King of the Track Night Saturday at The Strip at LVMS;

Bracket racers to compete for coveted NHRA "Wally," jacket

 

           

It only happens once each year.  The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will present NHRA King of the Track Night on Saturday, June 7.  Drivers and riders who compete in the Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series also will run against each other for a coveted NHRA "Wally" trophy and King of the Track jacket and hat.  The NHRA "Wally" trophy is named after the sanctioning body's founder, Wally Parks, and is to drag racing what "Oscar" is to the motion picture industry's Academy Awards.  Saturday night's final-round winners in the Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series' Super Pro, Pro, Street, Sport Compact and Motorcycle categories will then race against each other for King of the Track honors and prizes.

NHRA Jr. Dragster competitors also will compete for a special trophy as well on Saturday afternoon.

            King of the Track Night is just one of five drag racing events to be presented by The Strip at LVMS this weekend.  The two-day speed fest begins on Friday evening with a Test 'n' Tune session, followed by Titan Auto Insurance Midnight Mayhem ¿ The Strip's safe alternative to illegal street racing ¿ at 10 p.m.

            On Saturday, Short Line Express Markets NHRA Jr. Dragsters will kick off the day with a points meet and a run for the special NHRA trophy.  King of the Track Night follows at 5:30 p.m.  The weekend will conclude with Motorcycle Madness -- essentially a Midnight Mayhem for street-legal two-wheelers ¿ at 11 p.m.

 

Weekend schedule:

Friday, June 6 -- Bracket Test 'n' Tune (5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.).

 

Friday, June 6 -- Titan Auto Insurance Midnight Mayhem (10 p.m.-2 a.m.).  $10 to race, $5 for spectators.  Admission includes International All Stars car show, DJ and midway attractions.

 

Saturday, June 7 -- Short Line Express Markets NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League (Noon-4 p.m.).

 

Saturday, June 7 -- Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series -- King of the Track Night (5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.).

 

Saturday, June 7 -- Motorcycle Madness No. 3 (11 p.m.-2 a.m.).  Drag racing and exhibitions for street-legal bikes.  $20 to race.