Gafforini Wins No. 3 At The Bullring
LAS VEGAS – Scott Gafforini already has four NASCAR Super Late Model championships at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but winning a fifth track championship isn’t his only goal this season. Gafforini makes no secret of the fact that he would like to break the Bullring’s single-season record of 10 Super Late Model victories, a record held by Kyle Busch.
Gafforini is well on his way to achieving that goal after scoring his third consecutive victory in Saturday night’s 40-lap SLM feature during NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action.
“That’s the one (record) I want,” Gafforini said of Busch’s mark. “The most I’ve ever won in a year is eight.”
Gafforini, 47, made it look easy on Saturday. After starting sixth, he worked his way up to second by the seventh lap and then passed race leader Steve Anderson two laps later. By the 13th lap, Gafforini had pulled away to a comfortable lead. A caution on lap 19 bunched up the pack, but Gafforini managed to pull away again and was never challenged in the second half of the race.
“It’s the car – it’s obviously the car,” Gafforini said. “Seventeen years (and 54 wins) on this chassis, I think that’s pretty darn good.”
Stan Mullis was a distant second in the SLM feature while Kayli Barker, Dennis Rock Jr. and Steve Anderson rounded out the top five.
Scott Gafforini, Stan Mullis, Kayli Barker, Dennis Rock Jr., Steve Anderson, Andre Prescott, David Anderson, Mark Allison.