Ursetta Doubles up While Robertson Gets the Three Peat

(09-21-2019 Dacono CO) The Autonation Drive Pink Championship Night at CNS was the final night of points racing for the Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Figure 8s and Hornets. While it was a bit chilly and windy CNS fans were treated to some fantastic racing and high drama as several championships were still in question leading into the night that would have double feature events in every division.

Mountain States Fire Protection Super Late Models

Dominic Ursetta didn’t run a full season at Colorado National Speedway but when he was there he made the most of it winning 6 features events the most of any driver in 2019. Ursetta was in rare form on championship night winning both the 30 lap and 80 lap feature events with relative ease. Had Ursetta ran a full schedule clearly he would have been in contention for his 3rd championship as he finished an impressive 3rd placed in the final standings.

Dominic Ursetta was untouchable on Championship night at CNS (Starr photo)

The final points race for the Mountain States Fire Protection Super Late Models would be a 80 lap battle and all eyes were on #11 Darren Robertson who was trying to maintain his somewhat comfortable points lead over #12 Bruce Yackey and #32 Brett Yackey. The race got off to an ominous start when pole-sitter #27 Roger the “Ice-Man” Avants sputtered causing a chain reaction and “Talladega style” crash at the flag stand. Several cars were collected in the crash including #84 Matt Zwingleberg, and #43 Kody Vanderwal but none suffered more damage than Eddie Vecchiarelli who’s beautiful #48 car appeared to be completely destroyed.

Roger the “Ice-Man” Avants leads the field in the 80 lap feature (Starr photo)

After a red flag cleanup the race resumed and it was as if it was the late 1990’s all over again as “the Ice-Man” battled Bruce “the Moose” Yackey for the lead lap after lap. Ursetta would eventually pass Avants on the outside to take the lead and at that point the top five were all track champions: Ursetta, Avants, Yackey, #74 Dan Savage”, and the current champ Darren Robertson.

Just past the halfway mark in the race disaster struck for young Brett Yackey as his car broke and came to a stop in turn 2. Any hope that Brett had in a track championship was over.

After the restart Ursetta began to build his lead on the field and Savage bolted into 2nd place. Impressive young driver Conner Snow who finished 3rd in the first feature had worked his way into the top 5 and was holding off Robertson for 3rd.

When the checkered flag flew it was Ursetta well out front with Savage taking an impressive runner-up spot after a long absence from the speedway. Robertson was able to get by Snow for 3rd place and secure the track championship. Snow settled for 4th while Bruce Yackey crossed the line 5th locking in 2nd place in the final season standings.

With Robertson taking the division title he accomplished something no other Super Late Model driver has ever done at CNS and that’s winning three straight titles. Not only that but Darren has now won the same amount of Super Late Models titles as his legendary father Jerry who won in 2000, 2003, and 2004

#11 Darren Robertson became the first driver to ever win 3 straight Super Late Model championships in a row (Starr photo)

While the Super Late Models are done as far as points are concerned they will race again on Saturday October 5th for Challenge Cup XLV.

80 Lap Feature: #6 Dominic Ursetta
30 Lap Feature: #6 Dominic Ursetta
QUICK TIME: #48 Eddie Vecchiarelli 15.302

Champion: #11 Darren Robertson
Rookie of the Year: #8 Jeff Walbaum

TBK Super Stocks

Last season Jonathan Lindberg came oh so close to winning the season championship in the TBK Super Stocks. This season Lindberg only won one feature event all season long but based on his consistent top three finishes (grabbing 6 of them) Jonathan was crowned the 2019 Super Stock track champion. It was Lindberg’s first ever championship at CNS who showed that being consistent and staying out of trouble can pay big dividends.

#60 Jonathan Lindberg’s consistent effort in 2019 paid off in the form of a track championship (Starr photo)

On the final night of racing it was the Cody Milan show who won both the 20 and 15 lap feature events. Cody won 4 feature events in 2019 and wound up 7th in the final points standings. Chris Cox in the #49 car was the only driver who had a legitimate shot at catching Lindberg in the points set quick time and finished 2nd in both feature events. But it still wasn’t enough as Cox would have to settle for the runner-up spot in the final season standings.

