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West Coast Flat Track Opens in Las Vegas

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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The Championship Indoor Concrete Short Track thunders off the starting line on Saturday Jan. 11-12 bringing non-stop motorcycle racing action to the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.

Showcasing the talents of some of the best flat trackers in the country, this weekend will boast more than 150 riders coming from Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

“This is a weekend that you won’t want to miss,” said South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa’s General Manager Ryan Growney. “We have the best racers joining us from all around the country. It’s guaranteed to be the most exciting racing action ever seen at South Point.”

Reminiscent of the past when riders raced in famed venues such as the Cow Palace and Madison Square Garden, this year’s event will feature four classes of handlebar-to-handlebar races competing on a 1/8-mile of polished concrete track. The action will be fast and furious as these daredevils of speed vie for the checkered flag.

Presented by Gene Romero’s West Coast Flat Track Series (WCFTS), the season’s opener will highlight the K&N Filters Open, Saddlemen Vintage Class, Top Gun 450 and the Classic Open Class.

Adding even more festivities to this extravagant weekend, fans will have the opportunity to bid on incredible machinery during the world’s largest vintage motorcycle auction. The 22nd Annual Las Vegas Vintage Motorcycle Auction will begin Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. with a dinner auctioning off 75 motorcycles. The auction will continue on Friday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. as an additional 200 motorcycles are auctioned. The event concludes on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. when 225 motorcycles cross the auction block.

“We are very excited to be part of the motorcycle auction again,” said Growney. “Vintage enthusiasts look forward to and thoroughly plan out every detail for this event all year. It’s truly a spectacular sight.”

Each night the gates at the South Point Hotel and Casino Events Center will open at 6:30 p.m. and races will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 for children (ages 6 - 16) and $20 for adults. For additional race information, please visit www.WCFTS.com. For room rates at the South Point Hotel, please visit www.SouthPointCasino.com. Additional information on the auction can be found at www.MidAmericaAuctions.com.

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa:
South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is a 2,200-room resort in Las Vegas providing affordable luxury while catering to visitors and locals alike. This casino destination features a world-class spa, bingo, ten restaurants, showroom, equestrian arena, convention center, exhibit hall, bowling center, 16 movie theatres and all of the casino games that made Las Vegas famous. The property opened in 2005 and expanded its casino in 2010. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare
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