Nine classes of cars will take to the track as The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway opens its 34th season of racing on Saturday night.
All four NASCAR classes will be in action as the 3/8-mile paved oval kicks off the 2018 Whelen All-American Series schedule, with the NASCAR Super Late Models anchoring the night with a 50-lap feature. NASCAR Modifieds have a 35-lap race on tap for the season-opener, with NASCAR Super Stocks and Bombers also on the slate with 25-lap features.
USLCI Legends, Thunder Cars and Bandoleros are also racing on opening night, along with the popular Skid Plate Cars, and there will be an autograph session on the track before racing begins. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult on Saturday and throughout the 2018 Bullring season.
Past track champions like Scott Gafforini, Court Connell, Tyler Fabozzi, Ron Reed, Camden Larsen and James Brazzeal are among the drivers expected to compete on Opening Night. This will mark the 19th season of racing at the LVMS short track since its reconfiguration in 2000.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, with qualifying beginning at 5:15 p.m. and opening ceremonies taking place at 7. This weekend’s event is the first of 12 points races for the track’s 10 major classes – which now includes Jr. Late Models – and the season continues through championship night on Saturday, Oct. 6.
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 800-644-4444 or online at LVMS.com.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
The Bullring Opening Night schedule
Saturday, March 10
5 p.m. Spectator gates open
USLCI Bandolero group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Super Stocks group qualifying (3 laps)
USLCI Legends group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Super Late Models single-car qualifying (2 laps)
NASCAR Modifieds single-car qualifying (2 laps)
NASCAR Bombers group qualifying (3 laps)
6 p.m. On-track autograph session
7 p.m. Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem
Skid Plate Cars feature – 15 laps (20 minutes)
USLCI Thunder Cars feature – 15 laps (15 minutes)
NASCAR Bombers feature – 25 laps (25 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Bandits feature – 12 laps (12 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Outlaws feature – 15 laps (15 minutes)
USLCI Legends feature – 25 laps (25 minutes)
NASCAR Super Stocks feature – 25 laps (25 minutes)
NASCAR Modifieds feature – 35 laps (35 minutes)
NASCAR Super Late Models feature – 50 laps (50 minutes)
** ** Schedule is subject to change ** **
-Las Vegas Motor Speedway Press Release