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Tuesday, Nov. 23
10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Gates open for all pre-registered participants.
2-6 p.m. – Tech inspection for pre-registered participants.

Wednesday, Nov. 24
8 a.m.-6 p.m. – Gates open for all participants; gate entries accepted.
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Tech inspection.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Time trials (run in sessions by class – 2 runs per car/motorcycle).
5 p.m. – Geezer Gambler; Wednesday Bonus Race (TBA).
Please note: time trials will be held on Wednesday only. Run order: Sportsman, Pro, Super Pro, Motorcycle.

Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28
6 a.m. – Gates open.
7 a.m. – Cars called to the lanes.

7:15 a.m.
Sportsman Run-for-the-Money.
Pro Run-for-the-Money.
Super Pro Run-for-the-Money.
First round of Sportsman eliminations.
First round of Pro eliminations.
First round of Super Pro eliminations.
First round of Motorcycle eliminations.
Continue eliminations with buybacks in first and second round (time permitting).

Please note: The tentative schedule calls for Thursday and Sunday events to be contested on the 1/4 mile. Friday and Saturday events will be contested on the 1/8 mile. If weather (wind or cool temperatures) becomes an issue on either Thursday or Sunday, the race distance may be shortened to 1/8 mile at the sole discretion of the race director.

CLASSES
Super Pro – Compulink Crosstalk will be used. Place an ‘N’ after dial-in if you do not want to see opponent’s top bulb. .5 Full Tree with optional staging. Electronics permitted.

Pro – .5 Full Tree with optional staging. No electronics permitted. No data recorders or delay boxes. Transbrake permitted. Line-Lock: Two-wheel or four-wheel line lock permitted. Automated shifter permitted. Single-function controller only. Tow vehicles are prohibited. No burnouts across the starting line.

D.O.T. Sportsman – .5 Full Tree with optional staging. No electronics. Full-bodied, stock-appearing cars only (no dragsters, roadsters, altereds, etc.). Two-wheel line-lock permitted on non-drive wheels only. No transbrakes, delay boxes, data recorders, or throttle-controlling devices. Single-stage rev limiters are permitted. Automated shifter prohibited unless stock, OEM-equipped. Mufflers required. D.O.T tires required for this event in this class. D.O.T.-stamped slicks are permitted.

E.T. Motorcycle – .4 Pro Tree. Please refer to NHRA Division 7 E.T. Motorcycle rules for all technical information.

All rules are subject to change at the sole discretion of the event director.

PURSES
Super Pro
Win: $5,000 ($1,000 bonus if more than 200 cars in first round).
Runner-up: $2,500 ($500 bonus if more than 200 cars in first round).
Semi: $750.
1/4: $250.
1/8: $100.
1/16: $50 (if more than 200 cars in first round).

Pro
Win: $2,000.
Runner-up: $750.
Semi: $200.
1/4: $75.
1/8: $25.

Sportsman and Motorcycle
Win: $300.
Runner-up: $100.
Semi: $50.

THE ULTIMATE GAMBLER
Sign-up deadline: Saturday, Nov. 27 – 7:30 a.m.
Drivers’ meeting: Saturday, Nov. 27 – 7:45 a.m. in the staging lanes.
Entry fee: $1,000 (cash or money order only). Entry fee due at time of sign-up.
Ladder: Blind draw for position (no qualifying run).
Eliminations: 15 minutes after pill draw.

In an effort to insure better track conditions, The Ultimate Gambler will run between rounds of Saturday’s Run-for-the-Money events and first rounds for Sportsman and Pro Brackets.The Ultimate Gambler will be completed prior to Saturday’s first round of Super Pro Eliminations. The Ultimate Gambler will be 1/8-mile, with a 15 minute turn-around between runs. Pro ladder will be used for eliminations based on a blind pill draw. No splits prior to the quarter-finals (final 8). All splits must be approved by Chris Blair, Vice President of Racing Operations, prior to the next round of competition.  All participants must sign off on the split. Only the driver can agree to a split (no crewmembers or family members). A car may be used only one time during Ultimate Gambler.  Drivers may enter multiple cars but are responsible for immediately returning to the lanes.  If a driver has multiple cars entered he must be one of the first two pairs to go down the track in eliminations each round with his other car being one of the final pairs to be run.  Basic competition courtesy will be enforced.

