2016 Year In Review

2016 marked the 51st season at Colorado National Speedway and if there was one overriding theme throughout the year it was the fresh faces in winner’s circle and on top of the season standings. It’s clear that a new generation of talented drivers has emerged at CNS and promises to make the coming years that much more exciting. No less than 5 of the regular divisions at CNS were won by drivers who captured their first championship in the class…

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Kyle Ray Scores Huge Coca-Cola 100 Challenge Cup XLII Win

(10-03-2016, Dacono CO) On a gorgeous Colorado fall evening that was filled with costume contests, trick-or-treating, and FIREWORKS, Littleton Colorado’s Kyle Ray scored the biggest win of his career taking home the prestigious Challenge Cup XLII title. Kyle Clegg swept the final night of competition for the Legend cars but it was Danny Medina who took home his second straight title. Brian Yackey and Tyler Davis took the top spots in the wild and wacky Super Stock and Pure Stock…

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Yackey, Case, Davis, and Wall, Crowned Champions on Lincoln College Night

(09-24-2016 Dacono, CO) The second to last race of the season was capped off with wild racing and the crowning of 4 different champions on Lincoln College Championship Night at CNS. Young Brett the “Maverick” Yackey proved his dominating season was no fluke as he swept the night’s events in the Late Models and secured the season championship. Justin Case’s consistent top 3 finishes propelled him to his second Grand American Modified championship in 3 years. Tyler Davis was crowned…

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Simonson wins the 100 Lapper in the Labor Day Race at CNS

UPDATED: This story was updated 09-13-2016 (09-03-2016 Dacono CO) Justin Simonson outlasted the competition and grabbed his first ever win in the 100 lap Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Model feature taking the win on the Carbon Valley Chamber Labor Day Race. Tyler Davis came from deep in the huge field of Pure Stocks to win and Jason Irwin swept the Legends division. The AMA Supermoto was also on-hand to give the CNS fans a taste of world-class supermoto racing competing…

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Adam Deines Hangs on to Win Whelen Lights it Up Night

(08-06-2016 Dacono, CO) Amazing action in every division was the highlight of the night during Whelen Lights It Up Night at CNS. A four truck battle for the win was captured by Adam Deines from Longmont in the Pro Truck division, David Robinson muscled his way to the victory in the Pure Stocks and Jereme Wall won his 8th straight Figure 8 feature after coming from the rear of the field 3 separate times. Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks The 30…

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Yackey Goes Flag to Flag on Galitz Transportation Night at CNS

(07–09-2016 Dacono Colorado) A hot summer evening was the setting for the Galitz Transportation “You Call, We Haul” night at CNS. The large crowd witnessed Greeley’s Brett “the Maverick” Yackey lead every lap of the Palomino Industries Late Model feature to take the big win. Tyler Davis from Lafayette swept the Pure Stock division setting quick time, winning the fast dash, and taking the feature event. Randy Whitman from Fort Collins was victorious in the Mod Coupes and Jereme Wall…

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Grove gets his first during the Great Scott’s Eatery All-American Race

(07–02-2016 Dacono Colorado) On a night filled with fantastic racing, dramatic finishes, and an incredible fireworks display, a massive crowd witnessed Wade Grove win his first ever Late Model feature event holding off Ethan Penrod and Brett Yackey. In the Pro Trucks Kody Vanderwal also won his first feature by making a stunning last corner pass on both Adam Deines and Jay Fields. Jason Irwin from New Mexico won in the Legend cars, and Jereme Wall won his 5th straight…

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Hansen and Ursetta Win the Memorial Day Double Header

(Dacono 05-28 & 29-2016) Dominic Ursetta from Arvada Colorado capped off a fantastic weekend of racing and fireworks by using a late race caution to narrowly beat Westminster’s Darren Robertson in the 100 lap High Country Harley Davidson Memorial Day Race in the Super Late Models. On the first night of action Jace Hansen in the #08 Super Late Model led every lap of the 103.5 The FOX Honoring our Vets feature winning his 2nd race of the young 2016…

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Brett Yackey Takes His Second Win and Walbaum Gets His First in the Trucks

(05-21-2016 Dacono CO) Greeley’s Brett Yackey made a late race pass on rookie Mike Valentine from Gering Nebraska to win his second straight Palomino Industries Late Models feature event of the season. In the Pro Trucks Jeff Walbaum from Brighton won the feature holding off youngster Kody Vanderwal from La Salle. In the Lincoln College of Technology Pure Stocks it was Tyler Davis coming from deep in the field to take the win while Randy Whitman led every lap of…

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Ursetta Notches His Second Consecutive Challenge Cup

(10-03-2015 Dacono CO) Hardcore CNS fans who braved the cold and wet October evening for Challenge Cup XLI laid witness to some great short track racing, trick-or-treating with the drivers for the kids, circle drags, and a world class fireworks show to end the 2015 season. Dominic Ursetta grabbed his second consecutive Cup victory in as many years in a rain shortened 100 lap Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Model feature event. Young and old CNS fans mingled with the…

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