Free autograph session and car show to kick off second annual

Turbos By Garrett NHRA Sport Compact Nationals at The Strip



            The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will kick off its second annual Turbos By Garrett NHRA Sport Compact Nationals with a free driver autograph session and car show at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 15, from 6-10 p.m.  NHRA Summit Sport Compact Series stars Abel Ibarra, Kenny Tran, Leslie Durst, Ali Afshra, Ara Arslanian and Paul Efantis will sign autographs from 8-10 p.m.  More drivers are expected to participate.  The Hard Rock Café is located at 4775 Paradise Road.

            The show also will feature 10 cars from the SONY Stylefest NHRA Xtreme Tuner Car Show.  Fans will have the opportunity to register to win a prize pack that will include a free ticket to Saturday night¿s event, a position as a guest judge for the Xtreme Bikini Jam contest and a K&N Typhoon air intake system.

            The second annual Turbos By Garrett NHRA Sport Compact Nationals will take place at The Strip at LVMS July 16-17.  Defending champions include: Nelson Hoyos (Pro FWD), Stephan Papadakis (Pro RWD), Cesar Febus (Modified), Kenny Tran (Hot Rod) and Scott Mohler (All Motor).


Thursday, July 15

10 a.m.-Noon ¿ Vendor registration and setup.

Noon-5 p.m. ¿ Pro racer parking, registration and setup.

6-10 p.m. ¿ Free car show and NHRA driver autograph session at the Hard Rock Café.


Friday, July 16

2 p.m. ¿ Gates open.

2-8 p.m. ¿ Tech inspection.

6 p.m.-Midnight ¿ E.T. time trials.

6 p.m.-Midnight -- Hankook Tire Las Vegas Drifting Series (Strip Drift Arena).

7 p.m. ¿ Heads-up qualifying.

9:30 p.m. ¿ Heads-up qualifying.

Midnight ¿ Heads-up qualifying.

1-3 a.m. ¿ Midnight Mayhem ¿Sport Compact-only Night.¿


Saturday, July 17

4 p.m. ¿ Gates open.

4-6 p.m. ¿ E.T. tech inspection.

4-9 p.m. ¿ Hankook Tire Las Vegas Drifting Nationals (Strip Drift Arena).

6:30 p.m. ¿ LVMS Super Quick qualifying.

7 p.m. ¿ First-round eliminations: AM, HR, SF and SR if nine or more cars.

7:30 p.m. ¿ LVMS Super Quick qualifying.

7:40 p.m. ¿ Opening ceremonies.

8 p.m. ¿ Eliminations begin.

9 p.m. ¿ Feature cars.

10 p.m. ¿ Semi-finals.

10:30 p.m. ¿ Feature cars.

11 p.m. ¿ Bikini contest.

11:30 p.m. ¿ Car show awards.

Midnight ¿ Finals.


Desert Nationals SONY Stylefest Car Show

More than $3,000 in cash and prizes and 90 trophies


Entry fees:

Pre-registered (deadline is July 10) -- $30.

Gate entry fee -- $40.

Passengers -- $20 (includes a full-event ticket).


Pre-entrants will receive free ticket and vehicle pass to July 16 qualifying and Midnight Mayhem, plus a full-event ticket to the NHRA Desert Sport Compact Nationals, Hankook Tire Las Vegas Drift Nationals and SONY Stylefest.


Cash awards:

Overall Best of Show -- $1,250 in cash and prizes.

Best of Show, Car -- $250.

Best of Show, Truck -- $250.

Best of Show, Bike -- $250.

Best Honda -- $100.

Best Toyota -- $100.

Best Acura -- $100.

Best Mitsubishi -- $100.

Best Nissan -- $100.

Best Euro -- $100.

Best Domestic -- $100.

Best Luxury -- $100.

Best Engine -- $50.

Best Interior -- $50.

Best Graphics -- $50.

Best Paint -- $50.

Best Team, Quality -- $50.

Best Team, Quantity -- $50.

Best Undercarriage -- $50.

Best Female Vehicle -- $50.


¿Best of¿ categories: (trophies awarded to the top three in each class)

Best Civic Show, Best Civic Street, Best Accord Show, Best Accord Street, Best Honda Other, Best Integra, Best Eclipse, Best Celica, Best Ford, Best Dodge, Best Hyundai, Best Volkswagen, Best Saturn, Best Scion, Best Luxury, Best Mazda, Best Nissan, Best SUV, Best Full-size Truck, Best Mini Truck, Best Old-school (pre-1987), Best Motorcycle, Best Sport Bike, Best Under Construction.



Friday, July 16 ¿ Midnight Mayhem Cruise Night (pre-registered cars only)

Roll in ¿ 6-8 p.m.

Display ¿ 6 p.m.-1 a.m.


Saturday, July 17 ¿ NHRA SONY Stylefest Desert Nationals Car Show

Pre-registered roll in ¿ 4-6 p.m.

Gate entries ¿ 5-6 p.m.

Car show ¿ 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Awards ¿ Midnight.


Prizes offered:

Pinnacle Wheels (set of 19-inch wheels); D¿Vinci Wheels (set of 22-inch wheels); Aluma-Pro ($400 in sound equipment).


Show produced by:

Euro Entertainment ¿ (702) 400-8731.


Send pre-registration to:

Euro Entertainment

6320 Sterling Ranch Way

N. Las Vegas, NV  89086


Admission prices:

2-day adult -- $30

2-day child -- $10

Friday adult -- $15

Saturday adult -- $20

Friday OR Saturday child -- $6