TEXAS MOTORPLEX RELEASES 2015 SCHEDULE

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TEXAS MOTORPLEX RELEASES 2015 SCHEDULE

30TH Anniversary AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals Moves to October

ENNIS, Texas (Nov. 12, 2014) – Texas Motorplex has released its 2015 schedule, with several changes for the upcoming 2015 season.

The biggest change is one fans have been asking for – the 30th Anniversary AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals will be held Oct. 15-18, 2015. The weather …

FUN FORD WEEKEND FANS CAN SAVE MONEY AT THE GATE WHILE HELPING HOMEBOUND SENIORS CARE FOR VALUED HOUSEHOLD PETS

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FUN FORD WEEKEND FANS CAN SAVE MONEY AT THE GATE WHILE HELPING HOMEBOUND SENIORS CARE FOR VALUED HOUSEHOLD PETS

Fans That Bring Pet Food for Meals on Wheels AniMeals Program Save $5

ENNIS, Texas (Oct. 26, 2014) – Fun Ford Weekend fans have proven they like to help the homebound seniors in the community. For three years, fans that have brought canned goods to support the Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties, have received $5 off Fun Ford Weekend tickets and they have helped countless seniors with their donations.

This year, the same homebound seniors will still be assisted, but in a more furry-friendly way. And Fun Ford Weekend fans will be given multiple gifts in return when Fun Ford Weekend returns Nov. 8.

All fans who bring cat or dog food for Meals on Wheels homebound seniors will not only receive $5 off adult ticket prices (that’s HALF OFF!) but this year, Fun Ford Weekend is a car show, drag race AND the site of the Southwest Heritage Racing Association nostalgia car World Finals AND the Beat the Heat World Finals.

Fans that help our regional seniors save money, and get three times the show!

“Meals on Wheels is such a valuable asset to our community and they do so much for our seniors,” Texas Motorplex President Gabrielle Stevenson said. “Every one of our Motorplex managers all have one or more pets at home and when Meals on Wheels asked if we could do a pet food drive, we jumped at the chance. We know how important our pets are to us, and I think it’s even more important for our homebound seniors to have furry companions. We feel honored to help Meals on Wheels with their AniMeals program this year.”

Lisa Deese from Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis County said the AniMeals program provides a unique and valuable service unlike any other organization.

“AniMeals is just one of the special services provided by Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties to homebound seniors and disabled people in local communities,” Deese said. “Volunteers deliver donated dog and cat food to Meals-on-Wheels recipients in their community, once a month. AniMeals prevents clients with limited resources from sharing their home-delivered meals with their pets.  It enables individuals to keep their companion animals, providing a special quality to their lives and saving their pets from an uncertain fate.”

Texas Motorplex was the first all-concrete stadium-style drag racing facility ever constructed. Built in 1986, Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. The Billy Meyer-owned facility hosts a number of racing and car show events between March and November each year and also features the Champion’s Club – an 11,000 square-foot facility – that serves fully catered events throughout the year.

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FUN FORD WEEKEND INFORMATION: Schedule and pricing

All participants must stop at Gate 10 when they enter the facility to pick up their Tech Cards, Car Show Judging Cards or their Swap Meet or Car Corral Registration forms. Participants who have purchased their registration in advance will show the print at home ticket at the gate when they arrive in exchange for the appropriate forms for competition. All goodie bags will be distributed to Fun Ford Weekend racers and car show participants at the Motorplex souvenir trailer.

 

Category                                Fee                              Payout

Fast Ford (Elec.)                     $70                              80% payback

Quick Ford (No Elec.)                        $70                              $1,000 to win

Mustang Guys 5.0 Shootout   $45                              Mustang Guys.com Trophy

Street Ford                              $35                              Trophy

All judged car show                $25                              Plaques, goodie bags, prizes

Show-n-Shine                         $25                              Goodie bags, prizes

Swap Meet                              $25                              Goodie bags

Car Corral                               $25                              Goodie bags

 

Spectator Ticket Prices

-          Adult/Crew:                $10

-          Youth (Age 13-17):    $5

-          Children 12 & under are FREE

-          Adult tickets are $5 off with any pet food contribution to Meals on Wheels ANIMEALS helping senior citizens feed their pets.