BASIC COMPETITION INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES

All scheduled races will be contested on 1/4-mile unless otherwise noted.  Should weather or other unforeseen circumstances affect racing conditions, the race director reserves the right to adjust all races to 1/8-mile. Please be advised that in the event of wind, weather, excessive oil-downs, etc., the director will make the decision to adjust the length of the race. Please be aware of this before entering the event.

Driver must have dial-in properly displayed on left side of car prior to reaching the ready-line behind the tower. Any car not having their dial-in displayed will receive the same dial-in as the previous round. If it is first round we will make one up for you.  No changes permitted to dial-in after the ready line unless approved by the event director (in the event of an oil-down or other unforeseen circumstances).

Racers are permitted to buy-back once during eliminations (either first or second round). Drivers who buy-back automatically are inserted back into the elimination rounds. We do not separate buy-backs from winners. Please be advised of this policy – it has been in effect since 2001.  Buy-back policy may be adjusted due to time constraints, car counts, etc.

All lane choices will be determined by the flip of a coin.

Eliminations will be random pairings. Provisional bye for first round will go to the winner of the Run-for-the-Money. All other provisional bye-runs will go to the best reaction time on a winning run from the previous round. Provisional bye does not carry over. The winner of the provisional bye does not receive lane choice if he does have to run with someone, it still goes to flip of a coin.

All classes will receive a first call, a second call and a final call to staging. We are not responsible for someone missing the call to the lanes. The class ends when the provisional bye winner reaches the ready-line for either his single or paired run. Don’t come to the lanes at the last minute and expect to race.

Once a pair has been made at the ready line the race is set. Any delays, breakages, etc. past the ready-line will result in disqualification.

Participants will have approximately 35 seconds from the start of burn-out to stage the car. In an effort to save time, burnouts past the 60-foot mark will not be permitted. Auto-start will be used.
If you plan on deep-staging, don’t write it on your window and expect us to wait for you. Get the car/bike into the beams.

We do not enforce courtesy staging for this event. Again, “Just get into the beams.”

Left lane receives the right-of-way exiting the track.

In the late rounds of eliminations, all classes will be on a 10-minute turn-around.  It is November so there shouldn’t be an issue with cool-down time.

Please listen to the public address system on 103.9 FM.  We don’t want you to miss a round.

We have implemented fairly simple rules for this event in an effort to have a good time.  We want to keep things simple, follow the same program we’ve used for a long time and close out the year on a high note. 

For that reason, we ask that you focus on having a good time.

If a driver has a concern or a complaint, only the driver may come to the officials’ tower. Do not send your family or crew to act as your spokesperson. We only will address issues with the driver.

Drivers may enter multiple cars in the event and multiple cars in the classes. However, a car can only be used one time per class, per day. If a driver wishes to use another driver’s car for bonus races, the Ultimate Gambler, etc. they will need to come to the tower and sign the tech card for the class.  The same car can be utilized for competition in multiple classes.

All cars used for bonus races (Ultimate Gambler and/or Geezer Gambler) must be entered into the event and must complete tech inspection. If a substitute driver is used, that driver must sign the release waiver and sign the tech card.

Entry fees and admission:
Super Pro weekend advance: $275.
Pro weekend advance:  $225.
Sportsman weekend advance: $125.
Motorcycle weekend advance: $125.
Advance weekend (five-day) crew pass: $70.
Advance weekend (five-day) kids pass (ages 6-12): $20.

