The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host its final weekend of drag racing activity (Feb. 23-25) until after the March 9-11 NASCAR Weekend.

The weekend opens with BFGoodrich Midnight Mayhem on Friday at 8 p.m. Now in its sixth season, the popular street-racer program now starts two hours earlier (to better accommodate younger motorists and fans under curfew) and has been extended by one hour (from four hours to five). There is no increase in entry fees or admission: $10 to race, $5 for spectators. Midnight Mayhem was designed to attract illegal street racers to the safe confines of The Strip at LVMS and is open to any street-legal car or motorcycle and any licensed driver with proof of insurance (minors must present a signed parental release form, available from The Strip by calling 632-8213). Alcohol is not allowed and beer is not sold at the track during Midnight Mayhem.

The Strip will host an open Test 'n' Tune and licensing session on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Las Vegas Corvette Club will race on Sunday.

For more information, please contact The Strip at (702) 632-8213 or online at

7 a.m. - Gates open.
8 a.m. - Tech inspection.
9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Open Test 'n' Tune runs.
8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. - Jr. Dragster runs.
2 p.m. - Bracket Gambler (optional, $20 to enter).
4:15 p.m. - Track closed.
5 p.m. - Vacate pits.

There will be no overnight camping inside the pit area on Saturday, Feb. 24, due to the construction of hospitality tents and set-up for the NASCAR race. Teams wishing to test both days are welcome to drop their trailers in the pits overnight.  Teams will be permitted to pull their motorhomes outside the gates (which will be secured at 5 p.m.) and stay overnight in our parking lot.

Racing fuel will not be available for sale at the track this weekend.  Teams will need to bring their fuel with them or arrange for a drop off at the track during the test 'n' tune.

NHRA Tech Inspector Dennis Boley will be available for Extended Technical Inspections (E.T.I.) for any NHRA member on Saturday.  The NHRA ETI allows members to go through one extensive technical inspection and avoid the tech process at every single event.  The management of The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway encourages all racers to join the NHRA and participate in the E.T.I. program.

Staging Lane Assignments
Lanes 1, 2 - .5 Full Tree (street tires).
Lanes 3, 4 - .5 Full Tree (slick tires).
Lanes 5, 6 - .4 Pro Tree.
Lane 7 - License runs, Alcohol cars.
Lane 8 - Corvette Club (Sunday).
Lane 9 - Gambler Race, Jr. Dragsters.
Lane 10 - Closed.

Attention .4 Pro Tree racers: Please place a "Q" on the left side of your car to indicate that you want a Pro Tree during your runs.

Testing fees, spectator admission:
Saturday, Feb. 24
Saturday Sportsman, Bracket, Jr. test -- $40.
Saturday Alcohol, pro test - $150.
Saturday crew pass - $10.
Saturday kids 6-12 - $5.
Kids 5 and under - Free.
Additional pit vehicle - $10.
Two-day Sportsman, bracket, Jr. test - $75.
Two-day Alcohol, pro test - $275.
Two-day crew pass - $20.
Two-day kids 6-12 - $10.

Sunday, Feb. 25
Sportsman, bracket, Jr. test - $40.
Corvette Club race - $35.
Alcohol, pro test - $150.
Crew pass - $10.
Kids 6-12 - $5.
Kids 5 and under - Free.