O’FALLON, MO (Oct. 12, 2009) — Halloween will still be a week away, but monsters will be set loose at the Texas Motorplex Oct. 23-24, when “BIGFOOT,” the biggest name in monster truck history, takes on the equally intimidating “Snake-Bite” in a special, eighth-mile drag racing grudge match during the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V, the championship-deciding season ender for the National Guard American Drag Racing League (ADRL).
The special race-within-a-race is being added to the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V courtesy of Summit Racing Equipment, primary sponsor of Team BIGFOOT and title sponsor of the Summit Racing Equipment ADRL Ohio Drags at National Trail Raceway, near Columbus, Ohio.
“When we started discussing how Summit Racing Equipment could become a part of the ADRL World Finals it just seemed like a perfect time to bring these two powerful marketing partners together,” Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports and Events Manager Jim Greenleaf said. “Bob Chandler and the guys with BIGFOOT always put on a great show and that’s what makes this such a perfect fit with the great drag racing event than Kenny Nowling and his ADRL crew put together. So you know this is going to be a big hit with the fans.”
Weighing in at 10,000 pounds apiece, each truck will fight to put more than 1,500 horsepower to the pavement daily at the Ennis, Texas, drag strip.
“Just like all of our pro racing classes, this will be no gimmicks, heads-up, first-one-to-the-finish-line-wins racing,” National Guard ADRL President and CEO Kenny Nowling stated. “I can’t wait to stand between these monsters when they light them up. The fans at the Motorplex are in for a real treat.”
“We are extremely excited to bring monster truck drag racing to the ADRL,” BIGFOOT 4X4 Inc. Vice President Bob Trent added.
Both monster trucks will be on display all weekend during the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V, with BIGFOOT driver Dan Runte and Snake-Bite’s Larry Swim also available to sign autographs. They will race following the conclusion of the National Guard ADRL’s championship-deciding Speedtech Battle for the Belts finals on Friday night, just before Mike “Hojo” Hojnacki closes out the day with a flame-throwing, jet-car blast and again on Saturday night following the Pro Extreme final for the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V.
ABOUT BIGFOOT 4X4 INC.
BIGFOOT 4X4 Inc. is based in Hazelwood, Missouri, the home of “The Original Monster Truck,” after founder Bob Chandler built the first “BIGFOOT” truck there in 1975 to spawn a new industry and motorsport. “BIGFOOT” recently was named as one of the “Top 5 Marketing Vehicles of All Time” by the St. Louis-based experimental marketing firm Pro Motion. For more information about BIGFOOT 4X4 Inc. or Midwest Four-Wheel Drive and Performance Center, visit www.Bigfoot4x4.com.
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 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 www.NationalGuard.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 2009 National Guard ADRL series consists of 10 national events run throughout the United States. For more information on the ADRL, visit www.ADRL.us.
Monday October 12, 2009 – The 2009 Summit ET Finals for Division 4 were completed today at Texas
Motorplex, crowning the year’s champions, and deciding who will represent
the Land of the Good Guys at Pomona in the year end showdown for the grass
James Mc Neal, Paris, TX, captured Super Pro eliminator over Austin
Williams,, then defeated Lynn Doty for the spot at Pomona during the AAA
Finals. November 12-15, 2009.
Jason Kizlinski, Midlothian, representing the Motorplex Mad Dogs captured
the No Electronics-Street Crown.
In the Team points competition, North star Dragway, Denton, TX, captured
their first title over Wichita Raceway and Texas Raceway, Kennedale, TX,
Full details can be found on NHRA.com
Sunday October 11, 2009 – The South Central Division Summit ET Finals has been postponed until Monday October 12 due to weather. We will resume racing beginning with ET Street at 9am Monday October 12, 2009.
ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 10, 2009) – Racing is complete for the day at the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals at Texas Motorplex. Competitors had one time trial before beginning first round of eliminations. The top points earners from each track also ran in the Race of Champions, a race within a race.
Albert Rodriguez of Edinburg, Texas, racing for Edinburg Int’l Racetrack, scored the win the Electronics category, beating Justin Albritton of West Monroe, La., who was unable to make the call. In the No Electronics class, Colton Vassar, of Kennedale, Texas, representing Texas Raceway, drove his ’82 Malibu to the winner’s circle, defeating Houston Raceway Park racer Jay Robinson of Santa Fe, Texas, who wheeled his ’73 Nova. The winner in the High School Race of Champions was Dylan King of Norman, Okla., racing for Thunder Valley Raceway. He ousted Ashley Lawson, Blossom, Texas, running for Paris Dragstrip.
In other racing action, in the Track Manager’s race, Edinburg Int’l Racetrack’s Isaac Ebrom knocked out the manager for Texas Raceway, Jeff Hefler.
Eliminations in the NHRA Summit Racing Series South Central Division Finals continue Sunday. Racers in six classes will compete for team and individual honors.
