A free NHRA driver autograph session will take place at the new South Coast Hotel & Casino on Friday, February 3, from 7-8 p.m. near the Del Mar Lounge.  The South Coast Hotel & Casino is located on the famous Las Vegas Strip at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Admission is free. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Drivers who have agreed to participate include David Grubnic, Jim Yates, Mark Pawuk, Warren Johnson, Kurt Johnson, Cory McClenathan, Erica Enders, NHRA Top Fuel Dragster rookie Hillary Will (who was fastest at The Strip during the NHRA Nitro Blast-off Preseason Test Session) and 2005 NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster champion Steve Torrence. Valvoline-sponsored Sportsman racer Tony Fuller and Las Vegas firefighter/motorcycle drag racer Andy Lewis also will participate.

This is open to ALL NHRA pro drivers and riders and will kick off the Feb. 4 Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. We will update the participant list as they RSVP.

Thursday, Feb. 2 - Last Chance Test Session - 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 3 - Last Chance Professional Test Session - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 3 -- Free NHRA driver autograph session near the Del Mar Room in the new South Coast Hotel & Casino on Las Vegas Blvd. from 7-8 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 4 - Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown qualifying and eliminations / Pro Test Session / Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Dragsters / K&N Filters Super Comp Shootout / Top Comp Series - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The first 1,000 fans through the gate on Feb. 4 will receive a free Pontiac hat and collectible souvenir.  Adult admission: $22.00.  Information: (702) 632-8213.  Watch the biggest names in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Pro Stock division RACE before the 2006 season begins!


Sunday, Feb. 5 - Last Chance Professional Test Session, Top Comp Series - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Strip info: (702) 632-8213.