The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will present the second annual Las Vegas Speed Spectacular for the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series on the weekend of May 15-17. The weekend will include nostalgia drag racing, a vintage car show and music.
Headlining the nostalgia drag show will be the world-famous Nanook AA/FA fuel altered (www.nanookracing.com), owned by Dave and Linda Hough. Las Vegas drag racer Vince Generalao piloted it to its quickest E.T. ever – 6.13 sec./235.29 mph – last year at Auto Club Dragway in Bakersfield, Calif. (see the record run at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivjQOuPxmvo).
Classes contested at this year’s meet include: A/Fuel, AA/Gas, Junior Fuel, Nostalgia Eliminator, A/Gas, B/Gas and C/Gas, to name just a few.
Legendary rockabilly DJ “Flattop Tom” Jacob of La Habra, Calif., will provide his special blend of music on a 1,000-watt sound system.
Art Kam and the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association (www.lasvegascarshows.com) will produce the car show, featuring hot rods and show cars from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. For car show entry information, please contact Art at (702) 643-0000 or LasVegasCruisin@yahoo.com.
For more information on the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, please visit www.nhrahotrodheritage.com.
To purchase tickets or obtain more information, please call the LVMS ticket office at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.LVMS.com.
NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Nostalgia classes: A/Fuel, AA/Gas, Jr. Fuel, 7.0 Pro, Nostalgia Eliminator I, Nostalgia Eliminator II, Nostalgia Eliminator III, A/Gas, B/Gas, C/Gas, D/Gas, Hot Rod (bracket). Also: nitro exhibition cars and classes.
Spectator admission: Adult single-day ticket: $20. Adult weekend pass: $60. Kids’ single-day pass: $5. Kids’ weekend pass: $10. Weekend trackside RV parking: $300. (Includes two full-event credentials, pit vehicle access pass and finish line camping area. Located on the pit-main grandstand side of the facility at the finish line. Space must be purchased by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14. Camper parking begins at noon on Friday, May 15.)
Weekend racer entry fees: Car and driver: $85. Friday Test ‘n’ Tune: $75 (3-9 p.m., run in session by class, two runs). Restricted-area crew: $60. Extra RV in pit parking area: $50. Additional pit parking: $85. Kids’ crew pass (6-12): $10.
Friday, May 15
9 a.m.-7 p.m.: Credential sales, pit parking.
10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Tech inspection.
3-9 p.m.: Test ‘n’ Tune.
8 p.m.: Gates open for Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS.
9 p.m.-1 a.m.: Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS late-night street-legal drag racing.
Saturday, May 16
7 a.m.-5 p.m.: Credential sales, pit parking.
8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Tech inspection.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Hot Rod Heritage Series qualifying and time trials.
Noon and 4 p.m.: Nitro exhibition runs. 7:30 p.m.: NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing at the Bullring, featuring the SuperClean Modified Series.
Sunday, May 17
7-10 a.m.: Final credential sales and pit parking for Hot Rod Bracket.
9 a.m.: Hot Rod Bracket final time trial.
10 a.m.: Eliminations begin.
Noon and 4 p.m.: Nitro exhibition runs. 5 p.m.: Event concludes.