2006 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series Guidelines


The 2006 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series will consist of 10 races. A participant's eight (8) best finishes in the first nine (9) races and the points earned in the season-finale National Dragster Challenge will count toward the title. In the event that an event is cancelled for any reason, the race will not be rescheduled and an adjustment will be made to the points program at the sole discretion of the track director. The top four in points in the Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle categories will represent The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the 2006 NHRA Division 7 Summit E.T. Racing Series Race of Champions.


2006 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series schedule:

Regular events -- Gates open at 3 p.m., time trials at 5 p.m., eliminations at 8 p.m.

Night of Destruction (May 20) -- Gates open at Noon, time trials at 3 p.m., eliminations at 6 p.m.

Late events (Aug. 19) -- Gates open at 6 p.m., time trials at 8 p.m., eliminations at 11 p.m.


Saturday, April 1 - Points race No. 1 - 2006 season kick-off.

Saturday, April 29 - Points race No. 2 - VP Fuels Night at the Races - Racer Appreciation Night.

Saturday, May 6 - Points race No. 3 - Super-Size Trophy Night.

Saturday, May 13 - Points race No. 4 - King of the Track Championship Qualifier Night.

Saturday, May 20 -- Points race No. 5 - Night of Destruction thrill show, King of the Track Championship.

Saturday, June 3 -- Points race No. 6 - First race of the Pacific Division E.T. Challenge.

Saturday, June 10 - Points race No. 7 - Second race of the Pacific Division E.T. Challenge.

Saturday, Aug. 19 -      Points race No. 8 - Third race of the Pacific Division E.T. Challenge, Pajama Party Drags.

Saturday, Sept. 16 - Points race No. 9 - Fourth race of the Pacific Division E.T. Challenge.

Saturday, Sept. 30 -- Points race No. 10 -- Season finale, NHRA National Dragster Challenge.


Super Pro Bracket (S/PRO): 7.50-12.20 sec. dial-in., .5 full tree., optional staging. Electronics (throttle stops, delay boxes) permitted. Compulink cross-talk tree (see description below).


Pro Bracket (PRO): 7.50-14.50 sec. dial-in., .5 full tree. optional staging.  No electronic devices permitted. Transbrake and line-lock permitted.


Sportsman Bracket (SPT): 12.00-21.00 sec. dial-in., .5 full tree, optional staging. No electronic devices. DOT tires and mufflers required.


E.T. Motorcycle (MC): 7.50-15.99 sec. dial-in. Split tree (.4 pro or .5 full). No electronics (throttle stops, delay boxes) permitted.


Sport Compact Sportsman (SCS):     10.00-22.00 sec. dial-in., .5 full tree., optional staging. No electronics permitted. Open to front-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive cars. DOT-stamped tires and mufflers required. Minimum of six (6) participants per night mandatory for class eliminator.


Additional Super Pro information: Compulink cross-talk will be used to allow drivers a cross-over to get two "clean shots" at the starting tree. With Compulink cross-talk, the faster car's top bulb will light when the slower opponent's tree begins to fall. The faster driver then can leave off his opponent's top bulb or his second or bottom amber. Should the faster car elect not to cross-over, the driver must display an "N" after their dial-in to deactivate the cross-talk function. Once a driver has deactivated the system, a negative sign (-) will appear on the scoreboard on the dial-in.


Pro, Sportsman and Sport Compact: No tow vehicles are permitted in Pro, Sportsman and Sport Compact once the car has reached the rear of the staging lanes. Full-bodied cars in these classes are not permitted to burn out under power across the starting line.   Dragsters are permitted to burn out across starting line in the Pro category.


Points participation:  All drivers must sign up for participation in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway points program and pay a $25.00 program registration fee before any points will be counted in the 2006 championship total.


Year-end cash awards: Participation in the Jerry's Nugget car show is required for any drivers who earn cash awards during the 2006 racing season. Should a driver fail to attend the car show (without prior permission from LVMS) his winnings will be forfeited.


Banquet awards:  The top-five finishers in each category will receive an award and one (1) ticket to the 2006 awards banquet. The champion in each category will receive a trophy, jacket, gold card and two (2) tickets to the 2006 awards banquet.


2006 Jerry's  Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series $10,000 Points Fund


Super Pro                     Pro                   Sportsman                    Motorcycle and Sport Compact

1. $2,500                     1. $1,500         1. $750                        1. $300

2. $1,000                     2. $750            2. $350                        2. $150

3. $500                        3. $300            3. $200                        3. $100

4. $300                        4. $200            4. $150           

5. $200                        5. $100            5. $100           


Team Las Vegas Motor Speedway

The Strip at LVMS will field one team at the 2006 NHRA Summit Drag Racing Series Division 7 E.T. Finals. The event is open to any driver who signs up for point participation and competes in at least one (1) regular, points-paying event. In the event that more drivers wish to enter the E.T. Finals than team space allows, preference will be given to drivers who compete in the most points races. All participants will be required to purchase an NHRA membership and permanent number prior to entering the 2006 NHRA Division 7 E.T. Finals.


NHRA Pacific Division E.T. Challenge Series
The Strip at LVMS was the first track in the Pacific Division to sign up for the newest opportunity for our racers to win special awards from the National Hot Rod Association.  The Pacific Division E.T. Championship provides racers who compete at their home track in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle with the opportunity to compete against racers from other tracks in the division.

1. Four points races will be used to determine the Division 7 champion.
2. Race results are forwarded to the division offices and Division Director Mike Rice will calculate and administer the program. (Round-by-round results will be used to verify car counts and round wins).
3. Racer must be signed up for track points and have valid NHRA number and membership.
4. Racers will compete solely at their local track and will not be required to travel for the award. 
5. The overall NHRA Pacific Division E.T. Challenge winner will receive a "Wally" trophy and a jacket.
6. The highest-finishing LVMS participant in the NHRA Pacific Division E.T. Challenge in each category will receive a $100 bonus.  Should a racer from LVMS win the NHRA Pacific Division E.T. Challenge, LVMS will pay that racer a bonus of $500.