Hansen and Ursetta Win the Memorial Day Double Header

(Dacono 05-28 & 29-2016) Dominic Ursetta from Arvada Colorado capped off a fantastic weekend of racing and fireworks by using a late race caution to narrowly beat Westminster’s Darren Robertson in the 100 lap High Country Harley Davidson Memorial Day Race in the Super Late Models. On the first night of action Jace Hansen in the #08 Super Late Model led every lap of the 103.5 The FOX Honoring our Vets feature winning his 2nd race of the young 2016 season.

05-29-2016

Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models

The final event of the massive 2-night Memorial Day celebration at CNS was the High Country Harley Davidson 100 lap Super Late Model race featuring a fantastic field of 23 Super Late Models. #32 Brett Yackey and #22 Chris Eggleston paced the field at the start of the race and Eggleston took control early. Darren Robertson in the #11 came from the outside of the second row to pressure Eggleston for the lead. Robertson used the low line to perfection to grab the spot and begin to build his lead.

There were a couple of crashes during the event. #58 Kyle Ray hit the turn 3 wall while trying to avoid cars that had slowed in front of him but the most serious crash was when #91 Chris Atkinson and #55 Rick Runkle hit the turn 2 wall hard while trying to avoid a spinning Brett Yackey in the #32 car. While there where no injuries in any of the crashes it did end the night for several drivers.

SLM runkle damage

Rick Runkle’s car suffered major damage after making hard contact with the turn 2 wall (Starr photo)

Up-front Robertson continued to lead but it was #6 Dominic Ursetta who had worked his way into second place well behind the leader that would eventually change the outcome of the race. It didn’t appear that Ursetta would be able to catch Robertson and in fact was slightly slower according to the electronic timing system.

#11 Darren Robertson and #6 Dominic Ursetta battle for the win in the 100 lap feature (Starr photo)

#11 Darren Robertson and #6 Dominic Ursetta battle for the win in the 100 lap feature (Starr photo)

Debris on the front straightaway brought out the caution with just 10 laps to go giving Ursetta one last shot at Robertson for the lead. Darren elected to take the low lane and give Ursetta the top groove. The 10 lap shootout between these two drivers was intense with each one taking a turn poking his nose out front. On more than one occasion it looked like both Robertson and Ursetta would get a little loose allowing the other to creep back out front but neither driver was giving an inch making for a fantastic finish. When the two cars crossed the line it was Ursetta by a slight margin over Robertson who settled for 2nd place. The incredible race was one of the best we have seen in recent memory as Ursetta and Robertson raced each other hard but clean demonstrating fantastic skill at a frantic pace. #84 Matt Zwingleberg took home the 3rd spot with #12 Bruce “the Moose” Yackey in 4th. Eggleston was the final finisher in the top 5.

Dominic Ursetta in winner's circle after taking the High Country Harley Davidson 100 (Starr photo)

Dominic Ursetta in winner’s circle after taking the High Country Harley Davidson 100 (Starr photo)

The Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models will be back in action Saturday June 18th

FEATURE: #6 Dominic Ursetta
FAST DASH: #6 Dominic Ursetta
DASH: #39f Happy Feree

Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks

AJ Warren in the #2 Pro Truck wasted no time jumping out to massive lead on the field in the Snap-On Tools Pro Truck feature event. #1 Jay Fields was all alone in 2nd place and a fantastic battle for 3rd place shaped up between #34 Rudy Vanderwal, #9 Curtis Heldenbrand, #43 Kody Vanderwal, and #36 Matt Burton.

AJ Warren celebrates in winner' circle at CNS (Starr photo)

AJ Warren celebrates in winner’ circle at CNS (Starr photo)

By the end of the race Warren would build a 5 second lead over his nearest competitor leading every lap and taking the win. Fields would finish 2nd put fail his technical inspection allowing Kody Vanderwal to inherit the 2nd place spot. Kody’s dad Rudy took home 3rd place and Heldenbrand and #8 Jeff Walbaum rounded out the top 5.

The Pro Trucks return to action on June 11th.

