CONTACT:     Phil Painter

PHONE:          702-256-8254 or 702-858-8685







Mopars at the Strip will feature drag races, car shows, truck pulls, and more



Car fans are gearing up to enjoy the biggest all-Chrysler event in the west as Mopars at The Strip comes to Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 19 ¿ 21.  The event will feature the richest payout at an all-Mopar drag race in the west as well as a car show with more than 40 different classes, a Cummins Diesel, Dodge Truck Dyno King pull-off, a burnout contest, exhibitions and more.

            ¿People are coming from all over the world to participate in and enjoy this event,¿ said Mopars at The Strip organizer Phil Painter. ¿We¿ve got people coming from as far as Australia and Sweden, as well as from all 50 states.  It should be an amazing event.¿

One of the most popular aspects of the event will be an all-Mopar drag race that will feature the biggest payday at this type of race in the west with cash prizes ranging from $500 to $5,000. Drag classes will include Super Pro, Pro, Trophy, Max Wedge Shoot Out, Front Wheel Drive, Super Stock and Viper Class and the MCG HEMI Super Stock Challenge.

The classic car show is open to all Chrysler Corporation, AMC, Jeep and Eagle vehicles in more than 40 classes as well as any vehicle powered by a Mopar engine. Mopar-related magazines will be present to photograph feature cars.  

Along with the Cummins Diesel, Dodge Truck Dyno King pull-off, a Dodge Truck ¿Jeep off road poker run, Mopars at The Strip will feature a manufacturers midway, swap meet, car corral and a wild burnout contest.  And fans won¿t want to miss famed exhibition driver Bob Riggle's wheelstander performance that will defy gravity and imagination when he drives the track on only his rear wheels at speeds up to 100 mph.  This will be Bob's final performance in Las Vegas, after announcing his retirement at the end of the 2004 season.

Along with the activities at LVMS during the day, the night will be filled with the same exciting motor activities at the Cannery Resort Casino. Friday and Saturday night of the event will feature a special car display at the Cannery¿s outdoor pavilion featuring more cars, live music, food and beverage. The Cannery also will host an extravaganza called Mad about Mopars, which will feature a car cruise.

Mopars at The Strip also will include a vintage Mopar makeover. Steve Strope, owner of Pure Vision, will transform a sedate-looking 1966 Dodge Coronet into a modern muscle machine. The car will gop home with the lucky winner of a prize drawing which will benefit The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children¿s Charities and the Southern Nevada Fire Fighter¿s Burn Unit Fund.

¿We are extremely excited to bring an event of this magnitude to Las Vegas,¿ Painter said. ¿Las Vegas is the perfect venue for an event of this scale and we are confident automotive enthusiasts will enjoy the entire show.  Mopars at The Strip will be an experience that people of all ages will love.¿

For more information or a schedule of events, visit or call (702) 256-8254.