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Mother-daughter race duo make historical past in Las Vegas: ‘I hope we do it once more’

The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway featured a history-making ARCA Menards Series West race on Friday night time when the primary mother-daughter duo took the observe.

Bridget and Sarah Burgess left the mark on the Star Nursery 150. Both drivers had been in a position to end the race, although they misplaced to Taylor Gray within the No. 71 DGR Ford. Bridget Burgess obtained the higher of her mom, ending in twelfth place whereas Sarah completed in seventeenth.

Nov 6, 2021; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR ARCA Menards Series driver Bridget Burgess during the Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway.

Nov 6, 2021; Avondale, Arizona, USA; NASCAR ARCA Menards Series driver Bridget Burgess in the course of the Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway.
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But the end result didn’t matter. It was all about sharing the expertise on the racetrack and having some enjoyable as properly.

“I’m so comfortable for her. I hope we do it once more,” Bridgett Burgess advised NBC Sports after the race. “I hope the subsequent one is a highway course as a result of that’s what I really like. I’m actually comfortable for my mother and I do know it’s robust as a result of she has zero expertise on oval racing, so to be in an ARCA automotive on the Bullring, I’m actually impressed. I feel would’ve struggled as a result of in modified earlier than ARCA, so I give a whole lot of props to my mother on that.

Sarah Burgess was simply as elated to have competed subsequent to her daughter.

Team owner Sarah Burgess talks with Bridget Burgess, driver of the #88 HMH Construction Chevrolet, before the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 150 on March 11, 2022, at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

Team proprietor Sarah Burgess talks with Bridget Burgess, driver of the #88 HMH Construction Chevrolet, earlier than the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 150 on March 11, 2022, at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.
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“I’m amazed. This has been such an incredible expertise.… The racing was phenomenal. I had a lot enjoyable on the market. There was one time I used to be truly proper subsequent to Bridget on the restart, and I believed, ‘God, I hope somebody’s obtained an image of that, as a result of that was truly actually cool,’” she stated.

The Burgess household is initially from Australia however moved to the U.S. to give attention to their racing goals. Sarah Burgess is the proprietor and crew chief of the race workforce primarily based out of Tooele, Utah.

Bridgett Burgess has had 4 top-10 finishes this season.

Bridget Burgess, driver of the #88 HMH Construction Chevrolet, lines up before the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 150 on March 11, 2022, at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.

Bridget Burgess, driver of the #88 HMH Construction Chevrolet, traces up earlier than the ARCA Menards Series General Tire 150 on March 11, 2022, at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.
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The ARCA Menards Series West will conclude the 2022 season on Nov. 4 at Phoenix.

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