Las Vegas news and notes 2000-06-21

LAS VEGAS - Tickets for Las Vegas Motor Speedway's weekly races will be sold online at Tickets.com and at local Tickets.com outlets beginning July 1. Customers can purchase tickets to the 3/8-mile paved oval or The Strip by logging on to ...

LAS VEGAS - Tickets for Las Vegas Motor Speedway's weekly races will be sold online at Tickets.com and at local Tickets.com outlets beginning July 1.

Customers can purchase tickets to the 3/8-mile paved oval or The Strip by logging on to www.Tickets.com and searching for Las Vegas Motor Speedway. A link directly to the LVMS portion of Tickets.com is accessible at www.lvms.com. Tickets also may be purchased from Tickets.com by calling (916) 766-2277.

Admission at each track is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and military and $2 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free. The Family Four Pack is $25.

Earlier this year, Tickets.com and LVMS entered into a multi-year agreement that allows Tickets.com to be the exclusive electronic ticket outlet for the speedway.

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July 3 Night of Fire:

a.. The Night of Fire event will feature a professional fireworks show, NASCAR Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, Hitchin' Post/Exiss Legends, a demolition derby, live bands and a limousine jump. b.. Michael Hughes, a 44-year-old from Las Vegas, will attempt to set a world record by jumping a full-size limousine 150 feet. Hughes built the car that Tom Cruise crashed in Days of Thunder and has appeared on the front page of the National Enquirer. c.. LVMS officials will announce a new name and logo for the 3/8-mile paved oval during intermission. d.. The new park at the short track will named in honor of the late Chris Trickle. (more)

June 17 3/8-mile paved oval recap:

In the Grand American Modified division, feature winner C.J. Sherkenbach was disqualified for an illegal carburetor. T.J. Clark originally finished second but was credited with the win after the disqualification.

In the Charger division, Al Dejoria finished fifth in the main event. The original results had Robert Rudd as the driver of the No. 28 car. As a result, Al Dejoria is the points leader with 295 points. Robert Rittgers is in second with 290 points.

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Tailgate party area opens at short track:

A new viewing area at the 3/8-mile paved oval is slated to open July 3. Fans can watch the races from the comfort of their truck or motorhome in turns three and four of the short track. To take advantage of the tailgate party area, fans should enter the speedway at gate three off Las Vegas Blvd. and follow the signs to the new tailgate party area. Admission is only $25 per vehicle with a maximum of four people. It is only $5 for each additional person.

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LVMS race televised each week:

This Week at LVMS, a television show featuring short track races at the speedway, airs Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on channel 41 in Pahrump, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on local channel 17, Thursdays at 8 and 11 p.m. on Nellis channel 6 and Saturdays at 9 a.m. on Cox Cable channel 61.

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Trickle second in region:

Chuck Trickle jumped to second in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt regional standings with a Competition Performance Index of 0.7813. Trickle scored two victories this past Saturday night giving him three victories, six top-five and seven top-ten finishes in eight starts. Charles Wares of Tucson, Ariz., leads the Sunbelt Region with a CPI of 0.8044.

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