Another Win by Chris Muhler Makes Him the Point Leader
Saturday, 27 June 2009 23:04
Rocky’s Autos Late Models
A beautiful Colorado summer evening was settling in and last weekends twin 40 lap feature winners Cris Muhler and Darren Roberston were set to battle along with 17 other of the best late model drivers in the country.
When the 40 lap main event started, #10 Tyler Chrisinger had the pole with #27 Roger Avants on the outside. #03 Happy Ferree had the inside of row two with the intimidating #11 car of Darren Robertson beside him. #95 Chris Muhler was on the outside of row 3.
When the green flag waved, Chrisinger moved to the front as Muhler sped into 3rd. Robertson saw an opening on lap 5 and took the lead. The speedy #42 Ronnie Hults found his way from 8th to 4th. There they were, Robertson, Muhler, Chrisinger and Hults 4 of the fastest at CNS. Neither Muhler nor Robertson gave an inch to the other as they sped round, swapping paint, lap after lap. Meanwhile Hults was a mere car length behind and gaining.
At lap 31 the leaders were approaching lapped traffic. The three leaders navigated through the lapped traffic while staying within striking distance of each other. It was Muhler in 1st, Robertson in 2nd and Hults in 3rd. Robertson pressed onward. Muhler wasn’t giving a thing! At the white flag Robertson pulled up past Muhler on the inside. On the final lap, Muhler took back the lead in dramatic fashion. At the checkered it was #95 Chris Muhler for the win with Robertson following only a few inches behind. Ronnie Hults was 3rd followed by #12 Bruce Yackey in 4th and #27 Roger Avants in 5th.
1 #95 CRISTOFER MUHLER, 2 #11 DARREN ROBERTSON, 3 #42 RONNIE HULTS, 4 #12 BRUCE YACKEY, 5 #27 ROGER AVANTS, 6 #10 TYLER CHRISINGER, 7 #31 RICHARD SMITH, 8 #74 DAN SAVAGE, 9 #77 STEVEN YACKEY, 10 #91 CHRIS ATKINSON, 11 #88 GREG FOWLER, 12 #48 ED VECCHIARELLI JR, 13 #9 NICK BURTON, 14 #78 DARREN CROCKER, 15 #03 HAPPY FERREE, 16 #76 CHAD COWAN, 17 #63 BUTCH TILTON, 18 #33 EMETT GRAZIER
Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks12 Pro Trucks lined up for this weeks feature event.
It was a 30 lap A Main with #34 Rudy Vanderwal on the pole, #5 Troy Whittar on the outside, followed by #0 Billy Harkins on the inside of row 2 with #1 Happy Ferree riding along side him. #32 Mark Neff followed on the inside of row 3.
Coming out of turn 4 on lap 1, Harkins, Whittar, Neff, Vanderwal and Happy Ferree came around like a pack of hungry wolves nipping at each other’s heels. Harkins came out on top and his lead widened as Ferree patiently navigated through the field and moved into 3rd. At lap 7, contact between Vanderwal, Ferree and Neff caused Neff’s #32 Truck to spin out into the dirt. Neff lost his position and the gang slowed down for the yellow. On the double file restart Happy sprang into the lead as Neff who was in the back of the field, slammed into the wall coming out of turn 4 and left the track.
Happy, Harkins and Deines continued to speed around the track in single file. Happy pulled away for a 5 car length lead while Harkins held off the approaching Deines. Happy held it together for the win! He was followed past the checkered by Billy Harkins, Adam Deines, Roger Avants and Troy Witthar.
1 #1 HAPPY FERREE, 2 #0 BILLY HARKINS, 3 #7 ADAM DEINES, 4 #27 ROGER AVANTS, 5 #5 TROY WITTHAR, 6 #36 RICHARD BURTON, 7 #15 MICHAEL BERNARD, 8 #76 #GERALD GARDNER, 9 #51 #CHRIS CARLSON, 10 #34 RUDY VANDERWAL, 11 #17 #JONATHON LINDBERG, 12 #32 MARK NEFF
Comfort Shack Sportsman24 sportsman marched tightly in double file like a platoon ready for battle. With the sun setting to the west, these cars looked ready to impress. #58 Jeff Webb had the pole with #84 Bruce Bochardt on the outside. #46 Blackey Blackard had the inside of row 2 with #62 Jim Bob Rogers on the outside.
Bochardt and Jim Bob burnt rubber as they made their way to the front of the field. Before long Jim Bob pulled to the inside of Bochardt and the two made it an old fashion barn burner through several laps. A spin out toward the back of the field resulted in caution and the crowd waited anxiously for the battle to commence.
The ground shook as the 24 contenders approached the green flag. It was déjà vu as the Jim Bob in the 62 and #84 Bruce Bochardt went right back at it. Jim Bob made short work of the duel, taking the lead by mere inches. Yet another spin brought on another double file restart. Jim Bob and Bochardt went back at it like old rivals lap after lap. It seemed Bochardt would come out victorious but Jim Bob dug his tires into the track and kept with him. You could throw a blanket over the top ten cars as they all battled for position.
