Have Questions? Please check out some of the frequently asked questions below.
Q: Can I run my generator on my RV at the event?
A: Yes, but it is your responsible to have an exhaust hose or Stack on your exhaust, or please be a good neighbor and move elsewhere.
Q: Where is the closest truck wash to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway?
A: Blue Beacon of Las Vegas 2932 Losee Road, North Las Vegas, 89030 702-642-499
Q: Is there a speed limit in the Pits at the LVMS?
A: Yes. Please do not exceed 10 mph.
Q: Is there a shipping address?
A: Yes, please follow these instructions exactly. On the shipping label it must read:
MOPARS at the Strip – DRAG TOWER
Attn: Company/Racer Name and Cell #
7000 Las Vegas Blvd North
Las Vegas NV 89115
Also: Write “Racer Name: ___________
Cell Phone: XXX-XXX-XXXX” on the side of the box (along with the label).
Please read the following: * LVMS nor the event promoters can not be held liable for your missing packages. Packages must be received by the close of business the Wednesday before the event for delivery for the MATS event. Any package received after the Friday of the event, may be returned to sender at your expense.
Q: Why should I pre-register?
A: First, if you are a racer, you can drop your trailer at the strip on Thursday. Second, there will be a special award for one lucky pre-entered participant. Third, it helps us be better prepared to serve you. Fourth, you will have all your credentials at a discounted rate and can make a smooth entry into the event.
Q: Who is the entertainment for Saturday night?
A: Check the Concerts page on this site. The entertainment changes yearly.
Q: Is there a class for younger car show participants?
A: Yes, the Gen-X class is for participants 21-years-old and younger.
Q: If my car won the Worlds Ultimate Mopar honor, can I enter this class again with the same car?
A: No, we’re sorry. The Worlds Ultimate Mopar honor in Stock or Modified can be won only once as of the ’08 Event.
Q: If I won the car show in previous years, can I still participate?
A: Yes, sign up to participate in the Platinum Division. The following year you can participate in your original class again.
Q: How do I sign up to be on the MATS mailing list?
A: There is a brief sign-up form at the bottom of all pages on this website. This signs you up for our periodic mailings on MATS event news, updates and happenings.
Q: What will the weather be like?
A: A sweatshirt is advised for the early mornings; afternoons are usually nice and in the mid-70s; evenings are usually pleasant, but having a light sweater, sweatshirt, or jacket on hand is a good idea. If it’s close to the event you can check Las Vegas weather here.
Q: What happens in case of inclement weather?
A: Las Vegas has one of the lowest precipitation levels in the country. A decision will be made on race day by track officials.
Q: Do I need a helmet to race?
A: Any driver whose vehicle goes faster than 13.99 is required to have a helmet. For all NHRA rules please visit the general rules section on the NHRA website.
Q: Can I get a copy of my judging sheets?
A: Yes, your judging sheets will be returned to you within one month of the event. Judging sheets will be sent to you upon your written request. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Mopars at the Strip, Judging Sheets, Steve Hinckley, 8882 Ida Lane, Salt Lake City, Ut 84093.
Q: If my car show class has over 15 participants will it be split?
A: Yes, it will be split into brands: Plymouth, Dodge, Chrysler, and so on.
Q: Can I bring my Mopar to the event and display it and not have it judged?
A: Yes, pre-register the vehicle for either Popular Choice Car Show class or the Fun Field class. For the Fun Field, you can drive your Mopar in and park in a specified parking area. Add $10 for day of the event. Includes one weekend pass.
Q: Can I leave my trailer at the event so I don’t have to take it to the hotel at night?
A: Yes, sign up for trailer parking. All racers receive one tow trailer parking with their Race class entry. Additional racer pit parking is available for a fee.
Q: Is there RV parking overnight for the weekend?
A: Yes. This does not include an event admission, which is a separate cost. RV parking does not include hookups; your unit must be self-contained.
Q: Can I use a line lock while participating in the burnout contest?
Q: How do I sign up for the burnout contest?
A: The burnout contest is open to the first ten participants to sign up. Pre-registration is the best way to do this. There will be a burnout contest on Friday and Saturday. The contest is free to the first 10 entrants daily with your paid admission.
Q: Can show cars make time trial passes?
A: Yes, register for the Time Only Class, which has a separate entrance fee.
Q: Does my car have to have a tech inspection if I am just doing time trials?
A: Yes, any car going down the track must have a tech inspection.
Q: Is there a tentative schedule?
A: Yes, posted on our web site here: http://www.matslv.com/event-information/schedule/.
Q: What happens if I miss a class call-up during eliminations?
A: You’re disqualified as a no-show. Your opponent gets a bye run.
Q: What is the policy for large race class participation?
A: If a class has over 150 qualified participants who make the call for first round of eliminations, that class will pay back to the eights round an amount equal to the entry fee of that class.
Q: Are there rental cars available at discounted rates?
A: Yes, please visit our Rentals page here: http://www.matslv.com/event-information/rentals/
Q: Will there be golf carts to rent?
A: Yes. Please see the Rentals page for more information on reserving a golf cart for the event.
Q: Does my entry in to the car show include an admission.
A: Yes. The price includes the vehicle and 1 weekend admission.
Q: What categories don’t include 1 weekend admission.
A: The following categories do not include 1 weekend admission: RV Parking, Additional Racer Pit, One day admissions, Show vehicle under the tent, Weekend trailer parking, O.E. Certification Judging.
Q: Is there a secured parking area to leave my rig before and after the event?
A: Yes, contact security at LVMS at 702-632-8029 for trailer drop off prior to the event. No trailers will be accepted inside the drag race facility until move-in day, Thursday of the event.