Advance entry prices apply for anyone entering the event prior to Friday, Nov. 19. After Nov. 20, all racing entry fees increase by $100. Entry forms must be received at The Strip at LVMS’s office by 5 p.m. on Nov.19. to be eligible for advance entry.
LVMS will provide a space for racers participating in either the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event (Nov. 5-7) or Street Car Super Nationals (Nov. 18-21) to leave their rigs until the start of the Bracket Nationals. We understand fuel prices are greatly affecting racing plans and want to work with our participants to keep them racing at all Strip events.

Run-for-the-Money:
Each morning a Run-for-the-Money event will be held. Event pays $1,000 to win for Super Pro, $500 to win for Pro and $200 to win Sportsman and Motorcycle. Closest to the dial-in without breaking out wins.  In the event of a tie, reaction time will be used to determine winner.

Breakage policy:
Cars that break prior to a single run in eliminations will be granted a credit toward the 2011 event. No refunds or credits will be issued once a car has attempted a burnout in eliminations.

Weather policy:
In the event of a rainout day the purse will not roll over. If any one day is completed then the event will be considered complete and no rain checks or refunds will be issued. This is due to the one-day price of participation being the same as a weekend entry. (This policy has been in place since the 2001 event and has only come into play one time in nine years).

Buybacks/Run-for-the-Money/Ultimate Gambler:
Cash only. No checks will be accepted for buy-backs, Run-for-the-Money or Ultimate Gambler.

Geezer Gambler:
Cash entry fee of $40, payable in staging lanes prior to qualifying run at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Open only to racers 55 years of age and older. All racers will put a dial-in on window and the 32 closest to dial will go on a pro ladder for eliminations.  .5 Full Tree. Compulink Cross-Talk will be on.  Purse based on total number of paid entries. 1/8 mile format. Winner will receive the Geezer Gambler National Dragster Challenge Wally.

Pit decorating contest:
Kick off the holiday season by decorating your pit area with the tackiest holiday decorations possible. Trophies awarded to best decorated and best racing-themed pit area. Judging will take place Saturday evening at from 7-8 p.m.

Bonus races:
Other bonus races are in the works. Keep checking LVMS.com for more details.

Check policy: LVMS does not accept out-of-state checks. We do accept all major credit cards at the credential gate.

Payout policy for U.S. citizens:
Payouts will take place beginning on Friday evening at 6 p.m. The only racers who will be eligible to claim purse checks are racers who have submitted a W-9 to Las Vegas Motor Speedway by Friday, November 19, at 5 p.m.  The W-9 forms will be verified with the Internal Revenue Service – and once all information is verified as correct – payouts will take place at the event. If you do not submit a W-9 to Las Vegas Motor Speedway by the Friday, November 19 deadline, your payout will be mailed to you once a W-9 form has been received and verified with the Internal Revenue Service.  It normally takes three business days for verification. 

Payout policy for Canadian citizens:
All payouts to Canadian racers will take place following the event. Please read the following process for collecting winnings legally in the U.S. If you already have a U.S. Tax Number and the verification letter from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, you simply will just need to submit I.R.S. form W-8 B.E.N. to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Payouts will then be released just a few days following the event. If you do not have a U.S. Tax Number issued to you by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, you will need to submit an I.R.S. form W-7 to the Internal Revenue Service. In approximately 6-8 weeks you will receive a U.S. tax number and a verification letter. You can then fill out a W-8 B.E.N. and submit it to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to receive winnings.

Due to strict policies regarding tax information, it is your responsibility to make sure that all information on your tax forms is up-to-date, accurate and matches up with what is on file with the Internal Revenue Service. We will not release prize money without accurate information. We constantly have to chase down racers for accurate tax information in order to award prize money. In many cases, people are not providing accurate names, trying to use a social security number (or foreign tax I.D. number) that isn’t applicable or other issues. If someone hasn’t received their prize money within a week of an event, it is due to the fact that the information provided is not accurate and we are unable to release it. Please contact LVMS’s Racing Operations office at (702) 632-8213 and ask for Mysti Den Hoed.

Purse money not claimed by January 31, 2011, will be considered unclaimed and applied to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway High School and Jr. Dragster racing program.

For more information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.LVMS.com. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.