LAS VEGAS, Nev. – One hundred and twenty trailer loads of new material have already been added to the half-mile Dirt Track and Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Tim Richter says drivers can look forward to a smooth racing surface at the Nov. 9-12 Duel In The Desert.
“We added a little before our spring race. We wanted to see what it would do and it blended in fine with the existing stuff,” said Richter, the short track race operations manager at LVMS.
“We’ll have the packing truck and sheeps foot on the track one day, then water it the next,” he continued. “We’re going to work on the track every single day leading up to the Duel to give drivers a smooth track.”
Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $7,777 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier on Saturday, Nov. 12. The runner-up earns $3,250, with $2,250 for third, $1,750 for fourth, $1,500 for fifth, $1,250 for sixth, $1,150 for seventh, $1,100 for eighth, $1,050 for ninth and $1,000 for 10th.
A minimum of $777 will be paid to start the main event and to the winners of Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11 qualifying features.
Saturday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner earns $1,777. Second place in the main event is good for $777. Thursday and Friday qualifiers both pay $500 to win.
Drivers in both divisions can now register online for the 19th annual Duel.
The link is www.lvms.com/tickets/duel_in_the_desert_registration/. The registration form and payment must be received by Nov. 1 to lock in early entry fees.
More information is available by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.lvms.com/dirt/racers website.
Car count for last year’s Duel was 272, making it the second biggest event on the IMCA schedule last year. Only Super Nationals had more entries.