‘Mayhem’ street-legal drag racing returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Organizers announced that “Mayhem” street-legal drag racing will once again return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway this year.
“Summit Racing Equipment Mayhem Street-Legal Drags at The Strip at LVMS” is described as a “safe alternative to illegal street racing.”
As part of the experience, drivers are able to “race each other on the safer confines of its NHRA-sanctioned, quarter-mile drag strip.”
According to the calendar of events, the first “Mayhem” street-legal drag will be held this Friday, Feb. 3.
According to LVMS, Summit Racing Equipment Mayhem began more than 20 years ago as a way to curb illegal street racing in the Las Vegas Valley.
Organizers say the event is open to all licensed and registered street-legal vehicles. Participants must drive their own cars to the track, and all tires must be street-legal treaded tires, LVMS said.
One passenger will be allowed to ride with the driver down the track, with limitations on speed, all vehicles must run 14 seconds or slower (in order to have a passenger present), event rules say.
The cost for the event range as follows:
- Car and driver (tech card): $20
- Ride-along passenger: $15
- Car show vehicle/pit area parking pass: $15
- Spectator: $5
Organizers note that the ticket office closes at 10:30 p.m. for all Mayhem events. Competitor gates open at 5 p.m., and racing starts at 6 p.m. and will run until midnight.
To view the full schedule of events, visit: https://www.lvms.com/events/
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