Pahrump Valley Speedway  March 28   Racing @ 3:00 pm

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The 2015 NHRA Nationals

J.R. Todd is excited about returning to The Strip at LVMS this April.
Photo Credit: NHRA

When J.R. Todd returns to The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 16th annual NHRA Nationals, April 10-12, it will mark a full calendar year since one of the biggest life-changing moments of his Top Fuel career.

The whirlwind weekend remains crystal clear for Todd, who received a seemingly out-of-the-blue call from Connie Kalitta, flew to Las Vegas the next day, competed in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event and then became a full-time driver for the second Kalitta Motorsports Top Fuel car.

A year later, Todd has a full-time spot as the driver for the 10,000-horsepower Red Line Oil/Kalitta Air dragster after winning an event, qualifying for the Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship and finishing second overall in Top Fuel in 2014. But it was the surreal turn of events in Las Vegas that got everything started.

"I remember the moment like it was just yesterday," Todd said. "Getting a call from Connie was for sure a life-changing experience. He asked if I would look into getting a flight to Vegas from Indy the following morning and qualify his car for the event. That was definitely a first for me, and I really cannot remember a situation happening like that in the past. Once I got to Vegas, I still wasn't sure if James (Riola, assistant crew chief) and the guys were going to be able to modify the cockpit enough for me to drive.

"Next thing I know, we are warming up the car and getting ready for (the third qualifying session). We were fortunate enough to get down the track both runs on Saturday and ended up winning the first round on Sunday. After the weekend, I was offered the job and we went back to the shop in Ypsilanti and got the car to where it was more comfortable for me. It is still one of those situations that I really can't believe happened."

Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car), and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) were last year's winners of the event that will once again be televised on ESPN2. The NHRA Nationals is the fifth of 24 events during the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

Call it crazy Vegas luck or whatever. Some might even say Todd hit the figurative jackpot a year ago, but the talented driver has taken full advantage of the opportunity, showcasing a driving prowess that has led to seven career wins. One of those came in Denver in 2014 when Todd really started to hit his stride, and he came through in big fashion during the Countdown playoffs, advancing to two final rounds and finishing second to champion Tony Schumacher.

Currently in ninth place in the points standings, Todd is looking for his first final-round appearance in 2015. But with how quickly his team meshed a year ago, Todd has full confidence that his team will find its stride this season.

"The first handful of races (in 2014), it seemed like it took me a while to get comfortable driving the car," Todd said. "As the season went on, we got better as a team. Once Connie got a handle on (the car), we had one of the best cars in the Countdown. As for this year, we have gotten off to a bit of a slow start after the first three races.

2015 Touch A Truck Event At The Orleans Arena

Overall view of last years event. Photo Credit: Touch-A-Truck

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Touch-A-Truck event at The Orleans Arena to benefit Family To Family Connection and will continue to support this event as we will bring some of our race cars and those of some of our supporters for this worthy cause.

Saturday April 11th, 2015 9:30-3:00pm, Extended horn free time at 9:30 - 11:00am for children with special needs and sensitive ears. This will be located at the NW Parking lot of The Orleans Arena. For more information on Touch A Truck and tickets to this event, please visit

BULLRING: Beasley completes triumphant return

Jay Beasley enjoys his return to the Bullring. Photo Credit: Jeff Speer

Jay Beasley enjoyed a happy homecoming at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

The Las Vegas native drove his No. 27 NASCAR Super Late Model car to victory in the 60-lap feature race on O'Hanley Memorial Opening Night while on a break from his full-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series East ride. The nine-race night kicked off the 3/8-mile track's 2015 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series that will extend into October and honored the memory of long-time Bandoleros team owner Jim O'Hanley, who passed away in the offseason.

Beasley, the Super Late Model 2013 season champion, was all smiles after climbing out of his car at victory lane.

"It just feels great to come back home and have some fun with the crew, family and friends," he said. "I love The Bullring, and I love Vegas. I couldn't thank everyone enough for coming out to support me."

The race was slowed by a smattering of cautions, but the restarts did not faze Beasley.

"Actually, I really enjoy restarts," he said. "I like controlling the pace, and there's just something about not spinning your tires while trying to get the car to hook up and get a good start. I really enjoy that. My thoughts and prayers go out to the O'Hanley family. Jim was a big part of my life."

Chris Trickle, the nephew of former NASCAR great Dick Trickle, led early, but blew the engine in his No. 70 car on the ninth lap while rounding turn four. Five-time and defending champion Scott Gafforini battled back after losing part of his hood in the same wreck to finish second in his new No. 38 car.

Defending NASCAR Grand American Modifieds champion Jason Irwin got into a groove early and picked up win No. 1 of the 2015 season in his class' 35-lap feature with a new car. Vinny Raucci Jr., led early, but settled for second place.

Saturday March 28, 2015 - Pahrump Valley Speedway

Pictured above are Gary Wyatt, JJ Nunn and Michael Riefler last season.

