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Old 06-04-2009, 04:46 PM
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Drag Racing at Texas Motor Speedway Beginning July 3 2009

Yep at the nascar track where LFC is held.

Depending on how this goes they might build a real 1/4 mile track out there in the future.

Press Release:

TMS Announces Scion Drag-N-Brag Program To Help Metroplex Curb Illegal Street Racing

Posted 05-29-2009 12:28 PM by TMS Media Relations

Six Consecutive Friday Night Programs Beginning July 3 Will Provide A Safer Environment For Drag Racing Enthusiasts In The DFW Metroplex
Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief Christen Program With Ceremonial Drag Race
Three Local Scion Dealerships To Serve As Title Sponsor Of Program
FORT WORTH, Texas (May 29, 2009) – Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage was joined by Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief to unveil a new program Friday that will serve as an initiative to assist in curtailing illegal street racing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex by providing a safer alternative at the world-class motorsports facility.

The Scion Drag-n-Brag program will provide a much more conducive and safer environment for potential street racers that will get the opportunity to compete at a venue that annually hosts the premier racers from NASCAR and the IndyCar Series.

Beginning July 3 and concluding Aug. 7, Texas Motor Speedway will transform its pit lane into a 1/8-mile drag strip to play host to Scion Drag-n-Brag each Friday evening for that six-week period during the summer months.

Scion Drag-n-Brag will feature racing in four different classes and Texas Motor Speedway will crown a season champion in the August finale. The racing will be complemented by the “Show & Shine” program, where car enthusiasts can show off their prized vehicles as well as take them for a parade lap on the 1.5-mile, high-banked oval.

Gossage and Moncrief christened Scion Drag-n-Brag by having the ceremonial first drag on pit lane with each using identical black tC TRD Release Series Scions. The race program also featured several local racers as well as “Beat The Heat,” a group of Fort Worth police officers that compete in these type of events using old police cruisers.

“Illegal street racing has become a growing issue across the country and the Metroplex is not immune to this dangerous problem,” Gossage said. “We are hopeful that would-be street racers will be attracted by the opportunity to compete at a world-class motorsports facility and in a much safer environment.”

According to various statistics, 49 out of every 1,000 illegal street racers are injured on a national level and the highest fatality rate (58%) of that group is between the ages of 15 and 29. Although the city of Fort Worth has no official statistics of injuries or fatalities from illegal street racing, they have witnessed a steady increase in racing arrests in the past three years.

“This partnership means a great deal to the people of Fort Worth,” Moncrief said. “It’s about making our streets safer. It’s about protecting our young people. It’s about reducing crime and saving lives. On behalf of the entire city, I want to thank Eddie and his outstanding team for continuing to reach out and support important local causes like this one.”

The racing will be split into four divisions: Tuner, Street Bandits, Sportsman and Street Outlaws.

Tuner Division: Any three-, four- or six-cylinder vehicle with stock body and interior.
Street Bandits Division: Foreign and domestic cars or trucks with stock body; three or four cylinders that have anything more than stock along with six-cylinder race cars with naturally aspirated engines.
Sportsman Division: Foreign and domestic cars or trucks with stock body and eight or more cylinders.
Street Outlaws Division: Any car or truck with stock-appearing body; engine but suspension modifications allowed with maximum 29x10.5 size tires; no wheelie bars allowed.
Each week, the division winner will receive three points, runner-up two points and one point for all competitors regardless of finish. Two bonus points also will be awarded to competitors at the conclusion of the season for racing all six weeks. The points leaders in each division following the Aug. 7 finale will be crowned champions. Weekly division winners also will be awarded trophies. The racing program is being sponsored by three Scion dealerships in the DFW Metroplex – Freeman Scion of Hurst, Scion of Fort Worth and Texas Scion of Grapevine.

“Scion Drag-n-Brag is a great opportunity for our local Scion Dealerships to connect with customers as part of an exciting new grassroots event at Texas Motor Speedway,” said Ed Bradley, Area General Manager for Gulf States Toyota. “Freeman Scion, Scion of Fort Worth and Texas Scion of Grapevine will be able to showcase the entire line of Scion vehicles and their capabilities to the Fort Worth-Dallas racing communities.”

“Being the title sponsor of Scion Drag-n-Brag is a great opportunity of our local Scion dealerships to be an integral part of a new grassroots initiative at Texas Motor Speedway,” said Ed Bradley, Area General Manager of Gulf States Toyota. “Freeman Scion, Scion of Fort Worth and Texas Scion of Grapevine will be able to showcase the entire line of vehicles and their capabilities to the Fort Worth-Dallas racing communities.”

The “Show & Shine” program will allow car enthusiasts to feature their rides and compete for top honors each week. Trophies will be awarded for “Best In Show” overall and “Best In Class” for models 1972 and older as well as 1973 to current.

