“Because there are so few jet cars in the world, they come from all over,” says Bandimere spokesman Jeff Sipes.
Bandimere will open today at 8 a.m. for a variety of dragster rounds, but the real action begins at 2 p.m. with race eliminations. Carnival rides, live music and pie and watermelon-eating competitions will be part of the Fourth of July afternoon festivities, and all ages are welcome. A ceremony honoring servicemen and women will precede a music-choreographed fireworks show slated for 9:45 p.m. at the park.
Tickets to the Big O Tires Jet Car Nationals at Bandimere, 3051 South Rooney Road in Morrison, are $11 to $49; children five and under get in free. For a full lineup of races and events or to purchase tickets, visit www.bandimere.com or call 303-697-6001.
Wed., July 4, 6:30 p.m., 2012