The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Launches 2010 Drag Racing Season

November 27, 2009 by  

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will launch its 2010 drag racing season with back-to-back weekends of racing action that will offer excitement for nearly every fan. The Strip at LVMS roars to life on Jan. 29 with the return of the popular Nitro Blast-Off Pre-Season Test Session and the Pacific Street Car Association (

One week later, the fifth annual Las Vegas Pro Stock Showdown and the inaugural Las Vegas Supreme Sportsman Series will share the bill on Feb. 5-6.

“We are offering our fans and participants back-to-back weeks of some of the greatest drag racing on the planet,” said Las Vegas Motor Speedway vice president of racing operations Chris Blair. “There’s a great variety of cars that will be competing and fans will once again have the opportunity to see why The Strip at LVMS truly is America’s greatest drag strip.”

The NHRA Nitro Blast-Off takes place just two weeks before the season-opener at Pomona, Calif., and it affords racers an excellent opportunity to fine-tune their cars in on a perfectly-prepared racing surface as they ready for the 2010 campaign. Along with the best in NHRA Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car and Top Alcohol categories, the event also is hosting the top Pro Street and Outlaw 10.5 heads-up cars as part of the PSCA Record-Breaker. The Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car and Top Alcohol categories will run three rounds of qualifying on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between rounds of qualification and eliminations for PSCA classes.

One week later, the most highly-anticipated event in Sportsman drag racing gets underway with the debut of the Las Vegas Supreme Sportsman Series. Participants in Super Comp, Super Gas, Stock/Super Stock Combo, Top Sportsman and Top Dragster will compete in a two-day event that pays each class a possible $19,200 purse – with a possible payout of $12,000 to win, $4,000 to runner-up and $1,000 to each semi-finalist. Along with the Supreme Sportsman Series, the Strip at LVMS also will host the Las Vegas Pro Stock Showdown and a $2,500-to-win Super Po and $1,500-to-win Pro Bracket elimination.

For more information, please call The Strip’s office at (702) 632-8213 or visit Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.

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