Scott Gafforini of Las Vegas won tonight's 40-lap MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Model feature and the 2011 championship at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. James Wingard (Chargers) and Pete Meyer (Bombers) clinched championships on the final points night of the 2011 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at the Bullring.

Gafforini took the lead on the first circuit of the 40-lap MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Model feature and immediately felt pressure from Robert Ewing, Alex Haase and Glenn Burke. Haase took second place from Ewing on lap 5 and set sail for Gafforini. Although Gafforini really only had to start the feature to clinch his third Bullring championship, the weekend began on an anxious note as his primary car was damaged during practice on Friday night. Gafforini brought out his back-up car, which originally was built as a Late Model, to run tonight's event. By the halfway point the feature boiled down to a two-car race for the win. Haase dogged Gafforini through lapped traffic and finally took the lead with eight laps to go. Gafforini battled back with just three laps remaining and took the lead back on lap 38. Haase tried several times to take the lead but could only follow the three-time champion across the finish line.

"This is our back-up car," said an emotional Gafforini. "This is the Late Model. The good car got crashed last night and my crew helped me put this thing on the track for this evening and I thank them."

The win was Gafforini's seventh of the 2011 Bullring season.

Unofficial MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Model points: 1. Gafforini (415), 2. Ewing (352), 3. Steve Anderson (262), 4. David Anderson (245), 5. Beasley (212), 6. Dylan Kwasniewski (174), 7. Haase (167), 8. Burke (154), Dennis Rock Jr. (152), 10. Stan Mullis (124). 

James Wingard was only 13 points ahead of Don Sargent going into tonight's 30-lap NASCAR Charger feature. Wingard won the feature -- finishing just one car length ahead of Sargent -- and earned the championship crown. "This is awesome," said Wingard. "I kew he (Sargent) was back there, but I just ran my line. First and foremost, I'd like to thank my son, 'Moose.' He's at the shop every day. And I need to thank Fab and Chris Bray for letting me have the car in the shop and helping me work on it. I need to thank Vegas Machine -- both Howard and Ryan -- for building an awesome engine. I need to thank Sudden Impact (Auto Body) for helping me out through the year and Crispy Critters. Without them, we couldn't race." NASCAR Charger heat races were won by Sargent and Patrick O'Hanley.

Wade Pearson won the 30-lap NASCAR Bomber feature ahead of Bret Empey and Nathan Boss. Pete Meyer, who finished sixth, clinched the title. NASCAR Bomber heats were won by Empey and  "Big Jim" Sherard.

Garrett Peterson of West Sacramento, Calif. held off Keegan Walmer at the checkered flag to win the first 30-lap USAC Focus Midget feature. Nick Drake of Mooresville, N.C. won the second 30-lap USAC Focus Midget feature. Peterson finished second and Tanner Long was third.

Jimmy Waters finished third. Young Gun features were won by Trevor Hunt and Cole Custer.

The 25-lap Legend Cars feature kept fans on the edge of their seats as the lead trio went three-wide on the back straightaway on the final lap. Brent Scheidmantle won the race to the finish line by a nose over Kyle Weatherman and Justin Irwin. Josh Fultz finished fourth and Scott Anderson completed the top five.

Wiley Timbrook won his second Thunder Car feature of the season. Travis Boyle finished second and Ed Hohman was third. Nick D'egidio and Wiley Timbrook won eight-lap Thuder Car qualifying heats.

Kayli Barker won her 10th Bandolero Outlaw feature of the 2011 season. John Spilotro finished second and Patrick Camburn was third. Matt Emery scored his fifth feature win in the Bandolero Bandit class, followed by Chris Trickle and Sam Jacks.

Next race: Saturday, Oct. 29 – NHRA Weekend: SRL Southwest Tour Sigma Engineering 150, “outlaw” Bombers, USAC, Thunder Cars, Legend Cars, Bandoleros.

40-lap MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Model feature: 1. Scott Gafforini, 2. Alex Haase, 3. Robert Ewing, 4. Glen Burke, 5. Steve Anderson, 6. Dustin Ash, 7. David Anderson, 8. Chris Birdsong, 9. John Thompson, 10. Stan Mullis, 11. Jay Beasley.

30-lap NASCAR Bomber feature: 1. Wade Pearson, 2. Bret Empey, 3. Nathan Boss, 4. Jason Kiser, 5. Dallas Simonette, 6. Pete Meyer, 7. Steve Borkowski, 8. Ben "Big Jim" Sherard, 9. Josh Morgan, 10. Rick Morales, 11. Judy Rowe, 12. Jason Sullins, 13. Martin Sullins, 14. Roland Pelletier.

30-lap NASCAR Charger feature: 1. James Wingard, 2. Don Sargent, 3. Dallas Simonette, 4. Chad Mattos, 5. Mike McKearn, 6. Kayli Barker, 7. Patrick O'Hanley, 8. Matt Cunningham, 9. Kolleen Dresser, 10. Brianna Holley, 11. Chuck Burgess.

First 30-lap USAC Midget feature: 1. Garrett Peterson, 2. Keegan Walmer, 3. Jimmy Waters, 4. Jessica Clark, 5. Tanner Log, 6. Cole Custer, 7. James Eden, 8. Brandon White, 9. Guy Sainsbury, 10. Brodie Kostecki, 11. Daniel Williams, 12. Nick Drake, 13. Winn Frazin, 14. Paul Graham, 15. J.R. Williams, 16. Wally Pankratz.

Second 30-lap USAC Midget feature: 1. Nick Drake, 2. Garrett Peterson, 3. Tanner Long, 4. Keegan Walmer, 5. Paul Graham, 6. James Eden, 7.Jimmy Waters, 8. Jessica Clark, 9. Brandon White, 10. Daniel Williams, 11. J.R. Williams, 12. Brodie Kosteci, 13. Wally Pankratz, 14. Winn Frazin, 15. Guy Sainsbury.

