BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Oct. 16, 2012) – Don Schumacher Racing will cap its third consecutive year as partners with New York-New York Hotel & Casino as the official Las Vegas home when the NHRA drag racing juggernaut rolls into town.
DSR’s seven drivers are eager to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the main hotel lobby where reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan’s Mopar/Aaron’s 320-mph Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car and seven-time world champion Tony Schumacher’s 330-mph U.S. Army Top Fuel Dragster will be on display.
DSR features the top-three teams in NHRA Top Fuel Dragster standings and three of the top-four in Funny Car rankings heading to the Oct. 25-28 NHRA Big O Tires Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Top Fuel lineup features points leader Antron Brown and the Matco Tools special edition pink “Tools for the Cause” to benefit the Susan G. Komen Fight for the Cure organization dragster. FRAM/Prestone’s Spencer Massey is second in points and close behind is the U.S. Army’s seven-time NHRA world champion Tony Schumacher.
In Funny Car, Jack Beckman and the Battery eXtender Powered by Schumacher Dodge Charger R/T team set a national record en route to slipping past teammate Ron Capps of the NAPA AUTO PARTS team at the last event to take the points lead heading to Las Vegas. Big O Tires/Service Central’s Johnny Gray is ranked fourth and reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan’s Aaron’s Dream Machine/Mopar team is 11th with two events remaining in the season.
“All our drivers look forward to racing at Las Vegas, a big part of the reason is staying at New York-New York,” said Brown, who has won six NHRA titles this year. “We really don’t have to leave New York-New York except to go to the racetrack.”
NY-NY SPECIAL DSR PACKAGE
The New York-New York is offering a special package that includes 2-for-1 patio breakfast at Il Fornaio and passes for rides on the Roller Coaster at New York-New York for those booking new rooms for the week of the NHRA Big O Nationals weekend. Go to http://nyny.lv/ShoeRacing1012 for booking information.
FIND FRIDAYS @NYNYvegas
Each Friday at 4 p.m., New York-New York conducts a “Find Fridays” scavenger hunt on Twitter.com. On Oct. 26, it will feature DSR. The first person responding with the correct image wins a ride with DSR’s reigning NHRA Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan on The Roller Coaster at New York-New York.
About New York-New York
Inspired by the famous energy and landmarks of New York City, New York-New York Hotel & Casino features 12 New York-style skyscrapers showcasing 2,023 guest rooms and suites. Other featured Big Apple icons include a 150-foot-tall replica of the Statue of Liberty and a 300-foot-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge. Within the resort, guests discover all the energy and excitement of the city that never sleeps, from enticing entertainment including the provocative and sensuous Cirque du Soleil production, Zumanity, the thrilling Roller Coaster and the fun-filled dueling pianos of Bar at Times Square, to tantalizing restaurants such as The Sporting House Bar & Grill, Gallagher's Steakhouse, Il Fornaio and Nine Fine Irishmen, an authentic pub offering the best of Irish drink, food and music. Additionally, New York-New York offers more than 24,000 square feet of meeting space and a rejuvenating spa and salon. New York-New York is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit newyorknewyork.com or call toll free at (866) 815-4365 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Don Schumacher Racing
Don Schumacher Racing, headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., consists of seven professional NHRA teams: in Top Fuel, the U.S. Army dragster driven by seven-time world champion Tony Schumacher, the FRAM/Prestone dragster of Spencer Massey and the Matco Tools dragster of Antron Brown; and in Funny Car, 2011 NHRA Funny Car champion Matt Hagan in the Aaron’s Dream Machine/Mopar Dodge Charger R/T, Valvoline NextGen Dodge piloted by Jack Beckman, the NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge of Ron Capps and the Service Central Dodge of Johnny Gray. DSR has won 195 NHRA national event titles and nine world championships.
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