William "Bill" Dudley, 64, of Las Vegas passed away March 24.  A six-time champion at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Bill had been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.  Bill also won two championships at what is fondly referred to as "the old track."

Please join us in keeping Bill and his family in your thoughts and prayers.  May he rest in peace. 

Services were held March 26 at the Las Vegas Valley Christian Church in Las Vegas.

"The entire Las Vegas drag racing community mourns the passing of six-time champion Bill Dudley.  Bill was the perfect example of what makes our racing family so special. He always looked forward to race day so he could be with his friends, race his cars and live life to its fullest.  He was a very special person who made us more than just a facility -- he was one of the people who helped give our track a heart and soul.

"It will be extremely difficult to begin our eighth year of bracket racing at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway tonight without Bill.  Knowing Bill, his love for our sport and all that it meant to him, we are certain he would want the show to go on in his memory.

"The loss of close friends Eric Medlen and Bill Dudley has made this an incredibly sad day at The Strip.  We are asking our racers and fans to take a few moments to think about the lives that both of these individuals touched and keep their families in your thoughts and prayers."  -- Chris Blair, Vice President of Racing Operations

"Bill Dudley was one of those rare people within the local drag racing community that made almost feel good about losing a race to him.  Bill would greet you with a smile and warm your heart with his wit and charm, then he would rip your heart out by driving to win and by beating you with skill and determination, then he would shake your hand and once again make you smile and warm your heart by telling you how close it was and how lucky he was to beat you, even if it was not close and there was no luck but rather his skill that caused you to lose. " -- Ron Landram, longtime Las Vegas drag racer and friend of Bill Dudley