LAS VEGAS -- The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will put the finishing touches on another exciting season when it hosts the West Coast Short Track Championships on Saturday night.
The SPEARS Southwest Tour Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series and USAC HPD Midgets Series all will run as part of the race schedule, which also will include a Jr. Late Models feature. Gates open earlier than normal, 2 p.m. Pacific Time, and racing will kick off at 4 p.m.
Action at the 3/8-mile paved oval begins with the first of two Lucas Oil Modifieds feature segments, a 50-lap stretch, and continues with a 40-lap Jr. Late Models race. The Lucas Oil Modifieds will then finish their night with a 50-lap feature segment that will decide the race winner, and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series’ 150-lap feature serves as the evening’s nightcap.
Jeremy Doss of Upper Lake, Calif., is the defending champion for the SPEARS Southwest Tour event, which will pay $10,000 to the winner. Fellow Californian Kyle Tellstrom won the Lucas Oil Modifieds race after holding off Scott Winters and pocketed $4,000 for the victory.
Fans can enjoy watching qualifying for all three series, a 40-lap Lucas Oil Modifieds B-Feature and two eight-lap USAC HPD Midgets heat races before opening ceremonies at 4 p.m. A 30-lap USAC HPD Midgets feature also will be part of the night’s racing lineup.
The West Coast Short Track Championships serve as a fitting exclamation point to an immensely successful Bullring season and will be broadcast live on Lucas Oil Racing TV and shown tape-delayed on MAVTV Motorsports Network at a date still to be determined.
One of the most affordable entertainment options in Las Vegas, the Bullring offers 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 800.644.4444 or online at LVMS.com, and all children 12 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult.
2018 West Coast Short Track Championships schedule
Saturday, Nov. 17
2 p.m. – Spectator gates open
2 pm. – Qualifying
USAC HPD Midgets group qualifying (3 laps)
Jr. Late Models single-car qualifying (2 laps)
SPEARS Southwest Tour Series single-car qualifying (2 laps)
Lucas Oil Modifieds B-Feature – 40 laps (30 minutes)
USAC HPD Midgets heat race 1 – 8 laps (8 minutes)
USAC HPD Midgets heat race 2 – 8 laps (8 minutes)
4 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem
Lucas Oil Modifieds feature segment 1 – 50 laps
Jr. Late Models feature – 40 laps
Lucas Oil Modifieds feature segment 2 – 50 laps
USAC HPD Midgets feature – 30 laps
SPEARS Southwest Tour Series feature – 150 laps (Refueling break after 75 laps)
-Las Vegas Motor Speedway Press Release
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