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PBIR Hosts Ford and Mopar enthusiasts at Fun Ford Weekend and Mega Mopar Action events this September

Monday, August 18, 2014

Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) hosts Ford and Mopar fans of all ages during a special weekend of motorsports in September. Celebrating Mustang’s 50th Birthday, Fun Ford Weekend kicks off on September 12, 2014, while Mega Mopar Action on the Drag Strip returns on September 14, 2014.

From Ford-powered and Ford-bodied bracket racers looking to earn some “cred” on the Drag Strip to Blue Oval restoration experts showing off their finished masterpiece or searching for that hard-to-find part at the Swap Meet, Fun Ford Weekend at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida has something for everyone.

Fun Ford Weekend

On Saturday, September 13, from 8 am to 7 pm, Fun Ford Weekend presented by R.J.S. Racing Equipment features family-friendly entertainment and activities including:

  • Drag Racing on PBIR’s renowned 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip
  • Ford Car and Truck Show
  • Mustang Triathlon on the Road Course and Drag Strip
  • MustangGuys Fastest 5.0 Shootout presented by S&W Race Cars on the Drag Strip
  • Pro Show
    • Tulsa County Heat Wave Jet Car with Driver Sammy Ives
    • Elvis Wheelstander with Driver Joel Harris
    • Southern Slingshots featuring Nostalgia Dragsters
  • Midway, Swap Meet and Car Corral
  • Revell Make ’n’ Take – kids are invited to build their very own model car to keep for free

For more details and to purchase discounted tickets for Fun Ford Weekend, visit www.tinyurl.com/pbirford2014.



Mega Mopar Action

Mopar fans are invited to celebrate everything that makes Mopar stand out in a crowd with Mopar Action magazine at the Mega Mopar Action event at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. There’s something for all Pentastar enthusiasts, like watching HEMI-powered American muscle on the Drag Strip and admiring cars like Challengers, Javelins, Barracudas and Road Runners in the Car Show. Mega Mopar Action Series is the largest national series honoring the iconic brand.

On Sunday, September 14, from 8 am to 7 pm, the Mega Mopar Action event includes:

  • Drag Racing on PBIR’s impressive 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip
  • Car and Truck Show
  • S&W Race Cars Challenger Shootout on the Drag Strip
  • Pro Show
    • Tulsa County Heat Wave Jet Car with Driver Sammy Ives
    • Elvis Wheelstander with Driver Joel Harris
    • Southern Slingshots featuring Nostalgia Dragsters
  • Midway, Swap Meet and Car Corral

For more details and to purchase discounted tickets for Mega Mopar Action at PBIR, visit www.tinyurl.com/pbirmopar2014.

“While the iconic Ford Mustang celebrates its 50th birthday in 2014, we’re also turning 50 this year. Palm Beach International Raceway was founded in 1964, and we’re honored to share this milestone with America’s legendary pony car,” noted PBIR’s Vice President and General Manager Dale Gann.  

At the gate on the event days, tickets are $20 for a 1-day adult spectator admission on Saturday or Sunday. Tickets for a 2-day adult spectator, including both Saturday and Sunday, are $35. Tickets for children ages 6 to 12 are $5 per event day, while children ages 5 and under enter free. Parking at the facility is free for all racers and spectators. Discounted tickets are available online at www.RacePBIR.com.    

The weekend kicks off with Test & Tune on the Drag Strip on September 12, 2014. Test & Tune is an open track session for any make and model car, truck, dragster or motorcycle, during which racers can speed down the track for just $20. Gates open at 6 pm while racing continues until 11 pm. Spectator tickets are just $10 for adults; children 12 and younger enter free. Parking at the track is also free throughout the weekend.

Please note that Friday, September 12, 2014 features Test & Tune on the Drag Strip only. Complete event programming for Fun Ford Weekend occurs on Saturday, September 13, 2014 only.



Palm Beach International Raceway™ (PBIR) is a state-of-the-art, acclaimed motorsports and entertainment facility featuring a challenging 2.034-mile asphalt Road Course, an exciting 1/4-mile concrete Drag Strip, a thrilling 8/10-mile Kart Track, and a 250-foot-long Mud Bog for side-by-side drag racing. Approved for Indy Car testing, the 10-turn Road Course at PBIR consists of a 6/10-mile straightaway, 90-foot-wide flex-use area, 40- to 60-foot-wide seamless track, and a 6-degree banked corner. The Road Course welcomes world-class annual events including the Palm Beach Grand Prix. Designed by former NHRA World Champion Wayne McMurtry, the Drag Strip at PBIR hosts such premier events as the International Hot Rod Association’s Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series™, PRO Winter Warm-up, Dick Moroso Memorial 5-Day Bracket Championship, Citrus Nationals, and Super Chevy Show. Sanctioned by the World Karting Association as a Master Track, the 12-turn, 26-foot-wide Kart Track at PBIR hosts the Florida Winter Tour and conducts karting schools, training courses, 3-hour endurance races, auto crossing events, racing leagues, and “arrive & drive” programs. Driving schools, testing sessions, private rentals, and corporate team-building events are held at PBIR year-round. Founded in 1964 and acquired in 2008 by IRG Sports + Entertainment™ (IRG), PBIR underwent a $20 million remodeling including an upgraded Road Course, low-glare lighting, safety barriers, luxury chalet, VIP trailer and timing tower. Located in Jupiter, Florida, PBIR is the official home of the Palm Beach Driving Club® and Driven2Win Drag Racing School. IRG also owns and operates Memphis International Raceway™, Southwestern International Raceway™, and International Hot Rod Association™. For more information, visit www.RacePBIR.com and www.Instagram.com/RacePBIR, connect with PBIR at www.Facebook.com/PalmBeachIntlRaceway and www.Twitter.com/RacePBIR, call 561.622.1400, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Aidy Alonzo
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Palm Beach International Raceway™
IRG Sports + Entertainment™
17133 Beeline Highway
Jupiter, FL 33478
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