LAS VEGAS -- Construction started on a $10 million state-of-the-art
drag-racing venue, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The facility is
due to be completed in time to host the National Hot Rod
Association's Winston Drag Racing Series event, April 7 to 9.
The new drag strip will seat up to 40,000 spectators. Design
features will include 28 luxury suites that will line the top of
the west grandstand rather than being built behind the starting
Future plans include the addition of more suites and a four-lane
capacity. Tickets for the race went on sale in September.
Meanwhile, the longest off-road race in America, the Millennium
Race, is due to run July 8 to 15. The 2,000-mile loop will begin
and end here.
The course will run in and around the Nevada towns of Mesquite,
Ely, Elko, Reno and Tonopah.
The race is the idea of Casey Folks, director of the Best in the
Desert Racing Association. Competition classes will include cars,
trucks, motorcycles and quads.Post-race events will take place at
the Orleans Resort in Las Vegas.
Best in the Desert Racing Association
Phone: (702) 457-5775
Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Phone: (702) 644-4444