LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway was full of racing action Saturday night as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series returned to the 3/8-mile paved oval and The Strip was host to Chevrolet Night. At the 3/8-mile paved oval Scott Gafforini and Dick...
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway was full of racing action Saturday night as the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series returned to the 3/8-mile paved oval and The Strip was host to Chevrolet Night.
At the 3/8-mile paved oval Scott Gafforini and Dick Cobb battled green to checkered flag in an incredible NASCAR Late Model race. Cobb led the first 10 laps of the event before Gafforini was able to make a move for the lead and eventually the win.
"I got a good run on Cobb in turn two," said Gafforini. "I charged hard down the back stretch and finally made the pass out of turn four."
Doug Hamm returned to victory lane for the second week in a row in Grand American Modified competition.=20
Other winners were Al Dejoria in the Chargers division, Kyle Busch in the Hitchin Post/Exiss Trailor Legends main event, Casey Kingsland in Mini Stocks action and Justin Johnson in the Bandoleros main event.
While NASCAR weekly competitors were turning left, The Strip was host to some quick Chevrolets, including 22 Corvettes, heading straight for the finish line.
In the 11.99 and quicker division Jeff Bansbach had an E.T. of 10.430 seconds at 129.18 in the final round to defeat Charlie Boyd.
"The Flywheel was busted when we got here," said Bansbach. "We were just praying the car would start. I'm glad to finally get a win after three years of trying."
In the 12.00 to 13.99 division Nick Ariotti edged out Betty Lane in the final round with an E.T. of 12.178 at 111.20. Ariotti and Lane had nearly identical reaction times at .523 and .526 respectively.
John Irving drove to victory lane in the 14.00 and up division with an E.T. of 14.371 at 89.66 mph defeating Marvin Flournoy.
Scott Erickson defeated Nat Hodgson in the final round of Corvette competition with a 14.112 E.T. at 99.87 mph. The Corvette Power Puff winner was Connie Richardson.=20
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3/8-mile paved oval results
Saturday, May 6, 2000
NASCAR Late Models
Main Event: 1. Scott Gafforini, 2. Dick Cobb, 3. Chuck Trickle, 4. Ken Holt, 5. Rich Attisani.
Main Event: 1. Doug Hamm, 2. C.J. Sherkenbach, 3. Wayne Morris Jr., 4. Larry Gerchman, 5. Kyle Busch.
Main Event: 1. Al Dejoria, 2. Keith Dancer, 3. Ron Barker, 4. Len Dejoria, 5. Red Turner.
Hitchin' Post/Exiss Trailer Legends
Main Event: 1. Kyle Busch, 2. Bobby Ruppert, 3. Jason Allen, 4. Tyre Brown, Greg Albright.
Main Event: 1. Casey Kingsland, 2. Mark Shotmuller, 3. Mike Aleknewicus, 4. Shane Coons, 5. Tony Lenard.
Main Event: 1. Justin Johnson, 2. Joey Mogar, 3. Justin Waters, 4. Kevin Terrell, 5. Alex Haase.=20
Final Results from The Strip
Saturday, May 6, 2000
(11.99 and quicker)
Winner Jeff Bansbach R.T. .591 E.T. 10.430 129.18 mph=20
Runner up Charlie Boyd R.T. .615 E.T. 11.342 118.92 mph
(12.00 to 13.99)
Winner Nick Ariotti R.T. .523 E.T. 12.178 111.20 mph
Runner up Betty Lane R.T. .526 E.T. 12.201 111.48 mph
(14.00 and up)
Winner John Irving R.T. .545 E.T. 14.371 89.66 mph
Runner up Marvin Flournoy R.T. .641 E.T. 14.006 99.42 mph
Winner Connie Richardson R.T. 1.613 E.T. 14.641 91.11 mph
Runner up Karen Salvaggio R.T. 1.267 E.T. 14.897 93.14 mph