WILLIAMS CONTINUES WINNING STREAK; LOPEZ RECEIVES TENTH WALLY

May 5, 2014 by  
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WILLIAMS CONTINUES WINNING STREAK; LOPEZ RECEIVES TENTH WALLY

ENNIS, Texas. – In the final results from Texas Motorplex and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, continues his hot streak and defeats Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La. in the final round of Stock Eliminator. This is Williams’s seventh divisional win having previously won at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston in Super Comp.

Williams had the starting line advantage over Cummings and took his car down the track for the win with a run of 11.088 seconds at 114.19 in his 72’ Duster.

Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, raced to the final round and received his tenth divisional win. Lopez in his Super Comp dragster with a run of 8.918 seconds at 157.78 seconds took the win over Brandon Mouton, Lake Charles, La, 8.885 seconds at 166.58. Mouton had the starting line advantage, but then took too much stripe and gave the win to Lopez.

Other hometown Texas racers visiting the winner’s circle along with Williams and Lopez this weekend were Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, in Comp Eliminator with a run of 8.503 seconds at 161.73 mph in his 05’ Cavalier, defeated Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, who was too quick on the tree and turned on the red light. In the division’s Top Sportsman class it was Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, taking the win over Kirk Piepke, Pauls Valley, Okla. The Top Dragster winner was Jimmy Arabie, Baytown, Texas, who defeated Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla.

Sportsman Motorcycle Presented by Harley-Davidson also competed at Texas Motorplex and Lisa Bennett, Lucas, Texas with a run of 8.093 seconds at 145.14 mph, defeated Derek Dorey, Kingood, Texas, 8.806 seconds at 152.06 mph. Dorey had the starting line advantage, but Bennett was able to chase him down to get the win.

Other event winners were Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb, In Super Stock; Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., in Super Gas; and Val Harmon, Luling, La., in Super Street.

South Central Division racers head to No Problem Raceway for the next NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 6-8.

The following are the final results from the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event at Texas Motorplex:

COMPETITION ELIMINATOR

Keith Hall, Ravenna, Texas, ’05 Cavalier, D/SM, 8.503, 161.73  def. Clark Smiley, Denver City, Texas, ’09 GXP, BB/A, foul.

SUPER STOCK

Justin Jenkins, Beatrice, Neb., ’10 Cobalt, GT/CA, 9.624, 134.87  def. Norvell Bowers, Sulphur Springs, Texas, ’83 Firebird, GT/KA, 10.654, 125.02.

STOCK ELIMINATOR

Austin Williams, Burleson, Texas, ’72 Duster, F/SA, 11.088, 114.19  def. Slate Cummings, Ponchatoula, La., ’00 Corvette, B/SA, 10.361, 122.56.

SUPER COMP

Jeff Lopez, Bedford, Texas, dragster, 8.918, 157.78  def. Brandon Mouton, Lake Charles, La., dragster, 8.885, 166.58.

SUPER GAS

Keith Raftery, Lake Charles, La., ’68 Camaro, 9.891, 171.62  def. Kevin Scott, Honey Grove, Texas,

’57 Corvette, foul.

SUPER STREET

Val Harmon, Luling, La., ’67 Chevy II, 10.901, 146.70  def. Jay Bunce, Piedmont, Okla., ’79 Monza, 10.883, 130.43.

SPORTSMAN MOTORCYCLE PRESENTED BY HARLEY DAVIDSON Lisa Bennett, Lucas, Texas, ’95 Suzuki, 8.093, 145.14  def. Derek Dorey, Kingood, Texas, ’03 Trac/Razor, 8.806, 152.06.

TOP DRAGSTER

Jimmy Arabie, Baytown, Texas, dragster, 6.742, 195.34  def. Wade Pennington, Ada, Okla., dragster, 33.925, no speed.

TOP SPORTSMAN

Bob Gulitti, Tomball, Texas, ’11 Camaro, 6.771, 206.48  def. Kirk Piepke, Pauls Valley, Okla., ’07 GTO, 7.116, 195.45.