FEATURE: #2 AJ Warren
FAST DASH: #8 Jeff Walbaum

Great Scotts Eatery Super Stocks

On the opening lap of the Great Scotts Eatery Super Stock feature event #22 Brian Yackey made a daring move under pole sitter #18 Robert Davey in turn 2 to grab second place. #96 Michael Steward had the lead until lap 5 when Yackey was finally able to take the spot and settle into his groove. #75 Levi Greenly would prove to be Yackey’s only threat in the event but was never able to close in and make a move to pass the leader.

#22 Brian Yackey makes a daring move to grab 2nd place on lap one of the Super Stock feature (Starr photo)

#22 Brian Yackey makes a daring move to grab 2nd place on lap one of the Super Stock feature (Starr photo)

Brian Yackey went on to win his first ever Super Stock feature at CNS with Greenly settling for 2nd place. #9 Curtis Heldenbrand ran strong and finished in 3rd place with #43 Kody Vanderwal close behind. The final spot in the top 5 went to #3 Michael Cox.

The Super Stocks will return to action at CNS Saturday June 11th during the NAPA/Toyota 150.

FEATURE: #22 Brian Yackey
FAST DASH: #22 Brian Yackey
DASH: #51 Jax Hughes

Lincoln College Pure Stocks

Rebecca Simpson in the #45 Lincoln College Pure Stock jumped out to a huge lead in the 25 lap feature event starting from the pole position. All eyes were on the action behind Simpson as Josh Friberg in the #26, Jeff Dempewolf in the #06, Michael Matthiesen in the #31, #7 David Robinson, and Tyler Davis in the #33 were battling for position. These 5 drivers were furiously moving through lapped traffic all vying for 2nd place. At one point Tyler Davis went low coming out of turn 4 sliding sideways to make a pass on a slower car thrilling the fans.

The Pure Stock action throughout the field thrilled the fans on Memorial Day weekend at CNS (Starr photo)

The Pure Stock action throughout the field thrilled the fans on Memorial Day weekend at CNS (Starr photo)

Eventually this pack of cars caught up to Simpson and began to pressure her for the lead. Unfortunately for Simpson she spun coming out of turn four and relinquished the lead to Dempewolf. Dempewolf built a large lead but in the final laps Davis and Robinson came charging towards the front but it wouldn’t be enough as Dempewolf would take his first win of the 2016 season. Davis grabbed second place, Friberg was 3rd, Michael Matthiesen took 4th and Robinson settled for 5th.

Jeff Dempewolf celebrates his first win of the 2016 season at CNS (Starr photo)

Jeff Dempewolf celebrates his first win of the 2016 season at CNS (Starr photo)

The Pure Stocks return to action Saturday June 18th.

FEATURE: #06 Jeff Dempewolf
FAST DASH: #06 Jeff Dempewolf
DASH: #31 Mike Mathiesen

ERA Supermodifieds

The ERA Supermodifieds line up for the green flag on Memorial Day weekend at CNS (Starr photo)

The ERA Supermodifieds line up for the green flag on Memorial Day weekend at CNS (Starr photo)

The ERA Supermodifieds made their first appearance of 2016 and it was #2 Richie Castor Jr. who came from his 6th place starting spot to dominate and win the feature event. Castor’s great run in the feature came as somewhat of a surprise because he couldn’t seem to get the car running at all in his heat race. The only competition to Castor in the feature was from #13 Ricky Otts who used slower traffic to catch Castor near the finish but it was too little too late as the Castor took the win. Behind Castor and Otts it was Kyle Ray in the #58 finishing in 3rd place.

FEATURE: #2 Richie Castor Jr.
FAST DASH: #58 Kyle Ray
DASH: #51 Joe Priselac

05-28-2016

Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models

If there is one thing we have learned so far in the 2016 season it’s that Jace Hansen in the #08 Super Late Model did his homework in the off-season and has become a true force in the division. Hansen won the first feature event of the season on April 2nd and took home the huge win on the night one of the 2-day double header at CNS on Memorial Day weekend. Hansen started the 40 lap feature on the front row along side #58 Kyle Ray who would eventually finish in 2nd place behind Hansen. Jace had to contend with plenty of lapped traffic to keep the lead but he did so with perfection eventually building a 2 second lead on Ray who had earlier set quick time with a blistering 16.288.

