According to the Internet – which of course never is wrong – Labor Day is “an American federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers.”
Labor Day also is cause for one of the calendar year’s cherished three-day holiday weekends which allows travelers, revelers and racers to extend their leisure activities well past the customary Sunday evening deadline.
And did we ever extend it!
The Bullring will play host to racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Not to be outdone, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be busy from Friday evening through Monday afternoon.
On Saturday, Sept. 1, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Bombers) continues, joined by the USAC Ignite Midget Series, Hoosier Tire Late Model Series, SB2 Late Model Series, American Band Legend Cars and Silver Star Plumbing Bandoleros.
On Sunday, Sept. 2, the 3/8-mile asphalt oval will feature the USAC Ignite Midget Series (twin features), ASA Truck Series, Hoosier Tire Late Models, American Band Legend Cars and Silver Star Plumbing Bandoleros. Sunday’s show also marks the return of the incredibly-popular “waterless boat races.” The race – Bombers dragging boats behind them around the oval – was quite the spectacle. The attraction’s initial appearance on the July 3 Night of Fire left the audience cheering for more. Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. each day.
The Strip’s action begins on Friday with Friday Night Fury and a Test ‘n’ Tune session. On Saturday and Sunday, there’s K&N Pro Gas, Super Street Association, I-15 Super Comp Challenge and T.R.E. Championship Bracket Series racing. In addition, NHRA Jr. Dragsters will race on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend – see you at the tracks!