2011 Short Line Express Market Jr. Drag Racing Series

The 2011 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Short Line Express Market Jr. Dragster Championship Series will consist of 14 points events.  The overall 2011 LVMS Track Championship will be based on a driver's 11 best finishes in the 14 point events.  Championships will be awarded in Jr. Novice, Jr. Thunder and Jr. Lightning. 

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will split the season into two legs consisting of 7 races each.  The "Spring Championship Chase" will award a special trophy and prizes to the driver earning the most points in races 1-7 in the three Short Line Express Market categories.   The "Fall Championship Chase" will award a special trophy and prizes to the driver earning the most points in races 8-14 in the three Short Line Express Market categories. 

*Short Line Express Markets Spring Championship Chase
Date   Race 
Saturday, March 19: Race #1
Sunday, March 20: Race #2
Saturday, May 7: Race #3
Saturday, May 14: Race #4
Saturday, May 21: Race #5
Sunday, May 22: Race #6
Saturday, June 4: Race #7
*Spring Championship consists of a driver's best finishes point races 1-7. 


**Short Line Express Markets Fall Championship Chase
Date   Race 
Sunday, June 5: Race #8
Saturday, August 27: Race #9
Saturday, Sept. 3: Race #10
Saturday, Sept. 4: Race #11
Saturday, Sept. 10: Race #12
Saturday, Sept. 17: Race #13
Sunday, Sept. 18: Race #14
**Fall Championship consists of a driver's best finishes in point races 8-14.

Short Line Express Market 2011 Championship Consists of a driver's 11 best finishes in the 14 events scheduled.


Schedule subject to change due to car count and weather.  All times are approximate and subject to change.
Please note start times vary for special events due to expected increased car count. Most events will feature one time trial, a round of reaction time qualifying to place cars on ladder and eliminations. 

 

2011 Point Series Class Structure
Jr. Dragster Lightning - Ages 13 and older.   Restricted to dial-in of 7.90 seconds and slower.

Jr. Dragster Thunder - Ages 10 – 12.   Restricted to dial-in of 8.90 and slower.

Jr. Dragster Novice- Ages 8 and 9.    Restricted to dial-in of 12.90 and slower.

Points Membership- All participants must obtain a Las Vegas Motor Speedway membership to participate in the 2011 point program. The $40 membership fee includes points, participant decal and eligibility for special awards.  Points will not be tabulated until after a participant signs up for membership.  Points earned prior to sign-up will not transfer.  There is no grace period for membership.  Points will not be tabulated until membership is complete.

A child’s age on the first scheduled date of the series will determine the class he/she is participating in for the remainder of the season.  If a child wishes to move up in category following their birthday they can do so, however, points earned in the first class cannot transfer to the new class.

2011 POINT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will distribute Short Line Express Market Jr. Dragster points as follows for the 2011 season:

16 points to compete in the first round of eliminations.
10 points for each round win during race eliminations.
5 bonus points for the race elimination winner.
2 bonus points for the race elimination runner-up.
Any driver who breaks prior to first round of eliminations will receive 6 points after passing tech inspection.

Tie-breakers:
• First tie-breaker will be based off of total number of round wins.
• Second tie-breaker will be based on total number of final round wins.
• Third tie-breaker will be based on total number of final round runner-up finishes.
• Fourth tie-breaker will be based on total number of semi-final round appearances. 
• Fifth tie-breaker will be based on total number of head-to-head races between the tied drivers.
• Sixth tie-breaker…a foot race to the 330’ mark after being blind-folded and spun around eight times


2011 Race Schedule Start Times – Subject to change (please note new start times)

9 a.m.:   Pit Gates Open
10 a.m.:   Tech Inspection in staging lanes
10:45 a.m.:  Cars called to lanes for time trial #1
11 a.m.:   Time Trial #1
Reaction Time Qualifying
Eliminations
Approximate end time – 4 p.m.