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Go racing at Moparpalooza 2018

by Patrick Rall on

If you are a Mopar lover and you live within driving distance of Dominion Raceway in Woodford, Virginia, free up your schedule for the weekend of May 19th. That is the weekend of Moparlooza 11, a massive all-Mopar show for charity – with an all-new “street racing” program for 2018.

For the past decade, Moparpalooza has been one of the biggest Mopar shows on the east coast, raising tens of thousands of dollars for the Fisher House charity. While this show has routinely drawn hundreds of cars and even more spectators, the team looked to offer a broader appeal for 2018 and that is where the new racing program comes into play.

With the event being held at the Dominion Raceway facility, the long front straight of the road course will play home to an 8th-mile “street racing” program on Friday night along with hosting track laps on Saturday. It clearly isn’t street racing but rather, it is the type of racing we would encounter on the street rather than a well-prepped drag strip. This will allow attendees to show off their Mopar and have some high performance fun with their friends in the community.

Event Breakdown

While Moparpalooza 2018 is actually held on May 19th, the team of volunteers that runs this charity Mopar event have created a weekend of activities for participants.

On Friday, participants can come to the track or the host hotel – Best Western Plus Thornburg Inn & Suites – to check in for the event. Upon checking in, participants will receive wristbands for everyone in the vehicle, making it faster and easier to get into the gate on the day of the event. This wristband will also get attendees free admittance to watch NASCAR practice on the Dominion oval or to watch the street racing on the road course on Friday night. Participating in the street racing event on Friday will cost drivers $20.

On Saturday, Moparpalooza 11 sponsored by Katzkin, Detroit Shirt Co. and American Brother Designs kicks off at Dominion Raceway, but it isn’t “just a car show”. From 10 to 1, participants can pay $25 to make guided laps around the road course, with $15 going to Fisher House and the other $10 goes to the track. General admission to Moparpalooza costs $40 per vehicle, with everyone in the car being included for that price and that money goes to Fisher House. Of course, like all proper shows, Moparpalooza will have trophies for the various show car classes.

Finally, the Sunday after Moparpalooza will include a Cars and Coffee at Spotsylvania Court House Village from 7 to 10am – the perfect way to wrap up the weekend before heading home.

Click here for more information from the Moparpalooza website, including a link to register for the event.

Fisher House

Each year, Moparpalooza benefits the Fisher House charity – a group that provides homes to the families of veterans while they are spending extended periods of time in the hospital. For example, say that your son or daughter is injured while overseas, requiring an extended stay at a hospital far from your home. The Fisher House program would provide housing to you and your family near that hospital, saving the families money during hard times.

For more information on this great charity, click here!

 

Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.

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