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AC Transmission Shifts Into High Gear At CNS

June 8, 2024 ~ Dacono, CO

Waiting out a moderate rain delay may not sound like the most exciting thing to do with your Saturday night, but on June 8th, 2024, Colorado National Speedway made sure the show was worth it for our fans who stuck it out with us. Once the lightning passed, infamous announcer Anthony “AROD” Rodriguez got the crowd going again with a dance-off; the winner taking home a night at the Lodge Casino and dinner to boot! Afterward, fans cheered as more than 30 vehicles piloted by race car drivers, crew members, and a few of the NASCAR Officials turned lap after lap to dry out the racing surface.


While most of our Dashes were canceled due to weather, the Legends, Bandoleros, Super Late Models, Figure 8s, and Trains attacked the track with a vengeance; making up for lost time as they battled for the checkered flag.


Bella Flooring America Super Late Models

Feature – 40 Laps

Nathan Gasser’s No. 24G and Cassidy Hinds’ No. 3C led to the green. Gasser got the early advantage, leaving Hinds to fend off the No. 32 of Brett Yackey. Brett Yackey made short work of her with Darren Robertson’s No. 11 hot on his bumper. On Lap 4, Brett Yackey had caught Gasser up front, nudging him up the track to slide by and take the lead. Gasser, fighting with the handling of his car now, slipped back to fourth. Behind them, Michael Scott dug his No. 82 machine into his preferred line up high, picking off cars one by one mid-pack. As Yackey put some distance down between himself and Robertson, Scott pulled abreast of Bruce Yackey’s No. 12 machine for fifth, taking the position and setting his sights on the leaders, powering around Gasser and slamming doors with Hinds before lighting out after Robertson and Brett Yackey. While the leaders checked out, the field lined up nose-to-tail behind them. Robertson put the hammer down and caught Brett Yackey just past halfway, wearing out his rear bumper as he searched for an opportunity to make the pass. Hot on each other’s bumpers, they continued to ditch the rest of the field together. Meanwhile, Scott, still throwing his race car high, tagged the wall on Lap 31, almost allowing Gasser to move past him, but a lapped car thwarted Gasser, forcing him to back out. That also allowed Bruce Yackey to reel them both in, making for a three-wide battle for P3. Gasser gained the advantage, defending his position, but before he could set sail, a caution waved for debris with seven laps left for the first time in the SLM Feature.


Neck-and-neck on the restart, Robertson pulled ahead just slightly before Brett Yackey charged back ahead of him, but the caution flew again before the battle could be decided as Gasser spun and subsequently pulled off the track. Robertson and Brett Yackey resumed their duel when the green flag waved. Brett Yackey put the bumper to Robertson, causing him to step out just enough to lose ground and surrender the top spot. Scott was also able to get by, settling into his unconventionally high line, but he got a bit too brave and slammed the front stretch wall on the last lap. While he managed to keep going, Bruce Yackey drove by him to finish second, while Brett Yackey drove a clean lap and crossed the line in first.

Quick Time: No. 11, Darren Robertson, 15.952 seconds

Dash: N/A

Fast Dash: N/A

Feature: No. 32, Brett Yackey

 

AC Transmissions Legends

Feature – 25 Laps

Danny Medina, driver of the No. 15, and rookie Wyatt Dent, driver of the No. 68, took the start from the front row. Medina sprang into the lead as Dent faded, falling in behind the No. 78C Of Colton Crocker. The No. 03 of Darrell L. Stewart found himself hung out to dry on the outside as he was passed by several more cars, including the No. 16 of Travis Roe, who took over third. Crocker continued his pursuit of Medina for the lead. Stewart battled back with Dent for P6, but was able to prevent himself from losing another spot and kept Dent behind him. By Lap 13, Crocker pulled even with Medina and put him in the rearview; meanwhile, the No. 88F of Cade Fox pushed past the No. 12 of Bryanna Bruce for fourth. Lapped traffic battled two-by-two ahead of Crocker, nearly costing him the lead, but he was able to negotiate the slower cars and kept his lead – until Medina caught him just a lap later, slicing by in Turn 1 and taking off with the top spot. Now Medina faced lapped traffic head-on, keeping one eye out the windshield and the other in the rearview as Crocker faded. Fox was able to finally take third away from Roe, meanwhile. As lapped traffic lightened, Medina continued to stretch his lead and snagged the win over Crocker after a clean flag-to-flag race.

