NHRA Drivers Try Their Luck in Speedway Children’s Charities’ Poker Tournament

October 9, 2009 by  

Some of the top names in the NHRA will be kicking off the NHRA Las Vegas Nationals weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by hitting the poker table for Speedway Children’s Charities’ Sixth Annual Cards for Kids Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Cannery Hotel & Casino.

NHRA drivers Brandon Bernstein, Cory McClenathan, Gary Densham, Shawn Langdon, Morgan Lucas, “Fast Jack” Beckman, Greg Anderson, Jason Line and many more will be on hand for an evening of high stakes and bragging rights.

Fans will have the opportunity to see how long they can outplay and outlast their favorite NHRA drivers at this annual charity event. Entry fee (buy-in) is $250 and players will receive $1,000 in tournament chips. Players also will receive complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks throughout the evening.

A total prize purse of $5,000 will be up for grabs at the event, with a guaranteed first place prize of $1,400. The top nine players each will receive a piece of the cash prize while other players will have the chance to win a variety of other prizes donated by local businesses. Participants and observers also will have a chance to purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to win various prizes throughout the night, as well as specials on Budweiser and Bud Light bottles courtesy of Nevada Beverage.

For entries and information, please contact Rachel Commeford at (702) 632-8242 or

Making a difference in a child’s life is the focus of Speedway Children’s Charities. SCC strives to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations it supports nationwide. Individually, SCC’s local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to organizations that address them. Last December, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities granted $314,000 to 67 local children’s causes during its annual grant distribution ceremony.

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