For the third year in a row, one aspiring singer will get the opportunity of a lifetime before the start of the Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Race sponsor Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall KVVU-FOX5 and LVMS staged an open audition called Speedway Superstar to find a singer to perform the national anthem prior to the March 5 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at the speedway.

The first audition was conducted Saturday, Feb. 5 at Sam’s Town on Boulder Highway. All performers sang the national anthem a cappella. The top 25 singers chosen advanced to the next round of competition this Saturday. The winner will be announced Saturday.

For more information on the competition, please contact Aubrey Hall at (702) 632-8251, or Holly Spoor at (702) 436-8254, .

2011 Speedway Superstar Finalists:

Mario Hernandez

John-Philip Bowen
Timothy Wells
Jeff Stults
Angela Casino
Brandalyn Brinkerhoff
Derek Lowery
Angela Hathaway
Zakira Jarman
Betsy Holm (Elizabeth Melendrez)
Daniel Smith
Ellie Smith
Analiza C. Brown
Primrose Martin
Mayci Romp-Cortese
Philip Esser
William Flynn
Alberto Palencia Saldamando
Darlene Garland
Corban Agriostathes (Tarae)
Janae Viau
Amelia Cruz
Elizabeth A Sutton
Gerald Brunberg
Amanda Campos Minster