Doss looking for another Bullring win this weekend
Young California driver Jeremy Doss annually comes to the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to hit the jackpot at the fast 3/8-mile paved oval.
Doss, the 24-year-old racer from Upper Lake, Calif., lists the popular Bullring short track as one of his favorite ovals in the West Coast and there is an obvious reason. Doss wins big races in Las Vegas.
Now, the seven-time Spears SRL series point champion returns to the Bullring in search of another big payout in the annual Sigma Performance Services West Coast Short Track Championships set for Nov. 4-6 when Doss competes in the Pro Late Model stock car and Modified classes.
Doss, already crowned the point champion in the SRL Pro Late Model and Modified series in West Coast tour action, is no stranger to the Bullring’s Winner’s Circle dating back to 2014 when, at age 17, he captured the big Open Comp 150 Super Late Model Classic. And he has made regular appearances at the top of the Bullring’s victory podium.
Among his Bullring triumphs, Doss has driven to wins in the 2017 Super Late Model Season Finale 125, 2018 Retro Custom Metals 150, 2018 Senator’s Cup Fall Classic, 2018 West Coast Short Track Championship, 2019 Spears Modified Series 75 and the 2020 Optima Batteries Modified Series 75.
“The Bullring is one of my favorite tracks,” said Doss, the 2019 Kulwicki Cup Driver Development Program national champion. “Of course, I’ve had a lot of success at that track too. But the Bullring always has had great racing. I’ve won some events on the last lap and I’ve lost some there on the last lap. There are always some races at the Bullring that come right down the white flag lap. I’m sure it’s fun for the fans too.”
Doss, whose father, Mike, was a successful West Coast stock car driver, began his racing career at age seven in the Outlaw Dirt Kart series and vaulted to the Legends category at age 11. But, by age 13, Doss was behind the wheel of a powerful Super Late Model stock car and his successful rise in racing continued.
“Jumping into the Late Models was a big move,” said Doss. “My dad was a good Late Model racer and he had plenty of knowledge of the cars and how to race them. That was a big advantage for a teenager then. I was able to gain experience and then compete in the Late Models and the Modifieds. The competition was strong, and I had to develop my skills to race with the top guys.”
But Doss quickly showed his talents by traveling through the West Coast and even to the East Coast to compete against the best short track drivers in the nation.
Teaming with S & S Sports Enterprises, Doss began to produce feature wins in rapid succession as well as series championships. And that string continued this year with nine of 11 Spears SRL Pro Late Model series main event wins and seven of nine Spear SRL Modified feature victories.
“It’s been a great season with wins and championships here on the West Coast,” said Doss. “Now, we have the big event in Las Vegas -- $10,000 to win in the Pro Late Models and $5,000 in the Modifieds – and then the big national race, the “Snowball Derby” down in Florida in December. I’m very excited about both of those races. Of course, the first one at the Bullring is next up and I can’t wait to get back at that track. It’s been a great track for me over the years.”
But Doss knows that the competition level on Nov. 5-6 at the Bullring will be high as he attempts to add to his impressive 2021win total.
“The West Coast Short Track event at the Bullring is always tough,” Jeremy explained. “They get drivers and teams from all of over the western states and you have to be on your game to win that weekend. I’ve had some good runs there and I hope to continue the success this time.”
Strong fields have been assembled in the Nov. 4-6 West Coast Short Track Championships with the biggest short track purses of the year in the 2021 Bullring season.
Saluting the late Spencer Clark’s No. 23, the top three division main events on Saturday (Nov. 6) will run 123 laps with Sigma Performance Services Pro Late Model feature paying $10,000 to win. The Sigma Performance Services Super Late Model main and the Sigma Performance Services NASCAR Modified final each pay $5,000 to win and the 23-lap American Southwest Electric USLCI Legends feature pays out $1,000 to win. A 35-lap Late Model Truck Series main event also will be contested on Saturday night.
Practice rounds for the Pro Late Models, Super Late Models and Modified will take place on Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m. Pacific. Friday’s events will include practice, qualifying and qualifying races in all classes and will get underway at 11 a.m.
Saturday’s activities begin with practices at noon and spectator gates opening at 3 p.m. Opening ceremonies start at 5 p.m. with the five main events to follow.
General admission tickets are just $10 and children 12 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult. A four-pack for the Stockyard parking is $75. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office at 800-644-4444 or online at www.LVMS.com/tracks/Bullring.