Josh "Kid Rocket" Richards will blast into Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Dirt Classic at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 8 and 9 in conjunction with NASCAR Weekend. The 18-year-old from Shinnston, W.Va., will be driving a car for dirt Late Model star Kelly Boen and the 07 Motorsports Team in the Western All-Stars portion of the event. The USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will join the dirt Late Models. This will be the first time Richards and Boen will take on an event as a team but Richards is looking forward to it. Boen won the dirt Late Model event at LVMS' dirt track last March. "I have raced against Kelly at Eldora Speedway (Ohio) but this is the first time I will be driving one of his cars," said Richards. "Kelly is a great racer and has had success in Las Vegas before. I am sure we are going to be competitive." This will be Richard's first time racing at LVMS' dirt track. "I was on vacation in Las Vegas last year and I stopped by the speedway to check out the track," continued Richards. "It seems like a great facility and I can't wait to get out there and race. It is one of the nicest tracks I have been to." Richards was featured in the 2006 documentary "CNN Presents: Dirt Track Warriors" that focused on his professional and personal life throughout his 2005 dirt late model season. Richards will run a full schedule in the 360 OTC World of Outlaws Late Model Series in 2007 and will participate in special dirt Late Model events throughout the year. Tickets for the Las Vegas Dirt Classic are available by calling 1-800-644-4444 or logging on to