AER Race of Champions at the final bracket race of ’09

October 28, 2009 by  
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2009-10-31 Ennis, TX . – The Texas Motorplex would like to congratulate Jeff Lopez of Bedford Tx and Jackie Jones from Kemp, Tx for making it to the finals for the AER Race of Champions and to Jackie Jones for winning the block from AER which will be given out at the 2009 Texas Motorplex Racer Appreciation Banquet on December 5.  Click here for more info on the 2009 Racer Appreciation Banquet.

Ennis, TX –Texas Motorplex and AER Manufacturing have teamed up to offer another opportunity to the local bracket racers for the 2009 season.  At the end of the 2009 O’Reilly Bracket Racing Season at Texas Motorplex, various top performers from the four bracket season points classes will participate in the AER Race of Champions during the final bracket series race of the season.

The AER Race of Champions winner will receive a BOSS 302 crate engine provided by AER Manufacturing. The small block engine is a 302 cubic inch 340 horsepower engine valued at nearly $7,000.

“One of the goals for the 2009 race season here at the ‘Plex was to boost the local bracket program,” said Glenn Menard, Texas Motorplex President, “By offering added value like the AER Race of Champions to the bracket program, we are hoping racers will see that we are re-dedicating to the program to make bracket racing at the Motorplex fun again.”

In 2009 Texas Motorplex has already added several perks dedicated exclusively to the local points racers this season. At the 2009 kickoff race of the season, Texas Motorplex gave away a slot in the Reher-Morrison Engine School won by Mike Crader.

Also, Texas Motorplex will be giving away a 300cc 4×4 JCL All Terrain Vehicle to a lucky bracket participant at the season end racer awards ceremony banquet. Through the Contingency Connection racers will qualify for thousands of dollars in discounts from over  product sponsors.

“With the support of folks like Reher Morrison, JCL ATVs  and AER Manufacturing, we want to provide new and fun ways to make racing at the Motorplex enjoyable and rewarding,” Menard added.

April 11 is the final day to register for points for the 2009 O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series at Texas Motorplex.  To register for points, go to or sign up in the race control.   For more information, racers may contact Ashley Kellough, Texas Motorplex Competition Director at (972) 878-2641.

AER Manufacutring located in Carrollton, TX is a world leader in the engine remanufacturing industry for more than sixty years. AER is the chosen supplier of standard and high-performance engines and engine components to original equipment manufacturers. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have come to rely on AER’s high-quality, remanufactured engines and engine components for a wide variety of applications.


Paul J. Meyer

October 27, 2009 by  
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Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. Paul J. Meyer adopted these words of the great theologian John Wesley for his own and lived them fully. Paul, 81, longtime Waco civic leader, international businessman, philanthropist, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to legions of people worldwide, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Oct. 26, 2009, at home surrounded in love by his family. Paul’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Paul J. Meyer Arena, at the Baylor University Ferrell Center, with the Rev. Bill Hinson and the Rev. Mike Toby officiating. Immediately following the service there will be visitation with the family at the Ferrell Center. Paul was born May 21, 1928, in San Mateo, Calif. He was the son of the late August Carl and Isabelle Rutherford Meyer. His father was a first generation immigrant from Germany and master craftsman who instilled in Paul a standard of excellence in everything he did. Paul’s mother, of Scottish descent, was trained as a teacher and a nurse who nurtured his desire to learn, to teach others, and to practice the principles of good health. Paul took great pride in passing these time-honored values to his children and grandchildren. Commitment and exuberance for success in his hobbies matched those Paul exhibited in his business life. He enjoyed flying his yellow Piper Cub airplane, snow skiing, cycling, scuba diving, tennis, and hiking. His varied interests and hobbies also included photography and antique cars, especially 1936 Ford Cabriolets. Paul loved Scriptures; he lived by them daily, and he shared them frequently with family and friends. One of his favorites was Luke 6:38: Give, and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your hands. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you. (Paul’s paraphrase) Until the day of his departure from this life, Paul was witnessing for Jesus Christ. He did indeed give “a good measure” of “gifts” to his family, his friends, and to more than 30 important charities, including Mission Waco, Friends for Life, Lead Like Jesus Ministry, Compassion Ministries, Haggai Institute, and the First Baptist Church of Woodway. In addition to tangible gifts, Paul leaves behind many wonderful memories with family, friends, and business associates. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elizabeth Meyer; and granddaughter, Allison Bucy. Paul is survived by his wife, Jane Gurley Meyer, and five children and their spouses, including the Honorable Jim Meyer and Carolyn of Waco, Larry Meyer and Lynn of Austin, Billy Meyer and Deborah of Waco, Janna Slechta and Randy of Waco, Leslie Rhea and Kevin of Waco; and brother, Carl Meyer and Joyce of Port Isabel. Paul’s 15 grandchildren were a significant part of his life – Mike Meyer and wife, Nadine of Dallas, Brady Meyer of Dallas, Jessica Meyer of Austin, Jennifer Meyer of Chicago, Joshua Meyer of Austin, Adam Meyer and wife, Claire of Ft. Worth, Christie Johnson and husband, Barry of Waco, Morgan, Brooke, and Kelsey Slechta of Waco, Jordan, Jaden, and Ryan Rhea of Waco, Cole Bucy and wife Skye of Washington, D.C., and Jason Bucy of Los Angeles. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Armor, Steve Bright, Del Chesser, Gene Franklin, Ferrell Hunter, Terry Irwin, Joe Baxter, and Chuck Williams. Jane and the family wish to express their deep appreciation to all the doctors, nurses, and caregivers. These angels on earth helped Paul as he fought his battle with cancer. Memorials may be made to any of the ministries named above or any Waco charity of your choice.


