Southern California Super Eliminator Association benefit for

Larry Winter at The Strip at LVMS April 12


            The Southern California Super Eliminator Association (SCSE) will make its first appearance of the 2003 season at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.  The touring dragster group plans to donate all race profits to the Larry Winter Recover Fund.  Winter, 52, suffered head injuries in a finish-line crash on March 30 during an NHRA Division 7 event at Tucson, Ariz.  He remains hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit in a Tucson hospital.

            "We are asking that anyone who wins money this weekend at The Strip to donate at least 10% to this worthy cause," said SCSE President Gregg Suyenaga.  "Many racers and fans may not know this, but Larry is one of the founders for the Division 7 Super Eliminator class and an advisor for our club (SCSE).  We want to help him and his family as much as we can.  We also will donate all races profits to the Larry Winter Recovery Fund."

            The Strip's busy drag-racing weekend will begin with a Test 'n' Tune session on Friday at 5:30 p.m.  The season's third installment of Titan Auto Insurance Midnight Mayhem will follow at 10 p.m.

            On Saturday, the NHRA Jr. Dragster league will kick off the day with its first race of the 2003 campaign at Noon.  The Jerry Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series will follow at 5:30 p.m.  Saturday night's show will include the SCSE racers and a street rod cruise-in.  The weekend will conclude at 11 p.m. Saturday night with the first Motorcycle Madness program, which is a Midnight Mayhem-style event specifically for two-wheel racers.

            For more information, call The Strip's office at (702) 632-8213 or visit