Mega Mopar Action Series presents Mopars at the Motorplex: March 29, 2014
All Mopars at the Motorplex participants SAVE $10 on the participant fees below and get FREE admission to Fast Friday on Friday, March 28 (race for just $5) by purchasing in advance at Texasmotorplex.com or by calling (972) 878-2641!
All participants must stop at Gate 10 when they enter the facility to pick up their Tech Cards, Car Show Judging Cards or their Swap Meet or Car Corral Registration forms. Participants who have purchased their registration in advance will show the print-at-home ticket at the gate when they arrive in exchange for the appropriate forms for competition. All goodie bags will be distributed at gate 10 at time of purchase or registration redemption.
2014 Mopars at the Motorplex Categories and Pricing
Category Entry Fee Payout
Modern Hemi Shootout $65 Win $800, R/U $400
Electronics $65 Win $1000, R/U $500
Nostalgia Super Stock $65 Win $1000, R/U $500
Super Pro $65 Win $800, R/U $400
Pro $65 Win $700, R/U $300z
TM Bracket Elect. $60 Win $1000, R/U $500
TM Bracket No-E $50 Win $800, R/U $400
TM Bracket Quick $75 Win $600, R/U $250
DOT Tire- Sportsman $20 Win $400, R/U $200
S&W Race Cars Challenger Shootout $20 Trophies for winner and R/U
All Judged Car Show $25 Plaques, goodie bags, prizes
Show-n-Shine $20 Goodie bags
Swap Meet $20 Goodie bags
Car Corral $20 Goodie bags
Spectator Ticket Prices
- Adult/Crew: $10
- Youth (Age 13-17): $5
- Children 12 and under are FREE
- Every ticket includes a Pit Pass
Friday, March 28– FAST FRIDAY: $15 to race, $10 to watch
6 p.m.: Fast Friday gates open
7 p.m.: Test-n-Tune
12 a.m.: Secure track
Saturday, March 29
8 a.m.: Gates open / participant parking
8 a.m.: Car show registration and setup (9 a.m. – noon)
9 a.m.: Two Time Trials for all race classes, tech in the lanes
10:30 a.m.: Car show judging seminar
Noon: ROUND ONE ELIMINATIONS
12:30 p.m.: S&W Race Cars Challenger Shootout Round One
3:30 p.m.: Car show awards
Event Rules and Payouts:
MODERN HEMI SHOOTOUT - ¼- mile
.500 full Tree, All-run, 2002 and newer
Winner $800, runner-up $400, semi $100, quarters $65
Electronics – 1/8th mile
All ET’s Run , Full Tree, Dial Your Own Electronics trans-brake class (crosstalk on)
Electronics Class, box, trans brake, full tree, dial your own, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit
Winner $1000, runner-up $500, semi’s $250, quarters $65
Super Pro- 1/8th mile
7.70 and quicker, Full Tree, Dial Your Own Foot Break Class
Foot Break, full tree, dial your own, all-run field, no throttle stops, no trans brake, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit
Winner $800, runner-up $400, semi’s $200, quarters $65
PRO – 1/8th mile
7.71 and slower, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
No Electronics Class, no box, no trans brake, full tree, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off footbrake
Winner $700, runner-up $300, semi’s $100, quarters $65
DOT Tire- Sportsman – ¼ mile
DOT tires, All-run Foot Break, Full Tree, Dial Your Own
No Electronics Class, no box, no trans brake, full tree, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off foot brake
Winner $400, runner-up $200, semi’s $80 quarters $45
S&W Race Cars Challenger Shootout-1/4 mile
1970 Dodge charger to present, No Electronics Class, no box, no trans brake, full tree, all-run field, no throttle stops, any power adder combo allowed, any tire size allowed, no weight limit, must leave off foot brake. Winner and runner-up receives custom trophies.
Texas Motorplex ELECTRONICS Bracket Class 1/8 mile:
Winner $1000, runner-up $500, semi’s $250 and quarters $100. .500 full tree, dial your own
This category is reserved for race cars and motorcycles running 4.00 and slower (1/8 mile). All NHRA approved electronic driving aids and throttle controls are accepted for use in competition. Any other devices are considered illegal. Deep staging is not allowed. Courtesy staging will be enforced.
Texas Motorplex NO ELECTRONICS 1/8 mile:
Winner $800, runner-up 400, semi’s $200 and quarters $100, .500 full tree, dial your own.
