FANTASY, Chippendales, Rock Vault, Claire Sinclair, Carla Pellegrino, Ricardo Laguna at American Muscle Car Challenge

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Ladies of FANTASY
This week at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, many Vegas celebrities launched the new American Muscle Car Challenge by Richard Petty Driving Experience (Pictured: Tracey Gittins, Kristin Ratatori and Lorena Peril of FANTASY at Luxor – Photo credit: Giles Luker)

Claire Sinclair
Claire Sinclair of PINUP at Stratosphere

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Local Vegas celebrities included: Claire Sinclair from Stratosphere’s PINUP, Dancers from Fantasy, Raiding the Rock Vault (John Payne), BMX Thrillist – Ricardo Laguna, Thunder From Down Under men, Top Chef Contestant – Carla Pellegrino, Chippendales (Nathan), Absinthe (Melody Sweets and Michal), Recycled Percussion (Justin).

Chef Carla Pellegrino
Chef Carla Pellegrino of Meatball Spot

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Driving America’s favorite muscle cars, Dodge Challenger SRT8392, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and CamaroZL1, they pushed the extreme vehicles in a real test track environment and showed their skills to challenge performance abilities in acceleration, braking, cornering capabilities and top speed.

Melody Sweets and Michal
Melody Sweets and Michal of ABSINTHE

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Lorena Peril, singer in Fantasy, sang the National Anthem in a beautiful acoustic style. Claire Sinclair of PINUP announced, “Gentlemen, Start your Engines.”

Ricardo Laguna
BMX thrillist Ricardo Laguna

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Ricardo Laguna won the acceleration module (going 0 – 60mph) in 3.99 seconds (Camaro), followed by Fantasy’s 4.35 seconds (Challenger), and tied for third Chippendales/Raiding the Rock Vault (Camaro) at 4.45seconds.

John Payne of Raiding the Rock Vault
John Payne of Raiding the Rock Vault

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

TOP SPEED winners included Justin with Recycled Rocks at 129mph, followed by Thunder From Down Under (126mph), and third place Chippendales (Nathan) at 124mph. Claire Sinclair was top speed for the females.

Alex Biffin of Thunder Down Under
Alex Biffin of Thunder Down Under

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and take the challenge! For a package rate of $199, thrill-seekers can get behind the wheel of all three muscle cars. For more information: www.pettymusclecar.com – Twitter: @pettymusclecar

Nathan Minor of Chippendales
Nathan Minor of Chippendales

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Claire Sinclair of PINUP at Stratosphere
Claire Sinclair of PINUP at Stratosphere

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Lorena Peril of FANTASY
Lorena Peril of FANTASY

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Nathan Minor of Chippendales
Nathan Minor of Chippendales

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

 Tracey Gittins of FANTASY with John Payne of Raiding The Rock Vault
Tracey Gittins of FANTASY with John Payne of Raiding The Rock Vault

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

Mark Shunock from Rock Of Ages
Mark Shunock from Rock Of Ages

Photo credit: Giles Luker.

 Justin Spencer of Recycled Percussion
Justin Spencer of Recycled Percussion

Photo credit: Giles Luker.