Rain has forced Texas Motorplex and ADRL officials to cancel racing and the concert today, Saturday, Oct. 23.

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Rain has forced Texas Motorplex and ADRL officials to cancel racing and the concert today, Saturday, Oct. 23. Please check www.texasmotorplex.com or www.adrl.us for details on future ADRL race date information.

 Texas Motorplex will next host its annual racer appreciation banquet on Saturday, Nov. 13 followed by the Import Face Off on Sunday, Nov. 14 to close out the 2010 season.

 Thank you race fans.

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Taylor One Of Six World Champions Crowned at LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI

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ENNIS, TX (October 22, 2010) – Frankie Taylor had waited several long years in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) for a moment like Friday.
With the belt wrapped around his waist after winning his first ADRL World Championship in the Speedtech “Battle For the Belts” at the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI, the Pro Extreme veteran wasn’t about to wipe the smile off his face.
“I can’t even describe what this feels like,” Taylor said. “This is great and it’s just been a great, great year. I can’t believe I get to top it off with this.”
Five other ADRL racers won World Championships on Friday at Texas Motorplex, and all joined Taylor as first-time “Battle For The Belts” champions.
Taylor got his title by beating fellow Houston-area native Joshua Hernandez in the finals, and joining Taylor in the winner’s circle was Burton Auxier (Pro Nitrous), Dan Millen (Extreme 10.5), Kim Morrell (Pro Extreme Motorcycle), John Montecalvo (Extreme Pro Stock) and Tyler Allen (Pro Junior Dragster).
Taylor needed to be close to perfect to win the belt considering his matchups. He went 3.65 to beat Texas friend and rival Gaylen Smith, added a little more to chase down Quain Stott with a 3.64 at 208.59 mph in the semifinals and then topped himself in the finals showdown against Hernandez.
Taylor again trailed off the line, but the 3.62 at a whopping 209.98 mph quickly made up for it, wowing the Texas Motorplex crowd in the process.
“All three of those guys are hard,” Taylor said. “With Josh, I just didn’t want to get beat on the tree. Beating anybody in the class is hard, but to beat these three guys says a lot for our team. I’m just lucky I get to drive.”
Auxier went from a tremendous low – not qualifying at the last race in Norwalk, OH – to a tremendous high on Friday in winning his first world title in PN.
He was dominant throughout the day and ended it by going 3.89 to beat Al-Anabi Racing teammate and close friend Shannon Jenkins in the process.
“This is just unreal,” Auxier said. “Everyone pitched in and made this happen. Shannon has taught me a lot and he really has helped me a lot. It was good that we ran in the finals because I know he’s the best guy.”
Auxier tested at Texas Motorplex leading up to the race and it made a major difference. He was the quickest car in Pro Nitrous the entire day, going 3.84 to beat Randy Weatherford and topping it with a 3.83 in the semifinals to knock off No. 1 qualifier Rickie Smith.
“This really hasn’t sunk in,” Auxier said. “Everybody made this possible. I just can’t say enough about everybody that pitched in and helped. They made it all click.”
Nobody saw their car come together better at the end of the season than Millen, who went from a world of frustration to a world champion in a span of less than two months.
After an incredibly difficult start to the year, Millen capped off his remarkable turnaround by going 3.84 in the Extreme 10.5 finals, beating No. 1 qualifier Gary White to not only claim the World Championship, but also his first ADRL win.
“I never thought in the middle of the year we would be here,” Millen said. “We were really skeptical and we had so much trouble with the car. Having struggled in the middle of the season, it just adds to this.”
Millen, who has been in the 3-second range for nearly every pass since he broke into the club, was on point in Ennis, going 3.84 and 3.85 before his quickest – and fastest (201.16 mph) – pass of the night (3.840) in beating White.
“We’ve changed a lot of things and just got lucky,” Millen said. “We changed a ton of things. It’s just amazing.”
Morrell’s celebration in Pro Extreme Motorcycle started the moment she crossed the finish line and saw the win light come on, making her the first female to win an ADRL championship.
“I was just screaming when the light came on,” Morrell said of her first World Championship and ADRL win. “I can’t believe this. I’ll probably wake up tomorrow and just cry.”
It would be tears of joy after Morrell dethroned Owens, who broke before the halfway point to suffer just his second loss all season.
But it came at a critical time and Morrell, who had a red-light win in the first round and a bye in the semifinals, took advantage with a 4.49.
“Everybody has their day and Ashley has had it all year,” Morrell said. “I look up to him, but this is just unbelievable.”
Sharing that sentiment was Montecalvo, who returned to the form that brought him four straight wins in Extreme Pro Stock earlier this year.
But none of them – or any win for that matter – felt as good as his first ADRL World Championship.
“Winning the IHRA title was a lifelong goal and I’m glad we did. But I’ve got to say this just blows it away,” Montecalvo said. “Elated is the word to describe this. This has been a dream year.”
It was a dream finish, as Montecalvo went 4.08 in the first round before posting back-to-back 4.07s in beating Brian Gahm in the semifinals and Pete Berner, who upset No. 1 qualifier Cary Goforth in the semifinals, in the finals.
“We dropped off the map (late in the season) and we were really concerned,” Montecalvo said. “But the team got it together. I’m happy it came down to the four of us. It made it that much more rewarding.”
Allen won the first Pro Junior Dragster title in ADRL history, beating Alexander Oppen in the finals with a 7.93.
Top qualifiers for Saturday’s World Finals VI include Taylor in Pro Extreme, Auxier in Pro Nitrous, Millen in Extreme 10.5, Morrell in Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Berner in Extreme Pro Stock and Raven Dupriest in Pro Junior Dragster.
The final qualifying session begins at 9 a.m., with eliminations set to take place at 1 p.m.
ABOUT THE ADRL
Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, the American Drag Racing League is the nation’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the ADRL are Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous and Pro Extreme, the quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing. The 2010 ADRL tour consists of 10 national events run throughout the United States. For more information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us.

