Las Vegas, NV–The Las Vegas Motor Speedway brought back the Bullring races in the Star Nursery 150 this season jump starting the event with twelve races while making history in the ARCA Menards Series West race on Friday.
For the first time mother and daughter raced and both finished creating a monumental moment in NASCAR history with eBay Motors sponsoring the speed duo of Sarah and Bridget Burgess in this memorable series.
Neither of them won the contest but were happy to have competed together, sharing the experience of a lifetime. Bridget’s No. 88 HMH Construction Chevrolet SS finished 12th while Sarah’s No. 97 ebay motors Chevrolet SS ended in 17th place.
Racing is nothing foreign to the Burgess family. Originally from Australia, they moved to the U.S. to focus on their racing dreams. Sarah is owner and crew chief of their BMI team out of Tooele, Utah. Earning her credentials as a longtime drift and off-road racer, she is also the senior business development and partnership manager for eBay Motors.
Helping to grow the marketplace’s presence within the industry alongside her husband Adam, they serve their daughter as supportive parents in conjunction to maintaining their family legacy. Now we will get to see her climbing in and out of the race car-though this won’t happen until next season.
Bridget will conclude her final race for this season in Phoenix on November 4 during The ARCA Menards Series West as she currently holds a record of four top 10 finishes this season.
During an interview with NBC, the aspiring twenty-year old said she was so happy for her mom and hopes they will be able to do it again. Having no experience driving an oval race track made the weekend even more meaningful for the forty-two year old Sarah Burgess. Hoping someone captured a photo of her and daughter sharing this special occasion side by side on the restart, Sarah and Bridget Burgess made history.
Congratulations to the winner of the Start Nursery 150 – Taylor Gray who made it to victory lane two years in a row with his No. 71 David Gilliland Racing stock car. Gray, a seventeen year old from Mooresville, NC was very competitive in the race. Like other drivers, the start and restarts needed some work but with him leading all 150 laps for his fifth ARCA Menards Series win, this season is nothing short of amazing.
Earlier this year, Gray won the race in Phoenix and honored his hauler driver Steven C. Stotts who was killed in a traffic accident heading to Phoenix from Texas. During the March win, he did not execute any burnouts instead he pointed his fingers up to the sky and took a reverse victory lap. Gray had a hell of a race Friday giving praise to his team “All props to my guys who work so hard at the shop”.
“They work their butts off every week so we can come out and do things like this. It was a good race car and a good day”, said the racer. The last Bullring win, he led 123 of 150 laps. This might be one of his favorite tracks to race as he seems to have a great system in place to keep the lead even after the many restarts.
The final race of the 2022 ARCA Menards Series West season will take place at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET.
ARCA Menards Series West at LVMS Bullring Oct 15, 2022