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Area Olympic gold medalist set to be grand marshal

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Each fall, the Texas Motorplex gears up for one of the biggest NHRA events there is. Taking the family to the Fall Nationals each October, for some Ennis racing fans, has become a tradition. Get this story and more in Thursday’s edition of The Ennis Daily News…

Fall Nationals back under the lights


Adding lights to a round of qualifying is expected to rev up the energy during next month’s AAA Texas NHRA Nationals at Texas Motorplex. The annual event, set for Oct. 13-16, already ranks high on the excitement level as the fourth of six races in the Countdown to the Championship. It will put the Friday, […]

Garlits grand marshal for Motorplex 30th NHRA Fall Nationals

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If ever there was a legend in the sport of drag racing, it’s “Big Daddy” Don Garlits.   When Texas Motorplex opened its gates to the public – becoming the first ever super-stadium of drag racing – in August of 1986, Garlits was on his way to earning his ninth Car Craft All-Star Team and […]

Ennis Freedom Fest doubles the parade, adds fireworks

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It was a blast. That’s the assessment around Ennis following Freedom Fest over the Fourth of July weekend. “I head more than one spectator comment, ‘This makes be proud to live in Ennis.’ We are already reviewing things that went well and things that we need to do a little differently next year. I hope […]

Super Chevy Cruise from Waxahachie to Ennis

Classic cars are meant for cruising. New cars, too, are meant for cruising! A cruise will kick off the O’Reilly Auto Parts Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex and all Chevy and GM vehicles are invited to join the VIP drive from Waxahachie to Ennis on Saturday, May 16. See the report in the Ennis […]

Motorplex announces RFC chaplain

Racers for Christ chaplains always provide a vitally important service to competitors all over the country. Texas Motorplex is lucky to have a native Texan serve as the RFC chaplain for 2015. David Cox of Cleburne will handle RFC duties for drag racing competitors and fans for the 2015 season. It won’t be the first […]

Ennis, Motorplex team for July 4 fireworks

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The City of Ennis will be hosting a free fireworks show for the public on Saturday, July 4th at Texas Motorplex. It will be the first time a major fireworks display has been set off at the historic facility in several years and the first time the City of Ennis is producing a large-scale holiday […]

Opening weekend at Motorplex

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It’s racing season once again at the Texas Motorplex, and that means it’s opening weekend for the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA). The fastest dragsters in the world have made their way from more than 20 states as well as Dubai, Sweden, and a number of other countries. Thursday was testing day for the cars, […]

Texas Motorplex Season Opens


The famed Texas Motorplex opens the 2015 season this weekend when the world champions of the Professional Drag Racers Association (PDRA) begin defense of their titles during March 19-21. The season-opener, the PDRA Texas Nationals, will be the first visit to the Lone Star State for the all-eighth-mile series. They will hold 10 races this […]

Motorplex adds Carter to staff

Texas Motorplex

The Texas Motorplex has announced the hiring of Andy Carter. He will serve in both business and sales development according to Gabrielle Stevenson, president and general manager.

Motorplex releases 2013 schedule

Click the link below to view the 2013 Texas Motorplex calendar of events. 2013-TxMplex_One_Sheet_Schedule(2013-06-26)

Old School Showdown set for Saturday


Kebin Kinsley is just one of those people. When you meet him, it’s obvious. He loves his job. Kinsley will be joined by a full cast of veteran racers and top-notch entertainment at Texas Motorplex this weekend during the first ever Old School Showdown. Gates open Saturday at 8 a.m. for the second of three […]

So much action to be seen at NHRA Fall Nationals


The 26th Annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals came to an end at Texas Motorplex this past Sunday, and there was a lot to take in as a racing fan.

Vandergriff earns first top fuel win

Texas Motorplex

Cruz Pedregon raced to his first win of the season and moved into the third spot in the Funny Car point standings as racing came to an end Sunday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex. Bob Vandergriff, Jason Line and Michael Phillips were also winners in their respective categories at the […]

Worsham races to lead

Texas Motorplex

Del Worsham raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex. Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their divisions at the second of six races in the Full Throttle Countdown to […]

Morris highlights Fall Nationals

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Miss Texas Kendall Morris will be the Grand Marshall at the 26th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex on Sept. 22-25.

Super Chevy show on tap

Texas Motorplex

Calling all blown fuel car fans! This weekend’s Super Chevy Show at Texas Motorplex will feature all-blown, heads up nostalgia dragster racing and quarter-mile racing, courtesy of the Texas Blown Fuel Association. Carl Meador, owner and crew chief of a Nostalgia Slingshot Dragster, has recently worked with the Motorplex staff and is eagerly anticipating the […]

Motorplex plans MOPARS

The Texas Motorplex hosts MOPARS this weekend.

Top Fuel racing icon “Big Daddy” Don Garlits has wowed crowds, brought countless innovations to the world of drag racing and has certainly been a fan-favorite for the decades he has been involved with championship drag racing.

Thundering Thursdays rolling

Texas Motorplex will host Thundering Thursdays in an attempt to attract locals to the Texas Motorplex.

One week from today, the Texas Motorplex is kicking off an event that could be the talk of Ellis County racing fans in the months to come.

Fall Nationals tickets on sale

Texas Motorplex

Texas Motorplex has been the site of jaw-dropping performances, unforgettable experiences and memorable weekends since Billy Meyer opened the first super stadium of drag racing in 1986. The action on the track has just gotten quicker and faster and the opportunity to feel the thundering power of 8,000-horsepower vehicles on the all-concrete track is now […]

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