The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities held its fifth annual Mel Larson Night of Champions dinner gala at Rain in the Palms Resort Casino Wednesday, April 14.
Las Vegas native and 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kurt Busch was the evening’s honoree.
Seven-time NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Top Fuel Dragster champion Tony Schumacher was the evening’s keynote speaker. Penske Racing Vice Chairman, Walter Czarnecki, introduced Kurt Busch and KXPT-FM 97.1 morning show hostess, Steph MacKenzie, served as M.C.
Guests relaxed poolside during the cocktail reception and silent auction while others attended the exclusive meet-and-greet with Busch and Schumacher. The evening included a fabulous dinner and program as community members were recognized for their contribution to motorsports.
Busch joined the elite group of Mel Larson Night of Champions honorees, including: Mel Larson, Dr. Dale Carrison (LVMS medical director and University Medical Center’s chairman of emergency medicine), NHRA Pro Stock championship team owner Ken Black and automotive legend Carroll Shelby.
Thank you to all of the event supporters. You made a difference in a child’s life.