The World Footbrake Challenge celebrates its fifth season July 15-17 in Thunder Valley with its biggest event yet. The best footbrake racers in the country are set to slug it out for a few large checks in this big-money bracket race.

The race features a purse structure that will reward the winner of each race day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with a hefty $10,000 prize.

Additionally, organizers have added a few new features to show their appreciation to racers at the fifth edition of the event.

On Friday evening, racers will be able to participate in a gambler’s race. On Saturday morning, organizers will hold an additional $10,000-to-win race, called the 1000’ Shootout. This race will feature a 64-car field and will be contested to 1000 feet.

Finally, on Saturday evening at 8 p.m., a free racer appreciation party will be held celebrate the fifth year of this exciting event. 

In footbrake competition, drivers are not allowed to use electronic equipment to help them achieve a perfect start.  For a complete list of rules, please visit

Gates open on Friday at 8 a.m., with time trials at 9 a.m. A Run for the Money follows at noon and eliminations for the first $10,000 race begin at 2 p.m.

Gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday. The 1000’ Shootout time trials begin at 9 a.m., with shootout eliminations at 10 a.m. Time Trials for the second $10,000 race begin at 11:30 a.m., with a run for the money at 1:30 p.m. Eliminations begin at 3:30 p.m.

Gates open Sunday at 8 a.m. A church service takes place at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Run for the Money at 9 a.m. and eliminations at 11 a.m.

Spectator and crew entry fees are $10 each day. Racer entries are $150 for the $10,000 to win races, and $375 for the 1000’ Shootout

For more information about the World Footbrake Challenge, please call (205) 612-3502 or (662) 837-8166.