TEXAS MOTORPLEX TEAMS WITH CHRIS KYLE FROG FOUNDATION
FOR SPECIAL INDEPENDENCE DAY TICKET OFFER
ENNIS, TEXAS (June 29, 2020) --- The Texas Motorplex, home of the historic AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals, held October 14-18, is teaming up once again with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to offer military and first responders free tickets to the annual NHRA national event. Last year during Memorial Day Texas Motorplex made a special ticket offer and this year they are renewing the promotion on July 4th weekend. The “Buy a Ticket, Give a Ticket to a Military or First Responder” campaign will also once again be supported by two-time NHRA Top Fuel World Champion and long-time Chris Kyle Frog Foundation supporter Steve Torrence.
“Last year it was amazing to provide these heroes and their family a fun day at...
Cory McClenathan to Return for NHRA Indy Double-Header with DSR
McClenathan returns to DSR for a two-race ‘redemption tour’ at NHRA’s back-to-back Indianapolis events BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 24, 2020) – Top Fuel veteran Cory ‘Mac’ McClenathan will return to Don Schumacher Racing for a two-event ‘redemption tour’ at the upcoming NHRA Indianapolis double-header at Lucas Oil Raceway next month. McClenathan, who had previously announced his drag racing retirement in 2019, is excited to temporarily rejoin NHRA’s...
The winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history returns for the series’ two July Indianapolis events with Global Electronic Technology on-board
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 22, 2020) – Tony Schumacher, the winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, will make his highly-anticipated return to the dragstrip when the 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season resumes next month. The eight-time world champion will be back behind the wheel of a Don Schumacher Racing Top Fuel dragster to...
AAA Texas Fall Nationals Expects Championship Field In October -Wide Variety of Classes Makes Motorplex Event One of Biggest of Season-
ENNIS, TX (June 18, 2020) --- The world renowned Texas Motorplex will be celebrating its 35th year of showcasing the fastest sport in the world, the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and following the reorganization of the NHRA schedule the event will feature additional classes along with the traditional playoff atmosphere. Tickets for the October 14-18, NHRA AAA Texas FallNationals are on sale now following a highly successful renewal period and until July 1st each order will receive a commemorative 35th anniversary coin. As one of the last four races of the season title hopes are on the line and fans will be thrilled with exciting racing action.
McMillen Uses Downtime Away For Track to Rescue Dogs
Elkhart, IN (May 28, 2020) --- Since the postponed AMALIE® Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals Terry McMillen has been staying busy in his race shop with crew chief Rob Wendland but in his down...
GOVERNOR ABBOTT EXPANDS CAPABILITIES FOR MOTORSPORTS VENUES
- Enumerated list of Covered Services in executive order allows 25% fan capacity -
ENNIS, TX (May 22, 2020) --- This afternoon Governor Greg Abbott by virtue of executive order expanded the enumerated list of Covered Services in Executive Order GA-23. The order allows outdoor motorsports events to operate at up to 25 percent of the normal operating limits as determined by the venue owner and operate under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing. Pursuant to that order the Texas Motorplex will allow fans to attend the Keurig Dr Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection starting tomorrow. Fans will be charged $15 per car and can order tickets online now.
ENNIS, TX (May 13, 2020) --- The Texas Motorplex will be one of the first sporting venues in the state to host events following Governor Abbott’s new directives on public gatherings and sporting events. The Keurig Dr Pepper Lone Star Nationals presented by Driven Automotive Protection, a primarily participant only event, will be held May 21-23. The event will be an opportunity for race teams to test as well as race for one of the largest cash purses ever offered to Alcohol Funny Cars and Dragsters. The Mid-West Pro Mods will also be competing showing off their 200 mph door-slammer speed.
“First we want to assure everyone that we are taking all necessary safety...
Terry McMillen Offers Fans Personal Mother’s Day Shoutouts
Elkhart, IN (May 1, 2020) --- Terry McMillen, the 2018 U.S. Nationals Top Fuel champion, is offering fans the opportunity to have him send a special message to their mom this Mother’s Day. Through the CAMEO™ Marketplace, which lets fans book a personalized video shout-out from their favorite athlete, celebrity or entertainment personality, McMillen will make himself...
