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Local late model driver looks forward to Father's Day weekend at Bullring. LAS VEGAS-- The Fourth Annual Father's Day Double Header set for Saturday at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be a special night for one local late model ...

Local late model driver looks forward to Father's Day weekend at Bullring.

LAS VEGAS-- The Fourth Annual Father's Day Double Header set for Saturday at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be a special night for one local late model driver.

Las Vegan Chuck Trickle, brother of legendary NASCAR Winston Cup driver Dick Trickle, will compete in his fourth Father's Day weekend race. Trickle, who races for his late son Chris Trickle, will compete in twin 30-lap NASCAR Late Model main events.

The younger Trickle passed away on March 25, 1998 from lung complications stemming from a "random shooting" he sustained while driving home Feb. 9, 1997. The racing prodigy was a hopeful on the NASCAR Southwest Tour.

While the Father's Day weekend celebrates fatherhood across the nation, Chuck Trickle celebrates his late son's life.

"It would mean a lot to win this year," Trickle said. "I had such a bad year last year and a slow start this year. It would be a special thing because Chris helped me win the first two."

Trickle has had success on Father's Day weekend collecting his first win at the special event in 1999 and sweeping the twin mains in 2000.

Trickle battled Scott Gafforini in 2000 for the Father's Day race wins and championship. A mere two points separated the two prior to the special race. In 2001, Gafforini was absent from race action while Trickle had trouble and finished 19th and ninth, respectively. This season, Gafforini leads the division and Trickle is in third, 29 points behind Gafforini. Trickle is prepared for his competition and special night.

"Scott Gafforini and Thane Alderman are up there, but they are going to have their bad days too," Trickle said. "We are working on the car harder and we are catching them."

Saturday night's lineup will include NASCAR Late Models (twin 30-lap main events), NASCAR Chargers, Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters and Bullring Bombers.

Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. Admission to the pits is $20 for NASCAR members and $25 for non-members.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. General admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens/ military personnel and $3 for children 6-12. Children five and under are free. A Family Four Pack can be purchased for $25. Admission to the Stockyard is $35 per vehicle (up to four people).

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Drivers Dick Trickle