 

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SUPER CHEVY SHOW CRUISE TO KICK OFF FROM HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WAXAHACHIE

May 5, 2014 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (May 5, 2014) – Let’s face it, if you have taken the time, effort and money to restore or maintain a classic Chevy or GM vehicle, you deserve to show off a bit every once in a while.

Texas Motorplex is providing the very best chance to do just that when the annual Super Chevy Show kicks off with a cruise from historic downtown Waxahachie with Super Chevy Magazine staff on Saturday, May 17. Cruisers will meet starting at 7 a.m. and will depart downtown by 7:50 a.m. to be at the track gates shortly after they open for all participants.

All pre-registered cruisers will receive a free Texas Motorplex window flag and will be allowed exclusive and instant VIP entrance through the gates of the Motorplex upon arrival. Anyone who joins the cruise but does not register in advance will join the regular line and pay the event fee at the gates as normal.

This will be the third consecutive year that Super Chevy Show will officially kick off with a cruise from downtown Waxahachie before the biggest Bowtie celebration takes place at Texas Motorplex.

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 activities and of course, drag racing with the region’s top bracket racers as well as other family-fun food and entertainment.

Getting to the Super Chevy Show is half the fun as all Chevy and GM vehicles are invited to line up around the Ellis County Courthouse and along Main Street in downtown Waxahachie. All cruisers will receive a goodie bag with special offers and discounts as well as coffee, juice and breakfast items.

As always, Super Chevy Magazine staffers will be on site to take photos and video of the cruise. Texas Motorplex staff will also escort the cruisers onto Highway 287 for the short trip to the Motorplex.

Participant gates open 7 a.m., spectator gates open 8 a.m.; Car show judging seminar (both Saturday and Sunday) 10:30 a.m.; Time trials start at 10 a.m. each day; Revell Make-n-Take FREE models for kids noon-2 p.m. (Saturday only); NAPA PRO MOD SHOOTOUT starts at 11:45 a.m. (Saturday only); Car show awards 3:30 p.m. each day (Saturday is Super Chevy Magazine awards; Sunday is ISCA judged awards); Parking is free for Super Chevy Show. Tickets start at $5 and children 12 and under are free.

Go to www.texasmotorplex.com to register for all of the event categories: Saturday Test-n-tune: $35, Fast GM (Electronics): $70 ($1,200 to win), Quick GM (No E): $70 ($1,000 to win),

Car Show (judged class): $35 for both days or $25 for one day, Show & Shine (not-judged):  $20, Heads Up Index (11, 12, 13): $40 ($200 to win each class, $50 R/U), 5th Gen Camaro Shootout: $35, Tuff Trucks: $25, True Street GM: $40 ($250 to win), Car Corral: $20, Swap Meet: $20. Electronics bracket category is $65 to enter each day with $1,000 for the winners. No Electronics bracket category is $65 to enter each day with $800 for the winners.

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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Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex: May 17-18, 2014

May 5, 2014 by  
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Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex: May 17-18, 2014

 

All Super Chevy Show participants SAVE $10 on the fees below, use promo code: 14SCS, and get FREE admission to Fast Friday (race for $5) by purchasing in advance at Texasmotorplex.com or at (972) 878-2641.

 

All participants must stop at Gate 10 when they enter the facility to pick up their Tech Cards, Car Show Judging Cards or their Swap Meet or Car Corral Registration forms. Participants who have purchased their registration in advance will show the print at home ticket at the gate. All goodie bags will be distributed at Gate 10 at time of purchase or registration redemption.

