(08-27-2016 Dacono, CO) Greeley’s Brett Yackey won his seventh Palomino Industries Late Model feature event after being sent to the rear of the field for an altercation with Brent Miller in the early stages of the race. Yackey’s win gives him a near lock for the 2016 championship with just one race left in the season. Eddie Vecchiarelli used a late race restart to win the Grand American Modifieds and Levi Greenly cruised to victory in the Super Stocks.
In addition to the great racing it was also the annual Ride 911 night where motorcyclists from around the region go on a memorial ride to honor those that lost their lives on September 11th 2001. The ride ends at the track just before the national anthem and it’s always an awesome site to see the mass of bikes line up at the track and take some laps around the speedway.
Palomino Industries Late Models
#32 Brett Yackey from Greeley Colorado grabbed a hard-earned 7th Palomino Late Model feature win after coming from deep in the field twice in the 30 lap feature event. Yackey not only started deep in the field but after moving near the front was sent to the rear of the field after tangling with #88 Brent Miller in turns 3 and 4.
#32 Brett Yackey and #18 Michael Valentine battle for the lead in the Late Model feature (Starr photo)
Eventually Yackey would make it all the way back to the front again to battle Gering Nebraska’s Mike Valentine in the #18 car for the lead. Valentine tried his best to hold off the charging Yackey but eventually Brett got his nose under the 18 car and was able to make the pass for the lead. Behind the leaders another awesome battle for position was taking place between #11 Montie Paulsen from Pueblo West and #19 Robert Davey from Aurora. Joining that battle was #3 Wade Grove from Thornton.
When the checkered flag dropped it was Yackey out in front winning his 7th Late Model feature of the season and Valentine close behind in 2nd place. Davey secured 3rd position and Grove 4th. Paulsen finished an impressive 5th.
Brett Yackey celebrates in winner’s circle (Starr photo)
With the win Yackey opened up his point lead to 45 over Valentine with just one points race remaining on Saturday September 24th.
FEATURE: #32 Brett Yackey FAST DASH: #88 Brent Miller DASH: #16 Ryan Mcfadden QUICK TIME: #32 Brett Yackey 17.706
SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds
There was drama in the SUNOCO Race Fuels Fast Dash when race winner Ron O’Neil from Colorado Springs and Eddie Vecchiarelli from Brighton tangled coming out of turn four near the end of the race. The drivers were clearly upset at one another and knocked fenders a couple times on the cool-down lap after the race. This drama would would heat back up again in the feature as Vecchiarelli hunted down O’Neil who led almost the entire race until a late race double-file restart gave Vecchiarelli the chance he was looking for.
Eddie Vecchiarelli in the #48 car makes an outside pass on #0 Ron O’Neil during a late race double-file restart (Starr photo)
Vecchiarelli bolted out front on the restart and cruised to his second win of the 2016 season. O’Neil settled for a third place finish after being passed by #44 Juston Case from Brighton.
Eddie Vecchiarelli in winner’s circle (Starr photo)
Case has a semi-comfortable 24 point lead in the season standings over O’Neil with just one points race left on Saturday September 24th
FEATURE: #48 Eddie Vecchiarelli FAST DASH: #0 Ron O’Neil DASH: #55 Gary Land QUICK TIME: #48 Eddie Vecchiarelli 17.193
The Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks
A large field of Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks rumbled to the green flag for their 25 lap feature event with #43 Kody Vanderwal and #75 Levi Greenly on the front row. Vanderwal led the first 5 laps of the race but that’s when Greenly took over and set the pace for the remainder of the race winning his third feature of the season.
#43 Kody Vanderwal and #75 Levi Greenly battle at the start of the feature event (Starr photo)
Behind Greenly is where things got interesting. There was a great battle between Vanderwal, #22 Brian Yackey and #9 Curtis Heldenbrand. All three of these drivers along with the #3 of Michael Cox are in a tight battle for the season points championship. In fact the top 4 drivers in the division are now separated by a mere 11 points.
