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LAS VEGAS - High School eliminators and Jr. Dragsters put another notch in their points seasons this past weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Boulder City's Nick Ariotti won the High School eliminations on Friday, defeating Shaun...

LAS VEGAS - High School eliminators and Jr. Dragsters put another notch in their points seasons this past weekend at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Boulder City's Nick Ariotti won the High School eliminations on Friday, defeating Shaun Anderson. Kenny Hodges beat Paul Bledsoe down the quarter-mile to take the Gambler win.

The Jr. Dragster 8-9 year-old division win was taken by Anthony Verlingo of Glendora, Calif., who reached 44.28 mph, defeating Tristan Craig of Henderson, Nev. Kayla Sewell won the 10-12 year-old division, defeating Nicholas Verlingo of Alta Loma, Calif. Kayla reached 67.62 mph in her 1997 Carney. Tyler Howard had a reaction time of .510 sec., taking the win over Greg Hicks in the 13-14 year-old division. Reaching 76.96 mph, Matt Tuttle of Pomona, Calif., beat Mandy Quigley of Walnut, Calif., to the finish in the 15-17 year-old division.

The Strip will host an open Test 'n' Tune and High School eliminations this Friday night. Admission is $17 for competitors, $10 for adult spectators and $8 for senior citizens and military personnel. Children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 6 p.m.

The National Performance Center E.T. Bracket Racing Series' ninth points race of the season is scheduled for Saturday night. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and military personnel and children 12 and under are free.

"Match Race Madness" at The Strip on June 30 will include two Pro Modifieds, two Jet Cars and two AA/Fuel Altereds, joined by non-points bracket racing. The Strip also will have an event-closing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the Fourth of July. Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m.

This week at LVMS:

Friday, June 22: (The Strip) Open Test 'n' Tune, High School eliminators. Gates open 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 23: (The Strip): National Performance Center E.T. Bracket Racing Series, points race No. 9. Gates open 4 p.m.

-LVMS

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