The second annual Stampede of Speed concludes at Texas Motorplex with the main event, the 37th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals on Oct. 13-16, promising fans an incredible weekend of thrills and action, right in the heart of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
It is the 20th event of the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series and the fourth stop in the six-race NHRA playoffs and the event looks to be bigger and better than ever. Starting with qualifying under the lights during “Friday Night Live,” which offers more than $40,000 in bonus money, a spectacular performance from Grace Good, a world-renowned fire dancer and aerial performance, the weekend opens with a bang.
Defending Pro Stock Motorcycle event winner Matt Smith will look to move closer to his sixth world championship, claiming his first win at Texas Motorplex a year ago. But competition in the fast two-wheeled category is tight, with the points lead changing hands each of the last six races, and Smith will have to deal with the likes of Joey Gladstone, three-time race winner Jerry Savoie, Angie Smith, who is third in points, Eddie Krawiec, who has three Dallas wins, Steve Johnson, and Angelle Sampey.
NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series qualifying will feature two rounds at 2:30 and 7:05 p.m. CT on Friday, Oct. 14, and the final two rounds of qualifying on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12:00 and 4:00 p.m. Final eliminations are scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, Oct. 16. Television coverage includes qualifying action on FS1 at 10:00 a.m. ET and as well as action from eliminations on Sunday.