Naffziger, Dwyer crowned NHRA Kings of the Track;

Landram wins Super Pro finale at The Strip at LVMS


            Defending Super Pro champion Chris Naffziger won the 2006 NHRA King of the Track title Saturday night at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during Night Of Destruction II Presented By Ford Country.  Naffziger, driving a 1970 Nova, defeated Doug Schneider of Las Vegas for the title.  Jett Dwyer of Palmdale, Calif., won the NHRA Jr. Dragster King of the Track title by defeating Amanda Philips of Cedar City, Utah.  These titles were contested during The Strip's annual drag racing thrill show (featuring Monster Trucks and Jet Cars), which was followed by the Jerry’s Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series for local bracket racers.

            Final-round victories in the Jerry’s Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series were won by Ron Landram (Super Pro), Ricky Gray (Pro), Robbie Irving (Sportsman) and Rick Newport (Motorcycle). Jerry's Nugget Reaction-Time Bonus Awards were won by John Deck (Motorcycle), Gary Gilbert (Super Pro), George Mattie (Pro) and Larry Vosburg (Sportsman).

            On Saturday morning, final-round wins were earned by Adrienne Markham of Las Vegas (Thunder division) and Amanda Philips of Cedar City, Utah (Lightning division) in the Short Line Express Markets NHRA Jr. Dragster Series. Vanessa Hodges of Las Vegas won the Rookie Challenge.

            The Strip at LVMS is dark until Friday, June 2. For more information, please call (702) 632-8213.


Friday, June 2 - Test 'n' Tune – 6–10 p.m.


Friday, June 2 – BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem No. 7 – 10 p.m.–2 a.m.  BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem is The Strip’s safe alternative to illegal street racing. $10 to race, $5 for spectators. Open to any street-legal car or motorcycle. Open to any licensed driver with proof of insurance (minors must present signed 2006 parental consent form). Each Midnight Mayhem includes car shows and DJs.


Saturday, June 3 – Short Line Express Markets Jr. Drag Racing Series – 9 a.m.–2 p.m.


Saturday, June 3 – Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series (No. 6 of 10) -- 5–11 p.m.