Fort Worth and Dallas area tracks and dragways. If the forecast calls for inclement weather, check the track Web sites or call the track to make sure the racing is still on schedule:
National series event
NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series
O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals
Site: Ennis, Texas Motorplex
Tickets, schedule: texasmotorplex.com
TV schedule: Saturday, qualifying (11:15 p.m., taped, ESPN2); Sunday, final eliminations (6 p.m., taped, ESPN2)
2008 winners: J.R. Todd (Top Fuel), Tim Wilkerson (Funny Car), Greg Stanfield (Pro Stock) and Chris Rivas (Pro Stock Motorcycle)
Fast facts: Cory McClenathan leads the Top Fuel standings with 2,162 points, 10 more than Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher with five events left. In Funny Car, Tony Pedregon has a one-point edge over Ashley Force Hood. Mike Edwards has a 56-point lead over Jeg Coughlin in Pro Stock, and Hector Arana is nine points ahead of Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
Cowtown Speedway (Kennedale)
Sept. 26 (Saturday): Race Fan's Dream event includes postponed 9/11 Memorial featuring fireworks and a video presentation, Cowtown Sprints, Late Models, Demolition Derby, LSDCC.com Dwarf Cars, Cowtown Modifieds, plus regular schedule of Limited Modifieds, Winged 600s, Street Stocks and Bombers
Schedule: Grandstands open at 3 p.m.; racing starts at 6 p.m.
Tickets: General admission tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for ages 6-11; $2 for ages 3-5; children under 3 are free with adult ticket. Pit passes are $30. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the track Web site at no additional cost.
More info: www.cowtownspeedway.com
281 Speedway (Stephenville)
Sept. 25-26 (Friday-Saturday): Speedfest '09, featuring IMCA Modifieds ($1,000 to win), IMCA Hobby Stocks ($400), IMCA Stock Cars ($225), Sprint Series of Texas, Young Guns Mini Stocks and 281 Street Stocks
Schedule: On Friday, gates open at 6 p.m. for registration and Test-n-Tune. Saturday gates open at 3 p.m. and racing begins at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 for adults; $3 for children 6-12; children under 6 are free; $25 for pit passes Saturday ($15 for Friday)
More info: www.281speedway.com
Heart O’ Texas Speedway (Elm Mott)
Sept. 25-26 (Friday-Saturday): 2009 IMCA Southern SportMod Nationals ($2,000 to win)
Friday night: IMCA SportMods heats, B-Features and qualifying A-Feature; final points night and features only for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Cruisers, Junior Mini Stocks and Texas Twisters
Saturday night: IMCA SportMods heats, B-Features and Championship A-Feature; Brazos Mini Sprints and Texas Wing Modifieds also on schedule
Schedule: Gates open at 6 p.m., racing begins at 8 p.m. both days
Tickets: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (age 60 and above) and students (12 and over or college ID); $3 for children 6-11; children under 6 are free; $25 for pit passes
More info: www.heartotexspeedway.com
Kennedale Speedway Park
Sept. 26 (Saturday): No racing scheduled. The track will host the third annual KSP Showdown on Oct. 2-3, featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Crate Models, a Street Stock Extravaganza and Young Guns Shootout.
More info: www.kennedalespeedwayprk.com
Sept. 26 (Saturday): No racing scheduled. The track is scheduled to host the 2009 Grand Nationals on Oct. 10 featuring IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Stocks, IMCA Late Models
More info: www.boydraceway.net
Devils Bowl Speedway (Mesquite)
Sept. 12 (Saturday): No racing scheduled. The track will host the 36th annual O’Reilly Winter Nationals (ASCS Outlaw Sprints) on Oct. 16-17.
More info: www.devilsbowl.com
Red River Speedway (Wichita Falls)
Sept. 26 (Saturday): No racing scheduled. Track will host the North Texas Asphalt Championships on Oct. 7-11.
More info: www.redriverspeedway.net
Texas Raceway (Kennedale)
Sept. 25 (Friday): Pro Mods; Texas True 10.5s; Fun and Grudge
Sept. 26 (Saturday): Junior and Bracket races
Sept. 27 (Sunday): Run What You Brung
More info: www.texasraceway.com
Phone: 817-483-0356, metro 817-572-3580
North Star Dragway (Denton)
Sept. 25 (Friday): Fun N Grudge
Sept. 26 (Saturday): Texas Back Half Outlaws
More info: www.northstar-dragway.com
Dallas Raceway (Crandall)
Sept. 26 (Saturday): Dallas All Bike Championships
Sept. 27 (Sunday): Texas vs. Louisiana Grudge Race
More info: www.dallasraceway.com/index.html