Mike Ray picking up where he left off at the Bullring LAS VEGAS -- The configuration may be different and so are many of the competitors, but veteran racer Mike Ray has his eyes fixed on winning his first track title at the Bullring at Las Vegas...
Mike Ray picking up where he left off at the Bullring
LAS VEGAS -- The configuration may be different and so are many of the competitors, but veteran racer Mike Ray has his eyes fixed on winning his first track title at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway since 1998.
Ray's championship run in 1998 came on the old 3/8-mile oval with the start-finish line on the opposite side of the track. Some of his top challengers for this year's title such as Mike Cofer and Spencer Clark weren't even racing at the Bullring then. Ray hasn't even raced at LVMS in two years.
But after just two races, Ray is on top of the points standings in the Super Late Model division after a hectic round two of the Dodge Weekly Series Saturday night.
Ray has returned to racing after a two-year break to drive for Jerry Spilsbury and the Quality Motorsports racing team. His last victory came in 2001, when he was able to win three of the eight races he entered.
"Like I've said before, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to drive for Jerry and work with Jimmy Parker and all the top-notch equipment they have at Quality Motorsports," Ray said.
Ray is the owner of one of the most spectacular seasons ever at the Bullring with his success in 1998. He won 14 of the 18 Late Model feature events. He hopes for a repeat this season.
"I love racing against everyone," said Ray. "You just have to go out there and make sure not to make too many mistakes, and you should come out on top."
This was definitely the case on Saturday night for Ray and his Quality Motorsports racing team.
Ray and the other Super Late Model drivers will compete in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series at the Bullring on Saturday nights throughout the summer.
Spectator gates open at 6 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30. An on-track autograph session is scheduled for 6:45.
General admission is $11 is for adults, $9 for senior citizens and military personnel and $4 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free. A Family Four Pack can be purchased for $24. Admission to the Stockyard is $36 per vehicle (up to four people).