</pre> LAS VEGAS - Dick Cobb figures his only chance to win the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region title is to win every race he can. Saturday night he doubled up on the competition by sweeping a pair of 25-lap main...
</pre> LAS VEGAS - Dick Cobb figures his only chance to win the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series Sunbelt Region title is to win every race he can. Saturday night he doubled up on the competition by sweeping a pair of 25-lap main events at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Cobb, who fell from first to third in the battle for the regional championship, dominated both events and outdistanced a full field of 26 late models in both races.
"The regional title would be nice, and we haven't given up on it," Cobb said. "I've been told that it's almost impossible for me to win the region now, but we're going to do the best we can. We can't do any better than this."
Cobb had to fend off strong challenges in both races. In the first race, Scott Gafforini gave Cobb a run for him money, but the veteran Cobb had the preferred line over the last several laps to hold on for the win. Rich Attisani, Steve Anderson and Chuck Trickle rounded out the top five.
In the second event, it was upstart Jason Allen who almost pulled off a huge upset. Allen, who has been one of the top competitors in the Hitchin' Post/Exiss Legends Cars made just his second and third career starts in a late model Saturday night and gave Cobb all he wanted.
"We made a few changes between races and they may not have been for the better," Cobb said. "I had to drive a little more defensive, and I hated to do that. (Allen) had a strong car and ran a great race."
Ray Hooper Jr., Gafforini and Anderson followed Cobb and Allen across the line.
In the Grand American Modified Division, Randy Swalwell notched his first win of the year in only his third Bullring start of 2000.
"This is where we want to be, and this feels great," said Swalwell, who also is head driving instructor for the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
In other feature races, Kyle Busch was victorious in the Legends Cars, Justin Johnson won the Bandolero race, Keith Danser won in Chargers and Mark Schottmuller won the Mini Stock event.
Saturday's results from The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Late Model No. 1: 1. Dick Cobb. 2. Scott Gafforini. 3. Rick Attisano. 4. Steve Anderson. 5. Chuck Trickle.
Late Model No. 2: 1. Cobb. 2. Jason Allen. 3. Ray Hooper Jr. 4. Gafforini. 5. Anderson.
Grand American Modifieds: 1. Randy Swalwell. 2. Fabian Bray. 3. Donnie Williams.
Legends: 1. Kyle Busch. 2. Spencer Clark. 3. Tyree Brown.
Mini Stocks: 1. Mark Schottmuller. 2, Casey Kingsland. 3. Tony Leonard.
Bandoleros: 1. Justin Johnson. 2. Joey Mogar. 3. Josh Gross.
Chargers: 1. Keith Danser. 2. Pat Petree Jr. 3. Lenn DeJoria.