The first weekend of the 2nd Annual Stampede of Speed will kick into high gear with the series’ Funny Car Chaos Finals, followed by a high-energy After Party in the Pits with country stars Niko Moon and Kolby Cooper on Saturday, October 8. With ten days of racing events, concerts and special events, Stampede of Speed has quickly established itself as the must-see for motorsports and music fans across the country. Saturday’s show will feature some of the best Nostalgia Funny Car racing in the country followed by two rising stars on the country music scene.
“Hosting the Funny Car Chaos Finals is a great way to kick off the Stampede of Speed. We always say the Texas Motorplex is where speed was born and these Funny Cars are a throwback to drag racing history,” said Christie Meyer Johnson. “The variety of race cars that will be on the track will be very entertaining. Just walking around the pits and seeing these cool looking Funny Cars is amazing. They are fast, wild and unpredictable, so they put on a great show.”
Known as an adventurous artist, writer and musician Niko Moon wins over fans with enduring optimism and a knack for pushing boundaries. His most recent songs, “Good Time” and “Drunk Over You,” are quickly becoming favorites and will appear on his fourth album, due out later this year. A prolific songwriter, Kolby Cooper has an uncanny ability to turn his and his friends’ life stories into relatable songs that his rabidly enthusiastic fanbase can’t get enough of, and his upcoming EP is no different, stacking the release with high-energy rockers, searing breakup anthems and thoughtful love songs. Cooper has amassed over 113.5 million on-demand streams to date.
“Finishing the race with a concert with Niko and Kolby will give race fans a great deal of pleasure,” said Johnson. “Hopefully some Niko and Kolby fans will get out there early and watch the races. We’ve put together the schedule to be a seamless transition from racing to music, so it’s going to be a great event.”
Pre-race ceremonies will begin on Saturday at 1 pm and will lead to the first round of eliminations for the Funny Car Chaos Finals. The Funny Car Chaos Semifinals are scheduled for approximately 3 p.m. with additional Outlaw Fuel Altered classes, Old School Back Half and Gassers running eliminations throughout the day. The final rounds for all classes, including Funny Car Chaos, will begin at 5:45 pm, followed by the Jet Funny Car Finals and Winner’s Circle. The After Party in the Pits concerts are scheduled to begin at 7 pm with a spectacular fireworks show to close out the night.
Tickets for Funny Car Chaos and the After Party in the Pits can be purchased here and more information on all Stampede of Speed-related events can be found at www.stampedeofspeed.com.