This class is reserved for cars and motorcycles not using electronic driving aids or throttle controls, running elapsed times of 4.00 seconds and slower. The following devices are not allowed to aid in the launch of the vehicle: delay boxes, throttle stops, throttle controls, two and three step rev limiters and line locks. Line locks are only allowed on non-driven wheels and may only be used to perform stationary burnouts and assist race cars equipped with fully manual transmissions, with a foot-operated clutch, while holding a car on the starting line. All wiring for a line lock device must be completely exposed at all times from the button to the solenoid. Quick disconnect wiring will be allowed. Delay boxes, etc. on quick disconnects must be completely removed from the vehicle during No Electronics competition. Any device may be removed at any time by the Competition Director or Tech Official. Discovery of electronic devices, not removed from quick disconnects during No Electronics competition will result in automatic disqualification, and possible further disciplinary actions. Deep staging is not allowed. Courtesy staging will be enforced.
Texas Motorplex QUICK 1/8 mile:
Based on 16 entries, Winner $600, runner-up $250, semi’s $75
This is a qualified field of the quickest 16 entrants. Eliminations will be conducted on an E.T. dial your own basis. Entrants must dial-in within one-tenth (.1) of their qualifying time. Pairings for eliminations will be made using an NHRA pro ladder with 16 qualifiers ranked from quickest to slowest. Lane choice will go to the lower qualified car for Round 1 to the final round. Any driver running 7.49 or quicker must have an NHRA advanced E.T. license and the vehicle must be certified for advanced E.T. Deep staging is not allowed. Courtesy staging will be enforced. Quick classes will not be run with fewer then eight cars.
Nostalgia Super Stock – ¼- mile All Makes Run
Indexed, .500 full Tree, Foot Break
Winner $1000, runner-up $500, semi’s $250, quarters $100
CLASS DESIGNATIONS and INDEX:
AAA/FX 08.75, AA/FX 09.00, A/FX 09.25, B/FX 09.50, C/FX 09.75, A/NSS 10.00, B/NSS 10.50, C/NSS 11.00, D/NSS 11.50, E/NSS 12.00, F/NSS 12.50, G/NSS 13.00
Nostalgia Super Stock is an index-style foot brake only class for the year models, body styles, and engine combinations, which accurately represent those cars, which raced in the A/FX and Super Stock classes of the ’60s. Certain exceptions in the authenticity of these cars will be allowed. Among those exceptions, but not limited to, are factors concerning safety, equality in performance, availability and durability. Clasiﬁcation will be based on a visual inspection and an E.T. range. No modiﬁcations, which alter the car from factory stock, are permitted unless they are speciﬁcally allowed in these rules. Sandbagging, excessive braking near the ﬁnish line or excessive mph for a given E.T. is subject to result in a disqualiﬁcation. Nostalgia Super Stock is an all-run field, and will compete on an NHRA Sportsman type ladder. The class will qualify by elapsed time closest to index, be paired according to qualifying positions, and then advance to eliminations. All qualiﬁers in Nostalgia Super Stock must have a valid E.T. recorded to be placed into eliminator competition.
All-run, NHRA Sportsman Ladder, .500 Full Tree, Handicap Start
ELIGIBLE YEAR MODELS AND BODY STYLES for the Nostalgia Super Stock class:
• AMC AMX: 1968 – 1969; 390
• Chevrolet Full Bodied: 1959-‘64; 348 and 409s, Z11 427
• Chevrolet Full Bodied: 1965-‘67; 396-454
• Chevrolet Chevelle: 1964 – 1967; 396-454
• Pontiac Full Bodied: 1959-‘67; 389-455
• Tempest/GTO: 1962-‘67; 389-455
• Ford Full Bodied: 1959-‘67; 390-427
• Ford Thunderbolt: 1964; 427
• Fairlane/Comet/Cyclone/Falcon: 1963-‘67; 390, 427
• Dodge/Plymouth Full Bodied: 1960-‘67; 383-440 wedge
• Dodge/Plymouth Full Bodied: 1964-‘67; Hemi
• Buick Full Bodied: 1960-‘67; 401-455
• Skylark GS: 1964-‘67; 400-401-455
• Chevelle: 1964-‘67; 396-454
• Oldsmobile Full Bodied: 1960-‘67; 394-400-455
• Cutlass/442: 1964-‘67; 400-455
• Dart/Barracuda: 1967-‘69; 383-440
• Dart/Barracuda: 1968; 426 Hemi
NSS Classes: All NSS class participants must declare and have posted the NSS class of choice prior to the 1st scheduled qualifying run in their respective eliminator or at the time of technical inspection. No change of class is permitted after the ﬁrst scheduled qualifying round for the respective eliminator.
