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El Paso Motorplex Import Race results released; Sand Drags set for Saturday

Saturday November 14th saw beautiful weather for the first running of the El Paso Motorplex Import Drag Racing event.  Drag racers from Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua converged to do battle on El Paso’s famous all concrete quarter mile.

After the racers received their two hour allotment for testing and tuning, the spectators on hand were treated to both heads up and handicapped style racing competition and the final results are as follows.

4 Cylinder Pro
Winner: Albert “Shadow” Gonzalez (El Paso, TX) Honda CRX 1.8L Turbo
Runner Up: Robert Gaska (El Paso,TX) Honda CRX 2.0L Turbo

4 Cylinder All Motor
W: Efren Gallardo (Rio Rancho,NM) ’88 Honda CRX 2.4L
RU: J Rafael Vasquez (El Paso, TX) ’83 Toyota Starlet 1.3L Rotary

W: Tito “Speed Zone” Olivares (Juarez,Chih.)
RU: Shileen Barker (Albuquerque,NM)

The next event at the El Paso Motorplex will be this Saturday for the Sand Drag Racing Finals.

Author: El Paso Motorplex


El Paso Motorplex to host Import Drag Race Saturday

As the regular season has concluded at the El Paso Motorplex, the track will be hosting an Import-only event this Saturday.

According to Race Director Ben de la Vega, this move toward import racing is important, not just for the drivers but for the drag strip as well.

“We cater to American Muscle all year, but we have been inadvertently ignoring a very large demographic of amateur racer, between the ages of 18-35 who own import vehicles, which is the majority here in the El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez area, De la Vega stated, “this will give the El Paso Motorplex a completely new and untapped customer base of both racers and spectators, thus doubling Motorplex annual revenue which is definitely needed.”

The complex is located in far-East El Paso County, at the Clint exit (Exit 42) on the north side of the freeway.

The facility not only features a newly-improved, all concrete 1/8 and 1/4 mile drag strip, but a very popular sand drag strip as well.

The Import-only drags are scheduled for Saturday, November 14th at 10am.