The Strip at LVMS announces high school drag

racing program;

 

LVMS High School Drag Racing Series Presented By Meadow

Gold & Short Line Express Markets begins May 13

 

Starting May 13, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host the LVMS High School Drag Racing Series Presented By Meadow Gold & Short Line Express Markets, as part of its GlobePC.com Show ¿n¿ Go Friday Series. The five-race series is open to all registered high school students and will be contested May 13, June 10, July 15, August 12 and September 16.  Each race winner will receive $100, a trophy, a winner¿s decal and an LVMS hat.  Each racer¿s four best finishes will count toward the points championship. 

"We are introducing our new high school program as the next step for participants in our Midnight Mayhem and Jr. Drag Racing League in their advancement in the sport," said Chris Blair, LVMS¿ senior director of drag racing operations.  "The LVMS high school program will allow the NHRA Jr. Dragster participants to move up to a full-size car and also will afford Midnight Mayhem racers an opportunity to advance from street-legal drags to the competition structure of sportsman drag racing.

"The addition of this program illustrates The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's continuous commitment to the youth of Las Vegas and southern Nevada.¿

LVMS High School Drag Racing Series Presented By Meadow Gold & Short Line Express Markets rules:

All participants under 18 years of age must have a completed parental consent form on file with LVMS. Forms are available at the front desk, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

1. Will be contested as a five-race point series.  Best four finishes count toward championship. Top two finishers will represent LVMS at the 2005 E.T. Finals.

 

2. $20 entry fee.

 

3. Race winner receives $100, a trophy, winner¿s decal and LVMS hat. Runner-up receives $40 and trophy.

 

4. Open to any licensed driver registered as a high school student during the 2005 calendar year.

 

5. Participants under the age of 18 must have a completed parental consent form on file with LVMS prior to first event.

 

6. .5 Full Tree. Dial-ins of 12.00¿25.00 seconds.

 

7. The top five finishers in points program will receive trophies and/or plaques at the 2005 awards banquet to be held Saturday, Dec. 4, 2005.  Track champion will receive $200 travel voucher and runner-up will receive $100 travel voucher to represent The Strip at LVMS at the 2005 NHRA Division 7 E.T. Finals in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

8. High school with the most entries in the race program during the season will receive one ticket for each enrolled student for the 2005 Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Finals.

 

9. High School earning most points will receive championship trophy.

 

10. NHRA Division 7 High School rules apply:

 

HIGH SCHOOL (1/4 mile 12.00-25.00)

1. No electronics unless OEM equipped.

2. Conventional, four-wheeled vehicles utilizing a daily driver configuration.

3. No motorcycles, ATVs, dune buggies, Altereds or dragsters.

4. DOT or OEM tires accepted.

5. Exhaust: functional muffler(s) required. Exhaust must run through the mufflers.

6. Automated shifter: prohibited unless OEM equipped.

7. Transbrake: prohibited.

8. Nitrous Oxide: prohibited.

9. Data Recorder: prohibited.

10. .5 full tree (optional staging)

11. 12.00-sec. E.T. (elapsed time) is the absolute limit. First infraction results in a warning.  Second  infraction results in disqualification from the event.

12. Driver must have a current and valid driver¿s license.

13. Not necessary for vehicle to be registered or insured (high school project vehicles).