Start times for the Texas Motorplex Bracket Racing program have changed, effective immediately. 

Gates will now open at 5:30 p.m. in hopes of having a cooler track temperature for race time.

Jr. Dragster racing will start with time trials at 6 p.m. Time trials for all other categories will start at 7 p.m.

“We want to start later to avoid the peak heat times, but also want to make sure the Jr. Dragster families aren’t racing after Midnight, so we’ve made a few changes that we think will benefit all of our racers,” Texas Motorplex Competition Director, Eric McClelland, said. “We have bracket racing on five of the next six Saturdays and we want to help make this an even better experience for all of our racers and track crew.”

For more information, contact McClelland at (972) 878-2641 or at


Motorplex offers free cushions

For the third consecutive year AAA Texas will reward AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals ticketholders with a one-of-a-kind gift at the upcoming Sept. 19-22 event at Texas Motorplex.

Anyone who purchases a two-day or four-day package in the AAA Super Seats section at the Motorplex will receive a unique, limited edition seat cushion while supplies last. A limited number of seat cushions, which are not available for purchase, are available, so early ticket purchase is encouraged.

Fans will receive a voucher to redeem the free seat cushion on the first day they attend the AAA Texas Fall Nationals, the second race in the Countdown to the Championship. Vouchers will be redeemed at the AAA stage in the professional pit area where the Force Racing question-and-answer session, entertainment and games take place.

Additionally, all AAA Texas members are eligible for a number of special offers, including a 25 percent discount on tickets in the AAA Texas Super Seats section, a $10 discount, with no ticketing fees, on advance ticket purchases; and free upgraded parking. For upgraded parking in the AAA Texas lot, ticketholders need only show a valid AAA Texas Membership Card.