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(Dacono, CO. 07-03-2011) Late Model #42 Ronnie Hults started all the way back in 14th position and worked his way to the front taking the lead from #66 Darren Bucklen with 29 laps to go. Ronnie took the Late Model win, #46 Rick Lothert won the Super Stock main, #22 Chris Eggleston won the legend feature, and #3 Harold Evans won the ERA Supermodified main event. At the end of the night the packed stands were treated to an award winning fireworks show, God bless America!
Pair A Dice Interiors Sportsman
A beautiful field of 19 Sportsman lined up for an epic 50 lap Mid-Season Championship Feature event at Colorado National Speedway. #58 Jeff Webb was on the pole and last year's champion #46 Eric "Blackie" Blackard was on the outside. The driver to beat this season #98 Lee Kemmit was inside row two and #8 Jeff Walbaum was on the outside. On the very first lap, car #62 Jim Bob Rogers and #02 Rick Hunt made contact sending Jim Bob into the wall ending his night. On the restart the familiar green #46 of Eric Blackard had the lead followed closely by #8 Walbaum. 15 laps into the feature and teammates Lee Kemmit and #6 Tommy Roe worked their way around Walbaum and Blackard and were battling each other for the lead. #58 Jeff Webb made hard contact with the wall and sent a shower of sparks down the backstraight with 29 laps remaining in the race ending his night. The double-file restart pitted GTI teammates Kemmit and Roe side by side but it was the rocket-fast Kemmit that maintained a slight lead until Kemmit's car began to sound rough and pulled off the track ending his winning streak and relinquishing the lead to Roe. The only thing between Roe and the win was a pack of lapped cars that were not going to move out of the way, Roe made a daring pass splitting the lapped cars and bringing the crowd to their feet. Tommy took the win followed by #8 Jeff Walbaum, #46 Eric Blackard, #41 Dale Reeder, and #45 Grant Simpson rounded out the top 5.
Qualifying race winners #98 Lee Kemmit & #46 Eric Blackard
Gillett Vet Late Models
The first three rows of the Gillett Vet Clinic Late Model feature event was filled with some of the fastest late models in the western United States. #27 Roger Avants, and #66 Darren Bucklen were on the front row. #12 Bruce Yackey, #22 Chris Eggleston, #31 Rick Smith, and #74 Dan Savage made up the next two rows. Darren Bucklen grabbed an early lead gaining a 3 car length advantage over Avants and Yackey. With twenty two laps to go #14 Mark Bybee spun on the backstretch bringing out the caution setting up a thrilling restart and some great door handle to door handle racing for the lead with Bucklen and Yackey thrilling the fans. Meanwhile Eggleston and Savage had worked their way around Avants and were gaining on the leaders. Bruce "the moose" Yackey did everything in his power to get by Bucklen including some contact coming out of turn two but Darren stayed steady and ran the high line to perfection taking the win followed by Yackey, Savage, Eggleston, Avants, and #7 Adam Deines.
Qualifying race winners: 74 Dan Savage & 31 Rick Smith
Effective immediately all participants in the Super Stock division at Colorado National Speedway (CNS) will have the option to install, at their discretion, a manual transmission. Manual transmissions must be an OEM production transmission utilizing the OEM configuration with no modifications. Racing transmissions will not be allowed. It is recommended that participants seek CNS technical staff approval for the type and configuration of a questionable part prior to entering the car for competition. Automatic transmissions will remain a legal option. The clutch assembly, as defined below, must be OEM parts with no aluminum whatsoever in the construction. Clutch assemblies must weigh no less than 30 pounds to include flywheel, clutch disc and plate and all attaching hardware. High performance clutch parts will not be allowed including Manufacturer (i.e. GM, Ford, Mopar ect.) high performance cataloged parts. Aftermarket hydraulic throw out bearings, master cylinders, slave cylinders and pedal assemblies will be allowed subject to approval of mounting by CNS technical staff. OEM bell housings must be utilized with no modifications to ensure that the structural integrity is maintained and are subject to inspection for any deformities including cracks. A scatter shield will be permitted.
Colorado National Speedway
Director of Competition & Tech
Each tire will now be marked at the race track when purchased with a detection agent provided by the manufacturer. This marking must not be molested in any way after application. The Tech Officials will also durometer all tires during pre-race tech. All tires must fall within a margin of +/- 5 on the durometer reading compared to new tire specifications from Hoosier Tire. In addition, markings will be randomly checked for the detection of softening agents. If any tire fails to meet any of these criteria, penalties will be assessed as follows:
Automatic disqualification, loss of points and money earned for the night, in addition to a $1000.00 fine.
In the event of a 2nd violation the fine will become an immediate suspension, loss of all points for the year and a $2,500.00 fine.
Please note that all fines must be paid prior to competing again at Colorado National Speedway.
If you have pre-purchased tires they will need to be brought back to CNS for marking.
Director of Competition
The CNS staff would like to thank all the drivers in all the various divisions for putting on a great show but most importantly the fans which turned out in huge numbers making it clear that this type of event should become a yearly tradition.
(Dacono, CO 06-18-2011) On a beautiful Father's Day evening a packed Colorado National Speedway grandstand saw up-and-coming NASCAR star Chris Eggleston take the late model win followed by last years champion "Speedy" Ronnie Hults.
Gillet Vet Clinic Late Models
#22 Chris Eggleston and #12 Bruce Yackey paced the field at the start of the 40 lap Gillet Vet Clinic CNS late model main event. Eggleston found his groove and built an early lead over last year's champion #42 "Speedy" Ronnie Hults. The real battle was for third as #12 Bruce Yackey, #83 Jim Sikes Jr., #74 Dan Savage, and #27 Roger Avants swapped positions lap after lap keeping the CNS crowd on the edge of their seats. The young but seasoned Chris Eggleston navigated lapped traffic to perfection and held off "speedy" Ronnie Hults to take the win. #12 Bruce Yackey was in third, #83 Jim Sikes Jr., came in fourth and #74 Dan Savage rounded out the top five.
Qualifying race winners: #66 Darren Bucklen & #42 Ronnie Hults
- Dan Savage holds off Roger Avants at CNS
- Lee Kemmit comes from dead last to win the Sportsman feature during Coor's Night at CNS
- Mother Nature wins the Late Model feature but Kemmit, Nugent, and Medina shine for the fans.
- Roger Avants wins SUNOCO Race to the Finish.
- May 14th races cancelled due to wet and cold weather forecast.
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