Drivers and riders in the TRE Bracket Series will share in $10,900 in points money.
The Thanksgiving Weekend drag racing tradition is back!
Coughlin put on a show for the fans and ran 254.18 mph in the final.
Complete schedule for the 2012 season.
Top Fuel Harley – Andy Beauchemin defeated Jay Turner.
Results from today's NHRA Big O Tires Nationals.
The center and sides of the starting line on the quarter-mile drag strip have been painted pink. And plenty of pink-themed racers will rocket from the starting line throughout the weekend.
It's a three-man race with Beckman first, Capps 23 points back in second and JFR's Mike Neff in third, 54 points behind Beckman.
“Finally racing the car in Las Vegas just seemed like the perfect place to debut the Destination Force Funny Car on the race track,” Ashley explained.
“We’ve had a good season . . . we are still learning, and we are already looking forward to 2013.”
“I always look forward to racing in Vegas because it’s a good facility, and Patrón’s main headquarters are there, so it’s almost like a hometown race for us."
The Oct. 25-28 NHRA Big O Tires Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is the next event on the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule and also is the next-to-last race of the year.
"If we mess up, or something goes wrong, they can gain 60 points on us in a heartbeat. And if you gain 60 points, then you go into Pomona with a 40-point lead and things can happen."
Gary Reust of Pahrump defeated Al Alguire of Las Vegas for the Super Street title (11.065 sec./131.72 mph to 11.087 sec./149.41 mph).
The PSCA’s most popular class, Pro Street, also is its fastest. The replica doorslammers routinely punch their way through the 230-mph barrier in side-by-side, heads-up action.
Jackie became just the fourth woman to win an NHRA championship and the second female to do so in the ultra-competitive sportsman categories.
Pro Stock Eliminations
Pro Stock Motorcycle Qualifying
Top Fuel Eliminations
Pro Stock Motorcycle Eliminations
Pro Stock Qualifying
Funny Car Eliminations
Top Fuel Qualifying
Funny Car Qualifying
Team Vegas 1 – the group of bracket racers representing The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway – won Team Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the NHRA Summit Racing Series Pacific Division Finals in Bakersfield, Calif.
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway held its annual National Dragster Challenge for racers in the T.R.E. Bracket Series on Sunday, Sept. 16, during the Super Chevy Show.
The Las Vegas husband-wife racing team of John and Becky Phlegar scored twice this weekend. John defeated Jason Dawson in the Top Comp final and Becky eliminated Keith Winters for Bracket 1 honors.
Keoki Desa of Las Vegas won the NHRA National Dragster Challenge final in the Thunder Division on Monday when his opponent, Taylor Lee of Las Vegas, fouled on the starting line. Lee won Saturday’s Jr. 8-9 final on Sunday.
Final-round results, indicating driver, hometown, reaction time, elapsed time (E.T.) and top speed – 1/8-mile racing:
The NHRA Big O Tires Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host some of the most exciting racing of the season. In addition to great racing, LVMS has planned activities off of the quarter-mile strip for all ages.
The two 2013 NHRA event dates in Las Vegas will be April 5-7 (14th annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals) and Oct. 24-27 (13th annual NHRA Big O Tires Nationals).
Millen faced Fredric Aasbo of Norway in the final. Aasbo’s Scion hit the wall during the first run of the final. Although Aasbo was not injured, his car was damaged and could not continue.
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway roared back to life from its month-long summer break with the TRE Championship Bracket Series and Short Line Express Market Jr. Dragster Series on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Results from the July 3 T.R.E. Bracket Series meet at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
updated: Aug. 21
Camaro pilot Mike Miller (Las Vegas) posted a .007 reaction time and defeated dragster driver Greg Hicks (N. Las Vegas), 10.449 sec./127.40 mph to 9.614 sec./151.61 mph.
Weekend results from The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
T.R.E. Bracket Series, Short Line Express Market Jr. Dragsters
John Hale of Addison, Texas defeated Jason Rupert of Yorba Linda, Calif. to claim Nostalgia Funny Car honors at the May 26-27 Rockabilly Rod Reunion/NHRA Heritage Series at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Dwight Machael of Las Vegas defeated Neil Evans in the Pro final.
Glen Copley (Las Vegas) defeated Michael Hadtrath (N. Las Vegas) in the Quick Street final.
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is going to test a new category as part of the T.R.E. Bracket Series on four event nights during the 2012 season. The class, which will be known as Pro Index, will be contested on a four tenths pro tree with an index of 9.60.
For more information on the contingency program, please contact Danny Topol at (702) 308-5885 or email@example.com.
Final-round wins went to Ryan Giacone (Super Pro), Erik Marsik (Pro), Jon Irving (Sportsman) and Dave Phillips (Motorcycle).
he final round of Super Pro eliminations was an all-Webber, all-Arizona affair, with Chad of Kingman defeating Bill, also of Kingman.
“This class and the parity has never been this close,” said Hight, who took the series points lead with the win.
Midnight Mayhem is The Strip at LVMS’ safe alternative to illegal street racing.
"I can honestly say we have 14 cars – 14 teams – that I see in our sport that can win a race." -- Brown
The biggest names in professional drag racing are in town this weekend to compete in the 13th annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at LVMS.
The biggest names in professional drag racing are headed to The Strip at LVMS for this weekend’s NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals. Two of them are teammates Tony “Sarge” Schumacher and Antron Brown.
“Get out there and they’ll make you feel better,” he said. “They (the fans) love us, they love our products and, more important, they buy ‘em."
The biggest surprise of the young NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season has been that reigning Funny Car champion Matt Hagan and the Aaron's Dream Machine team are 0-3.
A total of 590 drivers entered this weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Series event and more than 13,000 fans tuned into the live Ustream Internet broadcast.
“Vegas is always fun, but nothing is more fun than winning on Sunday.”
Keoki Desa earned No. 1 Qualifier status in the Jr. Thunder class and Vince Generalao Jr. did likewise in the Jr. Lightning division.
Two Jr. Dragster races on March 17.
Pro Stock Eliminations
Keith Winters of Las Vegas defeated Michael Kelly of Las Vegas for Bracket 1 honors. Scott Bieschke of Henderson won the Street Challenge class over Ron Shaw of Upland, Calif.
Class champions honored at the annual banquet included: Roger Kato (Super Pro); Todd Ishibashi (Pro), Sal Cachia (Sportsman), Leo Shaver (Motorcycle), Garrett Parsons (High School), Chad Webber (Jr. Dragsterr Lightning), Gabrielle Schmidt (Jr. Dragster Thunder) and Keoki Desa ( Jr. Dragster Novice).
The 2012 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Short Line Express Market Jr. Dragster Championship Series will consist of 12 point events.
The 2012 Tony Rowe Enterprises’ Las Vegas Bracket Drag Racing Series Presented By TRE Operation Street Legal will consist of nine (9) races. Each participant’s seven (7) best finishes will count toward the title.
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host its annual Wicked HP bracket racing banquet on Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Neon Garage in the infield of the superspeedway. The banquet also will honor the champions of the Short Line Express Markets Jr. Drag Racing Series.
Additional test days will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost is $600 per car/per day with a 20-car maximum (first come, first served on morning of test at 8 a.m.). Feb. 6-7 test is closed to the public.