The Strip at LVMS announces 2007 first-quarter schedule



            It may be unusual to think of winter months when the thermometer in Las Vegas seems to have been stuck in triple digits for weeks, but officials at Las Vegas Motor Speedway already are planning the The Strip's first-quarter schedule for 2007.

            "We've had numerous requests from fans and participants who want to make their travel arrangements for the early season at The Strip at LVMS," said Chris Blair, LVMS' senior director of drag racing operations.  "Popular, established events such as the Nitro Blast-Off, Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown, PSCA Winternationals and Mopars At The Strip have shown tremendous growth and we expect them to grow again in 2007."

            The early-season schedule also will mark the debut of the new Las Vegas Snowball Spectacular on Jan. 27-28.  The event combines the NHRA Pacific Division Sportsman National Open series with a custom car show, live bands, swap meet and vendor displays.

"We believe the early-season date for the National Open Series and the car show will be perfect for auto enthusiasts from all over the region," continued Blair.  "Everyone seems to battle cabin fever during those months and we think LVMS will be the perfect place to find the cure."

The entire Strip schedule will be finalized once NHRA and NASCAR announce their 2007 national event dates for LVMS.


Jan. 19-21 - Sixth annual Nitro Blast-Off invitational professional test session.


Jan. 27-28 - Las Vegas Snowball Spectacular (NHRA Pacific Division Sportsman National Open and car show)


Feb. 2-4 - Last Chance Professional Test Session featuring the Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown (Feb. 3).


Feb. 17-18 - Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA) Winternationals.


March 30-April 1 - Fifth annual Mopars At The Strip (


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