Darren Robertson leads flag to flag dominating the Colorado Christian University Classic

(07-20-2013 Dacono, CO) The Colorado Christian University Classic was a night filled with dominating performances as Darren Robertson, Jeff Hansen, and Cris Muhler, all led every lap of their respective feature events.

A great field of Super Late Models lineup for the Colorado Christian University Classic at CNS. (Starr photo)

Gillett Vet Super Late Models
SLM-darren-celebratesThe bright yellow #7 of Adam Deines started on the pole position of the Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Model feature event and along side was #11 of Darren Robertson. At the drop of the green flag Robertson jumped out to a large lead on the field. It has been a few years since Darren has visited winner’s circle at CNS and it was no more evident than on this night as the large crowd could sense the determination from the young driver who led every lap in dominating fashion.

There were no cautions in the race which worked to Darren’s advantage yet it’s likely it would not have made a difference as the orange #11 Furniture Row Racing Chevy appeared to be the class of the field. The only car within eye sight of Robertson was the #12 of Bruce “the moose” Yackey but even he had nothing for Darren in this race. Behind the two leaders a great battle for 3rd position between #55 Jesse Runkle and #31 Rick Smith had the fans buzzing and behind those two a fantastic 3-way battle between Deines, #22 Chris Eggleston and #27 Roger “the ice-man” Avants created great racing action throughout the field.

With the win Robertson is in 4th place in the season points and within striking distance of Darren Bucklen and Rick Smith who maintain 2nd and 3rd. Yackey’s point lead stands at 43 which puts him in great position to win yet another season championship.

FEATURE EVENT: #11 Darren Robertson
FAST DASH: #31 Rick Smith
DASH: #84 Matt Zwingleberg
QUICK TIME: #22 Chris Eggleston 16.106

GAM-hansen-celebratesSUNOCO Fuel Grand American Modifieds
Just seven Grand American Modifieds were able to take the green flag for the feature event in the SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds and #0 Ron O’Neil and #21 Jeff Hunter were on the front row. However in a surprise pre-race twist Hunter elected to start from the back of the pack in an attempt to spice things up.


It only took a couple laps for Hunter to move up into 3rd and then eventually pass O’Neil for second. #77 Jeff Hansen had built a comfortable lead but it was clear Hunter was tracking him down for the position.

Yet, by the halfway mark of the race Hansen had settled into the perfect groove and did not allow Hunter to mount a serious challenge for the win. Hansen took the win with Hunter a few car lengths back in 2nd.

FEATURE EVENT: #77 Jeff Hansen
DASH: #21 Jeff Hunter
QUICK TIME: #0 Ron O’Neil 17.118

#21 Jeff Hunter elected to start from the rear but came up just short (Starr photo)

MC-Muhler-celebratesCARC Mod Coupes
A large field of Mod Coupes were on hand but no drivers could catch #95 Cris Muhler who not only led every lap of the feature event to take the win but also won the FAST DASH and set quick time sweeping the night’s events. Muhler has won 4 out of 5 of the feature events this season and has a 24 point lead on second place #55 Gary Land. Land finished 2nd in the feature with #34 Randy Whitman not far behind in the 3rd place. Impressive rookie #21 Jeremy Barclay was 4th and Arvada’s Jamie Bubak in the #12 Coupe was 5th.

FEATURE EVENT: #95 Cris Muhler
FAST DASH: #95 Cris Muhler
DASH: #80 Jason Bunt
QUICK TIME: #95 Cris Muhler 15.993

Lincoln College Pure Stocks
Dusty Palmore from Thornton started on the pole position for the Pure Stock feature event but when he got sideways in turn one #48 Mike Alvarodo had no place to go and t-boned Palmore sending the #77 car into the wall. Palmore was uninjured but could not continue in the race, luckily for Alvarodo his car suffered only minor damage. On the restart #13 Jamie Ward grabbed the lead and never looked back moving on to take his first win in the series. Behind Ward was DASH winner #07 Mike Steward. and #06 Jeff Dempwolf from Brighton.

