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K&N Pro Series West 2018 schedule includes Las Vegas dirt race

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Championship 150, presented by NAPA Auto Parts

BAKERSFIELD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Todd Gilliland, driver of the #16 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, races on track during the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Championship 150, presented by NAPA Auto Parts at Kern County Raceway Park on November 4, 2017 in Bakersfield, California. (Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

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The 2018 K&N Pro Series West schedule includes the series’ first dirt race in 39 years.

NASCAR announced the 15-race schedule Monday, revealing the series will race on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Sept. 13.

The race will kick off NASCAR’s playoff-opening weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for all three of its national series.

It will be the series’ first dirt race since 1979 at Ascot Park in Gardena, California. The K&N West series joins the Camping World Truck Series in holding one dirt race a year. The Trucks race at Eldora Speedway in July.

The K&N West season will open March 15 at Kern County Raceway Park in Bakersfield, Calif.

The schedule includes two joint-races with the K&N Pro Series East series. They will be held on July 27 at Iowa Speedway and on Aug. 24 at Illinois’ Gateway Motorsports Park.

NBCSN’s broadcast schedule for the season will be announced at a later date.

Below is the full schedule.

15-MarKern County Raceway ParkBakersfield, Calif.
5-MayTucson Speedway*Tucson, Ariz.
19-MayOrange Show SpeedwaySan Bernardino, Calif.
9-JunColorado National SpeedwayDacona, Colo.
23-JunSonoma RacewaySonoma, Calif.
30-JunDouglas County SpeedwayRoseburg, Ore.
15-JulSpokane County RacewayAirway Heights, Wash.
27-JulIowa Speedway**Newtown, Iowa
11-AugEvergreen SpeedwayMonroe, Wash.
24-AugGateway Motorsports Park**Madison, Ill.
13-SepLas Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt TrackLas Vegas, Nev.
29-SepMeridian SpeedwayMeridian, Idaho
13-OctAll American SpeedwayRoseville, Calif.
27-OctKern County Raceway ParkBakersfield, Calif.

*100-lap twin features
**Combination event with NASCAR K&N Pro Series East

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