No Hat-Trick for Ronnie Hults as Dan Savage Rides 3 Wide to Victory
Saturday, 05 June 2010 21:26
They raced fast, they raced clean, they raced THREE WIDE, but only one rode to victory. Dan Savage fought fierce, finding the fastest line around the oval with Ronnie Hults and Bruce Yackey hot on his heels.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
#08 Jace Hansen maintained a slight lead over #12 Bruce Yackey as they drag raced for the lead through 7 laps. Bruce Yackey took over the lead at lap 8 and moved way out in front of the pack. #42 Ronnie Hults was advancing on Hansen at lap 12 when a spin out toward the middle of the field brought on caution. Yackey and Hansen got ready for round 2 as they lined up for the double file restart. The action was intense as Yackey pulled into the lead. Hansen dropped back creating a window for #74 Dan Savage to take his spot behind the lightning quick Bruce "the moose" Yackey. Caution on the track with 14 to go and the field prepared to line up for another restart. Yackey had the pole with Savage on the outside, Speedy Ronnie Hults followed in 3rd with Hansen on his outside. After 3 laps of drag racing, Dan Savage had the lead by a nose over track champion Bruce Yackey. The drag race turned into a 3 way fight for 1st as Ronnie Hults pulled up between Savage and The Moose. The group rode three wide through turn 4 at lap 27. With one lap to go it looked like Yackey, then Hults appeared to be making a dash for the lead! But it was Dan Savage who crossed the finish line in 1st with Hults at his side in 2nd. Bruce Yackey took 3rd.
#62 Jim Bob Rogers shot into a commanding lead at the start of the Sportsman A Main. #8 Jeff Walbaum stuck close behind in 2nd while a fierce battle for 3rd between #6 Tommy Roe, #99 Nick Brinlee, #84 Bruce Borchardt and #46 Blackie Blackard ensued. The top six, flawlessly navigated heavy, lapped traffic as they fought to maintain their positions. It wasn't until the 25th lap of the 30 lap main event that a lapped car got loose, bringing on a yellow flag. Rogers, Walbaum, Roe, Brinlee, Borchardt and Blackie Blackard brought it back together for a double file restart. Walbaum took the lead from the outside! The battle for 2nd between Blackie, Jim Bob and Tommy Roe was so tight you could've thrown a blanket over 'em. At the finish line it was, Jeff Walbaum followed by Blackie Blackard, Jim Bob Rogers and Tommy Roe.
Two Doors Down Figure 8s
#17 Harry Livermore Jr & #24 Joe Martinez moved to the front of the field from the get go. At lap 5, Livermore got into the wall going into turn 4, ending his night. Martinez took up the top spot with #23 BIG Al Duran lurking behind in 2nd. The action in the X was getting intense by lap 9. Joe Martinez continued to widen his lead, coming up on lapped traffic half way through the 20 lap A Main. With only two to go it looked like Martinez had the race in the bag. Sure enough, it was Smokin' Joe Martinez at the Checkered, followed by BIG Al Duran.
CARC Modified Coupes
After a lap 1 of the 25 lap Mod Coupe A Main, #54 Joe James Jr had taken a comfortable lead for himself. #55 Gary Land beat out #09 and #24 for the second spot and was slowly gaining on Joe Jr. 19 laps in #33 Chet Graham hit the wall going into turn 3. Chet was A-okay but dramatic damage to his Coupe took him out of the main event. Joe James Jr and Gary Land lined it up for a double file restart. Joe Jr elected to take the outside and passed Land going into turn 2 of green flag racing. #09 Frank Denning also passed Gary Land, taking the second spot going into lap 20. Denning was gaining on Joe Jr coming through turns 3 and 4 at lap 25! At the checkered it was Joe Jr for the win followed immediately by Frank Denning.
1 #74 DAN SAVAGE, AURORA, 2 #42 RONALD HULTS, CENTENNIAL, 3 #12 BRUCE YACKEY, GREELEY, 4 #17 X PAUL DEINES, FREDERICK, 5 #54 JOE JAMES JR, DENVER, 6 #08 X JACE HANSEN, EATON, 7 #61 CHRIS ARCHER, ARVADA, 8 #31 RICHARD SMITH, GERING, NE, 9 #66 DARREN BUCKLEN, GREELEY, 10 #78 DARREN CROCKER, LITTLETON, 11 #18 ED VECCHIARELLI, BRIGHTON, 12 #91 CHRIS ATKINSON, CHEYENNE, WY, 13 #27 ROGER AVANTS, LITTLETON, 14 #23 X DAVIN FISBECK, THORNTON, 15 #41 X MARK NEFF, EATON, 16 #33 EMETT GRAZIER, WHEATRIDGE, 17 #00 X STEVE MAAS, 18 #11 DARREN ROBERTSON, COMMERCE CITY, 19 #48 ED VECCHIARELLI JR, BRIGHTON
1 #8 JEFFREY WALBAUM, BRIGHTON, 2 #46 ERIC BLACKARD, LAKEWOOD, 3 #62 JAMES ROGERS, ERIE, 4 #6 TOMMY ROE, THORNTON, 5 #84 BRUCE BORCHARDT, LAFAYETTE, 6 #99 NICHOLAS BRINLEE, BROOMFIELD, 7 #98 LEE KEMMIT, THORNTON, 8 #41 BEAR LYNCH, 9 #49 DENNIS POBANZ, COLORADO SPRINGS, 10 #39 SCOTT ESTES, PARKER, 11 #92 A.J. GRASSO, 12 #3 WADE GROVE, COMMERCE CITY, 13 #72 X GARY CAGEL, FT COLLINS, 14 #2 NICHOLAS MARTINEZ, 15 #29 X JAN OXLEY, 16 #28 ALAN CARTER, THORNTON, 17 #26 DALE REEDER, WESTMINSTER, 18 #10 X BRANDON DREILING, WESTMINSTER, 19 #9 X DALTON HEWITT, FT MORGAN, 20 #58 JEFF WEBB, ARVADA, 21 #44 RANDOLPH MOSSMAN, JOHNSTOWN, 22 #38 FRANKIE ESTES, PARKER
1 #24 JOE MARTINEZ, CENTENNIAL, 2 #23 AL DURAN, LAKEWOOD, 3 #4 JOE MATLOCK, AURORA, 4 #67 KEITH SWENSON, AURORA, 5 #52 JARED WALL, COMMERCE CITY, 6 #50 JUSTIN MCKEACHIE, 7 #28 VICTOR JOHNSEN, NORTHGLENN, 8 #89 EDDIE GARCIA, LITTLETON, 9 #81 DAVID SMITH, ENGLEWOOD, 10 #8 X MATT WILLAMS, ARVADA, 11 #69 TAMMY TOTOS, COMMERCE CITY, 12 #66 JOHN MARTELLO, DENVER, 13 #05 JEROME HOHN JR, DENVER, 14 #17 HARRY LIVERMORE JR,ENGLEWOOD, 15 #16 VINNY SMITH, 16 #03 LUKE ZIKE, MORRISON
1 #54 JOE JAMES JR, 2 #09 FRANK DENNING III, 3 #24 CHAD GUILFORD, 4 #55 GARY LAND, 5 #20 RICH BUBAK, 6 #45 CARL VAIR, 7 #87 JOSEPH ST PETER, 8 #34 BRYAN GOSSEL, 9 #17 SCOTT RHOADES, 10 #33 CHET GRAHAM