LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod drivers can register online for the Nov. 9-12 Duel In The Desert at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.The link is www.lvms.com/tickets/duel_in_the_desert_registration/. The registration form and payment must be received by Nov. 1 to lock in early entry fees.Modifieds race for $7,777 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier on Saturday, with a minimum of $777 paid to start the main event.The runner-up earns $3,250, with $2,250 for third, $1,750 for fourth, $1,500 for fifth, $1,250 for sixth, $1,150 for seventh, $1,100 for eighth, $1,050 for ninth and $1,000 for 10th.Winning Thursday and Friday qualifying features pays $777.The winner makes $1,777 and second place in the Northern SportMod main event is also good for $777. Thursday and Friday qualifiers both pay $500 to win.More information is available by calling 702 632-8213 and at the www.lvms.com/dirt/racers website.
PROVO — Former BYU golfer Lea Garner hung on to win the inaugural Utah Women’s Open Sunday, edging Sirene Blair by one shot at East Bay Golf Course.Garner, a native of Washington Terrace who completed her career at BYU last year, added a 66 to her first-day 67 to beat Blair, who hails from South Jordan and just completed her collegiate career at San Diego State. Blair also shot 66 Sunday after a first-round 68.Finishing five shots back of the winner at 138 was Juli Erekson, a professional from Eagle Mountain, while BYU sophomore Anna Kennedy was the top amateur, finishing with a 140 total, a shot better than State Amateur champion Kelsey Chugg.By winning, Garner earned $3,000, while Blair got $2,000 as the runner-up and Erekson received $1,200 for third in the tournament sponsored by Siegfried & Jensen and Fairways Media.In Sunday’s final round, Garner extended her overall lead to three with birdies at holes 2 and 3, before Blair cut the margin to one with birdies at 6 and 9. A birdie on 12 left the two in a tie before Garner made back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 with Blair also birdieing 14. Then both golfers finished with birdies at 16 and 18.Other top finishers included Carly Dehlin at 143 and Kendra Dalton, Naomi Soifua and Alina Vannarath at 144.