Russem, Farrar, Cachia, Phillips and King win opening round of 2008 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

More than 200 entries jammed The Strip's pits Saturday night for the first meet of the 2008 Jerry's Nugget Championship Drag Racing Series.

Super Pro
Kyle Russem (Calif.) defeated John Dowd (Las Vegas).

Pro
Jeff Farrar (Las Vegas) defeated Walter Shupe (Henderson).

Sportsman
Sal Cachia (Las Vegas) defeated Mark Acton (Las Vegas).

Motorcycle
Dave Phillips (Las Vegas) defeated Jay Matthews (Henderson).

High School
Justin King (Henderson) defeated Jon Irving (Boulder City).

Bud Light Best-Light-of-the-Night Award winners:  Ken Black (Super Pro), Robin Harris (Pro), Jim Ferrin (Sportsman), Dave Phillips (Motorcycle).

Jerry's Nugget Reaction-Time Award winners: Ken Black (Super Pro), Scott Fivella (Pro), Scott Machael (Sportsman), Sean Connor Motorcycle).


Short Line Express Markets Jr. Drag Racing Series -- Saturday results:

Jr. Novice (8-9): Caden Willet (Pt. Hueneme, Calif.) defeated Gabrielle Schmidt (Golden Valley, Ariz.).

Jr. Thunder (10-12): Adrienne Markham (Las Vegas) Emilee Novak (Fairfax, Iowa).

Jr. Lightning (13-and-older): Ricky Bax (Draper, Utah) defeated Frank Randell (Las Vegas).


Short LIne Express Markets Jr. Drag Racing Series -- Sunday results:

Despite rain and high winds that delayed the start by one hour, the show was completed by 2 p.m.

Jr. Novice (8-9): Cody Parsons (Monroe, Utah) defeated Gabrielle Schmidt (Golden Valley, Ariz.).

Jr. Thunder (10-12): Kayla Glenn (Kingman, Ariz.) defeated Chelsea Kong (Henderson).

Jr. Lightning (13-and-older): Vince Generalao (Las Vegas) defeated Alexis Thompson (Las Vegas).

Las Vegas Harley Davidson Outlaw 330 Presented By Mychron 4: Brianna Blinzler (Woodpark, Calif.) defeated Kayla Morris (Sanger, Calif.).