Race No. 2 in the NHRA Countdown to the Championship is at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas, home of the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals. The 20th event on the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule takes place Thursday through Sunday, September 19th through 22nd, and features 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.
Last year’s winners Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) all return to the Motorplex to defend their Wallys and build up points in the Countdown to the Championship.
Anyone attending Sunday’s elimination rounds can participate in the Track Walk at 9:30 a.m. CT – your chance to walk on the track surface with the stars of the NHRA. Line-up for the Track Walk begins at 9:15 a.m. CT.
Sportsman qualifying kicks off the on-track activities on Thursday, with action from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT. Sportsman action continues on Friday at 8:30 a.m. CT, followed by pro qualifying for the four Mello Yello categories at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m. CT. Sportsman eliminations get 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 Mello Yello categories begin Sunday morning at 11 a.m. CT.
Tickets are still available for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals – full event packages start at $225 for adults; daily passes also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit texasmotorplex.com.
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