There will be two races in one this coming weekend, Thursday through Sunday, September 18th through 21st, at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, home of the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals. Before eliminations begin for race No. 2 in the 2014 NHRA Countdown to the Championship on Sunday, race No. 1 – the rain-delayed Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – will need to be completed during qualifying rounds on Friday and Saturday.
Both events feature all four of the Mello Yello Series’ categories – Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle – along with the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. The weekend will also feature the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.
The first-ever PreStage Fan Fest will be held in downtown Ennis on Wednesday, September 17th from 5 to 10 p.m. CT. The new event will feature live music, food trucks and NHRA pro and sportsman cars on display, as well as appearances by John and Brittany Force, Spencer Massey, Tony Schumacher and others. Find out more about the event here.
There will be a special Track Walk at 9:30 a.m. CT on Sunday before eliminations – the walk is free to all Sunday ticket holders.
Sportsman qualifying kicks off the on-track activities on Thursday at 10 a.m. CT. Sportsman action continues on Friday at 8:30 a.m. CT, followed by pro qualifying at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m. CT. Sportsman racing gets underway Saturday morning at 8 a.m. CT, with two more rounds of pro qualifying at 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. CT. Eliminations for the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals begin Sunday morning at 11 a.m. CT. Please check the Texas Motorplex website listed below later in the week in case of any changes to accommodate the Carolina Nationals eliminations.
Tickets are still available for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals – full event packages start at $225 for adults; daily passes and weekend only passes also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit texasmotorplex.com.
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