Happy New Year from Texas Motorplex!

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Texas Motorplex hopes everyone’s 2014 has started off in high gear as we get ready for action packed season featuring BRAND NEW events such as The Great Bull Run on April 5 and returning fan favorites Don Omar’s DRAGMANIA coming up March 22-23, Mega Mopar Action Series on March 29 and Super Chevy Show returning for TWO DAYS on May 17-18!

Click here to check out our full schedule and see what’s coming up for the rest of 2014.   

Ticket renewals for the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, September 18-21, are in full swing as the new year starts.   Don’t stall at this opportunity to lock in your seats from 2013, the February 14 deadline is fast approaching and will blow by before you realize it.

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Deadline to Renew 2014 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Tickets is Coming Up Fast

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The deadline to renew tickets to the 29th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals approaching fast, so renew now to make sure you lock in your seats!  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to receive a FREE parking pass to an exclusive pit-side lot when you renew four or more tickets by the deadline.

The AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals is not only one of the highlights of the NHRA professional season, but it’s also the second of six playoff events. Racers who win at the Motorplex have a knack of moving on to the series championship. Two of the event winners in 2012 earned the category championship titles.

Renewal time ends Feb. 14. Tickets go on sale to the public on March 1. Call (800) MOTORPLEX for more information or to order tickets.

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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2014 Texas Motorplex Schedule Announced Complete with New Feature Events Including Great Bull Run

2014 TEXAS MOTORPLEX SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED COMPLETE WITH NEW FEATURE EVENTS INCLUDING GREAT BULL RUN
29th Annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Slated for Sept. 18-21, 2014

ENNIS, Texas (Nov. 26, 2013) – The 2014 Texas Motorplex event schedule has been released with fan-favorite events, new events and more options for entertainment at one of the historic facilities of North Texas.

Each season thousands of NHRA fans flock to the Motorplex for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals on the traditional date. The 2014 event, scheduled for Sept. 18-21, will be another hotly contested playoff event featuring the world’s best drag racers vying for valuable championship points at the famous all concrete facility.

A new event to the Motorplex calendar that is already causing quite a buzz will be The Great Bull Run on April 5. This rain-or-shine event is an experience unlike any other as The Great Bull Run brings the Spanish tradition of the running of the bulls to the United States!  Participants will face the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as they are pursued by 1,500-pound bulls stampeding down a quarter-mile course, then celebrate with thousands of thrill-seekers in a massive, day-long festival that also features our insane tomato food fight, Tomato Royale! Tickets are on sale now at www.thegreatbullrun.com

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While the event season will officially kick off with the exotic reptile show, Repticon, on Feb. 1-2, the racing season starts with a two-day RacingJunk.com Motorplex Bracket race, Feb. 22-23. In addition to guaranteed payouts for racers, RacingJunk.com will add special prizes to each of their bracket and Fast Friday events.

Multi-Latin Grammy winning Don Omar will be back at Texas Motorplex pulling double-duty again as he races and performs during his DRAGMANIA event, March 22-23. The fan favorite singer performs on stage after he’s competed against top-tier talent on the drag strip. Race day tickets include concert seating with VIP ticket packages being announced soon.

Long-time fan favorites of every Motorplex season are back in 2014 as well. NHRDA will host the NHRDA Texas Diesel Nationals on April 12 before coming back for the World Finals on Oct. 4.

Import Face Off will again host two events in 2014: March 2 and Nov. 9.

Racing is always the top priority at Texas Motorplex as it celebrates nearly 30 years of being the best racing facility in North Texas. There will be a 10-race bracket series, the Summit E.T. Bracket Finals, more than a dozen Fast Friday street legal events, several Ultimate Street Night events on special Saturdays throughout the season and much, much more.

