The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has announced an immediate change to the class parameters for the track's Jr. Dragster Racing program.  Three classes will be contested in 2008 and will be structured by participant's age instead of elapsed time. 

Short Line Express Markets Jr. Drag Racing Series
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Jr. Novice  (8-9 years old) - Dial-in restricted to 12.90 and slower.

Jr. Thunder (10-12 years old) - Dial-in restricted to 8.90 and slower.

Jr. Lightning (13-18 years old) - Dial-in restricted to 7.90 and slower.

Participant's age on the first scheduled date of the series will determine the class he/she will participate in for the remainder of the season.  If a child wishes to move up in category following their birthday they may do so - however, points earned in the slower class cannot transfer. 


2008 Short Line Express Market Jr. Drag Racing Series
Revised: March 6, 2008

The 2008 Short Line Express Markets/Meadow Gold Jr. Drag Racing Series will consist of 11 races. Participant's eight best finishes in the first 10 races, and the points earned in the season-finale Jr. Dragster Challenge will count toward the title. In the event that an event is cancelled due to any reason, the race will not be rescheduled and an adjustment will be made to the points program at the sole decision of the track director.

2008 Event Schedule
Schedule subject to change due to car count and weather.  All times are approximate.
Time trials will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 due to increased car count.
Gates open - 7 a.m.
Tech inspection - 8 a.m.
Time trials - 9 a.m. (two runs).
Reaction-time qualifying run - 10:30 a.m.
Eliminations - 11:30 a.m.
Conclude event - 2 p.m.

2008 Events
Saturday, March 15 - Point Race No. 1.
Sunday, March 16 - Point Race No. 2.
Saturday, April 5 - Point Race No. 3.
Sunday, April 19 - Point Race No. 4.
Saturday, May 17 - Point Race No. 5.
Saturday, May 31 - Point Race No. 6.
Saturday, June 14 - Point Race No. 7.
Saturday, August 30 - Point Race No. 8 - Water Balloon Classic and Ice Cream Social.
Saturday, Sept. 6 - Point Race No. 9.
Saturday, Sept. 13 - Point Race No. 10.
Saturday, Oct. 4 - Point Race No. 11 - Jr. Dragster Challenge.

Points membership: All participants must obtain a Las Vegas Motor Speedway membership to participate in the 2008 point program. The $35 membership fee includes points, participant decal and eligibility for special awards.  Points will not be tabulated until after a participant signs up for membership.  Points earned prior to sign-up will not transfer.  There is no grace period for membership.  Points will not be tabulated until membership is complete.

Participant's age on the first scheduled date of the series will determine the class he/she will participate in for the remainder of the season.  If a child wishes to move up in category following their birthday they may do so - however, points earned in the slower class cannot transfer.

2008 point distribution system

The Strip at LVMS will distribute Short Line Express Market Jr. Dragster points as follows for the 2008 season:

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.
2 bonus points for the reaction time number one qualifier.
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 off of total number of round wins.
Second tie-breaker will be based on total number of final round wins.
Third tie-breaker will be based on total number of final round runner-up finishes.
Fourth tie-breaker will be based on total number of head-to-head races between the tied drivers.
Fifth tie-breaker...a foot race to the 330' mark after being blind-folded and spun around eight times.


OTHER JR. DRAGSTER EVENTS

Sunday, Aug. 31: NHRA Pacific Division Jr. Championship Series - Las Vegas.

Aug. 16-17: Pacific Division E.T. Finals - Samoa (Calif.) Drag Strip.