Gragson Going Back Home For Bullring One-Off

Gragson Going Back Home
Noah Gragson. (HHP/Tom Copeland photo)

LAS VEGAS – NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff contender and Las Vegas native Noah Gragson will return home again to take on a talented field in The Open Comp during Saturday night’s Fall Classic at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring.

Gragson – a 14-time winner at The Bullring – will be among a hungry group of super late models drivers looking to claim the $10,000 winner’s check in the 150-lap race.

Regional racing stars Jeremy Doss and Derek Thorn won the last two Open Comps, respectively, but will not be back this year to contend for the title, opening the door for the likes of Gragson and Bullring track champions Scott Gafforini and Jimmy Parker Jr.

The 150-lap Open Comp and 100-lap features for the late model and 602 Modified divisions highlight a full slate of races at the three-eighths-mile paved oval.

The Open Comp will feature a break at the midway point, where car crews can add fuel for the race’s second half.

In addition, the Super Stock division will have a 50-lap race, and there also will be a 20-lap combined Bandoleros feature. Gates open at 3 p.m. PT, with racing starting at 5.

Past Bullring track champions Chris Bosley, Kyle Keller and Jadan Walbridge will run in the late model feature, while champions Doug Hamm, Jason Kiser and Vinny Raucci Jr. are competing in the 602 Modified race.

Three-time track champion Sam Jacks is running in the Super Stock feature.