Recognized as the premier drag racing facility in the country and host to the Stampede of Speed and NHRA Texas Fall Nationals the Texas Motorplex will be hosting two weekends of grassroots bracket racing in 2023. The multi-use motorsports facility will open its gates to local and regional racers February 25-26 and July 28-30 for competition in multiple classes for all ages. A Texas Motorplex track champion will be crowned as well as individual class winners.
“We know that grassroots bracket racing is one of the most exciting and challenging levels of our sport and Texas Motorplex is focused on encouraging racers at all levels to participate,” said DeMarcus Rogers, Texas Motorplex Director of Operations. “These two weekends will be a springboard for more grassroots bracket racing events and we are excited to bring racers from all ages from all over to the track.”
The bracket points classes will run 1/8 mile and will include Super Pro, No Electronics (footbrake only) and Sportsman (7.50 or slower, footbrake only). Super Pro entry fee will be $75 with the winner taking $2,000, No Electronics entry fee will be $60 with the winner taking $1,000 and the Sportsman entry fee will be $35 with the winner taking $300. Each class will also offer buybacks after the first round.
There will be several junior classes for points and trophies including Junior Modified, Junior Sportsman, Junior Street and Junior Consolation. The Texas Motorplex will host a race banquet at the end of year to celebrate each points champion, class champions will receive a 2024 Gold Card and free entry into Gleghorn Race Series in 2024 as well as other great prizes.
“In addition to the bracket and junior classes we are looking at additional races each day with more details to be announced,” added Rogers.
Gates will open at 8 a.m. each day with times trials beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Spectator or crew admission is $15 per day with kids 12 and under free with paying adult. There will be a Racers for Christ non-denominational church service on February 26 and July 30 at 8 a.m.