Officials at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have released the complete schedule of events for the eighth annual IMCA Modified Duel in the Desert. The event, which will be held at the speedway's ½ mile dirt track, will take place on November 4-5. "We’re extremely excited about this year’s event," explained Chris Blair, LVMS’ senior director of dirt track operations. “In addition to the biggest IMCA Modified race in the Western United States, this year’s show will also feature a complete program for the Western Dirt Late Model Series on Saturday night.” Friday night’s show features practice, heat races and to of the event’s final preliminary features. On Saturday evening the IMCA Modified show will include four events including the $5,000 to win “Duel in the Desert” and the Western Dirt Late Model Series will feature a complete program of heat races, consolation events and feature. “It will be a fantastic show that showcases the best Modified and Late Model racers in the West,” continued Blair. “It will cap off an incredible season of short track racing at both Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Dirt Track and the Bullring.” Please call (702) 632-8213 for racer information and entry forms for the IMCA Modifieds Duel in the Desert. Schedule for the 2005 Duel in the Desert at the Dirt Track at LVMS; IMCA Modifieds and Western Dirt Late Models

Friday, Nov. 4

9 a.m. -- Pit gates open.

5 p.m. -- Spectator gates open, IMCA Modified practice.

6 p.m. -- 10 heat races (approximately 15 cars per heat) - 12 laps or 24-minute time limit.

10 p.m. -- Friday F-Feature (30 cars, 15 laps or 30-minute time limit).

10:40 p.m. -- Friday E-Feature (24 cars, 15 laps or 30-minute time limit).

11:10 p.m. - Track closed

Saturday, Nov. 5

9 a.m. -- Pit gates open.

4 p.m. -- Spectator gates open, IMCA Modified practice (tentative, subject to change).

5 p.m. -- Western Dirt Late Model practice.

5:30 p.m. -- IMCA D-Feature (15 laps or 30-minute time limit).

6 p.m. -- Western Dirt Late Model heat races (five heats, 10 laps each).

7 p.m. -- IMCA C-Feature (15 laps or 30-minute time limit).

7:30 p.m. -- IMCA Winners Dash (6 laps to determine A-Feature positions 1-10).

7:35 p.m. -- IMCA Runner-up Dash (6 laps to determine A-Feature positions 11-20).

7:45 p.m. -- Western Dirt Late Model Dash.

7:55 p.m. -- Western Dirt Late Model B-Feature.

8:10 p.m. -- IMCA B-Feature (15 laps or 30-minute time limit).

8:40 p.m. -- Western Dirt Late Model A-Feature (30 laps).

9:15 p.m. -- IMCA Modified Duel in the Desert A-Feature (40 laps)

10 p.m. - Event concludes.

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