Forecast Predicts Great Racing

September 20, 2013 by  
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Qualifying for the 28th annual AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at Texas Motorplex will resume on Saturday with amazing racing weather. Saturday is currently showing partly cloudy with a high in the low 80′s. After weeks of 100 degree weather these cool temperatures will allow the fans the perfect opportunity to watch some great racing. Track records and national records could fall when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series qualifying gets under way. Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Qualifying rounds are set for 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Sunday’s final eliminations are scheduled for 11 a.m. The race is the second of six in the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.

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Fun Ford Weekend – September 7

September 6, 2013 by  
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MEALS ON WHEELS DONATION EQUALS DISCOUNT FOR FUN FORD WEEKEND FANS AND MEALS FOR COMMUNITY SENIORS

September 3, 2013 by  
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2012-08-28-MOWTSENNIS, Texas (Sept. 3, 2013) – Fun Ford Weekend fans can feel good about celebrating all things Ford this weekend during the Fun Ford Weekend festival at Texas Motorplex, all while helping to end senior hunger. When fans donate canned goods at the Meals on Wheels tables on site Saturday, they will receive $5 off adult admission –all for helping seniors in Johnson and Ellis Counties.

This is the third consecutive year Texas Motorplex has rewarded Fun Ford Weekend fans for caring so much to end senior hunger.

“We had an amazing turnout of fans bringing great canned goods for our first food drive to end senior hunger in 2011 and we were overwhelmed with the kindness of our fans and the increase in food donated in 2012,” Texas Motorplex General Manager Gabrielle Stevenson said. “We are just thrilled this effort keeps growing and it’s a true testament of how caring race fans and car show fans are, especially in North Texas.”

Fun Ford Weekend is a car show, drag race, swap meet and more. It is a celebration of all things Ford, spanning the generations of one of America’s most popular and historic automotive brands.

Meals on Wheels is more than happy to come out and meet Fun Ford Weekend fans and help collect food that will help seniors in the community.

“We are so excited about the opportunity to partner with Texas Motorplex again during the Fun Ford Weekend event,” Meals on Wheels Community Development Coordinator Lisa Deese, said. “We appreciate the opportunity to share Meals on Wheels with the racing community and work together on feeding our homebound neighbors in need throughout the region.”

Fun Ford Weekend will start quick with a Fast Friday street legal event. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing will be held on the quickest and fastest track in North Texas from 7 p.m. to Midnight. All street legal racers with a valid license are welcome to race on the famous concrete quarter-mile.

Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday for Fun Ford Weekend. Racing and car show judging go on all day. Car show awards will be held at 3:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.texasmotorplex.com.

Spectator Ticket Prices

-          Adult/Crew: $10 in advance or $15 at the gate ($5 off adult tickets with canned goods donation for senior citizens of Ellis and Johnson Counties served by Meals on Wheels OR a pet food donation for those seniors with companion pets at spectator box office)

-          Youth (Age 13-17): $5           – Children 12 & under are FREE

Parking Fees

-          Spectator Parking: $5              Pit Side Spectator Parking: $20 (Gate 10)

 

Participant entry fee: All Fun Ford Weekend participants are charged $25 (or just $20 in advance) to enter the event (Gate 10). Participants in Tuff Trucks, Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet and Car Corral will not have to pay additional fees at the Registration Center.

Participants in Fast Ford (box, transbrake), Quick Ford (no box, no transbrake), Street Ford (street legal, insured), Dial for Dollars, True Street, Heads Up Index and Test-n-Tune are required to pay additional fees as follows when picking up registration and tech cards at the Registration Center.

Category                                      Additional Fee                                           Payout

 

*Fast Ford (Elec.)                   $40 in advance, $45 at event             $1,200 to win

Quick Ford (No Elec.)                $40 in advance, $45 at event                     $1,000 to win

Mustang Guys 5.0 Shootout      $20                                                                    Mustang Guys.com Trophy

Heads Up Index (11, 12, 13)       $10                                                                 $250 for each class winner

Street Ford                                       $10                                                                 $250 to win

True Street                                       $10                                                                 $250to win

Test-n-Tune                                    $10                                                                 Prizes, giveaways

Dial for Dollars                             $20                                                                 Winner takes the pot

*Tuff Trucks (heads up)      $0                                                                   Trophies, gift cards, prizes

*All judged car show             $0                                                                    Plaques, goodie bags, prizes

Show-n-Shine                               $0                                                                    Goodie bags, prizes

Swap Meet                                      $0                                                                    Goodie bags

Car Corral                                       $0                                                                    Goodie bags

 

2013 Fun Ford Weekend at Texas Motorplex Event Schedule:

Gates Open                                8 a.m.

Registration &Tech                 8 a.m. – noon

Time Trials                                9 a.m.

Car Show Judging                   2 p.m.

Eliminations Begin                 1 p.m.

Car Show Awards                    3 p.m.

 

Show Car Categories:

-          Mustang: 1964-’68, 1969-’73, 1974-’78, 1979-’86, 1987-’93, 1994-’98, 1999-‘04, 2005-’09, 2010-present

-          Conversion (Ford powered vehicle)

-          Competition Sports: GT 40, Cobra, Kit Car, Road Race, Etc.

-          Compact- Focus-Front wheel drive

-          Open- Big Car

-          Thunderbird

-          Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Falcon

-          Rod (pre-1949)

-          Lincoln, Mercury

-          Nostalgia- Post 1950

-          Pre- 1989 SUV & Pickup

-          1990-2013 SUV & Pickup

-          2011-2013 Display only

-          Roush, Saleen, Steeda, GT 500

-          Shelby

-          SVT 1993-2013

Special Awards to include: Track Choice, Best Wheels, Cool Factor, People’s Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint/Body, Best of Show and more.

 

Racer Information: Classes

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

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

5.0 Shootout- No Electronics Class, ¼ mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

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

TUFF TRUCK – 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

 

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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No Fast Friday Tonight – August 30

August 30, 2013 by  
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Due to the intense heat on the track today, Texas Motorplex is cancelling Fast Friday tonight.   Track temperatures are above 160 degrees and we feel that this would not be a safe racing condition for everyone.   Join us tomorrow night for the season finale bracket race.

Fast Friday’s continue next Friday, Sept. 6 with Fun Ford Weekend Saturday, Sept. 7 and Muscle Car Club Challenge on Sunday Sept. 8.   We hope everyone has a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.

 

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Ultimate Street Night Returns this Saturday, August 17

August 12, 2013 by  
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2010-Fast-Friday319Ultimate Street Night returns Saturday with drag racing open to anyone with a valid driver’s license and a street legal car.  The night will also feature Texas 275 racers providing some very fast and exciting competition.

The gate and racing times will be later. The racing will be quicker and faster. The action will be even more heated.

Gates for the Ultimate Street Night open at 7 p.m. and racing will take place between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

“Overall we’re excited about the new Saturday night program because it’s easier for people who work to come out. It’s a fun night to stay out late and race and we’re going to have a show-and-shine area in addition to racing so people can show off their rides.”

Ultimate Street Nights will be just $15 to race, and $10 to watch. Racing is open to anyone with a valid driver’s license and a street legal car.

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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