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Jeeps Invade Texas Motor Speedway During Week 4 Of Friday Night Drags

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 13, 2017) – Texas Motor Speedway’s Friday Night Drags is more than just racing, it’s an opportunity for car enthusiasts to showcase their prized possessions.

For Southlake’s David Williams, the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine held prior to Friday Night Drags offers him a chance to showcase his fleet of vintage cars. Williams’ garage is filled with classic cars – 11 to be exact. His collection ranges from a 1970 Ford Mustang to his most prized possession, a 1957 pearl white Chevrolet.

“I’ve always loved cars and I worked hard all my life and wound up in a position where I could afford to buy them all,” Williams said with a smile. “I do have some awful fast cars. They are show cars and they are built to be fast. I’m just going to tell people how fast they are (instead of race them).”

A majority of his collection has come via purchases at the world famous Barrett-Jackson auctions. Williams, a regular participant of Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine, has won “Best In Show” the first three weeks of the season.

Participants in the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine get the opportunity to take their car around Texas Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile track for a parade lap, one of Williams’ favorite perks of brining out his cars.

“Texas Motor Speedway is great,” Williams said. “It’s fun to drive around the track and enjoyable to watch the drags.”

The competition continues this week for the fourth installment of the six-week summer series, which will include Jeep Week this Friday. Jeep enthusiasts and clubs are encouraged to come out and have the opportunity to enjoy a parade lap around Texas Motor Speedway's 1.5-mile oval. 

Each week, competitors race for trophies and points, which are tallied at the conclusion of the final weekend to crown the season champions. Competitors do not have to sign up to compete in the entire six-week series, offering anyone on any given Friday night through July 28 the opportunity to show up and race.

The gates open each week at 6 p.m. with inspection, practice and Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine vehicle display beginning at 6:15 p.m. Drag racing competition gets underway at 9:15 p.m.

The cost is $20 to participate in the drag racing or Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition each week.

General admission grandstand tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and are available at the Gate 6 box office or online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com. Parking is free in the PSL lot outside Gate 6 and available for $20 in the infield (with admission included in pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield.

For more information and official rules of Friday Night Drags, visit www.texasmotorspeedway.com

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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