 

Parking Fees

-          Spectator Parking: $5

-          Pit Side Spectator Parking: $20 (Gate 10)

 

FAST FRIDAY: Nov. 7

-          Gates open at 6 p.m.; Racing 7 p.m. to Midnight

-          Street legal racing open to all makes and models: $15 to race, $10 to watch

 

FUN FORD WEEKEND: Nov. 8

Gates Open: 8 a.m.; Registration &Tech: 8 a.m. – noon; Time Trials: 9 a.m.

Car Show Judging: Starts at 11 a.m.; Eliminations: Start after two time trials

Car Show Awards: 3 p.m.

 

 

 

Show Car Categories:

-          Mustang: 1964-’68, 1969-’73, 1974-’78, 1979-’86, 1987-’93, 1994-’98, 1999-‘04, 2005-’09, 2010-present

-          Conversion (Ford powered vehicle)

-          Competition Sports: GT 40, Cobra, Kit Car, Road Race, Etc.

-          Compact- Focus-Front wheel drive

-          Open- Big Car

-          Thunderbird

-          Galaxie, Fairlane, Torino, Falcon

-          Rod (pre-1949)

-          Lincoln, Mercury

-          Nostalgia- Post 1950

-          Pre- 1989 SUV & Pickup

-          1990-2013 SUV & Pickup

-          2011-2013 Display only

-          Roush, Saleen, Steeda, GT 500

-          Shelby

-          SVT 1993-2013

Special Awards to include: Track Choice, People’s Choice and Best of Show

 

 

Racer Information: Classes

FAST FORD – Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

QUICK FORD – No Electronics Class, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

Mustangguys 5.0 Shootout- No Electronics Class, ¼ mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own

STREET FORD – Street Legal, ¼- mile, Full Tree, Dial Your Own, All Run

Purse and Payout

E.T. Bracket Classes:
Fast Ford Winner: 80% payback
Quick Ford Winner $1,000, runner-up $300
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY

Class Rules
FAST FORD (ELECTRONICS) – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Fast Ford Winner 80% payback
Electronics Class, ¼- mile, box, transbrake, full tree, dial your own, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

QUICK FORD (NO ELECTRONICS) – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Quick Ford Winner $1,000, runner-up $300
No Electronics Class, ¼-mile, no box, no transbrake, full tree, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake

MustangGuys.com 5.0 Shootout-1/4- mile, Full Tree
5.0 Winner receives MustangGuys.com Fastest 5.0 Shootout Trophy

Eligible to any driver of a Mustang or Ford vehicle with a 5.0L displacement with a Windsor or Coyote engine and only one power adder is allowed (Turbo charger, super charged or nitrous). Any Dial-in, DOT street Tires & Mufflers required, No Electronics.

STREET FORD – ¼- mile, Full Tree
Street Ford Winner TROPHY, runner-up TROPHY
No slicks, DOT tires, registration required, all run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit

For more information, contact Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641, go online at www.texasmotorplex.com or www.funfordweekend.com

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FUN FORD WEEKEND– NOV. 8, 2014

October 20, 2014 by  
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FUN FORD WEEKEND– NOV. 8, 2014

WHAT: Fun Ford Weekend is back at Texas Motorplex, Nov. 8, Fun Ford Weekend is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands and will be a massive celebration of all things Ford! The Motorplex will be filled with a family-friendly event featuring a car show, swap meet, car corral, drag racing with the region’s top racers!

This year is even more special as the Southwest Heritage Racing Association and Beat The Heat join Fun Ford Weekend. SHRA will be featuring six categories ranging from heads-up to dial-in with some of the fastest cars around. Beat the Heat will feature drag racing police departments from around the country for its World Finals!

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.

WHEN: FAST FRIDAY is open to all FFW participants and any street legal racer on Friday, Nov. 7 between 7 p.m. – Midnight. All makes and models are welcome.

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Nov. 7 – Fast Friday gates open 6 p.m.; Racing from 7 p.m. – midnight.
SATURDAY, Nov. 8 – Gates open 8 a.m.; Registration and Tech 8 a.m. – noon; Time trials start 9 a.m.; Beat the Heat start 10 a.m.; Nostalgia cars start 10:30 a.m.; Car Show judging starts at 11 a.m.; Final eliminations start at 2:30 p.m.; Car show special awards 3 p.m. followed by Beat the Heat Finals and Southwest Heritage Nostalgia Finals.

