Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2012 08:11 Saturday, 14 April 2012 19:35
Sunoco Grand American Modifieds
John Seely returned to CNS and won his first race back on the track. (Starr photo)
(Dacono CO - 04-14-2012) A great field of Grand American Modifieds were on hand to compete in a 40 lap main event with a $1,000 payoff, yet Mother Nature had other plans and cut the event short just after intermission.
In 2011 the Grand American Modifieds and the CARC Mod Coupes combined to race in a single division but in 2012 both divisions have full fields of cars and are now racing separatly once again. The Sunoco Grand American Modifieds appear to be stronger than ever as a fast field of 23 cars showed up for the first race of the season at CNS - fittingly on Sunoco Racing Fuel Night at CNS.
#1 Jay Fields flexed his muscle in qualifying and set quick time with a blistering 16.904. In the first of two DASH races #66 John Seely and #4T Brad Tilton battled hard but when Tilton spun down the back straight Seely cruised to the win and picked up 3 championship points. In the FAST DASH #44 Justin Case held off a charging #95 Dave Finely and #1 Jay Fields to take the win. That set the stage for a great feature event but it was at that point that the rain began to fall and the event was cut short.
FAST DASH Winner: #44 Justin Case
DASH Winner: #66 John Seely
Qualifying: Quick Time #1 Jay Fields 16.904
Pair A Dice Interior Finishes Sportsman
In the Sportsman FAST DASH #41 Mark Neff did what hasn't been done very often in the last few years at CNS in the sportsman division, he won a race that #98 Lee Kemmit was competing in. Kemmit came in 3rd and Mark Neff's Jing Daddy teammate #32 Jace Hanson was second. The other DASH was the wildest race of the night as #53 Joshua Meranda and #97 Adam Gastineau battled door handle to door handle throughout the race. At the finish Gastineau slide high squeezing Meranda into the wall causing Meranda to bounce off the wall sending him back into Gastineau and they both crashed across the finish line. Gastineau won the race in a cloud of dust and sparks. Meranda came in 2nd and #58 Jeff Webb was 3rd.
#97 Adam Gastineau and #53 Joshua Miranda crash accross the finish line. (Starr photo)
FAST DASH Winner: #41 Mark Neff
DASH Winner: #97 Adam Gastineau
Qualifying: Quick Time #98 Lee Kemmit 17.533
Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks
Pro Truck #11 Stevie Johnson led flag to flag to take the Pro Truck FAST DASH, #06 Adam Hilton and #36 Matt Burton followed Johnson to the line.
DASH Winner: #11 Steve Johnson
Qualifying: Quick Time #36 Matt Burton 16.991