2012 bracket racing schedule for The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
Tony Rowe Enterprises’ Las Vegas Bracket Drag Racing Series
Presented By TRE Operation Street Legal

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.

Saturday, April 21 (evening) – following Fun Ford event.
Sunday, April 22 (afternoon) – Nevada State NHRA Championship.
Saturday, May 5 (evening) – NHRA E.T. Challenge No. 1.
Saturday, June 2 (evening) – NHRA E.T. Challenge No. 2.
Saturday, June 16 (evening) – NHRA E.T. Challenge No. 3.
Tuesday, July 3 (late-night special) – NHRA E.T. Challenge No. 4.
Saturday, Aug. 18 (late-night special) – Pajama Party Classic.
Saturday, Sept. 1 (evening) – NHRA King-of-the-Track wild card race.
Sunday, Sept. 2 (evening) – NHRA King of the Track holiday weekend special.

Super Pro Bracket (S/PRO):
7.00-12.20 sec. dial-in., .5 full tree. Optional staging. Electronics (throttle stops, delay boxes) permitted. Compulink Cross-Talk will be used.

Pro Bracket (PRO):
7.00-14.50 sec. dial-in, .5 full tree. Optional staging. No electronic devices permitted. Transbrake and line-lock permitted.

Sportsman Bracket (SPT):
12.00-21.00 sec. dial-in, .5 full tree. Optional staging. No electronic devices. Muffler(s) required.

E.T. Motorcycle (MC):
7.50-15.99 sec. dial-in, .4 pro tree. Optional staging. No electronics (throttle stops/delay boxes) permitted. Also open to INEX Legends Cars, ATVs and snowmobiles.

All classes are governed by NHRA Division 7 E.T. Finals rules. Tow Vehicles are not permitted in Pro and Sportsman once the car has reached the back of the staging lanes. Cars are permitted to tow back to their pits once they have exited the racing surface.

Points participation: All drivers must sign up for participation in the The Strip at LVMS points program and pay the $40 membership registration fee before any points will be counted in the 2012 championship total.  There is no grace period to sign up for points.  Points tally begins when registration form is turned in.

Banquet awards:  The top five finishers in the Motorcycle and Sportsman categories will receive an award and one ticket to the 2012 awards banquet. The top ten finishers in the Super Pro and Pro classes will receive an award and one ticket to the 2012 awards banquet. The champion in each category will receive a trophy, jacket, gold card and two tickets to the 2012 awards banquet.

NHRA King of the Track: The Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle winners from Saturday, September 1 will face-off against the 2011 LVMS Track Champions on Sunday, September 2 in eliminations contested during time trials to determine the 2012 King of the Track.

2012 point distribution system:
16 points to compete in the first round of eliminations.
10 points for each round win during race eliminations.
5 bonus points for the race elimination winner.
2 bonus points for the race elimination runner-up.
Any driver who breaks prior to first round of eliminations will receive 6 points after passing tech inspection.

Tie-breakers:
First tie-breaker will be based on total number of points scored in all nine events.
Second tie-breaker will be based on total number of round wins in all nine events.
Third tie-breaker will be based on total number of final-round wins.
Fourth tie-breaker will be total number of runner-up finishes.
Fifth tie-breaker will be total number of semi-final appearances.

2012 points fund:
Super Pro: 1. $2,500; 2. $1,000; 3. $550; 4. $400; 5. $250; 6. $200; 7. $175; 8. $150; 9. $125; 10. $100.
Pro: 1. $2,000; 2. $750; 3. $350; 4. $250; 5. $200; 6. $150; 7. $125, 8. $100; 9. $75; 10. $50.
Sportsman: 1. $500; 2. $200; 3. $150; 4. $125; 5. $100.
Motorcycle: 1. $500; 2. $200; 3. $150; 4. $125; 5. $100.

Team Las Vegas at E.T. Finals: The top five total point earners in each category will represent The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Race of Champions at the E.T. Finals at Bakersfield.

