This weekend will be all about science at the speedway as hundreds of students and parents participate in the annual Las Vegas Science Festival.
The superspeedway will participate in the Science is Everywhere Day this Sunday and we can’t wait to host an exciting day of learning!
Participants will get an up-close-and-personal look at the science and physics that go on in racing. Families will get some hands-on experience inside the famous Neon Garage and will learn how their favorite drivers make it all happen.
Want to learn what it means when a NASCAR driver says a car is "loose?" How about what it takes to make sure a car is balanced for the race track? Students will learn all of this and more this Sunday inside the Neon Garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Want more information on this exciting event? Check out the Las Vegas Science Festival’s website at www.lasvegassciencefestival.com.
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.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be this weekend’s destination for motorsports enthusiasts of all types
as it offers NASCAR-sanctioned short track racing, a new event for Ford aficionados and the kickoff of the local bracket-racing season at the drag strip.
The Bullring, Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s 3/8-mile asphalt short track, will open its 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series season on Saturday evening. Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. Local classes in competition on opening night will include: NASCAR Super Late Models, NASCAR Super Stocks, NASCAR Bombers, USAC Midgets, USLCI Legend Cars and USLCI Bandoleros. The season-opener originally was scheduled for April 14 but was postponed due to rain.
The inaugural Las Vegas Fun Ford Weekend will take place Saturday and Sunday at the drag strip. The Fun Ford Weekend event is an all-Ford affair: car show, drag racing, cruise night, autocross, swap meet and manufacturers’ midway. Fun Ford Weekend (www.funfordweekend.com) is presented by JE Pistons and Roush Yates Performance.
The first two races of the 2012 Tony Rowe Enterprises Bracket Racing Series will take place at the drag strip on Saturday and Sunday. The events, for local and regional drag racers, will include NHRA-sanctioned Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman and Motorcycle classes in quarter-mile competition.