And if racing a vehicle wasn’t challenging enough, the Rugged Maniac 5k mud run obstacle course will be back as well. More than 2,000 participants made it through the first ever set of 20 obstacles when the event made its debut in November, but many more are sure to gather friends and try to race the course and get through the mud, jumping fire, going down slides and more. Rugged Maniac will be held at the Motorplex Oct. 11 and registration will open soon, so stay tuned.

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.

 2014 Texas Motorplex schedule of events – Click here for printer friendly version

FEBRUARY:

1-2: Repticon – Exotic Reptile Show
22-23: RacingJunk.com Motorplex Bracket Racing

MARCH:

1: Knights of Columbus BBQ Cook-off
1: Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing
2: Import Face Off
15: Ultimate Street Night\
21: RacingJunk.com Fast Friday
22-23: Don Omar’s DRAGMANIA
28: Fast Friday
29: Mega Mopar Action
30: Muscle Car Club Challenge

APRIL:

5: The Great Bull Run
11: Fast Friday
12: NHRDA Texas Diesel Nationals
26: Ultimate Street Night

MAY:

1-4: NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional
3: Cinco de Mayo Festival
10: Ultimate Street Night
16: Fast Friday
17-18: Super Chevy Show

JUNE:

6: Fast Friday
7: Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing
13: Fast Friday
14: Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing
21: Ultimate Street Night
27: Fast Friday
28: Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing

JULY:

11: Fast Friday
12: Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing
19: Ultimate Street Night
25: Fast Friday
26: Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing

AUGUST:

1: Fast Friday
2: Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing
8: Fast Friday
9: Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing
16: Ultimate Street Night
22: Fast Friday
29: Fast Friday

SEPTEMBER:

5: Fast Friday
7: Muscle Car Club Challenge
18-21: AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals

OCTOBER:

4: NHRDA World Finals
11: Rugged Maniac 5k mud run/obstacle course
16-19: Summit E.T. Bracket Finals
25: Ultimate Street Night

NOVEMBER:

7: RacingJunk.com Fast Friday
8: Fun Ford Weekend
9: Import Face Off

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Manufacturers Series Announces 2014 Schedule and Welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to List of Host Tracks


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Manufacturers Series Announces 2014 Schedule and Welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to List of Host Tracks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (November 4, 2013) – The Manufacturers Series, which is comprised of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action automotive events is geared up for the 2014 season with the release of the new 33 event-schedule that includes the dates for the newest host track to join the tour, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan.

All three branded Series tours will make a stop at the “Fastest Track in Michigan,” giving Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar fans in the Great Lakes region a place to see the finest show cars and fastest drag cars in the area compete for an historic first-place win during the 2014 stops in Martin, Michigan.

“We are excited to have U.S. 131 Motorsports Park join the Manufacturers Series events for our Chevy, Ford and Mopar fans in Michigan to showcase Detroit iron and competition of the American brands,” said Lex Dudas, Manufacturers Series president.

The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance will include 12 events in 2014 beginning in Jupiter, Florida at Palm Beach International Raceway with a new date of April 4-6, and ending at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas October 11-12. Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas will be returning to a two-day Saturday-Sunday event May 17-18, 2014 and will share a weekend doubleheader with Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg Virginia.

Royal Purple Raceway will host the first of 12 Blue Oval Fun Ford Weekend dates for the 2014 season on March 29, with U.S. 131 Motorsports Park kicking off mid-season as the sixth event on July 13. Texas Motorplex will host the final event for 2014 on November 8, with a later date to beat the Texas heat.

Texas Motorplex will kick-off the 9 event Mega Mopar Action Series March 29, while Mopar Action Magazine welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to its namesake Series May 15. Virginia Motorsports Park and Palm Beach International Raceway will share a weekend in September as the first doubleheader for the Series on the September 20-21, weekend with Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield California wrapping up the season October 4-5, 2014.

