LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Local drag racers will compete in the "Quick 16" at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s ¼-mile drag strip Saturday night.
The fastest local competitors will go head-to-head with a pro tree start. A pro tree start calls for the same reaction times as professional NHRA drivers. LVMS normally uses amateur starting lights allowing drivers more time between the first yellow light and the green light.
"The pro tree is challenging to these local racers," said David Stetzer, senior manager of short-track operations at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "We are excited to have this starting method at our track. We expect to see some thrilling drag racing Saturday night."
In addition to the "Quick 16", there will be competition in Pro, Sportsman, Street, Jr. Dragsters and Motorcycles.
Gates open at 2:30 p.m. with eliminations slated for 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, while seniors, military and college students are $6 and children under 12 are free. The Family 4 Pack is $20.
The 1/3-mile dirt track will also be open. Legends, IMCA Modifieds, Dwarfs and Street Stocks will highlight the race program. Gates open at 6 p.m. with heat races starting at 8 p.m. Adults are $8, seniors, military and college students are $6 and children under 12 are free.