JIMS Las Vegas Nationals Oct. 18-20 at The Strip at LVMS;

$60,000 purse, championships up for grabs at 2002 AHDRA finale


The All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) will present the JIMS Las Vegas Nationals Presented By Las Vegas Harley-Davidson at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 18-20.  The Las Vegas event will serve as the association's 2002 season finale and will feature 200 mph nitro-burning Harley Davidson motorcycle dragsters. Racing will include three nitro classes, Modified Gas Bikes, Pro Stock, Street Bikes and Junior Dragsters, all competing for national championship titles and the largest purse ($60,000) in the AHDRA's 25-year history.

The race weekend will begin on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. with the AHDRA Kick Start Party at Las Vegas Harley-Davidson, 2605 S. Eastern Ave. in Las Vegas.

Fans are invited to meet the stars of the AHDRA on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. at the JIMS Rolling Bones Party at the Harley-Davidson Café on Las Vegas Blvd.

The Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts Las Vegas High Stakes Shootout will take place on Saturday and will pay $12,000 to the winner and $3,000 to the runner-up.  Eliminations will be held on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

For more information on the AHDRA, contact Craig Tharpe at (336) 924-2095 or www.ahdra.com.

Friday, Oct. 18 -- All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) Test 'n' Tune (Motorcycles only)

Gates open at 2 p.m., motorcycle tech opens at 2:30 p.m., Test 'n' Tune from 5-9 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 19 -- AHDRA Qualifying

Gates open at 7 a.m., time trials begin at 9 a.m., Pro qualifying at 3 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 20 -- AHDRA Las Vegas Nationals Presented by Las Vegas Harley-Davidson

Gates open at 8 a.m., eliminations at 12:30 p.m.



Weekend pass -- $35.

Saturday -- $25.

Sunday -- $25.

Children under 12 -- free.

$5 H.O.G. member discount available at the front gate.