Following are the Race of Champions results from the NHRA South Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals:
Albert Rodriguez, Edinburg, Texas, Edinburg Int’l Racetrack, dragster, took the green light def.
Justin Albritton, W. Monroe, La., Twin City Dragway, dragster, broke
Colton Vassar, Kennedale, Texas, Texas Raceway, ’82 Malibu, 7.784, 86.04 def.
Jay Robinson, Santa Fe, Texas, Houston Raceway Park, ’73 Nova, 7.048, 96.48
Dylan King, Norman, Okla., Thunder Valley Raceway Park, ’66 Chevelle, 8.248, 79.50 def.
Ashley Lawson, Blossom, Texas, Paris Dragstrip, ’90 Mustang, 8.408, 80.51
Isaac Ebrom, Edinburg, Texas, Edinburg Int’l Racetrack, ’04 Ram, 10.251, 67.54 def.
Jeff Hefler, Ft. Worth, Texas, Texas Raceway, ’72 Chevette, 11.365, 58.26
ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 9, 2009) – Although the day started out cold and rainy, once the storm passed it was time to race at the NHRA South Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals at Texas Motorplex. The top bracket racers in the division have converged on the track to vie for individual and team honors and a share of the purse worth nearly $30,000 as well as an opportunity to run for a national championship against the winners from NHRA’s other six divisions at the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif., in November. The national champions in each of the four classes will get a winner-take-all $5,000 payday.
NHRA South Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals feature racers six categories — Super Pro, Pro, No-Electronic Quick, No-Electronic Street and Motorcycle as well as a High School category. The winners in the top four categories will advance to compete in Pomona. (There will be a run-off between the winners in Super Pro and Pro to determine who will go to Pomona.)
Racers made time trial runs today and are slated for one more tomorrow before heading into eliminations. Round one is scheduled for Saturday and the rest will run on Sunday.
Saturday’s action will also feature the Race of Champions, a race within a race where the top points earning drivers from each track square off in head-to-head competition.
For schedule and ticket information visit www.TexasMotorplex.com.
Below are tracks that participate in the South Central Division Summit Racing Series Finals:
• Edinburgh Int’l Racetrack, Edinburgh, Texas
• Hobbs Motorsports Park, Hobbs, New Mexico
• Houston Motorsports Park, Houston, Texas
• Houston Raceway Park, Baytown, Texas
• Lubbock Dragway, Lubbock, Texas
• Memphis Motorsports Park, Memphis, Tennessee
• No Problem Raceway, Belle Rose, Louisiana
• North-Star Dragway, Denton, Texas
• Paris Dragstrip, Paris, Texas
• San Antonio Raceway, Marion, Texas
• Sooner Motorplex, Lawton, Oklahoma
• Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas
• Texas Raceway, Kennedale, Texas
• Thunder Valley Raceway Park, Noble, Oklahoma
• Twin City Dragway, Monroe, Louisiana
• Wichita Raceway Park, Wichita Falls, Texas
Do not miss out, get your tickets to the Lenmar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V October 23-24, 2009 NOW!
Weekend General Admission will be $30.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Children, Friday October 23 all seats are General Admission, Adults are $10.00, Children are $5.00, Saturday October 24, General Admission tickets are $25.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children, we will also have our Super Seats section open as a Reserved Section where you can upgrade your general admission ticket to a reserved seat for $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children, the Super Seats are located on the behind the starting line facing down track on the pitside of the track. The best way to guarantee your reserved seat in the Super Seats section is to order your tickets in advance by clicking here or by calling 1-800-MOTORPLEX (800-668-6775).
New for the 2009 ADRL World Finals V! Texas Motorplex will be opening the Champions Club Grandstand as a “Family Section”. For the Lenmar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V the Champions Club Grandstand will be a “No Smoking / No Alcohol” General Admission Section available to any families and spectators that want to sit in a smoke free family environment, admission to this section is included in the general admission and does not require any upcharge. The Champions Club Grandstand has a “Full Throttle” Billboard on top and is located on the South Side of the track located near the main spectator gate.
Parking fees for the Lenmar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V for all guests will be $10.00 per car for General Spectator parking in the main spectator lot and $20.00 per car for Platinum parking inside the facility near the pits. The parking fees will be collected as cash only when you arrive at the facility.
Racers coming in overnight Wednesday October 7 and Thursday morning October 8, please go to Gate 20 off of Cooke Rd to be stacked into lines inside the facility. We will begin parking Thursday at 12:00pm (Noon).
The Division 4 Hall of Fame is excited to announce the Inaugural Division 4 Hall of Fame T-Shirt. This one of a kind “Heritage and Tradition” shirt includes the Hall of Fame logo with two race cars on the front. The back of the shirt contains a list of all of the people that have been inducted into the NHRA Division 4 Hall of Fame. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of drag racing history. This shirt can be purchased at all Texas Motorplex events or online at the Texas Motorplex Online Store.