Speedy Dominates First Late Model Race of the Year
Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00
Chris Eggleston means business here at CNS, leading the pack no matter what division he chooses to race in. Tonight the Late Models made their debut and the big question on most minds was "Can Bruce "the moose" Yackey maintain his title for another year against NASCAR up-and-comer Chris Eggleston?"
Speedy's Auto Sales Late Models
Last years late model rookie of the year Ed Vecchiarelli Jr made hard contact with the turn one wall in his qualifier and had to be taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Another pile up crippled Bruce Yackey's #12 Late Model, nearly taking him out of the A Main. A bit of elbow grease brought Yackey's Late Model back to life and he was ready for his first race of the season - he'd start the upcoming A Main, from the rear of the field.
The 40 lap Late Model A Main started out with #66 Darren Bucklen on the pole, #27 Roger Avants had the inside of row 1, #42 Speedy Ronnie Hults had the inside of row two with #22 Chris Eggleston on his outside. You could throw a blanket over the top 5 until lap 4 when Ronnie Hults sprinted around the outside of Darren Bucklen for the lead. Behind them, Avants and Eggleston battled for 3rd. Their battle for 3rd became a battle for 2nd as the two approached Bucklen. Hults continued to pull away from the field as the race for 2nd between Avants, Bucklen and Eggleston raged on. Eggleston in 3rd, got sideways along the front stretch, collecting #11 Darren Robertson. Chris Eggleston left the track as Hults lined it up with Bucklen, electing to take the outside for the double file restart. Darren Robertson joined the fray, duking it out with Bucklen for 2nd place. While the battle raged up front, Bruce Yackey patiently made his way up the field, taking 7th from a start in dead last by lap 33. Ronnie Hults took the win with a massive lead. Bucklen took 2nd followed by Avants and Darren Crocker.
Shed's-R-Us Super Stocks
#19 Scott Miller came out of the gate with 1st place in his sites. He made quick work of #13 Jason Morris, #3 Michael Cox, #46 Richard Lothert and #8 Ryan Moser. Taking down #17 Jeremy Barclay didn't come quite as easily. Miller and Barclay rode along side one another lap after lap until Miller finally took the lead. Michael Cox stuck behind in 3rd waiting for his chance. Miller held onto his lead for his first ever A Main win!
#17 Terry Plumber kicked things off on the pole with #7 Corey Seip on the outside. Behind them #16 Timothy Faatz, #66 Kyle Clegg, #22 Chris Eggleston and #03 Darrell Stewart rode double file ready to go. Kyle Clegg and Chris Eggleston broke away from the pack taking the lead by lap 3. Clegg and Eggleston hit lapped traffic at lap 4. Chris moved around the outside of Clegg going into turn 2 at lap 5. They dragged through 1 lap with Eggleston moving into the lead. The leaders skillfully navigated lapped traffic racing clean until lap 23 when a spin out in turn 2 brought on a yellow flag. Kyle Clegg and Chris Eggleston lined it up, going head to head for the last two laps. Eggleston pulled away with Clegg close behind. At the finish line it was Eggleston in 1st with Kyle Clegg taking a close 2nd, #17 Terry Plumber took 3rd. Eggleston's next NASCAR event will be in Charlotte.
Two Doors Down Bar & Grill Figure 8s
2 laps into the Figure 8 main event, #23 Big Al Duran and #16 Vinny Smith got into each other in the X. Severe damage took them both out of the main event. Meanwhile, the #50 machine of Justin McKeachie caught fire along the front stretch due to technical problems. After the flames were doused, he left the track but returned to race shortly after. #4 Joe Maltock and #24 Joe Martinez took a big lead early on. As if the action in the X wasn't intense enough, McKeachie's vehicle caught fire a second time as he pulled along the front stretch. As NASCAR officials raced to Justin to put the fire out, a pile up ensued in the X. When we got back to green flag racing #4 effortlessly took back his massive lead. 17, 24, 52, and 67 battled for 2nd as last years figure 8 champ Big Al Duran returned to the track to finish out the race. Matlock took the win followed buy #67 Keith Swenson.
1 #42 RONALD HULTS, 2 #66 DARREN BUCKLEN, 3 #27 ROGER AVANTS, 4 #78 DARREN CROCKER 5 #11 DARREN ROBERTSON, 6 #31 RICHARD SMITH, 7 #17 X PAUL DEINES, 8 #12 BRUCE YACKEY, 9 #54 JOE JAMES JR,10 #08 JACE HANSEN, 11 #23 X DAVIN FISBECK, 12 #55 X JESSE RUNKLE, 13 #00 STEVE MAAS, 14 #74 DAN SAVAGE, 15 #22 CHRIS EGGLESTON, 16 #91 CHRIS ATKINSON
1 #4 JOE MATLOCK, 2 #67 KEITH SWENSON, 3 #17 HARRY LIVERMORE JR, 4 #52 JARED WALL, 5 #28 VICTOR JOHNSEN, 6 #24 JOE MARTINEZ, 7 #03 LUKE ZIKE, 8 #11 JOE GASTINEAU, 9 #81 DAVID SMITH, 10 #8 X MATT WILLAMS, 11 #16 VINNY SMITH, 12 #23 AL DURAN, 13 #50 JUSTIN MCKEACHIE, 14 #05 JEROME HOHN JR, 15 #25 PHIL TAYLOR
1 #22 CHRIS EGGLESTON, 2 #66 KYLE CLEGG, 3 #17 TERRY PLUMMER, 4 #3 WAYNE BARLOCK, 5 #03 DARRELL STEWART, 6 #62 PHIL PECONI, 7 #7 COREY SEIP, 8 #18 KYLE McCARTNEY, 9 #6 SCOTTY SCOTT, 10 #16 TIMOTHY FAATZ, 11 #9 JOSHUA BANDSTRA, 12 #57 JASON STEWART, 13 #84 MICHAEL WEBBER, 14 #24 DEREK KOPP, 15 #71 CRAIG COUGHLIN, 16 #4 GARY KOPP, 17 #51 A.J. CANADA, 18 #1 X ERIC STEDMAN, 19 #78 BRITTANY DUNCAN, 20 #07 WILLIAM SEIP, 21 #58 KYLE RAY, 22 #47 X DAVID HONDEL, 23 #37 X ETHAN HUNTER, 24 #34 X CHRIS SIMONS-COOPER,25 #11 X JIMMY ELLISON, 26 #96 RICK RUSK
1 #19 SCOTT MILLER, 2 #17 JEREMY BARCLAY, 3 #3 CHRIS COX, 4 #46 RICHARD LOTHERT, 5 #8 RYAN MOSER, 6 #00 DENNIS EDWARDS, 7 #28 SHANE RIDDELL, 8 #02 CECIL SMITH, 9 #0 X ANDREW MUES, 10 #13 JASON MORRIS, 11 #55 ROBERT FOSTER, 12 #5 JEFFREY SLUSS, 13 #99 RYAN RALEY, 14 #1 X DAVID MILLER, 15 #30 CONNIE COX, 16 #09 JOHN PATEE, 17 #75 EMILIO ABEYTA, 18 #92 AJ GRASSO, 19 #21 JUSTIN PURVIS, 20 #77 X KEVIN D KELLER, 21 #76 X CODY GARDNER, 22 #69 RONALD DURAN JR,23 #7 X ETHAN PENROD, 24 #18 CHRIS PINELLI, 25 #78 KEVIN QUINN, 26 #90 X KYLE PATEE, 27 #36 MATTHEW BURTON