E.T. Finals at Bakersfield: The final day to commit to participating in the E.T. Finals at Bakersfield is Friday, Sept. 7 by Noon.  The event will be held Sept. 27-30.  This deadline is to provide an accurate accounting to NHRA and order the necessary team supplies (t-shirts, food, etc.).

2012 bracket purse:
Super Pro ($60 tech card entry fee)
129 or more cars in first round: $4,000 win; $2,000 runner-up; $750 semi; $100 quarter; $60 eighth.
65-128 cars: $1,500 win; $500 runner-up; $200 semi; $125 quarter; $60 eighth.
49-64 cars: $1,000 win; $400 runner-up; $175 semi; $100 quarter.
33-48 cars: $900 win; $350 runner-up; $150 semi; $60 quarter.
25-32 cars: $750 win; $250 runner-up; $125 semi.
17-24 cars: $600 win; $200 runner-up; $100 semi.
16 cars or less: $300 win; $150 runner-up; $50 semi.

Pro ($50 tech card entry fee)
129 or more cars in the first round: $3,000 win; $1,000 runner-up; $300 semi; $150 quarter; $50 eighth.
65-128 cars: $1,000 win; $350 runner-up; $200 semi; $100 quarter; $50 eighth.
49-64 cars: $700 win; $300 runner-up; $150 semi; $75 quarter.
33-48 cars: $600 win; $175 runner-up; $100 semi; $50 quarter.
25-32 cars: $500 win; $175 runner-up; $100 semi.
17-24 cars: $400 win; $150 runner-up; $50 semi.
16 cars or less: $250 win; $125 runner-up; $50 semi.

Sportsman and Motorcycle ($40 tech card entry fee)
129 or more entries in first round: $2,000 win; $500 runner-up; $200 semi; $100 quarter.
65-128 entries: $500 win; $250 runner-up; $125 semi; $60 quarter.
49-64 entries: $350 win; $200 runner-up; $80 semi; $40 quarter.
33-48 entries: $300 win; $150 runner-up; $70 semi.
17-32 entries: $250 win; $125 runner-up; $50 semi.
9-16 entries: $200 win; $100 runner-up; $25 semi.
8 or less: $100 win; $50 runner-up.

1/8 mile Duck Race (consolation race, if contested): $200 win; $100 runner-up.

Race winners who are members of the LVMS points program and have the official series decal on their vehicle will receive a $100 bonus in Super Pro and Pro and a $50 bonus in Sportsman and Motorcycle.  Participant decal will be verified at the time of technical inspection.

Per insurance regulations:  Each tech card entry fee includes one, non-transferable, racer wristband. Racer wristband to be used only by person racing the car in competition.

Event schedules:
Evening shows (April 21, May 5, June 2, June 16, Sept. 1, Sept. 2).
3 p.m. – Credential sales open, pit parking begins.
4:30 p.m. – Tech inspection begins.
5:30 p.m. – Bracket classes called to lanes, guest classes begin.
6 p.m.
First bracket time trial (Pro, Super Pro, Motorcycle, Sportsman).
Optional dash for cash.
Second bracket class time trial.
First round of bracket eliminations.
Second round of bracket eliminations.
Optional consolation race.
Continue eliminations until complete.

Late-night events (July 3, Aug. 18 – no guest classes)
5 p.m. – Credential sales open, pit parking begins.
6:30 p.m. – Tech inspection begins.
7:30 p.m. – Bracket classes called to lanes.
8 p.m.
First bracket time trial.
Second bracket time trial.
Optional dash for cash.
First round of bracket eliminations.
Second round of bracket eliminations.
Optional consolation race.
Continue eliminations until complete.

Sunday, April 22 with Fun Ford Weekend
8 a.m. – Credential sales open, pit parking for new arrivals, RFC chapel service.
8:30 a.m. – First round of Ford class cars.
9 a.m. – Ford and feature class cars.
10 a.m.
Bracket time trial.
Dash for Cash.
Bracket eliminations.

Admission and entry fees
Adult crew or spectator: $15 (unless otherwise noted for special event).
Kids (6-14): $6 (no restricted-area access).
Children (5 and under): Free.
Weekend vehicle pass: $20 (for additional vehicles in pit area).

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