CLINT WALLACE IS NEW COMPETITION DIRECTOR FOR TEXAS MOTORPLEX

April 10, 2014 by  
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CLINT WALLACE IS NEW COMPETITION DIRECTOR FOR TEXAS MOTORPLEX
Native Texan Has a Lifetime of Racing Experience to Bolster New Position

ENNIS, Texas (April 10, 2014) – Clint Wallace has been hired as the new Competition Director for Texas Motorplex, track officials announced today.

Wallace will bring more than 35 years of racing experience to the highly coveted position.

“When we interviewed Clint we knew immediately he was the right person to come in and be the voice of the racers who could continue to elevate all of the racing programs we have at the Motorplex,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “We have a vast amount of events and I know he will treat each one with care and always maintain the best racing surface possible for the competitors. He’s already become a valued team member.”

Wallace started racing with his family before he was 2 years old and he hasn’t looked back since.

“My family has been involved with racing right after I was born and I just remember growing up around the drag strip,” Wallace said. “He raced at Green Valley and Texas Raceway along with Texas Motorplex. It’s just part of our family.

“It would be difficult to say what I love most about racing because I love everything about it – the speed, the smell, the feeling of racing, all of it. And I love the families and other competitors we’ve met over the years. Racing is just one big extended family.”

Wallace was at the first NHRA national event hosted by Texas Motorplex in 1986 and has seen every one since then. The Grand Prairie resident said the Motorplex has always held a special place in his heart even though he has worked at other facilities including Texas Raceway and North Star Dragway.

“The Motorplex is the first all concrete quarter-mile facility and it was the first of the super tracks,” Wallace said. “There is so much history here such as holding the first 4-second run.A lot of great things have happened here and I want to make sure the Motorplex continues to be the best place to race. I’m proud to take on this great role and continue the tradition here.

“It’s been a dream of mine to be the Competition Director at Texas Motorplex and I will do everything I can to ensure the Motorplex is the first choice for competitors to race.”

Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, 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 Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

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DIESEL FANS CAN STILL GET DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR NHRDA TEXAS DIESEL NATIONALS

DIESEL FANS CAN STILL GET DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR NHRDA TEXAS DIESEL NATIONALS

The All-Diesel Party Hits Texas Motorplex April 12 for Racing, Sled Pull and More!

 ENNIS, Texas (April 4, 2014) – Diesel pipes will be exploding with power all over the Texas Motorplex pit and race areas soon as the National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA) presents the sixth annual Texas Diesel Nationals on April 12.

NHRDA will bring the fastest diesel trucks in the world plus truck and tractor pulls, diesel drag racing, a dyno competition open to the public, show and shine, burnout contests, food specials and more. The entire family will enjoy one of the most unique events featured on every Texas Motorplex season schedule.

Adult tickets are $25 and youth 6-12 years old are $10. Kids 5 and under are free. You can get 20 percent off all ticket prices by going to the NHRDA website and ordering tickets online NOW! Clickhere to buy tickets and use promo code: NHRDA to get 20 percent off all tickets!

For more information, visit NHRDA.com or call (360) 658-4353.

Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, 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 Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

 

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Mopars at the Motorplex Winner’s Circle

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the Mega Mopar Action Series’
Mopars at the Motorplex! The car show was a blast! Racers were crowned!
Check it all out here!

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Public Address Announcer Needed

jobarticleJOB DESCRIPTION: Public Address Announcer

WHO WE ARE: Texas Motorplex is a world famous drag racing and entertainment facility with more than 60 days of events each season. The Motorplex plays host to the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals playoff event, weekly Fast Friday street nights, the Rugged Maniac 5k obstacle course, NHRDA Diesel Nationals and World Finals, Import events, Super Chevy Show, The Great Bull Run, Fun Ford Weekend, and much, much more! This is your chance to be the VOICE of Texas Motorplex and become one of the many legends who have shared their voice with hundreds of thousands of fans throughout Motorplex history.

 

THE STRUCTURE: The PA Announcer is THE voice of Texas Motorplex. The PA Announcer will work closely with Motorplex management, sponsors, partners and racers. The PA Announcer will report to the Competition Director and work closely with the General Manager on all approved content.

REQUIREMENTS: The PA Announcer for Texas Motorplex should:

  • HAVE FUN!
  • Have strong vocal talent and remember the Motorplex has several acres of property and we have lots of news and info to share with fans, racers and sponsors at each event
  • Knowledge of cars and racing
  • Ability to create a plan for doing all PA Announcements as assigned, but also have the flexibility make changes as needed
  • Must be spontaneous and be able to react to all shifts in an event
  • Be comfortable speaking to a crowd
  • Must be able to multi-task and speak while taking instructions on what to call next
  • Be social media savvy and have the ability to communicate with fans via social media during events
  • Keep good records of which announcements have been made, at what times
  • Have a great personality that wants to be conversational with our guests throughout each event

AVAILABILITY/PAY: Must be available nights and weekends for events. Schedule will be given in advance, but PA Announcer must be available for a strong majority of each assigned event. The PA Announcer position pays $10 an hour.

TO APPLY: Send your resume AND a voice recording of each script below to: news@texasmotorplex.com

SCRIPT 1:

WELCOME TO TEXAS MOTORPLEX, THE FIRST SUPER-STADIUM OF DRAG RACING. WE OPENED OUR GATES IN 1986 AND HAVE BEEN HOSTING JAW-DROPPING PERFORMANCES AND ENTERTAINING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FANS EVER SINCE.

I WILL BE ANNOUNCING EVENT INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE DAY, BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE AND POST QUESTIONS, PHOTOS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT. WE ALSO HAVE SOME GREAT FOOD SPECIALS GOING ON AT THE GET LOOSE CAFÉ IN THE FOOD COURT. FOR THE NEXT HOUR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE HOT DOGS FOR JUST $1 AND KIDS MINI CORN DOG COMBOS FOR JUST $4. HEAD OVER TO GET LOOSE CAFÉ NOW AND ORDER UP A CHEESEBURGER OR BBQ SANDWICH, GRAB AN ICE COLD BEER OR SODA AND GET READY FOR A BIG DAY OF RACING!

 

SCRIPT 2:

The third of 12 national Super Chevy Show events slated for 2014 will be held at Texas Motorplex, May 17-18. The Super Chevy Show is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands. The Motorplex will be filled with a car show, swap meet, car corral, kid’s model building area and of course, drag racing with the region’s top bracket racers as well as other family-fun entertainment. New in 2014 is the NAPA SHOOTOUT featuring TOPMA Pro Mods battling it out for cash, bragging rights and the big victory.

With thousands of dollars on the line the PRO MOD racers will certainly try to rattle the ground and put on a show for the fans.  Super Chevy Show here at Texas Motorplex, May 17-18…. Don’t miss it! FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO ONLINE AT WWW.TEXASMOTORPLEX.COM OR CALL US AT 800-MOTORPLEX. AND DON’T FORGET TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

 

 

 

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Attention Bracket Racers!

Attention bracket racers! We have updated, corrected and thoroughly edited the points from the first three events of the 12-event Texas Motorplex bracket series. All the specific issues that were pointed out to us in person and via email have been corrected, but please look through this list and let us know if we are missing any rounds.  Click here to see the 2014 Bracket Racing Series Points

If you have any questions, please email us at news@texasmotorplex.com

 

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