Posted on Friday May 22, 2020



Enumerated list of Covered Services in executive order allows 25% fan capacity 

ENNIS, TX (May 22, 2020) — This afternoon Governor Greg Abbott by virtue of executive order  expanded the enumerated list of Covered Services in Executive Order GA-23. The order allows outdoor motorsports events to operate at up to 25 percent of the normal operating limits as determined by the venue owner and operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing. Pursuant to that order the Texas Motorplex will allow fans to attend the Keurig Dr Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection starting tomorrow. Fans will be charged $15 per car and can order tickets online now.

The event, previously a participant only race, will still be broadcast on PPV. Fans will be able to enjoy the racing action for the low price of $15 by purchasing the event Pay Per View livestream on Ticketing with BangShift.  The entire event from the first burnout to the last win light will be broadcast with wildly entertaining Al Tucci calling the action.

“We have been in regular communication with Governor Abbott’s office and we  want to thank Governor Abbott for his leadership in allowing us to be the first motorsports venue with the chance to host fans. We will be following all the recommendations from the Governor’s office,” said Andy Carter, Texas Motorplex General Manager. “We want to assure everyone that we are taking all necessary safety precautions to keep our employees, competitors and fans safe during this event. We know racers have been staying at home for over two months and we just want to give them one of the first opportunities to get back on the track.”

On Saturday competitors in Top Alcohol Funny Car and Top Alcohol Dragster will battle it out for a winner’s purse of $3,500 in prize money. Additionally Mid-West Pro Mod drivers will be tearing up the track throughout the weekend. In addition to the record cash purse drivers will earn valuable Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series points.

For Texas Motorplex Social Distancing Policies click here.

For Governor Abbott’s Proclamation click here.

For Governor Abbott’s Checklist for Outdoor Motorsports click here.

Saturday, May 23

11 a.m.   Qualifying Round 3

Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Pro Mod, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car

2 p.m.     Qualifying Round 4

Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Pro Mod, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car

4 p.m.     Opening Ceremony & Track Prep

Eliminations begin Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Pro Mod, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car

11 p.m.    Track Secure