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Bristol Dragway to hold combined Ford/Mopar event

Staff Report • Aug 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Blue oval enthusiasts and Mopar fans will be at Thunder Valley this weekend for the dragway’s first-ever combined Fun Ford Weekend and Mopar Thunder.The event kicks off Friday at 11 a.m. at Bristol Dragway with a car show featuring Ford favorites and Mopar classics followed by a 6 p.m. test and tune open to all manufacturers.Racing begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday with time trials and the first round of an All Manufacturers Gamblers Race. In addition to the Gamblers Race, Saturday’s on-track action features Mopar and Ford bracket races along with a throwback clash between the Nostalgia Funny Cars Solid Rock Mustang and Gold Coast Charger.Another car show is on tap for the event’s second day, along with an organized swap meet.Spectators can purchase a two-day weekend pass for $25 at the gate and receive $5 off when providing a Frito-Lay item purchased at Food City. Gates open at 10 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit www.bristoldragway.com or call (423) 764-DRAG.

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