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NHRA drag racing fans can sample State Fair of Texas foods at FallNationals this weekend

by Mike Haag | Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

ENNIS – Drag racing fans who attend the 35th annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals this weekend will have the opportunity to enjoy the Taste of Motorplex, featuring the State Fair of Texas favorites which includes Texas sized funnel cakes, fried ribs, chicken on a stick and more.

The Texas Motorplex will feature 11 food stands in the  midway/concession area which is located adjacent to the pits. The food vendors include Jazzy’s fried ribs, Chalk Gap BBQ brisket nachos, Flavored Shavings snow cones, The Original Funnel Cake Stand Texas sized half-pound funnel cakes, Tommy G’s Funnel Cake Burger and fresh pizza by the slice, Spudzilla loaded baked potatoes, Suzy Q’s Diablo smoked bologna sandwich, Carol’s chicken on a stick and steak sandwiches, Tucker Town burgers, Karen’s Catering and Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuits and sandwiches.

“We know how delicious and unique the food options are during the State Fair of Texas and we wanted to give fans the chance to get their fill of those tasty treats,” said Ed Lugo, Texas Motorplex Food Services Manager. “We will have a wide variety of State Fair favorites as well as some options you can only get at the FallNationals. You can’t beat the racing action and we know our fans will enjoy all our food offerings.”

This weekend’s race card will feature Friday Night Live on October 16. The event will include grudge racing, dragsters, Top Fuel Harleys, Jet Dragsters, Pro Mods and a high-flying Freestyle Motocross exhibition.

On Saturday and Sunday the NHRA will showcase the four professional classes from the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series.  There will be two rounds of qualifying on Saturday which will set the field of 16 for Top Fuel dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle categories. Sunday eliminations will be televised on FS1.

Due to state health and safety regulations set forth by Texas health officials and approved by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, tickets are limited (only 50% fan capacity) and are available at

Fans who are unable to attend the races can also follow the action on NHRA.TV and (live timing and scoring/results).

About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 33 years. In addition to covering motorsports for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 16 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike taught high school English and Journalism for 30 years before retiring in May, 2020.