Las Vegas holds Summer Bash

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host a Summer Bash complete with children's bicycle races and a full program of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series competition Saturday night at the 3/8-mile paved oval. Children are invited to bring their ...

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host a Summer Bash complete with children's bicycle races and a full program of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series competition Saturday night at the 3/8-mile paved oval.

Children are invited to bring their bicycles to the speedway this weekend to compete in bicycle races. The event will be held during intermission and will include several races divided into age groups.

All participants will receive a ribbon, and each race winner will get a trophy. The winner of the oldest age group will be awarded a mountain bike compliments of American Tire Corporation.

"We hosted bicycle races last year and it was a huge success," said David Stetzer, director of short-track events. "It gives our younger fans an opportunity to go down on the speedway and race their peers for fun. This is a great way to kick off the summer."

In addition to the intermission entertainment, NASCAR Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Hitchin' Post/Exiss Legends, Chargers, Mini Stocks and Bandoleros will compete.

The battles for season championships are tight as summer approaches.

In the Grand American Modified division, Wayne Morris Jr. leads reigning champion Doug Hamm by just one point. Chuck Trickle will try to maintain his slim six-point lead over Scott Gafforini in the NASCAR Late Model points standings. Trickle took the points lead from Gafforini after the last event. In the Hitchin' Post/Exiss Legends Kyle Busch has a nine-point reign over Tyree Brown.

Gates open at 5 p.m., and races start at 6. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military and $2 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free. Family four pack is $25.

LVMS also will host Friday Night Drags at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event will feature High School and Import races.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing from 6 to midnight. The entry fee is $15 for car and driver, $10 for competing high school students with a valid student ID, $10 for crew and spectators and $5 for students, seniors and military.

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