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Drag Racing Action at LVMS This Weekend

Drag Racing Action at LVMS This Weekend

 

Auto racing fans can look forward to a full weekend of action at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend.

Sportsman drag racers will take to The Strip at LVMS prior to the April 5-7 NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals. The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series – featuring Top Alcohol Dragsters and Top Alcohol Funny Cars – takes to quarter-mile with a Test ‘n’ Tune session on Thursday, qualifying on Thursday and Friday and final eliminations on Saturday. Other classes in competition will include Top Stock, Top Dragster and Comp. Racing starts each day at 8 a.m.

The Bullring’s 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series opens Saturday night. Classes will include NASCAR Super Late Models, NASCAR Super Stocks, NASCAR Bombers, USLCI Legend Cars, USLCI Thunder Roadsters and USLCI Bandoleros.

Defending Bullring NASCAR champions include Scott Gafforini (four-time Super Late Model champion), James Wingard (Super Stocks) and Pete Meyer (Bombers).

Call It "The Danica Discount" at LVMS

Call It "The Danica Discount" at LVMS

 

The longer Danica Patrick can remain the front of the field in Sunday’s Daytona 500, the less tickets for the 2014 NASCAR Weekend will cost.

The speedway is offering a $1 discount off 2014 tickets for every lap Patrick leads in NASCAR’s biggest race. The offer is good until the green flag flies for Sunday’s race at Daytona.

“Danica has been headline news since she won the pole on Sunday, and it’ll add some excitement for our race fans to join in her success,” LVMS president Chris Powell said. “And there’s a minimum guarantee – everyone who takes part in this offer is guaranteed a minimum of a $10 discount, even if she leads fewer than 10 laps.  But if she leads more than that, it’s a dollar off each ticket for each of those laps led.”

Patrick became the first woman ever to win a pole position for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race when she edged out Jeff Gordon during qualifying.

Rugby Players to Hold Clinics on Base

Rugby Players to Hold Clinics on Base

 

Members of rugby teams in southern Nevada for the USA Sevens event will hold a clinic Wednesday for children as well as active military personnel at Nellis Air Force Base.

The event will be held at the Warrior Fitness Center. A clinic for children ages 5 - 18 will be held from noon to 2 p.m. An active-duty clinic will be held for all skill levels from 2 to 3 p.m., and a meet-and-greet will take place from 3 to 3:30 p.m.

There will also be 30 rugby players from the U.S. Air Force's team; 15 rugby players from the U.S. Air Force Academy's team; 12 rugby players from the U.S. Army's team; and 12 rugby players from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard team. Coaches from all the services will also be present at this event.

NASCAR Hauler Parade and Sprint Series Practice Moved

NASCAR Hauler Parade and Sprint Series Practice Moved

Two of the most popular parts of NASCAR week in Las Vegas are moving.

The NASCAR Hauler Parade will now be held Wednesday, March 6 on the Las Vegas Strip. The parade features the colorful 18-wheelers used to haul the cars and equipment to tracks around the country.

The parade will start at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the south end of the Strip, travel up to Sahara Avenue and enter I-15 northbound to make their way to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The parade has traditionally been held the Thursday before race weekend begins. The change is necessary to make room for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice at the speedway.

The all-day practice was originally scheduled for January, but has been moved to Thursday, March 7. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the public will be able to watch the practice in the grandstands at the speedway, free of charge.

Lifting of Testing Ban Creates Opportunity at LVMS

Lifting of Testing Ban Creates Opportunity at LVMS

 

NASCAR drivers once came often to test in Las Vegas, and the track will open January 28 and 29 for them to do so next year.

NASCAR prohibited testing at tracks hosting Sprint Cup events following the 2008 season. Until 2008, Speedway officials said NASCAR test sessions at LVMS routinely drew 30 drivers or more for the two-day test sessions.

NASCAR’s announcement last week that it would allow all NASCAR Sprint Cup racing organizations to have four tests (not including Daytona) prompted speedway officials to open up the dates. Las Vegas Motor Speedway set aside two days for NASCAR Sprint Cup teams to test at the 1.5-mile superspeedway in preparation for the Kobalt Tools 400.

Blood Drive to Honor Sept. 11 Upcoming

Blood Drive to Honor Sept. 11 Upcoming

 

A blood drive designed to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will take place Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

In honor of the 11th anniversary of the attacks, the seventh annual “Remember the Fallen” Speedway Children’s Charities Blood Drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s infield media center.

To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Those who donate blood will have the opportunity to win several prizes throughout the day including passes to the Neon Garage for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at LVMS, Exotics Racing Driving Experience packages, and more. All donors will receive two free tickets to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Sept. 29.