Earlier in the year when I was working on my schedule for the season, I saw an opportunity to compete in Las Vegas Motor Speedways Night of Fire, one of The Bullrings marquee events at the famed short track, and with the cooperation of GMS Racing I was able to fly from Daytona, after the NASCAR Xfinity Series race to Las Vegas.
This race turned out to be somewhat of a homecoming for myself, the first time I competed and my first win in Legend Cars was at The Bullring, almost 10 years ago, so it was a lot of fun to come back and work with TJ Clark and the Spencer Clark Driven Development team again.
I certainly felt right at home when I got to hit the racetrack, topping both practice sessions and qualifying 2nd, .04sec off the fastest time, a 75% field invert would mean I would start the feature event from 11th, being sure to make for an exciting race.
A caution free race made for a challenging 25 laps but I eventually found my way to the front of the field with 3 laps to go, hard racing with Donny St, Ours and teammate Tyler Fabozzi had me relegated back to the 3rd position on the final lap.
I was a little frustrated with the result knowing I had the pace to win, but it was one of the more fun races I’ve had in a long time and it was encouraging and a good learning experience for when I come back in October for the US Legends Asphalt Nationals, I know where I can improve myself and with the car and we’ll come back better when it’s really going to count.