Gafforini Grabs Vegas Glory


LAS VEGAS — Defending Bullring champion Scott Gafforini started on the pole and went on to win Saturday’s 40-lap NASCAR Super Late Model feature at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Whelen Night at the Races.

The victory was his fifth of the 2012 season. Dylan Lupton finished second and Dennis Rock Jr. was third.

James Wingard won the 25-lap NASCAR Super Stock feature. Former Bullring champion Phil Goodwin finished second and Steve Smith was third. Eight-lap NASCAR Super Stock heats were won by Wingard and Smith.

Jason Kiser took the lead on lap 7 from Robert Schumacher and held off a determined Pete Meyer to win the 25-lap NASCAR Bomber feature. The first eight-lap NASCAR Bomber feature was halted on the first circuit when Adam Simon’s car rolled over in Turn 4. He was not injured. Michael Takami won the heat race. Kiser won the second Bomber heat.

The 50-lap Late Model feature was won by Luis Martinez.

The 20-lap American Band Legend Cars Semi-Pro/Young Lion feature was won by Tye Mihocko. Zane Smith finished second and Peyton Saxton was third. Jason Irwin won the 25-lap American Band Legend Cars Pro/Master feature. Brent Scheidemantle was second and Dylan Cappelo was third.

Cole Custer of California won the 25-lap S2 Late Moldel feature. Trevor Huddleston was second and Andrew Anderson was third.

Noah Gragson won the 12-lap Silver Star Plumbing Bandolero Outlaw feature over Cami Burke and Vincent Raucci Jr. Chris Trickle won the 12-lap Silver Star Plumbing Bandolero Bandit feature ahead of Phillip Root and Caden Carlin.

Bryant Dawson won the 30-lap USAC Ignite Midget Series feature.