ENNIS, Texas (April 5, 2010) – The more VWs, the better! The Texas Motorplex will play host to the 25th annual VW Bug In on May 2, and all VWs are invited.
The track has added a new category for racing – Street Trophy Eliminator – that will open the racing possibilities for even more VWs this year. If there is a VW in the region, it has a place to race at the Motorplex on May 2 as there will be Pro Stock Eliminator, E.T. Bracket Eliminator, Show Car Drag class, Import Class and open time trails for race vehicles.
The 25th anniversary VW Bug In will also start celebrating early, as the campgrounds will open at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 with a BBQ featuring free hot dogs and DJ. There will be games for kids, special meal deals for families and more during Sunday’s Bug In.
“We are celebrating 25 years of racing at the Texas Motorplex and we have featured a VW event each of those 25 years,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “The VW Bug In is one of the most entertaining events of the year and this year will be even more special.”
Saturday May 1
Camping gates open at 6 p.m.
DJ and Free Hot Dogs to first 200 people
Sunday May 2 – Bug In
Gates open 8:00 a.m.
Car Show Registration 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Time Trials 9:30 a.m.
Eliminations begin at 1:30 p.m.
Car Show Awards 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m.
Swap Meet, Car Corral, Food & beverage concessions all day.
Child (6-12) : $5
Children 5 & under are FREE
Street Trophy Eliminator: $15 – Open to all VW’s through the muffler exhaust and D.O.T. tires. This class is open to water-cooled VW’s only. Trophies given to winner and runner-up. This is your chance to see how fast your VW will go, or just feel what it’s like to run down the drag strip.
Pro Stock Eliminator: $100/100 percent payback – 4/10 Pro Tree. Runs on a sportsman ladder
E.T. Bracket Eliminator: $35 – Open to all cars with a 7.50 E.T. and up. Purse is based on a 32-car field.
Show Car Drag Class: $10 – Open to car show participants. Cars must go through tech before parking in show area. Must run street tires with a 13.20 E.T. and up. Winner and Runner Up receive trophies.
Import Class: $35 – Open to all street legal import bodied or powered vehicle. Purse is based on a 32-car field and first to the finish line wins.
Open Time Trials: $15 – Open to all cars to make time trial runs during designated times throughout the event.
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.
ENNIS, Texas (March 29, 2010) – When the Super Chevy Show series was purchased by a group of track owners and racing enthusiasts in November, they have a vision of what a revamped series would look like: a sparkling sea of shiny Chevys in the car shows, the rumbling of Chevys on the drag strip and car enthusiasts walking the property with beaming looks of joy over being surrounded by the celebrated brand.
One way to make the Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex, May 21-23, even better is to reach out to car clubs and make sure they represent the great state of Texas. Motorplex officials announced today that car clubs who pre-register 10 or more cars will get a serious discount on entry fees. Car clubs who register before May 1 also will get an exclusive speed pass to use at a special Speed Pass gate that will allow priority entrance into the event on Saturday, May 22.
“The Super Chevy Show is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010 and we want this to be the best show it’s ever had in Texas,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “There are so many car clubs and Chevy die-hards in this region, it’s fitting that we host such an exciting event. We want to offer a special price for the groups to help celebrate the anniversary and the return of such a premier event.”
Car club and groups of 10 or more cars who register together at TexasMotorplex.com before May 1 will get priority access at an exclusive Speed Pass gate and the discounted rate of $30 for the weekend pass. Groups and car clubs who register after May 1 will still be eligible for the discount, but will not get priority entrance.
Schedule and price information is listed below. There also will be specific classes for trucks on the drag strip and in car show judging. For more information, go online at www.texasmotorplex.com or call (972) 878-2641.
With the first three events of the O’Reilly bracket racing series being canceled due to inclement weather, Texas Motorplex officials have worked with the track’s Driver Committee to select an additional race date for the season. Please make plans to attend the Sunday, June 6 bracket race. Gates will open at 8 a.m. followed by the Racers for Christ chapel service at 8:30 a.m. before time trials kick off at 10 a.m.
Super Chevy Magazine Helps Kick Off A New Season of Car Shows, Racing, Swap Meets, Autocross and More
LAS VEGAS (March 23, 2010) – Super Chevy Magazine writers and photographers were plenty busy this weekend. If they weren’t selecting the award winners for the Editor’s picks of the car show, they were shooting photos of the Autocross event or doing feature photo shoots with selected cars.
