Biggest Labor Day Classic at MOKAN Dragway, record number of Funny Cars as track is poised to celebrate 60 years

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JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — This weekend is nearly 60 years of the Labor Day Classic. Track owner Carl Blanton says this could be their biggest year ever. “There’s more people interested and it’s becoming more diverse. It’s about car culture, and why people want to come to a track. [The fans} are getting more specific. They like this type of car or that type of car.

We have 35 Funny Cars, over 40 [Dirty South] Gassers, and a lot of sportsmen racers,” Chris Graves of Funny Car Chaos states. Since the rain delayed some of the qualifying Friday evening and changed the schedule all day Saturday will be the Funny Cars. Sportsmen will carry over into Sunday.


We are running our Labor Day Bracket Classic today! Gates at 10 am, time runs at 11, eliminations around 2 this afternoon.” — MOKAN ON SUNDAY


MOKAN is poised to celebrate it’s 60th anniversary as a continuously running dragstrip. And the Labor Day tradition of drag racing could be the biggest they’ve ever had with this group of racers. Organizers estimate the crowd to be about 5,000.

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Posted by Joplin News First on Saturday, September 4, 2021

Also two jet drag cars will duel. Saturday the “Lone Star Lightning” Jet Dragster -vs- “Mustang Sally” will race between Funny Car Chaos Q1 and Q2.

𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗱𝗮𝘆 · 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝟰𝘁𝗵
Pit Gate @ 9 AM
Spectator Gate @ 11 AM
Class Racing @ Noon
Funny Car Final Qualifying @ 2:00
Funny Car Eliminations @ 6 – 8 – 10:00

𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴:
🎟 Fri $20 Adult Admission / Sat $25
🎟 Kids 12 & Under – FREE!
Parking Free!
Every Ticket Is A Pit Pass!

𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀:
* Get Ready For One Heck Of A Drag Race!
* ALL Spectators MUST Use Spectator Entrance!
* Food Trucks And Merch Vendors Will Be On-Site!
* BYOB – No Glass Bottles Please!

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