LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The biggest IMCA event of the season west of the Mississippi is on the schedule Nov. 11-14 when Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts the 18th annual Duel In The Desert.
Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds run for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying main event Saturday night on the half-mile Dirt Track. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods chase a $1,777 top check that evening.
Modified qualifying features pay $777 to win and SportMod qualifiers pay $500 to win on Thursday and Friday.
“A Duel record 330 drivers competed at Las Vegas last year and it appears we’ll be at or above that number in 2015,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “The locale, the venue, the racing and the purse all combine to make the Duel In The Desert the largest IMCA event on the West Coast.”
In addition to Nevada, Modified pre-entries have already been received from drivers who will travel from Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Northern SportMod entries are in hand from Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Early entry fees of $200 for Modifieds and $150 for Northern SportMods must be paid by Nov. 3. Entry fees after that date are $250 for the Modifieds and $200 for SportMods.
Weekend pit passes are $100. Pit spots in the first three rows must be reserved; all other pit area parking is free.
Pit parking for pre-registered drivers is from noon-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Pit gates open again for all drivers at 9 a.m. the next morning and practice begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m.
Heat races, “B” features and qualifying features are on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 12 and 13 cards.
Last-chance races and both Modified Young Guns and Legends features precede Saturday’s main events. The SportMod feature is 25 laps and the Modified feature is 40 laps.
Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Thursday and at noon Friday and Saturday.
Grandstand admission on Thursday is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military personnel and $6 for kids ages 6-12. Friday and Saturday admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and $8 for kids.
More information is available by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.LVMS.com website.
The Modified best looking contest winner earns $1,000, the Northern SportMod winner $500.
Modified pre-entries are in hand from:
Mark Abouzeid, Chico, Calif.; Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif.; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Paris Archie, Sparks; Kris Asche, Shelton, Wash.; Tim Balding, Prunedale, Calif.; Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Gord Beaumont, Charlie Lake, B.C.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Chris Brown, Spring, Texas; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Chris Cole, Cache, Okla.; and Ryan Daves, Bakersfield, Calif.;
Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; P.J. Dyke, Jamul, Calif.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; Rick Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; Sean Fox, St. Helen’s, Ore.; Joe Frock, Reno; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore.; Cody Grabbe, Yuma, Ariz.; Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump; Raymond Ketelsen Jr., Aromas, Calif.;William Kinden, Williston, N.D.; and Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.;
Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; William McGuire, Belton, Texas; Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif.; Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; Joey Moriarty, Glendale, Ariz.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Mitchell Niemi, Lakeside, Calif.; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; Jeff Olschowka, Quincy, Calif.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Tom Purcell, Carson City; and Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.;
Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Dusty Safley, Price, Utah; Robby Sawyer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; Johnny Sheets, Gatesville, Texas; Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; Steve Simpson, Kingman, Ariz.; Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; and Billy Wormsbecker, Big Bear Lake, Calif.
Northern SportMod drivers pre-entered for the Duel now include:
Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore.; Cecil James, Bakersfield, Calif.; Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; Todd Cooper. Yuba City, Calif.; Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bill Ferguson, Norwood, Colo.; Anthony Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Merl Fitzpatrick, Brooks, Alb.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Jason George, Laveen, Ariz.; Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.;
Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M.; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; Jesse Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Garrett Jernagan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Buddy Ray Jones, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Brenda Kirby, Lomita, Calif.; Rick Kretschmann, Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; Luke Krogh, Dickinson, N.D.; Greg Larson, Kindred, N.D.; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.; Sean Tyson, Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Jason Wiley, Batesville, Ark.