Las Vegas II 2007 event date announced

2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Schedule Revised Second Las Vegas Event to Remain on Last Weekend in October GLENDORA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2006) -- NHRA and Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced today that the 2007 ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA ...

2007 NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Schedule Revised
Second Las Vegas Event to Remain on Last Weekend in October

GLENDORA, Calif. (Oct. 31, 2006) -- NHRA and Las Vegas Motor Speedway announced today that the 2007 ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals will remain on the last weekend in October. Next year's event, which had previously been scheduled for Oct. 18-21, will be held instead on Oct. 25-28. With the move, the final two races in the NHRA POWERade Countdown to the Championship will be staged on back-to-back weekends.

"Coming on the heels of what was by far one of the most successful events of the year, NHRA and Las Vegas Motor Speedway have jointly agreed to keep the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals on the last weekend of October in 2007," said Tom Compton, president, NHRA. "We believe this move will further establish this event as one of the largest and fastest growing on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series circuit."

By moving the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals, it will generate additional momentum for the inaugural year of the NHRA POWERade Countdown to the Championship as the final two races of the season will be run on back-to-back weekends.

As part of next year's Countdown, the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals marks the beginning of the "Countdown to One," when each of the four professional categories will be reduced to the top four for the final two races and the quest for the NHRA POWERade World Championship. The week following the Las Vegas event, the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals will be staged at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Nov. 1-4.

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., the NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 23 national events through its NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has 80,000 members nationwide and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series, NHRA Sony Xplod Sport Compact Racing Series and the NHRA Street Legal Drags presented by AAA. The NHRA also offers the NHRA O'Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League for youths ages 8 to 17.

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