The 31st Annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals festivities will commence with the annual Mopar Big Block Event, scheduled for Thursday, July 22 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. MDT on the streets of downtown Golden, Colo. The Mopar Big Block Event is the "Official Starter" of the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Admission to the event is free for fans, with food and drink available for purchase at booths hosted by local vendors. Team Mopar driver Allen Johnson will be joined by NHRA stars Tony Schumacher, Cory McClenathan, Ron Capps, Jack Beckman, Matt Hagan, V. Gaines, Vinnie Deceglie, Danny Gruninger, Judy Lilly and Roy Johnson in a free autograph session.
SpeedFreaks TV and radio hosts Kenny Sargent, Crash Gladys and Statt Mann Caruthers will emcee the Mopar Big Block Event, with hard-rocking band Rated M Live kicking out the jams as attendees check out the Mopar race and show vehicles on display on the streets of Golden. Race Central Radio’s Kurt Hansen will broadcast live from the Mopar Big Block Event from 6–8 p.m. MDT on AM 1510 Mile High Sports Radio. Fans around the globe can also listen in to Hansen’s broadcast online at http://www.racecentralmedia.com.