Grad Night this Saturday night at the Bullring; All Grads Get Free Admission
As the exciting short-track racing at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway moves into June, it's time to salute all of the new graduates and guests with a special “Grad Night” this Saturday at the fast 3/8-mile paved oval starting at 7 p.m.
Saturday night’s sensational racing action will be a special evening for graduates with a free admission and a guest who show proof of a 2021 diploma. The graduates will be saluted on the track at 6:40 p.m.
The on-track competition this year at the Bullring has seen some of the closest racing in recent years with the veterans in the NASCAR Power Grade Inc. Modified division battling bumper-to-bumper right down to the youngsters in the USCLI Bandoleros Bandits and Legends cars.
The guy to beat in the NASCAR Modified class is local star Doug Hamm, the veteran truck driver from Las Vegas who has driven to three consecutive feature wins this year in his popular No. 4X machine. Hamm is a six-time Modified track champion and put on a wild show with Lucas Oil Modified Series regular Eddy McKean last Saturday in the 40-lap main event.
“Grad Night” fits in perfectly with the many teenagers racing at the Bullring this year as Cody Kiemele, Kyle Keller, Tanner Reif, R.J. Smotherman and Josh Bollman have shown outstanding form in the highly competitive Sigma Performance Services Pro Late Model category despite being high schoolers against the seasoned veterans such as Jeffery Peterson, Jaron Giannini, Scott Gafforini, David Anderson and Johnny Spilatro.
“This year’s Bullring racing has seen some great action with the teenagers being extremely competitive against the veterans,” said T.J. Clark, longtime NASCAR racer and current Bullring director. “It’s exciting to witness the talents of 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17-year-old drivers in these fast machines here in Las Vegas.
“The Bullring has been a proving ground for young racers like Kurt and Kyle Busch, Brendan Gaughan, Noah Gragson and Riley Herbst. We believe this latest crop of youngsters could have similar abilities in the future. If you want to see the next generation racers from Las Vegas, come out and see these drivers now.”
The popular NASCAR Nostalgia Street Rods Bombers and Super Stocks return to the Bullring this Saturday for “Grad Night” as well as the hotly contested USLCI M&H Building Specialists/JBM Underground Legends Cars where top West Coast racer Dustin Ash has captured three straight Bullring main events.
Returning this Saturday night are the crowd-pleasing NASCAR Skid Plate cars with drivers Ben Williams, Dennis Dowell, Larry Dowell and the mysterious Racer X.
Gates open at 5 p.m., with Modified and Pro Late Model qualifying at 5:10 p.m. followed by heat races in Skid Plate cars, Legends and Bombers Opening ceremonies will take place at 6:50 p.m.
Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult on Saturday and throughout the 2021 Bullring season. Purchase tickets in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office at 800-644-4444 or online at LVMS.com.
The Bullring “Grad Night” Schedule
Saturday, June 5
2:00 p.m. Practice for all classes begins
5:00 p.m. Spectator gates open
5:10 p.m. NASCAR Modifieds Qualifying (2 laps)
5:30 p.m. NASCAR Signa Performance Services Pro Late Models Qualifying (2 laps)6
5:50 p.m. Skid Plate Heat races (5 laps or 5 minutes)
Legend Car Heat races (10 laps or 10 minutes)
NASCAR Nostalgia Street Rods Bomber Heat races (10 laps or 10 minutes)
6:40 p.m. All graduates on front stretch
6:50 p.m. Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem
7:00 p.m. NASCAR Modified Dash (Qualifiers 7-10 – 4 laps)
Skid Plate Feature (15 laps or 15 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Bandits Feature (12 laps or 12 minutes)
NASCAR Nostalgia Street Rods Bombers Feature (25 laps or 25 minutes)
USLCI Legends Feature (25 laps or 25 minutes)
NASCAR Signa Performance Services Pro Late Models Feature (50 laps or 45 minutes)
NASCAR Modifieds Feature (50 laps or 45 minutes)