Las Vegas Bullring race report 2002-04-20

Alderman collects second Late Model win at the Bullring LAS VEGAS-- Race fans enjoyed a great night of race action at The Orleans NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday. Thane Alderman...

Alderman collects second Late Model win at the Bullring

LAS VEGAS-- Race fans enjoyed a great night of race action at The Orleans NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday. Thane Alderman posted his second NASCAR Late Model win.

Scott "The Wizard" Gafforini set a new NASCAR Late Model qualifying record with a time of 14.818 seconds (Kyle Busch held the previous record of 14.878), which gave him the pole position for the 40-lap main event. Gafforini lead the pack until Alderman took command on lap 28. Alderman collected his second win of the season. Gafforini finished second followed by Greg Haase and Ray Hooper Jr.

"I would like to thank The Orleans and Dick Cobb for giving me a great race car," said Alderman. "I just waited for him (Gafforini) to make a mistake. We have won two already; I can't believe it."

In NASCAR Charger action, Guy Griebel collected his second win of the season after race winner, Tom Youmans was disqualified in post-race technical inspection. Youmans and Tim McKenna both were disqualified for illegal camshafts, while Don Sargent was disqualified for an illegal ignition. After post-race tech, Travis Swalwell finished second followed by Doug Matter and Morris Sealy.

Legends Cars point leader, Michael Morrissey of Tahoe City, Calif. was challenged by veteran Kyle Busch and Robby Guevara in the 25-lap main event. Morrissey was able to maintain his lead through the green-white-checkered period to collect his second win of the season. Busch finished second followed by Guevara and David Anderson.

"It is an awesome win," said Morrissey. "We drove clean and we drove hard. The cautions actually worked in my favor.

Andrew Murphy of Lancaster, Calif. collected his second win in the Bandolero Cars 10-lap main event. Steve Rzesnowiecky finished second followed by Eric Chelberg.

"Yeah, I think I did pretty good," said Murphy.

Randy Brown of West Covina, Calif. won the 100-lap Mechanix Wear Speed Truck main event. Brown posted his fourth win and has led 475 laps out of 476.

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Series NASCAR , Stock car
Drivers Kyle Busch