Lights will flash and sirens will blare in celebration at The Bullring on Saturday night when Las Vegas Motor Speedway honors Las Vegas-area police, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders at the third annual Hometown Heroes Night (Photo credit: Jeff Speer).
Fans visiting the 3/8-mile paved oval this weekend not only will be treated to nine feature races, but also fun activities, prize giveaways and an extended Opening Ceremonies. Representatives from local police, fire, EMT and first-responder agencies will display a number of vehicles at the track behind Turn 1 and will also participate in virtually every aspect of the evening’s festivities, from the national anthem and presentation of colors to the waving of the green flag to start the night’s races.All area police, fire and first responder personnel with a valid ID, along with up to four members of their families, will receive free admission to The Bullring. Gates open at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, with Opening Ceremonies commencing at approximately 7 p.m.
On the track, twin 35-lap NASCAR Super Late Model features and a pair of 25-lap NASCAR Bombers races anchor a racing schedule that also includes 25-lap NASCAR Super Stocks and USLCI Legends features. Las Vegas’ Noah Gragson, fresh off a fourth-place finish in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, will be in town to compete in the Super Late Models races.
The night will also include raffles for LVMS merchandise, a live remote from KKLZ 96.3 FM featuring Wendy Rush and appearances from the Southern Nevada Multi-Jurisdictional Color Guard Team and the Nevada Police and Fire Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band.
A fun and affordable family entertainment option, racing at The Bullring features $2 hot dogs and Coca-Cola products and $3 Budweiser beers in addition to favorable admission prices, and all children 12 and under get in free with a ticketed adult. Spectators can also save money by purchasing admission tickets in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office at 702.644.4444 or online at www.LVMS.com.