10/04/12 08:59AM Drag Racing, Jr. Drags, PSCA, Vegas Shootout

PSCA "West Coast Shootout" Hits Sin City This Weekend

Championships are on the line this weekend at the Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the Pacific Street Car Association's Mickey Thompson West Coast Shootout Presented by Edelbrock takes to the track Friday-Sunday.

The PSCA, presented by Chris Alston's Chassisworks, has provided some of the best drag racing in the country during the 2012 season and this weekend's event should be no different. Several class championships are up for grabs, especially the Calvert Racing Street Muscle division where an astounding 12 drivers are still mathematically in the hunt for the title. Also appearing at the track this weekend is the Lucas Oil Car Show, open to fans Saturday and Sunday.
In addition to the regular PSCA classes and the Lucas Oil Top Comp sub-8.60 class, two Jr. Dragster classes (8-12 year old and 13-18 year old) are on the schedule. The Jr. Dragsters will race prior to and after the other PSCA classes at each event and will be scheduled as not to affect the flow of the other PSCA classes. Both classes will compete for race trophies and prizes. Jr. Dragster racers will also compete for event points that will be counted toward a class champion at the end of the season.
"It's just been amazing what we've seen on the track this year," PSCA President Mel Roth said. "To be this late in the season and still have these classes so tightly contested shows just how good the racing has been and how talented these racers are. It says a lot about the teams that they can compete at this level and give our fans they kind of racing they deserve."
For more information on the Mickey Thompson West Coast Shootout
Event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, visit LVMS.com or go to their official page on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheStripAtLVMS.
Fans of the Pacific Street Car Association can find updates and photos of PSCA racers and events by checking out PSCARacing.com, Twitter.com/PSCARacing, and Facebook.com/PSCARacing. Videos of PSCA drag racing action can be found at YouTube.com/PSCARacing.
Racers and fans can also visit the PSCA's official page on
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