SBRS: Viva Las Vegas

Elvis won't be racing at Las Vegas Speedway Park this weekend, but all the other contenders for the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Western Series crown will. Ryan Howe, Patrick Long, and Davy Cook who lead the point's chase are slated to drive....

Elvis won't be racing at Las Vegas Speedway Park this weekend, but all the other contenders for the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Western Series crown will.

Ryan Howe, Patrick Long, and Davy Cook who lead the point's chase are slated to drive. All three scored a victory apiece at the last round in Fontana where Howe's seven-race win streak drew to a close. Less than 30 points separate the drivers who are averaging more than 15 points per start.

Fourth-placed Brian Angen is on a streak as he is coming off a double win at Fontana and only trails Cook by 24 points. Christian Szymczak is also hoping to keep his Fontana double streak alive as he led all but one of the fifteen race laps that his rain-shortened group ran.

John Knudsen and J.J. Fischer are the other Fontana winners who will be taking the green flag on the weekend. Knudsen for his part ended Howe's winning streak when he crossed the finish line a scant .166 sec. ahead of the points-leader. Fischer in turn beat Knudsen in another group that same day. Fischer pulled off the victory having charged up from the sixth spot on the grid.

Fifty drivers are scheduled compete on the 9-turn, 1.8 mile road course that features a long front straight with a fast, sweeping first turn as well as a double right-hander at the end of the dog-leg back straight.

-George Tamayo-

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