Texas Motorplex wishes D4 “Good Guy” racers good luck at the 45th annual Automobile Club of Southern Califronia NHRA Finals this weekend.
Texas Motorplex would like to wish all of the Division 4 racers representing the D4 “Good Guys”, including Jason Kizlinski and Warren Wright, good luck this weekend at the 45th annual Automobile Club of Southern Califronia NHRA Finals.
Jason Kizlinski of from Midlothian, Tx will be representing the Texas Motorplex after his No-E Street win at the Division 4 Summit ET Finals and Warren Wright of Grandview, Tx will be representing NorthStar Dragway after his win in No-E Quick .
O’Reilly Bracket Racing kicks off this weekend on Saturday October 17, gates open at 1:00pm with Junior Dragster time trials starting at 2:00pm and Bracket time trials begin at 4:00pm. For more information on the O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series click here.
Sunday October 18 VW’s will invade the Texas Motorplex for the 23rd Annual VW Big Bug Shootout. Gates open at 8:00am and adults are $15.00, children (6-12) are $5.00. New for 2009, the Texas Motorplex will be allowing people coming in early the opportunity to camp in a special designated area on Saturday October 17. Parking for this special camping area begins on Saturday att 6:00pm, just tell the gate attendant that you are here for the VW Big Bug Shootout and pay your admission for the VW Big Bug Shootout and in addition to the FREE CAMPING you will also recieve FREE ADMISSION to the O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series that night. For more info about the VW Big Bug Shootout click here.
October 23-24 – LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals V
October 31 – O’Reilly Bracket Racing Series Season Finale featuring the AER Runoff for the Block *New Times*
November 1 – Muscle Car Club Challenge XXXVIII
November 8 – Import Face Off
December 5 – 2009 Racer Appreciation Banquet
The free campground at the Texas Motorplex will open at 8:00am Thursday, September 24 for fans at the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals.
Please do not attempt to arrive early, as there is no parking allowed on Boyce Road leading to the campground.
O’FALLON, MO (Sep. 9, 2009) — It takes time for any sporting event to develop historic and sentimental importance for competitors and fans, but the National Guard American Drag Racing League’s (ADRL’s) annual Flowmaster Dragstock is well on its way to achieving legendary status. This year’s Flowmaster Dragstock VI takes over Rockingham (NC) Dragway Sep. 11-12, and with record-setting car counts and spectator attendance expected, it promises to expand the event’s reputation and prestige.
As the literal jumping off point for the National Guard ADRL in 2004, Dragstock has played a pivotal role in shaping the series and already has become the one race every racer wants to see his or her name written beside in the win column.
“Winning any ADRL race is like hitting a home run, but if I could win at Dragstock, that would be my grand slam,” 36-year Pro Nitrous veteran Charles Carpenter said. “Rockingham is my home track and we expect literally hundreds of our fans, friends and customers to show up, so it would just be such a huge accomplishment for us to win there.”
As the final points-earning opportunity toward the championship-deciding Speedtech Battle for the Belts, Dragstock also can play a huge role in a team’s assessment of its year. With only the top eight in points in each of the National Guard ADRL’s five professional classes getting to race each other for the 2009 world championships this October in Ennis, Texas, each point gained or missed at Dragstock carries added meaning for certain drivers and teams.
For instance, with 100 points granted for each round win and bonuses offered for qualifying well and setting records, Pro Extreme racer Jason Hamstra enters Flowmaster Dragstock VI just over one round behind Frankie Taylor in eighth place, while in Pro Nitrous, Pat Stoken is in a similar position behind Steve Vick.
The eight-car Flowmaster Extreme 10.5 Speedtech Battle for the Belts field is already set, though plenty of room remains for contenders to shuffle their starting positions for the Battle in Texas. Pro Extreme Motorcycle remains wide open, however, again with the opportunity for current Belts contenders to improve their position and with no less than five non-qualifiers well within striking distance to break into the field.
And just four points behind Dragstock V winner Cary Goforth in the final Extreme Pro Stock Belts position is Robert Patrick Jr., with Jeff Dobbins also less than two rounds from inclusion.
“It’s always a tough race,” said Bubba Stanton, winner of Flowmaster Dragstock V’s Pro Extreme event and currently seventh in points. “It’s a big race and I’d love to defend our title, but I’m going in there this year just trying to be consistent and making sure we stay in the top eight.”
Flowmaster Dragstock at Rockingham Dragway also is known for offering record-setting conditions and was the site of the National Guard ADRL’s first 200-mile-per-hour pass over the eighth mile when reigning two-time Pro Extreme champ Jason Scruggs turned the trick during qualifying in 2007 before eventually leaving with both official elapsed time and speed records.
Last year’s Flowmaster Dragstock V also produced memorable on-track results, highlighted by Billy Glidden running a then-record 4.14 in the Flowmaster Extreme 10.5 final and Andy Jensen upsetting the Pro Nitrous world by seizing the E.T. record in what turned out to be the swan song appearance for turbocharged entries in the class.
Additionally, the debut of Puerto Rico’s Raymond Matos and Qatar’s Khalid Al-Balooshi in the Pro Nitrous ranks gave the 2008 event an international flair, with Matos even scoring the surprise win to write himself a storybook ending.
The fans, too, arrived in force for Flowmaster Dragstock V, with some 31,000 passing through the Rockingham Dragway gates on Saturday alone.
It all added up to an exciting, over-the-top event that prompted Extreme Pro Stock’s Patrick telling National Guard ADRL President and CEO Kenny Nowling, “I’ve raced a long time and I’ve been in a lot of important races, but I don’t get ‘goosebumps’ much anymore. At this event I get them every time I come to the line.”
Packed grandstands and tight racing are now the hallmarks of all National Guard ADRL events, but it all started with Flowmaster Dragstock, the O’Fallon, Missouri-based series’ oldest and most prestigious race, scheduled this year for Sep. 11-12, at North Carolina’s Rockingham Dragway (shown).
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 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 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.
Texas Motorplex extends our deepest condolences to Carolyn Brown and family in their recent loss. Walter “Pokey” Brown worked the Staging Lanes of Texas Motorplex during the 80′s and 90′s, and always greeted racers with a smile.
A viewing will be held Friday, September 4th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Moore Funeral Home 1219 N. Davis Drive Arlington, TX 76012. The funeral services will be Saturday, September 5th at 12:30pm at Moore Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be sent for the rebuilding of their church. Donations can be sent to SouthPointe Baptist Church Building Fund 8200 Webb Ferrell Rd. South Arlington, TX 76002, In Honor of Walter Brown.