Tuesday, Nov. 20

Noon-5 p.m. – Gates open for all pre-registered participants.
2-5 p.m. – Tech inspection for pre-registered participants.

Wednesday, Nov. 21
9 a.m. -5 p.m. – Gates open for all participants, gate entries accepted.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Tech inspection.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Time trials (run cards will be used – 2 runs per entry).
1 p.m. (time approximate) – Geezer Gambler time trial follows first round of time trials; Geezer Gambler eliminations will then be on 15-min. turnaround. Please note: Time trials will be held on Wednesday only. Run order: Sportsman, Pro, Super Pro, Geezer.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – Nov. 22-25.
Daily run schedule (all times are approximate and subject to change).
6 a.m. – Gates open.
6:55 a.m. – Cars called to staging lanes.

7:05 a.m.
Sportsman Run-for-the-Money.
Pro Run-for-the-Money.
Super Pro Run-for-the-Money.
First round of Sportsman eliminations.
First round of Pro eliminations.
First round of Super Pro eliminations.
Continue eliminations with buy-backs in first and second round (time permitting).

Super Pro – Compulink Crosstalk will be used. (Place an ‘N’ after dial-in if you do not want to see opponent’s top bulb). .5 full tree with optional staging. Electronics permitted.

Pro – .5 full tree with optional staging. No electronics permitted (no data recorders or delay boxes). Transbrake permitted. Line-Lock: two-wheel or four-wheel line lock permitted. Automated shifter: permitted with single-function controller only. Tow vehicles are prohibited. No burnouts across the starting line.

Sportsman – .5 full tree with optional staging. No electronics. Full-bodied, stock-appearing cars only (no dragsters, roadsters, Altereds, etc.). Two-wheel line-lock permitted on non-drive wheels only. No transbrakes, delay boxes, data recorders or throttle-controlling devices. Single-stage rev limiters are permitted. Automated shifter prohibited unless stock OEM equipped. Mufflers required.

All rules are subject to change at the sole discretion of the event director.

Super Pro purse:
Win: $5,000.
Runner-up: $2,000.
Semi: $600.
Quarter: $250.
Eighth: $100.

Pro purse:
Win: $2,000.
Runner-up: $1,000.
Semi: $200.
Quarter: $100.
Eighth: $50.

Sportsman purse:
Win: $350.
Runner-up: $150.
Semi: $50.

Competition information and procedures:
   The tentative schedule calls for Thursday and Sunday events to be contested on the 1/4 mile. Friday and Saturday events will be contested on 1/8 mile. If weather (wind or cool temperatures) becomes an issue on either Thursday or Sunday, the race distance may be shortened to 1/8 mile at the sole discretion of the race director. Please be advised that in the event of wind, weather, excessive oildowns, etc. the event director will make the decision to adjust the length of the race.
   Please be aware of this before entering the event. Driver must have dial-in properly displayed on left side of car prior to reaching the ready line behind the tower. Any car not having their dial-in displayed will receive the same dial-in as the previous round. If it is first round we will make one up for you. No changes permitted to dial-in after the ready line unless approved by the event director in the event of an oil-down or other unforeseen circumstances.
   Racers are permitted to buy back once during eliminations (either first or second round). Cars who buy-back are automatically inserted into the elimination rounds. We do not separate buy-backs from winners. Please be advised of this policy – it has been this way since 2001. Buy-back policy may be adjusted due to time constraints, car counts, etc.
   All lane choices will be determined by the flip of a coin.
   Eliminations will be random pairings. Provisional bye for first round will go to the winner of the Run-for-the-Money. All other provisional bye-runs will go to the best reaction time on a winning run from the previous round. Provisional bye does not carry over. The winner of the provisional bye does not get lane choice if he does have to run with someone, it still goes to flip of a coin.
   Listen to the announcers on 103.9 FM. All classes will receive a first call, a second call and a final call to staging. We are not responsible for someone missing the call to the lanes. The class ends when the provisional bye winner reaches the ready line for either his single or paired run. Don’t come to the lanes at the last minute and expect to race.
   Once a pair has been made at the ready line the race is set. Any delays, breakages, etc. past the ready line will result in disqualification. Participants will have approximately 35 seconds from the start of burn-out to stage the car. In an effort to save time, burnouts past the 60-ft. mark will not be permitted. Auto-start will be used.
   If you plan on “going deep,” don’t write it on your window and expect us to wait for you. Just get in the beams. We do not enforce courtesy staging for this event.
   Left lane receives the right-of-way exiting the track.
   In the late rounds of eliminations all classes will be on a 10-min. turn-around.
   We have implemented fairly simple rules for this event in an effort to have a good time. We want to keep things simple, follow the same program we’ve used for a long time and close out the year on a high note. For that reason, we ask that you focus on having a good time.
   If a driver has a concern or a complaint, only the driver will come to the tower. Do not send your family or crew to act as your spokesperson.
   Drivers may enter multiple cars in the event and multiple cars in the classes. However, a car can only be used one time per class, per day. If a driver wishes to use another driver’s car for bonus races, the Ultimate Gambler, etc. they must come to the tower and sign the tech card for the class. The same car can be utilized for competition in multiple classes.
   All cars used for bonus races (Ultimate Gambler or Geezer Gambler) must be entered into the event and must complete tech inspection. If a substitute driver is used, that driver must sign the release waiver and sign the tech card.