2014 Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance Schedule

April 4-6                     Palm Beach International Raceway        Jupiter, FL
April 11-13                 Memphis International Raceway             Memphis, TN
May 17-18                   Texas Motorplex                                           Ennis, TX
May 17-18                   Virginia Motorsports Park                        Petersburg, VA
May 30-June 1          U.S. 131 Motorsports Park                       Martin, MI
June 7-8                       Auto Club Famoso Raceway                     Bakersfield, CA
June 20-22                 Gateway Motorsports Park                      St. Louis, MO
July 11-13                   Maple Grove Raceway                                 Reading, PA
August 15-16             Bandimere Speedway                                  Denver, CO
Sept. 26-28                 Bristol Dragway                                            Bristol, TN
October 3-5                Rockingham Dragway                                Rockingham, NC
October 11-12           Royal Purple Raceway                               Baytown, TX

2014 Fun Ford Weekend Schedule

March 29                    Royal Purple Raceway                               Baytown, TX
April 26-27                Rockingham Dragway                                Rockingham, NC
June 6-7                      Memphis International Raceway          Memphis, TN
June 14-15                 Virginia Motorsports Park                       Petersburg, VA
June 22                       Bandimere Speedway                                  Denver, CO
July 13                        U.S. 131 Motorsports Park                        Martin, MI
July 18-19                 Gateway Motorsports Park                       St. Louis, MO
August 29-30          Bristol Dragway                                              Bristol, TN
Sept. 6-7                    Auto Club Famoso Raceway                     Bakersfield, CA
Sept. 13                      Maple Grove Raceway                                 Reading, PA
Sept. 19-20               Palm Beach International Raceway      Jupiter, FL
November 8             Texas Motorplex                                           Ennis, TX

2014 Mega Mopar Action Schedule
March 29                   Texas Motorplex                                          Ennis, TX
April 12                      Rockingham Dragway                                  Rockingham, NC
May 18                       U.S. 131 Motorsports Park                        Martin, MI
June 1                         Bandimere Speedway                                   Denver, CO
June 8                         Memphis International Raceway            Memphis, TN
June 21                       Maple Grove Raceway                                 Reading, PA
Sept. 20-21               Virginia Motorsports Park                       Petersburg, VA
Sept. 21                      Palm Beach International Raceway        Jupiter, FL
October 4-5              Auto Club Famoso Raceway                    Bakersfield, CA

About the Manufacturers Series – Designed to offer a little something for everyone in a family atmosphere for “Big Three” American automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 North American events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit www.mfgseries.com

 

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AAA TEXAS NHRA FALL NATIONALS WINNERS AIM TO GET STEAMED, SHAPED AND BRANDED…. TEXAS STYLE…. BY WILD BILL

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ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 19, 2013) – Wild Bill will be back in winner’s circle this Sunday, crowning each of the sportsman and pro winners of the 2013 AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals the way any true Texan would: With black felt cowboy hats branded with the Motorplex logo.

Wild Bill has become a tradition in winner’s circle, taking each pro and sportsman winner and personally sizing, steaming, shaping and branding a hat to celebrate their victory at Texas Motorplex. It’s an added trophy that every racer wants to show off.

“If there is one question I get asked most by racers now, it’s always if we are going to have Wild Bill with the cowboy hats,” Texas Motorplex President and GM, Gabrielle Stevenson said. “I get asked dozens of times all year. Racers all want that black, felt hat. They all want the extra trophy to go with the Wally trophy and championship playoff points to go with those big checks.”

And this year, fans can WIN a FREE hat from Wild Bill, just like the one he will do in Winner’s Circle. He will give away one FREE hat each race day. Fans can go online here and enter to win and find out more about Wild Bill’s specialty hats and special offers for Texas Motorplex fans.

Racing starts TODAY with sportsman racers, and pro teams will be in the staging lanes tomorrow and Saturday. Championship Sunday starts with Top Fuel at 11 a.m. and ends with Wild Bill and his team steaming hats at the end of the day.

