The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is hosting the Last-Chance Test Session for professional NHRA teams, including POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car and Pro Stocks Friday through Sunday.  The NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series teams will use this as a last-chance thrash to tune up their cars before the 2007 season begins in Pomona, Calif.

A free autograph session featuring the stars of the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series will take place on Friday, Feb. 2, from 8-9 p.m. at the South Pointe Hotel & Casino at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South in Las Vegas.  The autograph session will take place in the Del Mar Lounge near the South Point's sports book and all NHRA Pro Stock drivers, including 2006 champion Jason Line, will participate.  A number of NHRA Funny Car and Top Fuel drivers are expected to participate as well.

The Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown will take place on Saturday during the three-day Last-Chance Test Session and the first 1,000 fans through the spectator gates will receive a free Pontiac Motorsports hat and souvenir collectible.

Since every ticket also is a pit pass, fans in attendance will be able to see their favorite drivers and cars as they make final preparations for the grueling 2007 season.

For more information, please call The Strip's office at (702) 632-8213 or visit

Weekend schedule:
Friday, Feb. 2 - Free NHRA driver autograph session at the South Point Hotel & Casino - 8-9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 2 - Last Chance Test Session - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 3 – Pontiac Pro Stock Showdown / Last Chance Test Session – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – The first 1,000 fans through the spectator gates will receive a free Pontiac hat.

Sunday, Feb. 4 – Last Chance Test Session – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spectator admission:
Adult: $20 per day, $50 for a weekend super-saver pass (good for all 3 days).
Kids (6-12): $8 per day, or$20 for a weekend super-saver pass.
Kids 5 and under: Free with paid adult.
Parking: Free.

The first 1,000 fans through the spectator gates on Saturday will receive a Pontiac Motorsports hat and collectible souvenir.

Racer fees:
Professional category: $750 – car, driver, two pit parking passes and first five crew members.  All additional crewmembers must purchase weekend credentials.

Sportsman category: $200 for weekend pass or $100 one-day car and driver tech card plus one pit parking pass.

Jerry's Nugget bracket participants: $40 per day car and driver plus can purchase one crew pass for only $10 per day.

Weekend restricted-area crew pass:  $50.

Additional pit parking pass: $30.

LVMS Gold Cards for the 2006 Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Open Comp, Super Quick and High School Champions will be honored at this event.

Eligible classes and categories for Last-Chance Test Session:
Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle, Top Alcohol Dragster, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Top Fuel Harley, Pro Mod, Pro Street and any nitro or alcohol-powered nostalgia dragsters and altereds.  Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Top Comp and any non-2006 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series participants.

*Sorry, due to time constraints, Jr. Dragsters are not permitted at this event.

Management reserves the right to disqualify anyone guilty of oiling down the track. There is no guarantee as to how many runs a driver will make on any scheduled date. Every effort will be made to insure that the Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock classes will be run according to their scheduled times. This may result in breaks in action for sportsman and bracket classes.