Despite temperatures in the 40s, The Strip's 2008 Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS season opener attracted 379 racers and a huge spectator turnout.

"We continue to be amazed by the popularity of this program" said Chris Blair, LVMS vice president of drag racing operations. "To have this turnout on a cold winter night shows that street legal racing is alive and well in Las Vegas.  We have a great season of special events planned and we're looking forward to an exciting 2008."

Now in its seventh year, the Midnight Mayhem program was instituted to offer a safe alternative to illegal street racing in Las Vegas and Clark County.

Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS is open to any licensed driver with proof of insurance. Minors must present a signed parental consent form, which may be obtained by calling The Strip's office at (702) 632-8213. 

The popular late-night program is open to any street-legal car or motorcycle.  All vehicles undergo a safety inspection before they are allowed to race on LVMS' quarter-mile drag strip.

Alcohol is not allowed and beer is not sold at the track during Midnight Mayhem.

Entry fee is $10 to race and $5 admission for spectators.  Racing will take place from 7 p.m. to Midnight.

Every Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS includes a car show, DJs and midway attractions.

For more information, please call The Strip at LVMS' office at (702) 632-8213 or visit http://www.lvms.com/.