A Night To Remember at the Bullring this Saturday
The Bullring presented by Star Nursery returns for its ninth Star Nursery Championship Series Race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this Saturday. This weekend’s “A Night To Remember” race theme will be a special tribute to two of its former Las Vegas racing stars. Spencer Clark and Chris Trickle will both be honored during this night.
Clark, who lost his life in 2006 in a highway accident in New Mexico, was named a Young Lions National driving phenom in 2001 and 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 LVMS 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.
Trickle was a former Bullring and NASCAR driver who passed away in 1998 after a still-unsolved drive-by shooting. Trickle’s climb to short-track stardom included 1992 Rookie of the Year in the Late Models at Las Vegas Speedway Park and 10 victories and 14 pole positions in the 1993 Southern California Sportsman Late Model series. In 1994, he scored eight wins and 20 poles in a Late Model machine followed up with 16 victories and 24 poles in 32 races in 1996.
In 1997, Chris was scheduled to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series but was fatally injured in a drive-by shooting near his home in Las Vegas. After a year in a coma, Trickle died on March 25, 1998.
Nine divisions will compete on the track for 198 laps of racing. The evening will include the fan-favorite Battle of the Badges, a 35-lap Pro Late Model Feature, and races for US Legend Cars, Bandoleros, Skid Plates, and more. Spectator gates open Saturday at 5 p.m., a driver autograph session will be held at 6 p.m. on track, opening ceremonies, the national anthem start at 6:35 p.m., and races will begin at 7:00 p.m.
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.