Attention Bracket Racers!

Attention bracket racers! We have updated, corrected and thoroughly edited the points from the first three events of the 12-event Texas Motorplex bracket series. All the specific issues that were pointed out to us in person and via email have been corrected, but please look through this list and let us know if we are missing any rounds.  Click here to see the 2014 Bracket Racing Series Points

If you have any questions, please email us at news@texasmotorplex.com

 

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BRAVE SOULS GET TO RUN WITH BULLS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ON APRIL 5

March 31, 2014 by  
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BRAVE SOULS GET TO RUN WITH BULLS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX ON APRIL 5

The Great Bull Run is Half the Fun – 30,000 Pounds of Tomatoes Ready for Food Fight

ENNIS, Texas (March 31, 2014) – Shake off the jitters. It’s time. Put on your best whites and rally. You can’t possibly tell me that only Spain’s finest are brave enough to run with bulls.

This is Texas. And Texans WILL RUN WITH BULLS.

The Great Bull Run is coming to Texas Motorplex on April 5. It’s a one-day event featuring the excitement, thrill and challenge only previously showcased overseas.

Now it’s here, in Texas, ready for Texans to show what being big and brave is all about.

No need to bring your own red bandana. One will be provided for you. You just need to bring the willingness to run with 1,500-pound bulls on a perfectly good Saturday.

Are you brave enough? There’s still time to decide. If you haven’t registered at www.thegreatbullrun.com yet, you can register the morning of April 5.

So can the excuses and bleach that white shirt so you shine among the other runners. Bring your Go-Pro, your friends and your family – certainly they will want to see this.

An experience unlike any other, The Great Bull Run brings the Spanish tradition of the running of the bulls to the United States and finally, to Ennis, Texas.  Thousands of thrill-seekers and revelers will face the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as they’re pursued by 1,500-pound bulls stampeding down a quarter-mile course previously made famous by 8,000 horsepower Top Fuel and Funny Car engines and the racers that pilot them.

But what could be more exciting that the rumble and tumble of a Funny Car engine roaring past you, shaking every inch of your body? How about a bull running WITH you down the track?

There’s more to The Great Bull Run than just running with bulls. Just in case you want to blow off some steam and get into the area’s biggest food fight, you can join thousands of fellow fun-seekers in this massive day-long festival featuring bands, games, food, beer and, of course, Tomato Royale, our version of the insanely fun tomato food fight, La Tomatina. After all, surviving an epic run with 1,500-pound bulls is a pretty good reason to celebrate. But don’t worry if you’ve got a lower threshold for excitement; you can leave the running to the adrenaline junkies and opt to be a spectator, or join the Tomato Royale fun.

Need more info?  Visit www.thegreatbullrun.com to learn more and to register for this once in a lifetime experience.  Be sure to register soon since this amazing event will sell out fast!

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 Sportsman Racer Advisory Council advisors announced for 2014-2015

March 26, 2014 by  
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The NHRA Sportsman Racer Advisory Council (SRAC) advisors have been selected
following online polling. The SRAC which is entering into its seventh year
is designed to maintain the level of communications between participants and
NHRA. The SRAC provides a means for discussing and evaluating rules and race
policies and procedures pertaining to Sportsman racing at all NHRA events.

The advisory council consists of drivers, owners or crew chief
representatives from each NHRA region or division in five eliminator
sub-committee groupings including Top Alcohol Dragster and Funny Car,
Competition, Super Stock / Stock, Super Comp / Super Gas / Super Street and
Top Dragster / Top Sportsman.

“The SRAC representatives input on sportsman related items is an integral
part of NHRA’s decision making process,” said SRAC Chairman Josh Peterson.
“The SRAC Representatives help NHRA with current challenges and help define
the future of NHRA Sportsman racing.”

Mike Rice will serve as Chairman and Matt Levonas will serve as Co-Chair of
the Top Alcohol committee.  Jay Hullinger will serve as Chairman and Trey
Capps as Co-Chair of the Super categories committee.  Rob Park will remain
Chairman of the Competition Eliminator committee, Dave Mohn will remain
Chairman of the Super Stock/Stock Eliminator committee and Rich Schaefer
will remain the Chairman of the Top Dragster and Top Sportsman committee.

The first 2014 meetings and conference call for the SRAC will be announced
in the coming weeks.

