The Biggest Funny Car Race in the World Returns to the Texas Motorplex
Billy Meyer’s famed Texas Motorplex had an active and highly successful season of drag racing in 2021 which started by hosting the largest Funny Car event in over fifty years with the Funny Car Chaos season opener in late March. This highly anticipated drag race attracted a record sixty-eight funny car teams from coast to coast to compete for over $50,000. The Motorplex staff led by Andy Carter continued to raise the bar and capped off the season with the “Stampede of Speed” last month which took their national event weekend to an entirely new level of entertainment. That momentum will carry forward into next year as the 2nd Annual Funny Car Chaos Classic will bust through the gates in Ennis, Texas on March 24th-26th and will again stand as the only event in the world to qualify 32 Funny Cars for the main event. With that also comes a series record high payout, guaranteed at over $55,000!
“Everything is bigger in Texas, right? The Texas Motorplex rolled out the red carpet for our series to kick off the 2021 season and it was just a magical weekend for everyone in attendance. The teams loved it, the fans loved it, we all had more fun than we could stand and that’s why we do this. To attract almost seventy funny cars to Texas was very exciting and we sure hope to repeat and improve on that effort to start the 2022 season. This is the richest Funny Car Chaos race on our schedule, the only event in the world qualifying 32 cars and the Motorplex gives our teams a stellar surface to lay down big numbers and put on a show for the fans. We’re pretty pumped, to say the least, and want to give a big thank you to Billy Meyer, Andy Carter, and team Motorplex for believing in what we’re doing at Funny Car Chaos,” says series founder Chris Graves.
This past March, Funny Car Chaos performance records were shattered by Del Worsham who’s 3.196 elapsed time and 275.57 miles per hour time slips wowed the crowd and still stand as current series records in their eighth-mile heads up, run whatcha’ brung competition format. Worsham went onto the final round of the elite ‘A’ Field and fell to surprise winner Kyle Smith in his family-run TA/FC. Doug Schneider, Bill Bernard, and Tom Furches also claimed victories in their respective classes. The Funny Car Chaos series has no limitations to engine combination or body style, which brings a unique and unpredictable level of excitement with every pair that thunders down the drag strip. Their elimination ladders are based on qualifying performance, grouping fields of eight cars together in the A-B-C-D Fields of competition providing side-by-side action and multiple event winners.
Over eighty-five funny car teams participated in the Chaos series in 2021 and it appears many more are on their way as finishing touches on several new teams are being made with planned debuts at the Texas Motorplex next March. From nostalgia-bodied nitro burners and screw blown alcohol combinations to modern bodied big show combinations, even twin-turbocharged and nitrous assisted set-ups, the Chaos brings an unpredictable variety of flip-top floppers to the starting line in a heads-up format that keeps the fans on their feet.
The 2nd Annual Funny Car Chaos Classic is adding plenty of icing to the Chaos cake as this event doubles as the season opener for the popular Outlaw Fuel Altered series and also includes the Dirty South Gassers, Texas Drag Racing Association, jet funny cars and more. There is a lot more coming in the way of news and announcements as plans come together, but Funny Car Chaos and the Texas Motorplex can now confirm the ‘A’ Field winner will claim $10,000, ‘B’ Field winner $5,000 and the ‘C’ and ‘D’ Fields will pay $3,000 to the winners, while all 32 qualifiers also claim respectable portions of over $55,000 in total payouts.
The Motorplex will kick off an eight race Championship tour for Funny Car Chaos, presented by Spell Paving Services, Wulff Pumps and Fat Tirez Apparel. Additional destinations include visits to State Capitol Raceway in Baton Rouge, LA, Penwell Knights Raceway in Odessa, TX, Kearney Raceway Park in Kearney, NE, Eddyville Raceway in Eddyville, IA, Mo-Kan Dragway in Asbury, MO and Alamo City Motorplex in San Antonio, TX.
This drag race is sure to please, so make your plans now and don’t miss any of action at the 2nd Annual Funny Car Chaos Classic, March 24-26th at the historic Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas. Tickets will go on sale soon at www.texasmotorplex.com and series information can be found at www.funnycarchaos.com.