Entry fees:
Super Pro weekend advance-sale – $275.
Pro weekend advance-sale – $225.
Sportsman weekend advance-sale – $125.
Advance weekend (five-day) crew pass – $70.
Advance weekend (five-day) kids pass (ages 6-12) – $20.

Advance entry prices apply for anyone entering the event prior to Friday, Nov. 16. After Nov. 16, all racing entry fees increase by $100. Entry forms must be received at The Strip at LVMS’ offices by 3 p.m. on Nov. 16 to be eligible for advance entry. LVMS will provide a space for racers participating in either the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event or Street Car Super Nationals to leave their rigs until the start of the Bracket Nationals.

Run-for-the-Money: a run-for-the-money event will be held each morning. Event pays $1,000 to win for Super Pro, $500 to win Pro and $200 to win Sportsman. Closest to the dial-in without breaking out wins. In the event of a tie, reaction time will be used to determine winner.

Breakage policy: Cars that break prior to a single run in eliminations will be granted a credit toward the 2013 event. No refunds or credits will be issued once a car has attempted a burnout in eliminations.

Rain/weather policy: In the event of a rained-out day, the purse will not roll over to the next. If any one day is completed, the event will be considered complete and no rain checks or refunds will be issued. This is due to the one-day price of participation being the same as a weekend entry. (This policy has been in effect since 2001 event and has only come into play two times in 11 years). The race director reserves the right to consider a day complete and implement an even split of racers remaining in competition once the event has reached a minimum of the round of 16 or fewer. If this occurs, checks for the amount of the split will be mailed following the event.

Cash only: No checks will be accepted for buybacks, run-for-the-money or Ultimate Gambler.

Geezer Gambler: $40 cash entry fee payable in staging lanes prior to the Geezer Gambler time trial run on Wednesday. Open only to racers age 55 and older. .5 full tree. Compulink Cross-Talk will be on. 1/8-mile format. Winner will receive the Geezer Gambler National Dragster Challenge Wally. Payout is $500 to win, $150 to runner-up and $75 for semi-finalist.

Pit decorating contest: trophies awarded to the best holiday-decorated and best racing-themed pit area. Judging will take place Saturday evening from 5-7 p.m.

LVMS does not accept out-of-state checks. We do accept all major credit cards at the credential gate.

Payout policy for U.S. citizens: payouts will take place beginning on Friday evening at 6 p.m. The only racers who will be eligible to claim purse checks are racers who have submitted a W-9 to LVMS by Friday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. The W-9 forms will be verified with the Internal Revenue Service and, once all information is verified as correct, payouts will take place at the event. If you do not submit a W-9 to LVMS by the Friday, Nov. 16 deadline, your payout will be mailed to you once a W-9 form has been received and verified with the Internal Revenue Service. It normally takes three (3) business days for verification.

Payout policy for Canadian citizens: all payouts to Canadian racers will take place following the event. If you already have a U.S. tax number and the verification letter from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, you will need only to submit I.R.S. Form W-8 B.E.N. to LVMS. Payouts will then be released just a few days following the event. If you do not have a U.S. tax number issued to you by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, you will need to submit an I.R.S. Form W-7 to the Internal Revenue Service. You will receive a U.S. tax number and a verification letter in approximately six-to-eight weeks. You may then complete a W-8 B.E.N. and submit it to LVMS to receive your prize money.

Notice to all racers: due to extremely-stringent policies regarding tax information, it is your responsibility to make sure that all of the information on your tax forms are up-to-date, accurate and match up with what is on file with the Internal Revenue Service. We will not release prize money without accurate information.

Purse money not claimed by Jan. 31, 2013 will be considered unclaimed and applied to the LVMS High School and Jr. Dragster programs.

For more information, please call The Strip at LVMS’ office at (702) 632-8213 or visit www.LVMS.com. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.