With 2 to go, Bochardt made a mad dash for the lead leaving Jim Bob to lose 3 places. #84 Bruce Bochardt took the win along with the insane applause from the enthralled crowd. Jeff Webb took 2nd, followed by #41 Doug Jensen, Jim Bob and #6 Tommy Roe.
1 #84 BRUCE BORCHARDT, 2 #58 JEFF WEBB, 3 #41 DOUG JENSEN, 4 #62 JAMES ROGERS, 5 #6 TOMMY ROE, 6 #99 NICHOLAS BRINLEE, 7 #46 ERIC BLACKARD, 8 #49 DENNIS POBANZ, 9 #8 JEFFREY WALBAUM, 10 #02 RICHARD HUNT, 11 #39 SCOTT ESTES, 12 #3 WADE GROVE, 13 #55 CRAIG HOLMES, 14 #26 #DALE REEDER, 15 #67 STEPHANIE BROWN, 16 #21 TROY MEYER, 17 #83 #GREG WOHLCKE, 18 #00 STEVEN MAAS, 19 #01 PETE MAAS, 20 #44 RANDOLPH MOSSMAN, 21 #18 #DENNIS J STEPANICH, 22 #28 ALAN CARTER, 23 #98 LEE KEMMIT, 24 #38 FRANKIE ESTES, 25 #47 CHRISTOPHER ANGLIM
CARC Mod CoupesIt was a 25 lap Mod Coupe main event.
The race started with #56 rookie Michael Fetters on the pole. #29 David Johnson had the inside with #17 Scott Rhoades & #55 Gary Land behind in row 2. #24 Chad Guilford followed on the inside of row three.
Right off the get go, David Johnson showed his stuff with a leap into 1st place. Gary Land dove into 2nd. At lap 10 Johnson and Land began to drag race as they approached lapped traffic. At lap 14 Gary Land rocketed ahead for a 10 car length lead. Land stayed smooth and took the win followed by Johnson, Rhoades, Cory Gordon and Chet Graham.
1 #55 GARY LAND, 2 #29 DAVID JOHNSON, 3 #21 CORY GORDON, 4 #33 CHET GRAHAM, 5 #17 SCOTT RHOADES, 6 #45 CARL VAIR, 7 #56 #MICHAEL FETTERS,8 #51 JOE SULLIVAN, 9 #8 ANDY HAMPTON, 10 #91 #JAMIE GREIVE, 11 #24 CHAD GUILFORD, 12 #88 SCOTT BREMKAMP
Legends21 Legends rolled out for the 25 lap main event.
#66 Kyle Clegg had the pole with #21 Terry Plummer on the outside. #3 Wayne Barlock had the inside of row 2 with #8 Jon Krizman on the outside. Terry Plummer moved into the lead right off the bat with Jon Krizman hot on his tail. Only two laps in and Krizman moved around the inside for the lead. Krizman’s lead grew as Clegg tried to maneuver around Terry Plummer for second. Plummer spun out on lap 13 making way for Kyle Clegg to take 2nd. At lap 18, the leader Jon Krizman went way high and Clegg slipped quickly into the lead! Caution followed on lap 19 leaving us all to wonder who’d come out on top. On the double file restart, Clegg showed that his lead was well deserved, getting the jump on the field. With only two to go, Krizman was making consistent attempts for the lead.
The #51 legend of A.J. Canada spun out, in turn two and it went to yellow which set up a green and white checkered. In the end, Clegg held his lead for his first ever A Main win at Colorado National Speedway. He was followed by Jon Krizman & Terry Plummer.
1 #66 KYLE CLEGG, 2 #8 JON KRIZMAN, 3 #21 TERRY PLUMMER, 4 #03 DARRELL STEWART, 5 #3 WAYNE BARLOCK, 6 #73 ZACK POWELL, 7 #16 TIMOTHY FAATZ, 8 #62 PHIL PECONI, 9 #7 COREY SEIP, 10 #24 DEREK KOPP, 11 #78 BRITTANY DUNCAN, 12 #99 GREG O'DOWNELL, 13 #57 JASON STEWERT, 14 #84 MICHAEL WEBBER, 15 #51 A.J. CANADA, 16 #4 #GARY KOPP, 17 #07 WILLIAM SEIP, 18 #75 #DOUG ULANDER, 19 #9 JOSHUA BANDSTRA, 20 #95 LUKE ULANDER
Trains6 laps of craziness!
See results below...
1 #11 WAYNE ACHZIGER, 2 #8 LEON ELLISON, 3 #80 JASON SEAY, 4 #22 TWO TWO TWAIN, 5 #25 Train of Fools, 6 #0 TOM JOHNSON