O’FALLON, MO (Sep. 17, 2008) — The Flowmaster American Drag Racing League (ADRL) presented by the National Guard has named LenMar Motorsports the title sponsor for its season-ending national event Oct. 24-25, at the Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. LenMar Motorsports is a one-stop race shop in Mansfield, Texas, just south of Dallas.
“We’ve been talking a lot lately about wanting to do more advertising and this race is about the biggest sponsorship we could get out there,” said Gaylen Smith, co-owner of LenMar Motorsports with Mark Eddins and an ADRL Pro Extreme racer himself with a LenMar-built 1970 Barracuda. “We love the outlaw racing, we’ve always done it, but we want to get the LenMar name out there beyond just our local business.”
LenMar Motorsports is capable of building new race cars from front to back, top to bottom and everything in between. It has a dedicated chassis shop, can perform all plumbing and wiring jobs, has an engine shop capable of turning out supercharged, nitrous-assisted or turbocharged powerplants, and even in-house graphics and paint services are available.
LenMar Motorsports counts several prominent ADRL competitors among its customers, including current Extreme 10.5 world champion Steve Gorman and Pro Nitrous star Thomas Myers. In addition to racing Smith’s car at the ADRL World Finals, LenMar will debut a brand-new turbocharged Extreme 10.5 entry driven by Grant McCrary.
“We’re very excited about LenMar Motorsports coming on board as our World Finals title sponsor,” ADRL President Kenny Nowling said. “These guys are hard-core racers and as competitors they thoroughly understand what the ADRL is all about, so it’s a real honor to know they like what they see enough to make such an important commitment.”
The 4th annual LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals will feature the ADRL’s unique Battle for the Belts on Friday, Oct. 24, which pits the top eight points earners in each of four professional classes against each other in single-elimination playoffs to determine the ADRL’s 2008 world champions. Points earned in qualifying and elimination rounds on Saturday, Oct. 25, will count toward the 2009 Battle for the Belts.
LenMar Motorsports co-owner Gaylen Smith will be racing his supercharged, Hemi-powered 1970 Cuda in the 4th annual LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals Oct. 24-25, at the Texas Motorplex, near Dallas.
Flowmaster, Inc. is housed in two ultra-modern facilities in Santa Rosa and West Sacramento, California, together totaling over 400,000 square feet. Flowmaster employs over 250 workers dedicated to building the highest quality U.S.-made exhaust products available. Flowmaster’s product line includes exhaust products for Performance Street, Muscle Cars, Trucks, Street Rods, RVs, Motorhomes, and all types of race applications. With more than 400 different muffler models, 370-plus exhaust systems and numerous exhaust accessories available, Flowmaster offers the choice to fit your specific vehicle needs, or your sound preference from “wild to mild.” For more information on Flowmaster, visit http://www.flowmaster.com.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL GUARD
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States and one of the nation’s longest enduring institutions. The National Guard operates in all 50 states, three territories (Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands) and the District of Columbia. For more information on the National Guard, visit http://www.1-800-GO-GUARD.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 Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme 10.5, Pro Nitrous, and Pro Extreme, the quickest doorslammer class in all of drag racing. The 2008 Flowmaster ADRL series presented by the National Guard consists of nine national events run throughout the United States. For more information on the ADRL, visit http://www.ADRL.us.
Race teams began rolling in at Noon on Friday October 17th for the 11th Annual Fun Ford Weekend Ford Mustang World Finals. This weekend will have beautiful weather with sunny skies and forecasted highs in the upper 70′s and lows in the low 50′s over night.
The gates opened on Friday October 17th at 12:00pm with Parking and Vendor Set-up from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Tech will be open from 1:00pm until 5:00pm. A Fun ford Weekend Only Test & Tune will run from 2:00pm until 4:30pm and the Showdown Qualifying Rounds 1 & 2 will run at 3:00pm and 5:00pm.