 

Category                                                  Entry Fee             Payout

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Electronics (Fast GM/Chevy)                        $65                  Win $1,000, R/U $400

No Electronics (Quick GM/Chevy)               $65                  Win $800, R/U $300

Heads up Index (11, 12, 13)                            $40                  Win $200, R/U $100

True Street Cruise/Hot laps Chevy/GM        $40                  Win $200, R/U $100

STREET DOT Chevy/GM                                 $40                  Win $200, R/U $100

CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented      $35    Trophies, prizes
by S&W Race Cars

Test-n-Tune                                                          $35                  Prizes, giveaways

Tuff Truck/ SUV                                                   $25                  Trophies, gift cards, prizes

 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Electronics (Fast GM/Chevy)                         $65                  Win $1,000, R/U $400

No Electronics (Quick GM/Chevy)                $65                  Win $800, R/U $300

Heads up Index (11, 12, 13)                             $40                  Win $200, R/U $100

Test-n-Tune                                                         $35                  Prizes, giveaways

Tuff Truck/ SUV                                                  $25                  Trophies, gift cards, prizes

 

Car Show and Other Activities

Weekend Car Show                                             $35                  Plaques, goodie bags, prizes

Saturday Editor’s Pick/Show & Shine            $25                  Plaques, goodie bags

Sunday All Judged Car Show                            $25                  Plaques, goodie bags, prizes

Swap Meet (Weekend or single day)               $20                  Goodie bags

Car Corral (Weekend or single day)                $20                  Goodie bags

 

Spectator Ticket Prices:  USE PROMO CODE: 14SCS and get $5 OFF adult admission at Texasmotorplex.com NOW!

Weekend Admission: Adults $15, Youth (Ages 13-17) $10, Children 12 and under are FREE.

Single Day Admission: Adult $10, Youth $5, Children 12 and under are FREE.

 

 

Friday, May 16, 2014 – FAST FRIDAY: $15 to race, $10 to watch (youth 13-17 are just $5)

6 p.m.:                         Fast Friday gates open

7 p.m. – Midnight:      Test-n-Tune

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

7 a.m.:                         Racer gates open / participant parking

7 a.m.:                         Cruisers meet in downtown Waxahachie

8 a.m.:                         Cruisers depart from designated location to ride to Texas Motorplex

8 a.m.:                         Spectator gates open

8 a.m.:                         Tech opens / Fuel Station opens

9 a.m.:                         Car show registration and setup (9 a.m. – noon)

10 a.m.:                       Two Time Trials for all race classes

10:30 a.m.:                  Car show judging seminar

11:45 a.m.:                  NAPA Shootout TOPMA Pro Mod Round 1 Qualifying

12 p.m.:                       True Street challenge cruise

12 p.m.:                       Bracket Racing Round 1

12 p.m.:                       Heads Up Racing

12-2 p.m.:                   FREE Revell “Make-n-Take Models” for kids

3:30 p.m.:                    Editor’s Choice award ceremony

 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

7 a.m.:                         Racer gates open / participant parking

8 a.m.:                         Spectator gates open

10 a.m.:                       Two time trials for all race classes

10:30 a.m.:                  Car show judging seminar

12 p.m.:                       Race classes Eliminations rounds begin

3:30 p.m.:                    Car Show awards

 

CAR SHOW CLASSES  (Super Chevy Magazine will hand out Editor’s Pick Awards)

 

 

Big Car-1949 to 1989

Big Car-1990 to Current

Camaro-1967-1969

Camaro-1970-1981

Camaro-1982-1992

Camaro-1993-2002

Camaro-2010-Current

Chevelle-1964-1967

Chevelle-1968-Newer

Corvette-1953-1962

Corvette-1963-1967

Corvette-1968-1982

Corvette-1984- newer

Conversion-1900 to Current

Early Chevrolet-1900-1948

El Camino

Monte Carlo

 

 

1955-1956-1957

Nova-1962-1967

Nova-1968-Newer

Open

Pro

Truck-1949-1972-All pu-2wd-4wd

Truck-1973-1987-All pu-2wd-4wd

Truck-1988-Newer-All PU 2wd-4wd

Sport Utility-Full-Mini-2wd-4wd

Best in Show Gold Cup

Outstanding Engine

Outstanding Interior

Outstanding Engineered

Outstanding Workmanship

Outstanding Stock Street Modified

Outstanding Young Gun

Outstanding Club Participation

Texas Motorplex Choice

 

