Walker captured the $1,000 Laris Motorsports Insurance Pro bonus and continued to the semi-finals in Silverstate $30,000 Wednesday to be concluded Thursday morning.
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Las Vegas, NV — Racers were greeted on the second day of the K&N Spring Fling Million presented by Optima with blue skies and a big check for $30,000 awaiting the final car remaining at the end of the night. 540 drivers staged up for the first round of Silverstate Wednesday in hopes of claiming the first Fling trophy of the weekend.
Eliminations carried deep into the night and what was once a substantial Laris Motorsports Insurance Pro field became a Laris Pro final between Chad Sandlin and Lucas Walker. An incident in the pits before the semifinals resulted in Walker switching vehicles from Kevin Pollard’s Chevy Luv to the Camaro belonging to Raider Campbell. Walker then eliminated Nick Hastings, while Sandlin advanced past the ‘02 Chevy pickup of John Floyd Jr.
The Laris Pro final was decided by the commanding .025 advantage on the tree held by Walker with a .007 bulb, who earned a spot on the ladder at six cars in addition to the $1,000 Laris Pro Bonus. The quarterfinals would include Walker, Mike Crader, Jeff Serra, Rodger Sauder, Shawn Langdon, and Serra in his second entry.
Walker maintained his string of stellar lights off the bottom using a .002 to knock Serra out in his first entry which would score him the bye at three cars. Sauder’s dead-on seven run put Crader out of the running, while Serra was .008 taking .008 to move past Langdon.
Before the semifinals, race control made the decision to conclude Silverstate $30,000 Wednesday on Thursday morning where Walker will have the bye and Serra will face Sauder.
Moser Engineering $30,000 Thursday will be the prelude to Silverstate Million Dollar Friday with on-track action beginning at 8 a.m.
Event coverage will be more enhanced than ever with the addition of live timing by DragRacer.TV, a finish line instant replay camera, exclusive interviews, and in-car footage streamed live on the BangShift.com free to the viewer courtesy of Hoosier Tire and JEGS Performance.
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