Jace Hansen on route to winning night one on the Memorial Day double header (Starr photo)

Jace Hansen on route to winning night one on the Memorial Day double header (Starr photo)

Dominic Ursetta made the biggest move through the field as he started way back in 9th place yet grabbed a 3rd place finish masterfully working up through the large field of cars. #22 Chris Eggleston had a strong 4th place finish while #12 Bruce “the Moose” Yackey took home 5th.

Jace Hansen celebrates his second win of the 2016 season (Starr photo)

Jace Hansen celebrates his second win of the 2016 season (Starr photo)

FEATURE: #08 Jace Hansen
FAST DASH: #6 Dominic Ursetta
DASH: #55 Rick Runkle
QUICKTIME: #58 Kyle Ray 16.288

SUNOCO Race Fuels Grand American Modifieds

Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. in the #48 Grand American Modified won a the feature event that went green from flag to flag. Vecchiarelli’s only real challenge came from Justin Case in the #44 car who gave Ed a run for his money. #0 Ron ONeal cruised home in the 3rd spot with #58 Kyle Ray in 4th. #88 Jeff Walbaum was the final car in the top 5.

Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. celebrates in winner's circle at CNS (Starr photo)

Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. celebrates in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)

Vecchiarelli swept the evening’s events taking home the feature, the FAST DASH, and setting quick time with a 17.200. The Grand American Modifieds will return to action at CNS Saturday June 4th.

FEATURE: #48 Ed Vecchiarelli Jr.
FAST DASH: #48 Ed Vecchiarelli Jr.
DASH: #66 John Seely
QUICKTIME: #48 Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. 17.200
Legend Cars

21 Rocky Mountain Legends Cars took the green flag on night one of the 2-day Memorial Day Race at CNS. #19 Larry Pachello had the pole and rookie driver #48 Cody Dempster was along side. Pachello got a great jump and took the lead but by lap two Danny Medina in the #15 car had pushed out front coming from his 9th place starting spot. #21 Ryan Jones wasn’t about to let Medina walk away with this one as he glued himself to Medina’s bumper for several laps.

#22 Chris Eggleston had an off week from the NASCAR K&N West Series and was also in the battle up front as was new father #66 Kyle Clegg.

The Legends feature was marred by several caution flags but none would prove to be more important than when Cody Dempster spun with 3 laps remaining. On the restart #6 Scotty Scott got into the side of Eggleston going down the back straight fighting for second place. As Eggleston began to spin in turn 3 the entire field of cars scrambled to avoid damage but there was just not enough room and several cars were swept up into the crash. Scotty Scott, Eggleston, Medina, and several other cars suffered race ending damage.

After a lengthy cleanup the race was restarted and Kyle Clegg who had gained the lead prior to the big crash cruised to the victory, his first of the season at CNS. Ryan Jones took second place, #25 Adam Pechman was 3rd, #47 Zach Witherwax finished 4th and Pachello grabbed the final spot in the top 5.

Kyle Clegg in winner's circle after taking the legends car feature event (Starr photo)

Kyle Clegg in winner’s circle after taking the legends car feature event (Starr photo)

The Legend cars will return to action at CNS on Saturday June 18th.
FEATURE: #66 Kyle Clegg
FAST DASH: #22 Chris Eggleston
DASH: #23 Austyn Radosta
QUICKTIME: #22 Chris Eggleston 18.909
DEMOX

Lites: #830 Josh Klapperich
Heavy: #82 Tye Cowell

OFFICIAL RESULTS – 05-29-2016

100 Lap Super Late Model Feature
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada
2. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster
3. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker
4. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley
5. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton
6. 27 Roger Avants Littleton
7. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley
8. 19 Matthew Martinez (R) Thornton
9. 24 Nathan Gasser Evergreen
10. 08 Jace Hansen Broomfield
11. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood
12. 9 Justin Simonson (R) Wheatridge
13. 23 George Maldonado CO Springs
14. 4 Bradley Tilton Cheyenne
15. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle
16. 14 Mark Bybee Littleton
17. 55 Rick Runkle Lakewood
18. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne
19. 39F Happy Feree
20. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton
21. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton
22. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide
DNS 42 Mark Neff Westminster

Pro Trucks
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 2 AJ Warren Berthoud
2. 43 Kody Vanderwal (R) La Salle
3. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle
4. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand(R) Arvada
5. 8 Jeff Walbaum Brighton
6. 5 Troy Witthar Eastlake
7. 36 Matt Burton Englewood
8. 47 Jesse Seigel Castle Rock
DQ 1 Jay Fields Pueblo West

