IMPORT FACE OFF BRINGS FESTIVAL OF ACTIVITY FOR ALL MAKES AND MODELS TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX

February 24, 2014 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Feb. 25, 2014) – One of the most popular events of each Texas Motorplex season is the Import Face-Off event. It’s not just a car show. It’s not just a race. It’s a complete package of events for Import cars, trucks, motorcycles and the fans who love to be entertained.

Import Face-Off will take over Texas Motorplex on Sunday, March 2 and is open to all imported automotive brands for racing and car show, but there will be a test-n-tune open for all makes and models throughout the day as well, ensuring everyone can play.

Racing and the car show are just two of many events going on during the one-day Import showcase. The Sound Off contest will award Usaci double points for the Stereo Crank It Up contest. Low riders, trucks and sport bikes have their own events and there will be vendors, a midway, live DJ, a burnout contest (time permitting) and much more.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. with racer and car show registration open at 9 a.m. until noon. Car show judging starts at 11 a.m. Heads up qualifying will be at 11 a.m. and noon. Final eliminations start at 1 p.m. and awards ceremony will start at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets and registration will be available at the gate the day of the event. Class and event information is available on www.importfaceoff.net along with the flyer that will serve as a $3 discount on spectator admission.

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 ENTRY TO BRACKET RACE DURING KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BBQ COOK-OFF TO BENEFIT LOCAL CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS

February 24, 2014 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Feb. 24, 2014) – BBQ and Bracket Racing…. FOR FREE! Can you think of anything better?

The Knights of Columbus Council 8417 of Waxahachie will host its fourth annual State Championship BBQ Cook-off on Feb. 28 – March 1 at the Texas Motorplex. The event is sanctioned by the International Barbecue Cookers Association (IBCA).

The big show is Saturday, March 1. Champions will be crowned for several BBQ just before points and cash is handed out to the race winners in the third of 12 Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing events.

Fans can see all the action, for free. Spectator admission for bracket racing is normally $10. Motorplex officials are hoping that money will be donated to Wounded Warriors and the other local charities that benefit from the BBQ Cook-Off.

“We have decided to open the gates and not charge an admission fee for race fans because we want everyone to go to Champion’s Club to bid on auction items, donate their entry fees to Wounded Warriors and the other organizations being helped by the amazing efforts of the Waxahachie council of the Knights of Columbus,” Texas Motorplex GM, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “This is a very dedicated organization that specifically helps people in our area. We are proud to be able to add racing to a full day of competitive BBQ.”

Teams are invited to register for the cook-off between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. The cook-off will follow IBCA rules, which will be provided to each team at registration. These rules can also be found at the IBCA website at http://www.ibcabbq.org.

The event is in its fourth year, but is already expanding. There will be more categories in 2014, and a full day of racing will be going on in conjunction with the BBQ Cook-off. Fans can be delighted with the smells and tastes of the region’s best BBQ as they watch the region’s top racers battle for more than $6,000 in cash prizes for the one-day event.

A fish fry is open to the public and starts Friday night with live music in Champion’s Club. Racing starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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RacingJunk.com Bracket Winner’s Circle Gallery – Feb. 22-23,2014

February 24, 2014 by  
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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHARITY COOKOFF TO BENEFIT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND WOUNDED WARRIORS

February 14, 2014 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Feb. 11, 2014) – The Knights of Columbus Council 8417 of Waxahachie a giving and concerned group of citizens.

But they also really like good BBQ.

For the fourth consecutive year, the organization has combined their two loves into one winning event that continues to grow in all ways.

The Knights of Columbus Council 8417 of Waxahachie will host its fourth annual State Championship BBQ Cook-off on Feb. 28 – March 1 at the Texas Motorplex. The event is sanctioned by the International Barbecue Cookers Association (IBCA).

Teams are invited to register for the cook-off between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. The cook-off will follow IBCA rules, which will be provided to each team at registration. These rules can also be found at the IBCA website at http://www.ibcabbq.org.

The event is in its fourth year, but is already expanding. There will be more categories in 2014, and a full day of racing will be going on in conjunction with the BBQ Cook-off. Fans can be delighted with the smells and tastes of the region’s best BBQ as they watch the region’s top racers battle for more than $6,000 in cash prizes for the one-day event.

A fish fry is open to the public and starts Friday night with live music in Champion’s Club. Racing starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Entry for the cook-off is always free, and Texas Motorplex officials just announced that spectator entry for racing will also be free in hopes of driving more people to donate to the Cook-off charities.

The BBQ Cook-off will benefit Waxahachie Care and Wounded Warriors specifically with other local organizations receiving funds.

“We have decided to open the gates and not charge an admission fee for race fans because we want everyone to go to Champion’s Club to bid on auction items, donate their entry fees to Wounded Warriors and the other organizations being helped by the amazing efforts of the Waxahachie council of the Knights of Columbus,” Texas Motorplex GM, Gabrielle Stevenson, said. “This is a very dedicated organization that specifically helps people in our area. Admission to watch a regional race is normally $10 and hopefully those dollars will be donated.”

The Cook-off features four meat classes – pork spare ribs, chicken, pulled pork and brisket – along with many other categories including youth pork chops, pinto beans, cobbler and barbeque sauce.

All proceeds from the barbeque sauce event will go directly to Wounded Warriors as it is a new event set up this year specifically aimed at helping injured and returning veterans and their families.

Volunteers are still needed. Contact Dennis Williams to help or for more information at: Glenn Beck at 469-865-3901 or, gb2614@att.net; or contact Dennis Williams at: 214-399-0081 or dennis01710@gmail.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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NHRA Driver Escapes Death After Car Explodes at 300 MPH

February 10, 2014 by  
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NHRA driver Ron Capps escaped death after his car burst into flames during a race on Friday.

This morning on Fox and Friends, Capps said when looking back at the video, it’s hard to believe he escaped with a few minor scratches and bruises.

He was driving at 300 miles per hour when the engine exploded. Capps said he was wearing a protective fire suit at the time.

“You’re used to what you do for a living and the next thing you know, it’s a convertible and there’s a huge ball of flame right in my lap.”

The explosion won’t stop Capps from getting behind the wheel anytime soon. He said he feels safer racing cars than he does while driving his kids to school on the interstate.

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