Heading into this weekend’s action, Texan Spencer Massey leads the way in Top Fuel with 2,174 points with Shawn Langdon sitting in second with 2,150 points while Morgan Lucas, who won last weekend in Charlotte, is third with 2,144 points. Doug Kalitta is forth with 2,131 and Tony Schumacher, who has five Texas Motorplex wins, is fifth with 2,112.

Matt Hagan, who won the 2010 Funny Car title at the Motorplex, leads the Funny Car standings with 2,214 points, followed by Ron Capps (2,132), Robert Hight (2,128), who has won the last two NHRA events, Jack Beckman (2,122) and 15-time world champ John Force (2,116).

Mike Edwards, who has only won the spring 1998 event at Texas Motorplex, sits atop the Pro Stock standings with 2,194 while Charlotte winner Jeg Coughlin is only 10 points back with 2,184. Jason Line is third with 2,147 points, followed by defending Motorplex and series champ Allen Johnson (2,134) and Shane Gray (2,110).

Hector Arana Jr. tops the Pro Stock Motorcycle class with 2,183 points, followed by Matt Smith (2,150), Hector Arana Sr. (2,147), last year’s AAA Texas Fall Nationals winner Michael Ray (2,135) and Scotty Pollacheck (2,095).

Weekend Notes:

 This is the last chance for FREE KIDS seats in the Super Seats section: Kids are free in the Super Seats section with promotion code: kidsfree13 when you go to the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals ticketing page here. All Super Seat guest get a free gift, courtesy of AAA Texas!

 The defending AAA Texas Fall National winners are Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle).

 Texas Motorplex track records are: Top Fuel — Brandon Bernstein, 3.784 seconds (Sept. 2010), Spencer Massey 324.05 mph; Funny Car — Matt Hagan, 4.062 seconds (Sept. 2010); Jack Beckman, 309.63 mph (Sept. 2011); Pro Stock – Allen Johnson, 6.550 seconds (Sept. 2012); Allen Johnson, 211.99 mph (Sept. 2012), Pro Stock Motorcycle – Hector Arana Jr., 6.828 (Sept. 2011); Michael Phillips, 197.22 mph (Sept. 2011).

 15-time Funny Car champion John Force leads all drivers with seven wins at Texas Motorplex, followed by Tony Schumacher and Warren Johnson with five each.

 Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Steve Johnson is scheduled to make an appearance Thursday at 11 a.m. at UTI Worldwide in Grand Prairie.

 Alex DeJoria’s 36th birthday is Sept. 24 and dozens of family members and friends will be at Texas Motorplex this weekend for an early celebration.

 Any fan with a Sunday ticket can participate in the Track Walk at 9:30 a.m. Robert Hight and a number of other pro drivers will lead the walk.

 Kebin Kinsley, who drives the Toby Keith Foundation car, will compete in an exhibition run Saturday and Sunday against the Ronny Young Blue Max car.

 Jet cars will be on the track to close out action Friday night.

 Fans who purchase either a two-day or four-day package in the AAA Super Seats section at the Motorplex will receive a unique, limited edition seat cushion while supplies last.

 Texas Motorplex has partnered with Brookshire’s Grocery to present the “Brookshire’s Campground” this weekend. Race fans can visit participating Brookshire’s locations and pick up a voucher good for a $20 discount admission to the campground. The discount voucher offers a 67% savings on campground admission and is available exclusively at participating Brookshire’s locations in and around the Dallas Fort Worth area and are limited to while supplies last.

Tickets for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals are still available, ranging from just $10 to $380 for weekend packages. Youth tickets for children 12 and under start as low as $5. For tickets or more information, please call the Texas Motorplex office at (800) MOTORPLEX or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.

Gates open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 with sportsman qualifying runs between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Two rounds of professional qualifying, at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m., highlight the Friday, Sept. 20 schedule, along with sportsman qualifying throughout the day. Saturday, Sept. 21 is packed with sportsman eliminations and the final two rounds of professional qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, with pre-race ceremonies at 10 a.m. and final eliminations getting under way at 11 a.m.

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