Las Vegas Set To Crown 15 Champions

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LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway will truly be a home to champions over the next week. A total of 15 national champions in many different forms of motorsports will be crowned at the speedway's 1,600-acre complex between Sunday, Oct. 31...

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway will truly be a home to champions over the next week.

A total of 15 national champions in many different forms of motorsports will be crowned at the speedway's 1,600-acre complex between Sunday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 7.

Champions will be crowned in the Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) Pro-4 division, the Pennzoil World of Outlaws, the Star Mazda Series (with two titles at stake) , Sports TOYOTA Championship and Women's Global GT. The American Le Mans Series will crown nine champions during a three-day span beginning on Nov. 5.

"This is just another example of how diverse a facility we have," said Chris Powell, LVMS' executive vice president and general manager. "We're crowning champions in off-road, sprint cars, sports cars and road-racing in a period of eight days. We're extremely pleased that these sanctioning bodies selected Las Vegas Motor Speedway for their finales. It's a tribute to our staff that we'll be able to conduct all of these events in a first-class manner."

The action begins this weekend at the speedway's half-mile dirt track. Las Vegan Rob MacCachren will attempt to hold off a charge from several competitors to win the Pro-4 Division in the Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) truck series.

MacCachren holds a three-point lead over Scott Douglas, but a total of six drivers are within 15 points of the championship. CORR action gets underway on Saturday night at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at noon.

The winged sprint cars of the Pennzoil World of Outlaws take to the speedway's half-mile dirt oval for three nights of action beginning on Monday, Nov. 1. Mark Kinser will be out to protect his narrow lead over Danny Lasoski in the World of Outlaws Presented by Wirtgen. Heat races will begin each night at 8 p.m.

The busy week of champions culminates with the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Las Vegas beginning on Friday, Nov. 5 on the 2.25-mile road course located within the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

Elliott Forbes-Robinson will be looking to secure the first ever American Le Mans Series title in the Prototype Division. He has a narrow three-point lead over David Brabham and Eric Bernard. Olivier Beretta will be looking to clinch the GTS title, while Cort Wagner in a Porsche leads the GT battle.

In all, nine American Le Mans Series titles will be decided including driver, manufacturer and team titles in prototype, GT and GTS.

In the Women's Global GT Series, Cindi Lux needs to finish eighth or better to capture the title in the series' inaugural season.

Practice and qualifying for all divisions in the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Las Vegas begins on Friday, Nov. 5. The Star Mazda Series main event is Saturday, Nov. 6 at 12:30 p.m. with both Best Western and West Division championships on the line and will be followed by the Sports TOYOTA Championship event. The Women's Global GT will get the green flag Sunday, Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. and the Grand Prix of Las Vegas begins at noon.

Tickets are available for all events by calling the speedway ticket office at (702) 644-4443 or on the speedway's website at www.lvms.com.

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