Fans are invited to meet their favorite NHRA drivers at a festival at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. The event will take place at the Third Street Stage. 

The free autograph session will kick off the Oct. 25-28 NHRA Big O Tires Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Las Vegas NHRA race is the next-to-last on the 2012 schedule and point battles in all four pro divisions (Top Fuel Dragster, Top Fuel Funny Car, Pro Stock Car, Pro Stock Motorcycle) are tight.

Drivers and riders scheduled to appear include: John Force, Johnny Gray, Khalid alBalooshi, Shawn Langdon, David Grubnic, Brandon Bernstein, Morgan Lucas, Terry McMillen, Steve Torrence, Spencer Massey, Todd Lesenko, Jeff Arend, Alexis DeJoria, Jack Beckman, Ashley Force, Courtney Force, Larry Morgan, Jeg Coughlin Jr., Warren Johnson, Shane Gray, Erica Enders, Greg Anderson, Jason Line, Allen Johnson, L.E. Tonglet, Michael Ray, Karen Stoffer, Steve Johnson, Matt Smith, Angie Smith, Hector Arana, Hector Arana Jr., Eddie Krawiec, Andrew Hines, Leah Pruett.

Two Top Fuel Funny Cars will be on display at the free autograph session: John Force’s new “Destination Force” Ford and Johnny Gray’s Big O Tires Dodge.

The evening will start at 5 p.m. with music and games. The autograph session will start at 5:30 p.m. and end at 6:30 p.m. The special NHRA light show will be seen on the Fremont Street Experience canopy at 6 and 7 p.m.

Tickets for the Oct. 25-28 NHRA Big O Tires Nationals may be purchased by calling LVMS at (702) 644-4444, online at www.LVMS.com or at the LVMS ticket office. For more information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.