Drag racers, fans invited to participate in Thanksgiving food drive during the 2004 B&M Las Vegas Bracket Nationals Nov. 25-28

 

Drag racers entered in the B&M Las Vegas Bracket Nationals, Nov. 25-28 at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, are invited to participate in the second annual Thanksgiving food drive for needy families.  Race teams and fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation.  All food and cash donations will be distributed to local causes immediately after the event.  Last year¿s food drive gathered enough donated items to fill a sedan, not to mention hundreds of dollars from out-of-town teams.  The Strip¿s announcer¿s booth has again been designated as the drop-off point.

The four-day Thanksgiving weekend event will pay $5,000 to the Super Pro winner each day.  Each day¿s Pro division winner will take home $1,000.  The holiday event features three classes: Super Pro, Pro and Street/Sport Compact.

Mark Kidd (Super Pro) and Bob Coulter (Pro) are defending champions of the event.

The 2004 Las Vegas Bracket Nationals also will hold a special winner-take-all Gambler Race on Nov. 27, with a $1,000 entry fee. 

Racers may save money by entering in advance: $200 for Super Pro, $100 for Pro and $75 for Street/Sport Compact.  Late entry fees (entries not received by the Nov. 20 deadline) are: $300 for Super Pro, $200 for Pro and $125 for Street/Sport Compact.

There is no fee for racer camping and there are no hidden gate fees.

Contingency awards and trophies are provided by sanction sponsor B&M and Hedman Hedders.

Spectator admission is $20 per day for adults.  A weekend pass for kids 6-12 is $15 and children 5 and under are free.  Advance crew weekend credentials are $60 each or $70 after Nov. 20.

To obtain an entry blank, please contact Kimberly Lansing at The Strip at LVMS at (702) 632-8213 or .

 

SUPER PRO:

Advance weekend entry fee: $200.

Late entry (after Nov. 20) fee: $300.

Single-day entry: $200.

Electronics: 7.00 sec. and slower.

.5 full tree.

Compulink crosstalk.

$5,000-to-win each day.

$1,500 for runner-up each day.

Semi pays $300 each day.

Quarter-final rounds pay $200 each day.

Eighths pay $100 each day.

First or second-round buybacks: $80.

Purse will increase if more than 200 cars are entered in this class.

 

PRO:

Advance weekend entry fee: $100.

Late entry (after Nov. 20) fee: $200.

Single-day entry: $100.

Non-electronics.

7.50 sec. and slower.

.5 full tree.

Transbrake permitted.

No tow vehicles.

$1,000-to-win each day.

$300 for runner-up each day.

Semi pays $100 each day.

Quarter-final rounds pay $50 each day.

Eighths pay $25 each day.

First or second-round buybacks: $30.

Purse will increase if more than 200 cars are entered in this class.

 

STRET/SPORT COMPACT:

Advance weekend entry fee: $75.

Late entry (after Nov. 20) fee: $125.

Single-day entry fee: $75.

12.00 sec. and slower.

.5 full tree.

D.O.T. tires and mufflers required.

$200-to-win each day.

Runner-up receives $100 each day.

First or second-round buybacks: $20.

 

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, Nov. 24

10 a.m. ¿ Gates open for pre-entered cars.

2-7 p.m. ¿ Early tech inspection.

5 p.m. ¿ Gates open for late entries.

9 p.m. ¿ Credentials gate closed.

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Nov. 25-27

6 a.m. ¿ Gates open.

8 a.m. ¿ Time trials.

11 a.m. ¿ Chris Blair¿s Run-for-the-Money.

1 p.m. ¿ Eliminations.

6 p.m. ¿ Bonus races.

8 p.m. ¿ Track closed.

 

Sunday, Nov. 28

6 a.m. ¿ Gates open.

7:30 a.m. ¿ RFC chapel service.

8 a.m. ¿ Chris Blair¿s Run-for-the-Money.

10 a.m. ¿ Eliminations.

4 p.m. ¿ Track closed.

 

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