The half-mile dirt oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is ready for the Pennzoil World of Outlaw 2002 series finale on Nov. 8-9.

The LVMS staff has been working for months to prepare the clay surface for what is certain to be an exciting weekend of racing.

"We have put a lot of effort into improving the quality of the dirt surface at LVMS," said David Stetzer, LVMS director of operations. "We replace the clay each summer which prevents the desert climate from damaging the track. We also are bringing back Randy Grove, a well known dirt track specialist, to supervise overall track preparation."

Danny Lasoski, defending World of Outlaw champion loves racing on the LVMS dirt surface.

"Every time we go to Las Vegas, the track is better," said Lasoski. " They have made it wider and racier. For being used just a couple times a year, it¿s leaps and bounds better than we could imagine. We have always run well there."

Racing action begins Friday, Nov. 8, and concludes Saturday, Nov. 9. Spectator gates open each night at 6 p.m. (Pacific Time), with qualifying at 7, heat races at 8 and main events at 9:10 p.m.

Tickets are $25, $30, and $35. To purchase tickets, please call 800-644-4444 or visit