Las Vegas Motor Speedway has traded in horsepower for a little foot power this week as many locals are taking part in the Corporate Challenge walk and bicycle races.
On Tuesday, more than 500 employees from various local businesses walked the 1.5-mile superspeedway as part of the Corporate Challenge event. Other than the Speedway Children’s Charities Track Walk on the day of the Sprint Cup event, it is the only time the track is open for walking.
On Wednesday, about 600 cyclists are expected to descend on the LVMS property for the annual bike race. The nearly 10-mile course begins on the superspeedway’s start-finish line, makes a half lap around the superspeedway and then heads out onto the remaining 1,600 acres of the LVMS property. The race will take the riders under the superspeedway grandstands, up the quarter-mile drag strip known as the Strip, through several parking areas, a lap around the 3.8-mile Bullring before returning the superspeedway where they will finish on the same line that Tony Stewart took the checkered flag in March.
This marks the 15th year that Corporate Challenge has held events at the speedway. These events are put on by theClarkCountyParksand Recreation Department, and the speedway is proud of the role it plays in the community.