FULLER AND FORCE IN THE BULLRING
NHRA Top Fuel points leader and Las Vegas resident Rod Fuller will join 14-time NHRA Funny Car champion John Force in an autograph session at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Wednesday (Aug. 8) evening from 6-7 p.m.
Fuller, who has five Top Fuel wins to his credit, will join Force at the Bullring’s autograph table beneath the main grandstands before they head to the next NHRA event in Brainerd, Minn., Aug. 9-12.
“It’s the old bull joined by the new bull,” Fuller joked. “I told John (Force) it’s the changing of the guard in the staging lanes at Sonoma (Calif.). It’s my hometown and I’ve been to the bull ring a few times. I enjoy going out there. It’s always good to see the Las Vegas race fans on a non-race weekend.”
Two-time NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie will compete in an ASA Speed Truck. LaJoie, who won NASCAR Busch Series championships in 1996 and 1997, also has competed in the NASCAR Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck Series.
This special Wednesday evening stock car racing show – dubbed “Wild Wednesday” – will feature NASCAR-sanctioned Super Late Models, American Speed Association (ASA) Speed Trucks, Thunder Roadsters and Legends Cars.
The Bullring also will honor retired drivers from the Las Vegas area’s colorful stock car racing past and several will serve as honorary starters.
Spectator gates will open at 5 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and military personnel with ID and $5 for children ages 6-12. Children five and under are free. A Family Four Pack may be purchased for $26.