The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be buzzing on Saturday night as the short track kicks off another year of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing with a full slate of action.
Nine classes of cars - including skid plate cars - will take to the 3/8-mile paved oval on opening night as a host of track champions begin their title defenses. Six-time NASCAR Super Late Models Champion Scott Gafforini, the winningest driver in Bullring history, will be among the stars turning left at the famed race track.
Other reigning track champions expected to compete include Jason Irwin (NASCAR Grand American Modifieds), Peyton Saxton (Legends-Pro), Michael Todd Glazier (Legends-Masters), Devin Lane (Legends-Semi-Pro), Cameron Morga (Legends-Young Lions), R.J. Smotherman (USLCI Bandolero Bandits) and Kyle Jacks (USLCI Bandolero Outlaws). Additional local stars to be on the watch for include Chris Trickle, who won the final two NASCAR Super Late Models races of 2015, and Kayli Barker, the track's all-time winningest female driver.
This weekend's event is the first of 11 points races for the 2016 Bullring season for the track's eight major classes, and the season continues through championship night on Saturday, Sept. 24. A great entertainment option for families, The Bullring offers $2 hot dogs and Coca-Cola products, $3 Budweiser beer and frequently features prize giveaways during the season.
For more information or to order tickets, log on to The Bullring page at LVMS.com or call 1-800-644-4444.
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Opening Night
Saturday, March 26
5 p.m.--Spectator gates open
5:15 p.m.--Bandolero group qualifying (3 laps)
Legend group qualifying (3 laps)
Thunder Car group qualifying (3 laps)
Bombers group qualifying (3 laps)
Super Stock group qualifying (3 laps)
Grand American Modified single-car qualifying (2 laps)
Super Late Models single-car qualifying (2 laps)
6:45 p.m.--Opening ceremonies
7 p.m.--National anthem
Bandolero Bandits feature - 12 laps (12 minutes)
Bandolero Outlaws feature - 12 laps (12 minutes)
Thunder Cars feature - 20 laps (20 minutes)
Legends feature - 25 laps (25 minutes)
Super Stocks feature - 25 laps (25 minutes)
Bombers feature - 25 laps (25 minutes)
Grand American Modifieds feature - 35 laps (30 minutes)
Super Late Models feature - 50 laps (50 minutes)
Skid Plate cars feature - 15 laps
** ** Schedule subject to change. ** **