Leah Pritchett and Matt Hagan will serve as event grand marshals and honorary starters, and the two will pilot the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon in match races during race weekend. In addition, Pritchett is set to unveil the Mopar 80th Anniversary Graphics on a top fuel dragster.
Mopar will also honor Pro Stock champion Allen Johnson, as this will be his last trip to Maple Grove Raceway as a pro driver. Johnson, who has raced to 27 victories and 37 No. 1 qualifier positions in his 22-year career, announced his retirement earlier this month at the U.S. Nationals event. A special ceremony and presentation will be held Thursday night at the FirstEnergy Stadium, which is home to the Cleveland Browns NFL football team.
Mopar Mega Block Party festivities will officially start on September 21st at 4 p.m. Eastern, with home run derby batters scheduled to take the plate at 5 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., with a closing concert to follow.
And with all that said, we’ve only touched on some of what’s in store. To find out more information on the Mopar Mega Block Party, click here.