Las Vegas Motor Speedway will pay homage to area military personnel and veterans when it hosts the second annual Military & Veterans Appreciation Night Presented by Lucas Oil at The Bullring on Saturday.
Representatives from Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base, the Veterans Affairs Nevada Healthcare System and several other military groups will be in attendance at the famed short track on the special night to participate in Opening Ceremonies and watch an exciting nine-race lineup. The special night will also include information booths, raffle prizes and even a one-of-a-kind static display for fans to enjoy at the 3/8-mile paved oval.
Saturday night also marks the return of the Lucas Oil Modifieds Series to The Bullring for a 40-lap B feature and a 75-lap main feature, and the USAC HPD Midget Series will also race at the short track. NASCAR Super Late Models and Super Stocks, as well as USLCI Legends, Thunder Cars and Bandoleros will complete the racing schedule.
Opening Ceremonies will also include a 10-year anniversary tribute to the late Spencer Clark, who passed away in an automobile accident on May 21, 2006. Clark was a competitive rival of Las Vegas native and reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch and won 33 Saturday night feature races at The Bullring before his untimely death.
The race night marks the halfway point in The Bullring's 10-event 2016 season, which concludes with Championship Night on Sept. 24. Gates open at 5 p.m., and racing will begin at 7.
One of the most affordable entertainment options in Las Vegas, the Bullring features family friendly concession prices that include $2 hot dogs and Coca-Cola products and $3 Budweiser beer. Spectators can also save money by purchasing tickets in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office at 702.644.4444 or going online at LVMS.com.
Military & Veterans Appreciation Night Presented by Lucas Oil
Saturday, May 21
5 p.m.--Spectator gates open
USAC HPD Midgets group qualifying (3 laps)
Lucas Oil Modifieds single-car qualifying (2 laps)
USLCI Bandoleros group qualifying (3 laps)
USLCI Thunder Cars group qualifying (3 laps)
USLCI Legends group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Super Stocks group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Super Late Models single-car qualifying (2 laps)
6:50 p.m.--Opening Ceremonies
7 p.m.--National Anthem
Lucas Oil Modifieds B feature - 40 laps (25 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Bandits feature -12 laps (12 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Outlaws feature - 12 laps (12 minutes)
USLCI Thunder Cars feature - 20 laps (20 minutes)
NASCAR Super Stocks feature - 30 laps (25 minutes)
USAC HPD Midgets feature - 35 laps (25 minutes)
USLCI Legends feature - 25 laps (25 minutes)
NASCAR Super Late Models feature - 40 laps (30 minutes)
Lucas Oil Modifieds feature - 75 laps
** ** Schedule subject to change ** **