ENNIS, Texas --
With new classes, a World Championship format and expanded family fun midway, there is considerable excitement and anticipation surrounding the world's premier eighth-mile drag racing league as it returns to the Texas Motorplex. As the final race for the 2012 season, world championships will also be decided in every class.
Along with the highly-anticipated and revolutionary new SuperCar Showdown class, all of the ADRL's professional classes will make compete at Summit Motorsports Park, including Pro Junior Dragster (PJD), Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified (PM), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.
The gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, with the first round of qualifying on Friday set to begin at 12 p.m. On Saturday, the racing will begin at 12 p.m. with the final qualifying session. The first round of eliminations starts at 2:30 p.m., with special jet car passes and other exhibition runs concluding the evening on both Friday and Saturday.
For more information on the ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe, go to www.adrl.us.
Tickets are $15 for adults Friday or Saturday, $25 for a two-day, full-event pass, free for children 12-under and are on sale now. They are available by going to www.adrl.us/tickets or by contacting the Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641.
The ADRL will also conclude its highly-anticipated race weekend at Texas Motorplex with its annual Racer Appreciation and Awards Gala on Oct. 21 in the Champion's Club.
The casual dress event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Champion's Club at Texas Motorplex. Tickets are $25 and everyone must purchase a ticket to attend.
ADRL World Championship trophies will be presented to the 2012 class champions in a special ceremony.
The doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the celebration begins at 10 a.m. with an upscale breakfast brunch, with the awards ceremony to follow. There will be a cash bar as well. To purchase tickets, contact the ADRL offices at 1-855-277-ADRL (2375).
WHAT: ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe at the Texas Motorplex on Oct. 19-20. It is the 10th race of the 2012 season in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), and the 10th of 10 races on the 2012 ADRL Tour.
Series includes seven all-professional, eighth-mile drag racing classes: Summit Racing Equipment Top Sportsman (TS), Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified (PM), Extreme Pro Stock (XPS), Pro Extreme Motorcycle (PXM), Mickey Thompson Extreme 10.5 (XTF), Pro Nitrous (PN) and Pro Extreme (PX), the quickest and fastest full-bodied, doorslammer class in the world.
The ADRL's revolutionary NEW SuperCar Showdown will also race at this event.
Pro Junior Dragsters (PJD) compete at each race and there will also be special exhibition jet car runs.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20, 2012
WHERE: Texas Motorplex, 7500 W. Hwy 287, Ennis, Texas 75119
SCHEDULE (Subject to change; all times local)
TICKETS: They are available by visiting www.adrl.us/tickets or by contacting the Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641.
CONTACT: To contact the ADRL, call (855) 277-2375 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact the Texas Motorplex at (972) 878-2641 or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.