Derek Thorn sweeps Practice Day at The Bullring in Vegas



Photos courtesy of Horsepower Project by Michele Martin Photography

LAS VEGAS, NV – Derek Thorn rolled his Santa Maria Brewing Co. / H&M Motorsports Toyota out of the team hauler at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Wednesday afternoon and proceeded to outpace all other entrants in attendance at Practice Day for the Star Nursery 100 Super Late Model Open Comp. When the day was complete, Thorn had swept all three scheduled rounds of practice.

Home-track favorite and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch and his Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Sammy Smith also practiced well in their Rowdy Manufacturing Camrys backed by Toyota Racing Development. Smith was the quicker of the two, turning in a lap of 14.332 seconds versus the 14.375 of his boss in his new ROWDY Energy branded ride.

The full Las Vegas Motor Speedway press release announcing Kyle Busch’s entry is here.


Photos courtesy of Horsepower Project by Michele Martin Photography

Other notables in attendance included Tyler Fabozzi and reigning Super Late Model Bullring track Champion Chris Clyne, Christian McGhee and multi-time regional and USACR national quarter midget champ Tanner Reif. At 14-years old, Reif is the youngest driver to ever compete at The Bullring. All are drivers to keep an eye on when the green flag flies on the event later today, which will be in conjunction with the Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menards Series West race.

More about 14-year-old Tanner Reif is available here.

Stay tuned as we will have more from The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the racing action develops.

For more on the Star Nursery 100 and/or The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway please visit www.lvms.com.


2020 Star Nursery 100 – Super Late Model Open – Pre-Entrant List

Practice One

Pos.CarDriverLap
143TDerek Thorn14.216
271MChristian McGhee14.460
636Tyler Fabozzi14.475
451Kyle Busch14.480
543RTanner Reif14.514
64Dylan Upton14.551
714Chris Clyne14.563
852Brittney Zamora14.565
992Jimmy Parker14.566
1022Andy Allen14.497
1112Jim Wulfenstein14.600
1271Kyle Neveau14.618
1354FJoe Farre'14.663
1490Trevor Christiani14.717
1551TDean Thompson14.723
1651SSammy Smith14.724
1725Brandon Farrington14.737
1832Steve Anderson14.746
1993Austin Thom14.803
2054JJonathan Mawhinny14.985
2177Johnny Spilotro15.173
2242Elliot Lance15.495
2302Charlie Pike15.530
2220Stan Mullis15.625

Practice Two

Pos.CarDriverLap
143TDerek Thorn14.232
251SSammy Smith14.332
634Dylan Upton14.414
46Tyler Fabozzi14.418
571MChristian McGhee14.429
654FJoe Farre'14.468
722Andy Allen14.482
851Kyle Busch14.496
971Kyle Neveau14.528
1092Jimmy Parker14.564
1114Chris Clyne14.606
1225Brandon Farrington14.629
1352Brittney Zamora14.641
1443RTanner Reif14.667
1551TDean Thompson14.692
1632Steve Anderson14.701
1793Austin Thom14.726
1812Jim Wulfenstein14.738
1938Scott Gafforini14.823
2020Stan Mullis14.839
2154JJonathan Mawhinney14.884
2242Elliot Lance15.111
2377Johnny Spilotro15.135
2402Charlie Pike15.373
2549Warren Knipper15.483

Practice Three

Pos.CarDriverLap
143TDerek Thorn14.232
251SSammy Smith14.332
634Dylan Upton14.414
46Tyler Fabozzi14.418
571MChristian McGhee14.429
654FJoe Farre'14.468
722Andy Allen14.482
851Kyle Busch14.496
971Kyle Neveau14.528
1092Jimmy Parker14.564
1114Chris Clyne14.606
1225Brandon Farrington14.629
1352Brittney Zamora14.641
1443RTanner Reif14.667
1551TDean Thompson14.692
1632Steve Anderson14.701
1793Austin Thom14.726
1812Jim Wulfenstein14.738
1938Scott Gafforini14.823
2020Stan Mullis14.839
2154JJonathan Mawhinney14.884
2242Elliot Lance15.111
2377Johnny Spilotro15.135
2402Charlie Pike15.373
2549Warren Knipper15.483

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