The AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals returns to the Texas Motorplex, Sept. 19-22.

Texas-based drivers Spencer Massey, Steve Torrence, Alexis DeJoria and defending event Pro Stock Motorcycle champ Michael Ray are ready to saddle up in their home state and give Lone Star fans a Texas-sized helping of 8,000-horsepower, nitromethane-burning action. Everything is bigger in Texas, and the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series is sure to pack an extra-large dose of chest-thumping excitement when it arrives at the Texas Motorplex. 

After all, the legendary facility is one of four all-concrete dragstrips on the NHRA circuit, which provides crew chiefs with an excellent opportunity to achieve national record performances. 

The event, which is the second chance for Countdown to the Championship teams to earn points, takes place just a week after the playoff series-opener in Charlotte, making for a quick turnaround for the contenders.

 The AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals is the 20th of 24 events in the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the second of six races in the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Last season, defending world champion Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) earned victories at the event that will once again be televised on ESPN2 HD.

 In Top Fuel, five-time event winner Tony Schumacher and his U.S. Army Dragster team wants nothing more than to seal a sixth race victory in Dallas to help him finish off his season with an eighth series world championship title. But there are several drivers with the same objective, including points leader Shawn Langdon, who has four season wins in his Al-Anabi Racing dragster and defending event winner and world champ Brown, who drives the Matco Tools dragster.

In Funny Car, Virginia cattle rancher Matt Hagan leads the series standings with four season victories at the controls of his Magneti Marelli Dodge Charger and will be trying to earn his second victory at the Motorplex. 

Others to watch include the Force powerhouse that includes 15-time world champion John Force, his youngest daughter Courtney, a two-time winner this season, and two-time Motorplex winner and Auto Club Ford Mustang driver Robert Hight. 

Tickets for the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals are available now, ranging from just $10 to $380 for weekend packages. Youth tickets for children 12 and under start as low as $5.

For tickets or more information, please call the Texas Motorplex office at (800) MOTORPLEX or visit www.texasmotorplex.com.