It's the biggest event of the year at Bandimere Speedway.

If you love motorsports, this weekend there's only one place to be in Colorado, it's the 40th annual Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals powered by Pennzoil. It's three days of world-class drag competition in top fuel, funny car, pro-stock and pro-stock motorcycle at the legendary Bandimere Speedway just outside of Denver.

Ray Michaels

Last year, I was treated to a front-row seat to the action. A good frond of mine from Wichita, Kansas is part owner and crew member of the Scott Palmer-Cat Spot Top Fuel race team.

I was given total access. I was right down front at the starting line, spent time in the pits, and hung out with some of the crew. The raw power of these machines is mind-blowing. It's a sensory overload. The roar of an 11,000-horsepower Top Fuel engine, the smell of burning rubber and nitromethane fuel, and watching a machine cover a quarter-mile in less than 4 seconds, it's insane.

Ray Michaels

The weekend starts Thursday evening with the MOPAR "Big Block Party" presented by Pennzoil in Downtown Golden, Colorado. Friday the Midway opens at 1 PM with pro-stock racing starting at 4:15 PM. There's an Autograph Session Saturday at 2 PM with racing starting at 4:15 PM. Racing starts at 11 AM on Sunday. There are live bands and Nitro Alley with vendors selling all the cool merch. All ticket includes a "Pit Pass" so you can meet the drivers and see the machines up close. Get yours by clicking HERE.

Credit: Denver 9