, June 16, 2013

TAXES/FEES: Winner specifically acknowledges that they shall be responsible for the payment of all taxes, fees, charges, assessments and any other charges as may be required under any law, ordinance, statute, regulation or otherwise. All costs & fees to pick up the prize are the responsibility of the winner. Ticket sales are limited to the USA. Prohibited States: AR, KS, HI, SC, UT.

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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BEST FATHER’S DAY GIFT EVER? THE GIFT OF CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF SPEED

June 11, 2013 by  
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IMG_1282ENNIS, Texas (June 11, 2013) – What better way to spend Father’s Day then by giving Dear ‘Ol Dad prime seats for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex, Sept. 19-22.

Right now, when you buy any weekend or full event Super Seat Adult ticket, you will get the child’s tickets FREE. That’s a savings of up to $115!

If you can’t get Dad a weekend of nitro-burning, jaw-dropping, 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel and Funny Car fun, what can get him? Exactly! Nothing beats the body-shaking, earth-thundering sounds and power of the second stop on the NHRA playoff tour.

Click here for the ticket page. Add both an adult AND child ticket to your cart before you put in the promo code: Father13 in the upper right hand corner of the checkout page.

Super Seats allow you to be close to the starting line action. See what last minute changes the teams make before blazing down the all-concrete surface for valuable championship points.

Ever want to be on TV? This is your chance as ESPN2 covers all the action and Super Seat fans are ever present during the weekend coverage. Make a sign, bring it with your dad in September and be part of history.

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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STREET RACING FEATURED AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX OFFERS SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO ILLEGAL STREET RACING

May 24, 2013 by  
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fastfridaylogoAs another Fast-n-Furious movie hits the screens this holiday weekend, Texas Motorplex officials are anxious to remind the DFW region that the famous quarter-mile track is open most Fridays for anyone looking to satisfy their need for speed.

Racing at the NHRA-sanctioned track, however, is a safer alternative than illegally racing on city streets and highways.

Fast Fridays is open to drivers of all abilities with a street legal vehicle and a valid driver’s license. Gates open at 6 p.m. most Friday nights and racers pay just $15 for unlimited quarter-mile passes from 7 p.m. until Midnight.

“These movies are so intense and fun, sometimes people want to just hop in their cars and test the speed limits of the vehicle,” Texas Motorplex President and GM, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “We just want to remind everyone that racing on the streets is very dangerous and illegal and we offer a safer way for drivers of all skill level to get a taste of the ultimate race experience.

“We’ve hosted the legends of racing and speed for more than 25 years and we want people to challenge themselves on a professional race track instead of endangering themselves and others by racing on the streets or highways.”

There are more than 20 Fast Friday events offered in 2013, including tonight. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing is held from 7 p.m. until Midnight. Tech cards (allowing racers to make unlimited passes down the famous concrete quarter-mile) are just $15. Spectators can watch for just $10. Call (972) 878-2641 for more information.

Check out www.texasmotorplex.com for schedule and other event 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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Don Omar Dragmania Festival

May 22, 2013 by  
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Caguas, Puerto Rico (Monday, May 20, 2013). This coming weekend of May 25th and 26th will be the dates that Arcángel, Plan B, Rkm & Ken-y, Zion & Lennox, Natti Natasha and the acclaimed King, Don Omar, will show at the Motorplex track, in Texas. The innovative concept, that combines car racing acceleration with music and entertainment, is the second Dragmania made this year 2013. Texas will feel the fire of Puerto Rican invasion both at the races as in the artistic performances.

In his role as a fast driver, Don Omar will participate with his new automobile “Mr. President”, who will try to break his own world record of more than 204 miles.  The multi-awarded artist will challenge all participants in his category Pro-Imports . The hosts Don Omar and Raphy Pina invite you to enjoy a familiar concept and of a lot of entertainment.  The competitors may enter to win more than $25,000 in awards.

It will also highlight the steel monster races of more than 200 miles per hour, the exhibition of luxury cars in addition to a lot of music to the rhythm of La Formula de Pina Records and of Don Omar


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Event:                           Drag Mania Music Fest
Event Address:                Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287, Ennis, Texas

Event Dates:  Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26, 2013
Media Accreditations:  Texas Motorplex (972) 878-2641

Event Schedule:
Friday, May 24, 2013

6PM – 10PM Test & Tune ($15 to race, $10 to watch)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

9AM                 Gates Open Racer and Spectator
10AM               Tech Inspection, Racer and Car Show Registration
1PM                  1st Heads-up Qualifying round Outlaw VS Extreme, Top Street, All Motor
2PM                  Bracket Time Trials
3:30PM             2nd Heads-up Qualifying round Outlaw VS Extreme, Top Street, All Motor
4PM                  Bracket Time Trials
6PM                  Final Heads-up Qualifying round All Motor, Top Street, Outlaw VS Extreme
6:30PM             Concert by Plan B 
8PM                  Track Closes

 

Sunday, May 26, 2013

9AM                    Gates Open Spectator
11AM                 1st Round Eliminations Outlaw VS Extreme, Top Street, All Motor
1PM                   2nd Round Eliminations Outlaw VS Extreme, Top Street, All Motor
1:30PM            Car Show Judging Starts
3PM                  3rd Round Eliminations Outlaw VS Extreme, Top Street, All Motor
4PM                 Wet T-Shirt Contest on stage
5PM                 Final Round Eliminations All Motor, Top Street, Outlaw VS. Extreme
6:30PM           Award Ceremony Racing and Car Show
7PM                 Dragmania Concert by Don Omar, Arcángel, Rkm & Ken-y, Zion & Lennox, Natti Natasha, Lobo
9PM                 Track Closes

 

For more information about DRAGMANIA visit:
www.dragmaniamusicfest.com
www.texasmotorplex.com

 

 

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