Drag Racing

Las Vegas
Motor Speedway

Mopar vs. the World

September 26, 2015 - ABQ DRAGWAY

We had a GREAT EVENT in 2015 with 67 racers:
46 World cars and 21 Mopars.
Although 2 Mopars were in the final 6
cars, the World took the crown home this year.

1st and King of the World Max Tafoya, Jr. (67 Nova); 2nd - Angelo Sanchez 67 Nova; 3rd - Jerry Holder, Jr. Chevy S-10; and quarter final winners: Robert Covell (1971 Charger), Dave Peterson (2001 Dakota), and Tony Lukesh 1955 Chevy.

We had a great time and thank everyone for coming!



This event, previously held at the Roswell, NM track, will now be held at the ABQ Dragway for 2014. Four previous events have been held with Mopars being crowned the "King of the World" three out of the four times. This event will be Mopars (car and motor have to be Mopar unless you are a dragster) against everyone else, a.k.a., "The Others" or "The World." Sponsorship/Payouts:

Thanks to ABQ Dragway, Yearwood Performance, Melloy Dodge, Rich Ford, Reliable Chevrolet/Nissan, and Dash for Cash for sponsoring this fun event. Payouts will be distributed to the top six cars. A 100 car field guarantees a $3K payout to 1 st place

How it Will Work:

Gates will open at Friday from noon to 7:00 p.m. for any overnight campers. Overnight camping is allowed (Friday and Saturday).

Schedule for September 27, 2014:
Gates open: 9:00 a.m. Saturday
Time trials: 11:00 a.m. (you will receive a run card)
Dash: 1:45 p.m.
Eliminations: 2:00 p.m.

Entry - Run cards will be $40.00 each with a $20.00 first round only buy back. Gate fee is $20. Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. with two time trials for each racer. Dash for cash entry is $20.00.

Three Classes - Sportsman; Pro - Non-electronics; and Super-Pro - electronicsMopar Team - To be on the Mopar team, you will need a true Mopar car (car and motor have to be Mopar) with a Mopar power plant. AMC is considered Mopar as well. Then, be ready to take on whatever cars come to race! If you are interested in joining the Mopar team, email us and let us know so we can add you to the list to give us an idea of how many Mopar's are coming.The World Team - Everything but Mopar running against Mopar's for the bragging rights for one year and the money. But don't think it's going to be that easy. Mopar's come from all over and have taken the crown for three out of four years.Points - This race is for fun and will not count towards ABQ Dragway track points or Mopar Challenge Series points. However, SWDRA points can be counted for this race.


* All NHRA and track rules will be followed.
* Track Tech rules must be followed.
* IF DQ'd, no refunds.Details -You will start in your class then it will be an all run event at the end. Sprotsman, Pro (non-electronic), Super- Pro (electronics) will run separately until the final 2 cars in each class. Then the final 6 cars will be merged and laddered based on previous round, closest to dial. Note that in all three classes, we will pair a Mopar against a World Car until there are no more remaining pairs to match up. At that time, remaining cars will be paired up against each other whether on the same team or not. You can run in more than one class or more than one car as long as you make the call for your round. We will not wait. Tech - As soon as racers get to the track they must get in line for tech. Be sure you are aware of what will be needed for your car. Fire jackets, helmets, cages, etc. It is the drivers responsibility to know what the track rules are. If you don't know, please ask a tech or call (888)-925-2227 or email the track .

Other Information:Motel - The ABQ Dragway has a host hotel that gives racers a discounted rate. Just say that you are with Albuquerque Dragway. Click here for the hotel's website.

Current sponsors include:
ABQ Dragway
Dash for Cash
Yearwood Performance Center
Sierra Trophies and Sports Outlet
Melloy Dodge in ABQ