It was called the GM Performance Kick-off Party.  Friday night's kick-off booted one right through the uprights and scored as a record 2,999 spectators and over 500 participants attended the first Titan Auto Insurance Midnight Mayhem of the 2003 season.

DJ Prism and crew spun vinyl on the NHRA Stylefest stage while street legal cars and bikes raced each other on The Strip's quarter mile.

The weekend of speed at The Strip continues Saturday and Sunday with the inaugural GM Performance NHRA Sport Compact Nationals.  Featured drivers include Nelson Hoyos and Abel Ibarra.

See "This Weekend at The Strip" on the main page of for a complete schedule and prices.