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A Preview of the CNS Sprint Car Spectacular Saturday July 6th & Sunday July 7th

6-26-24 ~ Dacono, CO

Since 2018, Colorado National Speedway has hosted the ground pounding, methanol breathing winged sprint cars over 4th of July weekend. In 2024, CNS will once again play host to one of our most beloved traditions; only this year, it’s even bigger and better than ever. With over 30 Sprint Cars pre-registered from across the country, and an epic $10,000 to win for each night of racing, all eyes will be on CNS to find out who will be the fastest sprint car on asphalt!

 

Let’s meet some of the drivers who will be competing with us:

 

Bobby Santos III

A four-time winner of the CNS Sprint Car Spectacular, Santos swept the weekend in 2023 which included a fantastic finish on the Sunday race. Santos also previously swept the weekend in 2019 and is looking to do much of the same in 2024. Santos is a well-known diverse racer: driving everything from a USAC Silver Crown Car to being a regular with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Bobby Santos III

Arie Luyendyk Jr. – A Former Bachelor comes to CNS.

Arie Luyendyk Jr son of 2 time Indianapolis 500 champion Arie Luyendyk is set to make his debut at Colorado National Speedway during the 4th of July Sprint Car Spectacular driving the #25 Sprint Car. Arie is a talented race car driver who succeeded in many levels, but perhaps may be best known for starring in the 22nd season of The Bachelor on ABC. Arie has made a handful of winged sprint car starts in 2024 and is looking to take on our 3/8 mile oval for the first time. After the races, come to the pits, get an autograph & meet Arie.


Davey Hamilton Jr.

Davey Hamilton Jr., the son of previous all-time track record holder Davey Hamilton Sr., is set to be back in his No. 14 machine for the Independence Day weekend. The Floridian has made 5 starts at CNS and picked up the win during the Sunday edition of this race in 2022. Hamilton Jr is the promotor of the Open Wheel Showdown which features some of the best Sprint Cars, Midgets & Super Modifieds on Pavement; with events happening in November at Las Vegas Motor Speedway & Irwindale Speedway in California.


Aaron Willison

Willison will be making the long tow from British Columbia, Canada in his bright orange No. 14W. Willison, the current all-time track record holder for the fastest lap in CNS History with a blistering time of 13.131 at 102.81 MPH (which was set during qualifying on 7/3/2022). The night before he set the record, Willison grabbed his first victory at CNS. Willison was the inaugural winner of the Open Wheel Showdown in Las Vegas in 2023, and recently won a Must See Racing Sprint Car event at the Owosso Speedway in Owosso, MI.

Aaron Willison

Eric Humphries

Humphries makes a return to lightning quick 3/8 mile oval and is one of the only drivers to have competed in nearly every Sprint Car event CNS has hosted since 2018. With 7 starts, Humphries has two feature wins; with the last one coming in 2021 during the Sunday running of the Independence Day event. Humphries also grabbed the very first Sprint Car Spectacular victory when this event became a two-day show; moving from August to the big July weekend.  Humphries is hungry to get back to CNS victory lane.

Eric Humphries
 

Let's meet the rest of the field heading to CNS over 4th of July Weekend!


Drivers making the tow from Idaho:

The state of Idaho is a hotbed for pavement sprint car racing and year after year we continue to see more competitors make their way to CNS to compete with us for our Sprint Car Spectacular. This year 9 drivers have pre-registered for competition including Drew Crenshaw, Hunter Stanley, Rob Grice, DJ Lyons, William Ginn, father-son duo Mike & Trevor Anderson & Bryan Warf. All these drivers are regular competitors at the famous Meridian Speedway in Idaho.

 

Drivers coming from Canada 🇨🇦:

Three drivers will be making the long tow from North of the border in Canada; including the aforementioned Aaron Willison, along with first time competitors at CNS Jeff Montgomery & Duane Zeinstra.

 

Local Colorado Drivers:

Colorado will once again be well represented in 2024 at CNS, as 9 drivers have pre-registered for the Sprint Car Spectacular. The impressive list includes regular CNS competitors (and father-son duo) Bryan & Austyn Gossel, Frank Denning, Josh Lewis, Mike Hathaway, Kevin Schramek, Ryan Land (who is a regular CNS Legends competitor), and his father Gary Land, who picked up a hard fought victory on June 1st during a Wingless Sprint Car competition. All are looking for their first wins in the Sprint Car Spectacular event.


Drivers making the tow from Utah:

Our neighbors to the West in the great state of Utah will be well represented for the 2024 edition as 4 drivers will be making the tow over the Rocky Mountains and onto the high plains. Drivers making a return to CNS include Natalie Waters, Monty Bergener & Jarett Burdett. Mel Andrus will be joining us for the first time in 2024.

 

Even more great competitors:

Other drivers heading to CNS include Shad Petersen from Casper, Wyoming who competed in the 2023 edition of this race. The Northwest will also be well represented, as first-time competitors Randy Dubois of Washington & Anthony Offutt of Oregon will make their way to CNS. The longest haul award may go to James Dutton, who will be making the cross-country trip from Florida to make his first entry in the event.

 

Previous Winners:

8/19/2017 No. 88 Jason Conn

7/6/2018 No. 15 Eric Humphries

7/7/2018 No. 43 Kyle Bergener

7/5/2019 No. 22A Bobby Santos III

7/6/2019 No. 22A Bobby Santos III

7/3/2021 No. 36 Ryan Burdett

7/4/2021 No. 15 Eric Humphries

7/2/2022 No. 14W Aaron Willison

7/3/2022 No. 95/14 Cris Muhler/Davey Hamilton Jr

7/1/2023 No. 22A Bobby Santos III

7/2/2023 No. 22A Bobby Santos III

 

With $10,000 to win each night, the 2024 edition of the Sprint Car Spectacular is set to be one of the biggest asphalt sprint car races of the season. Make plans to be here Saturday July 6th & Sunday July 7th for this epic two-night extravaganza. In addition to the Sprint Cars, both nights will feature great local action from the CNS Grand American Modifieds & Figure 8’s on Saturday July 6th & Pure Stocks, Figure 8’s & Trains on Sunday July 7th. Both nights will also include Civilian Circle Drags, where you’ll see Minivans and Camrys compete alongside Corvettes and Mustangs to see who’s the fastest. Oh & did we mention we'll have two rounds of Northern Colorado's Best Fireworks!!


Where Can I Buy Tickets?

Great Question! The best way to purchase tickets is to get them now by clicking here or the button below. We also always have plenty of tickets available at the CNS Box Office on race day when the gates open at 4pm each night.


Ticket Prices:

Adult Tickets 13+: $22.00

Youth Tickets 5-12: $12.00


We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday July 6th & Sunday July 7th for an annual tradition of sprint car racing on 4th of July weekend!


Current Pre-Entry List as of 6-26-24

CNS Sprint Car Pre-Entry List as of 6/26/24

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