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February 5, 2013 by  
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“We create music because we believe in its power to transcend boundaries—of genres, of borders, of
languages. We give our music and our fans everything we have and everything we are.” – INTOCABLE

2013-01-31-CDMTSGroup Members:
Ricardo Javier “Ricky” Muñoz – (Lead Vocalist, Accordion)
René Orlando Martínez – (Drums, Chorus)
Sergio Serna – (Percussion)
Johnny Lee Rosas – (Sixth Bass, Backup Vocalist)
Félix Salinas – (Bass, Chorus)
José Juan Hernández – (Group Motivator and Rhythms)

INTOCABLE is one of the most influential groups in the Tejano/Norteño music scene today. Their road to success began eighteen years ago (nineteen in August) in Zapata, Texas, when friends Ricky Muñoz and René Martínez dreamed of bringing their songs to the world as they crafted a unique and extraordinary style of music which expertly fuses Tejano conjunto music, Norteño folk rhythms and pop ballads.

After years of dedication and passion, the dream is an indisputable reality. With #1 hits such as “Rabarte un Beso” and “Prometí,” as well as other fan favorites like “Dame Un Besito,” “Eres Mi Droga,” Enséñame a Olvidarte,” “Sueña,” “Contra Viento y Marea,” “Llueve,” “Arrepiéntete,” and many more, INTOCABLE continues to entertain and delight audiences in both the United States and Mexico. Their songs are heard in radio stations throughout the American Continent and the band has played live in world renowned venues such as the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, the Monterrey Arena in Mexico, and the Reliant Astrodome Stadium in Houston, with a historical record of more than 70,000 fans singing along and enjoying one of the best shows in the industry. And to top off an already exceptional career, INTOCABLE made history by being the first and so far only act of their genre to sing the halftime show at the Cowboys vs. Redskins game at the famed Dallas Cowboy Stadium.

Today, the group INTOCABLE is the standard bearer of “la música norteña.” Its achievements have been recognized with two GRAMMY Awards (in 2005 for their album Intimamente and in 2011 for the album Classic), seven Latin GRAMMY and multiple nominations, thirteen Premios Lo Nuestro, numerous Latin Billboards and two Billboard Regional Mexican Awards, as well as many other nominations, including one from the American Music Awards. Not only these but in 2010 Billboard Magazine named them “Group of the Decade” and were honored by Billboard with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Always striving towards creating music that is relevant and transcends the boundaries of genre, national borders and even languages, INTOCABLE returned to the studio to produce their 15th career album. En Peligro de Extinción brings together all the best of INTOCABLE: the stirring lyrics, the captivating melodies and rhythms, the expert arrangements and the excellence and precision of a group of musicians at the top of their art form.

Although the band produced INTOCABLE 2011 under their own label, Good I Music, this time they decided to join forces with Universal Music Group for En Peligro de Extinción in their aim to expand their reach to the Central American and South American markets, since Universal has the distribution infrastructure required for this goal. In this album, INTOCABLE lends its characteristically rhythmic voice to the words of renowned songwriters Ikerlan, José Zamora, Josué Contreras and Miguel Mendoza, with whom they’ve co-written in past albums. Ikerlan wrote their single “Te Amo Para Siempre” which debuted to a sold out crowd in the Monterrey Arena on November 30th and December 1st of 2012.

“Nos Faltó Hablar,” a power ballad reminiscent of the 1980s rock power ballads, was written by the famous Mexican singer-songwriter, Reyli Barba.

Year after year, INTOCABLE demonstrates their passion for music and their desire to share their creations with a loyal public that keeps growing with every word and every note.


