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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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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PT Heldenbrand and Deines

Scott & Heldenbrand Score Truck Wins While Livermore Jr. Ends Wall’s Win Streak

(Dacono CO 08-26-2017) The Chick-Fil-A Don’t Count Yer Chickens night at Colorado National Speedway was a night packed full of close racing and exciting passing. The Snap On Tools Pro Trucks and Figure 8’s both had two main events. Michael Scott took the first action packed Pro Truck A Main. Curtis Heldenbrand led the second A Main and ran away from the field to take his first Pro Truck main event win. In the Figure 8’s Harry Livermore Jr. dethroned…

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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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Cheyenne’s Michael Scott Tops the Pro Trucks at CNS

(07-22-2017 Dacono, CO) Michael Scott from Cheyenne Wyoming used the high groove to make a late race pass on Curtis Heldenbrand from Arvada to win his second Snap-On Tools Pro Truck feature of 2017 at Colorado National Speedway. In the Quaker Steak and Lube Late Models division Greeley Colorado’s Brian Yackey was victorious while Westminster’s Kyle Clegg won a caution free and action-packed Legend Car feature. Jereme Wall from Commerce City once again ended up in winner’s circle in the…

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Brian Yackey Wins Two in a Row on Galitz Transportation Night at CNS

(07-08-2017, Dacono CO) It was a night of firsts at Colorado National Speedway on Galitz Transportation You Call We Haul Night as Adam Deines jumped in the number 3 Mod Coupe for the very first time and won the feature event leading all 20 laps. Tyler Mander from Evans Colorado won his first ever Pure Stock feature as he made a white flag lap pass on Thornton’s Sam Messerli. Brian Yackey won his second straight feature event in the Quaker…

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Lynch, Deines, Yackey, Vanderwal Take Night One of Independence Day Double-Header

(07-01-2017 Dacono, CO) A hot summer night at Colorado National Speedway was the setting for the Great Scott’s Eatery All American Race which was the first night of the Independence Day double-header at the track. The packed house at CNS was treated to a fantastic night of racing as well as a extended and explosive fireworks display. Double-feature events were on tap for both the Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks as well as the Quaker Steak and Lube Late Models. Also…

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Robertson, Eggleston, & Brian Yackey Victorious on Gilpin Casino Night

(06-17-2017, Dacono CO) Hot off his thrilling NAPA/Toyota 150 NASCAR Pro Series West win Chris Eggleston followed up with a dramatic win in the Super Late Models and in the Legend Cars. It was the Gilpin Casino Father’s Day NASCAR Knockout and there was not one but two Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Model feature events on a overcast night at Colorado National Speedway. Darren Robertson won the other Super Late Model feature in commanding fashion and added to his…

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