The West Coast Shootout Late Model Seriesis gearing up for their season opener and inaugural run at the dirt track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday, March 7th during NASCAR week. The California based series will take on the hot shoes of the Championship Late Model Association from Colorado. The intensity is high as the two series will go head to head for the first time with $3,000 to win on the line and $500 to start. Racing is set to begin at 7:00 pm with spectator gates opening at 5:00 pm and pit gates at 1:00 pm. The following night the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will take the half-mile with the famed World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. Racing will begin the same time. In 2011 Hollister’s Clay Daly claimed the West Coast Shootout series championship over El Segundo’s Nick Bartels. The duo went neck to neck the entire season and decided the championship the final night at Bakersfield Speedway during the Budweiser Nationals. Both drivers claimed one feature event victory within the series but in the end Daly came out seven points ahead. Steve Drake, Brad Pounds, Mike Kirby and Bobby Hogge IV also claimed Shootout victories in 2011 and are expected to run with the series in 2011. Chris Kearns Presents and the West Coast Shootout Late Model Series would like to thank Shannon Pump Company, Drake Farms Transportation, Toste Construction & Paving, Indiana Truck Salvage, Papich Construction, ProPower Engines, Integra Shocks, West Coast Boring, Pearsons Auto Wrecking, Victory Circle and RoadRunner Fabrication for their support in the upcoming season. The Stratosphere Hotel and Casino has set up a discounted rate for the weeks events, including NASCAR weekend. You can call them at 800-99-TOWER and use the code “Racefan” for the discount. For more information on the West Coast Shootout visit them on the web at www.WestCoastLateModels.com.