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$7,777.77 Awaits Winner of 200-Lap Super Late Model Las Vegas Open Nov. 6-7

Race fans demanded more racing. Racers requested bigger purses. Both got what they asked for when the schedule for the 2009 Las Vegas Open Comp at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was released. The Bullring, Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR-sanctioned 3/8-mile asphalt oval, will pay $7,777.77 to the winner of the 200-lap Super Late Model feature on Nov. 7.

“The Open Comp is one of the most prestigious events in the Southwestern United States and we wanted to build on its legend for the 2009 event,” said Chris Blair, LVMS’ vice president of racing operations. “The fans and drivers alike have been asking for more and that’s what we’re giving them.”

The Super Late Model feature has been expanded from 150 laps to 200 laps with a pit break scheduled at lap 100. The event winner will receive $7,777.77 and the race will pay $300 to start.

The 150-lap Late Model feature will pay $2,500 to win with $200 to start. A pit break will take place on lap 75.

The 75-lap SuperClean Modified Series feature pays $200 to start and $2,500 to win. The INEX Legends Cars 40 lap feature pays $2,000 to win and $150 to start. “It’s going to be a tremendous week of racing here at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” Blair explained. “We’ve already received entries from Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, British Columbia and Alberta.”

To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, please call the LVMS ticket office at (800) 644-4444 or visit

To obtain obtain entry forms and rules information, contact the LVMS Racing Operations office at (702) 632-8213.

Classes: MetroPCS Super Late Models, Late Models, Lucas Oil/SuperClean Modified Series, INEX Legends Cars, LVMS Bombers (Friday only), INEX Bandoleros (Saturday only).

Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Optional practice night for all classes ($200 per car, $25 per crewmember)
Noon-8 p.m. – Credential sales, pit parking.
3-9 p.m. – Pre-event tech inspection.
4-11 p.m. – Practice.

Thursday, Nov. 5 – Open Comp practice night for MetroPCS Super Late Models, Late Models, SuperClean Modifieds and Legends Cars (no Bombers or Bandoleros)
9 a.m.-9 p.m. – Pit gates and registration open.
3-10 p.m. – Tech inspection.
4-10 p.m. – Practice.

Friday, Nov. 6 – Open Comp Qualifying Night
9 a.m.-9 p.m. – Pit gates and registration open.
11 a.m.-5 p.m. – Tech inspection.
2-4:30 p.m. – Open Comp practice.
4:30-5 p.m. – Bomber practice.
5 p.m. – Spectator gates open.
5:10 p.m. – Drivers’ meeting.

5:30 p.m. Qualifying. Bomber heat races (two races, pill-draw for starting positions). Legends Cars heat races. Late Model heat races. SuperClean Modified heat races. MetroPCS Super Late Model heat races. Bomber feature (40 laps).

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Las Vegas Open Comp
9 a.m. – Pit gates open, Bandolero registration.
10 a.m. – Bandolero practice.
10:30 a.m.-Noon – Open Comp final shakedown session (5 laps for all classes).
Noon – Bandolero practice.
12:30 p.m. – Drivers’ meeting.
1 p.m. – Bandolero group qualifying.
2 p.m. – Spectator gates open.
2:15 p.m. – “Lower Features” (D and C-features, if needed).

4 p.m. B-Features. Bandolero Bandits feature (20 laps). Bandolero Young Guns feature (20 laps).

5 p.m. National anthem. Top Qualifier Awards on front straightaway. Bandolero Bandits feature (20 laps). Bandolero Young Guns feature (20 laps). Legends Cars feature (40 laps). Late Model feature (150 laps). SuperClean Modified feature (75 laps). MetroPCS Super Late Model Open Comp (200 laps, 10 min. fuel/tire stop on front stretch at lap 100).

All races will have a one-minute-per-scheduled-lap time rule in effect. All heat races will have a one-spin rule in effect. All C, B and A-Features will have a two-spin rule in effect.