“Creamos música porque creemos en su poder de transcendencia, en términos de géneros, fronteras y hasta idiomas. A nuestra música, y a nuestro público, le damos todo lo que tenemos y todo lo que somos.” –INTOCABLE

2013-01-31-CDMTSMiembros:
Ricardo Javier “Ricky” Muñoz – (Vocalista líder, Acordeón)
René Orlando Martínez – (Batería, Coros)
Sergio Serna – (Percusión)
Johnny Lee Rosas – (Bajo Sexto, Vocalista de Respaldo)
Félix Salinas – (Bajo, Coros)
José Juan Hernández – (Motivador de Grupo, Ritmos)

Hoy por hoy, INTOCABLE es uno de los grupos más influyentes de la escena de la música Tejana/Norteña. Su trayectoria de éxito se inició dieciocho años atrás (diecinueve en agosto) en Zapata, Texas, cuando los amigos Ricky Muñoz y René Martínez soñaban en llevarle sus canciones al mundo al tiempo que creaban una música única y extraordinaria que une los estilos del conjunto Tejano, los ritmos regionales de la música norteña y las baladas populares.

Tras años de dedicación y pasión, el sueño es una irrefutable realidad. Con éxitos #1 como “Robarte Un Beso” y Prometí,” al igual que otras canciones favoritas del público como “Dame Un Besito,” “Eres Mi Droga”, Enséñame a Olvidarte, “Sueña,” “Contra Viento y Marea,” “Llueve,” “Arrepiéntete,” y muchas más, el grupo INTOCABLE continua entreteniendo y deleitando a audiencias, tanto en los Estados Unidos como en México. Sus canciones son escuchadas en estaciones de radio por todo el continente americano y el grupo ha tenido el privilegio de tocar en vivo en establecimientos de reconocimiento mundial tales como el Auditorio Nacional en la Ciudad de México, y el Estadio Reliant Astrodomo en Houston, con un record histórico de más de 70,000 fanáticos cantado y gozando de uno de los mejores espectáculos en la industria. Como para engalanar una carrera excepcional, INTOCABLE hizo historia al ser el primero y hasta ahora único en su genero en cantar en el medio tiempo del partido de Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins en el afamado Estadio de los Dallas Cowboy.

El grupo INTOCABLE es el portador de la música norteña. Sus logros han sido reconocidos con dos Premios Grammy Americanos (en el 2005 por su álbum Íntimamente y en el 2011 por el álbum Classic), siete Latin GRAMMY y multiples nominaciones, trece Premios Lo Nuestro, multiples Latin Billboards y dos Premios Billboard Regional Mexicano, en adición a varias otras nominaciones, incluyendo una por parte de los Premios American Music. Además de estos honores, en el 2010, el grupo fue nombrado como el “Grupo de la Década” por la Revista Billboard, y fueron honrados por Billboard con el Premio especial “Trayectoria Artistica” en el 2012.

En busca de continuar creando música relevante y que trasciende los límites de género, fronteras nacionales y hasta lenguas, INTOCABLE regresó al estudio para producir el 15vo. álbum de su exitosa carrera. En Peligro de Extinción ofrece todo lo mejor de INTOCABLE: sus letras emotivas, sus melodías y ritmos cautivantes, sus arreglos maestros, además de la excelencia y la precisión de un grupo de músicos al pináculo de su arte.

Aunque el grupo produjo INTOCABLE 2011 bajo su propio sello disquero, Good I Music, esta vez decidieron unirse a Universal Music Group, para En Peligro de Extinción, con el objetivo de expandir su alcance en los mercados de Centro y Suramérica, ya que Universal posee la infraestructura de distribución requerida para sus metas. En este álbum, INTOCABLE le da voz a las palabras de los reconocidos compositores Ikerlan, José Zamora, Josué Contreras y Miguel Mendoza con quienes han co-escrito en albumes pasado. Ikerlan escribió el sencillo “Te Amo Para Siempre,” el cual debutaron ante una audiencia repleta en la Arena de Monterrey, el 30 de noviembre y 1 de diciembre del 2012. “Nos Faltó Hablar,” una poderosa balada, evocativa de las “power ballads” de rock de los años 1980, fue escrita por el famoso compositor y cantante mexicano, Reyli Barba.

Año tras año, INTOCABLE demuestra su pasión por la música y su deseo de compartir sus creaciones con un público leal que continúa creciendo con cada palabra y con cada nota.

