AUG. 4 -- Watch KVMY-TV ("My TV") in Las Vegas (Cable 12) NEXT WEEK (Aug. 9-13) to "text in and win" free tickets.

AUG. 3 -- Drifting fans may obtain free tickets (while supplies last) to the Aug. 20-21 Formula DRIFT event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by purchasing a Coors Light 12-pack at the 99 Ranch store (4155 Spring Mountain Rd.), S. F. Supermarket (5115 Spring Mountain Rd.) or Seafood City (3890 S. Maryland Parkway).

Customers who purchase a Coors Light 12-pack at the aforementioned stores will receive two tickets while supplies last.

The Formula DRIFT Series ( will return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Aug. 20-21 for the Back-to-School Bash doubleheader. Formula DRIFT competes on a specially-prepared course – the fastest track on the Formula DRIFT circuit – in The Strip’s pit area. Drag racing, Monster Trucks and Jet Cars will thrill the fans on the quarter mile.

Tanner Foust won last year’s Las Vegas event in his Rockstar/Hankook Scion Racing tC. Foust also won the series’ most recent event, July 10 at Monroe, Wash., over Ireland’s Dan McNamara. Foust stands second in the point standings to Vaughn Gittin.

The international drifting series attracts the top competitors from the U.S., Japan, Ireland and Sweden.

The drifting event also includes the ever-popular Bikini Jam, a car show and manufacturers’ midway. The Monster Truck event at the drag strip is headlined by the legendary Bigfoot.

Current 2010 Formula DRIFT Professional Championship point standings:
1. Vaughn Gittin (Joppa, Maryland), Mustang 357
2. Tanner Foust (Laguna Beach, Calif.), Scion 331
3. Daijiro Yoshihara (Tokyo, Japan), Nissan 326
4. Ryan Tuerck (Derry, N.H.), Pontiac 305
5. Darren McNamara (Cork, Ireland), Saturn 286
6. Chris Forsberg (Doylestown, Pa.), Nissan 266
7. Rhys Millen (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), Hyundai 237.5
8. Samuel Hubinette (Jokkmokk, Sweden), Dodge 231
9. Michihiro Takitori (Kyoto, Japan), Nissan 212.5
10. Justin Pawlak (Long Beach, Calif.), Mustang 211.5

Admission pricing:
Two-day adult advance (must be purchased before Aug. 19) -- $30 ($35 after Aug. 19).
Two-day children (ages 6-12) advance (must be purchased before Aug. 19) -- $15.
Friday-only adult advance -- $15 ($20 after Aug. 19).
Friday-only children (ages 6-12) advance -- $8.
Saturday-only adult advance -- $20 ($25 after Aug. 19).
Saturday-only children (ages 6-12) -- $12.