Courtesy Peter Biondo

Silverstate $30,000 Wednesday to be Completed on Thursday at the Moser Spring Fling Million after Dylan Hough wins American Dragster shootout on Tuesday

Las Vegas, NV — Sunny skies greeted racers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for Silverstate $30,000 Wednesday at the Moser Engineering Spring Fling Million presented by Optima Batteries. The final count of entries at the conclusion of the first round was 670, the highest in Spring Fling Million history and nearly passing the entry count record for any Flings Race Series event.

Given the enormity of the field and in the interest of providing racers a safe racing surface, the Fling Team postponed on-track action after the conclusion of seventh round. With seven drivers remaining, Wednesdays $30,000 will finish tomorrow.

With Thursday’s tech card count predicted to reach 700, the Fling team decided that Thursday and Saturday’s $30,000 events would be combined into one. All round money and prizes would be doubled, but instead of the purse becoming $60,000 the Fling Team raised the stakes to $100,000-to-win to show their appreciation for the large field of racers in attendance.

Laris Motorsports Insurance Thursday will see the first round and buyback round of the $100,000 race in addition to the completion of Silverstate 30K Wednesday. Silverstate Million Dollar Friday will run as scheduled, and the $100,000 event will resume on FTI Performance Saturday.

On Tuesday, the Advanced Product Design Time Trial  set the stage for the week at the Moser Engineering Spring Fling Million presented by Optima Batteries at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Racers were given the opportunity to dial in their cars and prepare to take on over 650 entries on property.

The test and tune session ran in conjunction with the eliminations of a 32-Car Shootout made up of both west and east coast talent battling it out for a 2023 American Race Cars rolling chassis custom-painted by Todd’s Extreme, valued at $60,000.

A ladder was set at eight racers that included Shane Thompson, Dustin Long, Dylan Hough, Don Sefton, Shane Molinari, Andy Taylor, Gary Williams, and Colton Aragon. Hough used an .011 package to knock out Sefton, while Molinari used a substantial advantage on the tree over Taylor. Thompson was .003 at the hit over Long, and Williams scored a spot in the semifinals after eliminating Aragon.

In the semifinals, Williams put up a .008 and took .010 at the stripe over Thompson, while Hough ran it dead-on four to the redlight of Molinari. Hough previously had a runner-up finish in a 30K race at the 2021 and Williams a perennial Fling Shootout specialist.

Hough scored the first big check of the week as Williams turned it just .002 red in the final round, taking home the 2023 Todd’s Extreme custom-painted American Race Cars rolling dragster.

Event coverage will include live timing, starting line camera, finish line instant replay camera, exclusive interviews, and in-car footage streamed live on the free to the viewer courtesy of Hoosier Tire and JEGS Performance.