Vegas Money To Gerchman
LAS VEGAS — Chris Gerchman won Saturday’s 75-lap Lucas Oil Modified feature at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The 75-lap marathon boiled down to a three-car, 10-lap shootout. Race-long leader Chris Gerchman held off Dylan Kwasniewski as the laps clicked off. With just five laps remaining, Austin Barnes passed Kwasniewski and set his sights on Gerchman. Gerchman’s car was up to the task and he held off Barnes for the win. Tim Morris finished fourth and Taylor Minch was fifth.
The 40-lap late model feature went caution-free until lap 20. Dennis Rock Jr. started from the second berth and led the first 20 laps. Chris Clyne, running in second place, made contact with Rock, causing him to spin. The caution flag flew, Clyne was sent to the rear of the field and Rock retained his position. The race restarted with three-time Bullring champion and teammate Scott Gafforini directly behind Rock. Gafforini found an opening to the inside of Rock turn four and took the lead on lap 26.
Gafforini went on to win, followed by Rock and July Night of Fire winner Jack Madrid.
Bret Empey led the first 15 laps of the 25-lap bomber feature then pulled out of line in turn four and coasted to the pit area. Jason Kiser inherited the lead and immediately had his hands full with Pete Meyer. The pair pulled away from the field in the final laps, Meyer made his move and went on to win the main event for the stock-appearing racers. Kiser finished second and Wade Pearson was third.
Kayli Barker won the 25-lap super stock feature.
Jason Irwin survived a green-white-checkered finish and won the 25-lap American Band Legend Cars feature.
The 12-lap Thunder Car feature was won by Damon Blakemon. The 12-lap Silver Star Plumbing Bandolero Outlaw feature was won by Noah Gragson.
The 12-lap Silver Star Plumbing Bandolero Bandit feature was won by Chris Trickle.