TICKETS: Fast Friday, Nov. 7: Free parking, $15 to race, $10 to watch.

SATURDAY, Nov. 8, 2014: Parking is $5 in spectator lot, $20 in VIP pit area
Adult: $10 ($5 off to anyone who brings pet food for ANIMEALS – helping Meals on Wheels program senior citizens feed their pets.)
Youth (13-17): $5, Children (12 and under): FREE

Pre-Register or GET TICKETS here!

PARTICIPANT ENTRY FEES: All Fun Ford Weekend participants must enter Gate 10
Category Fee Payout
Fast Ford (Elec.) $70   80% payback
Quick Ford (No Elec.) $70   $1,000 to win
Mustangguys Fastest 5.0 Shootout $45   MustangGuys.com Trophy
Street Ford $35   Trophy
All judged car show $25    Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet, Car Corral $25   Goodie bags

CONTACT: Texas Motorplex: (972) 878-2641, www.texasmotorplex.com

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FUN FORD WEEKEND

October 18, 2014 by  
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FUN FORD WEEKEND– NOV. 8, 2014

WHAT: Fun Ford Weekend is back at Texas Motorplex, Nov. 8, Fun Ford Weekend is a celebration of one of America’s most popular brands and will be a massive celebration of all things Ford! The Motorplex will be filled with a family-friendly event featuring a car show, swap meet, car corral, drag racing with the region’s top racers!

This year is even more special as the Southwest Heritage Racing Association and Beat The Heat join Fun Ford Weekend. SHRA will be featuring six categories ranging from heads-up to dial-in with some of the fastest cars around. Beat the Heat will feature drag racing police departments from around the country for its World Finals!

WHERE: Texas Motorplex, Ennis, Texas. Track is located on Hwy. 287, two miles west of Ennis, between Interstates 35 and 45.

WHEN: FAST FRIDAY is open to all FFW participants and any street legal racer on Friday, Nov. 7 between 7 p.m. – Midnight. All makes and models are welcome.

SCHEDULE: FRIDAY, Nov. 7 – Fast Friday gates open 6 p.m.; Racing from 7 p.m. – midnight.
SATURDAY, Nov. 8 – Gates open 8 a.m.; Registration and Tech 8 a.m. – noon; Time trials start 9 a.m.; Beat the Heat start 10 a.m.; Nostalgia cars start 10:30 a.m.; Car Show judging starts at 11 a.m.; Final eliminations start at 2:30 p.m.; Car show special awards 3 p.m. followed by Beat the Heat Finals and Southwest Heritage Nostalgia Finals.

TICKETS: Fast Friday, Nov. 7: Free parking, $15 to race, $10 to watch.

SATURDAY, Nov. 8, 2014: Parking is $5 in spectator lot, $20 in VIP pit area
Adult: $10 ($5 off to anyone who brings pet food for ANIMEALS – helping Meals on Wheels program senior citizens feed their pets.)
Youth (13-17): $5, Children (12 and under): FREE

Pre-Register or GET TICKETS here!

PARTICIPANT ENTRY FEES: All Fun Ford Weekend participants must enter Gate 10
Category Fee Payout
Fast Ford (Elec.) $70 80% payback
Quick Ford (No Elec.) $70 $1,000 to win
Mustangguys Fastest 5.0 Shootout $45 MustangGuys.com Trophy
Street Ford $35 Trophy
All judged car show $25 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Show-n-Shine, Swap Meet, Car Corral $25 Goodie bags

CONTACT: Texas Motorplex: (972) 878-2641, www.texasmotorplex.com

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Tickets Available for Championship Sunday

September 20, 2014 by  
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Tickets are still available for Championship Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. You can buy your tickets online here, call 1-800-Motorplex or simply walk up to to the ticket office to purchase your Sunday tickets.

Join pro drivers at 9:30 Sunday morning to participate in the annual track walk! You don’t want to miss this up close and personal experience before Championship racing begins.

Be a part of the Countdown to the Championship!!!!

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