There are few things in this world that say Americana more than fast cars and fireworks. And for those looking to get an early jump on their Fourth of July festivities, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is offering a big dose of both.
The speedway’s Bullring, a NASCAR-sanctioned 3/8-mile asphalt oval, is hosting the annual Night of Fire on July 1. The evening’s card includes racing among SMRA Supermodifieds, MetroPCS Super Late Models, USAC Midgets, NASCAR Chargers, Bombers, Thunder Roadsters, Legend Cars and Bandoleros. There will also be a Jet Car burn, which is the complete destruction of an automobile by a jet-powered dragster.
Gates open at 5 p.m., racing begins at 6 and the fireworks start at about 9:50. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and military personnel with ID, $5 for kids 6-12 and admission is free for kids 5 and under. Admission to the Bullring’s Stockyard, in which spectators can park their vehicles close to the safety fence near turns three and four, is $145. Beer, soda and hot dogs will all be available for $1, while parking is free.
For more information, call 644-4444 or go to lvms.com.