The Bullring, Las Vegas Motor Speedway's NASCAR-sanctioned 3/8-mile asphalt oval, will play host to Australian driver Bronson Butcher on Aug. 16 and Aug. 30.  Butcher, 15, will compete in Legends Cars fielded by the Las Vegas-based Spencer Clark Driven Foundation.

Butcher is a native of Holbrook, a small town (pop. 1,400) located between Sydney and Melbourne, and is a veteran of Australian Sprint and Speedway Go-Karts.  Just last week, he won his first major event, the Junior Light championship at Nepean Raceway.

Butcher is no stranger to the U.S.  In 2006, he and his father, Julian, were invited to Phoenix to race Go-Karts with Paul Chambers of Australian Outback Plants and he won a race at the Arizona Karting Association Speedway.

"Curtis Ruth of Innovative Karting in Phoenix helped us with the asphalt karts back then, and recently suggested looking into racing Legends Cars," said Bronson. "It blew me away when the opportunity to drive the Spencer Clark Driven Foundation car arose. It will be a steep learning curve, but we'll get plenty of seat time and the Clark Racing Team's guidance, I hope to do the job justice."

On the weekend between the Bullring races, Bronson will compete in another Legends Car at Irwindale, Calif.

"After our last visit, we found the Southwestern United States has a lot of similarities to Australia. The people are great." Bronson said. "This trip will be a great experience and I look forward to meeting the other drivers."

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