First 20-lap USAC Young Gun feature: 1. Trevor Hunt, 2. Brodie Kostecki, 3. Cole Custer, 4. James Eden, 5. Daniel Williams, 6. Marina Turner.

20-lap Thunder Car feature: 1. Wiley Timbrook, 2. Travis Boyle, 3. Ed Hohman, 4. Paul Licata, 5. Doug Germano, 6. Chris Bosley, 7. Michelle Abbate, 8. Vinny Raucci, 9. Nick D'egidio, 10. Shaun Polack.

25-lap Legend Cars Pro/Masters feature: 1. Brent Scheidmantle, 2. Kyle Weatherman, 3. Justin Irwin, 4. Josh Fultz, 5. Scott Anderson, 6. Michael Abbate, 7. Jason Irwin, 8. Nick Halen, 9. Robert D'Ambra, 10. Mark Merino, 11. Jack Merino, 12. Donny St. Ours, 13. Scott Merino, 14. Michael Todd Glazer, 15. Jeffrey King, 16. Rick Rogas, 17. Robert Merino, 18. Robby Guevera, 19. Ronny Whitlock, 20. Fletch Hammond.

20-lap Legend Cars Semi-Pro/Young Lion feature: 1. C.J. Hulsey, 2. Kyle Niquette, 3. Clayton Weatherman, 4. Christian Warren, 5. Austin Reed, 6. Ian Anderson, 7. Nick Thigpen, 8. Blake Dunkleberger, 9. Mitchell Dejong, 10. Andrew Muscannell, 11. Nikky Saxon, 12. Phyllip Zupizareta, 13. Zac Stepke, 14. Dylan Cruz, 15. "Racin' Vernon," 16. Peyton Saxton.

12-lap Bandolero Bandits feature: 1. Matt Emery, 2. Chris Trickle, 3. Sam Jacks, 4. Austin Toddy, 5. Gianna Maretti, 6. Kyle Jacks, 7. Gino Marretti, 8. Mason Sargent, 9. Erika Thigpen, 10. Phillip Root, 11. Caden Carlin, 12. Tommy Trickle.

12-lap Bandolero Outlaw feature: 1. Kayli Barker, 2. John Spilotro, 3. Patrick Camburn, 4. Wyatt Harwood, 5. Vincent Raucci Jr., 6. Taylor Hooper.
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SCOREBOARD: 2011 Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway feature winners to date
MetroPCS NASCAR Super Late Models
Scott Gafforini -- 7 (April 16, May 28, June 18, Aug. 20A, Aug. 20B, Sept. 3A, Oct. 1)
Alex Haase -- 3 (May 28, July 3, Sept. 17)
Dylan Kwasniewski -- 2 (April 2, April 30)
Bear Rzesnowiecky -- 2 (June 11, June 18)
Robert Ewing -- 2 (March 19B, Sept. 3B)
Cole Cabrera (March 19A)
David Anderson (May 14)

NASCAR Chargers
Patrick O'Hanley – 4 (April 16, May 28, June 18, Aug.20)
James Wingard – 3 (June 11, Sept. 17, Oct. 1)
Vinny Raucci – 2 (March 19, April 2)
Hayley Lager (April 30)
Chris Bray (July 3)
Don Sargent (Sept. 3)

NASCAR Bombers
Pete Meyer -- 4 (March 19, May 14, May 28, June 11)
Wade Pearson -- 4 (April 2, April 16, April 30, Oct. 1)
Jason Kiser -- 4 (June 18, July 3, Aug. 20, Sept. 3)
Nathan Boss (Sept. 17)

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)
Josh Fultz – 2 (Sept. 3, Sept. 17)
C.J. Hulsey – 2 (April 16, May 14)
Michael Abbate (July 3)
Brent Scheidmantle (Oct. 1)

USLCI Semi-Pro/Young Lions
C.J. Hulsey – 4 (March 19, April 30, Sept. 17, Oct. 1)
Clayton Weatherman (April 2)

USLCI Roadsters
Travis Boyle -- 3 (March 19, May 14, May 28)
Wiley Timbrook --  (Sept. 17, Oct. 1)
Chris Clyne (April 2)
Robert D'Ambra (April 30)
Josh Gross (June 18)
Dustin Ash (Aug. 20)
Shaun Polack (Sept. 3)
Wiley Timbrook --  (Sept. 17, Oct. 1)

USLCI Bandolero Bandits
Matt Emery -- 5 (June 11, June 18, July 3, Aug. 20, Oct. 1)
Chris Trickle -- 4 (March 19, April 2, April 16, May 14)
Caden Carlin -- 4 (April 30, May 28, Sept. 3, Sept. 17)

USLCI Bandolero Outlaws
Kayli Barker -- 10 (April 30, May 14, May 28, June 11, June 18, July 3, Aug. 20, Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Oct. 1)
Austin Morris -- 3 (March 19, April 2, April 16)

Lucas Oil Modified Series
Jim Mardis (May 14 -- 75 laps)
Austin Barnes (Sept. 17 – 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 -- 2 (Aug. 20, Oct. 1)
Nick Drake (Oct. 1)

USAC Young Gun
Trevor Hunt -- 3 (April 16, 20 laps; May 28, 20 laps; Oct. 1, 20 laps)
Brodie Kostecki -- 2 (Aug. 20A, Aug. 20B)
Baby Grand Nationals
Cameron Hayley (April 30)
Cole Custer (Oct. 1)

NASCAR K&N West Series
Greg Pursley (June 11)

ASA Trucks
Mike Herda (Sept. 3)