NHRA announces 2006 national event dates for The Strip at LVMS;

Spring date earlier, autumn event later

 

            For the sixth consecutive year, the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host two NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series events in 2006.  The 2006 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series schedule, released today, contained some minor changes from the 2005 NHRA dates at LVMS.

            The NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals will be held April 6-9, 2006, which is a week earlier than this past April's event. The NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, scheduled this year for Oct. 20-23, will be held Oct. 26-29 in 2006.

            "Today's announced schedule changes are good for The Strip," said Chris Powell, LVMS' general manager.  "The spring event was moved up a week so that it does not conflict with the Easter holiday.  Moving the fall event a week later in October enables us to take advantage of the annual Nevada Day festivities. Although these are not radical date changes, these modifications should allow us to enhance drag racing's premier series and the events at the world's greatest drag strip."

 

2006 special-event schdule for The Strip

Jan. 20-22, 2006 -- Fifth annual Nitro Blast-Off Pre-season Professional Test Session.

 

Jan. 27-29, 2006 -- Third annual Las Vegas Bracket Championship Kick-Off.

 

Feb. 3-5, 2006 -- Second annual Last-chance Professional Pre-season Test Session.

 

Feb. 18-19, 2006 - Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA) Pro Street Winter Nationals.

 

March 24-26, 2006 -- Fourth annual Mopars At The Strip.

 

April 6-9, 2006 -- Seventh annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals -- NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

 

April 22-23, 2006 -- PSCA Pro Street Spring Sizzler.

 

June 10, 2006 -- Night of Destruction II -- Drag racing and Monster Truck thrill show.

 

June 23-24, 2006 -- PSCA Pro Street Summer Nationals.

 

Sept. 2-3, 2006 -- PSCA Pro Street Labor Day Classic.

 

Sept. 8-9, 2006 -- Fourth annual NHRA SONY Xplod Sport Compact Las Vegas Nationals.

 

Oct. 1, 2006 -- Bug-In - All-Volkswagen drags.

 

Oct. 14, 2006 -- Third annual Rockabilly Rod Reunion. (Morning/afternoon)

 

Oct. 14, 2006 -- Super Tuner Saturday. (Evening)

 

Oct. 26-29, 2006 -- Sixth annual NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals -- NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

 

Nov. 3-5, 2006 -- NHRA Division 7 Finals -- Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series.

 

Nov. 11-12, 2006 -- All Harley Drag Racing Association (AHDRA) World Finals.

 

Nov. 17-19, 2006 -- Street Car Super Nationals.

 

Nov. 23-26, 2006 -- Fifth annual Las Vegas Bracket Nationals.

 

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Las Vegas Motor Speedway's complete schedule of local racing programs will be released in October.

 

            Tickets for the Oct. 20-23, 2005 NHRA ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals are on sale and may be purchased by calling the LVMS ticket office at (702) 644-4444 or online at www.lvms.com.  Tickets for the 2006 events will go on sale later this fall.

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