NHRA LUCAS OIL DRAG RACING SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION OPENS AT TEXAS MOTORPLEX

April 19, 2010 by  
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ENNIS, Texas – Texas Motorplex will be the home for the division opener of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central division on April 23-25, 2010.  The event is the first of five in the South Central division and the seventh of 39 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end purse of more than $560,000.

Racer gates at Texas Motorplex open at 8 a.m. each day, Spectator gates open at 9 a.m.  Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualify twice on Friday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and have two sessions on Saturday at noon and 3 p.m.  Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car have one qualifying session on Friday at 4 p.m. and two on Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m.  Eliminations begin Sunday at 9 a.m. with Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car running round 1 at 11 a.m.

Tickets for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex are $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $20 Sunday.  A three-day ticket is $50.  Children 6 to 15 years old are $5 Friday, $10 Saturday and $10 Sunday.  Kids 5 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.  Spectator parking is $5.

For more information call the track, (972) 878-2641, or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.

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April 18 Test & Tune canceled due to weather

April 18, 2010 by  
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The Test & Tune scheduled for Sunday April 18 has been canceled due to rain.  Texas Motorplex will be open for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional, featuring Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Dragsters  next weekend April 23-24.

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VW’s SET TO TAKE OVER THE TEXAS MOTORPLEX ON MAY 2

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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.

General Admission:
Adult: $15
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.
                $1,000 Winner
                $500 Runner-up
                $100 Semi’s
                $30 Quarter’s       
 
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.
                $500 Winner
                $200 Runner-up
                $75 Semi’s
                $35 Quarters
 
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.

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NHRDA Texas Diesel Nationals Saturday April 10

April 5, 2010 by  
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The Texas Motorplex will be rumbling to the sound of diesel-powered motors this weekend and the track plays host to the National Hot Rod Diesel Association on Saturday, April 10.
Classes such as NHRDA Top Diesel, NHRDA Pro Stock and others will roar down the track, entertaining fans with the sounds heard all over the great state of Texas. This time, however, trophies, bragging rights and money are on the line during this ultra-competitive event. The Texas Motorplex is the site of the second of 25 NHRDA events held around the United States between March and September.

 

Saturday April 10
Gates Open:  9 a.m.                                            
Drivers Meeting:  10:45 a.m.                                         
Qualifying:  11 a.m.                   
Eliminations:  1 p.m. till finish

Spectator Fees:
Adult $10
Military $5

Children 12 & under are FREE
Parking Fee $10 per vehicle in spectator lot

Participant Fees:

NHRDA Top Diesel  Entry $75
 » Heads-Up class with a 4/10ths Pro Tree, Laddered by ET, Auto Start on
 » No weight limitations
 » No tire limitations
 » No wheelbase limitations
 » Chassis must be certified for 9.99 or quicker
 » Must meet NHRA tech and safety requirements for MPH and ET
 » Must meet NHRA and/or IHRA licensing requirements for MPH and ET
 
NHRDA Pro-Stock entry $75
 » Heads-Up class with a 4/10ths Pro Tree, Laddered by ET, Auto Start on
 » Minimum weight: 2350 lbs (w/ Driver) ±1%
 » No tire limitations
 » Maximum wheelbase: 125″
 » Chassis must be certified for 9.99 or quicker
 » Must meet NHRA tech and safety requirements for MPH and ET
 » Must meet NHRA and/or IHRA licensing requirements for MPH and ET
 
NHRDA Pro-Street entry $50
 » Heads-Up class with a 4/10ths Pro Tree, Laddered by ET, Auto Start on
 » Minimum weight: 4500 lbs (w/ Driver) ±1%
 » No tire limitations
 » Tube chassis prohibited
 » Must meet NHRA tech and safety requirements for MPH and ET
 » Must meet NHRA and/or IHRA licensing requirements for MPH and ET
 
NHRDA Super-Street entry $40
 » Heads-Up class with a 4/10ths Pro Tree, Laddered by ET, Auto Start on
 » 2wd Minimum weight: 5000 lbs (w/ Driver) ±1%, slick tires permitted
 » 4wd Minimum weight: 6000 lbs (w/ Driver) ±1%, DOT approved tires required
 » Tube chassis, back halved, 4-link, 3-link style rear suspension prohibited
    (Traction/Ladder Bars allowed)
 » Hood Stacks prohibited
 » Must have OEM Style transmission (Lenco, Liberty, Bruno, Clutchflite, Danco,
    or similar prohibited )
 » Engine must be forward of OEM Firewall
 » Fuel Tank must be in stock location.
 » Battery(s) must be forward of OEM Firewall
 » Must meet NHRA tech and safety requirements for MPH and ET
 » Must meet NHRA and/or IHRA licensing requirements for MPH and ET
 
NHRDA Sportsman ET entry $25
 » Bracket class with a Sportsman Tree, Laddered by Reaction Time, no Auto Start
 » Helmet require if faster than 13.99 (Note:  Some track require helmets for ALL racers) » Must meet NHRA tech and safety requirements for MPH and ETOpen Test n Tune entry $25

 

Show n Shine Competition
This is free to enter for everyone including spectators. All you have to do is go to the NHRDA trailer and sign up and get your competition number.  The Show n Shine Staging is over by vendor row and then when the competition is announced around the 2:30pm range all competitors must go to the staging lanes with their competition number displayed on front window,Each competitor will pull out onto the track and then be scored on a 1 to 10 scales with 10 being the best by our 3 official judges, then it is the crowds turn to cheer for their favorite truck and make noise as possible because we will be monitoring with by a decibel meter and the combined score from the judges and decibel meter will determine our champion.
(Note any vehicle that exceeds 25mph while driving down track or does any burnouts will be disqualified from contest and asked to leave event)
 

Burnout Contest
This is free to enter for everyone including spectators. All you have to do is go to the NHRDA trailer and sign up and get your competition number.  The staging for this contest is over by vendor row , when the Burnout Contest is announced around the 4pm range all competitors must go to the staging lanes with their competition number displayed on front window, each competitor will pull out onto the track and enter the water box and come to complete stop and watch for an official to start the allowed time for burnout. Each competitor will have 20 seconds to do the biggest baddest burnout they can do. After the burnout the competitor needs to pull forward and stop and be inspected for any oil and or water leaks before being allowed to drive slowly down the track.  Each Truck will be scored by the 3 official judges on a 1 to 10 scale with 10 being the best.  Also we will be monitoring the crowd response with a decibel meter and the combined score will give us our champion.
(Note any vehicle that exceeds 25mph while driving down track or does any other burnouts except in water box will be disqualified from contest and asked to leave event )
 
Dyno Event
 The Dyno is open to anyone that wants to see how much power their truck really makes. If spectators want to dyno just go get in your truck and drive over to dyno and sign up and wait your turn.Dyno Fee – $60.00 for 2 pulls,  $75.00 for 3 pullsClasses –  Street Class  (Stock Turbo, Water Meth, Propane ) NO NITROUS
                    Modified Class  (Single Turbo, Water Meth, Propane, ) NO NITROUS
                    Super Modified  (Twins, Triples, Water Meth, Propane) NO NITROUS
                    Unlimited  (Run what ya brung no limitations)
 
 

 
 
   
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Super Chevy Show Discounts for Car Clubs Announced

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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.

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or 1-800-MOTORPLEX (1-800-668-6775)