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.
Friday, Sept 25th we'll open our gates for our 2nd to last event of the 2009 season. Plenty of your favorite drivers will be out to start hot laps at 10AM SHARP. The price you pay to enter - $0. You read correctly, there is no charge to enter this event! Call in sick, take a vacation day... do whatever you can to come down and enjoy the day with us.
While you watch hot laps from 10AM - 3PM, the beer garden will be open in hospitality, ready to slake your thirst with moderately priced beer. Come hungry because our concessions will be open, serving our entire menu of great food all day long. Have a hot rod, street rod, rat rod, classic or vintage car or bike that you want to show off? After we finish up with hot laps, we'll ask anyone who'd like to participate to bring their car to the track for the last car show of the season.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL
Starting at 6PM we'll have a band on hand to sing us into the evening. The whole thing wraps up at 9PM!
Racing, beer, food, music, dancing and MORE?!? You'd be crazy not to miss our farewell party. So play hooky Friday September 25th and we'll see ya at CNS!
You've Gotta Be Here!
One of the most popular and well liked drivers at Colorado National Speedway is Richard "the Rock" Burton and as many of you might know Richard was struck by lightening on September 9th. All of us at CNS have been praying for Richard who remains in the hospital. This event has sent shockwaves through the Colorado Racing community.
Regular updates regarding Richard's condition as well as the out pouring of prayers and well wishes are being shared at BigWestRacing.com. Please feel to stop by Big West Racing and check on Richard's condition and send your well wishes along as well.
These last two races will be the most intense of the season! Everything is riding on these events so expect the racing to be tighter, faster and the most suspenseful it's been all year long!
The Snap-on Tools Challenge Cup XXXV
09-19-2009 (SS F8 LEG MC SM BUS)
Get ready for an intimidating field of Super Stocks. The insane Figure Eighters will be here for some close calls in the X. Legend drivers Wayne Barlock and Kyle Clegg will duke it out for second in points, so you won't want to miss our last Legend race of the season. The modified coupes will be here for some open wheel racing and the lightning fast Super Modified will bring a serious competition to the track as well. And of course, it just wouldn't be the same without those ridiculous buses to finish the evening off.
RED BULL STUNT TEAM
The Red Bull motorcycle stunt team will be performing at CNS during intermission at this weekends race (9-19-2009). You wont want to miss this!
09-26-2009 2009 (LM 100 LAPS PT SP GAM TR)
It'll be a sad farewell on Saturday, September 29th but don't go getting all teary eyed on us... we've still got racing to do! It's the Final Late Model bout of the 2009 season. Cris Muhler will bring his "A" game to defend his crown against Bruce "the moose" Yackey in a 100 lap Late Model Main event. Roger Avants, "speedy" Ronnie Hults and Rick Smith will be on hand to give Muhler and the Moose a run for their money.
The Pro Trucks will hit the track as well, along with the Sportsman and the Grand American Modified. The trains will cap off the 2009 season at Colorado National Speedway.
The final two special events at CNS will be only $15 for adults, $6 for kids and as always, little ones get in free with a free hot dog!
Firework show after the races on Saturday night!
CNS PACE CAR GIVEAWAY
The Positive Spin, Thunder Kids Official CNS Pace Car drawing giveaway will be held September 26th on the final night of the CNS season.
The Speedway will move the events scheduled for September 12, 2009 to Saturday September 26, 2009. The Challenge Cup part II scheduled for Saturday September 19 will take place as scheduled. The change in schedule will force the cancelation of the “Outlaw Cup” that had been originally scheduled for the 26th of September, but at this time the practice session and car show scheduled for Friday September 25 will take place as schedule.
- Eggleston Burns Up the Pepsi Labor Day Weekend Shoot Out
- Darren Crocker Wins Night 1 of the Pepsi Labor Day Weekend Shoot Out
- CNS Awards Banquet
- 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
- Two HUGE events at CNS wind down August 2009
- Paulie Harraka Takes His First Win at the NASCAR Toyota/Napa Camping World Series West
- Camping World West at Colorado National Speedway
- 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
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