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Thunder Jam is back at Carolina Dragway and bigger than ever September 28

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Get ready Carolina fans, because Thunder Jam is back and bigger than ever!

After rain forced the postponement of the original Thunder Jam date at Carolina Dragway, Thunder Jam and track officials have got together and come up with an even bigger and better show on a brand new date, Saturday, September 28 beginning at 7 p.m.

For years Thunder Jam has wowed audiences in South Carolina and Georgia at the famed Carolina Dragway with many of the fastest racing classes in the sport. From Pro Mods to jet cars, the Carolina Thunder Jam has grown each year and has quickly become one of the most popular stops on the schedule.

And to celebrate that incredible achievement, Thunder Jam will be taking its event at Carolina Dragway to a whole new level with the addition to nitro drag racing to the lineup making for the biggest show in the history of the event! The 2013 Carolina Thunder Jam will feature two nitro-burning racing classes plus all of the jet-powered firepower that fans have come to expect during Thunder Jam’s biggest night of racing on September 28.


   Nitro Funny Car returns to Thunder Jam at Carolina Dragway

The one-night-only show will feature three rounds of action with racing in Nitro Funny Car and Fuel Altered plus the 30,000 horsepower “Super Shockwave” jet truck, the incredible “Chevy Rebellion” wheelstander and much more!

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children and it includes free parking and a free pit pass to the Thunder Fest Pit Party.

“Carolina Dragway is one of our most exciting events of the year. Fans come out in droves each and every year to see our unique lineup of racing action and this year we are pleased to announce our biggest and most action-packed lineup ever,” said Jim Marchyshyn. “This year we will be adding nitro to the lineup in two incredible classes. There is nothing quite like the smell and feel of nitro racing and we are pleased to present three classes this year in addition to our always exciting lineup of jets, wheelstanders and more.

“This year we are also proud to have the IHRA’s best racers on the Summit Pro-Am Tour competing for an Ironman under the lights Saturday night. It is a show unlike any other and we are very excited to be bringing it back to Carolina Dragway.”

Bradford Fiat

   Nostalgia drag racing will rule the day with the addition of Fuel Altered

Highlighting the 2013 Carolina Thunder Jam will be two nitro-powered racing classes including two of the most famous Funny Cars in drag racing history in the fan-favorite nostalgia Nitro Funny Car class.

The famous “USA 1” Funny Car driven by Bruce Larson will return to action against the “Frantic Ford” Mustang in a return to drag racing past as the two nostalgia machines do battle on the quarter-mile just like old times.

Joining in the nostalgic racing will be two of the most out-of-control Fuel Altereds in all of racing as nitro veteran Randy Bradford pilots “Bradford’s Fiat”, the same machine he has piloted for more than 40 years at dragstrips around the world. Bradford will be joined by the equally impressive “Blind Faith” in a throwback to drag racing’s glory days.

And no Thunder Jam would be complete without the fire!

Super Shockwave

   It wouldn't be Thunder Jam without the jets!

The Carolina Thunder Jam will come to a close with the ground-pounding, 30,000 horsepower “Super Shockwave” jet-powered truck, plus the world famous “Chevy Rebellion” wheelstander and more!

In addition to the on-track action, fans will also be able to take part in the AMSOIL Pit Party beginning at 5:30 p.m. The AMSOIL Pit Party features driver autographs, pit tours and more.

Tickets for the August 17 event are just $25 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets are available at the track gate day of show.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and showtime is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Don’t miss out on one of the biggest Thunder Jam events of the year August 17 at Carolina Dragway. For more information logon to or call Carolina Dragway at (877) 471-7223.

Last modified on Thursday, 22 August 2013
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