Karl Ellwein is the ISSCA Region 12 Director as well as the Nat'l Drag Race Steward. He is wanting everyone to come and take part in Vegas drag racing. If you will post here, he will be responding to you with updates to make the event something you have never seen before!
To raise awareness and to get the juices flowing, he’d like to start a non-smack-talk thread about the Thursday June 24th ISSCA Nats drag racing at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, (LVMS), The Strip.
Where: LVMS, Exit 54 off I-15
When: June 24th, ISSCA Nationals, time tba,
What: ISSCA class drag racing, (Super Sport, Super Natural, Super Pro), and
other fun classes to be invented by comments in this thread.
Background: Karl was appointed by our ISSCA Board of Directors to be responsible for all matters with regard to this year's drag racing event at the Nats. He has quite a bit of freedom to arrange things for the maximum enjoyment of fellow ISSCA members. You might have seen his Impala in the latest Car Craft! He’d like help from all racers right now if you would kindly respond with ideas and suggestions. But please, even though it's fun for a time, we would like all to refrain from smack talk at least on this thread.
ISSCA has rented The Strip at LVMS for an entire day. This actually gives us too much time, (but that is a good thing). There will be plenty of time to set up all types of for fun and interesting eliminations, other than the 3 established elimination classes that you know will always be run at the NATS, (Super Sport--ET Bracket, Super Natural--Heads Up, Super Pro--Heads Up).
What do you think about these for-fun races?
1. Truck Tow Rig Quick 8 (self explanatory)
2. Dial-in Bogey Race (1 round where all will dial-in and the driver with the best package wins---best package is closest to dial and RT nearest perfect without going red and without going too quick)
3. Wagon Quick 8 (self explanatory)
4. Consolation Bracket Race, (for all who raced in the normal Super Sport
ET Bracket Race accept for the winner of course)
5. Best Smokey Burnout!!!
6. All day open fun run lane.
7. Your idea
8. Your idea
9. Your idea
10. Your idea
A few other things he'd like to mention now, although you'll have a firm copy of the event schedule when you show up in June:
Karl plans to have all cars safety teched on Wednesday at the host hotel the day before and then simply spot checked the day of the event.
Tech will be in accordance with general safety rules of N.H.R.A. Please start installing your roll bars and other safety gear if you have a fast car and have been "getting away without it" in the past.
Oh, one last thing, 1st timers or those who might think it will be too hot to race, please attend and run down the strip anyway. There will be press photography and movie cameras and your 2 tons may have its 15 min. of fame. Beginners luck will be with you during eliminations. Mildly modded cars don't come close to stressing parts enough for breakage. The sight of 200 plus 2-ton B-bodies all lined up at the strip is a sight to behold.
ISSCA Public Relations Officer
See you in Vegas!