The 2008 Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS series resumes Friday, Nov. 21, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Gates will open at 8 p.m., with street-legal drag racing from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Only two Midnight Mayhem race dates – Nov. 21 and Dec. 12 – remain on the 2008 calendar. Now in its seventh year, the Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS program was instituted to offer a safe alternative to illegal street racing in Las Vegas and Clark County.
Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS is open to any licensed driver with proof of insurance. Minors must present a signed parental consent form, which may be obtained by calling The Strip’s office at (702) 632-8213.
The popular late-night program is open to any street-legal car or motorcycle. All vehicles undergo a safety inspection before they are allowed to race on LVMS’ quarter-mile drag strip. Alcohol is not allowed and beer is not sold at the track during Midnight Mayhem.
Midnight Mayhem Presented By Metro PCS affords street racers the opportunity to compete on the same drag strip that the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series uses twice each year for its national events. Midnight Mayhem participants race on the same track John Force and Tony Schumacher use to make nitro-burning passes in excess of 300 mph.
Entry fee is $10 to race and $5 admission for spectators. The entry and admission fees have remained the same since Midnight Mayhem’s inception in 2002.
Every Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS includes a car show, radio DJs and midway attractions. For more information, please call The Strip at LVMS’ office at (702) 632-8213 or visit www.LVMS.com.
Nov. 21 Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS schedule:
8 p.m. – Credential sales, tech inspection open.
9 p.m. – Begin Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS.
11 p.m. – Conclude credential sales and tech inspection.
12:20 a.m. – Rear of staging lanes closed (cars in lanes receive final run).
1 a.m. – Conclude Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS.
Remaining 2008 Midnight Mayhem Presented By MetroPCS schedule:
Nov. 21 – 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (gates open at 8 p.m.). Dec. 12 – 8 p.m.-Midnight (gates open at 6 p.m.).