Hilarious Waterless Boat Races, Thrilling Jet Car Burn Returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for July 3 Night of Fire

Waterless Boat Races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The Bullring
, Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR-sanctioned 3/8-mile asphalt oval for local stock car racing, will present its popular Night of Fire on Wednesday, July 3. In addition to its traditional fireworks spectacular, the program offers up additional thrills in the form of Waterless Boat Racing, a Jet Car Burn and the “Shocker” Monster Truck

Waterless Boat Racing begins with a boat securely attached to a race car. The stock cars will race each other as they tow the junk boats behind them. Racing in a straight line down the front or back straightaway is the easy part. The thrills begin when the cars race into the turns. The boats act as a pendulum and swing wide in the turns due to the centrifugal force. Many times, the boat yanks the rear of the car, causing the car to spin out, or worse, striking the car next to it. The driver who completes the prescribed number of laps first while his boat still is attached is the winner. NASCAR Bomber driver “Wild Wade” Pearson is one of the favorites in this event and has promised a special paint scheme for July 3.

Bullring Waterless Boat Races
Bullring Waterless Boat Races

The Jet Car Burn consists of one jet-powered dragster chained to one junk automobile. The jet dragster – this year it’s the Mav-TV Missile – fires up its engine and completely destroys the junker, reducing it to a smoldering heap of sparking, molten steel.

The Monster Truck “Shocker” will entertain the fans by crushing cars and freestyling in the infield.

Of course, a complete card of NASCAR-sanctioned stock car racing is on tap, crowned by the 76-lap NASCAR Super Late Model feature.

The highlight of the evening will be a spectacular holiday fireworks display at the end of the program at approximately 10:20 p.m.
Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m.

Spectators may save money by purchasing admission tickets in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office (702-644-4444) or online at www.LVMS.com.

The Bullring’s concession stand will feature $1 hot dogs, $1 Coca-Cola products and $2 Budweiser beer.

Las Vegas teenage vocalist Kaela Jonson-Smith will sing the national anthem.

Wednesday, July 3 – Annual Night of Fire: Fireworks, stock car racing, waterless boat races, Monster Truck “Shocker,” “MavTV Missile” Jet Car burn.

5 p.m. – Spectator gates open.

5:25 p.m.
Bandolero group qualifying (3 laps).
Legend Cars group qualifying (3 laps).
Super Late Model single-car qualifying (2 laps).
Super Stock heat races (8 laps or 8 min.).
Bomber heat races (8 laps or 8 minutes).

6:50 p.m. – “Shocker” Monster Truck exhibition.

7 p.m.
Opening ceremonies, national anthem.
Super Late Model Trophy Dash (6 laps or 6 min.).
IAPMO Silver Star Plumbing PHCC Bandolero Outlaw feature (12 laps or 12 min.).
IAPMO Silver Star Plumbing Bandolero Bandit feature (12 laps or 12 min.).
NASCAR Super Stock feature (30 laps or 25 min.).
USLCI Legend Cars feature (25 laps or 25 min.).
NASCAR Bomber feature (30 laps or 25 min.).
NASCAR Super Late Model “Spirit of ‘76” feature (76 laps or 50 min.).
Waterless Boat Race (15 min.).
“Shocker” Monster Truck show – infield, freestyle.
“MAV TV Missile” Jet Car burn.

10:20 p.m. – Fireworks.
Schedule subject to change.


  • Adult advance ticket: $15.
  • Adult ticket, day-of-event: $20.
  • Advance senior citizen or military ticket: $13.
  • Senior citizen or military ticket, day-of-event: $17.
  • Advance Family Four-Pack: $35.
  • Family Four-Pack, day-of-event: $45.
  • Kids: $8.
  • Stockyard tailgate parking area: $119.

For more information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit www.LVMS.com. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.