Gafforini wins at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - In a city where everyone's luck can change on the roll of the dice, Scott Gafforini's magic number was "5" on Saturday night. Prior to the start of every late-model stock car race at The Bullring at Las Vegas ...

LAS VEGAS - In a city where everyone's luck can change on the roll of the dice, Scott Gafforini's magic number was "5" on Saturday night. Prior to the start of every late-model stock car race at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, dice are rolled to determine how many cars will be inverted for the start of the race. Gafforini, who qualified fifth, was allowed to start on the pole after the dice turned up a "5." "I had a feeling it might be a good night right then," Gafforini said. It turned into a great night. Gafforini seized the lead right at the start and dodged numerous caution flags to post his first win in three months at The Bullring. Steve Anderson, NASCAR Sunbelt Region champion Dick Cobb, his son Rick Cobb and veteran racer Wayne Jacks rounded out the top five. Jerry Walton took another step toward capturing the track championship in the Grand American Modified Division by holding off Larry Gerchman and Doug Hamm to win the 35-lap feature.

In other action Saturday night at The Bullring, Chris Hines of Phoenix led all the way to capture the 40-lap American SpeedTrucks event; points leader Justin Johnson won the Bandolero event, Casey Kingsland took first in the Mini Stock race, Tom Youmans won in the Charger Division and Robby Geuverra won the Legends race.

Next Saturday will mark the final night of weekly racing at The Bullring. Included on the racing card will be the first ever Bug Bowl, in which a Volkswagen Bug will be used as a football.

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Casey Kingsland