The 10-race 2008 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway once again will include a $10,000 points fund posted by Jerry's Nugget Casino in North Las Vegas.  This marks the sixth season Jerry's Nugget Casino has supported the local bracket-racing program at The Strip at LVMS.

"The Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series has shown tremendous growth since its first season six years ago," said Chris Blair, LVMS' vice president of racing operations.  "What started as a healthy local program is now attracting racers from Arizona, California and Utah.  Some of our racers travel more than 600 miles round trip to participate at The Strip."

In addition to a hefty weekly payout, custom trophies and the $10,000 points fund, participants in the Sportsman, Motorcycle, Pro and Torco Super Pro categories also compete for a number of bonus prizes.  Each week Jerry's Nugget event will offer a reaction-time bonus award for first-round winners in each class, gift certificates to final-round winners - and Nevada Beverage will once again furnish the Bud Light Best-Light-of-the-Night Award.

"We introduced the Bud Light Best-Light-of-the-Night Award midway through the 2007 season and the racers loved it," Blair explained.  "This year, Nevada Beverage wanted to enhance the program with additional cash, trophies, product and year-end jackets."

The Bud Light program awards $100 cash, a plaque and a cold 30-pack of Bud Light to the racer with the best reaction time, win-or-lose, during eliminations in each of the four Jerry's Nugget categories. The driver earning the most Bud Light awards during the season will receive a custom jacket and trophy from Nevada Beverage at the 2008 Strip banquet.

For additional information, please contact The Strip's office at (702) 632-8213.