Super Stocks
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley
2. 75 Levi Greenly Kersey
3. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada
4. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle
5. 3 Michael Cox Englewood
6. 3C Chris Cox Littleton
7. 57 Bubba Willox Wellington
8. 96 Michael Steward Commerce City
9. 18 Robert Davey Aurora
10. 51 Jax Hughes Lakewood
11. 02 Darrell Smith Littleton
12. 3% Will Alvarado Ft Lupton
13. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton
14. 11 Steve Maas Longmont
15. 26 Taylor Dragoon Aurora
16. 55 Damian Lockhart Arvada
17. 1 Makayla Grote Lakewood

Pure Stocks
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 06 Jeffrey Dempewolf Denver
2. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette
3. 26 Josh Friberg Westminster
4. 31 Michael Matthiesen Dacono
5. 7 David Robinson Johnstown
6. 45 Rebecca Simpson Co Springs
7. 9 Darin Wainwright Littleton
8. 21 Jamie Ward Denver
9. 8 David Lewis Firestone
10. 96R Rhonda Miller Severance
11. 99 Ryan Raley Jr Thornton
12. 77 Mike Merchant LaSalle
13. 17j Lynette Hoselton Denver
14. 3 Brian Lengvenas Thornton
15. 17 Elizabeth Beierle Platteville
16. 38 James Pfannenstiel Northglen
17. 16 Chris Hageman Arvada
18. 86 Tim Coate Littleton
19. 98 Natalie Phelps Cheyenne
DNS 63 John Ebel Littleton

ERA Supermodifieds
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 2 Richard Castor JR Bennett
2. 13 Ricky Otts New Caney TX
3. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton
4. 1j Luke Johnson (R) Bennett
5. 51 Joe Priselac Commerce City
6. 27 Roger Avants Littleton
7. 4 Cody Castor Bennett
8. 8 John Raecker Littleton
9. 12 Todd Plemons Arvada

OFFICIAL RESULTS – 05-28-2016

Super Late Models
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 08 Jace Hansen Broomfield
2. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton
3. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada
4. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton
5. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley
6. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker
7. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster
8. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley
9. 27 Roger Avants Littleton
10. 24 Nathan Gasser Evergreen
11. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton
12. 9 Justin Simonson (R) Wheatridge
13. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle
14. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne
15. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood
16. 55 Rick Runkle Lakewood
17. 14 Mark Bybee Littleton
18. 80 Ray Daniels Monument
19. 25 Monty Skinner Black Hawk
20. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide
21. 42 Mark Neff Westminster
DNS 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette

Grand American Modifieds
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 48 Eddie Vecchiarelli Brighton
2. 44 Justin Case Brighton
3. 0 Ron ONeil Colorado Springs
4. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton
5. 88 Jeff Walbaum Brighton
6. 33 Emett Grazier Wheatridge
7. 59 Charlie Wilson Primrose
8. 55 Gary Land (R) Littleton
9. 11 Thomas Evans Cheyenne
10. 66 John Seely Parker
11. 51 Joe Mares Jr (R) Aurora
12. 25 Dan Jagoditsh Cheyenne
13. 13 Darin Clark Cheyenne

Legends
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster
2. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada
3. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison
4. 46 Zach Witherwax Arvada
5. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada
6. 48 Cody Dempster (R) Parker
7. 1w Jereme Wall Commerce City
8. 32 Blair Cooper (R) Arvada
9. 51 AJ Canda Castle Rock
10. 17 BreAnn Adkison Cheyenne
11. 47 Jason Hulvey Thornton
12. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater
13. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton
14. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada
15. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs
16. 23 Austyn Radosta Pueblo
17. 2 Chris Cox Littleton
18. 20 Kynzer Riddell Westminster
19. 26 Chris Brunker Lakewood
20. 71x Matt Martinez (R) Parker
21. 10 Adam Romero (R) Denver
22. 6x Phillip Peconi Littleton

DEMOX
Lites: #830 Josh Klapperich
Heavy: #82 Tye Cowell

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