Needless to say, the Super Chevy Magazine is more involved with the Super Chevy Show series than ever before.
The Publisher of Super Chevy Magazine, Ed Zinke, wouldn’t have it any other way.
“We’re extremely excited to be part of the Super Chevy Show series and we plan to be involved with every race this season,” Zinke said. “We’re proud to be working with the new owners of the Super Chevy Show series on developing some new and exciting things for the series.
“I want to personally thank everyone that came out to join us this weekend. We were constantly surrounded by enthusiastic sponsors, racers, participants and fans.”
The 30th anniversary season of the Super Chevy Show series kicked off this weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The all-Chevrolet weekend of drag racing, car show, swap meet, autocross and more will make its annual stop at the Texas Motorplex May 21-23.
A cruise with Super Chevy Magazine staffers for area Chevy car clubs is being organized for the morning of Saturday, May 22. Details will be announced soon.
“Super Chevy Magazine is a tremendously important part of the history of the Super Chevy Show series,” Texas Motorplex owner Billy Meyer said. “We wanted to get the Magazine staff involved from the beginning and it’s going to be a tremendous addition to the season.”
Check out Super Chevy Magazine’s coverage of the event here!
For more information on the May 21-23 Super Chevy Show at the Texas Motorplex, go online: www.texasmotorplex.com or check out www.superchevyshow.com for more information on the 30th anniversary season of the Super Chevy Show series.
Want to challenge the cops and see who is fastest off the line? How about doing it, without finding yourself in a pair of cold cuffs too? Friday is your chance to Beat the Heat! March 19 is the official start of the Fast Fridays season at the Texas Motorplex. The Kickoff event will feature extra events, including a racing clinic, unique entertainment activities, and local law enforcement from around the country will be on hand ready to race against you down the track. So come out and “Beat the HEAT!”…legally. The Texas Motorplex has put together this RAP Sheet of Beat the HEAT racers that will be in attendance Friday night, so …. Who are you ready and willing to challenge on the track? Click here event info.
Name: Tom Brown, President of BTH
Rank: Lt. (retired)
Agency: Waskom Police Dept
Agency City/State: Waskom, TX
Heat Car Competition # F421
Car YR/Make/Model: 1993 Ford Mustang
Engine: 347 CU
Home City: Waskom, TX
Wanted in suspected involvement in these activities: 1999 & 2006 BTH World Champion, numerous Beat the Heat Regional Events wins
Other Points of Interest: Only 2 time BTH World Champ; appeared on 4 PINKS All Outs; Contestant on PassTime – won $2000 at San Antonio Raceway
Name: Gary Fitzgerald
Agency: Springtown Police
Agency City/State: Springtown Texas
Heat Car Competition # 479
Car YR/Make/Model: 1986 Ford Mustang
Home City: Springtown
Race team name: Parker County Heat – www.facebook.com
Name: James Butler
Rank: Sgt. (ret.)
Agency: St. Albans Police Department
Agency City/State: St. Albans, WV
Heat Car Competition # SA559
Car YR/Make/Model: 1993 Chevrolet Corvette
Engine: 350 LT1
Home City: St. Albans, WV
Wanted in suspected involvement in these activities: 2009 WV Beat the Heat Challenge Champ
Other Points of Interest: Under WV law this car is an actual police car and was used for high visibility traffic and speed limit enforcement on special occasions. It is now dedicated to Beat the Heat activities.
Name: Jim Harris, Sec/Treas of Beat the Heat
Agency: Amarillo Police Department
Agency City/State: Amarillo, TX
Heat Car Competition # J493
Car YR/Make/Model: 1971 Chevy Chevelle
Engine: 476 BBC 720 hp
Home City: Amarillo
Wanted in suspected involvement in these activities: Won a couple of events and come in second a few times, went out first round more times than I want to count.
