Since the inception of the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the competition has been a reflection of racing's grassroots, with local and regional competitors "trading paint" while pursuing the checkered flag.  Starting with this weekend's Bullring events, race fans will get an even larger dose of racing's good old days.

            The speedway is erecting a manual scoreboard in the infield of the Bullring for race fans to keep up with lap counts and the running order for each event.

            "Manual scoreboards were used for many years in NASCAR's early days, and some Major League Baseball stadiums like Fenway Park and Wrigley Field still use them," said LVMS general manager Chris Powell. "Our electronic scoreboard was knocked out by lightning, and we're in the process of locating and purchasing a new electronic scoreboard. But in the interim, this will give race fans a true taste of grassroots racing.  We'll be interested to see how it's received by the fans."

            The NASCAR Weekly Series returns to the Bullring this Saturday with WestCor Construction Night. Gates open at 5 p.m., qualifying is at 6 and racing begins at 7:15.