Las Vegas Bullring report 2002-06-15

Trickle, Cobb split NASCAR Late Model wins at Bullring, LAS VEGAS-- Chuck Trickle and Dick Cobb were victorious at the True Value Hardware 4th Annual Father's Day Double Header at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday...

Trickle, Cobb split NASCAR Late Model wins at Bullring,

LAS VEGAS-- Chuck Trickle and Dick Cobb were victorious at the True Value Hardware 4th Annual Father's Day Double Header at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night.

Trickle won the first NASCAR Late Model main event of the evening marking his first win of the season and fifth win at the Father's Day Double Header. In honor of Trickle's success and late son, Chris Trickle, Las Vegas Motor Speedway dedicated the special night to the Trickle family and renamed the annual event the Chris Trickle Father's Day Double Header. The younger Trickle passed away on March 25, 1998 from lung complications stemming from a "random shooting" he sustained while driving home Feb. 9, 1997. The racing prodigy was a hopeful on the NASCAR Southwest Tour.

"It will be Chris Trickle every year," Trickle said. "I can't tell you how happy this makes me feel. I have wanted this for years."

Trickle started the 30-lap main event in third behind Fabian Bray and Thane Alderman. Trickle took the lead on lap two and never looked back. He held off 2000 NASCAR Late Model track and regional champion Cobb and Darren Michels for the win.

"I worked really hard tonight, I had determination in me," Trickle said. "I would not have won tonight if it wasn't for my friends."

In the second NASCAR Late Model 30-lap main event, Cobb came back with a win. The 2000 track champion returned to the Bullring for the first time this season and battled Mike Cofer for the lead on lap 15. He took command and held off the hard charging Cofer for the win. Cofer finished second followed by Alderman and Michels.

Travis Swalwell started on the pole and maintained his lead to post his first win this season. Michael McKearn finished second followed by Guy Griebel and Doug Davenport.

In Legends Cars action Danny Medina and Anthony Medina of Colorado dominated the 28-car field. Danny won the 25-lap main event, while Anthony finished second. Locals Rick Rogas and rookie Michael Fredericks finished third and fourth respectively.

"We love to come to the Bullring to race," Danny Medina said.

In metal-mayhem Bullring Bomber action, Darren Rollins held on for the win in the 40-lap feature. This marks the second win for Rollins.

"What a race, they where gunning for me," Rollins said. "This is our second one this year. We have won two out of three."

Stoney Gray won the 12-lap Thunder Roadster main event. Rick Rogas finished second followed by Tim Richter and Dennis Lovelady.

Official results will be released Monday

NASCAR Late Models Main Event No. 1 UNOFFICIAL (30 laps): 1. Chuck Trickle, 2. Dick Cobb, 3. Darren Michels, 4. Patrick Vogel, 5. Fabian Bray

NASCAR Late Models Main Event No. 2 UNOFFICIAL (30 laps): 1. Dick Cobb, 2. Mike Cofer, 3. Thane Alderman, 4. Darren Michels, 5. Scott Gafforini

NASCAR Chargers Main Event UNOFFICIAL (25 laps): 1. Travis Swalwell, 2. Mike McKearn, 3. Guy Griebel, 4. Doug Davenport

Legends Cars Main Event UNOFFICIAL (25 laps): 1. Danny Medina, 2. Anthony Medina, 3. Rick Rogas, 4. Michael Fredericks, 5. Robby Guevara

Bullring Bombers Main Event UNOFFICIAL (40 laps): 1. Darren Rollins

Thunder Roadsters Main Event UNOFFICIAL (12 laps): 1. Stoney Gray, 2. Rick Rogas, 3. Tim Richter, 4. Dennis Lovelady

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Mike Cofer