LAS VEGAS – Short track racing fans will get their fill at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend as the track hosts the highly popular Fall Classic on Friday and Saturday.
The 150-lap NASCAR Super Late Models Open Comp 150 and the Late Models 100 highlight a full slate of features spread out over the course of the weekend at the 3/8-mile paved oval. Friday night kicks off the Fall Classic with qualifying for the 24-car Open Comp 150 and Late Models 100 features, along with various heat races and features for the USAC HPD Midgets, California Mini Cups and U.S. Legends classes.
Then, on Saturday night, heat races and a qualifying session lead into features in the Bandolero, NASCAR Bombers, NASCAR Super Stocks, U.S. Legends, USAC HPD Midgets and California Mini Cups divisions. The weekend’s lengthiest features – the Late Models 100 and Super Late Models Open Comp 150 – will feature pit stops at their midway points where car crews can add fuel, but not tires, for the races’ second halves.
The Super Late Model Open Comp boasts a total purse of nearly $30,000, with $10,000 going to the winner of the 150-lap feature. The Late Model 100 will pay $2,500 to its champion.
Drivers from throughout the west and around the country will flock to Las Vegas for the special weekend of short-track racing. Jeremy Doss of Upper Lake, Calif., won the Open Comp 150 last year, while Ryan Partridge of Burbank, Calif., won the Late Model 100.
One of the most affordable entertainment options in Las Vegas, the Bullring’s annual series will feature family friendly concession prices that include $2 hot dogs and Coca-Cola products and $3 Budweiser beer. Spectators can also save money by purchasing admission tickets in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office at 702.644.4444 or online at LVMS.com.
-The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Press Release. Photo credit: Jeff Speer