Each Friday evening, the gates will open at 6 p.m. CT with practice and the “Show & Shine” car display running from 6:20 to 8:20 p.m. The “Show & Shine” parade lap will begin at 8:30 p.m. The opening ceremonies begin at 9 p.m., followed by racing from 9:10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Entry fees are $20 for the Scion Drag-n-Brag, $20 for the “Show & Shine” or $30 for a combination drag and show. Admission for fans to the infield and grandstands will be $7.

Be sure to join the Scion Drag-n-Brag Fan Group on the Texas Motor Speedway website!

Speedway announcement


(originally Posted May 29 2009, 10:17 AM by TMS Admin)

About The Scion Drag-n-Brag

Your Friday nights just got HOTTER!

Bring your car out to Texas Motor Speedway to Show-N-Shine or see how you measure up at Scion Drag-N-Brag on pit lane every Friday night July 3 through August 7!


Any, three, four or six cylinder vehicle. Must have stock body and interior. No aftermarket turbo or superchargers. No race cars or trucks allowed.

Foreign & domestic cars or trucks with stock body, three or four cylinders that have anything more than stock along with six cylinder race cars with naturally aspirated engines. Racing slicks, nitrous, modified suspension, rotary engines, power adders and drive train modifications are allowed.

Foreign and domestic cars or trucks with stock body, 8 or more cylinders. All control arms, shocks and springs must be in stock location. NO cutting of inner or rear fender wells (only outside can be rolled). Any engine modification allowed. NO wheelie bars allowed. NO turbo chargers allowed.

Any car or truck with stock appearing body. Suspension modification allowed. Any engine modifications allowed. Maximum 29 x 10.5 size tires. NO wheelie bars allowed.


Scion of Fort Worth www.scionoffortworth.com
John Easley, General Manager • 888-310-2091
Texas Scion of Grapevine www.texasscionofgrapevine.com
Chris Grady, General Manager • 888-540-8741
Freeman Scion of Hurst www.freemanscionofhurst.com
Dane Minor, General Manager • 888-391-3536

JULY 3, JULY 10, JULY 17
JULY 24, JULY 31 & AUG 7

6:00pm Gates Open
6:20pm-8:20pm Practice, Show-N-Shine
8:30pm Show-N-Shine Parade Lap
8:50pm-9:10pm Driver’s Meeting
9:00pm Registration and Tech Closes
9:15pm Opening Ceremonies
9:25pm-11pm Drag Racing





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Old 06-04-2009, 05:37 PM
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sounds like fun

just here for the bad ass trucks

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Old 06-29-2009, 04:31 PM
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Never mind.
they screwed up the classes.
Now they say Sportsman is limited to vehicles with NO ENGINE MODIFICATIONS.

And if you notice the tire restriction in Outlaw prevents running a tire wider than a 265 width or 29" tall.
Don't waste your time going there.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:07 PM
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Ok I guess I finally stuck a nerve

They had a meeting last night and are planning to stick with the change of sportsman to stock engines only
but are modifying the tire size limitations on Outlaw Class.
Currently no specific world on real street tires ( hopefully they allow any size street tire)
but they have changed the Outlaw tire spec to:
Maximum 31 x 10.5w (slicks),
Maximum 31 x 12.5 (drag radial)

I'm thinking they will allow modified engine trucks to run on their street tires even though they are taller than 31" and the new drag radial and slick max should allow about any track tire we would be able or want to run.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:01 AM
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Posted Jul 08 2009, 10:13 AM

Scion Drag-N-Brag Rule Changes Effective July 10, 2009

SCION Drag-N-Brag Competitors,
The Sportsman class rules are correct on the Texas Motor Speedway web-site: TexasMotorSpeedway.com. The original flyer that went out was wrong and very misleading and for that I apologize. In an effort to make things fair for all competitors in the 2009 SCION Drag-N-Brag, we have decided to make the following changes in the Sportsman division.

1) If your car has any internal engine modification, you are a Street Outlaw.
2) If your car uses nitrous, you are a Street Outlaw.
3) If you are running Drag Radials, you are a Street Outlaw.
4) If you are running Drag Slicks, you are a Street Outlaw.

Headers and cold air intake are not considered internal engine modifications. It was always our intent to have a stock 8-cylinder and above class. If you competed in the first week of SCION Drag-N-Brag on July 3, 2009 and are moved up to Street Outlaw due to these new rules, all points will be transferred due to the fact that you were classed wrong by Texas Motor Speedway staff. Everyone competing in the Sportsman class will answer these (4) questions listed above before the next race.

If you are honest and move to the Street Outlaw class, all points will transfer. If you are dishonest and caught, you will lose all points and still be moved up in class. If you feel that someone is running in the wrong class, please let a track official know.


Cameron Branch
Scion Drag-N-Brag Race Director
Phone: (817) 255-6027
[email protected]


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Old 07-10-2009, 12:55 AM
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Couple of their vids from last week.



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