Duel In The Desert pre-entries now at 230

Modifieds at Las Vegas pmLAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 31) – Pre-entries for the Duel In The Desert special at Las Vegas Motor Speedway continue to run ahead of last year’s pace, with 230 IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified and IMCA SportMod drivers on the roster for the Nov. 6-9 special.

Early entries are in hand from 185 Modified drivers from 19 states and three Canadian provinces. SportMod entries number 45 and were postmarked from a dozen states and two provinces.

Modifieds race for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start their Saturday, Nov. 9 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Preliminary features on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7 and 8 both pay $777 to win.

Both Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods will compete in the same races with the existing rules for each division. Their features pay $500 to win on Friday and $777 to win on Saturday.

Friday’s card includes the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Shootout. Modified drivers who finished in the top 20 in point standings for that series will draw for their positions on the starting grid.

Also on Saturday are the Modified Young Guns race, for drivers 18 and younger, and the Legends race, for Modified drivers 55 and older.

Modified entries are now in hand from:

Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; Richard Anderson, Shelley, Idaho; Shawn Anderson, Minot N.D.; Joe Antonetti, Santa Cruz Calif.; Paris Archie, Sparks; Trevor Arnold, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Tim Balding, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Wheeler Bays, Calgary, Alb.; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Bert Beech, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Berry, Medford, Ore.; Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; Dustin Boney, Gower, Mo.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Scott Brown, Meriden, Kan.; Jerry Buesig, Pahrump; Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif.; Bryan Burnes, Lemoore, Calif.; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Joe Cleveland, Delphos, Kan.; Chris Cole, Cache, Okla.; Jeff Conner, Panora, Iowa; Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif.; Mason Daughters, Polo, Mo.; Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif.; Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; Cole Dick, Ramona, Calif.; Russ Dickerson, Boone, Iowa; Jake Donnelly, Rigby, Idaho; Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Rick Durica, Las Vegas; Justin Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; and P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.;

Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; Rick Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Dan Fitzgerald, Las Vegas; Kevin Fitzgerald, Brentwood, Calif.; Brian Foote, Essex, Iowa; Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Scott Gatson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Christy Georges, El Paso, Texas; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Tyson Groves, Orchard, Colo.; Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Eric Hamilton, Hanford, Calif.; Jeff Handke, Clifton, Colo.; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ryan Heger, Hugoton, Kan.; Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; Zach Hensley, Green River, Wyo.; Troy Heupel, Williston, N.D.; Robert Higgins, Portola, Calif.; Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; Jared Hoefelman, Columbus, Neb.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Roger Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jake Holland, Reno; Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Donald Houghton, Rosamond, Calif.; Wyatt Howard, Price, Utah; John Jensen, Pahrump; Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Paul Jones, Casper, Wyo.;

Raymone Keldsen, Aromas, Calif.; Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Jeff Kriz, Waterloo, Iowa; Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Kevin Larkins, Malcolm, Neb.; Dan Lee, High River, Alb.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; Derrick Lisafeld, Lampman, Sask; Kevin Lisafeld, Lampman, Sask.; David Lord, Hemet, Calif.; Jimmy Lust, Mariposa, Calif.; Anthony Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz.; Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Troy McElroy, Shady Grove, Ore.; Marty McLaughlin, Henderson; Joe Miller, Grantsville, Utah; Robert Miller, Vallejo, Calif.; Jeremy Mills, Garner, Iowa; Stacey Mills, Webb, Iowa; Matt Mitchell, Vancouver, Wash.; Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Craig Moore, Seabeck, Wash.; Troy Morris, Bakersfield, Calif.; Richard Mueller, Jackson Wyo.; Brian Mullen, Seymour, Wis.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Joel Myers, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Melissa Natenstedt, Fernley; Shawn Natenstedt, Fernley; Chris Nieman, Quincy, Calif.; Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas; Mike O’Patik, Fort Morgan, Colo.; and Mitchell O’Patik, Wiggins, Colo.;

Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; David Peterson, Grantsville, Utah; Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; John Pierce, San Jose, Calif.; Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Jacob Pole, Chico, Calif.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Justin Radcliff, China Spring, Texas; Donnie Range, Tulare, Calif.; Shawn Reed, Casper, Wyo.; Jimmy Reeves, Hanford, Calif.; Nick Reid, Fernley; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mark Rodgers, Farmington, N.M.; Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; Kyle Rohleder, WaKeeney, Kan.; Karl Rose, Merced, Calif.; Brian Ruhlman, Chico, Calif.; Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Dusty Safley, Wellington, Utah; Cory Sample, Winnemucca; Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; Scott Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Johnny Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.; Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M.; Jay Sears, Reno; Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; Bradley Shelton, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; and Travis Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.;

Chris Sieweke, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Steve Simpson Jr., Kingman, Ariz.; Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Kelly Smith, Roosevelt, Utah; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa; Rick Spangler, Grand Junction, Colo.; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Jesse Stovall, Galena, Mo.; Jeff Streeter, Chowchilla, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Chowchilla, Calif.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Jeff Talley, Las Vegas; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Wade Taylor, Spring Creek; James Thibodeaux, Tonopah; Jeff Thomas, Petaluma, Calif.; Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Ed Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; John Uccellini, Lancaster, Calif.; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Mike Van Genderen, Newton, Iowa; Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif.; Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; Mike Wadel, Garden City, Kan.; Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; Nate Warren, Phoenix, Ariz.; Jesse Williamson, Coburg, Ore.; Darin Wendt, Williston, N.D.; Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; Donald Wood, Peoria, Ariz.; Bryan Wordelman, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.

SportMod drivers entered now include:

Dean Abbey, Waco, Texas; Jesse Baldwin, Aztec, N.M.; Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif.; David Childress, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ben Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; Chad Dolan, Gibbon, Neb.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Juanita Faddis, LaPlata, N.M.; Bill Ferguson, Norwood, Colo.; Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Ed Goudy, Stoughton, Sask.; Jordan Hager, Bakersfield, Calif.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Steve Hayes, Abilene, Texas; Ryan Henley, Aztec, N.M.; Varion Hetle, Underwood, N.D.; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; Brylon Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Al Johnson, Antioch, Calif.; Bruce Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tyler Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Trenton Kleweno, Hays, Kan.; Jake Krone, Beloit, Kan.; Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, Texas; Matt Mueller, Abilene, Texas; Marissa Odgers, Mariposa, Calif.; Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa; Chad Reichenbach, Bakersfield, Calif.; John Reid, Loving, N.M.; Daniel Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Tony Rost, Utica, Neb.; Chipita Rowley, Roosevelt, Utah; Clay Sellard, Bucklin, Kan.; Dale Smith, Roy, Utah; Gauge Smith, Roosevelt, Utah; Nick Sylvester, Bakersfield, Calif.; David Theiss, Hockley, Texas; Alex Wilson, Salinas, Calif.; and Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif.

Advance entry fee is still $200 for Modifieds and $100 for SportMods if postmarked today (Thursday). Weekend pit passes are $95 and ATV/golf cart passes are $30. Pit spots in the first three rows must be reserved; all other pit area parking is free.

Pit parking for pre-registered drivers begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 and resumes at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tech inspection will be available and practice for Modifieds and for SportMods runs from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday.

Tech inspection begins at 8 a.m. on Thursday. Racing starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

More information is available by calling 702 632-8213, by emailing srudder@LVMS.com and at the www.LVMS.com/dirt/racers website.

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