Second Annual NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Drags at LVMS Features Nostalgia Racing, Car Show, Music May 15-17

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 (, 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

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 ( 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

For more information on the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series, please visit

To purchase tickets or obtain more information, please call the LVMS ticket office at (702) 644-4444 or visit

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.