 

RACING INFORMATION

 

Racer Information: Classes

FAST GM – Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

QUICK GM – No Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

STREET GM – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run

TUFF TRUCK/SUV – Street Legal ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run

HEADS UP INDEX – 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree

TRUE STREET – ¼- mile, .400 Pro Tree, All Run

Purse and Payout

E.T. Bracket Classes:
Electronics /Fast GM: Winner $1,000, runner-up $400
No Electronics /Quick GM: Winner $800, runner-up $300
Street GM: Winner $200, runner-up $100
True Street GM: Winner $200, runner-up TROPHY
Tuff Truck/SUV: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Heads Up Classes:
11.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
12.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
13.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100

True Street Race Classes:
True Street: Winner $200, runner-up $100
10.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
11.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
12.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
13.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Class Rules

ELECTRONICS/FAST GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast GM: Winner $1,000, runner-up $400
Electronics Class, ¼- mile, box, transbrake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

NO ELECTRONICS/QUICK GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Quick GM: Winner $800, runner-up $300
No Electronics Class, ¼-mile, no box, no transbrake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake

CamaroGuys Gen 5 Challenge presented by S&W Race Cars– ¼- mile, Full Tree, Heads Up
5th Gen Camaro Shootout: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

STREET GM – ¼- mile, Full Tree Street GM: Winner $200, runner-up $100
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

TUFF TRUCK/SUV – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Tuff Truck: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
All-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size, no weight limit

11.00, 12.00, & 13.00 INDEX – ¼- mile, Pro Tree
11.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
12.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
13.0 INDEX: Winner $200, runner-up $100
Pro .400 Tree, all-run field, closest to index without going under, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size, no weight limit, ladder by previous round reaction time

TRUE STREET– ¼- mile, Pro Tree, All Run
True Street: Winner $250 runner-up $100
10.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
11.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
12.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
13.00: Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

All True Street vehicles must conform to these guidelines:

1. Must be a Chevy or GM bodied or an Open Body that is Chevy or GM powered.

2. Any engine is permitted on closed body vehicles.

3. Any style cylinder head is allowed.

4. Any type of induction system is allowed. Both carburetor and fuel injection are permitted.

5. Any form of power adder is allowed, including nitrous, single and twin turbos, and superchargers. Twin power adders are permitted.

6. No minimum race weight is required.

7. A closed exhaust with mufflers is required. All exhaust fumes must exit the outlet of the muffler. Turndowns are permitted.

8. Any style front suspension, including bolt-on tubular K-members, replacement front clips, etc., is permitted.

9. Any rear suspension is allowed, including tubs and mini-tubs.

10. An entry must start, operate, and drive under its own power with one driver in the car.

11. All cars must have D.O.T. approved tires and wheels in the front and rear during the road cruise, and while racing.

12. Car must complete the road cruise of 20 miles, and three rounds of eliminations on one tank of fuel. No refueling will be permitted after the road cruise begins.

 

All drivers must have the following:

1. A current, valid driver’s license.

2. Valid, current insurance and registration cards for any vehicle entered in competition, which must be presented (with driver’s license at the request of the tech inspector. License plate(s) are mandatory; no dealer plates or registrations. Faxes or letters from insurance companies are not permitted–actual paperwork must be presented when requested.

3. All operational, DOT-mandated safety equipment for the particular model year must be operational, including (but not limited to headlights, taillights, turn signals, horn and brake lights; cars will be checked for proper operation of equipment.

4. A Drag Race entry purchased at the gate and tech card purchased at the Registration Center.

5. A tech card for track tech. Track tech may follow True Street tech, but will be performed regardless.

6. A pen to fill in the tech card legibly. All information that will be posted after the race and in the magazine must be legible. We are not responsible for misspelled names, unknown years, and models of cars.

