Las Vegas Bullring report 2002-05-04

Kulikowski and Attisani collect Outlaw Stock wins; Whaley wins $1,000 in Grand Enduro LAS VEGAS-- Race fans enjoyed the first Grand Enduro race at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as part of The Orleans NASCAR Weekly Racing Series ...

Kulikowski and Attisani collect Outlaw Stock wins; Whaley wins $1,000 in Grand Enduro

LAS VEGAS-- Race fans enjoyed the first Grand Enduro race at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as part of The Orleans NASCAR Weekly Racing Series presented by Dodge Saturday night. Ken Kulikowski won the first NASCAR Outlaw Stock main, while Rich Attisani won the second. Rick Whaley collected $1,000 for his win in the 100-lap Bullring Bomber Grand Enduro race.

NASCAR Outlaw Stocks competed in twin 25-lap main events. Kulikowski was fastest qualifier and collected his first win. He took the inside line on lap nine to take command from race leader Chris Bray. Kulikowski maintained his lead to capture the checkered flag followed by Attisani and rookie Len Dejoria.

"We have had some bad luck this year. This is the first race I've finished this year," said Kulikowski. "It was running really fast."

Attisani piloted his father's NASCAR Outlaw Stock Saturday night and collected two top-five finishes. He finished second to Kulikowski in the first event and challenged him in the second. Attisani took the lead from Kulikowski on the last lap to take the checkered flag. Kulikowski finished second followed by DeJoria and Duane Smith.

"It is all about the crew. These guys did a great job getting us out here," said Attisani. "I was sitting there and hopping he (Kulikowski) would make a mistake."

In the Bullring Bombers Grand Enduro race, 20 cars took the green flag Formula One style. At the halfway break in the 100-lap metal mayhem Darrin Rollins, Whaley and Clay Strehlow led the pack. When the cars returned to the track, the drivers were given the signal to turn right. Rollins led the second half until lap 96 when he was involved in a racing incident. William Bird quickly took command, until Whaley passed him with two laps in the mayhem.

"This is the first time I've been on the track," Whaley said. "I am going to donate the money to charity."

Legends Cars points leader, Michael Morrissey collected his third win of the season. The Tahoe City, Calif. resident held off pole sitter Justin Johnson and Robby Guevara in the caution-filled 30-lap main event.

"That was an unbelievable race. It was hard racing," said Morrissey. "We are having fun running down here in Las Vegas."

In NASCAR Charger action, Guy Griebel collected his third win of the season. Dan Schools finished second followed by Dick McKearn and Doug Davenport.

Stoney Gray won the 12-lap Thunder Roadster main event. Roger Hocking finished second followed by Jovon Halen and David Green.

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