Southern Nevada kids are back in school, and area race car drivers will be teaching a master class in short track racing at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
Action returns to the 3/8-mile paved oval this weekend after a seven-week break with Back to School Night presented by Whelen Engineering. All local students, teachers and school staff will be admitted free, along with one adult guest, by presenting their valid IDs on the special night.
The evening will include free giveaways, special appearances by area educational leaders and a school-themed opening ceremony. Fans attending Back to School Night will get a double dose of the NASCAR Bombers division, which will have bookend 25-lap features highlighting a 10-race schedule.
The race schedule also includes a 50-lap NASCAR Super Late Models feature and 25-lap races for the NASCAR Super Stocks, NASCAR Grand American Modifieds and USLCI Legends classes. The USLCI Thunder Cars, USLCI Bandolero Outlaws, USLCI Bandolero Bandits and Skid Plate Cars also will be in action at the short track.
Divisional points leaders like Aaron McMorran (NASCAR Grand American Modifieds, NASCAR Bombers), Stan Mullis (NASCAR Super Late Models) and Court Connell (NASCAR Super Stocks) are expected to be part of the driver lineup.
Gates open for spectators at 5 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, opening ceremonies are set for 6:50 p.m. and racing follows immediately.
One of the most affordable entertainment options in Las Vegas, the Bullring’s annual series features family friendly concession prices that include $2 hot dogs and Coca-Cola products. Spectators can also 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.
Back to School Night
Presented by Whelen Engineering
Saturday, Aug. 26
5 p.m. – Spectator gates open
5 p.m. – NASCAR Super Late Models practice (15 minutes)
5:15 p.m. – Skid Plate Cars practice (10 minutes)
5:50 p.m. – Qualifying
USLCI Bandolero group qualifying (3 laps)
USLCI Thunder Cars group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Bombers group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Super Stocks group qualifying (3 laps)
USLCI Legends group qualifying (3 laps)
NASCAR Grand American Modifieds single-car qualifying (2 laps)
NASCAR Super Late Models single-car qualifying (2 laps)
6:50 p.m. – Opening ceremonies/National anthem
NASCAR Bombers feature No. 1 – 25 laps (25 minutes)
USLCI Thunder Cars feature – 20 laps (20 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Outlaws feature – 15 laps (12 minutes)
USLCI Bandolero Bandits feature – 12 laps (12 minutes)
Skid Plate Cars feature – 12 laps (15 minutes)
NASCAR Grand American Modifieds feature – 25 laps (20 minutes)
NASCAR Super Stocks feature – 25 laps (25 minutes)
USLCI Legends feature – 25 laps (25 minutes)
NASCAR Super Late Models feature – 50 laps (35 minutes)
NASCAR Bombers feature No. 2 – 25 laps (25 minutes)
*Schedule is subject to change.