Shout Out from NHRA Drivers about the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

July 8, 2014 by  
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drivershoutoutA Shout Out from NHRA Drivers about September’s AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals!

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ANDY CARTER JOINS TEXAS MOTORPLEX SALES TEAM

July 7, 2014 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (July 7, 2014) – Andy Carter, former VP of Operations at Championship Bull Riding, has been hired by Texas Motorplex to aid in business and sales development, track officials announced today.

Carter, a TCU graduate, has drag racing experience from his 10 years with US Smokeless Tobacco.

“I am very excited about the opportunities the Texas Motorplex offers,” Carter said. “I spent a lot of time here back in the 90s with USST when Don Prudhomme was driving for us. I have always thought it was first class venue with great fans and great sponsor interaction. I have been part of some great teams over the years and very proud to now be part of the Texas Motorplex team.”

Carter will be seeking to expand the list of partners and sponsor programs at Texas Motorplex – a list that already includes title sponsor AAA Texas and household mainstays like O’Reilly Auto Parts.

“Andy is going to be a great addition to our Motorplex team and we are pleased we could come to an agreement to have him on the team,” Texas Motorplex President/GM Gabrielle Stevenson said. “We have some amazing opportunities at the Motorplex for businesses to be in front of thousands of loyal consumers. We think Andy will bring some more exciting partners to our race family.”

Carter lives in Fort Worth and is the father of 14-year-old Casey Carter, already an avid racer.

Carter can be reached at andy@texasmotorplex.com or at 817-966-5664.

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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Interview with TWO TIME Top Fuel Champion Larry Dixon about the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

July 1, 2014 by  
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JOHN FORCE NOMINATED FOR 2014 ESPY BEST DRIVER AWARD

June 30, 2014 by  
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LOS ANGELES – John Force, the 16-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car world champion, has been nominated for the 2014 ESPY Best Driver Award, it was announced by ESPN.

It is the sixth time Force, from Yorba Linda, Calif., has been nominated for the ESPY Best Driver Award. The winner of an NHRA-record 139 races, Force was also nominated for the ESPY Best Driver award in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2011.

The ESPY Awards, for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly, was created by ESPN in 1993. Sports fans can vote for Force and their other sports heroes in each of 33 different categories via an online poll at: ESPN.com/ESPYS. Voting is underway and concludes at 9 p.m. (ET) on July 16.

Force, 65, driver of the Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang, finished the 2013 season in dramatic fashion by advancing to the final round in the final five races during the Countdown to the Championship playoffs, winning three of those. He also powered to No. 1 qualifying positions at the final three events. He held off rival Matt Hagan for the championship crown.

Joining Force on the 2014 ESPY Best Driver ballot are NASCAR drivers Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. and IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Past ESPY Best Driver winners include last year’s winner, Hunter-Reay, two-time winner Tony Stewart, four-time winner Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Earnhardt Jr., Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett, Jimmy Vasser, Al Unser Jr., Nigel Mansell, and Michael Schumacher.

In addition to Force, other NHRA drivers who have been nominated for ESPY awards include Del Worsham (2012), Tony Schumacher (2007-2010), Ashley Force Hood (2008), Melanie Troxel (2006), Tony Pedregon (2004) and Greg Anderson (2005 and 2011). No NHRA driver has ever won an ESPY Award.

The 2014 ESPY winners will be announced during the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 16. Host Drake will be joined by a wide variety of the world’s premier athletes and Hollywood’s biggest stars. The ESPYs will be televised on ESPN on July 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

John Force career highlights

* 16-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series world champion in Funny Car

* Has raced to an NHRA-record 139 Funny Car victories

* Has claimed an NHRA-record 148 No. 1 qualifying awards

* First driver in NHRA history to earn 10 consecutive Funny Car world championships  (1993-2002)

* Four-time winner of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world’s most prestigious drag race

* Named Driver of the Year for American motorsports in 1996

 

Past ESPY Best Driver Award winners

2013 – Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar

2012 – Tony Stewart, NASCAR

2011 – Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR

2010 – Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR

2009 – Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR

2008 – Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR

2007 – Jeff Gordon, NASCAR

2006 – Tony Stewart, NASCAR

2005 – Michael Schumacher, F1

2004 – Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR

2003 – Tony Stewart, NASCAR

2002 – Michael Schumacher, F1

2001 – Bobby Labonte, NASCAR

2000 – Dale Jarrett, NASCAR

1999 – Jeff Gordon, NASCAR

1998 – Jeff Gordon, NASCAR

1997 – Jimmy Vasser, IRL

1996 – Jeff Gordon, NASCAR

1995 – Al Unser Jr., IRL

1994 – Nigel Mansell, F1

1993 – Nigel Mansell, F1

 

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Coming this Weekend, Fast Friday and Bracket Racing Series Continues with the Addition of Door Slammer Class.

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Fast Friday is BACK at Texas Motorplex this weekend.  Fast Friday is open to anyone with a street legal vehicle wanting to race down the famous Texas Motorplex quarter-mile like a pro, ONLY $15 to race and $10 to watch.  Texas Motorplex is the ONLY quarter-mile track and best racing surface open to ANYONE in the entire DFW region. 

So check the oil and make sure your hot rod is registered and ready to go. Fast Friday street legal racing is back at Texas Motorplex. The track is the best environment to race legally without the threat of a speeding ticket. Want to know what legendary NHRA Funny Car champion John Force sees when he pulls his 8,000 horsepower monster to the starting line? You can at every Fast Friday event.

Gates open at 6 p.m. and the lanes will be open for racing from 7 p.m. until Midnight. Fast Friday events will be a great opportunity for year-round racers to test-and-tune their cars before big events. But ANYONE with a driver’s license and a legal vehicle can come out to see what it’s like to race down one of the most historic drag strips in the country.

Race for just $15, watch for only $10 (children 5 and under are free). Every ticket includes a pit pass. For ticket information call (972) 878-2641, (800) MOTORPLEX or visit our websitewww.texasmotorplex.com.

 

DOOR SLAMMER CLASS ADDED TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX BRACKET RACING SERIES FOR REMAINDER OF 2014

Weekly Payout, New Torque Converter and BTE Transmission are Top Prizes

Texas Motorplex will host a Door Slammer Class for the remainder of the 2014 Bracket Racing Series that will feature big payout and prizes for the winners.

Starting with the June 28 Motorplex Bracket race, the Door Slammer Class will have its own points series with the winner being crowned with a new transmission valued at more than $3,500 courtesy of Wendell Dunaway and BTE Transmissions. The runner-up of the series will receive a new torque converter, also thanks for BTE Transmissions, valued at more than $1,000.

The entry fee is $75 per event, with a $25 charge to sign up for points. This will be a 100 percent pay-back class, with all entry fees going back into the payout (with a minimum of eight cars to qualify the class).

“We are excited to work with BTE Transmissions and host a new category just for the door slammer competitors,” Texas Motorplex Competition Director Clint Wallace said. “I think this will be a great way to give the door slammers another category to compete in with a hefty prize for the series winner.”

The Motorplex bracket series continues June 28, followed by events on July 12, July 26, Aug. 2, and Aug. 9.  Click here for more info!

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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