There will be more than pride and points at stake when the E.T. Bracket Series season opens Feb. 15 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Silver State Plumbing owner Shane Thompson, who races at The Strip with his two daughters, has guaranteed the $5,000 winner's purse for the Super Pro drag racing competition in the season opener.

"We'd like to thank Shane Thompson of Silver State Plumbing for stepping up and guaranteeing the purse for the first Super Pro race of the year," said Jeff Foster, The Strip's director of operations. This certainly is a great way to kick off our E.T. Bracket Series racing this year at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and I'm sure all of our racers appreciate Shane's gesture."

The 12-race E.T. Bracket Series points season will open Sunday, Feb. 15 with competition in Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle classes. The Short Line Express Market Jr. Dragster Series opens its 10-race points season on Feb. 21 at The Strip.

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