Judged Car Show Information:
People’s Choice Best in Show (Gold Cup)
Car Show Classes: All Classes are winner-only for the Car Show Categories
A Body- Stock
A Body- Modified
B Body- Stock (‘62-‘67)
B Body- Modified (‘62-‘67)
B Body- Stock (‘68- Later)
B Body- Modified (‘68- Later)
C Body- All
E Body- Stock
E Body- Modified
Early Model Stock (‘61 and Older)
Late Model RWD (‘77-Later)
Jeep/ AMC (All Years)
Early Model Street Rod (‘61 and Older)
Front Wheel Drive
Survivor/ Un restored
• All Judged entries must be a Mopar or Mopar powered
• Race Car entries cannot be licensed or inspected
• No nitrous oxide systems, parts or paraphernalia are allowed in stock class entries
• Project Class entries must show significant evidence of work in progress. Entrants limited to a maximum of two years in this class.
The intent of the Stock Class is to simulate an original assembly line vehicle. It is recognized that most of the vehicles will have some changes and additions. To distinguish between Stock and Modified class entries, we adhere to the following guidelines.
1. A modification is considered any part, piece, or system of pieces, currently on the vehicle, that was not available from the factory’s assembly line at the time of the entry vehicle’s date of manufacture. This includes, but is not limited to: incorrect wheels, headers, chrome engine components, after-market gauges (including tacks), intake manifolds, non-factory carbs, lift kits, shackles, traction bars, competition shifters, deeply tinted glass, re-located exhaust systems, modern stereo/cassette/cd systems, and both interior and exterior changes that significantly alter the vehicle’s appearance. A Maximum of three (3) modifications will be allowed on “Stock” Class entries.
AIRAID returns to the Manufacturers Series in 2014 as a sponsor at a select number of events to promote their new line of performance filters built specifically for racers.
“We’re pleased to continue our support of the Super Chevy, Fun Ford, and Mega Mopar Series,” said Trent McGee of AIRAID Filter Company. “The events have always been class-act, and we’re excited about having our brand associated with this growing series of events.”
Fun Ford Weekend, Super Chevy Show and Mega Mopar Action participants can expect Airaid goodie bag items such as, decals, pens and catalogs, as well see them lining the track fences in Sponsor Row.
“The Manufacturers Series is thrilled to have AIRAID as a sponsor again in 2014 and proud to have the opportunity to share relevant high-quality products with our participants and spectators, whether it’s AIRAID’s existing line of street performance Cold Air Intake systems or the new line of filters designed for the race track,” said Mfg. Series Director, Sara Griewing.
AIRAID recently unveiled the new purpose-built Track Day and Race Day Filters designed specifically for racing engines. Track Day Filters are designed for maximum flow while maintaining particulate protection. Track Day Filters feature the same quality construction as AIRAID’s regular air filters, including sturdy polyurethane casings, wire mesh construction, and layers of high flow cotton gauze. They are designed to provide restriction-free airflow while still maintaining adequate filtration. Track Days Filters are shipped dry but can be oiled by the end user if desired.
Race Day Filters are designed strictly to keep large debris out of the engine. Constructed with sturdy polyurethane casings and a durable wire mesh screen, they are built without any filtration media. Race Day Filters are intended for race day only and should only be used at on concrete or asphalt racing surfaces such as a drag strip or road course.
Both Track Day and Race Day Filters are manufactured in the USA and are backed by a 90-day warranty. These filters are not intended for street use and are not recommended for any off-the-shelf Cold Air Intake system that will be used in anything other than a controlled racing environment.
About Manufacturers Series
Designed to offer a little something for everyone in a family atmosphere for “Big Three” American automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit www.mfgseries.com
Manufacturers Series Announces 2014 Schedule and Welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to List of Host Tracks
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Sara Griewing
Manufacturers Series Announces 2014 Schedule and Welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to List of Host Tracks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (November 4, 2013) – The Manufacturers Series, which is comprised of the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action automotive events is geared up for the 2014 season with the release of the new 33 event-schedule that includes the dates for the newest host track to join the tour, U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Michigan.