Quick Time: No. 78C, Colton Crocker, 18.343 seconds

Dash: N/A

Fast Dash: N/A

Feature: No. 15, Danny Medina

 

Exhaust Pros Northglenn Figure 8s

Feature – 20 Laps

A single file start with the No. 8 of Cassidy Creekmore at the helm set the stage for an insane F8 Feature. The No. 67 of Kylan Swenson showed sparks from the undercarriage as a piece of his exhaust came loose and finally detached in The X. Creekmore got a jump on the lead, but not for long, as she fell in behind the No. 3 of Michael Wolfe Jr., who had started mid-pack. Meanwhile, the No. 15 of Jereme Wall and the No. 52 of Jared Wall battled for fourth, until Jared Wall spun in Turn 2 and caused a caution. Under the yellow, Jared Wall, apparently frustrated with his brother, slammed doors with Jereme Wall, punching in the passenger’s side of the No. 15 machine before being black flagged and sent off the track. Wolfe retained the lead once things were sorted out. Creekmore was put in the middle of a four-wide battle for P2 and plummeted as the No. 64 of Michael Kephart took P2 and the No. 38 of Javon Barnard nearly caught the infield dirt.


Creekmore’s night got even worse as she contacted Swenson, resulting in heavy front-end damage to the No. 67 machine. When the race restarted, it didn’t last for long, as part of Swenson’s race car sheared off onto the racing surface. Jereme Wall, with his damaged race car, claimed the lead when the green flew on Lap 7, although Wolfe didn’t let him go without a fight and hung onto his rear bumper as they continued to pace the field. The No. 08 of Travis Sanders closed on them both and lit after them. Then, the No. 18 of Dennis Stepanich and Barnard slammed together, causing another caution. On Lap 9, Jereme Wall took off with the lead again, at least until another yellow flag flew as Barnard contacted Kephart, causing both to spin. Under caution, Travis Sanders, who was running third, pulled the No. 08 off the track to address an apparent mechanical issue.


Jereme Wall continued to lead when the green flag fell on Lap 13. He and Wolfe ran away from the field, never lifting even as cross traffic became a threat in The X. Only six cars were left in the running by this point – for reference, 12 cars started ­– and Jereme Wall continued to class them all. Even as Wolfe did his best to get around him, Wall’s heavily damaged No. 15 shot across the line in first.

Quick Time: No. 15, Jereme Wall, 27.532

Dash: N/A

Feature: No. 15, Jereme Wall

 

Puzzle Effect Bandoleros

Bandits

Fast Dash - 7 Laps

The Bandoleros was the only division able to run some Dashes before the rain hit. As such, Emersyn Weitzel’s No. 44 led to the green flag for the Bandit Dash, although the No. 95J of Jaxson Muhler was credited with leading the first lap.  He began to stretch his lead as the No. 14 of Austin Steinke, who started fifth, swung wide into third and began pressuring Steinke. Muhler held the lead all the way to the checkered flag.


Dash - 7 Laps

In the Bandit Jr. Dash, the No. 84 of Kaylie Snyder jumped out front right away, while the No. 72 of Connor Kellogg shouldered his way toward the front. However, he got sideways heading into the infield turn, and Kaylie Snyder held onto the lead, although the No. 96 of James Snyder closed fast. James Snyder took advantage of slower traffic to shoot into the lead to win.


Feature - 12 Laps

Steinke and Weitzel started on the front row for the Feature. Steinke got away with the lead, but not for long - the No. 07 of Madison Stanley went three wide with several lapped cars and ended up on top. She continued to lead, navigating through slower traffic, but she wasn’t able to deal with lapped cars and Steinke, who took advantage of her distraction to sweep into first place. However, just a few laps later, the inverse happened as Steinke was held up by lapped cars, allowing Stanley to get around him. Coming to the line, though, Steinke mounted a charge and went side-by-side with Stanley, beating her to the line by a hair for the first win of his career.

Bandit Dash: No. 95J, Jaxson Muhler

Bandit Jr. Dash: No. 96, James Snyder

Bandit Feature: No. 07, Madison Stanley


Outlaw

Dash - 10 Laps

The No. 12 of Aspyn Lange made a big move at the drop of the green flag to get to fourth, following the No. 61 of Lilly Tuttle and the No. 5 of Reagan Fruge. Despite contact from the No. 08 of Tanner McKim, Tuttle was able to keep going. Tuttle didn’t let it ruffle her and kept her lead, leaving McKim and Lange to sort things out for second place. Then, Lange spun out and was struck head-on by the No. 2 of Dutch Vanderwal on Lap 7, ending the race. Thankfully, both drivers were ok after the hard impact; Tuttle was credited with the Dash win.


Feature - 12 Laps

It didn’t take long for Fruge to take the lead, going three-wide with the No. 23 of Peyton Opperman and the No. 18 of Jake Boren to make it happen. Fruge got away with a decent lead as McKim swept into third place. Opperman spun but kept his race car out of further trouble. Lange, able to race again after the hard Dash crash, quickly caught up to Fruge, cutting his advantage to a bumper as she pressured him with few laps remaining. Fruge wouldn’t be denied and clung to his lead, winning over Lange.

