Epic Group of NHRA Superstars Scheduled for Fan Fest to Kick Off Fall Nationals
ENNIS, TX (October 5, 2022) — The official start of the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the historic Texas Motorplex will rev up with an epic line up of NHRA drivers and riders for the Pre-Stage Fan Fest in downtown Waxahachie, Texas, including world champions in all four Camping World Drag Racing Series as well as 15 Texas Fall Nationals professional winners. October 13. Over 50 NHRA Camping World Series drivers and riders including fan favorites John Force, Ron Capps, Antron Brown, Texans Steve Torrence and Erica Enders, Matt and Angie Smith are scheduled to sign autographs at this free event held for the second consecutive year at Railyard Park just south of the historic Waxahachie town square.
“Last year we had a tremendous group of drivers and riders and we have exceeded that number this year,” said Christie Meyer Johnson, co-owner of Texas Motorplex. “The support we get from the drivers and riders is amazing and this free event is one of the highlights of the Stampede of Speed. Fans can get autographs at the races, but the Pre-Stage Fan Fest is the best opportunity to meet all the stars for free, in a relaxed fun environment.”
Reigning 2021 Fall Nationals champions Justin Ashley, Greg Anderson and Matt Smith will be in attendance as well as local driver Buddy Hull and Austin residents Alexis DeJoria and 8-time world champion Tony Schumacher. Drivers racing in Pro Mod will also join the group that includes some of the biggest names in Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle. 2022 NHRA championship contenders Robert Hight, Matt Hagan, J.R. Todd, Shawn Langdon, Doug Kalitta and Leah Pruett will be on-site from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. signing at this free event which begins with food trucks, live music and activities for the whole family from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.
A complete list of drivers who have planned on attending is below and as always, this list is subject to additions and deletions.
J.R. Todd Funny Car Alex Laughlin Top Fuel
Tim Wilkerson Funny Car Clay Millican Top Fuel
John Force Funny Car Doug Kalitta Top Fuel
Robert Hight Funny Car Shawn Langdon Top Fuel
Paul Lee Funny Car Brittany Force Top Fuel
Terry Haddock Funny Car Austin Prock Top Fuel
Matt Hagan Funny Car Steve Torrence Top Fuel
Alexis DeJoria Funny Car Josh Hart Top Fuel
Camrie Caruso Pro Stock Tony Schumacher Top Fuel
Dallas Glenn Pro Stock Billy Torrence Top Fuel
Greg Anderson Pro Stock Krista Baldwin Top Fuel
Erica Enders Pro Stock Mike Salinas Top Fuel
Bo Butner Pro Stock Buddy Hull Top Fuel
Fernando Cuadra Pro Stock Leah Pruett Top Fuel
Fernando Cuadra Jr Pro Stock Antron Brown Top Fuel
Cristian Cuadra Pro Stock Scott Palmer Top Fuel
Joey Gladstone Pro Stock Motorcycle Angelle Sampey Pro Stock Motorcycle
Steve Johnson Pro Stock Motorcycle Matt Smith Pro Stock Motorcycle
Ryan Oehler Pro Stock Motorcycle Angie Smith Pro Stock Motorcycle
Jianna Salinas Pro Stock Motorcycle Jasmine Salinas Top Alcohol Dragster
Eddie Krawiec Pro Stock Motorcycle Travis Shumake Top Alcohol Dragster
Lyle Barnett Pro Mod Stevie Jackson Pro Mod
Mike Theiland Pro Mod JR Gray Pro Mod
Stan Shelton Pro Mod Kevin Rivenbark Pro Mod
For more information on the Pre-Stage Fan Fest or the Stampede of Speed visit www.stampedeofspeed.com. The Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, the fourth Countdown playoff race, will be contested from October 13-16 at Texas Motorplex.