Jerry's Nugget Casino to sponsor E.T. Bracket Series at The Strip;

Two-year agreement includes reaction time and low qualifier awards 


            LAS VEGAS -- The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's E.T. Bracket Racing Series has a new name: the Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series.

            Officials for LVMS and Jerry's Nugget Casino today announced a two-year agreement for the North Las Vegas gaming property to sponsor The Strip's 10-race E.T. bracket racing series.

            "This is a major step toward our goal of creating one of the best weekly bracket-racing programs in the U.S.," said Chris Blair, LVMS director of drag racing operations.  "This program enables us to properly reward our local racers with a championship caliber points fund, and specialty awards, which adds to the importance of each and every event."

            "Jerry's Nugget Casino has been a dedicated supporter of NHRA bracket racing at The Strip for the past three seasons and we are excited to have them join us as the title sponsor of our most important series," continued Blair. "This two-year agreement will have a dramatic affect on the accelerated growth of drag racing in Las Vegas." 

            Jerry's Nugget Casino also will continue to sponsor the Jerry's Nugget Casino Reaction Bonus, which rewards the driver with the best reaction time on a winning run in the first round in each bracket class.  Jerry's Nugget Casino also will award $100 in casino play to the No. 1 Qualifier at each Outlaw Eliminator event at The Strip.

            ¿Jerry¿s Nugget is proud to be associated with the local racing community - drivers, crew and fans alike. The Jerry¿s Nugget Reaction Time Awards and Points Fund programs have been popular additions to the local bracket series at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Our goal this season is to take Jerry¿s Nugget involvement to a whole new level.

"Partnering with the fine folks at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the bracket series title sponsorship is very exciting for Jerry¿s Nugget Casino," said Jerry's Nugget Casino General Manager Peter Demangus.  "The Jerry¿s Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series will bring a significant increase in award amounts for our local racers. Along with our continuing sponsorship of the Evans Racing team and the weekly Reaction Awards, Jerry¿s Nugget is dedicated to supporting the great sport of drag racing and our local fans.¿

¿We¿ve expanded our efforts with the LVMS this season in order to broaden Jerry¿s Nugget brand," explained Jerry's Nugget Casino Marketing Director Cindy Ferris.  "But more importantly our goal is to let the local and visiting motorsports fans know that Jerry¿s Nugget shares their passion. There is nothing like being a part of the excitement of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.¿

The 10-race Jerry's Nugget Casino Championship Drag Racing Series at The Strip opens Saturday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m.