IMCA: Las Vegas preview 2000-07-08

LAS VEGAS - The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will feature electric vehicle drag racing and the Super Quick division, while IMCA racing returns to the half-mile dirt oval at LVMS this weekend. The National Electric Drag Racing...

LAS VEGAS - The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will feature electric vehicle drag racing and the Super Quick division, while IMCA racing returns to the half-mile dirt oval at LVMS this weekend. The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) will make an appearance Saturday at The Strip. NEDRA is an organization that increases awareness of electric vehicle performance. Top NEDRA competitors will participate in an exhibition run at the quarter-mile dragstrip. Fletcher Jones Chevrolet will sponsor the Super Quick (SQ) division at The Strip Saturday. The SQ class applies a pro tree and requires drivers to dial within 0.10 seconds of their qualifying time. Super Quick is open to competitors that can complete a pass with an E.T. of 7.50 to 9.99 seconds. In addition to Fletcher Jones Chevrolet Super Quick, The Strip will host E.T. Bracket racing. Entry fee for competitors is $50 for Super Quick and Pro, $40 for Sportsman and Motorcycles and $25 for Street. Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. Spectator admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military and $2 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free. The Strip also will host Friday Night Drags. High School and Import drivers will compete in bracket eliminations, while other racers will have an open test-n-tune with a gambler elimination with a $10 buy-in.

Gates are set to open Friday evening at 5 p.m. with racing from 6p.m. to 11p.m.

Entry fee for Friday Night Drags is $15 for car and driver and $10 for crewmembers. High-school students can compete for $10 with a valid I.D.

Spectator admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military and $2 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free.

The half-mile dirt oval will host IMCA Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, Hitchin’ Post/Exiss Legends and Thunder Stox.

Jim Perkins and Dan Fitzgerald have battled each other all season in the race for the IMCA track title. Perkins leads Fitzgerald by a mere four points.

After capturing the second-over-the-line win, Chris Bray is second in the point standings in the Thunder Stox division. Bray will try to pass Steve Taylor this weekend in the point standings.

Gates are set to open at the half-mile dirt oval at 6 p.m. with heat races at 7:30.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military, $2 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free. A special Family Four Pack is available for $25.

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