LAS VEGAS - Henderson's Keith Danser is a weekly competitor at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but on August 12, Danser will be taking on a different role. Danser, who drives the No. 95.5 KWNR/Albertson's sponsored Charger,...
LAS VEGAS - Henderson's Keith Danser is a weekly competitor at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but on August 12, Danser will be taking on a different role.
Danser, who drives the No. 95.5 KWNR/Albertson's sponsored Charger, has hosted an annual candy toss since 1997 where all Charger drivers toss candy into the grandstands. This Saturday night, Danser has taken that a step further.
With more than $1,000 of his own money and additional help from sponsors, Danser has donated more than 4,000 items to be given to young race fans. In addition to the candy toss, Danser and his helpers have stuffed 450 goody bags filled with prizes such as Frisbees, bubbles, Mardi Gras beads, crayons, Hot Wheels, stuffed animals and squirt guns.
"When we started this four years ago, the candy toss was just something for the kids. At that time nobody was doing anything for the kids," said Danser. "The first year, Lucky's donated the candy and New Country gave away some key chains. It has gotten bigger and bigger each year. This is definitely the biggest year.
"I did this because in the past we had great success. Going into the future with the new track, we wanted the fans to know that we are there for them as much as they are there for us."
Danser also has donated two new bicycles, a Webber BBQ grill, a Star Wars ice chest, Frisbees, shirts and visors with the Coyote Ugly logo, a new Warner-Brothers movie, and Albertson's shirts.
Danser has three victories in his six-year racing career. All have come at The Bullring in 2000. In 1995, his rookie season, he was named Sportsman of the Year. That was the first time a rookie in the Limited Late Model division had received the honor.
NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region Update:
Dick Cobb continues to lead the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region standings. After finishing second Saturday, Cobb has two victories and 12 top-five finishes after 13 starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cobb has a Competition Performance Index rating (CPI) of .7692 while Norman Uptain Sr. of Miami, Ariz., continues to follow Cobb with a .7373 CPI. Cobb holds a 44-point lead over Chuck Trickle in the track standings.
New race added to The Bullring program for August 12
Saturday, the NASCAR Late Models will have a chance to participate in the Racer's Supply's Dash for Cash. The top four qualifying late models will compete in a six-lap dash to the checkered flag for $200. This special feature will be held at approximately 8 p.m. after the Mini Stock main event.
Hart to sign autographs at The Bullring
Local motocross sensation Cary Hart is scheduled to sign autographs at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday. Hart recently performed a back flip on his motorcycle at the Gravity Games in Rhode Island. "The Hart Attack" and "The Cliff Hanger" are freestyle jumps that Hart has made famous. Earlier this year, Hart performed in TheEdgeSports.com FreeRide Moto-X Championships at LVMS.
Hawaiian Night at The Bullring
Saturday night is Hawaiian Night at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The first 500 fans in the gate will receive an artificial lei. In honor of Hawaiian Night, race officials will sport Hawaiian attire. Fans are encouraged to wear Hawaiian attire as well.