The Texas Motorplex has announced a major expansion and rebranding of the NHRA Texas FallNationals, one of seven NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoff races to be contested in 2021. The “Stampede of Speed” will begin with a special opening ceremony during the 5th annual Night Lights sky-lantern festival on Saturday, Oct. 2, and will conclude with the NHRA Texas FallNationals, Oct. 7-10. A full week of events, conferences, and activities will highlight the economic benefit of motorsports in Texas as well as provide a wide variety of entertainment options for sports fans from across the state and around the country.
“We have been working for the past two years to add more elements to the NHRA Texas FallNationals to make it more than just one of the largest motorsports events in the state,” said Christie Meyer Johnson, Texas Motorplex co-owner and daughter of Motorplex founder Billy Meyer. “We have been studying other major events, and the Stampede of Speed will be a full week of events promoting Texas, racing, and family entertainment. Our goal is to make this a premier destination sporting event for years to come.”
Plans are in development to host racing-themed events throughout the week, including a 5K race, BBQ contest and cook-off, a variety of concert events, business development conferences for track operators from across the country, and additional racing events leading up to the 37th annual NHRA Texas FallNationals.
“We are working with our neighbors in Waxahachie to host Wednesday-night movie screenings with pub crawls and, of course, our free FanFest event in downtown Waxahachie on Thursday night with all the stars of the NHRA,” said Johnson. “The excitement level for the Stampede of Speed will only grow as more events are announced, and we feel this will be one of the largest multi-day events in the Metroplex with fans coming to Texas to stay for the duration of the week.”
Tickets are on sale for the NHRA Texas FallNationals and plans for special week-long Stampede of Speed ticket packages will be announced in the future. A comprehensive day-by-day schedule will be released in the near future. For more information, visit www.texasmotorplex.com.