Name: Jose’ Zeda
Agency: Shreveport La, & Puerto Rico PD
agency city: Shreveport, La
Heat Car Competition # #Z420
Car YR/Make/Model: 1978 DATSUN 280Z
Engine: 396 SBC
HOME CITY: HAUGHTON LA
Other Points of Interest: JOSE HAS BEEN A CONTESTANT ON SPEED CHANNEL PAST TIME SHOW AND CAR HAS ALSO BEEN SHOWN AT THE SAME TIME..CAR ALSO COMPETES ON PINKS
Name: Larry Jug Glover
Rank: Police Chief
Agency: Winnsboro ISD
Agency City/State: Winnsboro Texas
Heat Car Competition: #027
Car YR/Make/Model: 1979 Ford Mustang
Home City:Winnsboro, Tx
Name: Mark Philips
Rank : Retired Police Officer
Agency: The Colony Police Department
Agency State: Texas
Heat Car Competition Number: 459P
Car Yr/Make/Model: 1977 Chevrolet Corvette
Engine: BBC 460ci
Home City: Lake Fork
Other Points of Interest: The Colony Corvette was the 1st in the series of Johnny Lightning 1/64th replica cars. There will be series of Beat the Heat Johnny Lightning cars released with Phillips’ being the 1st released in Dec 2009. The packaging features the BTH logo and message on the packaging.
Name: Randy Roberts
Agency: Greenville Police Department
Agency City/State: Greenville, Texas
Heat Car Competition # 405
Car YR/Make/Model: 1995 Chevrolet Caprice
Engine: LT1 383 Stroker
Home City: Caddo Mills, Texas
Wanted in suspected involvement in these activities: 2001 Modified Cop Champ
Other Points of Interest: I won the Mod-Cop Trophy at the 2001 Finals which was held at the Motorplex in Ennis.
Name: Tommy Hansen
Rank: Lieutenant & Vice President – Beat The Heat
Agency: Galveston County Sheriff’s Office
Heat Car Competition # 101
Car YR/Make/Model: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am
Engine: 502 CI GM Performance Engine
Home City: Galveston, Texas
Wanted in suspected involvement in these activities: Mod Cop Champ 2003, Mod Cop Champ San Antonio event, Mod Cop Champ Shreveport event, Runner up Pinks All Out 2009
Name: Gordon Fulcher
Rank: School Resource Officer (SRO)
Agency: Sulphur Springs ISD Police Dept.
Agency City/State: Sulphur Springs, Texas
Heat Car Competition # P434
Car YR/Make/Model: 1993 Chevy Caprice Classic 4dr.
Engine: Small Block 388 ci.
Home City: Sulphur Springs, Texas
Wanted in suspected involvement in these activities: Winner at First Beat the Heat Challenge at Texas Motorplex, R/U in 1991, 92, 93 at Super Cop Challenge/ Pro Cop Class in Las Vegas, Nevada, Winner at NMCA in Memphis, Tennessee in 1995, Winner at Beat the Heat Challenge at Houston Raceway Park in 1994.
Other Points of Interest: Retired Sulphur Springs PD after 25 yrs., Former Beat the Heat Vice President.
Name: Bill Thompson (78)
Rank: Asst Chief
Agency: Lake Kiowa Fire Dept
Agency City/State: Lake Kiowa
Heat Car Competition # C2
Car YR/Make/Model: 1980 Pontiac Firebird
Engine: 468 Pontiac
Other Points of Interest: BTH Member since 1999, Racing since the 50′s, Drove front engine dragsters in the 50′s thru the early 70′s, AHRA record holder 1959, Retired from Pontiac Motor Div., Drove a fuel AFX 66 GTO for Vance Pontiac/Cad, First of the 3 generations racing.
Name: Brad Thompson (46)
Agency: Gainesville Fire Rescue (22 years)
Agency City/State: Gainesville Texas
Heat Car Competition # 493B
Car YR/Make/Model: 1980 Pontiac Trans Am (ex Pro Stock)
Engine: Blown injected 540 real Pontiac
Wanted in suspected involvement in these activities: BTH World Champian 2005
Other Points of Interest: BTH #161 since 1999, Texas Chapter President, Seen on “Passtime”, Second Generation of the family
Name: Shelby Thompson (18)
Rank: College Student
Heat Car Competition # #4349
Car YR/Make/Model: S/C Dragster 235″ rear engine Real Pontiac powered
Other Points of Interest: Started racing Jr dragsters at the age of 9, Started racing a full size dragster at 15, BTH Member, Seen on “Passtime” driving the FIRE INJUN, She is the 3 generation of the family still racing.