Steve "King of the Outlaws" Kinser won tonight's World of Outlaws Las Vegas Nationals finale at the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Bloomington, Indiana native led every circuit of the 30-lap nightcap to claim the $10,000 first-place check. It was anything but easy for the legendary veteran as he survived two late-race restarts and some thrilling challenges from Joe Saldana in the closing laps. For Kinser, tonight's win -- in a brand-new car that was nothing but a bare chassis earlier in the afternoon -- was his fourth in seven starts in 2011.

Sammy Swindell started from the pole for the 23-car, 30-lap World of Outlaws A-Feature. Before the entire field was able to take the opening green flag, cars stacked up in Turn 4. At least five cars were involved and the caution flag flew. Terry McCarl's car sustained considerable damage and was out for the night. Steve Kinser slid under Swindell in Turn 2 to lead the first lap. As Kinser tore through lapped traffic, the battle to watch was the race for second place between Joey Saldana and Swindell. At the halfway point, Kinser held a precarious lead over Swindell and Saldana. Kraig Kinser spun in Turn 2 with just three laps remaining to bring out the caution flag, causing a double-file restart. Kinser checked out on the rest of the field, only to see the red flag fly when Nashville's Paul McMahan got upside-down in Turn 3. Kinser chose once again to restart the race from the outside row, this time flanked by Wednesday's winner, Joey Saldana. Kinser and Saldana swapped the lead twice in the closing laps but Kinser was able to hold off the challenges and collect the win. Saldana was second with Donny Schatz third and Swindell fourth.

World of Outlaws heat races were won by Jason Meyers (Clovis, Calif.), Craig Dollansky (Elk River, Minn.) and Paul McMahan (Nashville, Tenn.). The World of Outlaws Dash was won by Sammy Swindell (Germantown, Ind.).

MODIFIEDS: Modified heats were won by Californians Alex Stanford and Randy Thornell. Alex Stanford enjoyed a comfortable lead on the rest of the field in the Modified feature until a late-race caution flag erased his advantage. The feature restarted with six laps remaining and he checked out on the competition once again. The Chowchilla, California native made it look easy as he cruised to victory. When the checkered flag waved, Stanford had a full straightaway lead on the second-place car of Marlyn Seidler.

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