Cody Milan taking the win, his second of the night (Starr photo)

25 Lap Feature: #32 Cody Milan
20 Lap Feature: #32 Cody Milan
QUICK TIME: #49 Chris Cox 19.106

Champion: #60 Jonathan Lindberg
Rookie of the Year: #03 Tyler Mander

Elite Diesel Service Figure 8s

Entering the final night of racing for the Elite Diesel Service Figure 8s Jereme Wall led his brother Jared Wall by just 5 points in the season standings. Therefore all eyes we focused on the “X” to see which Wall would win it all.

#15 Jereme Wall and #52 Jared Wall battle in feature one (Starr photo)

In the first feature Jereme Wall in the 15 car took the win but Jared was right behind him therefore entering the final race Jared would need to make up just 6 points to take his first Figure 8 championship.

But it wasn’t meant to be for Jared as early in the race while battling with the leaders suffered damage going into turn 3 and pulled off the track going several laps down.

#50 Justin McKeachie attempts to keep Jereme Wall from taking the lead (Starr photo)

It was Jereme’s race to win but he would need to get around last year’s champ Justin McKeachie and the 50 wasn’t going down easy. As Wall made his move to the front McKeachie rammed the back of the 15 car and hit hm again under the caution flag causing severe body damage to the 15 car. McKachie was given the blag flag and sent packing. Jereme was able to continue and take the race sweeping the night’s events and winning his 4th Figure 8 Championship in 5 years.

Jereme Wall in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)

20 Lap Feature: #15 Jereme Wall
15 Lap Feature: #15 Jereme Wall

Champion: #15 Jereme Wall
Rookie of the Year: #18 Dennis Stepanich III

Howe Mortuary Hornets

In their first season at Colorado National Speedway the Howe Mortuary Hornets were the Lanny and Mitch Bolten show. Between the father and son duo they won every single feature event over the course of the entire season except one on the final night when #11 Eric Johnson grabbed the first feature of the night.

Hornet action at CNS (Starr photo)

On championship night it was Mitch winning the final main event by nearly a half lap of his nearest competitor. But it was his dad Lanny who took home the season championship in the division.

#24 Lanny Bolten on his way to the Hornet track championship (Starr photo)

Mitch Bolten won the final Hornet feature at CNS (Starr photo)

10 Lap Feature: #11x Eric Johnson
20 Lap Feature: #5 Mitch Bolten
QUICK TIME: #5 Mitch Bolten 19.825

Champion: #24 Lanny Bolten

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Super Late Model 80 Lap Feature
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada
2. 74 Dan Savage
3. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster
4. 21 Conner Snow Morison
5. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley
6. 27 Roger Avants
7. 8 Jeff Walbaum (R) Brighton
8. 28 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs
9. 4 Bradley Tilton
10. 6D Rick Duckworth (R) Arvada
11. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle
12. 24 Cody Dempster
13. 79 Brad Jenkins Castle Rock
14. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley
15. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Parker
16. 19 Matthew Martinez Parker
17. 48 Eddie Vecchiarelli
18. 88 Jonathan Knee (R) Fort Collins
DNS 34 Rudy Vanderwal LaSalle

Super Late Model 30 Lap Feature
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada
2. 48 Eddie Vecchiarelli
3. 21 Conner Snow Morison
4. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster
5. 74 Dan Savage
6. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley
7. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley
8. 27 Roger Avants
9. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Parker
10. 19 Matthew Martinez Parker
11. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle
12. 24 Cody Dempster
13. 88 Jonathan Knee (R) Fort Collins
14. 28 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs
15. 8 Jeff Walbaum (R) Brighton
16. 4 Bradley Tilton
17. 34 Rudy Vanderwal LaSalle
18. 6D Rick Duckworth (R) Arvada
19. 79 Brad Jenkins Castle Rock

