Gragson, Bullring champs highlight talented field at this weekend's Fall Classic
NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs driver and Las Vegas native Noah Gragson will return home again to take on a talented field in The Open Comp at The Fall Classic at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Bullring on Saturday night.
Gragson - a 14-time winner at The Bullring - will be among a hungry group of Super Late Models drivers looking to claim the $10,000 winner's check in the 150-lap race. Regional racing stars Jeremy Doss and Derek Thorn won the last two Open Comps, respectively, but will not be back this year to contend for the title, opening the door for the likes of Gragson and Bullring track champions Scott Gafforini and Jimmy Parker Jr., among others.
The 150-lap Open Comp and 100-lap features for the Late Models and 602 Modifieds divisions highlight a full slate of races at the 3/8-mile paved oval. The Open Comp will feature a break at the midway point where car crews can add fuel for the race's second half.
In addition, the Super Stocks division will have a 50-lap race, and there also will be a 20-lap combined Bandoleros feature. Gates open at 3 p.m. Pacific Time, with racing starting at 5.
Past Bullring track champions Chris Bosley, Kyle Keller and Jadan Walbridge will run in the Late Models feature, while champs Doug Hamm, Jason Kiser and Vinny Raucci Jr. are competing in the 602 Modifieds race and three-time track champ Sam Jacks is running in the Super Stocks feature.
One of the most affordable entertainment options in Las Vegas, the Bullring's annual series will feature family friendly concession prices that include $2 hot dogs and Coca-Cola products and $3 Budweiser beer. Children 12 and under get in free with a ticketed adult, and spectators can save money by purchasing admission tickets in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office at 702.644.4444 or online at LVMS.com.
2019 Fall Classic schedule
Saturday, Oct. 12
3 p.m.--Spectator gates open
4 p.m.--Bandolero group qualifying
5 p.m.--Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem
Late Models feature - 100 laps
Bandoleros combined feature - 20 laps
Super Stocks feature - 50 laps
602 Modifieds feature - 100 laps
Super Late Models Open Comp 150 - 150 laps (Refueling break at 75 laps)