E. T. Bracket series returns to Las Vegas strip

LAS VEGAS - Round three of the Summit Racing E.T. Bracket Series presented by National Performance Center will return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Saturday. After two events, Chris Naffziger and his 1970 Chevy...

LAS VEGAS - Round three of the Summit Racing E.T. Bracket Series presented by National Performance Center will return to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Saturday. After two events, Chris Naffziger and his 1970 Chevy Nova hold a narrow 11-point lead over Jeff Bansbach, who drives a 1967 Chevy Nova. Both drivers have one E.T. bracket victory this season. Naffziger has made an incredible improvement in 2000 after finishing in a tie for 23rd in points during the 1999 season. Bansbach, who has bragging rights to a non-points win in addition to his E.T. bracket victory this season, has managed to put together a string of sub-10.45 runs at The Strip, including an E.T. of 10.385 at 129.67 mph in his final round victory May 13. Bansbach finished the 1999 drag-racing season in a tie for sixth place, 139 points behind season-champion Tim Arden.

Gates are scheduled to open Saturday at 4 p.m. for bracket racers. Qualifying is set to begin at 5 p.m. with eliminations at 7:30. Admission on Saturday evening is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, military and high school students with a valid ID. Children 12 and under are free. The entry fee for competitors is $40.

Racers will have the opportunity to prepare for Saturday evening’s event at Friday Night Drags. The event will host high school and import bracket racing, gambler elimination and an open test-n-tune.

Gates are set to open Friday at 5 p.m. with racing from 6 p.m. to midnight. Entry fee at the Friday Night Drags is $15 for car and driver, $10 for competing high school students with a valid student ID, $10 for crew and spectators and $5 for non-competing high school students, military and seniors.

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