Ash Declared Vegas LM Race Winner


LAS VEGAS – Dustin Ash of Las Vegas has been declared the winner of Saturday night’s 150-lap Open Comp Super Late Model feature at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Michael Self of Park City, Utah, took the checkered flag but was disqualified when the post-race inspection discovered that the car had an unapproved gear ratio. Self’s gear was taken following the event for further inspection, and the decision to disqualify Self was made Monday by speedway officials.

“We had a great car all night and we’re really happy to get the win in this race,” said Ash, who was originally scored in second place on Saturday night. “I can’t thank the Duprau family enough. I hate that we weren’t able to celebrate with all of the fans at the speedway Saturday night, but we had a real team effort and it’s an honor to be the winner of one of the most prestigious short-track races in the country.”

Ash, whose car did pass post-race inspection, will receive the $10,000 winner’s purse. All drivers in the event will move up one finishing spot while Self will be credited with the 24th finishing position.