Makayla Grote CNS driver

Statement Concerning Makayla Grote

On Saturday, November 18th, 2017 the Colorado National Speedway racing family lost one of its brightest young stars. Driver Makayla Grote, just 20 years old, was known to all at the Speedway where she practically grew up turning wrenches and grinding fenders with elite racers from around the country. Makayla discovered her passion for racing while competing in Go Karts at a very young age, but truly began to blossom in her sport when she entered the Pure Stock Division…

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2017 CNS Racing Recap

Fifty two seasons of short track racing have now come and gone at the Colorado National Speedway oval in Dacono CO. This past season at CNS saw some drivers capture their first championships while others returned after a long absence. There were also several special events that thrilled fans in 2017 such as the annual Monster Truck show on Father’s day which packed the stands on a gorgeous Colorado afternoon. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West made an early June…

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Peltier Shines In Challenge Cup XLIII

(10-07-2017 Dacono, CO) An absolute gorgeous Colorado fall evening was the setting for the 43rd Challenge Cup at Colorado National Speedway. The race has developed into a fan favorite especially with the addition of the annual trick-or-treat session for the kids with the drivers in the infield prior to the start of the race. It would take 100 laps of action to crown this year’s Challenge Cup winner and North Carolina transplant Preston Peltier in the #48 Super Late Model…

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Yackey, Vecchiarelli, Phelps, and Wall all Champions at CNS

(09-30-2017 Dacono CO) On a crisp fall evening at Colorado National Speedway Brian Yackey completed a magical season in the Quaker Steak and Lube Late Models by winning the 2017 CNS track championship as well as the rookie of the year award. Brian added an exclamation point to his season by winning both feature events on the final night of racing. Ed Vecchiarelli won the Grand American Modified championship over his son Eddie and Natalie Phelps narrowly edged out Tyler…

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Super Stocks Steal the Show on Make-A-Wish Night

(09-09-2017 Dacono, CO) The Make-A-Wish Colorado Celebration race at Colorado National Speedway was the final race before the three championship nights round out September. The Late Models, Grand American Modifieds, and Figure 8s were won by points leaders Brian Yackey, Ed Vecchiarelli and Jereme Wall. But in the Super Stocks rookie driver Jonathan Lindberg grabbed his first win after an epic battle with race favorite Chris Cox. The Super Stock feature was the highlight of the night and had the…

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Jason Conn Wins King of the Wing Sprint Cars at CNS

(08-19-2017 Dacono CO) A packed house at Colorado National Speedway were treated to an exciting night of Open Wheel racing as the Royal Purple King of the Wing Sprint Cars made their first appearance in Colorado. Jason Conn from Prince George British Columbia dominated the sprint car field taking the lead on lap four and leading the remainder of the race. In the Grand American Modifieds Chad Guilford picked up his first win while Adam Deines took his third straight…

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Breathtaking Finishes Highlight Colorado Christian University Night at CNS

(08-12-2017 Dacono, CO) The Colorado Christian University Faster Pastor Night at Colorado National Speedway proved to be one of the most entertaining night’s of racing in a long time. Close racing action and late race passes seemed to be the theme of the evening. Darren Robertson made a late race pass on Justin Simonson to win the Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Models and Eddie Vecchiarelli came from the back of the field twice to pass his father Ed Sr….

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Eggleston Uses High Groove to Win Third of 2017

(07-15-2017 Dacono, CO) Colorado National Speedway fans were treated to one of the best Super Late Model races in recent memory on Whelen Engineering Lights it Up night. Chris Eggleston made a dramatic late race move to the front using the high groove to take home his third win of the year. In the Grand American Modifieds Ed Vecchiarelli was victorious while Ricky Otts from Texas dominated the Supermodified division. Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models In one of the…

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Peltier Uses The High Groove to Win on Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

(06-24-2017 – Dacono CO) Preston Peltier picked up his first Colorado National Speedway Super Late Model feature win of the season on Law Enforcement Appreciation Night in commanding fashion taking the checkered flag a few car lengths ahead of points leader Darren Robertson. In the Grand American Modifieds Eddie Vecchiarelli Jr. won the race by coming from the rear of the field to make a late race pass on Aaron Paulsen from Pueblo. Chris Cox took his fourth Super Stock…

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Ed Vecchiarelli Sweeps Tower’s Night Out at CNS

(06-03-2017 Dacono CO) Ed Vecchiarelli Sr. has returned to action in the SUNOCO Race Fuels Grand American Modifieds in the 2017 with an all-new car and renewed enthusiasm. Ed’s skill on the track has not eroded a bit as he swept the GAM portion of Tower’s Night Out at CNS on June 3rd 2017. A double feature for the legends produced some amazing action for the fans with Chris Eggleston capturing feature one and Kyle Clegg coming home victorious in…

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