LAS VEGAS, Nev. – More than 100 early entries are already in hand for the Nov. 12-15 IMCA Duel In The Desert special at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The 17th annual event brings IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds back to the Entertainment Capital of the World for a $7,777 to win, minimum $777 to start Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event on Saturday, Nov. 15 on the half-mile Dirt Track.
Two preliminary features Thursday, Nov. 13 and on Friday, Nov. 14 each pay $777 to win.
Saturday’s top prize for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods has been raised to $1,777.
Those divisions will compete in the same races with their existing 2014 rules; qualifying features on Thursday and Friday will pay $500 to win.
Eighty-three Modified drivers from 20 states and two Canadian provinces have already pre-entered for the Duel, as have 32 SportMod drivers from nine states and Canada.
Advance entry fees paid by Oct. 31 are $200 for Modifieds and $150 for SportMods; entry fees after that date are $250 for the Modifieds and $200 for SportMods.
Pit parking for pre-registered drivers is from noon-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Gates open again for all drivers at 9 a.m. the next day and practice begins at 4 p.m.
The grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Heat races, “B” features and qualifying features are on the card Thursday and Friday; the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour Top 20 Showdown is also part of the Friday program.
Last-chance races and Modified Young Guns and Legends precede Saturday’s main events. The SportMod feature is 25 laps and the Modified feature is 40 laps.
Weekend pit passes are $120, one-day pit passes are $45 and ATV/golf cart passes are $30. Pit spots in the first three rows must be reserved; all other pit area parking is free.
Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Thursday and at noon Friday and Saturday.
More information is available by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.LVMS.com/dirt/racers website.
Modified entries have been received from Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming, as well as Alberta and British Columbia.
Pre-entered Modified drivers include:
Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Shawn Anderson, Minot, N.D.; Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Scott Bintz, Jamestown, N.D.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Chris Brown, Abilene, Texas; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; and Chuck Buchanan, Helper, Utah;
Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif.; David Childress, Bakersfield, Calif.; Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Heath Denney, West Jordan, Utah; Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; Don Earven, Globe, Ariz.; Mark Elliott, Webster City, Iowa; Rick Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; and Troy Foulger, Oakley, Calif.;
Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Christy Georges, El Paso, Texas; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Royce Goetz, Dayton, Nev.; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Travis Graves, Wolfforth, Texas; Michael Hale, West Valley City, Utah; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; Kenny Hawkins, Globe, Ariz.; and Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.;
Bob Heffer, Swift Current, Sask.; Ryan Heger, Hugoton, Kan.; Zach Hensley, Green River, Wyo.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Roger Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Stephen Hopf, Gilroy, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump, Nev.; Bobby Horton, Yuma, Ariz.; Robert Ireland, Forest Grove, Ore.; and Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.;
Raymond Keldsen, Aromas, Calif.; Kurt Kile, Nichols, Iowa; Quentin Kinzley, Bismarck, N.D.; Kenny Kirkpatrick, Nipomo, Calif.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Troy McElroy, Shady Grove, Ore.; Travis Metz, Blackfoot, Idaho; and Matt Mitchell, Vancouver, Wash.;
Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Mark Murray, Delta, Utah; Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C.; Vince Ogle, Lubbock, Texas; Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Travis Peery, Williston, N.D.; Jim Perkins, Williams, Ariz.; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; and Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.;
Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Tom Purcell, Carson City, Nev.; Chris Quinn, St. Helens, Ore.; Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Kyle Rohleder, WaKeeney, Kan.; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Todd Shute, Des Moines, Iowa; Steve Simpson Jr., Kingman, Ariz.; and Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, Iowa;
Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Tony Steward, Bozeman, Mont.; Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Chad Wheeler, Muskogee, Okla.; R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.; and Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.
SportMod entries are in hand from Arizona, California, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming, plus Alberta.
Pre-entered SportMod drivers are
Cody Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Sean Callens, Brawley, Calif.; Chuck Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tyler Fain, Abilene, Texas; Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz.; and Nate Ginest, Great Bend, Kan.;
Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Brian Heard, Hobbs, N.M.; Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.; Brylon Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jeff Hooker, Minot, N.D.; Jeramy Hughes, Farmington, N.M.; Erik Laudenschlager, Surrey, N.D.; Matt Mayo. Bakersfield, Calif.; Dustin Morgan, Williston, N.D.; and Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz.;
Blain Petersen, Essex, Iowa; Bentley Pywell, Palco, Kan.; John Reid, Loving, N.M.; Loni Richardson, Paris, Texas; Alan Riley, Florence, Mont.; Chipita Rowley, Roosevelt, Utah; Austin Ruskauff, Santa Maria, Calif.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas; Jake Upchurch, Grand Priaire, Texas; and Sam Wieben, Dysart, Iowa.