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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

Miss Texas Kendall Morris

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 […]

Lucas Oil winners named

Texas Motorplex

Congratulations to all of the 2011 LUCAS Oil Divisional class winners from Texas Motorplex April 15-17 event. TEXAS MOTORPLEX Ennis, Texas (April 17) Top Alcohol Dragster W: Forrest Fair (’04 Monden) – 5.489, 256.41. R/U: James Thompson (’09 Monden) – 5.533, 264.96. Semi’s: David Brounkowski; Gord Gingles. Top Alcohol Funny Car W: Tony Bartone (’09 […]

Lucas Oil race this weekend

Texas Motorplex

Racer and fan favorite Lynn Nickerson has been in the announcer’s booth at Texas Motorplex for several years, calling the racing action and chatting with friends and fans alike between rounds. His smooth, melodic voice has been the heart and soul of Division 4 racing. As Nickerson continues to battle cancer in an effort to […]

Motorplex releases weekend winners

Texas Motorplex

On Sunday, April 10 Bracket racers competed at Texas Motorplex at the 3rd of 15 scheduled points races for 2011. Class Winners received free fuel from VP Racing Fuel, and Chad “Dead-On” Hankins won free fuel from VP Racing Fuel for having a .000 reaction time in Round 1 of eliminations. Electronics W: Jeff Lopez […]

Motorplex adds voice to show

Texas Motorplex

Bob Unkefer is clearly a fan and racer favorite when it comes to voicing the sounds of any great drag racing event. He’s been around the block a time or two. He’s seen some things. And he’s described them beautifully and passionately, on microphones all over the United States. Unkefer will bring his talents and […]

‘Plex hosts South Central div.

Texas Motorplex

Texas Motorplex will host the second of six events in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series South Central division on April 15-17, 2011.  The event is one of 42 scheduled across the country where drivers earn points leading to divisional and national championships as well as a chance at a share of the year-end […]

Fuel station opens April 14

Texas Motorplex

Texas Motorplex will have the VP Racing Fuel station open for racers between Noon – 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in preparation of the NHRA Lucas Oil Divisional event. VP Racing Fuels has also proved the Motorplex with additional items to use as bonuses to event winners during this weekend’s Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing […]

Motorplex has track side spots


Spaces in the Texas Motorplex Trackside Motorhome Corral are available for the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Divisional, April 15-17, 2011 and the Super Chevy Show June, 4-5, 2011.  Direct track-side view motorhome spaces include full hookups (Water, Waste and Electric),  space is limited so book your space before they are gone. For more information on prices […]

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