Gates open at bright and early at 7:00am on Saturday October 18th with Time Trials beginning at 9:00am, Showdown Qualifying at 12:00pm and 3:00pm and the Bracket Eliminations will start at 1:00pm. The True Street Cruise will head out on its 30 mile journey through Ellis County at 2:30pm and the True Street Eliminations beginning at 4:00pm. The Car show judging will be complete by 2:00pm with the awards presentation for the Saturday’s car show will be at 3:30pm. Saturday will conclude with the first round of Showdown Eliminations at 5:00pm.
Sunday October 19th kicks off with the gates opening at 8:00am and a Racers for Christ Service at 8:15am. Time Trials will be from 9:00am – 11:00am and the Showdown Eliminations continue right after that at 11:00am. True Street Awards and the Bracket Eliminations will be at 12:00pm. Car Show judging will be complete at 2:00pm and the Awards Presentation will be at 3:30pm.
The race at the Texas Motorplex is the final event on the 2008 FFW tour for the racers competing in the series points chase. The 2008 FFW Champions will be crowned during the Awards Banquet at the conclusion of the event. Texans will be out in force in every class, trying to keep the gold inside the Lone Star state. This is one of FFW’s largest events of the season so make your plans early.
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ENNIS, Texas – The top bracket racers in NHRA’s South Central division, more than 600 in all, came to Texas Motorplex this weekend in search of team and individual championships. In the end, the team from Houston Raceway Park came away with the team honors, No. 1 out of 16 tracks, led by Super Pro class winner Bart Nelson of Laporte, Texas. Last year’s winner, Texas Raceway in Kennedale, Texas, came in No. 2 and the team from the Motorplex was fourth.
Nelson beat out Jim Callaway Jr. of Artesian N.M., who was running for Hobbs Motorsports Park. In Pro E.T., another Hobbs racer, Jordan Echols of Plano, Texas, wheeled his ’67 Camaro to the win over teammate Rodney Parks, Venus, Texas, driving a ’70 Camaro. In No Electronics Quick, Red River Raceway competitor Dennis Cameron Sr. of Mt. Pleasant, Texas ousted Lee Bannister of Lavernia, Texas. Bannister was flying the Edinburg Int’l Raceway colors. Mike Griggs, Tuttle, Okla., running for Thunder Valley Raceway, earned the win in No Electronics Street in his ’01 Camaro over Derek Lewis of Longview, Texas, who was racing his ’70 Maverick for Paris Dragstrip. Another Thunder Valley racer, Oklahoma City’s Dan Rollman, rode his ’77 Suzuki to the winner’s circle when he bested the Motorplex’s J.J. Hughes in Super Pro Bike. Hughes is from The Colony, Texas, and rides a ’00 Suzuki.
Today’s winners in four classes have earned the right to compete in Pomona, Calif., for a national championship against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in November. Because only four categories compete in Pomona, the division stages a run-off between the winners in Super Pro and Pro to determine who will go to Pomona. This year, Nelson beat Echols for the chance to run in Pomona. Each racer who advances to Pomona will receive $3,500 for competing in the Finals event and the winner in each class at Pomona will receive a $5,000 payday.
The following are Sunday’s final result in the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals at Texas Motorplex:
Bart Nelson, Laporte, Texas, Houston Raceway Park, dragster, 7.550, 168.85 def.
Jim Callaway Jr., Artesia, N.M., Hobbs Motorsports Park, dragster, 8.266, 159.85
Jordan Echols, Plano, Texas, Hobbs Motorsports Park, ’67 Camaro, 10.858, 123.63 def.
Rodney Parks, Venus, Texas, Hobbs Motorsports Park, ’70 Camaro, 10.768, 124.11
NO E QUICK
Dennis Cameron Sr., Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Red River Raceway, ’27 roadster, 8.463, 156.48 def.
Lee Bannister, Lavernia, Texas, Edinburg Int’l Racetrack, ’73 Firebird, 11.898, 105.21
NO E STREET
Mike Griggs, Tuttle, Okla., Thunder Valley Raceway, ’01 Camaro, 12.659, 96.90 def.
