Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil Thunders into Denver, Extends Longest Running Sponsorship in Series
Auburn Hills, MI – The Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, the longest continuous running sponsorship in NHRA and one of the longest in all of motorsports, is rumbling back to Bandimere Speedway near Denver on July 19-21. The 2019 edition marks the 31st year of FCA US event sponsorship, a partnership that spans four decades.
“NHRA offers the perfect stage to connect with the performance and race enthusiasts who power our brand,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “Together with our friends at Mopar and Pennzoil, we continue to deepen our commitment to the sport because there’s no better arena to showcase what Dodge//SRT represents on both the street and strip.”
Later this year, Dodge//SRT will also return as title sponsor of the NHRA Dodge HEMI® Challenge at the historic NHRA U.S. Nationals. The brand will also take over title sponsorship duties at the Dodge NHRA Nationals Presented by Pennzoil, the penultimate event of the NHRA season, scheduled for October 31 – November 3, 2019, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The action-packed weekend at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado, will commence with the reveal of special new graphics on Matt Hagan’s Mopar Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car during the NHRA pre-race press conference on Thursday, July 18. The 18th Annual Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil, scheduled for Thursday night in downtown Golden, Colorado, will kick enthusiasts into high gear at the free-admission fan event.
At the track, fans will also have the chance to visit the Dodge//SRT and Mopar displays on Manufacturers Midway and test their skills on Dodge Challenger SRT Demon race simulators. Education will also be the focus during the weekend, with more than 30 students from the Mopar Career Automotive Program (Mopar CAP) participating in the “Assemble Your Future” initiative.
18th annual Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil
The 18th annual Mopar Big Block Party Presented by Pennzoil will return to help rev up the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Pennzoil. Scheduled for Thursday, July 18, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in downtown Golden, Colorado, the event will include an autograph signing with Dodge//SRT Mopar NHRA stars, including Matt Hagan, Leah Pritchett, Jack Beckman, Tommy Johnson Jr., Cruz Pedregon and Jim Campbell.
The free-admission fan event will also feature Dodge//SRT Mopar drag cars on display. Renowned gearhead and TV/radio personality Willie B. will serve as the MC for the evening along with his co-host, automotive celebrity and podcast star Jeff Allen, and tunes will be provided all night courtesy of the Steve Thomas Band. Attendees can grab seat time in Demon race simulators and Pennzoil virtual simulators, purchase merchandise including the commemorative Block Party t-shirt and choose from a variety of food and drink stations. FCA US vehicles will be on display in the Larry H. Miller Chrysler Jeep® Dodge Ram area and fans can also sign up for the chance to win $70,000 toward the purchase of any new FCA vehicle.
Enthusiasts can share their Block Party love on social media by using #MoparBP19 or #MoParty. For more information, visit www.Mopar.com and scroll to blog section of the site.