Roger Avants Takes His 3rd Consecutive Win
Saturday, 21 August 2010 20:19
They say the 3rd time's the charm, but taking his 3rd Late Model win in a row at Colorado National Speedway didn't come easy for Roger Avants. He held off Robertson and Yackey and grabbed the win! As for the Sportsman, Blackie Blackard took the win by the skin of his teeth over the tenacious Tommy Roe, Jeff Walbaum and Bruce Borchardt.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
#12 Bruce Yackey had the pole with #27 Roger Avants on the outside and #22 Chris Eggleston had the inside of row 2. Avants sped to the lead to start the 40 lap A Main. NASCAR up-and-comer Chris Eggleston darted past Bruce Yackey and proceeded to take on Avants for the top spot. Chris and Roger rode doorhandle to doorhandle round several laps but Chris Eggleston spun out between turns 3 and 4 and was sent to the rear of the field. Avants took the lead on the restart and #11 Darren Robertson came out of nowhere, passing Bruce Yackey for 2nd place at lap 20. Robertson and Yackey stuck to the tail of the #27 but they just couldn't pass him. Avants took his 3rd consecutive Late Model win at Colorado National Speedway followed by Robertson, Yackey, Ronnie Hults and Dan Savage.
#46 Blackie Blackard, #62 Jim Bob Rogers, #84 Bruce Borchardt, #6 Tommy Roe and #8 Jeff Walbaum broke away from the rest of the field for a 5-way fight for the lead. Blackie had a good hold on the top spot when contact midfield brought on caution. Blackie took the outside for the restart and ran away with the lead while Tommy Roe fought a winning battle for 2nd over Jim Bob, but another yellow 5 laps later brought 'em back together and Blackie took the outside once again. This time around Tommy Roe sprang to the lead and Blackie was in for a fight. The top 4 rode in formation with equally intense battles for 1st and 3rd going on simultaneously. Tommy Roe was just barely inching out Blackie for first while Walbaum and Borchardt rode nose to nose for 3rd. Blackie took over the lead coming around turn 4 of the last lap and finished first. Tommy Roe finished second followed by Walbaum and Borchardt.
Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks
#09 Justin Simonson broke away for the lead over #7 Adam Deines. His lead was short-lived as #1 Happy Ferree passed him on the inside. Deines suddenly broke down 7 laps in and left the track. Happy Ferree held onto the lead for the duration of the 30 lap Main Event and took the win. Bear Lynch finished 2nd.
Sunoco Grand American Modified
Forrest Smith taped the number 69 on the car he borrowed from Eric Grimm and took his place up in the front row next to #51 Brad Tilton to start the 30 lap GAM feature. #08 Jace Hansen wove through the opposition making it to the front of the pack by lap 4. Behind him Smith and #77 Jeff Hansen dueled for 2nd. The best dang Grand American Modified drivers in Colorado wrapped the race up without a single lap of caution. Jace Hansen won by half a lap, Jeff Hansen took 2nd followed by Smith, #4 Mark Sopr and #51 Brad Tilton.
The crazy trains were as crazy as ever. You've Gotta Be Here to see 'em for yourself!
1 #27 ROGER AVANTS, LITTLETON, 2 #11 DARREN ROBERTSON, COMMERCE CITY, 3 #12 BRUCE YACKEY, GREELEY, 4 #42 RONALD HULTS, CENTENNIAL, 5 #74 DAN SAVAGE, AURORA, 6 #22 CHRIS EGGLESTON, ERIE, 7 #08 X JACE HANSEN, EATON, 8 #66 DARREN BUCKLEN, GREELEY, 9 #55 X JESSE RUNKLE, LAKEWOOD, 10 #91 CHRIS ATKINSON, CHEYENNE, WY, 11 #33 EMETT GRAZIER, WHEATRIDGE, 12 #41 X MARK NEFF, EATON, 13 #31 RICHARD SMITH, GERING, NE, 14 #39 JACK NUGENT, LAFAYETTE, 15 #8 LARRY HUNTER, ENGLEWOOD, 16 #2 RUDY VANDERWAL, 17 #3 RANDY GASTINEAU, STRASBURG, 18 #54 JOE JAMES JR, DENVER
1 #1 HAPPY FERREE, WINDSOR, 2 #41 BEAR LYNCH, 3 #74 CRISTOFER MUHLER, BRIGHTON, 4 #27 ROGER AVANTS, LITTLETON,5 #22 CHRIS EGGLESTON, ERIE, 6 #07 CHRIS LEAF, KERSEY, 7 #09 X JUSTIN SIMONSON, WHEATRIDGE, 8 #5 TROY WITTHAR, EASTLAKE, 9 #34 RUDY VANDERWAL, LASALLE, 10 #0 BILLY HARKINS, LAKEWOOD, 11 #53 JEFF STEVENS, 12 #36 X MATT BURTON, ENGLEWOOD, 13 #18 ERIC MEISNER, LAKEWOOD, 14 #04 X BOBBY DURAND, 15 #7 ADAM DEINES, LONGMONT
1 #46 ERIC BLACKARD, LAKEWOOD, 2 #6 TOMMY ROE, THORNTON, 3 #8 JEFFREY WALBAUM, BRIGHTON, 4 #84 BRUCE BORCHARDT, LAFAYETTE, 5 #62 JAMES ROGERS, ERIE, 6 #41 BEAR LYNCH, 7 #02 RICHARD HUNT, ARVADA, 8 #38 FRANKIE ESTES, PARKER, 9 #17 DAVE DEINES, 10 #58 JEFF WEBB, ARVADA, 11 #3 WADE GROVE, COMMERCE CITY, 12 #40 JASON TRUJILLO, 13 #43 STAN GRIFFIN, STRASBURG, 14 #44 RANDOLPH MOSSMAN, JOHNSTOWN, 15 #29 X JAN OXLEY, 16 #00 STEVEN MAAS, 17 #10 X BRANDON DREILING, WESTMINSTER, 18 #28 ALAN CARTER, THORNTON, 19 #47 CHRISTOPHER ANGLIM, ARVADA, 20 #72 X GARY CAGLE, FT COLLINS, 21 #49 DENNIS POBANZ, COLORADO SPRINGS, 22 #26 DALE REEDER, WESTMINSTER, 23 #97 ADAM GASTINEAU, AURORA
Grand American Modified
1 #08 JACE HANSEN, 2 #77 JEFFREY HANSEN, 3 #69 FOREST SMITH, 4 #4 MARK SOPR, 5 #51 X BRADLEY TILTON, 6 #11 TOM EVANS, 7 #44 JUSTIN CASE, 8 #22 MICHAEL CASTAGNO, 9 #26 X MINDY McCARD, 10 #71 JIM STIVALETTA, 11 #2 X NASH WILLARD, 12 #3 DELAND CLEMENTS, 13 #27 MICHAEL HATHAWAY
1 #43 KATHY CALKINS, 2 #52 JARED WALL, 3 #22 TWO TWO TWAIN, 4 #13 MICHAEL STEWARD, 5 #0 TOM JOHNSON