July 16, 2012 2:20 PM
For more than three decades, fans, sponsors and legends of the
racing world have been gathering over a mile high in the sky to
celebrate, congregate and, most importantly, race! The annual
summer event takes places at none other than Bandimere Speedway in
Morrison, Colo., which sits 5,800 feet high in the Rocky Mountains,
where the air may be thinner, but the racing culture is thicker.
Mopar's Big Block Party in Golden, Colo.
Mopar's sponsorship of the event is the longest continuous-running
sponsorship in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, and
serves as the opener of the 2012 NHRA Western Swing.
Flying the Mopar flag high and proud for the event will be Mopar
Dodge Avenger NHRA Pro Stock veteran Allen Johnson, who is aiming
for his sixth straight final-round appearance at Bandimere
Speedway. Joining Johnson in the Pro Stock field will be four-time
champion Jeg Coughlin Jr., who pilots the Mopar/JEGS.com Dodge
Avenger, and Matt Hagan, the defending NHRA Funny Car champion, who
will sport special Mopar graphics on his Dodge Charger R/T.
Kicking off the weekend will be the 11th annual Mopar Big Block
Party on Thursday, July 19, on the scenic streets of downtown
Golden, Colo., where Mopar will host autograph sessions with both
current and historical racers, live concerts, Mopar product
demonstrations, food and fun. Visit Mopar's Mile
High Nationals website to learn more about this weekend's