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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NHRA DRIVERS WILL TAKE OVER ALL 11 ROUTES FOR MEALS ON WHEELS BEFORE O’REILLY FALL NATIONALS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

September 13, 2010 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 13) – NHRA drivers will be battling each other when professional qualifying for the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals starts on Friday, Sept. 24.

The day before, however, is a different story.

NHRA racers will take over all 11 routes for Meals on Wheels in Ennis on Thursday, Sept. 23. Drivers will deliver healthy meals to local seniors who would likely be without healthy food or daily visits.

“We are so excited about our partnership with Texas Motorplex and the NHRA racers that are taking over all the routes,” Meals on Wheels Community Development Coordinator Lisa Hicks said. “The clients will enjoy meeting the NHRA drivers who took the time out of their schedule to deliver meals to our homebound neighbors in Ennis.”

NHRA racers will meet at Texas Motorplex before picking up the meals at United Methodist Church in Ennis. So far more than a dozen racers have signed up to help deliver meals.

“One of the things I wanted to add this year to Texas Motorplex is a community involvement element,” Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “Our full time staff took over one of the routes for Meals on Wheels and I could not be more proud of the way everyone has taken turns to help seniors in our area on a daily basis.

“It didn’t surprise me at all how quickly the routes filled  up when I started asking NHRA racers to take over all 11 routes before the race, either. One of the truly amazing things about drag racing is the people. We are fortunate to work with a lot of caring people in this sport.”

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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AWARD-WINNING CHEF TAKES OVER CHAMPIONS CLUB MENU FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY O’REILLY FALL NATIONALS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

September 11, 2010 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (Sept. 11) – The Champions Club will be sizzling in September, regardless of how long the summer temperatures stick around. Guests who purchase Champions Club seats for the 25th anniversary O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals, Sept. 23-26, will be treated to the works of Chef Ivan Pugh throughout the weekend.

Pugh, the owner of The Alligator Café for seven years, specializes in Cajun and Creole Specialties with a Southern flair. His restaurant has been voted the best Cajun restaurant by the Dallas Observer six times. Now he is bringing his talent to the race track for the NHRA Fall Nationals weekend.

Perhaps the motto at Texas Motorplex should be: ‘Come for 300-mph racing, but stay for the food.’

“It’s an honor to have such a well-known chef join us for one of the premier racing events in North Texas,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “Chef Pugh has cooked for some of the biggest names in Dallas Cowboys history like Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman. He’s made his rounds on several TV shows. He’s been working in Texas for years and has honed his craft with his homemade specialties.

“Our Champions Club guests are used to having great food and great service to go with outstanding seats for the race but I think this year they are going to be blown away by Chef Ivan’s creations. It will just give our guests more reason to celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary.”

Champions Club tickets are still available. Call (800) MOTORPLEX or go online at www.texasmotorplex.com for more information.

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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