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TEXAS MOTORPLEX WILL GIVE OUT FREE OLD SCHOOL SHOWDOWN TICKETS AT DALLAS AUTORAMA, FEB. 15-17 AT DALLAS MARKET HALL

February 4, 2013 by  
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AutoRamaENNIS, Texas (Feb. 5, 2013) – Texas Motorplex will once again be on display inside the O’Reilly Auto Parts booth, handing out prizes and free tickets during next week’s Dallas Autorama, Feb. 15-17, at Dallas Market Hall.

The Autorama features the finest in Hot Rods, custom vehicles, trucks, motorcycles and entertainment for the entire family.

The Motorplex staff will be on hand, with the prize wheel, giving out free tickets to the April 20 Old School Showdown specialty event during the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisionals.

Come spin the wheel to win prizes, check out the stunt shows, burnout contests and much more during the three-day Autorama.

The 2013 Texas Motorplex season is right around the corner, so come by and say hello and grab an events schedule to plan on being at the Motorplex for the best car shows, racing and concerts in 2013.

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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McNEAL, CARLSON LEAD SUMMIT RACE OF CHAMPION WINNERS

October 7, 2012 by  
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ENNIS, Texas – In the final results for the Race of Champions competition at Texas Motorplex and the NHRA South Central Division Summit Racing Series Division Finals Jacob McNeal and Jody Carlson took home wins in the Electronics and Non-Electronics classes.

McNeal, Gilmer, Texas, driving an ’05 dragster beat Kevin Henery with a near perfect 5.001 second pass on his 5.00 dial. Henery, Prairieville, La., was 4.715 on a 4.70 dial in his loosing efforts in his ’08 dragster.

Carlson went 6.822 seconds at 102.49 mph in a ’87 Camaro to take the trophy home to Krum, Texas. Carlson used a startingline advantage to win over Gray Metcalf, Lubbock, Texas, in his ’74 Duster clocking in at 6.843, 98.84 mph.

In the High School class it was Watagua, Texas, racer Ryan Gleghorn winning over Zack Marinez out of Houston. Gleghorn went 10.336 seconds in his ’05 Chevy truck to Martinez quicker 8.548 in his ’65 Chevelle.

Kris Gassaway, Norman, Okla., joined in with a win in the Gambler No-Electronics race . Gassaway’s ’92 Mustang clocked in at 6.374, 108.73 to beat Chad Sandlin, Burleson, Texas.

RACE OF CHAMPIONS
ELECTRONICS
Jacob McNeal, Gilmer, Texas, ’05 dragster, 5.001, 135.52 def. Kevin Henery, Prairieville, La, ’08 dragster, 4.715, 145.45

NON ELECTRONICS
Jody Carlson, Krum, Texas, ’87 Camaro, 6.822, 102.49 def. Gary Metcalf, Lubbock, Texas, ‘74 Duster, 6.843, 98.84

HIGH SCHOOL
Ryan Gleghorn, Watagua, Texas, ‘05 Chev P/U, 10.336, 69.05 def. Zack Martinez, Houston, ’65 Chevelle, 8.548, 79.78

GAMBLER NON-ELECTRONICS
Kris Gassaway, Norman, Okla., ‘92 Mustang, 6.374, 108.73 def. Chad Sandlin, Burleson, Texas, ‘85 Chevy, 6.809, 100.61

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FUNNY CAR DRIVER WILKERSON ON THE MOVE IN FULL THROTTLE COUNTDOWN TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP AS NHRA PLAYOFFS MOVE TO GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK

September 24, 2012 by  
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MADISON, Ill. — In the span of three races Tim Wilkerson has moved five spots upward in the NHRA Funny Car points standings. That’s how quickly things can change in the fast-paced world of the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, NHRA’s six-race playoffs.

Wilkerson pulled an against-all-odds move at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals just to qualify for the playoffs. At the two opening rounds of the Countdown, the driver-tuner of the Levi Ray & Shoup Shelby Ford Mustang has maneuvered his way from 10th to seventh in the standings.

