IMCA: Las Vegas 2000-07-15

LAS VEGAS – Jason Pike dominated the IMCA Late Model division Saturday night at LVMS’ half-mile dirt oval. Pike provided race fans with an exciting show in the feature event as he battled early with Rick Rochelle, Bill Hasselle, and Jim ...

LAS VEGAS – Jason Pike dominated the IMCA Late Model division Saturday night at LVMS’ half-mile dirt oval.

Pike provided race fans with an exciting show in the feature event as he battled early with Rick Rochelle, Bill Hasselle, and Jim Wulfenstein. Excitement culminated as Pike and Rochelle broke loose on the final lap in a battle for the lead.

“I like to race side-by-side,” said Pike. “It gives race fans a good show.” Pike was able to hold off Rochelle and take the checkered flag.

In IMCA Modified competition, Pike again found himself in a battle for the lead. On the white-flag lap Pike challenged Jim Perkins for the lead but was unable to duplicate victory.

“The track was a little rough tonight,” said Perkins. “Pike was running hard and Fitzgerald just came up on me. Those guys are tough.” This was Perkins fourth victory this season. Perkins is the LVMS and national points leader.

David Day, of Rachel, NV, made his first appearance at LVMS’ half-mile dirt oval in the Thunder Stox division and claimed the event win.

“I like the half-mile dirt oval at LVMS,” said Day. “I was not use to the track and did not know what to expect. I put it to the floor, hung on and turned left.” Day hopes to make the 150-mile trip to LVMS for the July 29th IMCA event. In the Hitchin’ Post/Exiss Legends Cars main event, Danny Williams held off Charlie Wahl on the final lap for the win.

Half-mile dirt oval Results
July 15, 2000

IMCA Modifieds

Main event: 1. Jim Perkins; 2. Jason Pike; 3. Dan Fitzgerald; 4. Rick Durica; 5. Wayne Jacks; 6. Josh Davis; 7. Kyle Busch; 8. Arlie Daniel; 9. Errol Sharron; 10. Mark Allison; 11. Jeff Schildmeyer; 12. Rick Grimes; 13. Mark Hodges; 14. Joe Farre’; 15. David Boardman; 16. Don Parker; 17. Deane Fountain; 18. Tim Flessatti; 19. Tim Helms; 20. Darrel Zweifel.

IMCA Late Models

Main event: 1. Jason Pike; 2. Rick Rochelle; 3. Bill Hasselle; 4. Jim Wulfenstein.

Hitchin’ Post/Exiss Legends

Main event: 1. Danny Williams; 2. Charlie Wahl; 3. Ken Kulkowski; 4. J. Travis Ryder; 5. Kyle Busch; 6. John Chaffin; 7. Rob Russell; 8. Steve Rzesnoweicky; 9. Sonny Wahl.

Thunder Stox

Main event: 1. David Day; 2. Chuck Trickle; 3. Steve Taylor; 4. Chris Bray; 5. Ron Alford; 6. Dave Quartero; 7. Troy Taylor; 8. Don Darling; 9. John Randolph; 10. Bob Taylor; 11. Roger Bright; 12. Jack Bass; 13. Chet Kittle; 14. Terry Watson; 15. Bill Vint; 16. Donovan Allison.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Terry Watson , Bob Taylor , Kyle Busch
Teams Williams