Road Cruise:

1. All vehicles, after passing True Street tech, will proceed to the next segment, the designated road cruise.

2. Escorts will be provided. All participants must obey local and federal traffic laws, including passing, merging and speed limits. Burnouts or other illegal acts before or during the road cruise are prohibited. Violators will be subject to disqualification.

3. All support vehicles (i.e., tow vehicles or any other vehicle that will not be actually racing) are allowed to go on the road cruise, provided they are behind the entire group of True Street participants.

4. Any car unable to complete the road cruise under its own power will be disqualified, along with the driver.

5. After completion of the road cruise, all cars are to go back to designated area in the staging lanes for True Street participants.

6. Opening of the hood is prohibited once the road cruise begins until three rounds of drag strip competition have been completed. If the hood is opened during this time, the car and driver will be disqualified.

7. Opening the trunk or hatch of the car is allowed prior to the first round of competition (i.e., hooking up nitrous bottles.) Changing nitrous bottles is not permitted once racing commences.

8. No external cooling of the engine is allowed. No external fans, ice or pressurized fluids may be used. Use of a radiator-mounted primary electric cooling fan is permitted. No battery charger may be connected to the battery after the road cruise. Excessive use of your electric fan may drain your battery. If the battery is unable to start your car during racing, both car and driver will be disqualified.

9. No repairs are to be made from underneath the engine compartment. Any attempts to repair items from underneath will be grounds for disqualification.

Race Procedure:

1. Hoods and deck lids are not to be opened for any reason during the three passes. Hatchback owners may reach through the passenger compartment to access the hatch area only to open nitrous bottles.

2. Tire pressure may be checked, but air can only be removed. No inflation of tires is permitted during the race; therefore, no inflation equipment will be permitted in the car.

3. If you experience any problems (mechanical or otherwise,) and cannot make a pass, do not make it. If you oil down or crash on the track surface, you jeopardize yourself and others. Promptly inform a track official of your withdrawal from the class.

4. Only drivers will be permitted to be with the car during the three passes. All pit members may stand only in the grandstand area or burnout area.

5. If a car is unable to start under its own power, both the driver and car will be disqualified. No push starts will be allowed.

6. All cars and racers must make three runs ¼ Mile, .400 Pro Tree.

7. After the three passes are made, E.T.’s will be added up, and then divided by three, establishing an average used to place the drivers. The three run average will be used to determine the winner, runner-up and index winners.

Winner: Quickest average E.T. of three runs
Runner-up: 2nd quickest average E.T. of three runs
10 second index – closest average time to 10.0 seconds
11 second index – closest average time to 11.0 seconds
12 second index – closest average time to 12.0 seconds
13 second index – closest average time to 13.0 seconds

8. All results and decisions from the Super Chevy Show staff are final. Averages will be posted the day of the race at the Super Chevy Show car show awards area.

All cars must pass track and/or NHRA technical inspection, and must be legal for the E.T. and speed they run. Drivers must have proper licensing; i.e., if you have a 9-second car, you must have a 9-second driver’s license. It is up to the track to enforce all safety rules.

For more information, contact Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641; go to www.texasmotorplex.com

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NHRA LUCAS OIL DIVISIONAL INFORMATION

April 29, 2014 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (April 29, 2014) – The NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional race kicks off Thursday with a test-n-tune from 1-6 p.m. and three full days of racing to follow at Texas Motorplex. It’s going to be a celebration of racing with live music, bonus races and more.

Here are the schedule highlights for fans and racers who want to enjoy a perfect May weekend at Texas Motorplex.

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014:

Tech open: 1-6 p.m.

Test-n-Tune ($50 per tech card): 1-6 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014:

Tech opens: 8 a.m.

Time trials start: 9 a.m.

TD, Comp, TS Qualifying: noon & 2 p.m.

Texas Automatic PRO MODS qualifying: 1, 2:30 & 4 p.m.

Texas Automatic PRO MODS round 1: 6 p.m.

