The Mopar Mega Block Party will jump start the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals for the fourth consecutive year, with a full slate of fan-friendly activities set for Thursday, September 12, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pennsylvania. The free-to-the-public event is scheduled from 4-10 p.m. Eastern and will feature a home run derby, Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators, an NHRA driver autograph session and much more.
The Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals event is slated for September 13-15 at famed Maple Grove Raceway near Reading, marking the fourth year Mopar has been sponsoring the prestigious race, part of the six-event NHRA Countdown to the Championship playoffs.
4th Annual Mopar Mega Block Party
The Mopar Mega Block Party will once again offer NHRA drivers and personalities the opportunity to translate their reflexes and steely nerves from the racetrack to the baseball diamond in a home run derby. Dodge//SRT Mopar NHRA drivers Matt Hagan, Leah Pritchett, Jack Beckman, Ron Capps, and Tommy Johnson Jr. will slug it out alongside NHRA on Fox play-by-play announcers Tony Pedregon and Brian Lohnes to determine who will wear the home run crown.
NHRA announcer Alan Reinhart will provide the play-by-play. Donations to the Make-A-Wish and Infinite Hero Foundations will be made in the name of the winner of the elimination-style competition.
The Mopar Mega Block Party also will feature plenty of classic and modern HEMI® power with a massive all-Mopar car show hosted by the Modern Mopar car club, opportunities for fans to drive the popular Dodge Challenger SRT Demon simulators, appearances by Raminator Monster Trucks, concerts by Liquid A, Go-Go Gadjet and TJ Bebb, on-site food and drink vendors, kids’ activities, giveaways and much more. In addition, Mopar NHRA drivers will be on-hand to sign autographs, with several race cars on-site for fans to take an up-close look.
Festivities kick off at 4 p.m. Eastern, with home run derby batters scheduled to take the plate at 4:45 p.m. and the autograph signing set for 6:30-7:30 p.m. A Mega Fireworks show sponsored by Pennzoil will launch at 8:45 p.m., followed by a concert from TJ Bebb to help close out the night.
For more information on the Mopar Mega Block Party, visit www.moparblockparty.com.