Blackey Blackard Takes the Season Opener at CNS
17 Sportsman hit the track for the 30 lap A Main. #49 Dennis Pobanz had the pole with #43 Stan Griffin on the outside. #84 Bruce Borchardt had the inside of row 2 with #46 Blackey Blackard on his outside, #62 Jim Bob Rogers had the inside of row 3.
It was a wild race for the lead through 4 straight laps. Blackey, the winner of the evening's 2nd qualifier took the lead with the winner of the evening's Sportsman Dash #62 Jim Bob Rogers moving quickly behind him into 2nd.
The leaders began racing seamlessly through lapped traffic at lap 15.
It was a clean A Main with Blackey finishing in 1st followed by Jim Bob Rogers and Bruce Borchardt. Hard charger #55 Craig Holmes started in 10th and finished in 4th place.
2009 is in the Record Books!
Bruce "the moose" Yackey takes his 2nd consecutive Late Model Season Championship
Point leader Bruce "the moose" Yackey started on the pole for the 100 lap Rocky's Autos Late Model A Main. 2nd in points, #95 Cris Muhler started in 11th and 3rd in points, #27 Roger Avants had the inside of row 2. 4th in points, speedy Ronnie Hults started in 8th. Bruce Yackey led the first 10, caution-filled laps. Roger Avants stole the lead at lap 11 as a yellow flag flew due to a spin out on the back stretch. Yackey and Avants lined it back up for a double file restart. Yackey took his lead back, but not for long! Avants was sneaking up along the outside and passed him at lap 18. Meanwhile, Hults was patiently moving up the field and took 5th. #57 wrecked at lap 25 when he ran head first into a pile up between turns 2 and 3. Avants, Paul Deines and Eggleston all got hooked up on the restart and blew past Bruce Yackey. It was a 3 car race for first! Avants was able to stick his lead with Eggleston riding close behind. Deines and Speedy Ronnie Hults were 2 car lengths back ready to pounce on the leaders and Robertson was speedily moving up the field. Another spin out brought on more caution lining up the fastest of the fastest for 50 more laps of A Main racing. Eggleston started on the outside of row 1 and ran away with the lead. Ronnie Hults moved up the field via the outside taking 2nd. Another restart saw Hults into the lead. This time he sprouted wings and took off for an 8 car length lead over the rest of the field. Yet another spin out, this time between turns 3 and 4 brought out the red flag. The race resumed with Hults and Eggleston dragging racing as they swapped 1st place back and forth. Chris Eggleston had the lead on a single file restart which sealed his fate as the winner of the 35th annual Snap-On tools, Rocky's Autos Late Model Challenge Cup! Hults finished 2nd, followed by Roger Avants and our season champion #12 Bruce Yackey.
The 1st Snap-On Tools Challenge Cup Goes Off Without a Hitch
Saturday, September 19th marked the 2nd to last event of the year at Colorado National Speedway. It was the 35th annual Snap-On Tools challenge cup. Over one hundred drivers in 6 different division showed up. Modified Coupes, Super Modified, Figure 8s, Legends and Super Stocks would take to the track for their last night of the 2009 season.
All of the ERA super mod guys delivered what was by far, one of their best races of the season at CNS. #11 Nick Haygood started dead last and spent the first 5 laps charging through the field to take 2nd behind #40 Harry Stone. Things changed for the top dogs when Paco Moralles' #14 supermodified blew up. The field lined back up for a single file restart and it was a safe bet that Haygood would take over the lead. This was not the case. Stone took off on the restart, regaining his massive lead in an instant. With his eyes set on another win, Haygood steadily reeled in Harry Stone until the very last moment, finally passing him AT THE FINISH LINE for the win by about 6 inches. Haygood won the race, but Rich Castor Jr took 3rd place along with the season championship! Congrats to our winners Nick Haygood and Rich Castor Jr! We'll see you guys next year.
Eggleston Burns Up the Pepsi Labor Day Weekend Shoot Out
Sunday night concluded the Pepsi Labor Day weekend Shoot Out at Colorado National Speedway. Clear skies ushered in an unforgettable night of racing. The Legends brought 4 different divisions to race in 2 separate features. The Pros and Masters matched up against each other and the Semi Pros raced along side the Young Lions (Legends drivers 16 and under). The winners of tonightís Legend features would take a spot in the Asphalt Nationals in Lanier, GA.
The Super Modifieds rounded up the evening's events, followed by the Sportsman. The Pro Trucks came out to headline the program for their second to last feature of the season. Both Mark Neff and Billy Harkins were riding on the heels of point leader Adam Deines. All we could do was wait (on the edge of our seats) to see what would happen.
- Darren Crocker Wins Night 1 of the Pepsi Labor Day Weekend Shoot Out
- Blackie Blackard Wins the Colorado Hall of Fame & CVOR Race of Champions
- Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. sweeps the Rocky's Autos Late Model Ride 911 Memorial Race
- Paulie Harraka Takes His First Win at the NASCAR Toyota/Napa Camping World Series West
- It's Déjà vu for the Whelen NASCAR Knock-Out as Hults and Robertson Each Take Home Another Win.
- Robertson and Hults Win the Performance Wheel & Tire and USG Asphalt Assault
- Cris Muhler Pulls Out Another Win at the Coors Light Late Model Twin 40s
- The Moose Wins the Camping World Summer Shoot-Out
- Muhler & Yackey win the Front Range Dodge Dealer Mid-Season Championship Finale.
- Jeff Walbaum wins night one of the Dodge Dealers Mid-Season Championship
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