The racing was tight among the top 4 cars all night long (Starr photo)
Due to this tight battle every position is valuable which created some dramatic racing throughout the feature event. Heldenbrand used a late race restart to wiggle his way into a second place finish which now gives him a 6 point lead in the standings over Vandewrwal who crossed the line 4th behind Yackey in 3rd place. #2 Chris Cox took home the final spot in the top 5 while #3 Michael Cox had to settle for 6th place.
The Super Stocks have one last points race in 2016 and that’s on Championship Night Saturday September 17th.
FEATURE: #75 Levi Greenly FAST DASH: #3 Michael Cox DASH: #31 Mike Matthiesen QUICK TIME: #75 Levi Greenly 19.705
Witthar Racing Trains
Jared “Wally” Wall and brakeman Kelly bolted out front in the Witthar racing Trains feature event leading every lap to take their third win of the season. Jared’s “Last Call” Train now has a 10 point lead of the #7 Cole Train in the season standings.
FEATURE: #86 Last Call Train – Jared “Wally” Wall and Kelly
Race Rental Modifieds
FEATURE: #5 Eric Misner
Race Rental Modified action (Starr photo)
#5 Eric Misner takes the win in the Race Rental Modifieds (Starr photo)
Eric Misner in winner’s circle after taking the Race Rental Modified feature win (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #951 Chris Deshon
Chris Deshon won the UTV feature at CNS (Starr photo)
Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley 2. 18 Mike Valentine (R) Gering 3. 19 Robert Davey Aurora 4. 3 Wade Grove Thronton 5. 11 Montie Paulsen Pueblo West 6. 29 Rayshawn Carter Commerce City 7. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide 8. 91 George Burke Colo Springs 9. 27 Wendi Lewis Johnstown 10. 6 Jason Sharp (R) Fountain 11. 49 Dennis Pobanz Colorado Springs 12. 88 Brent Miller Brighton.
Grand American Modifieds Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 48 Eddie Vecchiarelli Brighton 2. 44 Justin Case Brighton 3. 0 Ron ONeil Colorado Springs 4. 66 John Seely Parker 5. 88 Jeff Walbaum Brighton 6. 51 Joe Mares Jr (R) Aurora 7. 13 Darin Clark Cheyenne 8. 44s Clint Schubert (R) Calhan 9. 24 Chad Guilford (R) HIghlands Ranch 10. 72 Ryan Higgs (R) Lakewood 11. 57B Brady Balderston Parker 12. 5 Jimmy Zerby Greeley 13. 55 Gary Land (R) Littleton 14. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton
Super Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 75 Levi Greenly Kersey 2. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada 3. 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley 4. 43 Kody Vanderwal (R) LaSalle 5. 2 Chris Cox Littleton 6. 3 Michael Cox Englewood 7. 57 Corey Cox Littleton 8. 1 Makayla Grote Lakewood 9. 06H Adam Hilton Brighton 10. 51 Jax Hughes Lakewood 11. 3.2 Troy Witthar Eastlake 12. 88M Scott Miller Brighton 13. 02 Darrell Smith Littleton 14. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City 15. 31 Michael Matthiesen Dacono 16. 32 Robert Davey Aurora 17. 26 Taylor Dragoon Aurora 18. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton 19. 5 Zayne Tatro Northglenn 20. 16 Chris Hageman Arvada 21. 55 Damian Lockhart (R) Arvada 22. 29 Justin Griffin Greeley 23. 86 Tim Coate Littleton
Trains Pos No. Name 1. 86 Last Call 2. 13 Crazy Train 3. 7 Cole Train 4. 69 Twisted Sisters 5. 5 Hearse Train
Race Rental Modifieds Pos No. 1. 5 2. 92 3. 12 4. 4 5. 1 6. 21 7. 88 8. 27 9. 34 10. 18 11. 11