Fourteen-time NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Funny Car champion John Force will appear at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, Aug. 8.  The colorful veteran, who scored his most recent of 124 NHRA Funny Car victories Sunday afternoon at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., will make a rare appearance at LVMS' asphalt short track to sign autographs for the Bullring fans from 6-7 p.m.

In addition to John Force's appearance, the special Wednesday evening stock car racing show - dubbed "Wild Wednesday" - will feature NASCAR-sanctioned Super Late Models, American Speed Association (ASA) Speed Trucks, Thunder Roadsters and Legends Cars.

NASCAR veteran Randy LaJoie, of Norwalk, Conn., will compete in an ASA Speed Truck. The popular Northeasterner has competed in the NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck Series.

Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m.  General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and military personnel with ID and $5 for children ages 6-12.  Children five and under are free.  A Family Four Pack may be purchased for $26.

The Bullring concession stand offers family-friendly $1 hot dogs and $1 beer every race night.

For more information, please call the Bullring office at (702) 632-8213 or visit http://www.lvms.com/.

BREAKING NEWS:

Labor Day Weekend Bullring demolition derby will be a battle of the towing companies at the Bullring 

The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's final demolition derby of the 2007 season features a new date, new rules, a new payout structure and extra incentives for participants.  LVMS' 3/8-mile asphalt short track will present its final demolition derby on Saturday, Sept. 1, as part of the track's Labor Day Weekend holiday spectacular. The Sept. 1 show will include stock car racing and fireworks.

"We've hired a coordinator to recruit cars from throughout the region to participate in this event," said Chris Blair, LVMS' vice president of racing operations.  "As a result, several towing companies are teaming up with area wrecking yards, auto shops and race teams to create a bigger and better demolition derby for Labor Day weekend."

The Bullring's demolition derby coordinator Kris Boesen has received commitments for cars from Quality Towing, Ewing Brothers Inc., Walker, Action and Fast Towing companies.  In addition, Charger driver Gary Wyatt and Mike Garcia also are building cars for the event.

"Our last event suffered when another demolition derby was rescheduled against our date," continued Blair.  "However, we honored our commitment to guarantee the winner's $1,000 prize and then doubled all other prizes. Demo derby participants know that we are serious about our commitment to building a program for them in Las Vegas.  Entrants from Southern California, Southern Utah and Northern Arizona who have contacted us about the event." 

The Sept. 1 event will pay a guaranteed purse of $1,000 to win, $500 for second, $250 for third, $150 for fourth and $100 for fifth place.  In addition, drivers who pre-register by Aug. 24 will receive free entry into the event.  Rules may be obtained by calling the Bullring office at (702) 632-8213 or via e-mail from Mysti Haynes ().  For competition and technical questions, please contact Kris Boesen at (702) 219-1068.

Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m.  General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and military personnel with ID and $5 for children ages 6-12.  Children five and under are free.  A Family Four Pack may be purchased for $26.

The Bullring concession stand offers family-friendly $1 hot dogs, $1 soda and $1 beer every race night.
For more information, please call the Bullring office at (702) 632-8213 or visit www.LVMS.com.