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LAS VEGAS– The 11th Annual NASCAR Late Model Classic presented by Star Nursery and the Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks return to the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Saturday.
The Bullring will be host to top NASCAR Late Model drivers on the West Coast. Drivers from six states including California, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington will travel to Las Vegas for the 140-lap main event. Rookie sensations Kyle Busch and Jason Allen are among the local drivers that have pre-entered the event. Allen is the Bullring’s 2001 NASCAR Late Model champion and rookie of the year. Nevada Secretary of State, Dean Heller, who finished seventh at Champion Speedway in Carson City, will compete in his Dr. Pepper-sponsored Pontiac.
The Mechanix Wear Speed Trucks will make their fourth and final appearance of the season at the Bullring. The championship will come down to the final laps of the 100-lap race. Troy Decuir of Pinon Hills, Calif. leads Jeff Davis of Anaheim, Calif. by a mere 28 points. The two points leaders will have to hold of Chris Hines of Chandler, Ariz., won all three races prior at the Bullring. Four points separate Dan Digiacomo of Laguna Niguel, Calif. and Kerry Steen of Langford, British Columbia for Rookie-of-the-Year honors. Locals Spencer Clark, Casey Kingsland and Danny Williams are expected to compete.
Pit gates open at 1 p.m. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. Time Trials begin at 5 p.m. with racing at 6:30.
General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens/military personnel and $3 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free. Admission to the Stockyard is $30 per vehicle (maximum of four people, each additional person is $8). Call 1-800-644-4444 for tickets.