Monday, November 20, 2017

Taylor Stays Hot With Duel Win, As Does Jason Noll

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 8) – Jeff Taylor has already won two of the biggest IMCA Modified events of the season.

Next, he’ll try to complete a triple crown by drawing the pole start for Saturday’s $7,777 to win Duel In The Desert feature at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

Taylor won the first of two Thursday night qualifying features. Already champion of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals and first to the checkers at RPM Speedway’s Fall Nationals, Taylor or Jason Noll, winner of the second opening night qualifier, will have the prized pole position for the main event at LVMS.

Two-hundred and fifty three drivers, representing 20 states and three Canadian provinces, vied on opening night of the 15th annual special. The top four finishers in each qualifier advanced to the inside row for Saturday’s big show and drivers from seven different states are already on the grid.

John Hansen, two-time defending winner Terry Phillips and 2003 and 2008 Duel winner David Murray Jr. chased Taylor across the stripe.

Alex Stanford, 2011 runner-up Dominic Ursetta and Jeremy Mills rounded out the top four in the second qualifier. Mills worked his way up from the 20th starting position.

Both qualifiers paid $777 to win. Two more qualifying features for the Modifieds are on tap Friday, along with the first action for IMCA SportMods.

A dozen Modifieds will be added through last-chance events on Saturday. If not already on the ballot, the Modified winner at Las Vegas will become vote eligible for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.

Feature Results

1st feature – 1. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 2. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 3. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; 4. David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; 5. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; 6. Jesse Stovall, Galena, Mo.; 7. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 8. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa; 9. Ryan Cotrell, Las Vegas; 10. Will Brack, Mead, Colo.; 11. Tyler Iverson, Albion, Neb.; 12. John Flory, Williston, N.D.; 13; Bryan Burns, Lemoore, Calif.; 14. Joe Antonetti, Santa Cruz, Calif.; 15. Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; 16. Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; 17. Alan Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas; 18. Luke Wanninger, Minburn, Iowa; 19. Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.; 20. Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; 21. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; 22. Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; 23. Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; 24. Josh Muller, Minot, N.D.; 25. Mark Rodgers, Farmington, N.M.; 26. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas; 27. Darin Duffy, Hazleton, Iowa; 28. Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; 29. Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; 30. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.

2nd feature – 1. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 2. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 3. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 4. Jeremy Mills, Garner, Iowa; 5. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 6. Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; 7. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; 8. David Karst, Mills, Wyo.; 9. Ryan Roath, Phoenix, Ariz.; 10. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 11. Troy McElroy, Shady Cove, Ore.; 12. Joshua Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; 13. Daniel Hilsabeck, Adel, Iowa; 14. Brady Coen, Wiley, Colo.; 15. Grant Junghans, Manhattan, Kan.; 16. Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 17. Jake Holland, Calpine, Calif.; 18. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; 19. Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; 20. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 21. Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; 22. Jacob Murray, Hartford, Iowa; 23. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 24. Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; 25. Jimmy Reeves, Hanford, Calif.; 26. J.J. Wise, Manly, Iowa; 27. Matt Brack, Mead, Colo.; 28. Milo Veloz Jr., Colona, Ill.; 29. Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa; 30. Cory Sample, Winnemucca.

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