The seventh annual Nitro Blast-off Test Session at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway now is history.  The weekend session, conducted under sunny skies, was without incident and concluded at today at 4:50 p.m.

Professional participants included the Funny Cars of Gary Densham, Larry Hamilton, Del Worsham and Scott Kalitta. The Top Fuel Dragster contingent was represented by David Grubnic and Larry Dixon.  Vince Deceglie's car was the lone Pro Stock entry.

Top Alcohol Dragster participants included Shawn Cowie, Marshall Topping and Jeff Hamelink. Las Vegas' Stephanie Crifasi, Terry Ruckman and Jay Payne were on hand to shake down Top Alcohol Funny Cars.

Leah Pruett provided an anxious moment Saturday when the engine in her Mustang nostalgia Funny Car expired in a fireball. She was not injured.

The Strip at LVMS is busy again this weekend with the Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA) Mickey Thompson Tires Winternationals Friday through Sunday and the season debut of the popular Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS Series for street-legal racers.  For more information, please contact The Strip's office at (702) 632-8213 or visit

Friday, Jan. 25 - PSCA Test ‘n' Tune - 1-5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 25 - Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS - 7 p.m.-Midnight. Now in its seventh year, Midnight Mayhem was designed to attract illegal street racers to the safe confines of The Strip at LVMS. $10 to race, $5 for spectators.  Open to any street-legal car or motorcycle. Open to any licensed driver with proof of insurance (minors must present a signed parental release for which may be obtained from The Strip's office by calling 632-8213). Alcohol is not allowed and beer is not sold at the track during Midnight Mayhem.

Saturday, Jan. 26 - Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA) Winternationals qualifying - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 27 - PSCA Winternationals ( - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.