The Silverton Casino and Lodge in Las Vegas will serve as team headquarters for NHRA Top Fuel powerhouse David Powers Motorsports during the spring event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it was announced today.


The David Powers Motorsports operation, which includes Las Vegas racer and four-time NHRA Top Fuel winner Rod Fuller and 20-time NHRA winner and longtime Matco Tools driver Whit Bazemore, will call the Silverton home during the eighth annual Summit Racing.com Nationals, April 12-15, at The Strip at LVMS. Fuller, who won the Phoenix race in February, currently leads the NHRA Top Fuel standings, while Bazemore is ranked fourth.


“We’re excited to have a local casino partner with our team,” Fuller said. “The Silverton is my local hangout. I live close to there and spend a lot of time at The Silverton. The Twin Creek’s Steakhouse is fantastic. It’s a casino that appeals to all crowds. I’m excited for our team. It’s a really nice place.”


Fuller and Bazemore will sign autographs at the Silverton beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. The Silverton will give away tickets to the April 13 Quite Riot concert and the April 14 Gin Blossoms show during the autograph session. After qualifying concludes at The Strip on Saturday afternoon, Fuller will attend the Gin Blossoms concert at 8 p.m. and will mix and mingle with concert goers and NHRA fans that attend the show. Fans that attend Thursday’s autograph session at the Silverton or pick up a handout card at Fuller’s pit area will receive a coupon good for two free Budweiser domestic draft beers at the Silverton during the race weekend. 


“We are thrilled to play home to Rod, Whit and the entire David Powers Motorsports team,” Silverton President Craig Cavileer said. “As a local’s casino, we are proud to support a fellow resident like Rod as he attempts to add another victory to his highly successful career.”

Voted “Best Locals Casino” in AOL CityGuide’s 2007 City’s Bestâ awards, The Silverton Casino Lodge is located three miles south of Mandalay Bay at I-15 and Blue Diamond Rd./Dean Martin Dr. The renovated property boasts a revamped interior and exterior, and offers all-inclusive amenities characteristic of an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed property. Silverton’s attractions include the world-class, live action Seasons buffet, Sundance Grill, a terrific 24-hour restaurant/grill, the delicious, Epicurean award-winning Twin Creeks Steakhouse, the 2007 Zagat Las Vegas Nightlife listed Hootie & the Blowfish’s Shady Grove Lounge, and the new, Mexican-inspired Mi Casa Grill Cantina as well as 300 newly renovated deluxe rooms and suites that offer luxurious amenities. In addition to the 165,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 60,000 square feet of gaming with 1,400 slot machines and 30 table games, an intimate poker room and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge, featuring a 117,000 gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 5,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.