LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 9) – For action, excitement, and good times there aren’t’ many places that rival Las Vegas and that’s especially true this weekend as the stars of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing series descend on the famed Strip at Las Vegas Motor speedway for the JEGS Pacific SPORTS nationals presented by K&N Filters. The third of three JEGS Mail Order-backed events that highlight NHRA’s sportsman racers, more than 400 competitors are expected.
Much like its companion events, the JEGS Cajun SPORTS nationals in Belle Rose, La., and the JEGS Northern SPORTS nationals in Hebron, Ohio, the Pacific SPORTS nationals will crown champions in Comp, Super Stock, Stock, Super Comp, Super Gas, Super Street and the exciting Top Dragster and Top Sportsman eliminators. The Sportsman Motorcycle class will also be featured during the four-day race.
Keeping with the longstanding tradition, the JEGS Pacific SPORTS nationals promises a fun-filled experience that includes intense on-track action and plenty of after-hours entertainment. There will also be a wide variety of bonus features including traditional class eliminations for drivers in Super Stock and Stock, as well as a the Las Vegas Shootout and a Gambler’s race on Thursday, Oct. 10.
The defending event champions who are expected to once again challenge for coveted NHRA Wally trophies include Alan Ellis (Comp), Gregg Luneack (Super Stock), Leo Glasbrenner (Stock), Aaron Kinard (Super Comp), Eddy Plazier (Super Gas), Gary Ruest (Super Street), Art Hoover (Top Dragster), Daryl Hemley (Top Sportsman), and Dakota Sun (Sportsman Motorcycle).
I shall be attending this year with his lovely mum Jennifer and give him some good moral support, Dakota is the defending Sportsman Champion and will be stoked if he can back it up, competition is tight and I know Kota will give it 110%.
If any of you are near Las Vegas this weekend, come watch him race, he’d love it, also his dad is racing on his GSXR and wish him great success for that weekend too so a cool event for all.
I shall enjoy the time there with My Girlfriend and her son of whom she is very proud of, wish him luck.