Fans who didn't get their fill of top-level drag racing at the NHRA Nationals are in luck this weekend, as The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is hosting an NHRA Division 7 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event Friday through Sunday.

More than 500 drivers, many of them locals from the Las Vegas area or Nevada residents, will square off in the three-day event to race a quarter mile for cash and glory at one of drag racing's most acclaimed tracks. This weekend's racing schedule will feature cars and dragsters in 11 different classes, from Super Comp, Super Stock and Super Gas, to Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Sportsman.

Fans can also enjoy racing in Super Street, Sportsman Motorcycle, Top Dragster, Competition and Stock Eliminator divisions over the course of the weekend. Friday and Saturday schedules consist primarily of time trials and qualifying, and eliminations begin at 2 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday. Eliminations will continue on Sunday, with Round 1 of the Top Alcohol class kicking off at noon.

Defending champions are: Joey Severance (Top Alcohol Dragster); Jay Payne (Top Alcohol Funny Car); Tony Mandella (Comp Eliminator); Jimmy DeFrank (Super Stock); Peter Biondo (Stock Eliminator); Raquel Roper (Super Comp); Robert Naber (Super Gas); Bernie Polvadore (Super Street); Dean Hall (Top Sportsman); Thomas Bayer (Top Dragster); and Leo Shaver (Sportsman Motorcycle).

The Spring divisional event is the first of two NHRA Pacific Division races at The Strip in 2015. The Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series will be back in Las Vegas for its Fall event Nov. 5-8.

The event is one of 44 races throughout the country in 2015 where drivers earn points leading to regional, divisional and national championships and a share of a year-end purse of more than $519,000. Gates open at 7 a.m. daily, and racing begins at 8.

Tickets are available online at, or by calling 1-800-644-4444. Children 5 and under who are accompanied by a ticketed adult will receive a free general admission ticket during the three-day event at The Strip.

LODRS Spring 2015 schedule

Friday, April 17
7 a.m. - Gates open
8 a.m. - Time trials and qualifying
Noon - Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying
3 p.m. - Top Alcohol qualifying
4 p.m. - Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying

Saturday, April 18
7 a.m. - Gates open
8 a.m. - Time trials and qualifying
10:30 a.m. - Top Dragster, Comp Eliminator and Top Sportsman qualifying
Noon - Top Alcohol qualifying
2 p.m. - Eliminations begin

Sunday, April 19
7 a.m. - Gates open
8 a.m. - Eliminations continue
Noon - Top Alcohol - Round 1