WWS: The Bullring at LVMS to have new look this weekend

LAS VEGAS - A newly-built restroom and concessions building, additional grandstands and closed-circuit television in the midway are just a few of the elements that have given The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway a facelift for this Saturday's...

LAS VEGAS - A newly-built restroom and concessions building, additional grandstands and closed-circuit television in the midway are just a few of the elements that have given The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway a facelift for this Saturday's StarNursery.com 250 Presented by Desert Orthopaedic Centers.

The concessions building and restrooms have replaced the temporary facilities that have been used throughout the season. The new grandstands, which will bring seating capacity to 6,000, have been erected in turns three and four in place of the Stockyard. The Stockyard will return next week. Large-screen televisions will be posted in the midway area so fans can keep up with the action while visiting the concession and merchandising stands.

"As the 2000 season has gone on, we have made continuous improvements to The Bullring," said David Stetzer, director of short-track events. "I think this is our biggest two-week improvement yet, and I think the entire racing experience will be memorable for everyone."

Infield pit road in place for Southwest Tour event LVMS officials have spent the past two weeks constructing a temporary pit road that will allow teams to have green-flag pit stops at The Bullring for the first time ever.

The pit road, which begins at the entrance to turn three and ends at the exit of turn two, will allow all 28 cars competing in the StarNursery.com 250 to make a green-flag pit stop during the event.

According to Bob Miller, LVMS' director of facilities, 1.9 million pounds of concrete was moved in the past five days to prepare the speedway for the pit stops. The pit walls are constructed of concrete-based FIA barrier, which measures 1,500 feet.

Two lucky fans to win motorcycles this Saturday Two race fans will win a 750cc Honda Shadow motorcycle this weekend during the StarNursery.com 250 NASCAR Southwest Series event.

Fans attending the race will be asked to register to win between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday night. At approximately 7:15 p.m., 28 fans will have their names drawn. Those 28 fans each will be paired with a driver in the Southwest Tour event. The fan matched with the winning driver will win one of the motorcycles. The second motorcycle will be given to a race fan whose name is drawn at random following the 250-lap main event.

Drivers to sign autographs All drivers competing in the StarNursery.com 250 will sign autographs for fans from 7-7:30 p.m. on Saturday night behind the main grandstand at The Bullring.

On Friday night, drivers Darrell Lamoure, Matt Crafton and Craig Raudman will be at Race Rock International on Fremont Street. Other drivers are scheduled to appear at the T-bird Lounge on Eastern and at three City Stop locations around the valley.

Noting the Southwest Tour at Las Vegas

Las Vegas' Kurt Busch won last year's event in Las Vegas . The Bullring will be the third different track configuration that the Southwest Tour has run on in Las Vegas. The Tour has competed on the road course inside the 2.5-mile superspeedway and the old 3/8-mile paved oval at LVMS . Two of the last four races in Las Vegas have been won by Las Vegans (Busch in 1999 and Chris Trickle in 1996) . 42 cars are expected to compete for 28 starting positions.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Kurt Busch , Matt Crafton , Bob Miller , Craig Raudman