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The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Resumes Labor Day Weekend

Credit: Jeff Speer

The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be on their summer break until August 30, and will resume racing with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Labor Day Weekend Special with six divisions:
NASCAR Super Late Models, NASCAR Grand American Modifieds, NASCAR Bombers, NASCAR Super Stocks, USLCI Legend Cars, USAC Ignite Midget Series. Spectator gates will open at 7 p.m., qualifying starts at 8 and racing begins at 9:00 pm. The Bullring's concession stand features $1 hot dogs, $1 Coca-Cola products and $2 Budweiser beer on each NASCAR Whelen All-American Series race night. Spectators can save money by purchasing tickets in advance by visiting online at

Dirt track racing will continue at Pahrump Valley Speedway on August 2 @ 7:00 pm.
Featured divisions will be Mini Stock, Mod Mini, Dwarf, Bomber, WCSS, Hobby Stock, Coupes, Modified.


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Pahrump Valley Speedway makes its home in Pahrump, Nevada and brings thousands of racers and race fans to the valley each year promising action and thrills galore. The Speedway is dedicated to providing family style fun at prices families can afford. The high-speed, clay based, high banked quarter-mile dirt track is one of the few remaining in the U.S.

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Current Bullring Points as of Summer Break

Credit: Jeff Speer

Scott Gafforini maintained his lead in the NASCAR Super Late Model points standings at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway but Don Sargent saw his once-comfortable lead in the NASCAR Bomber class trimmed to 19 points after 10 weeks of racing.

Gafforini finished fourth in the 76-lap Super Late Model feature during the July 3 "Night of Fire" at The Bullring, but still holds a 20-point lead over David Anderson and a 27-point edge over Dennis Rock Jr.

In the Bomber class, Sargent's victory on July 3 was disallowed when he declined the post-race technical inspection. That gave the win to Martin Sullins, who now trails Sargent by only 19 points in the standings. Three weeks ago, Sargent's lead stood at 72 points after his fourth victory in five races.

In the NASCAR Super Stock division, Vinny Raucci Jr. holds a narrow eight-point lead over Jason Kiser while four-time race winner Phil Goodwin is 23 points off the pace.

The closest points battle at The Bullring continues to be in the Bandolero Outlaws class, where 14-year-old Joey Paonessa of Henderson and 12-year-old Caden Carlin of Las Vegas are tied with 556 points after 12 races.

Other class points leaders are Jason Irwin (Grand American Modified), Peyton Saxton (Legend Car Pro), Michael Todd Glazer (Legend Car Master), Devin Lane (Legend Car Semi-Pro), Jordan Dean (Legend Car Young Lions), Chris Bosley (Thunder Car) and Dezel West (Bandolero Bandits).

The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is taking its annual summer break until the Labor Day Weekend Special, Aug. 30-31. The Bullring points season will conclude on Oct. 4. Information on all upcoming events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway can be found by visiting

Updated points for The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

(As of July 7)

NASCAR Super Late Models

1. Scott Gafforini 498, 2. David Anderson 478, 3. Dennis Rock Jr. 471, 4. Kayli Barker 443, 5. Stan Mullis 416, 6. Andre Prescott 408, 7. Steve Anderson 406, 8. John Thomson 128, 9. David Perisset 110, 10. Warren Knipper 107, 11. Mark Allison 102, 12. Romain Thievin 92, 13. Justin Johnson 89, 14. Branden Underwood 68, 15. Chuck Trickle 66, 16. Donna Gunther 60, 17. Wayne Jacks 38, 18. Earl West 36, 18. Cassie Gannis 36, 20. Bob Barker 32, 21. Kolleen Dresser 30, 22. Buddy Sheppard 28, 22. Cheyanne Schindler 28, 24. Robert Roth 26, 25. Eric Martin 24, 26. Brandon Schilling 20.

NASCAR Super Stocks

1. Vinny Raucci Jr. 396, 2. Jason Kiser 388, 3. Phil Goodwin 373, 4. John Spilotro 306, 5. Robert Negrete Jr. 215, 6. James Wingard 202, 7. Jeff Johnson 198, 8. Vinny Raucci 138, 9. Matt Cunningham 91, 10. Tyler Savage 43, 11. Matt Larsen 42.

