AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —
The Mopar brand’s year-long 80th anniversary celebration will reach a fever pitch when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins its yearly Western Swing at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado, July 21-23. 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals scheduled for July 21-23 at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado 16th annual Mopar Mile-High Block Party fan event July 20 in downtown Golden will kick start race weekend and serve as Mopar 80th birthday celebration Mopar Mile-High Block Party to feature Mopar NHRA driver autograph session, live music, vendors, interactive displays, show cars and more Mopar NHRA drivers Matt Hagan, Leah Pritchett to battle in first-ever match races featuring 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons Mopar HEMI® power currently holds four of top five points positions in NHRA Funny Car standings, Mopar Funny Cars have won 12 of 13 events this year “King of the Mountain” Allen Johnson looks to extend decade of Denver dominance in Pro Stock Mopar to honor local first responders as event Grand Marshals Event eliminations to be broadcast live on national FOX Network
The Mopar brand’s year-long 80th anniversary celebration will reach a fever pitch when the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series begins its yearly Western Swing at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado, July 21-23. Drivers in the NHRA Funny Car, Top Fuel, Pro Stock and Sportsman ranks will showcase the brand’s long legacy of elite performance at its annual headline event located in the picturesque Rocky Mountains.
Entering the event near Denver, Mopar-backed drivers and teams from Don Schumacher Racing (DSR) have dominated the 2017 season and will aim to maintain their success at the brand’s 29th consecutive year of sponsoring the popular stop at “Thunder Mountain.”
Mopar HEMI®-powered DSR Dodge Charger R/T Funny Cars have claimed a whopping 12 of 13 event wins to date, with defending champion Ron Capps leading the point standings and the series win total, with six victories thus far. Matt Hagan and his Mopar Express Lane team have claimed three wins and sit second in points, while Jack Beckman has visited the winner’s circle twice with his Infinite Hero Dodge and is third in the standings. Tommy