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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FREE TICKETS FOR LUCAS OIL DIVISIONAL AND OLD SCHOOL SHOWDOWN

March 11, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (March 11, 2013) – How would you like FREE tickets to the Texas Motorplex 2nd annual Old School Showdown? How would you like those FREE tickets sent directly to you, so you don’t have to hunt them down or wait in the Will Call lines?

Consider it done. Anyone who sends the Motorplex a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Motorplex between March 12-29 will receive four FREE tickets to the Old School Showdown on Saturday, April 20.

The best part? There is twice the action during the Old School Showdown as the day starts with the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional drag racing series featuring the best racers in four states.

Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown at the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event will be a where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000. Categories include Sportsman MC, Super Stock, Stock Eliminator, Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street.

This year is the second annual Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown featuring old school hot rods from the Southwest Heritage Racing Association Nostalgia Eliminator group and the Southwest Jr Fuel Association and an old school Jet Train performance by KC Jones as the Motorplex turns back the clock for some Saturday night family-fun entertainment! Gates open at 8 a.m. for the Lucas Oil event and the Showdown starts at 3 p.m. with Opening Ceremonies.

All ticket requests will be honored immediately and tickets will be sent back to fans by April 10.

Send all ticket requests to:

Texas Motorplex Old School Showdown Tickets
P.O. Box 1439
Ennis, TX 75120

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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No Racing this Weekend at Texas Motorplex Due to Weather. Vote for Bracket Reschedule date.

March 8, 2013 by  
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The weather has forced us to delay our Fast Friday tonight and the Bracket Season Kick-Off tomorrow. We have a few reschedule dates for the bracket race in mind and we are looking into adding another Fast Friday to the season to makeup for tonight.

The reschedule dates we have in mind for the Bracket race are March 17 or May 11 and we’d like to have your input on the dates you would prefer, please e-mail eric@texasmotorplex.com and or vote on the Facebook post  and let us know which date would work best?

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QUALITY COMPRESSOR MANAGEMENT TO SPONSOR JR DRAGSTER RACING SERIES AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX IN 2013

March 7, 2013 by  
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(March 6, 2013) – Quality Compressor Management has signed on to be the sponsor of the Jr Dragster series at Texas Motorplex.

The Motorplex will host a 12-event series in the 2013 Bracket Racing season and three categories of Quality Compressor Management Jr Dragster competition will be featured at each race.

The Motorplex Bracket Series starts this weekend. Gates open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 to kick off the season. There are three Jr Dragster race classes: Jr Modified (7.90 E.T. – 10.49), Jr Sportsman (10.50 – 20.00) and Jr Quick Eliminator. Each category has a $20 entry fee.

Quality Compressor Management will help fund the gift cards awarded to the winner and runner-up in each category every week. Each winner will receive a $50 gift card and each runner-up will earn a $25 gift card.

“Jr Dragster racing is such an important aspect to drag racing and the health of its future,” Texas Motorplex General Manager, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “We are grateful that Scott Turnbough (President, QCM) and his team have agreed to be our partners and we look forward to a thrilling season of bracket racing with the Jr Dragster families.”

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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TEXAS MOTORPLEX OWNER AND LEGENDARY FUNNY CAR RACER BILLY MEYER SET TO BE THE GRAND MARSHALL AT MARCH MEET

March 5, 2013 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (March 5, 2013) – Texas Motorplex owner and Funny Car racing icon Billy Meyer will be the Grand Marshall at this weekend’s March Meet at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif.

The legendary Bakersfield March Meet will be celebrating 55 years of quarter mile drag racing in 2013. Continuing with the successful 4 day program, Bakersfield will once again play host to some of the greatest drag racing in the world March 7-10, 2013.

Meyer, one of the all-time greats of Funny Car racing, retired from the cockpit more than 20 years ago, but continues to make an impact in drag racing as owner of the famous Texas Motorplex. Meyer said he was thrilled to get the call to be Grand Marshall for one of the season’s most popular events with fans and racers.

“The March Meet is one of the biggest events of the drag racing year and I’m honored I was asked to be the Grand Marshal,” Meyer said. “This event is special for old school racers and the young up-and-coming racers because it celebrates hot rods, speed and the grass roots of quarter-mile racing. I can’t wait to get the event started.”

Over 500 race entries are expected for this 4 day festival of speed that includes fun for the whole family. The March Meet attracts drag racers and spectators from around the world and also includes a hot rod car show, swap meet and a vendors’ midway.

“Here we go again! As always, we are proud to promote and host the world’s best nostalgia drag race. The March Meet is going to be bigger and more exciting than ever! It’s going to be four big days of non-stop quarter mile action” said Blake Bowser, vice president and general manager of the Kern County Racing Association, operators of Auto Club Famoso Raceway. “If you have never been to the March Meet you need to experience it in person. It is so much more than a drag race; it’s a gathering of drag racing legend’s, friends and family. Once you attend the March Meet you will understand why so many people return year after year.”

March Meet ticket sales and prices, as well as other race information, including downloadable entry forms will be posted soon at www.autoclubfamosoraceway.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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