LAS VEGAS, NV – April 8, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – NHRA and The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials announced a sellout crowd for Saturday qualifying at the 19th annual DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Fans from all over the western region packed the grandstands, pit areas and campgrounds to witness the inaugural four-wide event west of the Mississippi River.
This is the first time since 2010 The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has had a sellout crowd at the spring race.
“The fans have turned out in droves for the first ever four-wide event, and we’re ecstatic with the responses from the fans and competitors,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “With our first spring sellout in nearly a decade on Saturday, our biggest Friday crowd for a spring race since our inaugural event in 2000 and a capacity crowd expected today, it’s clear that drag racing fans wanted to be a part of history as we brought four-wide drag racing to the West Coast. This success is a testament to the vision of (Speedway Motorsports chairman) Bruton and (SMI CEO) Marcus Smith as well as the months and months of hard work by our staff and contractors who made this event a reality.”
This is the third sellout crowd of the 2018 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, and E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street program for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates four racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Source: National Hot Rod Association