(07-22-2017 Dacono, CO) Michael Scott from Cheyenne Wyoming used the high groove to make a late race pass on Curtis Heldenbrand from Arvada to win his second Snap-On Tools Pro Truck feature of 2017 at Colorado National Speedway. In the Quaker Steak and Lube Late Models division Greeley Colorado’s Brian Yackey was victorious while Westminster’s Kyle Clegg won a caution free and action-packed Legend Car feature. Jereme Wall from Commerce City once again ended up in winner’s circle in the Chick-Fil-A Figure 8 division.
Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks
Two young drivers filled out the front row for the start of the Snap-On Tools Pro Truck feature event with #9 Curtis Heldenbrand and #96 Conner Snow along side. While Snow was able to lead lap one Heldenbrand working the low side took over the lead on lap two.
Heldenbrand was holding off Snow as well as #82 Michael Scott from Cheyenne during the early stages of the race using the low groov. With nine laps to go the caution flag flew for Tyler Davis in the #33 truck who spun in turn 4. This gave Scott his best chance at taking the lead as he now started outside Heldenbrand for the double-file restart.
Heldenbrand and Scott battled for the lead and it looked as if Scott was starting to take the advantage as Heldenbrand was running a very low line coming out of turn 4.
#9 Curtis Heldenbrand attempts to hold off #82 Michael Scott (Starr photo)
As the laps wound down #7 Adam Deines and #43 Kody Vanderwal began to make their move towards the front but nobody seemed to have enough for Scott who was cruising out front.
At the finish line it was Scott taking his 2nd win of the season with Deines passing Heldenbrand late in the race for second place. Heldenbrand hung on for 3rd and Kody Vanderwal grabbed 4th. Conner Snow was the final truck in the top 5.
Michael Scott in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
The Pro Trucks return to action on Saturday August 5th.
FEATURE: #82 Michael Scott FAST DASH: #96 Conner Snow DASH: #36 Matt Burton QUICK TIME: #43 Kody Vanderwal 17.550
Quaker Steak & Lube Late Models
The car to beat in the Quaker Steak and Lube Late Models in 2017 has been the #22 of Brian Yackey. Brian flexed his muscle once again taking his fourth feature win of the season. Yackey had some work to do staring in the 3rd row and having to get passed #31 Derek Smith and #98 Lee Kemmit who were having a great battle for the lead.
But Yackey’s smooth driving style allowed him to methodically work his way to the front and never look back.
#22 Brian Yackey goes under #98 Lee Kemmit and #31 Derek Smith (Starr photo)
Possibly the biggest surprise of the night was the 53g of Nathan Gasser who not only won the dash but also came from 8th position to battle Kemmit for 3rd place in the feature ultimately settling for 4th spot.
Derek Smith was 2nd behind Yackey and Kemmit did secure 3rd place. Behind Gasser in 4th was #44 Tommy Powers who was the final car in the top 5. The Late Models return to racing on Saturday August 12th.
Brian Yackey in winner’s circle (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #22 Brian Yackey FAST DASH: #9 Brent Cave DASH: #53 Nathan Gasser QUICK TIME: #31 Derek Smith 17.959
32 Legend cars checked in to the pits on this night and when the green flag dropped in the feature event 29 cars buzzed down the front straight. 08L Jace Hansen and #15 Danny Medina were on the front row and quickly began a battle for the lead leaving a gaggle of cars in their wake. As Medina and Hansen began to remove themselves from the field #21 Ryan Jones ran 3rd but felt the presence of #66 Kyle Clegg on his bumper. Clegg had started all the way back in 8th place but was making quick work to the front.
08L Jace Hansen and #15 Danny Medina battle at the start of the Legend Car feature (Starr photo)
As Medina and Hansen approached lapped traffic in turns 3 and 4 they slowed just enough to allow Clegg and Jones to catch them and create 4 car battle. Clegg muscled his way to the lead only to have Medina retake the lead a lap later. Once again the top dogs in the Legends division were putting on a great show for the fans.
#66 Kyle Clegg hounding race leader #15 Danny Medina (Starr photo)
After Clegg was able to clear Medina for the lead with 5 laps to go he began to pull away and take the checkered flag, his third of the season and second in a row. Behind Clegg, Medina settled for 2nd place, Hansen was 3rd, Jones 4th and #25 Adam Pechman rounded out the top 5.
