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Take I-10 East, Exit #42 (Clint) left at the stop sign, take Gateway West about a 1/2 mile and we're on the right!!!) Newly improved all concrete 1/8 and 1/4 mile drag strip for the greater El Paso area!
16400 Gateway West. Socorro, Tx 79924
 


Racers: $20 (per racer) Friday Night Test and Tune Night.
Spectators: $5 (per person)
military and group discounts available; for info call Paul Kaiser(915-525-9645)
Bring your daily commuter, your alcohol injected hot rod or motorcycle!! The El Paso Motorplex is a newly sanctioned NHRA racetrack, making it possible for racers of all backgrounds that want to bring what they've got to lay it down!!! Spectating patrons are allowed to bring alcoholic beverages but please, NO GLASS
BOTTLES!!

General Manager    Jay Byrum....928-210-5613

Track Manager Paul Kaiser ......915-525-9645

Race Director Geno Leyba .....915-479-5445

Tech Director Jose Luevanos ....575-640-6099

Director of Safety  Lyle Byrum ...915-203-7007

Sales/Advertising

Director of Marketing Donna Blair 915-208-7505

 

 

ATTENTION RACERS OF THE MOTORPLEX:

Effective immediately , these rules will be strictly enforced and no participant will be shown favorism. These are out of the 2017 NHRA rule book, and will be followed accordingly. Please understand this is for the safety of you and other participants. If you choose not to agree or follow said rules, thats ok, hopefully your luck on the street will be great. Your car can be replaced, your life cannot. Times are based on 1/4mile. The times in (*) are 1/8mile. Your more than welcome to contact the NHRA for further questions. Books are avaiable at NHRA.com or you will recieve one when you become a member.(more info on member benefits at the bottom of this post). For those willing to become a member, the track will give you a $20 coupon: good for $10 at the concession stand and $10 off a paid TNT night. NHRA membership is only $60 for the year, so youll basically be getting it for $40 after the voucher. We will not hear arguments on this matter, so any negative feedback will be promptly removed.

ROLL BAR
Roll bar mandatory in all cars (including T-tops) running 11.00 (*7.00)
to 11.49 (*7.35), in convertibles running 11.00 (*7.00) to 13.49 (*8.25),
and in all dune-buggy-type vehicles running 12.00 (*7.50) seconds
and slower. Permitted in all cars. See General Regulations 4:10, 10:6.

ROLL CAGE
A roll cage is mandatory in cars running 10.99 (*6.99) or quicker or
any car exceeding 135 mph.
In full-bodied cars, with unaltered firewall, floor, and body (from firewall rearward, wheel tubs permitted),
running between 10.00 (*6.40) and 10.99 (*6.99), roll bar permitted in
place of roll cage.
In convertibles running 10.99 or quicker or
exceeding 135 mph, roll cage mandatory. See General Regulations
4:4, 4:11, 10:6.

MASTER CUTOFF
Mandatory on any car with a battery running 9.99 (*6.39) or quicker,
any car exceeding 135 mph, or on any car where the battery is
relocated into the trunk area. See General Regulations 8:4
CREDENTIALS
Valid NHRA competition license mandatory for cars running 9.99
(*6.39) or quicker. Valid state- or government-issued driver’s license
beyond a learner’s-permit level mandatory for cars running 10.00
(*6.40) or slower. See General Regulations 10:4.

DRIVER RESTRAINT SYSTEM
Seat belt mandatory in all cars. Driver restraint system meeting SFI
Spec 16.1 mandatory in any car running 11.49 (*7.35) or quicker, in
convertibles running 13.49 (*8.25) or quicker, and all dune-buggy-type
vehicles running 12.00 (*7.50) or slower. SFI 16.1 restraint system,
when required, includes crotch strap and must be updated at two-year
intervals from date of manufacture. See General Regulations 10:5,
10:11.
HELMET
For all 10.00 to 13.99 closed-bodied cars, either an open-face or a
full-face Snell M2010, M2015, SA2010, SA2015, SFI 31.1/2010 or
31.1/2015 helmet with or without a shield is mandatory.
For all 10.00 and slower dune-buggy-type vehicles and all 10.00 to
13.99 open-bodied front-engine or rear-engine supercharged,
turbocharged, nitrous, or naturally aspirated cars, a
full-face SnellM2010, M2015, SA2010, or SA2015 helmet and shield mandatory
(goggles prohibited).
For all 9.99 and quicker closed-bodied cars, a full-face Snell M2010,
M2015, SA2010 or SA2015 helmet mandatory; shield permitted
(goggles prohibited).
For all 9.99 and quicker open-bodied front-engine or rear-engine
supercharged, turbocharged, or nitrous cars, a full-face Snell SA2010,
or SA2015 helmet and shield mandatory (goggles prohibited).
For all 9.99 or quicker open-bodied front-engine or rear-engine
naturally aspirated cars, a full-face Snell M2010, M2015, SA2010, or
SA2015 helmet and shield mandatory (goggles prohibited). See
General Regulations 10:7.