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Watch the Rangers in the Champions Club at ADRL on Friday.

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Watch some racing during the day and you can also watch the Rangers/Yankees game at 7 p.m. on Friday October 22 in the Texas Motorplex Champions Club.    We will have the TV’s in the Champions Club tuned into the game for any fans that want to stop in and watch some of the game between racing sessions or just drop in to get the scores.   Doors will open at 7 p.m.

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Fat Daddy’s Hosting LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI Kick-Off Party

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MANSFIELD, TX (October 14, 2010) – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) and LenMar Motorsports will hold a LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI kick-off party from 4 p.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Fat Daddy’s Sports & Spirits Cafe in Waxahachie, TX.  The World Finals take place on Oct. 22-23 at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX, and the kick-off party will be the perfect way to start what will be a memorable weekend.

LenMar Motorsports co-owner and Pro Extreme driver Gaylen Smith will be on hand, as will his “Bounty Hunter” PX car. Several other ADRL drivers will also be in attendance for the festivities, along with the Summit Racing Equipment Big Foot Monster Truck and the Police Interceptor Jet Car.  There will be live music from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., along with food and drink specials, door prizes and live giveaways.  Local radio station, 106.9 “The Ranch,” will also be doing a live remote at the spacious, 18,000 square-foot club. Complimentary tickets for the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI will also be available at the kick-off party at Fat Daddy’s, which is considered one of the top sports bars in the Dallas area.  “It’s just going to be a great kick-off event for the weekend,” Fat Daddy’s Director of Operations John Paynter said. “It promises to be a good time for everyone.” 

Smith and the other ADRL drivers on hand will be available for pictures and autographs. In addition to the ADRL cars that will be displayed at the event, several different hot rods from the amazing “House of Hot Rods” will also be featured for fans.  “No doubt, it’s going to be a lot of fun,” Smith said. “Everyone there is going to have a good time.  “For people that haven’t been to a lot of cars shows or anything like that, this will be a good time for them to see all of this. Fat Daddy’s is such a cool place and it will be a great place to hang out and have a good time before the racing starts on Friday.”

ABOUT LENMAR MOTORSPORTS
Based in Mansfield, Texas, LenMar Motorsports was founded in 2006 by Gaylen Smith and Mark Eddins to provide a full-service race car building and maintenance shop. LenMar Motorsports operates out of an 18,000-square-foot facility that incorporates a full climate-controlled machine shop, engine dyno room, chassis shop, and engine building and tuning area. LenMar Motorsports also is an official VP Fuels and NOS nitrous oxide distributor. For more information on LenMar Motorsports, visit www.LenMarMotorsports.com.

ABOUT THE ADRL
Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, the American Drag Racing League is the nation’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the ADRL are Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous and Pro Extreme, the quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing. The 2010 ADRL tour consists of 10 national events run throughout the United States. For more information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us.

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Motley Crue’s Vince Neil Set To Rock October’s LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI in Texas

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O’FALLON, MO (September 20, 2010) – The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) and Gabe Reed Productions (GRP) are pleased to announce that rock legend Vince Neil of Motley Crue will perform a free concert during the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI on Oct. 23.

The LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals and the prestigious Speedtech “Battle For The Belts” takes place on October 22-23 at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX, and Neil will be performing a 75-minute set in front of the capacity crowd on that Saturday evening between the semifinal and final rounds of eliminations.

A veteran rocker of more than 30 years, Neil has been the boisterous front man for Motley Crue, one of the most well-known rock bands in history Neil’s latest solo effort, “Tattoos & Tequila,” has received rave reviews and his autobiography of the same title is a best seller.

Motley Crue has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and Neil has been at the forefront of that extreme lifestyle while performing classic hits like, “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Kickstart My Heart,” and “Dr. Feelgood.”

Neil has long enjoyed a special relationship with the racing community and he jumped at the opportunity to perform in front of a huge audience at the Texas Motorplex.

“This is a perfect marriage between Vince Neil and the excitement of ADRL drag racing,” promoter Gabe Reed said. “Both are all about living life to the limit and having a good time.”

Now in its sixth year, the ADRL is widely recognized as the nation’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing thanks to its innovative business model.

Drag racing is regarded as one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the ADRL is at the forefront of that movement.

Its unique complimentary ticket approach has led to unprecedented growth and capacity crowds at each of the 10 events on its annual national tour, and mixing rock n’ roll and drag racing is sure to attract a raucous crowd.

“It’s going to be great for fans to experience all the memorable ADRL action and one of the greatest rock n’ roll legends during the same weekend,” ADRL President and CEO Kenny Nowling.

“By adding Vince Neil to the already amazing entertainment package the ADRL has to offer, this is sure to be one of the most sought after tickets in entertainment history, and they’re free!”

ABOUT THE ADRL

Based in O’Fallon, Missouri, the American Drag Racing League is the nation’s premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the ADRL are Extreme Pro Stock, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous and Pro Extreme, the quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing. The 2010 ADRL tour consists of 10 national events run throughout the United States. For more information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us.

ABOUT GABE REED PRODUCTIONS

Gabe Reed Productions (“GRP”) is a successful international concert promotion company who has promoted concerts for major artists such as KISS. GRP specializes in promoting concerts in South America, Mexico, China as well as the United States. GRP’s founder, Gabe Reed, is a successful entertainment attorney who has worked with KISS, Journey and members of ZZ Top, Motley Crue, Judas Priest and Guns N’ Roses amongst others.

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