All three branded Series tours will make a stop at the “Fastest Track in Michigan,” giving Chevrolet, Ford and Mopar fans in the Great Lakes region a place to see the finest show cars and fastest drag cars in the area compete for an historic first-place win during the 2014 stops in Martin, Michigan.
“We are excited to have U.S. 131 Motorsports Park join the Manufacturers Series events for our Chevy, Ford and Mopar fans in Michigan to showcase Detroit iron and competition of the American brands,” said Lex Dudas, Manufacturers Series president.
The Super Chevy Show presented by Chevrolet Performance will include 12 events in 2014 beginning in Jupiter, Florida at Palm Beach International Raceway with a new date of April 4-6, and ending at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas October 11-12. Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas will be returning to a two-day Saturday-Sunday event May 17-18, 2014 and will share a weekend doubleheader with Virginia Motorsports Park in Petersburg Virginia.
Royal Purple Raceway will host the first of 12 Blue Oval Fun Ford Weekend dates for the 2014 season on March 29, with U.S. 131 Motorsports Park kicking off mid-season as the sixth event on July 13. Texas Motorplex will host the final event for 2014 on November 8, with a later date to beat the Texas heat.
Texas Motorplex will kick-off the 9 event Mega Mopar Action Series March 29, while Mopar Action Magazine welcomes U.S. 131 Motorsports Park to its namesake Series May 15. Virginia Motorsports Park and Palm Beach International Raceway will share a weekend in September as the first doubleheader for the Series on the September 20-21, weekend with Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield California wrapping up the season October 4-5, 2014.
2014 Super Chevy Show Presented by Chevrolet Performance Schedule
|April 4-6||Palm Beach International Raceway||Jupiter, FL|
|April 11-13||Memphis International Raceway||Memphis, TN|
|May 17-18||Texas Motorplex||Ennis, TX|
|May 17-18||Virginia Motorsports Park||Petersburg, VA|
|May 30-June 1||U.S. 131 Motorsports Park||Martin, MI|
|June 7-8||Auto Club Famoso Raceway||Bakersfield, CA|
|June 20-22||Gateway Motorsports Park||St. Louis, MO|
|July 11-13||Maple Grove Raceway||Reading, PA|
|August 15-16||Bandimere Speedway||Denver, CO|
|Sept. 26-28||Bristol Dragway||Bristol, TN|
|October 3-5||Rockingham Dragway||Rockingham, NC|
|October 11-12||Royal Purple Raceway||Baytown, TX|
2014 Fun Ford Weekend Schedule
|March 29||Royal Purple Raceway||Baytown, TX|
|April 26-27||Rockingham Dragway||Rockingham, NC|
|June 6-7||Memphis International Raceway||Memphis, TN|
|June 14-15||Virginia Motorsports Park||Petersburg, VA|
|June 22||Bandimere Speedway||Denver, CO|
|July 13||U.S. 131 Motorsports Park||Martin, MI|
|July 18-19||Gateway Motorsports Park||St. Louis, MO|
|August 29-30||Bristol Dragway||Bristol, TN|
|Sept. 6-7||Auto Club Famoso Raceway||Bakersfield, CA|
|Sept. 13||Maple Grove Raceway||Reading, PA|
|Sept. 19-20||Palm Beach International Raceway||Jupiter, FL|
|Nov. 8||Texas Motorplex||Ennis, TX|
2014 Mega Mopar Action Schedule
|March 29||Texas Motorplex||Ennis, TX|
|April 12||Rockingham Dragway||Rockingham, NC|
|May 18||U.S. 131 Motorsports Park||Martin, MI|
|June 1||Bandimere Speedway||Denver, CO|
|June 8||Memphis International Raceway||Memphis, TN|
|June 21||Maple Grove Raceway||Reading, PA|
|Sept. 20-21||Virginia Motorsports Park||Petersburg, VA|
|Sept. 21||Palm Beach International Raceway||Jupiter, FL|
|October 4-5||Auto Club Famoso Raceway||Bakersfield, CA|
About the Manufacturers Series – Designed to offer a little something for everyone in a family atmosphere for “Big Three” American automotive brand enthusiasts, the Super Chevy Show, Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action Series are all members of the Manufacturers Series with 33 North American events in 2014. Each Manufacturers Series event is wholly owned by its respective host track and showcases a car show, drag racing, manufacturer’s midway, swap meet and car corral, as well as autocross at selected events. For more information or for event schedules, visit www.mfgseries.com