NASCAR Bombers

1. Don Sargent 458, 2. Martin Sullins 439, 3. Adam Simon 380, 4. Jim Merlino 375, 4. Rich Ham 375, 6. Michael Greve 354, 7. Nathan Boss 336, 8. Jason Merlino 305, 9. Wade Pearson 277, 10. Aaron McMorran 258, 11. Jeff Bargerhuff 256, 12. Billy Hern 220, 13. Cayla Bronston 219, 14. Anthony Riegert 205, 15. Marty Deluca 169, 16. Jason Sullins 167, 17. Sam Jacks 162, 18. Justin Griffiths 108, 19. Lorin Bronston 107, 20. Pete Meyer 104, 21. Gary Griffiths 100, 22. Pat Petrie 76, 23. John Madden 75, 24. Kirk Hance 65, 25. Scott Bradbury 46, 26. Ben Sherard 45, 27. Bobby Schumacher 42, 28. Andrew Louis 40, 29. Gerri Pearson 34, 30. Justin Jeffery 30 31. Steve Durbin 21.

NASCAR Grand American Modifieds
1. Jason Irwin 219, 2. Scott Osborne 192, 3. Tom Pfundstein 150, 4. Marty Deluca 148, 5. Steve Durbin 142, 6. Pat Petrie 131, 7. Joe DeGuevara 108, 8. Jim Rogel 92, 9. Doug Hamm 89, 10. Mark Allison 86, 11. Jimmy Parker Jr. 84, 12. Jerry Toporek 82, 13. Michael Takami 72, 14. Hayden Smith 64, 15. JA Junior 52, 16. Blake Dunkleberger 50, 17. Kyle Cline 49, 18. Aaron McMorran 32, 19. Mike Salm 30.

USLCI Legend Car (Pro)

1. Peyton Saxton 554, 2. Jason Irwin 486, 3. Bryan Grandin 430, 4. Chris Trickle 428, 5. Zane Smith 348, 6. Nick Halen 184, 7. Nick Thigpen 160, 8. Dustin Ash 94, 9. Tony Mangini 86, 10. Randy Irwin 82, 11. Jeremy Wood 46, 12. Scott Bedford 44, 13. Randy Irwin 42, 13. Dave Saxton 42, 15. Brecken Snow 40, 16. Ricky Schlick 38, 17. Brandon Snow 36, 18. Cheyanne Schindler 34.

USLCI Legend Car (Master)

1. Michael Todd Glazier 586, 2. TJ Clark 578, 3. Gina Tillman 482, 4. Brian Lane 400, 5. Jeff King 272 6. Eric Olson 48, 7. Mark Thigpen 46, 7. Donna Gunther 46, 9. Billy DeLong 44, 9. Doug Lindstrom 44.

USLCI Legend Car (Semi-Pro)

1. Devin Lane 538, 2. Brian Williams 240, 3. Parker Thompson 146, 4. Robby Lyons 100, 4. Tim Mangini 100, 6. Travis Wyman 94, 7. Zach Blume 46, 7. Eddie Garone 46, 9. Caity Miller 44.

USLCI Legend Car (Young Lions)

1. Jordan Dean 568, 2. Cameron Morga 434, 2. Noah Gragson 434, 4. Riley Herbst 368, 5. Shane Skaggs 96, 6. Joe Culwell 86, 7. Michael Womack 44, 7. Brandon Weaver 44, 7. Hunter Corbett 44, 10. Lawless Allen 42.

USLCI Thunder Cars

1. Chris Bosley 336, 2. Travis Boyle 322, 3. Josh Quartaro 300, 4. Doug Germano 298, 5. Brian Reed 276, 6. David Brandon 264, 7. Ian Anderson 242, 8. Darin Callaway 226, 9. Ron Reed 186, 10. Nick D'Egidio 146, 11. Clint Armstrong 88, 12. Noah Gragson 86, 13. Edward Hohman 78, 14. John Keller 74, 15. Justin Johnson 50, 16. JA Junior 48, 17. Joe Mancuso 38, 18. Jacob Quartaro 34, 19. Loren Armstrong 28.

IAPMO/Silver Star Plumbing/ Bandolero Outlaws

1. Joey Paonessa 556, 1. Caden Carlin 556, 3. Philip Root 516, 4. Dylin Smotherman 492, 5. Kyle Jacks 490, 6. Brian Taylor 224, 7. Jacob Quartaro 204, 8. Ryan Vargas 200, 9. Devyn Stocker 86, 10. Sam Jacks 82, 11. Aiden Green 80, 12. Ricky Lewis 40, 13. Alison Gay 36.