Jamie Ward celebrates his first ever feature win at CNS (Starr photo)

FEATURE EVENT: #13 Jamie Ward
DASH: #07 Mike Steward
QUICK TIME: #91 Cole Whitford 20.951

Whittar Racing Trains


Super Late Models
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster  CO 13 Victory Circle Chevy Impala 16.330
2. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley  CO 12 Port City Impala 16.526
3. 55 Jesse Runkle Lakewood  CO 11 Howe 16.568
4. 31 Rick Smith Gering  NE 13 Chevy SS 16.556
5. 7 Adam Deines Longmont  CO 04 Dodge 16.744
6. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton CO 13 Lefthander Chevy 16.555
7. 27 Roger Avants Littleton  CO 2010 Monte Carlo 16.568
8. 95H Jace Hansen   16.592
9. 66 Darren Bucklan Greeley  CO 13 Lefthander Chevy 16.716
10. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette  CO Lefthander 16.636
11. 33 Emett Grazier Wheatridge  CO Port City Chevy 16.759
12. 74 Dan Savage Aurora  CO Ford 16.540
13. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne  WY 11 Lefthander Monte Carlo 16.708
14. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Aurora  CO  SS Fusion 16.741
15. 14 Mark Bybee Littleton  CO 12 Howe Impala 16.920
16. 51 Eric Meisner Brighton  CO 13 Howe Toyota Camry 16.940
17. 25 Monty  Skinner   17.016
DNS 30 Happy Ferree (R) Windsor 2012

Mod Coupes
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 95 Cris Muhler Brighton  CO 33 Ply 15.852
2. 55 Gary Land Littleton  CO 32 Chevy Coupe 16.081
3. 34 Randy Whitman Fort Lupton CO  16.166
4. 21 Jeremy Barclay (R) Henderson  CO 31 Ford 16.713
5. 12 Jaime Bubak Arvada  CO 31 Wilson Ford 16.551
6. 1 Tom Adler Longmont CO  16.556
7. 45 Carl Vair Golden  CO  16.665
8. 43 Matthew Pierce   16.965
9. 57 Greg McLaughlin Brighton CO 33 Ford  17.332
10. 33s Scotty Scott(R) Arvada  CO  17.080
11. 80X Jason Bunt Littleton  CO 12 Wilson Ford 17.338
12. 90 Franklin Denning Golden  CO 13 Wilson Ford 17.799
13. 44x Ray Daniels (R)   16.720
14. 5 Joseph St. Peter   18.229
15. 4W Troy Witthar(R) Eastlake  CO  18.091
16. 7 Steve Miller(R) Brighton  CO  22.104
17. 85 Tom Gillen Wheatridge  CO 33 Ford Roadster 17.963

Grand American Modifieds
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 77 Jeff Hansen Berthoud  CO 08  FSR/5 17.233
2. 21 Jeff Hunter Brighton  CO 13 Dave Garmin Corvette 17.236
3. 0 Ron O’Neil (R) Colorado Springs  CO 13 Moon Stealth 17.490
4. 8 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs  CO 95 Modified 17.429
5. 11 Tom Evans Cheyenne  WY 2010 Volt 17.631
6. 03 Isaac Sherman Albequerque NM  17.697
7. 52 Jared Wall (R) Commerce City  CO 86 Chevy 17.878
DNS 88 Jeff Walbaum (R) Brighton  CO 2012 Dodge

Pure Stocks
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 13 Jamie Ward   20.850
2. 07 Mike Steward Commerce City  CO Chevy Caprice 21.100
3. 06 Jeff Dempwolf Brighton  CO 78 Chevy Malibu Wagon 21.101
4. 91 Cole Whitford   20.840
5. 10m Mike Bellomy   21.391
6. 84 Daniel Mares   21.112
7. 48 Mike Alvarodo   21.483
8. 97 Makayla Grote Lakewood  CO 83 Chevy Caprice 21.273
9. 14 Brandon McCormick Englewood  CO 79 Monte Carlo 21.352
10. 7 Carly Blackard   24.256
11. 77 Dusty Palmore Thornton  CO  22.454
12. 92 Ernie Jones
13. 16 Tony Nadeau

Pos No. Name
1. 86 Last Call
2. 36 Bad Idea
3. 0 0 Train
4. 13 Crazy Train
5. 2 Harry & Billy
DNS 69 Twisted Sister

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