Las Vegas preview 2001-06-30

LAS VEGAS - "Match Race Madness" at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 30 will feature two Pro-Modifieds, two Jet Cars, two AA/Fuel Altereds, non-points bracket racing and a fireworks finale to celebrate the Fourth of...

LAS VEGAS - "Match Race Madness" at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 30 will feature two Pro-Modifieds, two Jet Cars, two AA/Fuel Altereds, non-points bracket racing and a fireworks finale to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Pro-Modified match races between John Scalpi in a supercharged, alcohol-burning 1957 Chevy and Danny Rowe in a supercharged, alcohol-burning 1938 Chevy coupe will showcase speeds over 220 mph.

The legendary AA/Fuel Altered "Nanook", owned by David Hough, will face-off against Mike Sullivan's nitromethane Fiat coupe. AA/Fuel Altereds have a short wheelbase and use on Top Fuel Dragster engines.

The Rollin' Thunder Jet Funny Car of Brad Janishewski, of Alberta, Canada, will match race the Invader Jet Dragster of Al Eierdam of Arizona. Both run the quarter-mile in five seconds, reaching speeds of 300 mph.

Also on the roster for June 30 is non-points bracket racing featuring Super Quick, Pro, Sportsman, Motorcycle and Street division competition.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, military personnel and high schoolers and children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 4 p.m. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, log on to lvms.com or call LVMS' ticket office at (800) 644-4444.

-LVMS

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Series Drag
Drivers Danny Rowe , Mike Sullivan