ENNIS, Texas (Jan. 8, 2013) – Before the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series kicks off next month in Pomona, Calif., it’s only fitting that we honor the champions who crossed the country and thrilled Texas Motorplex fans in September before going on to claim the top honors in the quickest and fastest form of motorsport.
Winning isn’t new to the 25-year-old Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion Eddie Krawiec as he defended his 2011 title the best way possible: A second consecutive title and third overall.
The former drag strip manager at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park raced to a personal best nine wins in 10 final rounds on top of his Screamin’ Eagle Vance & Hines Harley-Davidson. While the victory at Texas Motorplex eluded the Indianapolis native once more, Krawiec’s three Countdown wins helped propel him to the top of the point standings en route to earning a $75,000 payout for the title.
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.
The gates are open and racers are coming in for the Texas State Championships! Time tirals are set to begin at 10:30 so get your cars packed and head on out. Tonight we have the Racer Appreciation Reception starting at 6 p.m. where we will have dinner and give out prizes as well as announce our 2013 event schedule and the details of the 2013 Bracket Program.
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