Mopar Muscle will be put to the test during Mopar vs. The World on Friday, Sept. 3, part of the weekend’s activities for Mopar Thunder at Bristol Dragway.

Mopar Thunder, which runs through Sunday, begins on Friday evening with the mighty Mopars taking on all-comers in an event designed to pit them against the fastest machines from all other makes.

All car models from any manufacturer are eligible to compete against the Mopar-powered machines during Mopar vs. The World.

As part of the event, drivers will be allowed to participate in a test and tune session prior to the race.

The entry fee for Mopar vs. The World is just $40, and the driver to conquer the field will take home a $1500 winner’s check.

Mopar Thunder is the place for fans of all Chrysler Corporation vehicles. The General Lee, possibly the world’s most famous Mopar, will be on site. Also, a Dodge Ram-bodied jet truck will heat up the track and make blistering-quick passes through Thunder Valley during the event.

The Keisler Engineering car show will fill the Dragway grounds and gives fans a chance to see their favorites from years gone by. Keisler Engineering, a manufacturer of transmissions for classic Mopars, will be on hand.

Challenger lovers won't want to miss Petty's Garage display and performance parts for LX and LC Challengers. Richard Petty's Signature Series Challenger also will be on display. 

The swap meet, car corral and Manufacturers’ Midway will give spectators and participants the opportunity to purchase the hard-to-find items they have been looking to purchase for their new or classic Mopar.

Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday with a test and tune session for all makes at noon. Mopar vs. The World takes place at 6 p.m.

Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday with time trials for Mopar bracket machines at 10 a.m. Car show judging begins at noon, while bracket eliminations take place 3 p.m.

On Sunday, gates open at 8 a.m., with church service scheduled for 9 a.m. Time trials are at 10 a.m. with the first round eliminations at noon.

Friday admission is $10. Admission is $20 on both Saturday and Sunday. A weekend pass good for all three days is available for $35. Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult.

For more information about the eleventh annual Mopar Thunder, please call (423) 764-DRAG or visit