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 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 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. 12-15, 2017
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).
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