Besides the great battle for the lead the story of the race was that the there were no yellow flags. 29 Legend cars battling all over the track for 25 laps and not a single caution flag!
Kyle Clegg hears cheers from the crowd in victory circle at CNS (Starr photo)
The Legend cars return to CNS on Saturday July 29th.
FEATURE: #66 Kyle Clegg FAST DASH: #15 Danny Medina DASH: #51 AJ Canada QUICK TIME: #66 Kyle Clegg 18.879
Chick-Fil-A Figure 8s
The Figure 8s rumble through the X at the start of their feature event (Starr photo)
Jereme Wall in the #15 Stephanie’s Coffee Shop Chevy continued his dominance in the Chick-Fil-A Figure 8 division by crushing the competition in yet another feature event at CNS. Jereme didn’t start dead last this week as that honor went to Jared Wall who won the fast dash putting him at the rear of the field. But in the main event it was all Jereme leaving Jared to battle with #50 Justin McKeachie for 2nd place.
#4 Sean Smith and #11 Joe Gastineau make contact during the early stages of the Figure 8 feature (Starr photo)
At the checkered flag the top 5 finished with Jereme and Jared Wall 1st and 2nd. McKeachie was 3td and #17 Harry Livermore Jr. was 4th. Harvey Webb in the #12 Camaro grabbed an impressive top 5 finish.
Jereme Wall cruising out front (Starr photo)
The Figure 8s are back in action on Saturday August 5th.
FEATURE: #15 Jereme Wall FAST DASH: #52 Jared Wall
FEATURE: #1 Chad Willette QUICK TIME: #10 21.265
Pro Trucks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 82 Michael Scott Cheyenne 2. 7 Adam Deines Longmont 3. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada 4. 43 Kody Vanderwal La Salle 5. 96 Conner Snow Morrison 6. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 7. 5W Troy Witthar Eastlake 8. 8 Jeff Walbaum Brighton 9. 36 Matt Burton Englewood 10. 37S Scotty Scott Arvada 11. 6D Rick Duckworth 12. 11J Steve Johnson Loveland 13. 33 Tyler Davis (R) Thornton
Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley 2. 31 Derek Smith Gering 3. 98 Lee Kemmit Brighton 4. 53G Nathan Gasser Westminster 5. 44 Tom Powers Castle Rock 6. 9 Brent Cave (R) Thornton 7. 27 Wendi Lewis Johnstown 8. 16 Steve Mills 9. 6 Jason Sharp Fountain 1.0 29 Rayshawn Carter Commerce City 11. 94 Kyle Morse 12. 28 Alan Carter Commerce City 13. 3 Wade Grove Thronton DNS 82 Paul Green
Legend Cars Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster 2. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs 3. 08L Jace Hanson Loveland 4. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada 5. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison 6. 30 Darrell J Stewart Arvada 7. 46 Zach Witherwax Arvada 8. 05 Nick Cooper Loveland 9. 48 Cody Dempster Parker 10. 32 Blair Cooper Arvada 11. 3 Wayne Barlock Jr Peyton 12. 16 Travis Roe Thronton 13. 13 Jason Hulvey (R) Thornton 14. 03 Darrell L Stewart Arvada 15. 26 Chris Brunker Lakewood 16. 88 Paul Himler Erie 17. 34 Al Matthews Frederick 18. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada 19. 2 Johnathan Lindberg 20. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater 21. 62 Roy Dunlap (R) Cheyenne 22. 23 Austyn Radosta Pueblo 23. 33x Dean Kallas Golden 24. 08k Krystal Faulkingham Cheyenne 25. 17 BreAnn Adkison Cheyenne 26. 41 Gregory Lee Broomfield 27. 51 AJ Canda Castle Rock 28. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada 29. 57 Adam Osborne Fountain
Figure 8 Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City 2. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City 3. 50 Justin McKeachie Aurora 4. 17 Harry Livermore Jr. Denver 5. 12 Harvey Webb Jr Longmont 6. 11 Joe Gastineau Centennial 7. 4 Sean Smith Greeley 8. 81 Dave Smith 9. 71 Tyler Dowler Englewood