Las Vegas to off import drag school

LAS VEGAS -- The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will offer import drivers an instructional drag-racing school Wednesday, August 30. The evening is scheduled to include instruction on staging, how the tree works and other basics of E.T.

LAS VEGAS -- The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will offer import drivers an instructional drag-racing school Wednesday, August 30.

The evening is scheduled to include instruction on staging, how the tree works and other basics of E.T. bracket racing.

A test-n-tune will be offered after the instructional session. "We hope the drag-racing school will encourage drivers to try racing in a safe environment like The Strip," said Kirk Barkhimer, manager of speedway events. "The Import Division has continued to grow throughout the season. By helping our racers understand the basics of drag racing, we hope to develop more interest in the sport."

To be eligible for the program, drivers must have a valid driver's license and their automobile must meet basic NHRA technical requirements. Gates are set to open at 6:30 p.m. with the first class at 7:30. A second class is scheduled for 9:30.

Admission for the special program will be $5 for car and driver. The instructional program is designed to help both new and current competitors at The Strip improve their drag-racing skills in preparation for the National Performance Import Challenge. The September 8 event will offer Import drivers a $1,000 winner-takes-all challenge. The challenge is sponsored by National Performance Center, which is at 1703 E. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas.

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