More racing action at Pahrump Valley Speedway.

The drivers have got a good feel for the track, it's time to go get dirty!

Gates open @ 1:00 pm, racing @ 3:00 pm

Modifieds, Super Stock, Bombers, Mini Stocks, Sport Mods, Mod Mini, Dwarf, Hobby Stock, Coupes, Mini Dwarf

It all happens, over the hump to Pahrump!

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One Of Our Own Racers In The Racing Community

The Bomber Nation was notified Friday January 9th, that one of our own in the racing community has taken ill and is in the hospital. Tiny Lewis has been involved in the racing community for many years here in Las Vegas and we are deeply saddened to hear the news. We are reaching out to the racing community in the Las Vegas region to help Tiny in his hour of need. A fund has been created for donations in care of Billie Rossner Routing # 122400724 Acct# 004960375169 - Wire Transfer 026009593. We ask that you look into your heart and help a fellow racer in need.

Touch A Truck Will Be April 11, 2015

Photo Credit: Touch-a-Truck

Pictured above are children waiting to get into the gate for last years event. Proceeds from Touch A Truck benefit Family To Family Connection

Read all about Family to Family Connection and the amazing things they do here!

Pictured above are Gary Wyatt, JJ Nunn and Michael Riefler last season.

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.

Racing season is from February to November.

Saturday March 28

Gates open at 1:00 pm, racing at 3:00 pm

Modifieds, Super Stock, Bombers, Mini Stocks, Sport Mods, Mod Mini, Dwarf, Hobby Stock, Coupes, Mini Dwarf

Admission Prices

All Adult tickets: $10.00
For Seniors 55+: $8.00
Children 6-14 years: $6.00
Children age 5 and under are FREE

Family Six Pack: $30.00 for two adults and four kids under age 14.

Load the trailers and hit the road, over the hump to Pahrump!

Photo Credit: Havasu 95 Speedway

More Havasu Racing

Saturday March 28

Late Models

Big O Tires Street Stocks

Sam Nichols Factory Stocks

The Goose Team Factory

Gates open at 4:00 pm, racing at 6:00 pm

Schedule is tentative and subject to change!

Let's go racing!

Mojave Valley Racing

Saturday April 4

Super Stocks

Street Stocks

M Sports

M Stocks


Racing begins at 7:00 pm

2015 Tonopah Speedway Race Schedule

May 2, 2015 - Test & Tune
May 9, 2015 - 1st Race
May 23, 2015 - 2nd Race Jim Butler Days
May 30, 2015 - 3rd Race
June 13, 2015 - 4th Race
June 27, 2015 - 5th Race
July 11, 2015 - 6th Race
July 25, 2015 - 7th Race
August 8 & 9, 2015 - 8th Race Jim Marsh Classic 2 day race
August 22, 2015 - 9th Race
September 5, 2015 - 10th Race
September 19, 2015 - 11th Race
October 3, 2015 - 12th Race End of Season

Test & Tune May 2 - We'll see you there

Our 1/4 mile oval is part of the eight race tracks and 600 acres that make up Willow Springs International Raceway. Internationally recognized since 1953 as among the most prestigious in the World, and as of 1996, a California State Historical Landmark.

Behind the scenes interview last fall.

2015 Speedway at Willow Springs Schedule

Green Flag 6pm

April 18th 2015 Opening Night

Twin 30’s for The Wayne and Dave’s Elite Division (Late Models, Modifieds, and Trucks)
Figure 8, Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse Hobby Stocks, Street Stocks, Lucas Oil Mini Stocks, Skid Plates, Flag Pole Racing, Gymkhana, 007 Spin, Redneck Tire Delivery, Kids Kandy Krush, Big Wheel Races

And a preview of what's coming in 2015!

We have a whole lotta FUN planned as well. Fan favorite Flag Pole Racing returns along with a number of new events.

FIGURE 8 Every race night!

4 Banger Enduros

Double Spin to Win


Chain Race

Waterless Boat Race

Gauntlet Race

Mothers vs. Girlfriends

Battle of the Businesses

School Bus Racing

007 Spin

Backwards Race

Redneck Tire Delivery Race

Outhouse Race

Drag Race (not the drag race you are thinking of!)

Driver Challenge Match Races

Destruction Derby

Kern vs. L.A. County

DJ Match Race

Movie Night

Jethawks Night - Mascot Kaboom takes the wheel and a challenge has been issued!

And Fan Favorite Flag Pole Racing!

We are just getting started, we are looking to destroy some stuff this season!!!!

Saturday, April 4

NASCAR Super Late Models - (twin 35-lap features)

NASCAR Super Stock

NASCAR Bombers

NASCAR Grand American Modifieds

USLCI Legend Cars

USLCI Bandoleros

Gates open at 5:00 pm, racing at 7:00 pm

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

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