IAPMO/Silver Star Plumbing/ Bandolero Bandits

1. Dezel West 576, 2. Mason Sargent 510, 3. Gianna Marretti 506, 4. Gino Marretti 490, 5. RJ Smotherman 478, 5. Ethan DeGuevara 478, 7. Kyle Keller 472, 8. Tye O'Hanley 450, 9. Brodey Warren 274, 10. Austin Snyder 238, 11. Tommy Trickle 104, 12. Vinnie Aramendia 78, 13. Brock Rogers 34, 13. Madison Gay 34.

Las Vegas racers shine at Jr. Drag Racing event

(NHRA Press Release)

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah ? First-time winners dominated the 2014 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals, one of two national events for drivers in the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League.

All eight of the age-group winners ? Kaylee Haarbrink (age 8-9), Braden Bettis (10), Jason Horridge (11), Cadie Del Toro (12), Jenna Michaud (13), Seth Andersen (14), Shelby Rae Schoenfeld (15), and Travis Van Maarion (16-17) ? were first-time victors, as was team champ Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. Only Jr. Comp winner Joe Harless was a repeat winner; Harless won the 15-year-old age group in 2011.

Rocky Mountain Raceways made its debut as the host track for the Western Conference Finals, and its racers enjoyed a fair amount of success, tallying three wins. The first of the Rocky Mountain racers to win was Haarbrink, who outlasted Wild Horse Pass' Jessica Boardman. Haarbrink, of South Jordan, Utah, posted a 12.88 (12.75 dial) to turn on the win light in the final over Las Vegas, resident Boardman, who had the reaction-time advantage but broke out with a 12.72 (12.80).

Rocky Mountain representatives also finished atop the 14 and 15 age brackets. In the 14-year-old category, Andersen, who hails from Kearns, Utah, got the reaction-time advantage, .029 to .065, and turned it into an 8.97 (8.93) to 7.88 (7.90) win against DeLeon, Texas, runner Codi Bettis, who was part of the Barona 1/8-Mile Drag Strip team.

In the 15-year-old age group, Schoenfeld continued her strong weekend, adding the main event win to her runner-up finish in the Top of the Mountain contest on Friday. Schoenfeld, a Magna, Utah, resident, left the starting line first and ran closer to her dial, posting an 8.17 (8.13) to turn on the win light. Sierra Gartner, a Wellington, Colo., racer who was part of the Bandimere Speedway team, settled for runner-up honors with a 7.94 (7.90).

Also making headlines at the event was Michaud and Van Maarion, who became the first Canadian racers to win a National Championships/Conference Finals title. Michaud earned the distinction of being the first Canadian champ when she scored the 13-year-old class title. Michaud, who lives in Edmonton, Alta., and raced for Wild Horse Pass, put together the best package of eliminations for her age group, a .014-initiated 7.964 (7.95), in the final. That left little room for Joey Leal, another Wild Horse Pass competitor who hails from Loomis, Calif. Leal broke out on his run by .007-second.

Medicine Hat, Alta., runner Van Maarion then gave Canada a double win when he edged out Corona, Calif., driver Madison Whitten in a great final for the 16-17 age bracket. Van Maarion, who raced for M.H.D.R.A. Dragstrip, cut a near-perfect .001 light, then ran a 7.99 (7.98) to finish two-thousandths ahead of Wild Horse Pass' Whitten, who had a .007 reaction and ran a 7.91 (7.90).

The 10-year-old age group final was an all-Barona affair with DeLeon, Texas' Braden Bettis squaring off with Temecula, Calif., competitor Grace Doubleday. Bettis had the reaction-time edge, then eased his car to an 8.94 (8.90) to defeat Doubleday, who broke out with a 9.50 (9.57).

The 11-year-old class final was decided on the starting line when Sacramento Raceway's Jack Stanfield went red. That gave the automatic nod to Horridge, who hails from Victorville, Calif., and was part of the Auto Club Famoso Raceway team. Horridge ran an 8.94 (9.00) on his winning pass.

A red-light start also determined the outcome in the 12-year-old bracket. This time, Hannah Ellison, a Las Vegas, resident who was part of the Wild Horse Pass team, fouled by .003-second. That gave the win to Del Toro, who also lives in Las Vegas and was also on the Wild Horse Pass team. Del Toro clocked a winning 9.77 (9.55).

Harless took home his second Western Conference Finals Wally when he won the Jr. Comp exhibition race over Friday's Gambler winner AJ Thomas. In the final, Harless got the lead at the Tree, .036 to .061, and parlayed the advantage into a 6.86 to 6.85 (6.90 index) win against Thomas.

