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Petty Driving Experience Back at LVMS

Petty Driving Experience Back at LVMS


The Richard Petty Driving Experience will again base its west-coast operations out of Las Vegas Motor Speedway next year.

The speedway and Richard Petty Driving Experience will offer more than 150 days of ride-alongs and driving experiences for race fans. This is an extension of an agreement that dates back to the speedway’s opening in 1996.

 “We are extremely happy to be able to offer the world-wide leader in stock car ride and drive entertainment,” LVMS president Chris Powell said. “Thousands of people visit the speedway each year just to experience the high banks in an authentic stock car. And no name is more synonymous with racing than Richard Petty. The driving experience will continue to offer everything from individual riding and driving programs to large corporate groups throughout the year.”

Races This Weekend at The Bullring

Races This Weekend at The Bullring

What’s being touted as the biggest race of the year at The Bullring arrives this weekend.

The Bullring, Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s NASCAR-sanctioned 3/8-mile asphalt oval, will host the annual Open Comp. The Fall Classic’s grand finale is Saturday’s 150-lap Super Late Model feature and the winner’s payoff has jumped from $7,777 to $10,000. Races begin today and run through Saturday, and a full schedule is available at the Speedway website listed below.

The Bullring’s annual finale routinely draws racers from California, Arizona and Colorado. Previous Open Comp winners include: Dustin Ash (2010), Justin Johnson (2009), Matt Jaskol (2008) and Taylor Barton (2007), all from Las Vegas.

The Open Comp’s $10,000 winner’s check has attracted entries from NASCAR Camping World Truck Series rookie Tyler Tanner of Rochester, Wash. and Colorado phenom Chris Eggleston. Eggleston recently won the 300-lap “The Race” at North Wilkesboro, N.C.

NLVPD vs USAF Thunderbirds Charity Softball Game

NLVPD vs USAF Thunderbirds Charity Softball Game

This Saturday March 12th at noon, the officers of the North Las Vegas Police will face-off against the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in the 8th annual charity softball game. The event will include performances by the NLVPD Honor Guard and K-9 team, autograph signings by the USAF Thunderbirds, on-site food vendors, and a raffle. 

The game will take place at at Mojave High School, located at 5302 Goldfield Street. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Raul Elizondo Elementary School, named in honor of North Las Vegas Police Officer Raul Elizondo, who was killed in the line of duty in 1995. This annual fund-raising effort serves to remember Officer Elizondo's commitment to our community. Last year's event raised just over $1,600 used by the school to improve their library.

Wheelchair-Bound Athlete Performs Wild Stunts

LAS VEGAS -- There's a ramp, which leads to the skate park. But why would Aaron Fotheringham take the easy way? His whole life has been based on shock value.

"Sometimes, I'll roll up and act like I don't know where I'm going, and just drop in and it totally freaks people out. It's a good time," he said.

Born with spina bifida, and confined to a wheelchair since the age of 8, Aaron has taken a hardship and turned it into his good fortune -- performing tricks at skate parks.

"It's given me great opportunities to do stuff. I've gotten to travel a lot of the world," he said.

And the world usually watches in awe. Aaron has made himself into a cottage industry. Sponsors cover his costs when competing here and abroad, and there's usually a little left over. But sometimes those pay checks come at a price.

Las Vegas Baseball Player #1 Pick

LAS VEGAS -- Monday is a big day for a Las Vegas catcher. College of Southern Nevada player Bryce Harper has been selected as the number one pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

The Washington Nationals had the number one choice.

Harper went to Las Vegas High School and played last season at the CSN. He's just 17-years-old and has been called one of the best baseball prospects in years.

More Homeowners Falling Delinquent on Mortgages

LAS VEGAS -- The number of Southern Nevada homeowners delinquent on their mortgage payments has climbed steadily for the past several months. In some cases, it's people just willing to walk away from their homes, and in other cases, homeowners are holding out hope that they will get a loan modification.

In any given neighborhood, chances are good that a homeowner is the process of walking away from their mortgage. In the past, five months was typically the longest a homeowner could stay in their home until the bank would come knocking. But that is no longer the case.

Nick Nolf with The Nolf Group has been in the real estate business through the boom, the bust, and now the slow turn-around.