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The Rocky's Autos Late Models kicked things off with qualifying. #22 Chris Eggleston hot off his win at Dixie Motor Speedway in the ASA Late Model Series Northern Division didn't miss a beat and set quicktime with a blazing fast 16.003.
In the first of two main events for the Sunoco Fuel Grand American Modifieds car #44 Justin Case and car #69 Forest Smith started on the front row. Forest Smith had mechanical issues at the drop of the green which caused major jockeying of positions on lap one. Shawn Trackwell in the number 16 spun causing a chain reaction and several cars were damaged and unable to continue. Justin Case pressured Ed Vecchiarelli lap after lap in the early stages of the race but crafty Ed Vecchiarelli held him at bay. Car #95 Dave Finley and the #08 of series points leader Jace Hanson battled for 3rd place. But at the checkered flag it was veteran driver Ed Vecchiarelli taking the first feature win of the night.
Not to be outdone by his father Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. in car #48 won his ever late model feature event at Colorado National Speedway. Twenty two rocket fast Rocky's Autos Late Models took the track for the first of two 40 lap main events. After an early yellow, surprise leader Ed Vecchiarell Jr. paced the field with Darren Robertson right behind. On lap nine Ed Jr. got loose and Darren went low to take the lead. At lap 24, series points leader Chris Muhler spins down the back stretch after contact with #31 Rick Smith bringing out the caution. On the double file restart Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. used the outside line to gain the lead over Darren Robertson and at the stripe it was Ed Vecchiarell Jr. winning his first ever late model main event.
Don't miss the next two events at Colorado National Speedway. The season is winding down but the action at CNS is heating up! Saturday,
August 22, 2009 - RIDE 911 MEMORIAL RIDE AND TRIBUTE RACE
We are very pleased to welcome back for the 5th year the Ride 911 Motorcycle Ride. All individuals, clubs or anyone with any kind of a bike are welcome to participate in this great Memorial Ride honoring those who were killed on September 11, 2001. Event starts and ends at Colorado National speedway. Registration includes a 2 ½ hour ride, laps on the track upon returning and dinner in the VIP hospitality area. Registration starts at 1pm and the ride starts at 3pm. $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. So come out and enjoy this GREAT annual event at CNS. Registration begins at 1pm – Ride at 3pm. Go to their website for additional info. www.ride911.com
Saturday, August 29, 2009 - COLORADO HALL OF FAME AND CVOR RACE OF CHAMPIONS
Colorado National Speedway is very honored to host the2009 Colorado Hall of Fame Inductees. At intermission CHOF will be inducting the Gene and Gerda Hefley Family, George Butland, Alan Batt and JohnnyWitthar. Race fans come and meet the people and their families that have been so important to racing at CNS and Colorado. Also check out the display of vintage race cars with the Colorado Vintage Oval Racers club who will also take some laps at intermission prior to the presentation of the 2009 Inductees
But wait... there's more!!!
Sunday, August 30, 2009 – NEXT DAY JOHNNY WITTHAR RACERS REUNION
And the next day Colorado Vintage Oval Racers presents the “Johnny Witthar Racers Reunion” here at CNS. The reunion takes place from 11am to 4pm in the pits and everyone is welcome. There will be cars of all kinds. Anyone with a custom car, street rod, rat rod, bike as well as vintage and current race cars are welcome to attend. So bring out that really cool car or bike you have sitting in your garage and join in on the fun. . It will be a great day to meet and do a little “bench racing” with the best.
AUGUST 30th EVENT IS FREE AND CONCESSION STAND WILL BE OPEN!
Tonight, August 15th marked the 11th of 13 Camping World West races of the 2009 season. 22 West cars made it out to Colorado National Speedway to race on our 3/8ths oval. If you aren’t paying close attention, you can easily confuse a West car for any of our own Late Models, the difference is simply a larger, heavier engine and a heavier chassis.
This Saturday Colorado National Speedway is set to bring one of the most spectacular shows of the 2009 season.
Camping World West, the regional series dating back to 1954 is coming to our very own 3/8ths paved oval.
The current point leader Jason Bowles will be on deck to defend his point lead, along with a field of around 20 of the fastest West cars this side of the Mississippi river.
The event will be broadcast on Speed later this week (check local listings for date and time) so be prepared to smile for the camera!
As if this national event wasn't enough, we at CNS are prepped to bring you the Sportsman, Figure 8s, Super Modified and the CRAAAAAZY buses.
You're not gonna want to miss it. You've Gotta Be Here!
Rocky's Autos Late Models
As the clouds loomed overhead at Colorado National Speedway, the fans packed the stands hoping that Mother Nature would finally take a break from her newfound Saturday rain shower tradition. It would appear that hoping wasn’t enough. For just as Cris Muhler took the lead over Ronnie Hults after a double file restart half way through the first Rocky's Autos Late Model A Main, the rain started to pour, ending the event. Thus, Cris Muhler took his 5th win of the season, holding on to his point lead for another night.
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