World Footbrake Challenge VI returns to Thunder Valley July 13-15 in what has become one of the racers’ favorite events. The best footbrake competitors in the country set their sights on Bristol Dragway in hopes of coming away with a little extra in their checking accounts.

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. Bracket racing fans definitely will want to catch this event, as the many of the biggest names in the sport will be in attendance.

On Friday evening, racers will be able to participate in a gambler’s race. On Saturday morning, organizers will hold an additional $5,000-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 to celebrate the sixth 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 $250 for the 1000’ Shootout

For more information about the World Footbrake Challenge, please call (205) 612-3502 or (662) 587-3581.