Speedy Ronnie Hults returns to CNS to win the 100 lap MID-SEASON Championship Feature
(Dacono, CO. 07-03-2011) Late Model #42 Ronnie Hults started all the way back in 14th position and worked his way to the front taking the lead from #66 Darren Bucklen with 29 laps to go. Ronnie took the Late Model win, #46 Rick Lothert won the Super Stock main, #22 Chris Eggleston won the legend feature, and #3 Harold Evans won the ERA Supermodified main event. At the end of the night the packed stands were treated to an award winning fireworks show, God bless America!
Tommy Roe wins night one of the MID-SEASON championship at CNS
Pair A Dice Interiors Sportsman
A beautiful field of 19 Sportsman lined up for an epic 50 lap Mid-Season Championship Feature event at Colorado National Speedway. #58 Jeff Webb was on the pole and last year's champion #46 Eric "Blackie" Blackard was on the outside. The driver to beat this season #98 Lee Kemmit was inside row two and #8 Jeff Walbaum was on the outside. On the very first lap, car #62 Jim Bob Rogers and #02 Rick Hunt made contact sending Jim Bob into the wall ending his night. On the restart the familiar green #46 of Eric Blackard had the lead followed closely by #8 Walbaum. 15 laps into the feature and teammates Lee Kemmit and #6 Tommy Roe worked their way around Walbaum and Blackard and were battling each other for the lead. #58 Jeff Webb made hard contact with the wall and sent a shower of sparks down the backstraight with 29 laps remaining in the race ending his night. The double-file restart pitted GTI teammates Kemmit and Roe side by side but it was the rocket-fast Kemmit that maintained a slight lead until Kemmit's car began to sound rough and pulled off the track ending his winning streak and relinquishing the lead to Roe. The only thing between Roe and the win was a pack of lapped cars that were not going to move out of the way, Roe made a daring pass splitting the lapped cars and bringing the crowd to their feet. Tommy took the win followed by #8 Jeff Walbaum, #46 Eric Blackard, #41 Dale Reeder, and #45 Grant Simpson rounded out the top 5.
Qualifying race winners #98 Lee Kemmit & #46 Eric Blackard
Darren Bucklen rides the high line to victory at CNS
Gillett Vet Late Models
The first three rows of the Gillett Vet Clinic Late Model feature event was filled with some of the fastest late models in the western United States. #27 Roger Avants, and #66 Darren Bucklen were on the front row. #12 Bruce Yackey, #22 Chris Eggleston, #31 Rick Smith, and #74 Dan Savage made up the next two rows. Darren Bucklen grabbed an early lead gaining a 3 car length advantage over Avants and Yackey. With twenty two laps to go #14 Mark Bybee spun on the backstretch bringing out the caution setting up a thrilling restart and some great door handle to door handle racing for the lead with Bucklen and Yackey thrilling the fans. Meanwhile Eggleston and Savage had worked their way around Avants and were gaining on the leaders. Bruce "the moose" Yackey did everything in his power to get by Bucklen including some contact coming out of turn two but Darren stayed steady and ran the high line to perfection taking the win followed by Yackey, Savage, Eggleston, Avants, and #7 Adam Deines.
Qualifying race winners: 74 Dan Savage & 31 Rick Smith
Chris Eggleston dominates on Father's Day at CNS
(Dacono, CO 06-18-2011) On a beautiful Father's Day evening a packed Colorado National Speedway grandstand saw up-and-coming NASCAR star Chris Eggleston take the late model win followed by last years champion "Speedy" Ronnie Hults.
Gillet Vet Clinic Late Models
#22 Chris Eggleston and #12 Bruce Yackey paced the field at the start of the 40 lap Gillet Vet Clinic CNS late model main event. Eggleston found his groove and built an early lead over last year's champion #42 "Speedy" Ronnie Hults. The real battle was for third as #12 Bruce Yackey, #83 Jim Sikes Jr., #74 Dan Savage, and #27 Roger Avants swapped positions lap after lap keeping the CNS crowd on the edge of their seats. The young but seasoned Chris Eggleston navigated lapped traffic to perfection and held off "speedy" Ronnie Hults to take the win. #12 Bruce Yackey was in third, #83 Jim Sikes Jr., came in fourth and #74 Dan Savage rounded out the top five.
Qualifying race winners: #66 Darren Bucklen & #42 Ronnie Hults
Dan Savage holds off Roger Avants at CNS
(Dacono CO, 06-11-2011) A warm June evening at Colorado National Speedway was on tap for the Quaker Steak and Lube night that saw Late Model driver Dan Savage run a perfect race taking the win over Roger Avants, Bruce Yackey, Darren Bucklen, and Chris Eggleston.
Gillet Vet Late Models
At the start of the 40 lap late model main event only 4 points separated #12 Bruce Yackey and second place #66 Darren Bucklen but it was #74 Dan Savage and #27 Roger Avants who jumped out to the front of the pack in the early stage of the race. As the leaders approached lapped traffic it appeared as if that might be just the thing the "Ice Man" Avants would need to pass Savage and take the win but the Savageman ran the perfect race and cruised to the finish for the win. Roger Avants finished 2nd, #12 Bruce Yackey came in 3rd while #66 Darren Bucklen, and #22 Chris Eggleston rounded out the top 5. Young Bradley Tilton in the #4 late model finished an impressive 6th and also won his heat race.
Qualifying race winners: 4 Bradley Tilton & 12 Bruce Yackey
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