31st ANNUAL AAA TEXAS NHRA FALL NATIONALS FACT SHEET
WHAT: DRAG RACING is the quickest and fastest form of motorsport. Cars exceed speeds of 320 mph. Engines roar with 8,000 horsepower. Flames blast out of the pipes, propelling drivers as quickly as 0-100 mph in less than half a second. All of that can be seen at Texas Motorplex each fall!
The 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals is the fastest race in Texas and is held at Texas Motorplex every year in Ennis, Texas. The Motorplex is an all-concrete quarter-mile drag racing facility that opened in 1986, becoming the first super-stadium built specifically for drag racing. The Motorplex has hosted national event racing since 1986 and has been the site of record-breaking passes, championship-clinching performances and jaw-dropping events.
The 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals will feature some of the biggest names in racing, including daily special appearances by the ultimate drag racing legend, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, the winningest driver in motorsports history, John Force, Austin resident Tony Schumacher and many more stars of the quickest and fastest motorsport. The event is the fourth of six playoff events in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1 championship playoff system.
WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.
WHEN: Oct. 13-16, 2016
WINNERS: 1986 winners: Don “Big Daddy” Garlits (TF), Kenny Bernstein (FC), Bob Glidden (PS).
2015 winners: Richie Crampton (TF), Del Worsham (FC), Erica Enders-Stevenson(PS), Jerry Savoie (PSM).
SCHEDULE: Gates open for the 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 with sportsman qualifying runs between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Two rounds of professional qualifying, at 2:45 and 5:45 p.m., highlight the Friday, Oct. 14 schedule, along with sportsman qualifying throughout the day. Saturday, Oct. 15, is packed with sportsman eliminations and the final two rounds of professional qualifying at 12:45 and 3:45 p.m.
Gates open at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, with pre-race ceremonies at 10 a.m. and final eliminations for the fourth of six NHRA Countdown playoff events getting under way at 11 a.m.
TICKETS: Tickets for the 31st annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals are available now, ranging from just $10 up to $380 for VIP weekend packages. Youth tickets for children 12 and under start as low as $5. For tickets or more information, please call the Texas Motorplex office at (800) MOTORPLEX or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.
The third annual PreStage Fan Fest in Downtown Ennis will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12 between 5-9 p.m. with food trucks, music, driver appearances and more at this free entry event.
CONTACT: Texas Motorplex: (972) 878-2641, (800) MOTORPLEX or www.texasmotorplex.com
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