The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway held its 2011 bracket racing awards banquet tonight in the Neon Garage in the infield of the superspeedway.

Class champions honored at the annual banquet included: Roger Kato (Super Pro); Todd Ishibashi (Pro), Sal Cachia (Sportsman), Leo Shaver (Motorcycle), Garrett Parsons (High School),  Chad Webber (Jr. Dragsterr Lightning), Gabrielle Schmidt (Jr. Dragster Thunder) and Keoki Desa ( Jr. Dragster Novice).

Special awards included:

Sportsmanship Award: Michael Jackson and the entire Jackson family.

Jr. Dragster Racer of the Year: Jeff Lingle.

Jr. Dragster Rookie of the Year: Makayla Farnum.

Team of the Year: The Parsons family. 

Bracket Racer of the Year: Tony Niswonger. 

Bracket Racing Crew Chief of the Year: Albert Acacio (Roger Kato’s team). 

Jr. Dragster Crew Chief of the Year: Charles Payne. Hard Luck Award: Glen Copley. 

Cliff Ricci's On-the-Bumper Award: Neil Evans. 

Apreciation Award to Chris and Elaine Bell of Blazin' Bell Tech. 


The 2012 Tony Rowe Enterprises Las Vegas Bracket Drag Racing Series Presented By TRE Operation Street Legal kicks off April 21-22.

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