Supermodifieds wow fans at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Supermodifieds provided fans with heart pounding, action- packed racing at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past Saturday night. The 30-lap Supermodified feature was nothing less than a display of raw speed that...

LAS VEGAS -- Supermodifieds provided fans with heart pounding, action- packed racing at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this past Saturday night.

The 30-lap Supermodified feature was nothing less than a display of raw speed that rendered fans awestruck. Drivers propelled themselves around the 3/8-mile paved oval reaching upwards of 120 miles per hour.

Las Vegas resident, founder of the Supermodified Racing League and versed Indy Racing League driver, Davey Hamilton, experienced engine trouble during the last practice session of the afternoon, qualified with a broken crankshaft and was forced to bow out of the main event.

"We had some internal problems with the engine during the last practice session and qualified with a broken crankshaft and lifters," said Hamilton. "It was just too much and we couldn't compete in the main. Sometimes that's just the way it goes."

Troy Regier and Joe Gosek finished one-two, with Eric Silsby taking third.

Outlaw Stocks, Legends, and Bandoleros also thrilled fans with short-track racing action. Due to time constraints caused by several mishaps on the track, Bandoleros never took the green and the feature was cancelled.

Driving skills of Hitchin' Post/ Exiss Legends Car drivers T.J. Clark and Kyle Busch had fans standing in anticipation, racing to the wire. A clean race to the finish, T.J. edged out Kyle by a mere two-hundredths of a second.

Final results on the Outlaw Stock feature will be released Monday and are pending tech inspection.

3/8-mile paved oval results

Saturday, March 24, 2001

Supermodifieds

Main Event: 1. Troy Regier, 2. Joe Gosek, 3. Eric Silsby, 4. Rick Veenstra, 5. Lonnie Adams, 6. Mike Baisch, 7. Harry Stone, 8. George Green, 9. Jeff Russell, 10. Tom Kistler, 11. Donnie Large, 12. H.J. Evans, 13. Ron Burger, 14. Jim Birges, 15. Scott Schmidt

Hitchin' Post/ Exiss Legends Cars

Main Event: 1.T.J. Clark, 2. Kyle Busch, 3. Charlie Wahl, 4. Rick Rogas, 5. Robert Gayton, 6. Robbie Guevara, 7. Morris Sealy, 8. Aric Wiszt, 9. Bob Woodsford, 10. Ron St. Amand, 11. Miek Montes, 12. Justin Johnson, 13. Dennis Lovelady, 14. Steve Legg, 15. James Galza, 16. Susan Johnson, 17. Dow Woerner, 18. Danny Williams, 19. Gary Scheuerel, 20. Matt Daly, 21. Spencer Clark, 22. Brian Kizer

-LVMS

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Series Stock car
Drivers Davey Hamilton , Kyle Busch
Teams Williams