Red Bull energy drink to transform The Strip into a giant drive-in movie theater with exclusive screening June 21 during Wednesday Night Street Wars

 

 

            Energy drink manufacturer Red Bull (www.redbullusa.com) will transform the pit area of The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway into a drive-in movie theater on Wednesday, June 21, during Wednesday Night Street Wars.  A special screening of "The Doctor, The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid" will be shown on a 17-foot video screen behind the main grandstand and will run in conjunction with the on-track drag racing action.

"We're thrilled to host Red Bull's special screening of this exciting film," said Chris Blair, LVMS' senior director of drag racing operations.  "Our Wednesday Night Street War program was designed to attract a broad demographic of motorsports enthusiasts and we believe this special screening will introduce The Strip to the local motorcycle community."

"The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid' is a feature-length documentary about the biggest weekend in American motorcycle-racing history: the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.  Kentucky racer Nicky Hayden shocked the racing world with his amazing win in front of more than 150,000 motorcycle enthusiasts last year at Laguna Seca, Calif.  The movie was produced by Mark Neale and is narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Fans attending Wednesday Night Street Wars on June 21 will receive free admission when spectator gates open at 5 p.m.  The movie begins at 8 p.m. and will be broadcast over The Strip's p.a. system (which also may be heard on 103.9 FM).  Fans will not be permitted to bring alcoholic beverages or glass bottles into the speedway. 

Race entry for Wednesday Night Street Wars is only $20 and restricted-area crew passes are $10.  Wednesday Night Street Wars is open to any street-legal, licensed-and-insured car, truck or motorcycle. DOT tires and mufflers are required. All cars, motorcycles and racers must meet NHRA safety specifications.  Technical inspection opens at 6 p.m. with racing from 7 p.m. to midnight.  For more information, please call The Strip office at (702) 632-8213.