DRAW CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF GIVING BACK TO RACING COMMUNITY WITH ANNUAL AUCTION IN CHAMPIONS CLUB AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX, SEPT. 25

September 16, 2010 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 16, 2010) – The DRAW auction at the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals, Sept. 23-26 is set to be worthy of a 25th anniversary celebration.

After all, DRAW is celebrating its 25th anniversary too. Some of the items up for bid are not only fit for a race fan, but any sports fan.

One of the items up for auction is a cover of Sports Illustrated signed by the USA gold-medal-winning  bobsled team. This was signed during the March event in Charlotte. 

How about a two-for-one item? Frank Pedregon’s 2006 tribute to “Big Daddy” Don Garlits car is up for bid and it’s signed by “Big Daddy” himself.

John Force has a few items that are signed and ready to be the featured item in any collection. There are also three different sets of collector cards including a series signed by crew chiefs and drivers.

DRAW is drag racing’s charity that provides financial and emotional support to qualified individuals involved in a drag racing accident at a track. From 1985 through December 2009, DRAW provided $3,534,317 in financial assistance to 695 racing families in all categories.  Since January 1, 2010, DRAW has provided $149,087 in aid and death benefits to drivers, crew members or their families. 

DRAW holds two auctions every year – the Motorplex caps off every season.

“DRAW is a vitally important organization in the world of drag racing,” Texas Motorplex owner Billy Meyer said. “DRAW is run by volunteers and benefits drag racing families in a time of need. I’m proud that we get to host an auction every year in our Champions Club facility.

“The auction raises money for a good cause, but the auction itself is always a great time. Fans and racers get to interact, have fun and help families who need it most.”

Gates open for the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 as sportsman qualifying runs between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 with sportsman qualifying starting at 8:30 a.m. and professional qualifying at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m.; Gates open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 with sportsman eliminations starting at 8 a.m. and the final two professional qualifying sessions running at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26 with pre-race ceremonies starting at 10 a.m. and final professional eliminations starting at 11 a.m.

Call (800) MOTORPLEX for tickets or go online at www.texasmotorplex.com.

The Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, The 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 Champions Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

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The Texas Motorplex extends the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle exclusive ticket package!

September 15, 2010 by  
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The Texas Motorplex is proud to partner with Harley-Davidson to offer Harley-Davidson owners and riders an exclusive ticket package extended until Spetember 20th! (While supplies last!) Enjoy an exclusive opportunity to experience the thrill of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series during the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex.

Gather your friends and cruise out to the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, for a day of blazing quick motorcycles, great food and the world’s fastest form of motorsports – 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex. Professional NHRA Drag Racing.

The Texas Motorplex Special Screamin’ Eagle Package includes:  Click here for more details
- Harley-Davidson preferred event parking at the front of the Texas Motorplex.
- One reserved ticket to the NHRA O’Reilly Fall Nationals (Including PIT PASS).
- Access into an exclusive trackside Harley-Davidson hospitality tent.
- Catered BBQ lunch served inside the hospitality tent.
- Exclusive Harley-Davidson/Texas Motorplex gift bag.
- Private meet and greet/autograph session with professional Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle Racing team: 3-time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Andrew Hines and 2008 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Eddie Krawiec.

Total Package: $79.00 per person – Click here to purchase now!

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The Boy Scouts are commemorating 100 years of scouting and the Texas Motorplex is celebrating it’s 25th annual O’Reilly Fall Nationals.

September 15, 2010 by  
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The Boy Scouts are commemorating 100 years of scouting and the Texas Motorplex is celebrating it’s 25th annual O’Reilly Fall Nationals.  In honor of these two landmarks, Texas Motorplex is offering the Boy Scouts of America exclusive activities, merit badge advancement opportunities and a discount on tickets for the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals. Call 800-MOTORPLEX before Sept. 20 to order tickets to Saturday Sept. 25 in the south-side grandstands with pit access for only $5 for Boy Scouts and $20 for Scout leaders and parents.   Click here for form.

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NHRA RACERS WILL BE BOWLING WITH FANS AT THE TEXAS MOTORPLEX BIRTHDAY BOWLING PARTY ON SEPT. 23 AT SPLITSVILLE IN ARLINGTON

ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 2, 2010) – What do NHRA drivers do when they can’t race down the track at 300 mph? They hit the straight-line competition of bowling of course!

Now it’s YOUR turn to bowl with some of the biggest names in drag racing. Join NHRA racers, champions and supporters and help celebrate the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals on Sept. 23 at Splitsville (401 Curtis Mathes Way in Arlington). Racers will be on hand to sign autographs, hand out Texas Motorplex cupcakes and bowl with fans from 6-8 p.m.

You can sign up to bowl with racers, listen to live music on the patio and get ready for a weekend of blazing hot NHRA action at Texas Motorplex.

Bowl against two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon! How about giving Funny Car Robert Hight some competition? How about sharing a lane with Jeg Coughlin, Melanie Troxel, Eddie Krawiec and more!

Stay tuned as more drivers are announced!

Birthday Bowling Party
Splitsville
401 Curtis Mathes Way, Arlington
6-8 p.m.

The Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, The 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 Champions Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

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DON GARLITS TO HIGHLIGHT 25TH ANNIVERSARY O’REILLY SUPER START NHRA FALL NATIONALS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

September 14, 2010 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 14, 2010) – “Big Daddy” Don Garlits will be a special guest of the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals, Sept. 23-26.

Not only is the legendary icon of drag racing the first racer to win a Top Fuel event at Texas Motorplex, but he’s also an Eagle Scout.

That will come in handy when Texas Motorplex helps celebrate the Boy Scout’s 100th anniversary of Scouting on Sept. 25. The Motorplex is offering the Boy Scouts of America exclusive activities, merit badge advancement opportunities and a discount on tickets for Saturday, Sept. 25.

Garlits will be on hand to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of NHRA racing at Texas Motorplex and honor the Scouts who come out to the event.

“Garlits has meant so much to the sport and has been one of those bigger-than-life figures for some time,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “When Billy Meyer (Texas Motorplex owner) called and asked him to join our celebration, Garlits didn’t hesitate. He is going to bring a car and help fans celebrate our anniversary as well as the Boy Scouts’ anniversary.

“Garlits has his Boy Scout uniform hanging in his museum, so it’s a special organization to him to this day. Texas Motorplex was lucky on that first NHRA race day in 1986. Garlits won Top Fuel, Kenny Bernstein earned the Funny Car win and Bob Glidden earned the Pro Stock title. That’s three incredible legends kicking off our racing history in style and we will have one of those cars back at the track during the 2010 event.”

Gates open for the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 as sportsman qualifying runs between 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 with sportsman qualifying starting at 8:30 a.m. and professional qualifying at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m.; Gates open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 with sportsman eliminations starting at 8 a.m. and the final two professional qualifying sessions running at 11:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.; Gates open at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26 with pre-race ceremonies starting at 10 a.m. and final professional eliminations starting at 11 a.m.

Call (800) MOTORPLEX for tickets or go online at www.texasmotorplex.com.

The Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, The 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 Champions Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

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