BONUS RACES: Elite Motorsports Pro Comp/Engines Inc. Stock/Super Stock Combo 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2014:

Time trials and qualifying: 9 a.m.

TS, Comp, TD qualifying: 2 & 5 p.m.

RACER APPRECIATION CONCERT: The Pontiax and The Midtown Playboys Band, 7 p.m. Racers will receive two drink tickets, good for one free drink each, when they purchase tech cards upon entry. Concert entry is free to all racers and event spectators. Anyone attending just the concert will be charged $10 per car to park and will receive free admission to the concert.

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2014:

Final eliminations: 9 a.m.

TICKETS – Adult full event pass: $45; Youth (6-15 years) full event pass: $20; Adult 3-day pass: $35; Youth 3-day pass: $15; Adult 2-day pass: $25, Youth 2-day pass: $10. Thursday: Adult $10; Youth $5; Friday: Adult, $15; Youth $5. Saturday: Adult, $15; Youth $5; Concert only $10 per car to park, free entry into concert. Sunday: Adult, $15; Youth $5.  Children (5 years and under), FREE with paying adult in general admission. Friday and Saturday spectator parking is $10.

Go to www.texasmotorplex.com for more details.

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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NHRA LUCAS OIL DIVISIONAL FEATURES RACER APPRECIATION CONCERT

April 29, 2014 by  
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ENNIS, Texas (April 28, 2014) – The only thing better than a weekend full of racing is a weekend full of racing with a concert to go with the on-track action. That’s exactly what racers and fans will have this weekend when Texas Motorplex plays host to the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional event.

Racing starts Friday with the best NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional action along with the Texas Automatic Pro Mod Show and the Stock/Super Stock Combo race presented by Engines, Inc. on Friday night. Racing continues Saturday but once racing is over, the music will start flowing.

For the first time ever the event will feature a Racer Appreciation concert, courtesy of Elite Motorsports. Fan favorites The Pontiax and The Midtown Playboys Band will both take the stage once qualifying has completed. The concerts are scheduled to start around 7 p.m. and racers and all Lucas Oil spectators will get in FREE.

“We love having all the Lucas Oil racers here for four days and we thought a great concert with two of the best local bands would be a wonderful way of celebrating the event and its racers,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “Elite Motorsports and Engines Inc. have decided to sponsor two specialty races and the appreciation event and we are thrilled to have them as partners in  making sure the racers have a great Divisional weekend.”

Racing starts unofficially with a test-n-tune on Thursday at the Motorplex between 1-6 p.m. before the action heats up at the track all day and night on Friday. Time trials start Friday morning, but the Texas Motorplex Pro Mod Shootout with the Texas Automatic Outlaws kicks off at 1 p.m. just after Top Sportsman, Comp and Top Dragster complete their first round of qualifying.

Once qualifying wraps up for the day, eliminations in Pro Mod and a specialty race for the Lucas Oil racers takes over with big dollars on the line. It’s a racing party that won’t quit until winners are crowned and checks are handed out for the Engines Inc. Stock/Super Stock Combo event. Tech cards for the specialty event are FREE to Lucas Oil Divisional participants with $500 going to the winner and $300 to the runner-up.

Racing continues Saturday with more qualifying before the Elite Motorsports Racer Appreciation concert starts at 7 p.m. Final eliminations start at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Schedule highlights: THURSDAY: Racer test-n-tune ($50 per tech card) 1-6 p.m.; FRIDAY, MAY 2: Time trials begin at 9 a.m.; TS, Comp, TD Qualifying: noon, 2 p.m.; Pro Mod SHOOTOUT 1, 2:30, 4 and 6 p.m.; Engines Inc. Stock/Super Stock Combo Bonus Race 6:30 p.m.; SATURDAY, MAY 3: TS, Comp, TD Qualifying 2 and 5 p.m.; Elite Motorsports Racer Appreciation Concert starts at 7 p.m.; SUNDAY, MAY 4: Final eliminations begin at 9 a.m

Go to www.texasmotorplex.com for more details.

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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