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Weekend At TMS Will Be a Drag

| , RacinToday.com Friday, July 15 2011


Fort Worth, Texas – Week No. 2 of the Friday Night Drags presented by Scion and the return of the Lone Star Monster Truck Nationals are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, at Texas Motor Speedway.

Street racers from across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex will compete on the speedway’s eighth-mile drag strip situated on pit lane of the 1.5-mile quadoval. Drivers will battle for points and bragging rights in five divisions – ATI Mission Driven Tuner, Street Bandit, Sportsman, Street Outlaw and Black Smoke Warrior.

More than 100 drag racers took part in the opening week of competition last Friday. Aimed at curbing illegal street racing, the program has continued to gain momentum as more than 800 different drivers have competed in Friday Night Drags presented by Scion since its launch in 2009.

In addition to the racing, fans can check out the classic and custom cars on display during the Show-n-Shine competition held in the speedway’s South Paddock. Car enthusiasts will display their rides in search of awards for Best of Show, Best Classic, Best Current Custom, Best Scion and Best Motorcycle.

The Show-n-Shine competition runs from 6:15-8 p.m. (CDT), while drags practice begins at 6:15 with competition at 9. Competitor entry fees are $20 for drag racing as well as $20 for Show-n-Shine. General admission is $7. Fans can park for free outside Gate 6 and bring in their coolers.

Additionally, the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will serve as a playground for the Lone Star Monster Truck Nationals on Friday and Saturday. Monkey’n Around, Outtacontrol, Strait Jacket, Cyborg, Twisted Dragon, Dragonfly, Iron Outlaw and Bounty Hunter will compete in a high-powered, car-crushing, wheelie-popping freestyle contest.

Fans also will have an opportunity to ride in the back of Alien Attack for free. Racing action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. both days, with a free pit party for ticketholders from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults in advance or $22 at the gate, and $10 for children (ages 4-12). Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the TMS ticket office at (817) 215-8500.

| , RacinToday.com Friday, July 15 2011
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