LAS VEGAS - The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been the site of some amazing races in its first season, but the biggest and most powerful cars to hit the 3/8-mile track's new pavement will invade this Saturday. LVMS has received 42 ...
LAS VEGAS - The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been the site of some amazing races in its first season, but the biggest and most powerful cars to hit the 3/8-mile track's new pavement will invade this Saturday.
LVMS has received 42 entries for 28 starting spots as the NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series makes its annual stop in Las Vegas for the StarNursery.com 250 Presented by Desert Orthopaedic Centers.
Four Las Vegas drivers are among those entered including NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region champion Dick Cobb, along with LVMS regulars Chuck Trickle, Mike Ayers and Steve Anderson.
Las Vegas' Kurt Busch, who will make his NASCAR Winston Cup debut this Sunday at Dover Down International Raceway, won last year's event en route to the series championship.
"I believe between the four of us that one of us is capable of winning the event," Ayers said. "We all know our way around as is evidenced by what we have done this year."
The area drivers will be looking to knock off series points leader Matt Crafton, defending NASCAR Winston West Series champion Sean Woodside and many others.
"This will be our first time on the new track," said driver Darrell LaMoure. "I think this is going to be one of our best races of the year. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about the place."
Under NASCAR rules, the first 24 starting positions will be determined by qualifying speeds, the next two spots will be provisional starting spots based on driver standings and the final two spots will transfer in from a 20-lap qualifying race.
In addition to the StarNursery.com 250, the MSRA Pro 4 Series Late Models will run a 30-lap feature prior to the main event. A fireworks show will take place immediately following the Southwest Tour event.
Gates open at 4 p.m. and qualifying begins at 5 for the StarNursery.com 250. The MSRA Pro 4 event starts at 7:30 and the Tour race will follow.
<pre> Entry List for Star Nursery.com 250 NASCAR Featherlite Southwest Series event
Car# Driver's Name Home Town/St. Car
01 Steve Petty Alamo, CA Xterra QE3, Redline Oil Ford 04 Mark Reed Bakersfield, CA Price Rite, Coca-Cola, Nabisco Chevy 05 Scott Backman Aurora, CO Xtreme Signs & Graphics Chevy 07 Kevin Clark Colorado Springs, CO Kenwood Car Audio 2 Craig Raudman Bakersfield, CA Yerf-Dog Fun Karts, ITPS Chevy 4 Sean Woodside Saugus, CA Southwest Tenat Development Pontiac 6 Todd Souza Aromas, Ca Dunlop Golf Ford 7 Frank Maronski Jr. Quartz Hill, CA Terry Lumber Chevy 9 Kenny Shepherd Merced, CA Inside Lines Pontiac 10 Nick Jonides Woodland Hills, CA Blender's Cafe, Jackson Race Cars Chevy 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley, CO General Air Service and Supply Chevy 15 Ben Walker Sun Valley, CA Airsep, DVS Shoes, Ringers Resources Chevy 16 Tony Adams Riverside, CA CBA Motorsports, LTR Racing Engines Chevy 17 Darrell LaMoure Phoenix, AZ TBA Chevy 18 John Baker Tucson, AZ Mid State Truck Chevy 19 Eddy McKean Jerome, ID Magic Valley Pipe & Steel Pontiac 27 Roger Avants Littleton, CO McDonalds, Pro Van USA Chevy 30 Ken Rich Boise, ID K&L Excavating Chevy 32 Gary Matranga Sacramento, CA TTR Pontiac 34 Doug McCoun Prundale, CA Wynn's, Marina Motorsports Chevy 41 Jeff Hillock Orem, UT J.H. Hillock Electric Inc. Chevy 44 Bobby Lyon Agua Dulce, CA Northridge Rentals LTR Engines Chevy 46 Matt Crafton Tulare, CA Smart & Final, DPI, Bushrods BBC Ford 48 Steve Smith Escondido, CA Quality Chevrolet, GMAC Chevy 54 Paul Banghart Tucson, AZ Patrick's Carpet, Mohawk Ind. Chevy 58 Greg Anderson Glendale, AZ Wide World of Maps Chevy 59 Auggie Vidovich Jr. Lakeside, CA Creative Touch Interiors Chevy 65 Jeff Hill Hanford, CA Roberts Chevrolet, Olds, Cadillac Chevy 70 Greg Pursley L. View Terrace, CA Star Nursery, LTR Engines Chevy 71 Greg Fowler Longmont, CO Elite International, Rent-Rite West Chevy 73 Scott Busby Martinez, CA Port-a-Cool, Ron Grose Racing Chevy 77 Brett Thompson Jerome, ID Rich Thompson Trucking Chevy 79 Chuck Trickle Las Vegas, NV Western Mailing, Hitchin Post Trailers Chevy 80 Jon Nelson Hemet, CA Ultra Wheels, Spectruck Inc. Pontiac 81 Scott Lynch Burley, ID Mr. Gas Chevy 85 Clint Curry Fresno CA Champion Wheel Chevy 86 Tim Spurgeon Danville, CA Kleen Blast Abrasives Chevy 87 M.K. Kanke Frazier Park, CA Buyer's Choice Automotive Warranty Pontiac 88 Rocky Nash Yucaipa, CA Rick Hendrick's Honda, The Body Shop Chevy 95 Michael Ayers Las Vegas, NV Univ. Machine, American Racing Supply Chevy TBA Dick Cobb Las Vegas, NV TBA TBA Steve Anderson Las Vegas, NV Nevada Imaging Centers Chevy