Derek Lewis, Longview, Texas, Paris Dragstrip, ’70 Maverick, 12.439, 107.32
SUPER PRO BIKE
Dan Rollman, Oklahoma City, Thunder Valley Raceway, ’77 Suzuki, 9.410, 135.08 def.
J.J. Hughes, The Colony, Texas, Texas Motorplex, ’00 Suzuki, 9.335, 135.74
Super Pro/Pro Run-off
Bart Nelson, Laporte, Texas, Houston Raceway Park, dragster, 7.599, 153.84 def.
Jordan Echols, Plano, Texas, Hobbs Motorsports Park, ’69 Camaro, 11.372, 99.85
NHRA South Central Division Summit ET Finals team points:
1. Houston Raceway Park 115
2. Texas Raceway 106
3. North Star Dragway 105
4. Texas Motorplex 103
5. Thunder Valley Raceway 103
6. Red River Raceway 103
7. Cherokee County Motorsports Park 102
8. Hobbs Motorsports Park 86
9. Wichita Raceway Park 83
10. Paris Dragstrip 58
11. Twin City Dragway 53
12. Edinburg Int’l Racetrack 35
13. Lubbock Dragway 29
14. Sooner Motorplex 28
15. Area 51 Dragway 18
16. No Problem Raceway Park 15
Race Of Champions winners crowned at Texas Motorplex’s South Central Division Summit Series Finals; Eliminations continue Sunday
Saturday October 11, 2008
ENNIS, Texas – More than 600 of the top bracket racers in NHRA’s South Central division have converged on Texas Motorplex in the hunt for individual and team honors. Today, the best of the best squared off in the Race of Champions, a race within a race featuring the top points earning drivers from each track.
Don Davidson, Gilmer, Texas, racing for Red River Raceway, scored the win in the Electronics class. He drove his ’68 Camaro to the win over Jake Stephens of Powderly, Texas, running for Paris Dragstrip. Burleson, Texas, resident Austin Williams took the win for North Star Dragway over Vic Penrod of Walters, Okla., running for Sooner Motorplex, in the No Electronics class. Williams was also the runner-up in the High School category. In that race, he was bested by David Jones, Kemp, Texas, who earned the win for Cherokee County Motorsports Park.
Today’s other action included the Track Manager’s Race which lets those who officiate races all year compete against their counterparts. In the end, Adam Attaway won for Cherokee County Motorsports Park, beating out Texas Raceway’s Chris Godwin.
Sunday is eliminations day at Texas Motorplex. Racers in six categories, including Super Pro, Pro, No Electronics Quick, No Electronics Street, and Motorcycle, are vying for a share of the purse worth nearly $26,000. The winners in each category will advance to compete against winners from NHRA’s other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. (There will be a run-off between the winners in Super Pro and Pro to determine who will go to Pomona.) They will each receive $3,500 for competing in Pomona and the winner in each class at Pomona will receive a $5,000 payday. Participants in the High School class, compete for trophies.
The following are the results from Saturday’s Race of Champions at the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals at Texas Motorplex:
Don Davidson, Gilmer, Texas, Red River Raceway, ’68 Camaro, 10.896, 131.99 def.
Jake Stephens, Powderly, Texas, Paris Dragstrip, ’68 Camaro, 10.644, 130.09
ROC NO ELECTRONICS
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, North Star Dragway, ’69 Camaro, 11.286, 108.75 def.
Vic Penrod, Walters, Okla., Sooner Motorplex, ’02 Camaro, 10.471, 122.37
David Jones, Kemp, Texas, Cherokee County Motorsports Park, ’67 Chevy II, 13.032, 103.14 def.
Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, North Star Dragway, ’03 Mustang, 16.490, 71.23
Adam Attaway, Cherokee County Motorsports Park, 14.043, 100.40 def.
Chris Godwin, Texas Raceway, 15.288, 87.67