He hopes to continue that forward trend at his “home” race this weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park, which is officially returning to the NHRA schedule with the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals, Sept. 28-30. The race, round No. 3 in the Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship, will be televised on ESPN2HD.

At the playoff-opener in Charlotte two weeks ago Wilkerson grabbed the No. 1 qualifying position and advanced to the quarterfinals. He qualified second in Dallas and advanced to the quarters once again. Wilkerson feels some confidence heading home to St. Louis, a track where he’s had success in the past.

“I’m not sure we know how our past success will work here this time around,” Wilkerson said. “We’ve never raced here at the end of September before, so it’s going to be different. Seems like the St. Louis race was always one of those blistering hot deals, and we all remember the year they had to flood the track just to cool it off, so we’re all dealing with a blank page when it comes to this late-September thing. For us, though, you can’t help but feel the support and the good mojo our Wilk’s Warriors bring with them. You can feel that, for sure.”

Wilkerson, who lives about 90 miles north of the Gateway Motorsports Park in Springfield, Ill., will certainly entertain plenty of his Wilk’s Warriors as well as associates and guests of his sponsor Levi Ray & Shoup over the weekend. He is hoping for a bit of a home-field advantage and that’s always a plus for any team during the post-season.

“I call it more of a semi-home game,” Wilkerson said. “It hurt to lose this track but it’s great to have it back, and now that it’s a fall race it’s part of the playoffs, and that’s very cool. Like any racer who has a “home game” will tell you, the whole being-close-to-home thing is a double-edged sword. It’s great to have so many friends and backers around, but you also spend a lot of time answering calls for tickets and sorting all of that out. It’s all good though. It’s an easy road trip for my wife Krista and me.”

Wilkerson knows that he’ll need to grab a win at Gateway if he wants to keep trending upward in the standings. Series points leader Ron Capps has had two strong playoff races as well in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge Charger. Other drivers who are standing in Wilkerson’s way are second place Mike Neff, who won at Indy and was runner-up in Charlotte, Snap-on Tools Toyota driver and two-time world champ Cruz Pedregon, Robert Hight, who drives the Auto Club Ford Mustang and Dallas top qualifier Courtney Force, 24-year-old rookie driver of the Traxxas Ford Mustang.

If anything, Wilkerson can draw inspiration from Hight, who won the world championship in 2009 from a 10th place starting spot in the playoffs.

“We have nothing to lose,” Wilkerson said. “We got in on the last day and we got in 10th. Worst we can do is 10th, so we’ll just keep the hammer down and we’ll keep going for it. We’ve gone from barely getting in 10th, to moving up to 9th, and now to 7th place as we get ready for Gateway, so at least we’re trending in a positive direction.”

In Top Fuel, playoff top seed Antron Brown charged back to the top of the standings with a victory in Dallas and is tied with Spencer Massey for the points lead. Seven-time world champ Tony Schumacher is 24-points back in third and the suddenly surging Shawn Langdon, who won the playoff-opener in Charlotte, is fourth overall in his Al-Anabi Racing dragster, 41 back of the leaders.

Allen Johnson raced to victory in Dallas in Pro Stock and takes a 93-point lead to St. Louis over defending world champion Jason Line. A couple of young drivers, Dallas runner-up and three-time season winner Erica Enders and Charlotte No. 1 qualifier and two-time season winner Vincent Nobile, are showing that they are both ready to claim a post-season victory. You can never count out past world champs Greg Anderson , Mike Edwards and Jeg Coughlin in the 200-mph factory hot rod category.

The Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson duo of Eddie Krawiec and Andrew Hines are still at the top of the Pro Stock Motorcycle standings, but Michael Ray broke their streak of victories in Dallas when he claimed his first career victory. Ray moved to fourth in the standings on his Viper Motorcycle Company Buell, just behind Hector Arana Jr., who was the top qualifier in Texas on his Lucas Oil Buell.

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