Division 4 Hall of Fame Shirt

October 6, 2009 by  
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D4HOFshirt-tThe Division 4 Hall of Fame is excited to announce the Inaugural Division 4 Hall of Fame T-Shirt. This one of a kind “Heritage and Tradition” shirt includes the Hall of Fame logo with two race cars on the front. The back of the shirt contains a list of all of the people that have been inducted into the NHRA Division 4 Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of drag racing history. This shirt can be purchased at all Texas Motorplex events or online at the Texas Motorplex Online Store.


LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V

September 30, 2009 by  
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The fastest, wildest doorslammers on earth compete on the quickest track on earth for the 2009 titles.

Event Schedule:
(Subject To Change Without Notice)

*** No testing will be permitted at ADRL National Event Track on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday during the week of National Guard ADRL National Events. ***

Thursday October 22, 2009 – Parking and Credentials
No one will be permitted to enter the track to park before 12pm or after 10pm.  No exceptions! please plan accordingly
Pit Gates open at 12 pm (Noon)
Event Parking (Includes competitors, manufacturers & vendors) from 12pm to 10pm
Tech Inspection & Registration for all classes from 12pm to 10pm

Friday October 23, 2009
Pit gates open at 8 am.
Final Event parking, tech inspection and registration for all classes from 8 AM to 6 PM
Spectator gates open at 9 AM
Mandatory Drivers / Riders meeting for all classes  11 AM (National Guard tent)
Qualifying Round 1 at 12 PM (Run order: XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD)
Qualifying Round 2 at 3:00 PM (Run order: XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD)
Pre-Qualifying Ceremonies at 6:00 PM
Qualifying Round 3 at 6:30 PM (Run order: XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD) 
Monster Trucks run at 9:30 PM
Jet Car to run after Monster Truck
Secure Track at 10:00 PM

Saturday October 24, 2009
Pit gates open at 8 AM
Spectator gates open at 9 AM
Tech Inpection for PRO Catagories 8am – 12pm (Noon)
ADRL Top End Ministries chapel service at 10 AM (National Guard tent)
Qualifying Round 4 at 12 PM (Run order: XPS,PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD)
Pre- Race Ceremonies at 3:00 PM
Eliminations Round 1 at 3:30 PM (Run order: XPS, PXM, XTF, PN, PX, PJD)
Monster Trucks at 9:30PM
Jet Car runs after Monster Trucks
Winner’s Circle Party after Jet Car & Monster Trucks
Secure Event at 10:00 PM

Ticket Prices:  Click here to purchase tickets NOW!
Friday Adult $10.00
Friday Kids 6-12 $5.00
Saturday Adult $25.00
Saturday Kids 6-12 $5.00
Saturday Upgrade to Reserved Super Seats Adult $10.00
Saturday Upgrade to Reserved Super Seats Child (6-12)  $5.00
Full Event Pass Adult $30.00
Full Event Pass Kids 6-12 $10.00
All Kids Under 6 Free
***All tickets include V.I.P Pit access***

Parking Fees:
General Parking $10.00 (Spectator Parking Lot)
Platinum Parking $20.00 (Gate 7)

RV Parking Weekend $150.00 (Space is limited please call 972-878-2641)


NHRA Summit Racing Series ET Finals for Division 4

September 29, 2009 by  
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Race teams from all over the South Central NHRA Divisional 4 will converge on the Texas Motorplex the weekend of October 8-11 to battle it out to see which team will be the best in the division.

Thursday October 8, 2009 – Parking & Credentials
Gates open 12:00 pm (Noon)
***Racer Gate open all night long***

Friday October 9, 2009
Spectator Gates open 9:00 am
Time Trials open 9:00 am
Secure Track 6:00pm
*** Team Spirit Competition will follow Time Trials ***
***Racer Gate open all night long***

Saturday October, 10, 2009
Spectator Gates open 9:00 am
Time Trial 9:00 am
High School Race, Managers  Race, and Race of Champions 1:00 pm
Round #1 of Eliminations to follow
***Concert following Racing***

Sunday October 11, 2009
Spectator Gates open 9:00 am
Eliminations 9:00 am

***No one under 14  allowed in the Staging Lanes or the Starting Line at any time***

Spectator Ticket Prices
Children 12 & under are free with paying adult
Weekend  – $40
Fri 10/09 – $15
Sat 10/10 – $20
Sun 10/11 – $20


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