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Duel in the Desert


Welcome to The Third Turn's centralized portal for the entire history of the Duel in the Desert event. This is a major annual event that encompasses a number of divisions.

As of January 2021, we have entered all information we have about this event. We are pleased to announce we have complete statistical histories for 7 of the 10 divisions we track in the event. For the other divisions, we are missing full rundowns to just three races - the inaugural Modified race in 1998, and the Modified Legends & Young Gun races in 2011. If you can help fill in this missing information, please contact us.

To view a more comprehensive history of event division, click the blue link with the divisions name below - from there you will able to access winners lists, top-five lists, a list of drivers who have competed in the event, etc.,. As an easy entrance point, we include year-by-year result tables on this page as well.




Year Date Track Winner
1998 1998 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Joe Antonetti
1999 13 November 1999 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Kelly Boen
2000 2 December 2000 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Ron Jones
2001 1 December 2001 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Kenny Gaddis
2002 24 November 2002 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dave Byrd
2003 22 November 2003 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway David Murray, Jr.
2004 14 November 2004 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Johnny Saathoff
2005 6 November 2005 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jeremy Payne
2006 11 November 2006 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jeremy Payne
2007 17 November 2007 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Eddie Martin
2008 15 November 2008 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway David Murray, Jr.
2009 14 November 2009 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Johnny Saathoff
2010 13 November 2010 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Terry Phillips
2011 12 November 2011 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Terry Phillips
2012 10 November 2012 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jeremy Payne
2013 9 November 2013 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jeremy Payne
2014 15 November 2014 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Terry Phillips
2015 14 November 2015 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Lucas Schott
2016 12 November 2016 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jeremy Payne
2017 11 November 2017 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Terry Phillips
2018 10 November 2018 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jason Hughes
2019 16 November 2019 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway R.C. Whitwell
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Ricky Thornton, Jr.



Year Date Track Winner
2011 12 November 2011 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jesse Sobbing
2012 10 November 2012 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Steve Hayes
2013 9 November 2013 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dean Abbey
2014 15 November 2014 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway J.C. Howell
2015 14 November 2015 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tyler Frye
2016 12 November 2016 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Shawn Harker
2017 11 November 2017 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Chris McKellar
2018 10 November 2018 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jake Sachau
2019 16 November 2019 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Cody Thompson
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Austen Becerra



Year Date Track Winner
2008 15 November 2008 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jeremy Gettler
2009 14 November 2009 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Trent Murphy
2010 13 November 2010 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Perry Misner
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Zane DeVilbiss



Year Date Track Winner
2011 12 November 2011 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Robert Heffer
2012 10 November 2012 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Lawrence O'Conner
2013 9 November 2013 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Steve Simpson, Jr.
2014 15 November 2014 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Lawrence O'Conner
2015 14 November 2015 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Rex Merritt
2016 12 November 2016 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bill Brack
2017 11 November 2017 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bill Brack
2018 10 November 2018 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bill Brack
2019 16 November 2019 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Christy Barnett
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Christy Barnett



Year Date Track Winner
2011 12 November 2011 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Riley Emmel
2012 10 November 2012 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tim Ward
2013 9 November 2013 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Travis Hagen
2014 15 November 2014 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Ethan Dotson
2015 14 November 2015 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Mason Big Eagle
2016 12 November 2016 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Chaz Baca, Jr.
2017 11 November 2017 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bricen James
2018 10 November 2018 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Buddy Kniss
2019 16 November 2019 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dylan Thornton
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Ashton Wilkey



Year Date Track Winner
2007 17 November 2007 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Jeep Berry
2008 15 November 2008 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Justen Yeager
2009 14 November 2009 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Ricky Alvarado
2010 13 November 2010 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Ricky Alvarado
2011 12 November 2011 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Cory Sample
2013 9 November 2013 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Justen Yeager
2014 14 November 2014 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Eddie Belec
2019 16 November 2019 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Zane DeVilbiss
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Cory Sample



Year Date Track Winner
2019 16 November 2019 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Slade Pitt
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Danny Concelman



Year Date Track Winner
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Nevin Kennemore



Year Date Track Winner
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Chase Alves



Year Date Track Winner
2020 14 November 2020 The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Levi Card