Super Stocks Feature 2
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 32 Cody Milan Fort Collins
2. 49 Chris Cox
3. 60 Jonathan Lindberg
4. 21R Robert Hoard
5. 55 Damian Lockhart
6. 86 Tim Coate (R)
7. 99S Sam Messerli
8. 28S McCaslin Cain
9. 55J Jesse Runkle
10. 03 Tyler Mander (R) Evans
11. 02 Sean Smith (R)
12. 90 Alexander Rodriguez (R)
13. 11W Scott Long Lyman
14. 31 Ronnie Duran Jr
15. 45E Rebecca Simpson Colorado Springs
16. 19 Shelby Cortese
17. 81 Kyle Shanahan Peyton
18. 29G Justin Griffin Weldona
19. 3.2 Robert Davey Erie
20. 51X Joseph Dike (R)
21. 21 Chris Nelson
22. 35D Greg Dreiling Strasburg
23. 4 Chris Jordan Lafayette

Super Stocks Feature 1
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 32 Cody Milan Fort Collins
2. 49 Chris Cox
3. 60 Jonathan Lindberg
4. 99S Sam Messerli
5. 03 Tyler Mander (R) Evans
6. 3.2 Robert Davey Erie
7. 02 Sean Smith (R)
8. 55 Damian Lockhart
9. 86 Tim Coate (R)
10. 19 Shelby Cortese
11. 21R Robert Hoard
12. 21 Chris Nelson
13. 90 Alexander Rodriguez (R)
14. 28S McCaslin Cain
15. 51X Joseph Dike (R)
16. 31 Ronnie Duran Jr
17. 35D Greg Dreiling Strasburg
18. 29G Justin Griffin Weldona
19. 81 Kyle Shanahan Peyton
20. 55J Jesse Runkle
21. 45E Rebecca Simpson Colorado Springs
22. 11W Scott Long Lyman
23. 4 Chris Jordan Lafayette

Figure 8 Feature 2
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City
2. 18 Dennis Stepanich III (R) Thornton
3. 25 Phil Taylor
4. 7 Daniel Wood
5. 2 Jeremy Jackson Denver
6. 17 Harry Livermore Jr Denver
7. 9 Brent Cave Brighton
8. 8 Brian McCartney Colorado Springs
9. 88 Thomas Huffman Littleton
10. 12 Harvey Webb Jr Thornton
11. 4 Isaac Martinez
12. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City
13. 08 JJ Sanders (R) Aurora
14. 50 Justin Mckeachie

Figure 8 Feature 1
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City
2. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City
3. 17 Harry Livermore Jr Denver
4. 25 Phil Taylor
5. 18 Dennis Stepanich III (R) Thornton
6. 50 Justin Mckeachie
7. 7 Daniel Wood
8. 88 Thomas Huffman Littleton
9. 4 Isaac Martinez
10. 8 Brian McCartney Colorado Springs
11. 12 Harvey Webb Jr Thornton
12. 2 Jeremy Jackson Denver
13. 08 JJ Sanders (R) Aurora
14. 9 Brent Cave Brighton

Hornets Feature 2
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 5 Mitch Bolten (R) Grand Junction
2. 24 Lanny Bolton (R) Aurora
3. 15 Sean Frank (R) Colorado Springs
4. 3 Daniel Thompson (R) Cheyenne
5. 12C Craig Furstenau (R) Strasburg
6. 64 Trent Young
7. 57 James Embree
8. 58 Christopher Davis Longmont
9. 13x Sean Drieth
10. 69x Wyatt Fitzgerald
11. 11x Eric Johnson

Hornets Feature 1
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 11x Eric Johnson
2. 5 Mitch Bolten (R) Grand Junction
3. 24 Lanny Bolton (R) Aurora
4. 3 Daniel Thompson (R) Cheyenne
5. 15 Sean Frank (R) Colorado Springs
6. 12C Craig Furstenau (R) Strasburg
7. 57 James Embree
8. 58 Christopher Davis Longmont
9. 13x Sean Drieth
10. 69x Wyatt Fitzgerald
11. 64 Trent Young

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