A Special Thanks for a Special Tribute

A special thanks for a special tribute. This past weekend we celebrated the life of an amazing young lady that was taken from us far too soon. The sun shined down on the speedway on Sunday and it turned into one of the most memorable days in the 50 plus years at CNS. We would like to thank everyone who participated and everyone who volunteered to help make this event happen. A special thanks goes out to the CNS staff
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Makayla Grote CNS driver

Statement Concerning Makayla Grote

On Saturday, November 18th, 2017 the Colorado National Speedway racing family lost one of its brightest young stars. Driver Makayla Grote, just 20 years old, was known to all at the Speedway where she practically grew up turning wrenches and grinding fenders with elite racers from around the country. Makayla discovered her passion for racing while competing in Go Karts at a very young age, but truly began to blossom in her sport when she entered the Pure Stock Division
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2017 CNS Racing Recap

Fifty two seasons of short track racing have now come and gone at the Colorado National Speedway oval in Dacono CO. This past season at CNS saw some drivers capture their first championships while others returned after a long absence. There were also several special events that thrilled fans in 2017 such as the annual Monster Truck show on Father’s day which packed the stands on a gorgeous Colorado afternoon. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West made an early June
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Peltier Shines In Challenge Cup XLIII

(10-07-2017 Dacono, CO) An absolute gorgeous Colorado fall evening was the setting for the 43rd Challenge Cup at Colorado National Speedway. The race has developed into a fan favorite especially with the addition of the annual trick-or-treat session for the kids with the drivers in the infield prior to the start of the race. It would take 100 laps of action to crown this year’s Challenge Cup winner and North Carolina transplant Preston Peltier in the #48 Super Late Model
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Yackey, Vecchiarelli, Phelps, and Wall all Champions at CNS

(09-30-2017 Dacono CO) On a crisp fall evening at Colorado National Speedway Brian Yackey completed a magical season in the Quaker Steak and Lube Late Models by winning the 2017 CNS track championship as well as the rookie of the year award. Brian added an exclamation point to his season by winning both feature events on the final night of racing. Ed Vecchiarelli won the Grand American Modified championship over his son Eddie and Natalie Phelps narrowly edged out Tyler
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Darren Robertson Crowned 2017 Super Late Model Champion

(09-23-2017 Dacono, CO) Gillett Vet Clinic Championship night at CNS was claimed by Mother Nature but champions were still crowned in the Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Mod Coupes, and Trains. The track has a long standing policy of not rescheduling points races so that drivers, and their families can plan their vacations and family functions without affecting the outcome of the championship. Therefore no points races on championship night will be rescheduled. However, CNS has added some non-points races
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High Drama in the Pro Truck Division on Championship Night

(09-16-2017 Dacono CO) On a somewhat chilly late summer evening at Colorado National Speedway the Snap-On Tools Pro Truck division settled their championship by running a 30 and 40 lap feature event. While the first feature was incident free the second feature had enough drama and action to give the fans more than their monies worth. The Super modifieds also crowned their champ and the Legend cars put on a another fantastic show with a huge field of cars. Snap-On
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Super Stocks Steal the Show on Make-A-Wish Night

(09-09-2017 Dacono, CO) The Make-A-Wish Colorado Celebration race at Colorado National Speedway was the final race before the three championship nights round out September. The Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, and Figure 8s were won by points leaders Brian Yackey, Ed Vecchiarelli and Jereme Wall. But in the Super Stocks rookie driver Jonathan Lindberg grabbed his first win after an epic battle with race favorite Chris Cox. The Super Stock feature was the highlight of the night and had the
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Robertson Lights Up Noble Energy Night at CNS

(09-02-2017 Dacono, CO) Noble Energy Energizing the World Night at CNS featured some dramatic racing as well as a fantastic fireworks display to kick off the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Roger “the ice-man” Avants made an emotional return to action after a long layoff for an early season Super Late Model crash. The biggest winner of the night was young Darren Robertson of Westminster who won the 100 lap Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Model feature coming from the back
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PT Heldenbrand and Deines

Scott & Heldenbrand Score Truck Wins While Livermore Jr. Ends Wall’s Win Streak

(Dacono CO 08-26-2017) The Chick-Fil-A Don’t Count Yer Chickens night at Colorado National Speedway was a night packed full of close racing and exciting passing. The Snap On Tools Pro Trucks and Figure 8’s both had two main events. Michael Scott took the first action packed Pro Truck A Main. Curtis Heldenbrand led the second A Main and ran away from the field to take his first Pro Truck main event win. In the Figure 8’s Harry Livermore Jr. dethroned
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