IMCA: Kyle Busch suspended from modified competition at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Kyle Busch will not be allowed to compete in the NASCAR Grand American Modified division at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway or IMCA Modified division at the speedway's dirt track until May 2, 2001, speedway officials...

LAS VEGAS - Kyle Busch will not be allowed to compete in the NASCAR Grand American Modified division at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway or IMCA Modified division at the speedway's dirt track until May 2, 2001, speedway officials announced today.

NASCAR and IMCA rules require all competitors in the modified divisions to be 16-years-old.=20

"Anyone who competes at Las Vegas Motor Speedway is required to show proof of age upon request," said David Stetzer, director of short-track events. "Earlier this season Kyle's father (Tom Busch) presented a copy of his son's birth certificate verifying his age as 16. In the past week new information has become available that questioned the validity of his age. After a call to Clark County Vital Records Bureau, we discovered Kyle's true birthdate to be May 2, 1985."

Track officials disallowed Busch's points and suspended him from racing in the modified divisions until he turns 16. Busch was sixth in points at The Bullring and 21st at the dirt track.

Busch will be allowed to compete in the Hitchin' Post/Exiss Legends Cars, which requires drivers to be 12 years old.

NASCAR, IMCA and further track penalties are pending.

NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region Update:

Dick Cobb continues to hold the top spot in the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region standings. With two victories and 11 top-five finishes, Cobb has a Competition Performance Index (CPI) of .7708. Norman Uptain Sr., a Miami, Ariz., resident and weekly competitor at Thunder Raceway, follows Cobb with a .7272 CPI. In the track standings, Cobb holds a 20-point lead over Chuck Trickle.

Official IMCA Late Model results from July 29 at the dirt track

Main Event: 1.Bill Hasselle; 2. Jason Pike; 3. Ray Elam; 4.Jim Wulfenstein; 5. Rick Rochelle; 6. Allen Crumpler; 7. Troy Ferrari; 8. Mike Fitch.

Fitzgerald takes IMCA Modified points lead

Dan Fitzgerald overtook Jim Perkins in the IMCA Modified point standings at the half-mile dirt oval at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a second-place finish Saturday night. Perkins, the point leader since May 13, dropped out of the race early due to car trouble. Five points separate the two LVMS track championship contenders. The competitive battle will resume at the half-mile dirt oval August 26.

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