Chris Eggleston Makes Late Race Pass For the Win
Saturday, 04 September 2010 21:30The 100 lap Late Model A Main was spiced up by the presence of a few out-of-staters who gave the top dogs a run for their money. At the very front of the field, a battle between Ronnie Hults and Chris Eggleston raged on. With 5 laps to go, Eggleston toppled the current Late Model point leader Ronnie Hults and rode the lead to victory.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
Some new blood took to the track for the 100 Lap Late Model Pepsi Labor Day Shootout. #9 Ron Norman and #25 Scott Reushenberg came out to Colorado National Speedway all the way from Tucson, AZ. Hailing from Pueblo was Dan Alamaa in the #28 Late Model. Norman stood out from the small pack of outlanders, keeping pace with the top 6 and even maintaining a lead over 2009 Late Model champion, #12 Bruce Yackey. 25 laps into the race, Norman got sideways and went to the rear of the field. Up front the Late Model titans of CNS showed the newcomers the best line around the track. #42 Ronnie Hults had the lead followed by ever approaching #22 Chris Eggleston. #74 Dan Savage rode in 3rd place and #27 Roger Avants had 4th. At lap 53 a yellow flag brought the field back together when #8 Larry Hunter got sideways courtesy of a flat, right rear tire. Hults rocketed to the front on the restart, leaving Eggleston and Savage to fight over 2nd place. Meanwhile, Dan Alamaa of Pueblo had a lock on 7th behind none other than Bruce "The Moose" Yackey and Ron Norman of Tucson, AZ had made a recovery, making his way back to 8th place after the snafu that had sent him to the rear of the field. With only 5 laps to go, hard Charger #08 Jace Hansen was in 3rd, Eggleston had taken over the lead from Speedy Ronnie Hults and our migrant competitor Ron Norman impressed the crowd as he passed Roger Avants for 6th place! Eggleston crossed the checkered first followed by Hults, Hansen, Savage, Yackey and Norman.
#8 Jeff Walbaum and #62 Jim Bob Rogers led the pack in an epic drag race that went on for almost 20 laps. At lap 20 Jim Bob came out the victor, leaving Walbaum in the dust as he pulled away for a lead the length of the front stretch. Jim Bob took the win for the 30 lap Main Event followed by Walbaum, #98 Lee Kemmit and #6 Tommy Roe.
2 Doors Down Figure 8s
It was a grueling battle for the top spot between #4 Joe Matlock, #23 Al Duran and #24 Joe Martinez. At lap 11 Matlock had the lead, but contact between himself and Duran spun out Matlock's #4 machine and caution ensued. The officials penalized no one and green flag racing resumed with all drivers taking back their respective places. At lap 14 Joe Matlock suffered a flat tire and was forced the leave the track. With Matlock gone, Al Duran and Joe Martinez were left at the front of the pack to duke it out for the top spot. Duran had a slight lead over Martinez coming around turn 3 of the last lap. In a shocking turn of events, the two of 'em got together 1 turn from the finish line. They ran into the dirt, paving the way for #50 Justin McKeachie to blaze into the lead and take the win. The collision was ruled the fault of Joe Martinez who was docked 4 spots.
Up front, #22 Chris Eggleston, #15 Danny Medina, #17 Tyler Lester, #08 Jace Hansen raced hard, but the real action was at the rear of the field as #3 Wayne Barlock was making his way up from a start in 32 place (dead last). At lap 19 Medina made a daring inside pass over Eggleston for the lead. Meanwhile, Barlock had just moved into 8th place. Only 1 lap later a midfield collision brought on caution and the massive gaps in the field were nullified. Danny maintained his lead at the restart, taking the win followed by Eggleston.
CARC Modified Coupes
#95 Cris Muhler sped off for a massive lead after a 5 lap duel with #24 Chad Guilford. At lap 11 #09 Frank Denning III passed Chad for 2nd place. With only 5 laps to go, contact between lapped car #33 Chet Graham and our 3rd place contender Chad Guilford took Chad out of the running. The pack lined it back up for a double file restart. When green flag racing resumed, Denning trumped Muhler, taking the win by a single car length.
Full results coming soon...