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Source — LVMS Media Relations
Date Posted — August 20, 2011
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada — Scott Gafforini of Las Vegas swept both MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Model features tonight at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brodie Kostecki of Perth, Australia and Garrett Peterson won the twin USAC Focus Midget features.

FIRST METROPCS NASCAR SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE: Scott Gafforini took the lead from polesitter Jay Beasley on lap 2. The caution flag flew on lap 18 for an accident in Turn 3 involving Glen Burke, Steve Anderson and Jeff Bargerhuff. Burke's car was towed from the scene with rear-end damage. Anderson and Bargerhuff were able to continue. Robert Ewing lined up behind Gafforini on the restart and the battle for the winner's paycheck was on. The action got a little too close on lap 26 and Gafforini spun and Ewing was sent to the rear of the field. After a number of spins, the race hit the 30-minute time limit and the checkered flag was thrown on lap 33. Gafforini sored the win, followed by Steve Anderson, David Anderson, Jeremiah Wagner and Ewing.

SECOND METROPCS NASCAR SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE: Robert Ewing took the lead on the opening green flag. Once again the feature turned into a two-car battle between Gafforini and Ewing. With three laps remaining, the pair ecountered a trio of lapped cars. On the next-to-last lap, Gafforini dipped his fender below Ewing's car and took the lead. Following Gafforini across the finish line were Ewing, Steve Anderson, Jeremiah Wagner and Chris Birdsong.

Jason Kiser won the 30-lap NASCAR Bomber feature and scored his third victory of the season. Wade Pearson was second and Pete Meyer was third. NASCAR Bomber heat races were won by Bret Empey and Nathan Boss.

Patrick O'Hanley won the 30-lap NASCAR Charger feature ahead of James Wingard and Don Sargent. Heat races were won by Matt Cunningham, Nathan Boss and Wingard.

Dustin Ash won the Thunder Roadster feature by a nose over Robert D'Ambra. Travis Boyle finished third. The 20-lap thriller was a battle of the red cars as teammates D'Ambra and Ash raced side-by-side for much of the race and swapped the lead several times.

The 25-lap Legend Cars feature hit its time limit and ended on lap 22. Justin Irwin scored his sixth win of the year, followed by Michael Abbate and Josh Fultz.

The twin 30-lap USAC Focus Midget features were won by Brodie Kostecki and Garrett Peterson. Kostecki also won both USAC Young Gun Midget features.

Kayli Barker won the 12-lap Bandolero Outlaw feature, followed across the finish line by Patrick Camburn and Austin Morris. Matt Emery won his fourth 12-lap Bandolero Bandit feature of the 2011 season. Caden Carlin recovered from an early spin to race back to second place and Austin Toddy was third.

National anthem: Paul Villaluz (Sigma Engineering). Trackside announcer: Mix 94.1 FM on-air personality Hannah Rickards.

NEXT RACE: Saturday, Sept. 3 - Demolition derby, MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Models (twin 30-lap features), NASCAR Chargers, NASCAR Bombers, Legend Cars, Bandoleros, Roadsters. USAC Quarter Midgets on mini-Bullring oval.

For more information, please visit or call (702) 644-4444. Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.

12-lap Bandolero Bandit feature: 1. Matt Emery, 2. Caden Carlin, 3. Austin Toddy, 4. Sam Jacks, 5. Chris Trickle, 6. Erika Thigpen, 7. Tommy Trickle, 8. Gino Marretti, 9. Kyle Jacks.

12-lap Bandolero Outlaw feature: 1. Kayli Barker, 2. Patrick Camburn, 3. Austin Morris, 4. John Spilotro, 5. Wyatt Harwood, 6. Vincent Rucci Jr., 7. Taylor Hooper.

25-lap Legend Cars feature (22 laps): 1. Justin Irwin, 2. Michael Abbate, 3. Josh Fultz, 4. Dustin Ash, 5. Jason Irwin, 6. Nick Halen, 7. Andrew Muscannell, 8. Nick Thigpen, 9. Tye Mihocko, 10. Ian Anderson, 11. Dylan Cruz, 12. Christian Warren, 13. Robby Guevara, 14. Jeffrey King, 15. Michael Todd Glazier, 16. Wayne Jacks, 17. Zac Stepke, 18. Donna Gunther, 19. Jovan Halen, 20. Cheyenne Schindler, 21. Fletch Hammond, 22. Don Dority, 23. Peyton Saxton, 24. Kyle Niquette.

20-lap Thunder Roadster feature: 1. Dustin Ash, 2. Robert D'Ambra, 3. Travis Boyle, 4. Shaun Polack, 5. Wiley Timbrook, 6. Doug Germano, 7. Michelle Williamson, 8. Herb Williamson, 9. Nick Degidio, 10. Kevin Hocking.

First 30-lap USAC Focus Midget feature: 1. Brodie Kostecki, 2. Keegan Walmer, 3. Garrett Peterson, 4. Tanner Long, 5. Jessica Clark, 6. Brandon White, 7. James Eden, 8. Jarid Blomdel, 9. Jimmy Waters, 10. Shawn Buckley, 11. Paul Graham, 12. J.R. Williams, 13. Trent Kasik.

