2006 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series

and Hustlers car show opens Saturday at The Strip at LVMS

The 2006 Jerry’s Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series for local bracket racers opens Saturday night at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 10-race series features a record $10,000 point fund, distributed over five classes: Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman (Street), Motorcycle and Sport Compact. The casino, located on Las Vegas Blvd. in North Las Vegas, has been a longtime supporter of drag racing and local drag racers. Last January, Jerry’s Nugget Marketing Director Cindy Ferris announced a three-year extension of the casino’s sponsorship of the series.

"The great team at The Strip has done an excellent job of keeping the Jerry’s Nugget brand top-of- mind," said Ferris. "We’ve seen an increasing number of track participants at our property. But more importantly our goal is to let the local and visiting motorsports fans know that Jerry’s Nugget shares their passion and that there is nothing like being a part of the excitement of racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway."

Defending Jerry’s Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series champions include: Chris Naffziger (Super Pro), Bob Coulter (Pro), Bill Dudley (Sport Compact), Walter Shupe (Sportsman) and Dave Phillips (Motorcycle).

While entry fees have not changed since 2002, the purses in Motorcycle, Sport Compact and Sportsman classes have been increased.

The Hustlers car club will host a cruise night and car show at The Strip, with free admission (and parking on the midway) for any street rod, hot rod or custom car.

The Las Vegas Corvette Club also will participate in club drags on Saturday night.

Jerry’s Nugget Casino also will continue to sponsor the Jerry’s Nugget Casino Reaction Bonus, awarded to the driver or rider who posts the best reaction time on a winning run during the first round of eliminations. In addition, the five final-round winners at each points race will receive a dinner certificate good at all Jerry’s Nugget restaurants.

Jerry’s Nugget Casino is a family-owned gaming establishment founded in 1964. Jerry’s Nugget Casino is just minutes from LVMS at 1821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. For more information on Jerry’s Nugget Casino, please visit www.jerrysnugget.com.