In the team competition, Wild Horse Pass dominated with its teams finishing first, second, and tied for third. Wild Horse Pass Team 2 tallied 19 points to win the championship, followed by Wild Horse Pass Team 3 with 17. Wild Horse Pass Team 1 and Rocky Mountain Team 4 both earned 14 to finish tied for third. Bandimere Speedway Team 2 and Barona Team 2 tied for fifth with 12 points.

Drivers were also competing for special Battle of the Best: East vs. West trophies during eliminations. The driver with the best package of eliminations in each age group received a special trophy. Trophies will also be awarded at the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League Eastern Conference Finals presented by in two weeks. The driver with the best overall package from both events will receive a custom-painted helmet from Brando Custom Paint. Joshua Kirk, age 15, is the current frontrunner for the overall award after putting together a .010 package. Kirk received a custom trophy for his effort and will await the top performers at the Eastern Conference Finals to see if he will win the helmet.

Other Battle of the Best class winners were Gage Wilson (age 8-9, .042 package), Ryan Mason (10, .073), Nolan Oliveira (11, .058), Tyler Ellison (12, .045), Jenna Michaud (13, .028), Matthew Michaud (14, .030), and Carina Wilkerson (16-17, .012).

In the hotly contested Team Spirit contest Barona 1/8-Mile Drag Strip outlasted Western Colorado Dragway and Auto Club Famoso Raceway for the award. Other special-awards winners were Parker Haarbrink (Brando Custom Paint Best Overall Appearing Car), Gartner (Brando Custom Paint Best Appearing Theme Car), Mason (Brando Custom Paint Coolest Car), and Western Colorado Dragway (Best Appearing Track).

The following are the final results from the NHRA Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League Western Conference Finals at Rocky Mountain Raceways: (Driver, city, state, reaction time, elapsed time, dial-in)

8-9 Year Old

Kaylee Haarbrink, South Jordan, Utah, .222 seconds, 12.882 seconds, (12.75) def. Jessica Boardman, Las Vegas, .143, 12.722, (12.80)

10 Year Old

Braden Bettis, DeLeon, Texas, .108, 8.943, (8.90) def. Grace Doubleday, Temecula, Calif., .250, 9.505, (9.57)

11 Year Old

Jason Horridge, Victorville, Calif., .071, 8.943, (9.00) def. Jack Stanfield, Placerville, Calif., -.060, 8.872, (8.92)

12 Year Old

Cadie Del Toro, Las Vegas, .169, 9.770, (9.55) def. Hanna Ellison, Las Vegas, -.003, 8.928, (8.90)

13 Year Old

Jenna Michaud, Edmonton, Alta., .014, 7.964, (7.95) def. Joey Leal, Loomis, Calif., .068, 7.903, (7.91)

14 Year Old

Seth Andersen, Kearns, Utah, .029, 8.975, (8.93) def. Codi Bettis, DeLeon, Texas, .065, 7.887, (7.90)

15 Year Old

Shelby Rae Schoenfeld, Magna, Utah, .042, 8.175, (8.13) def. Sierra Gartner, Wellington, Colo., .056, 7.946, (7.90)

16-17 Year Old

Travis Van Maarion, Medicine Hat, Alta., .001, 7.999, (7.98) def. Madison Whitten, Corona, Calif., .007, 7.915, (7.90)

Jr. Comp

Mikaylah Harless, Colorado Springs, Colo., .036, 6.860, (6.90) def. AJ Thomas, Chowchilla, Calif., .061, 6.852, (6.90)

Friday night: Mopar Midnight Mayhem

Street-legal cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome at Mopar Midnight Mayhem.
Credit: Jeff Speer

The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host another edition of Mopar Midnight Mayhem on Friday evening, July 18. Racer gates will open at 9 p.m. with street-legal racing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Now in its 13th year, Mopar Midnight Mayhem is The Strip at LVMS' safe alternative to illegal street racing. The speedway staff encourages enthusiasts to race each other on the safer confines of its NHRA-sanctioned, quarter-mile drag strip.

Mopar Midnight Mayhem is open to any street-legal vehicle and any licensed driver. Rules can be found at

Entry fee is $15 to race or ride along and $5 admission for spectators. Restricted-area passes also are available for $15.

For more information on Mopar Midnight Mayhem, please visit

July 18 MOPAR Midnight Mayhem schedule:

9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. - Credential sales, racer gates open, tech inspection.

9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. - Spectator sales, spectator gates open.

10 p.m.-2 a.m. - Mayhem racing (staging lanes will close at 1:45 a.m.).

Racer entry fees and spectator admission:

Mayhem racer: $15.

Ride-along passenger: $15.

Car show: $15.

Spectator: $5.

All events, dates, times and classes are subject to change without prior notice.

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