Outlaw Dash: No. 61, Lilly Tuttle

Outlaw Feature: No. 5, Reagan Fruge

 

Take 5 Oil Change Trains

Feature – 7 Laps

Always a wild card, the Trains definitely delivered. On the first lap, the leader, the No. 151 Crazy Train, had an issue and had to maneuver around the track going the wrong direction to avoid wrecking, rejoining at the tail end of the field. This turned the lead over to the No. 80HD SNAFU, with the No. 91 JH Livestock Friday Night Special in tow. Then, the No. 41G JH Livestock Funny Farm blew up, as did the No. 3 Anger Management. Neither Train was able to finish the race. The field was halved to just three competitors as SNAFU continued to lead Friday Night Special. Crazy Train (true to its name) was able to complete the pass and take over third. Funny Farm was able to get rolling again with one lap left. SNAFU retained the lead and went on to win.

Feature: No. 80HD SNAFU

 

Once again, we’re proud to say we have the toughest and most loyal fans in the business. Thanks for sticking it out as Mother Nature tried to put a damper on us! Every single one of you makes what we do worth it. Can’t wait to see you back next weekend for even more action. Our season is just ramping up and there’s plenty more to go. You know where to find us on Saturday nights – come check it out in person.  


If you missed any of the action live be sure to check out the replay on Low Budget TV.


OFFICIAL RESULTS

Super Late Model - 40 Laps

  1. 32 Brett Yackey

  2. 12 Bruce Yackey

  3. 11 Darren Robertson

  4. 82 Michael Scott

  5. 3C Cassidy Hinds

  6. 29 Matt Brunker

  7. 25 Monty Skinner

  8. 24G Nathan Gasser


Figure 8 - 20 Laps

  1. 15 Jereme Wall

  2. 3 Michael Wolfe Jr

  3. 18 Dennis Stepanich III

  4. 71 Isaac Martinez

  5. 74 Sam Faus

  6. 8 Cassidy Creekmore

  7. 64 Michael Kephart

  8. 6C Cody Palmore

  9. 08 Travis Sanders

  10. 38 Javon Barnard (R)

  11. 67 Kylan Swenson

  12. 52 Jared Wall


Legends - 25 Laps

  1. 15 Danny Medina

  2. 78C Colton Crocker

  3. 88F Cade Fox

  4. 16 Travis Roe

  5. 12 Bryanna Bruce

  6. 03 Darrell L Stewart

  7. 68 Wyatt Dent (R)

  8. 6 Scotty Scott

  9. 45 Cole Tuttle

  10. 00 Chris Saykally

  11. 21L Madilyn Lange (R)

  12. 4W Stuart Wilkerson

  13. 75 Austin Hackenberg

  14. 27 Brian Harlow

  15. 17 Jeremy Krueger

  16. 28P Adam Powers

  17. 38 Garrett Wilson

  18. 33 Dillyn Kellogg

  19. 14 Jake Nuttall

  20. 18 JJ Sanders

  21. 01 Gary Land

  22. 62 Erik Bain

  23. 21X Corey Pearson (R)

  24. 19 Dominic Moss

  25. 56 Nicholas Gunther

  26. 97 Billy Blevins

  27. 78 Ashlyn Himler

  28. 53 Taylor Baker (R)

  29. 17K Marc Karashinski (R)


Bandolero Outlaw - 12 Laps

  1. 5 Reagan Fruge

  2. 12 Aspyn Lange

  3. 08 Tanner McKim

  4. 89 Justin Barnard

  5. 18 Jake Boren

  6. 61 Lilly Tuttle

  7. 23 Peyton Opperman

  8. 60 Liam Hammond

DNS 2 Dutch VanderWal


Bandolero Bandit - 12 Laps

  1. 07 Madison Stanley

  2. 14 Austin Steinke

  3. 95J Jaxson Muhler

  4. 29 Nora Smith

  5. 44 Emersyn Weitzel

  6. 98 Kyleigh Novak

  7. 96 James Snyder

  8. 72 Connor Kellogg

  9. 84 Kaylie Snyder

  10. 42 Lee Malavasic

  11. 24 Ayva Snyder

  12. 77 Scarlett Jones


Trains - 8 Laps

  1. 80HD SNAFU

  2. 91 JH Livestock Friday Night Special

  3. 151 Crazy Train

  4. 41G JH Livestock Funny Farm

  5. 3 Anger Management

  6. 01 Dukes of Hazzard


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