As part of its weeklong celebration, Stampede of Speed, the Texas Motorplex held a fan fest at Railyard Park in downtown Waxahachie on Thursday evening.

The wildly popular and free event highlighted race cars, interactive games, live music and family fun. A massive driver autograph session served as the highlight of the evening, which capped off with a fireworks show.

Sunday, Oct. 10, the Ennis-based track enters the final day of competition for the NHRA Fall Nationals.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be on the line as well as the chance for racing immortality. The pits as always will be open for fans to mix and mingle with the racers throughout the day. At the conclusion of the event fans are welcome to join the winner’s circle celebration on the starting line where the Stampede of Speed will be closed with the largest fireworks display of the week.

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