2014-2015 NHRA Sportsman Racer Advisory Council

2014-2015

SRAC

Top Alcohol Dragster/

Funny Car

East

Mike Kosky

East

Chuck Anderika

North Central

Marty Thacker

North Central

Andy Bohl

Central

Randy Meyer

Central

Kirk Williams

West

Joey Severance

West

Steve Gasparrelli

Chairman

Mike Rice

Co-Chair

Matt Levonas

 

2014-2015

SRAC

Competition Eliminator

Super Stock/

Stock Eliminator

Super Comp/

SuperGas/

Super Street

Top Dragster/

Top Sportsman

Division 1

Frank Aragona Jr

Kent Hanley

Jack Sepanek

Ken Moses

Division 2

Lee Sharp

Mike Crutchfield

Greg Brannon

Ronnie Davis

Division 3

Brian Browell

Brad Zaskowski

Scotty Richardson

Rich Forish

Division 4

Craig Bourgeois

Gary Emmons

Craig Anderson

Mark Jones

Division 5

Clint Sallee

Monty Jones

Steve Dominques

Tom Schmidt

Division 6

Aaron Strong

Jody Lang

Ken Harkema

Moe Trujillo

Division 7

Mike Depalma

Jimmy DeFrank

Steve Williams

Joe Roubicek

Chairman

Rob Park

Dave Mohn

Jay Hullinger

Rich Schaefer

Co-Chair

Trey Capps

 

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NEW TEENAGER CLASS CREATED BY NHRA ALLOWS 13-YEAR OLDS TO DRIVE STREET CARS

March 19, 2014 by  
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NHRA YOUTH RACING WILL FOCUS ON RACING KNOWLEDGE AND CAR SAFETY

GLENDORA, Calif. (March 19, 2014) – Pop culture observers who think young people’s interest in cars is somehow waning seem to have difficulty explaining a growing interest in motorsports among America’s youth.  In fact, to help meet the demand for teenagers wanting to drive fast, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) today announced a new racing program for 13-16-year-olds that combines racing and car safety.

NHRA Youth Racing will give teenage boys and girls the opportunity to race against their peers in full-bodied street vehicles with an adult co-driver as their teammate.

Competitors will go through an orientation/licensing procedure on an eighth-mile dragstrip in their vehicles, which must meet program requirements.  Approved vehicles must be registered, insured, street-legal vehicles with mufflers and street tires and limited to 10 seconds and slower.

“This is an inexpensive program but, best of all, it’s a way for families to use drag racing as a learning tool and a conduit for family bonding,” said Josh Peterson, NHRA vice president of racing administration.

All of NHRA’s member tracks are eligible to conduct NHRA Youth Racing activities at their tracks.  Those interested in competing should contact a member track by using the Member Track Locator atwww.nhra.com.  Program rules can be found at www.nhraracer.com.

NHRA Youth Racing is the latest program in NHRA’s youth racing segment that also includes the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League, NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA and the NHRA Summit Racing Series.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Auto-Plus Raceway at Gainesville in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 

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IMPORT FACE-OFF RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27

March 10, 2014 by  
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IMPORT FACE-OFF RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 27

All Import Drag Race, Car Show and More

ENNIS, Texas (March 10, 2014) – Import Face-Off has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 27 as the first of two feature events at Texas Motorplex was originally canceled because of cold and wet conditions.

Now, the celebration of all things Import has been rescheduled, allowing all import makes and models a chance to show off racing, drifting and stereo skills long before the season finale Import Face-Off on Nov. 9. Cars, trucks and motorcycles each have their own car show and the test-n-tune racing is open to all makes – foreign and domestic.

Gates will open at 9 a.m. and car registration will be held until noon; car show judging starts at 11 a.m.; racer registration begins at 9 a.m. with head up qualifying at 11 a.m. and noon; Racing eliminations start at 1 p.m.; Awards ceremony will begin at 4:30 p.m.

EVENT ACTIVITIES:

Car/truck/bike show, ¼-mile drag racing, Drifting hosted by FabricatedMotorsports.com, Usaci double points stereo crank it up contest, burnout contest (time permitting), vendors, pit midway, and live DJ.

PRICES:

All spectator tickets and competitor registration forms can be bought on the day of the show at the front gate. Visit the link below to purchase your tickets in advance. Use promo code “IFO” to receive $3 off spectator admission and $5 off competitor registration (race or show). All who purchase tickets in advance will also receive a free trial subscription to Performance Auto and Sound magazine: http://tickets.thefoat.com/ImportFaceOff

Spectator $20 ($17 with flier at gate) *fliers printed off computer OK to use – right click on flyer image, print (B&W OK). The coupon is good for spectator admission only.

Children 10 and under FREE

Car Show Entry $30 (does not include free passenger pass). *Note, IFO only charges $30 per car show entry, not $50 to $60 like other events that claim to give a “free” passenger pass.

Test and Tune Drag Racer $30 (open to any make/model)

Competition Drag Racer $30 (imports and sport compacts only)

Burnout Contest FREE

Stereo Crank It Up Info: 479-365-8722 or www.SoundOff.org

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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