LAS VEGAS - The battle for championship bragging rights came to an end with Len DeJoria and Dick Cobb conquering The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Saturday during the Night of Champions. Len DeJoria went into the final night with...
LAS VEGAS - The battle for championship bragging rights came to an end with Len DeJoria and Dick Cobb conquering The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last Saturday during the Night of Champions.
Len DeJoria went into the final night with heavy competition, tied for first place with Keith Danser. Al DeJoria was only two points away from tying the two leaders.
Due to a left-rear wheel falling off, Al DeJoria had to leave the main event during the first lap. Danser pitted in the middle of the main event to fix a minor problem and later returned to the track. Danser was never able to catch Len DeJoria, who went on to win the title of NASCAR Charger division champion.
Dick Cobb took the title of NASCAR Late Model champion with 894 points. His closest competition was Scott Gafforini with 776 points. During the 20 Bullring main events this season, Cobb has finished in the top three positions 15 times.
"I went into the racing season wanting another Winston helmet," said Dick Cobb. "I have one from '80 and '90 and I thought it would be pretty neat to have one from this year to go with the rest of them. I started out a little tough but I am proud of the accomplishment."
Fabian Bray won the Grand American Modified division with 869 points which secured his lead over Doug Hamm who took second with 835. Going into the Night of Champions, Bray was leading Larry Gerchman by a mere 10 points.
Kyle Busch captured the title of Hitchin Post/Exiss Legends champion for the second time. Busch won the division last year as a rookie.
Casey Kingsland secured the title for the Mini Stock division. Kingsland has finished in the top two spots 10 times in 15 main events.
Justin Johnson concluded the racing season as Bandolero champion. Johnson has won 10 of the last 15 main events.
Stoney Gray was honored as Rookie of the Year in the Grand American Modified division. Gray ended the season in fifth place.
NASCAR Late Model division Rookie of the Year is Steve Rzesnowiecky, who ended the season in 11th place.