Second 30-lap USAC Focus Midget feature: 1. Garrett Peterson, 2. Brodie Kostecki, 3. Brandon White, 4. Jimmy Waters, 5. Tanner Long, 6. Keegan Walmer, 7. James Eden, 8. Jarid Blondel, 9. Jessica Clark, 10. Shawn Buckley, 11. Wally Pankratz, 12. Paul Graham, 13. J.R. Williams.

30-lap NASCAR Charger feature: 1. Patrick O'Hanley, 2. James Wingard, 3. Don Sargent, 4. Matt Cunningham, 5. Kolleen Dresser, 6. Mike McKearn, 7. Chuck Burgess, 8. Chris Bray, 9. Kayli Barker, 10. James Lauk.

30-lap NASCAR Bomber feature: 1. Jason Kiser, 2. Wade Pearson, 3. Pete Meyer, 4. Bret Empey, 5. Harold Sherard, 6. Josh Morgan, 7. Ben Sherard, 8. Scott Castle, 9. Nathan Boss, 10. Rick Morales, 11. Jim Merlino, 12. Judy Rowe, 13. Gerri Pearson, 14. Mark Sargent, 15. Anthony Reigert, 16. Scott Bradbury, 17. William Hern.

First 35-lap MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Model feature (33 laps): 1. Scott Gafforini, 2. Steve Anderson, 3. David Anderson, 4. Jeremiah Wagner, 5. Robert Ewing, 6. Stan Mullis, 7. Jeff Bargerhuff, 8. Jacob Tilton, 9. Dennis Rock Jr., 10. Joe Paladenic, 11. Jay Beasley, 12. Glen Burke, 13. Chris Birdsong.

Second 35-lap MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Model feature: 1. Scott Gafforini, 2. Robert Ewing, 3. Steve Anderson, 4. Jeremiah Wagner, 5. Chris Birdsong, 6. David Anderson, 7. Stan Mullis, 8. Joe Paladenic, 9. Jeff Bargerhuff, 10. Dennis Rock Jr.

For more information, please call LVMS at (702) 644-4444 or visit Follow LVMS on Facebook and Twitter.


SCOREBOARD: 2011 Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway feature winners to date

MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Models

Scott Gafforini -- 5 (April 16, May 28, June 18, Aug. 20A, Aug. 20B)

Dylan Kwasniewski -- 2 (April 2, April 30)

Bear Rzesnowiecky -- 2 (June 11, June 18)

Alex Haase -- 2 (May 28, July 3)

Cole Cabrera (March 19 -- first 40-lap feature)

Robert Ewing (March 19 -- second 40-lap feature)

David Anderson (May 14)

NASCAR Chargers

Patrick O'Hanley -- 4 (April 16, May 28, June 18, Aug.20)

Vinny Raucci -- 2 (March 19, April 2)

Hayley Lager (April 30)

James Wingard (June 11)

Chris Bray (July 3)

NASCAR Bombers

Pete Meyer -- 4 (March 19, May 14, May 28, June 11)

Wade Pearson -- 3 (April 2, April 16, April 30)

Jason Kiser -- 3 (June 18, July 3, Aug. 20)

USLCI Legend Cars

Justin Irwin -- 6 (April 2, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, Aug.20)

Kyle Weatherman -- 2 (March 19, April 30)

C.J. Hulsey -- 2 (April 16, May 14)

Michael Abbate (July 3)

USLCI Semi-Pro/Young Lions

C.J. Hulsey -- 2 (March 19, April 30)

Clayton Weatherman (April 2)

USLCI Roadsters

Travis Boyle -- 3 (March 19, May 14, May 28)

Chris Clyne (April 2)

Robert D'Ambra (April 30)

Josh Gross (June 18)

Dustin Ash (Aug. 20)

USLCI Bandolero Bandits

Chris Trickle -- 4 (March 19, April 2, April 16, May 14)

Matt Emery -- 4 (June 11, June 18, July 3, Aug. 20)

Caden Carlin -- 2 (April 30, May 28)

USLCI Bandolero Outlaws

Kayli Barker -- 7 (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 3, Aug. 20)

Austin Morris -- 3 (March 19, April 2, April 16)

Lucas Oil Modified Series

Jim Mardis (May 14 -- 75 laps)

SRL Late Models

M.K. Kanke (April 2 -- 111 laps)

Jacob Gomes (May 14 -- 121 laps)

USAC Focus Midgets

Jessica Clark (April 16, 30 laps)

Brodie Kostecki (Aug. 20)

Garrett Peterson (Aug. 20)

USAC Young Gun

Trevor Hunt -- 2 (April 16, 20 laps; May 28, 20 laps)

Brodie Kostecki -- 2 (Aug. 20A, Aug. 20B)

Baby Grand Nationals

Cameron Hayley (April 30)

NASCAR K&N West Series

Greg Pursley (June 11)

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