By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2009
Kim Goddard, Lexie Fowler and Brad Fowler prepare for Mopars in the Park, to be held Saturday, November 7 at Tulsa Raceway Park.
Mopars at the Park, this year’s final Mopar Point Series event, is Saturday, November 7 at Tulsa Raceway Park. “We’re in our 5th year, and this is becoming a landmark event,” says Lexie Fowler, the event’s organizer. “This is a great day for the whole family, and we’ve got some of the best cars in the country coming here. Last year we had over 600 people for Mopars at the Park, and we expect more than that this year. We’re growing every year, and we want to keep growing.”
The term “Mopar” comes from Motor Parts, Chrysler’s automotive parts and service branch. A Mopar is any vehicle built by Chrysler, including Dodge, Plymouth, Imperial, DeSoto, and Jeep, built after 1987. And Mopar enthusiasts are a dedicated bunch. Last year, this event featured over 75 show cars and 110 tech cars, and there should be even more this year. The Mopar Car Show will feature 16 classes, and awards will be given to the top three cars in each class, plus the spectators’ choice.
Mopars at the Park will feature tons of trophies and giveaways. “We’re going to be giving out over 100 trophies for the races, shows and kids’ activities. And we’ll have door prizes from our sponsors. Everyone will get something,” says Fowler.
You can bring your favorite Mopar Hot Wheel for the Hot Wheels Mopar Shootout. There are four classes for all ages, kids and adults. Register for $1 and get a tech card for your car to participate. Proceeds from the Hot Wheels Mopar Shootout will go to Broken Arrow Neighbors for their holiday food drive. “Broken Arrow Neighbors helped us out years ago, and we wanted to give something back,” says Fowler. Additionally, bringing a nonperishable food item for the food drive will take a dollar off your admission price. Fowler’s goal is 1,000 cans of food.
Broken Arrow Neighbors is a nonprofit organization and United Way agency that provides basic-needs emergency assistance to over 12,000 people in Broken Arrow and Coweta each year. Broken Arrow Neighbors provides a number of goods and services, including a food pantry, a clothing room, school supplies, housewares and linens, holiday assistance, legal services, and financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions and gasoline. “We make a difference in people’s lives,” says Kim Goddard, executive director of Broken Arrow Neighbors. “You can see it instantly when you help someone pay a bill and take that pressure off them. It’s important to us to do all we can for people in their time of need.” Broken Arrow Neighbors needs volunteers, as well as donations of money, food, clothing and toiletries. For more information, visit www.baneighbors.com.
Mopars at the Park is Saturday, November 7 at Tulsa Raceway Park. Gates open at 8 a.m. and racing begins at 10 a.m. Admission is $15, or $14 if you bring a nonperishable food item. Kids 12 and under get in free. A children’s tent will feature a coloring contest, Hot Wheel hunt, and more.
For more information on the event, or to register your Mopar, call Lexie Fowler at (918) 645-9078 or visit www.moparpointseries.com.