Things don't quiet down this week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, even after the 8,000-horsepower Top Fuel Dragsters of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series left town following last weekend's SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
After a successful season opener last Saturday night for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 3/8-mile paved oval will be buzzing again this Saturday with racing in seven classes. Joining the NASCAR Bombers, UCLCI Thunder Cars, USLCI Legend Cars IAPMO/Silver Star Plumbing/LasVegasTool.com Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws this week will be USAC Midgets and NASCAR Grand American Modified cars.
Spectator gates open at 5 p.m., practice and qualifying will continue until 5:50 and qualifying will begin at 6 p.m. Heat races and features will start at 7 p.m.
The Bullring is one of the best entertainment values in the Las Vegas Valley with affordable ticket prices and family-friendly concession prices including $1 hot dogs, $1 Coca-Cola products and $2 Budweiser beer. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office at (702) 644-4444 or online at www.lvms.com. Discounted tickets are available with an advance purchase.
Over at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, more than 400 of the top bracket racers from around the country will be competing for big cash prizes in the second annual K&N Spring Fling Vegas races Wednesday through Sunday.
Racers in the Super Pro and Pro classes will be racing on Friday for a first prize of $15,000 and $6,000, respectively, thanks to an addition to the purse by Shane Thompson's Silverstate Refrigeration of Henderson.
Spectator tickets are available for $15 per day or $55 for a five-day pass. Visit www.bracketraces.com for additional information and a complete schedule of events.
Saturday, April 5
NASCAR Whelen All-American Racing Series and USAC HPD Midget Series
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Spectator gates open at 5 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - USAC HPD Midget practice
5:40 p.m. - Bomber practice
5:50 p.m. - Grand American Modified practice
6 p.m. - Bandolero Group qualifying (3 laps)
Legend group qualifying (3 laps)
USAC HPD Midget group qualifying (3 laps)
Grand American Modified single car qualifying (2 laps)
6:50 p.m. - Opening ceremonies and national anthem
7 p.m. - Racing begins
USAC HPD Midget heat race #1 - 8 laps
USAC HPD Midget heat race #2 - 8 laps
Bomber heat race #1 - 8 laps
Bomber heat race #2 - 8 laps
Bomber heat race #3 - 8 laps
Thunder Cars feature - 25 laps
Bandolero Outlaws feature - 12 laps
Bandolero Bandits feature - 12 laps
Legend Car Feature - 25 laps
USAC HPD Midget feature - 30 laps
Bomber feature - 25 laps
Grand American Modified feature - 40 laps