The Bullring at LVMS to honor Spencer Clark for its annual race this weekend
This Saturday night, the Bullring presented by Star Nursery will be a special tribute to one of its former Las Vegas racing stars for its eighth Star Nursery Championship Series Race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Spencer Clark, who lost his life in 2006 in a highway accident in New Mexico, was named a Young Lions National driving phenom in 2001, was on the road to stock car racing stardom after stellar showings at the popular 3/8-mile paved oval when he was named “Rookie of the Year” in 2003. He then competed in the NASCAR West Series and made his NASCAR Busch (now Xfinity) Series debut at the 1.5-mile superspeedway in 2006.
Clark signed with Cary Agajanian’s Motorsports Management Group and worked with J.D. Gibbs for a future development ride at Joe Gibbs Motorsports.
Following Spencer’s death, the Clark family began the “Spencer Clark Driven” foundation to help other young local Las Vegas racing drivers, including Spencer Gallagher, who moved to North Carolina to compete in the NASCAR Busch Series. After the Clark family took a five-year absence from motorsports, veteran racer T.J. Clark returned to racing, fielding Gallagher and other top young Las Vegas racers.
On Saturday, the action will be like no other at the Bullring. American Southwest Electric will sponsor a $5,000 payout for the Legends series. American Southwest Electric was established in 1993 by James F. Thomson, Jr., Master Electrician. ASE is an electrical, civil, and maintenance contractor working as prime or subcontractor in Nevada, Arizona, and Louisiana.
Spectator gates open Sunday at 5 p.m., with driver autograph sessions to be held at 5:30 p.m. fans can take part in a free raffle, giveaways, and interactive activities during this time. Opening ceremonies and the national anthem will begin at 6:45 p.m., and racing will follow immediately at 7:00 p.m.
The “Spencer Clark Driven Night” is one of the most affordable entertainment options in Las Vegas. Tickets are $8 for adults, and children under 12 are admitted free. Ticket purchases can be made upon arrival or in advance by visiting or calling the LVMS ticket office at 702.644.4444 or online at www.LVMS.com.