DSR Drivers Join Global Superstars in Fight for COVID-19 Relief
DSR is the first NHRA team to join the renowned ‘Athletes for COVID-19 Relief’ fundraiser
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 28, 2020) – Don Schumacher Racing, a leader in motorsports cause-related marketing programs, has joined more than 100 professional athletes and sports organizations to support the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) by participating in the...
Huge Fan Support Powers Terry McMillen to VRHRA Championship
Elkhart, IN (April 24, 2020) --- Born the day after the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals was postponed, the Virtual Reality Drag Racing Association was the brainchild of CompetitionPlus.com founder and publisher Bobby Bennett and his staff. The goal was a four-race fan vote series. Soon after the beginning of this endeavor Bennett contracted Covid-19 and his staff...
DSR/DSM Partner with Stratasys to Aid in the Fight of COVID-19 Pandemic
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 31, 2020) – Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) and Don Schumacher Motorsports (DSM), DSR’s manufacturing arm, are proud to join the fight to help protect our nation’s brave health care workers on the front lines that are tirelessly treating patients seeking medical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the growing need for supplies, DSM has teamed up with Stratasys, a global leader in additive manufacturing or...
Busy Race Week Ahead for NHRA Champ Ron Capps
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 24, 2020) – Don Schumacher Racing’s Ron Capps is gearing up for a busy few days of on-track competition, all from the comforts of his own home. By participating in three iRacing events occurring this week, the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car world champion will have the opportunity to showcase his virtual racing skills through...
Robinson sets Diesel 1/8-mile elapsed time record at 4.10
DIBOLL, Texas – “Hunting Season” means a lot of things to many different people over the winter months but, for diesel racer John Robinson, horsepower was the quarry.
Not of the ordinary gasoline, methanol or nitro variety – Robinson’s Power Service Diesel Additives-backed dragster utilizes a 390-cubic-inch Cummins Diesel for power. The Weatherford, Texas, driver’s hunting efforts were rewarded as he recorded the quickest 1/8-mile elapsed time with a 4.10-second pass at 181 mph at the recently completed Funny Car Chaos Texas Nationals at Pine Valley Raceway near Lufkin, Texas, on an exhibition pass.
Robinson, who owns and operates Texas Diesel Power in Weatherford, did his “hunting” at the proven grounds of renowned diesel engine builder Dan Scheid of Scheid Diesel. Their efforts rewarded them with a gain of 280 hp and 140 ft/lbs of torque from their last dyno session, with...
Event 3 of 24 (Gainesville)
March 13-15, 2020
NHRA’s winningest team is approaching 350 victories (currently at 347), and by campaigning cars in three different categories (Top Fuel, Funny Car, Factory Stock) during the weekend, achieving that milestone is within reach during the NHRA Gatornationals
Kalitta Motorsports Ready for Busy Weekend at Gatornationals
Ypsilanti, MI (March 11, 2020) --- As the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series moves to the east coast for the historic 51st annual NHRA Gatornationals Kalitta Motorsports will have a busy schedule off the track as they pursue their third consecutive Top Fuel victory at the event. All three Kalitta drivers, Top Fuel points leader Doug Kalitta, 2013 Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon and 2018 Funny Car world champion J.R. Todd, will be participating in a number of sponsor and fan events throughout the weekend and it will all be captured by the production crew for...
DSR Approaching 350 Wins; Milestone Achievement within Reach at NHRA Gatornationals
With 347 national event wins and counting, and by fielding three entries in Gainesville, Fla., DSR could notch 350 wins at this weekend’s race
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 10, 2020) – NHRA’s winningest team is closing in on 350 victories, and with 347 triumphs currently on Don Schumacher Racing’s lofty list of achievements, reaching that milestone could happen as soon as this weekend’s NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
Team owner Don Schumacher, who owns five of DSR’s...
Pre-Race Team Kalitta Notes
Event 3 of 24: 2020 Gatornationals
March 13-15, 2020
Doug Kalitta, enters the event as the Top Fuel Mello Yello points leader after his third consecutive Winternationals victory and a runner-up finish in Arizona. Top Fuel teammate Shawn Langdon and Funny Car teammate J.R. Todd will be looking for a strong start as the team heads to Gainesville Raceway.