LAS VEGAS, NV. – As Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series competitors gather this Saturday to celebrate the season at the 2011 Championship Awards banquet, one NPP Series driver will be aiming for victory lane south of the border. Darrell Midgley is set to compete in the annual $10,000 to win Fall Classic Late Model event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The Sidney, British Columbia driver arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday to take advantage of several on track practice sessions. “I haven’t been behind the wheel of a race car much this year,” admits the 2009 NPP Series Champion, “so the extra track time will be a plus.” This is only the fourth time that Midgley has raced on the .375 mile paved oval track in Las Vegas. Midgley hopes this years race at ‘The Bullring’ goes better than his 2010 appearance in the #81 Northern Provincial Pipelines/Lucas Oil Dodge. “Things were going good for us early at last years race. We qualified 6th fastest. Then we blew up the motor in one of the final practice sessions before Feature.” All efforts were in vain getting the car to the starting grid. “Shortly after the green flag dropped we were taken out. The car was torn up pretty good.”

> THURSDAY, November 3rd
3:30: practice session 1
5:30: practice session 2
7:30: practice session 3
9:15: practice session 4

> FRIDAY, November 4th
11:15pm: practice session 1
1:15pm: practice session 2
3:30pm: practice session 3
4:30pm: Group qualifying (4 cars/3 laps)
6:00pm: Dash (top 16 from qualifying for Friday night Feature)
7:30pm: 2 Heats (top 4 to Friday night Feature)
9:30pm (est.): Friday night Feature

> SATURDAY, November 5th
before Noon: one practice session
5:00pm (estimate): Last Chance race
7:00pm (est.): Fall Classic Feature