NECK COLLAR
Neck collar meeting SFI Spec 3.3 mandatory in all cars running 9.99
(*6.39) or quicker or cars exceeding 135 mph. A head and neck
restraint device/system may be used in lieu of a neck collar. See
General Regulations 10:8.
If SFI Spec 3.3 neck collar is required and driver opts to use head and
neck restraint system instead, then SFI Spec 3.3 head sock or SFI
Spec 3.3 skirted helmet mandatory.

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING
Full-length pants; short- or long-sleeved shirt; closed shoes; and
socks. No shorts. No tank tops. No open-toe or open-heel shoes or
sandals. Synthetic clothing not recommended.
10.00 (*6.40) to 13.99 (*8.59); all E.T. non-OEm supercharged,
non-OEm turbocharged, or nitrous-equipped cars with an OEm
or .024-inch steel firewall: Jacket meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/1
mandatory.
10.00 (*6.40) to 13.99 (*8.59); all E.T. supercharged, turbocharged,
or nitrous-equipped cars without a full OEm or .024-inch steel
firewall: Jacket meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/5 and gloves meeting SFI
Spec 3.3/1 mandatory.
9.99 (*6.39) to 7.50 (*4.50) closed-bodied vehicles without an
OEm or full .024-inch steel firewall with nitrous oxide,
supercharger, or turbocharger(s): Jacket and pants meeting SFI
Spec 3.2A/15, gloves meeting SFI Spec 3.3/5, and shoes or boots
meeting SFI Spec 3.3/5 mandatory.
10.00 (*6.40) to 11.49 (*7.35); all E.T. naturally aspirated, OEm
supercharged, or OEm turbocharged with a full OEm or .024-inch
steel firewall: Jacket meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/1 mandatory.
9.99 (*6.39) to 7.50 (*4.50 ) or any vehicle exceeding 135 mph:
Jacket and pants meeting SFI Spec 3.2A/5 and gloves meeting SFI
Spec 3.3/1 mandatory, except as noted above.

PARTICIPANT CONDUCT
Participants at events are expected, at all times, to conduct themselves in a professional and non-disruptive manner consistent with good sportsmanship and NHRA’s role as a family-oriented sports organization with events suitable for attendance by all and, as to those events that are televised, suitable by unrestricted viewing by the general public. Any participant who, in the sole and absolute judgment of NHRA (1) verbally or physically threatens another person; (2) uses vulgar or derogatory language; (3) engages in unsportsmanlike conduct; (4) engages in conduct detrimental to the sport of racing; (5) otherwise creates a condition or circumstance that is unsafe, unfair, or out of order; or (6) otherwise violates any NHRA rule, regulation or agreement, shall have violated this rule regarding participant conduct.
Your best source for the detailed safety, general guidelines and bracket racing requirements is the current NHRA Rulebook.

TECH INSPECTIONS are required for ALL VEHICLES prior to any run on the track.

Become an NHRA Member to
Enjoy These Annual Benefits:

NHRA National Dragster subscription with spectacular action photography, in-depth features, and the sport's best racing coverage, every other weekend throughout the racing season (24 issues/yr)
Membership Hospitality Center at every NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event
25% OFF your season subscription to NHRA All Access, NHRA’s live stream of the MelloYello Drag Racing Series
$10 OFF your tickets to your favorite NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events (4 coupons/$10 each)
10% OFF NHRA merchandise from NitroMall and NitroMall.com
10% off Dragmart classified ads you place in NHRA National Dragster
Digital edition of NHRA Rulebook and NHRA National Dragster
Annual Fan Guide in January
Official NHRA membership card, collector's pin, and decal
Free admission to Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California
$575,000 Excess Medical Insurance*

 

 

 

 

 

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