(08-15-2015 Dacono Colorado) – In an almost caution free night dominating performances were turned from Adam Deines in the Pro Trucks, Kyle Ray in the Grand American Modifieds, and Brett “the Maverick” Yackey in the Super Stocks. The closest race of the night was in the Mod Coupes where Randy Whitman barely held off Ron O’Neil to take the win. The windy but warm evening was topped off with the DEMOX cars and trucks that featured a fire and two complete rollovers that that the fans buzzing.
Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks
Of all the divisions at CNS none have been more exciting and dramatic than the Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks. Longmont’s own Adam Deines picked up his 3rd win in a row and 4th on the season during Colorado Christian Night at CNS. In doing so Adam has now caught Rudy Vanderwal in the points chase and the two drivers are tied with 314 points a piece moving into the final stages of the season.
Deines started on the pole for the 30 lap Pro Truck feature and quickly jumped out to a large lead over #11 Steve Johnson. #2 AJ Warren dispatched Johnson to take 2nd and #34 Rudy Vanderwal grabbed 3rd. The battle for 2nd and 3rd position would be contested throughout the entire race while Deines ran comfortably alone upfront.
With 7 laps to go Johnson’s truck stalled in turn 4 creating a double-file restart and a chance for Warren and Vanderwal to take their shot at Deines. However when the green dropped Warren looked loose coming out of turn 4 and wasn’t able to mount a serious challenge for the lead. #36 Matt Burton did take advantage of the late restart and briefly passed Vanderwal for 3rd place.
When the checkered flew it was Deines taking the win with Warren finishing an impressive 2nd place. Vanderwal maintained 3rd place with Burton in 4th. The final spot in the top 5 went to #82 Michael Scott.
Not only is the battle for the championship one of the best we have seen in years but also the battle for rookie of the year is heating up with #47 Jesse Seigal in 5th place with 210 points and #65 George Green in 6th with 194 points.
The Pro Trucks return to action in just one week on August 22nd.
FEATURE WINNER: #7 Adam Deines
FAST DASH: #7 Adam Deines
DASH: #5 Troy Witthar
QUICK TIME: #11 Steve Johnson 16.969
SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds
Kyle Ray who struggled in the fast dash found himself on the pole position for the 25 lap Sunoco-Fuels Grand American Modified feature event. At the start of the race and after a very brief battle for the lead with #0 Ron O’Neil, Ray set sail. Ray settled into his groove and literally checked-out, putting an entire half of a lap between he and his nearest competitor.
Meanwhile #95 Cris Muhler who had started deep in the field worked his way up to battle O’Neil for the 2nd spot. Muhler would get around O’Neil as did #77 Jeff Hansen taking the 3rd position. Yet by this point Ray was so far out in front there wouldn’t be enough time for Muhler and Hansen to catch him. This was one of several races on the night that went caution-free which didn’t help Muhler and Hansen’s efforts in catching Ray who took the easy win. Muhler finished 2nd and Hansen 3rd. #44 Justin Case finished 4th with O’Neil settled for the 5th spot.
In the points chase Jeff Hansen leads Cris Muhler by 18 points with Case another 7 points back. The GAMs return to action on Saturday August 29th.
FEATURE WINNER: #58 Kyle Ray
FAST DASH: #44 Justin Case
QUICK TIME: #58 Kyle Ray 17.179
Great Scotts Eatery Super Stocks
Brett Yackey had a dominating performance in the Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks setting quick-time, winning the fast dash and capping off the night with the feature win. Yackey could do no wrong even in the pill-draw which gave him the pole position in the feature event.
The “Maverick” would waste no time putting distance between himself and the rest of the field at the start of the feature event. The only cars within a straightaway of the leader were #3 Michael Cox and #75 Levi Greenly.
As the race wound down Greenly would catch and pass Cox for 2nd place but neither driver had anything for Yackey who cruised to the win and extended his points lead over Cox to 19. In the race which went green from flag to flag the final top 5 finishers were: Yackey, Greenly, Cox, #9 John Patee and #9 Curtis Heldenbrand.
FEATURE WINNER: #32 Brett Yackey
FAST DASH: #32 Brett Yackey
DASH: #9 Curtis Heldenbrand
QUICK TIME: #32 Brett Yackey 19.650
Galitz Trucking Mod Coupes
Only 6 Mod Coupes lined-up for the 20 lap feature event but that didn’t stop them from putting on the best race of the night. #90 Frank Denning III was on the front row with #6d Rick Duckworth along side and when the green flag flew it was a 4 car battle for the lead with #34 Randy Whitman and #3 Ron O’Neil.
After several laps Whitman took control of the race and built a massive lead on the field. It seemed like this race might be all but over due to Whitman’s massive lead yet with just a handful of laps to go Jamie Trengrove spun in turn 2 bringing out the caution.
On the restart it was O’Niel who was pressuring Whitman for the lead and when the cars passed the finish line it was Whitman just nudging out O’Neil to take the win. Denning finished 3rd and Duckworth was 4th. #55 Gary land rounded out the top 5.
FEATURE WINNER: #34 Randy Whitman
FAST DASH: #34 Randy Whitman
QUICK TIME: #3 Ron O’Neil 16.665
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 7 Adam Deines Longmont
2. 2 AJ Warren Berthoud
3. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle
4. 36 Matt Burton Englewood
5. 82 Michael Scott Cheyenne
6. 5 Troy Witthar Eastlake
7. 47 Jesse Seigel (R) Castle Rock
8. 37 Josh Richard (R) Calhan
9. 65 George Green (R) Firestone
10. 84M Joe Mares Jr (R) Aurora
11. 11 Steve Johnson Loveland
DNS 0 Billy Harkins Lakewood
Grand American Modified
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton
2. 95 Cris Muhler Brighton
3. 77 Jeff Hansen Berthoud
4. 44 Justin Case Brighton
5. 0 Ron ONeil Colorado Springs
6. 17 Jeremy Barclay(R) Thornton
7. 55g Gary Land (R) Littleton
8. 57B Brady Balderston Parker
9. 19 Brent Miller(R) Brighton
DNS 13 Darin Clark
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley
2. 75 Levi Greenly(R) Kersey
3. 3 Michael Cox Englewood
4. 9 John Patee Thornton
5. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada
6. 30 Jared Keener Westminster
7. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton
8. 02D Darrell Smith Littleton
9. 51 Jax Hughes (R) Lakewood
10. 18 Robert Davey Aurora
11. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle
12. 26 Taylor Dragoon(R) Aurora
13. 56 Eric Pierce Mead
14. 22 Justin Upmeyer (R) Evans
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 34 Randy Whitman Ft Collins
2. 3 Ron O’Neil
3. 90 Frank Denning III Golden
4. 6d Rick Duckworth (R) Arvada
5. 55 Gary Land Littleton
6. 12 Jaime Bubak Thornton
Cars: #28 Haha McCaslin Cain
Trucks: #420 Jake Schroder