After world championships are decided, the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) will conclude its highly-anticipated race weekend at Texas Motorplex with its annual Racer Appreciation and Awards Gala on Oct. 21 in the Championâ€™s Club.
Serving as a fitting finish to what has already been a remarkable 2012 season, the gala will end a weekend that includes the ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe, which takes place Oct.19-20 at Texas Motorplex.
â€œAfter the race, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the incredible 2012 ADRL season together and award each of our world champions,â€ ADRL Executive Vice President Jeff Fortune said. â€œIt will be the perfect way to cap off an unbelievable 2012 season.
â€œBy having it the morning after our spectacular World Finals race, it will allow teams and sponsors to enjoy the excitement of the awards gala while still being able to get home on Sunday.â€
The casual dress event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Championâ€™s Club at Texas Motorplex. Tickets are $25 and everyone must purchase a ticket to attend.
ADRL World Championship trophies will be presented to the 2012 class champions in a special ceremony.
Additionally, a number of other special prizes will also be awarded at the event.
Noted drag racing historian and ADRL television reporter Bret Kepner will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this yearâ€™s Gala.
The doors open at 9:30 a.m. and the celebration begins at 10 a.m. with an upscale breakfast brunch, with the awards ceremony to follow. There will be a cash bar as well. To purchase tickets, contact the ADRL offices at 1-855-277-ADRL (2375).
Tickets can be purchased by check, credit card or money order, but must be purchased in advance and no later than 5 p.m. CST on October 15 or until the event sells out. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the ADRL Summit Racing Equipment registration trailer during the upcoming Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson, which takes place Sept. 28-29 at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
ADRL Racer Appreciation and Awards Gala Fact Sheet
WHAT: The 2012 ADRL Racer Appreciation and Awards Gala
WHEN: Sunday, October 21, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
WHERE: The Champions Club at Texas Motorplex
SCHEDULE (Subject to change)
9:30 a.m.: Doors Open
10 a.m.: Breakfast Brunch
11 a.m.: Racer Appreciation and Awards Ceremony
ATTIRE: Casual dress. There will also be a cash bar.
TICKETS: Cost is $25 per person and must be purchased in advance, payable by American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa by calling 1-855-277-ADRL (2375), or by mailing a money order to: ADRL, P.O. Box 430, Oâ€™Fallon, MO, 63366. Tickets can also be purchased at the ADRL registration trailer during the Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented by Mickey Thompson (Sept. 28-29) at Summit Motorsports Park.
CONTACT: American Drag Racing League at 1-855-277-ADRL (2375); Media requests, ADRL Communications (636) 487-8689; Texas Motorplex (281) 383-7223.
(Photos by ADRL/Richards)