News and notes from LVMS

KNEWS to broadcast live from LVMS short track LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway and News Radio AM 970 (K-NEWS) have joined forces to bring area residents live radio coverage of select weekly races at LVMS. "Saturday Night at the Races"...

KNEWS to broadcast live from LVMS short track

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway and News Radio AM 970 (K-NEWS) have joined forces to bring area residents live radio coverage of select weekly races at LVMS.

"Saturday Night at the Races" began July 8 and will run through mid-November. The show features live coverage from different short-track venues at Las Vegas Motor Speedway including The Bullring, The Strip and the half-mile dirt oval.

The show airs on AM 970 each Saturday night from 8 - 11 p.m. and is hosted by local radio personality Jon-David Wells. Wells, a former short-track announcer, also hosts a local talk show on K-NEWS from 1 - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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Changes made at The Stockyard

Speedway officials took feedback from customers of The Stockyard at The Bullring at LVMS after the first two events and are making changes to meet the fans' requests. Grills will now be allowed and alcoholic beverages will be sold on site.

The Stockyard at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway provides fans a place to watch the races from the comfort of their truck or motorhome in turns three and four of the short track. Due to the discounted admission prices, Stockyard patrons will not be admitted to the grandstand area of The Bullring. Alcoholic beverages, glass containers and pets may not be brought into The Stockyard. However, fans are welcome to bring food, non-alcoholic beverages, lawn chairs and grills.

To take advantage of The Stockyard, fans should enter the speedway at Gate 3 off of 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 $5 for each additional person. Walk-up customers are not allowed.

Construction begins on The Bullring

Earlier this week, construction crews began excavation work for permanent restrooms and concession facilities at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The 130-foot long building is scheduled to be complete in September.

In addition to these improvements, 5,000 permanent seats and a control tower will be added for 2001. Construction on the grandstands is slated to start in November.

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Sunbelt Region Update

Dick Cobb moved past Chuck Trickle in the track and regional standings to take the lead in the Competition Performance Index (CPI) in the Sunbelt Region of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. Cobb, who holds a slim lead in the point standings over Trickle at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Late Model division, earned the $1,000 Gatorade Front Runner Award for the Sunbelt Region. Cobb has two victories and nine top-five finishes in 10 starts and is ninth in the national standings.

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Series Drag , NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers David Wells