Last year, Terry Phillips of Springfield, Missouri claimed the $7,777 Duel in the Desert winner's check. Phillips, who also won the 2010 edition of the Duel in the Desert, started fifth, took the lead on lap 23 and survived a last-lap drag race with Dominic Ursetta at the checkered flag to score his second consecutive Duel in the Desert win.

The 2011 event was a record-setting show as 240 drivers towed in from 25 states and three Canadian provinces for a shot at the $7,777 payday.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

10 a.m.-Noon – Pit parking for premium pit space holders and vendors.
2-6 p.m. – Pit parking and credential pick-up for pre-entries only.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
9 a.m.-6 p.m. – Pit parking for all participants.
3:30 p.m. – Wheel-packing for all participants.
4 p.m. – Practice begins (groups of 15 cars, 2 sessions per group).
9:30 p.m. – Conclude practice.

Thursday, Nov. 8
8 a.m.-2 p.m. – Pit parking and credential sales for late/gate entries.
8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Tech inspection and IMCA Modified pill draw.
2:30 p.m. – IMCA Modified drivers’ meeting.
3 p.m. – Mandatory wheel-packing (based on pill draw).
4 p.m. – Spectator gates open.
5 p.m. – IMCA Modified heat races (20); IMCA Modified Last-Chance Races (10); IMCA Modified preliminary feature.

Friday, Nov. 9
8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Pit parking, tech inspection, pill draws.
2:30 p.m. – IMCA Modified and Sport Mod drivers’ meeting.
3 p.m. – Mandatory wheel-packing (based on pill draw).
4 p.m. – Spectator gates open.
4:30 p.m. – IMCA Sport Mod practice.
5 p.m. – IMCA Modified heat races; IMCA Sport Mod heat races; IMCA Modified Last-Chance Races; IMCA Sport Mod B-Feature (if needed); IMCA Modifed preliminary feature; IMCA Sport Mod preliminary feature.

Saturday, Nov. 10
8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Pit parking, tech inspection, IMCA pill draw.
3 p.m. – Mandatory wheel-packing.
4 p.m. – Spectator gates open.
5 p.m. – IMCA Sport Mod Last-Chance Race; IMCA Sport Mod Dash (top 8 from Friday); IMCA Modified Last-Chance Races; WWMT North-South Shootout; IMCA Sport Mod A-Feature; IMCA Modified Duel in the Desert A-Feature ($7,777 to win).

IMCA Modified purse:
A-Feature: 1. $7,777; 2. $3,250; 3. $2,250; 4. $1,750; 5. $1,500; 6. $1,250; 7. $1,150; 8. $1,100; 9. $1,050; 10. $1,000; 11. $900; 12. $800; 13-28. $777.
Last-Chance Races: 1. Transfer; 2. $250; 3. $200; 4. $175; 5. $150; 6. $140; 7. $130; 8. $120; 9. $110; 10. $100.
Thursday and Friday preliminary features: 1. $777; 2. $250; 3. $150; 4. $125; 5. $100; 6. $75; 7. $50; 8. $40; 9. $30; 10. $20.

IMCA Sport Mod purse:
Friday feature: 1. $500; 2. $250; 3. $150; 4. $125; 5. $100; 6. $75; 7. $50; 8-20: $25.
Saturday Stock Car feature: 1. $777; 2. $250; 3. $200; 4. $175; 5. $150; 6. $140; 7. $130; 8. $120; 9. $110; 10-20: $100.

Entry fees (car and driver admission):
IMCA Modified advance entry (deadline is Thursday, Nov. 1): $200.
IMCA Modified late/gate entry (after Nov. 1): $250.
IMCA Sport Mod advance entry (deadline is Thursday, Nov. 1): $100.
IMCA Sport Mod late/gate entry (after Nov. 1): $150.
Advance weekend pit pass (Wednesday-Saturday): $95.
Weekend pit pass (at gate): $120.
Single-day pit pass (at gate): $45.
Pit vehicle fee (for ATVs, golf carts) sold on-site only: $30.
Backstretch tailgate spot (includes 2 pit passes): $300.
Manufacturer’s midway row (alongside tech inspection area): $500.
Gold level reserved pit space (Row 1): $150.
Silver level reserved pit space (Row 2): $100.
All other pit parking (Rows 3-10): Free.
Additional RV in pit area (if not hooked to trailer): $120.

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