Motor Speedway Is High-Speed Diversion for Visitors

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LAS VEGAS -- Race fans and visitors looking for a high-speed diversion can head to the new Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which will play host to a number of events this year.

The $200 million facility opened in September across from Nellis Air Force Base in North Las Vegas.

The motorsports entertainment attraction returned major league racing to the Las Vegas area, including the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (Nascar), Craftsman Truck Series and Winston West divisions, the Indy Racing League, American Motorcycle Association Superbikes and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars.

Additionally, the Nascar Busch Grand National Series made its debut at the complex in March.

The facility has lighting that enables evening viewing with daylight clarity, food courts and staffed rest rooms.

The idea for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was conceived by the facility's current president, Richie Clyne, who also is executive director of the Imperial Palace Auto Collection in Las Vegas.

For clients who want to check out the action, the following is a sampling of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's remaining major events scheduled for 1997:

* The AMA Superbike Series, Oct. 3 ($10), Oct. 4 ($20) and Oct. 5 ($30). The cost for a three-day general admission ticket is $50.

* Indy Racing League, Oct. 9 ($12), Oct. 10 ($25) and Oct. 11 ($45).

A three-day general admission ticket costs $45.

* World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Nov. 4 ($30) and the Gold Eagle World of Outlaws Finale Nov. 5 ($30).

The cost of a two-day general admission ticket is $50.

* Nascar Craftsman Truck Series and Winston West Series, Nov. 7 ($10), 8 ($25) and 9 ($45).

The cost of a three-day general admission ticket is $70.

Ticket prices listed are for general admission.

Reserved seating also is available.

Tickets for the events are available through the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ticket office. The number is (702) 644-4443.

To encourage families to visit, Las Vegas Motor Speedway offers discounted tickets for children ages 6 to 11.

The discounted price for children's general admission tickets range from approximately $5 to $35, depending on the event.

For children, the price for reserved seating tickets range from approximately $5 to $65.

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