Clean Racing On A Cool Colorado Evening For Tower’s Night Out

June 18th, 2022
Tower’s Night Out was presented by Denver West Towing along with Dedicated Towing and Recovery, two longtime friends and generous sponsors of Colorado National Speedway. Thankfully, it was a night of (mostly) clean racing, making for a great show at CNS under the lights on Saturday, June 19th.

Matco Tools Pro Trucks
Feature – 30 Laps
The bright yellow No. 7 truck of Adam Deines led the 13-truck field to the green flag, while the No. 65E of Chris Eggleston broke out behind him. A good battle for third place shaped up between the No. 22 of Brian Yackey, the No. 34 of Rudy Vanderwal, and the No. 33 of Tyler Davis while Deines held down the front of the field. However, the battle didn’t last long, as Vanderwal’s No. 34 slowed off the pace, prompting a caution flag. The ensuing restart saw the No. 65 of Eggleston start alongside the No. 7 of Deines, and this time, Eggleston leapt out front while Deines tried to make the high line work. The No. 22 of Yackey surged past, though, and found some speed as he shot past the No. 9 of Curtis Heldenbrand and Deines in the No. 7, taking over the second position. He set his sights on Eggleston in the No. 65E. The two trucks battled hard for a handful of laps, with Yackey all over the rear bumper of Eggleston’s machine, searching for his chance. With four laps left, the No. 90 of Chasen Groff slowed in Turn 4, causing another caution. That wasn’t a problem for Eggleston’s No. 65E machine, as he got ahead of Yackey on the restart and didn’t look back, securing the Pro Truck feature win of the night.
Chris Eggleston Leads at CNS

Feature: No. 65E, Chris Eggleston

Dash: No. 50, Tyler Wiggans
Fast Dash: No. 65, Chris Eggleston
Quick Time: No. 22, Brian Yackey 16.845

Galitz Transportation Late Models
Feature – 30 Laps
The Late Model feature was the Dan Alamaa show, as the red, white and blue No. 8 machine paced the 20-car field to green. He easily took over control of the race when the green flag fell, while a heated battle shaped up for the second position behind him. Just five laps in, the No. 30 of Jeremiah Hill spun out, but he was able to keep it off the racing surface and the race continued under green. Out front, Alamaa navigated lapped traffic as the laps ticked by, but he kept a healthy lead over the No. 51 of Eric Meisner, who snuck into second place. With 13 laps left, the No. 1NE of Troy Whittar made contact with the No. 63 of James Starcher and caused Starcher to spin, but again the race stayed green. Alamaa’s No. 8 led flag-to-flag, capturing the Late Model feature win.
Dan Alamaa Fast Dash CNS

Feature: No. 8, Dan Alamaa

Dash: No. 17, Mariah Bordieau
Fast Dash: No. 98, Lee Kemmit
Quick Time: No. 76, Chad Cowen 17.416

Sunoco Race Fuel Grand American Modifieds
Feature – 30 Laps
The No. 37 of Landon Birney took the green flag from the pole position, but the No. 51 of Kyle Clegg took control early, opening up a lengthy lead over Birney. Meanwhile, the No. 6 of Scotty Scott came to life as he fought for third place. The racing stayed fast and clean while Clegg led, until the No. 9 of CJ Wilson got sideways on the front stretch and spun into the infield. The race stayed green while Scott’s No. 6 machine eked into second place past the No. 37 of Birney. However, Clegg held an insurmountable lead over Scott, and crossed the finish line in first for the Grand American Modified feature win. Much to the fans’ delight, Clegg celebrated in iconic fashion by climbing the front stretch fence.

Feature: No. 51, Kyle Clegg

Dash: No. 2, Jim Douglas
Fast Dash: No. 9, CJ Wilson
Quick Time: No. 51, Kyle Clegg 16.858

Rock N Roll Brewery Pure Stocks
Feature – 25 Laps
Twenty-six Pure Stock race cars took the green flag, led by the No. 02 of Chan Raley, but it didn’t take long for the No. 22 of AJ Hill to make the pass for the first position. Hill opened a comfortable lead while the large pack bashed and slammed behind him. The first caution, however, occurred when the No. 38 of Colton Green spun out in Turn 4 all by himself. On the restart, the No. 22 of Hill and the No. OH7 of Dave Wheeler started up front. Just a few laps later, the polesitter No. 02 machine of Raley was involved in a multicar incident at the apex of Turn 3 and Turn 4, slowing the field once again. Wheeler’s No. OH7 continued to lead, while Hill’s No. 22 machine made a charge for the front with the No. 34 of Ronald Johnson behind him. The No. 76 of Russell Darnell and No. 38 of Green were involved in another incident in Turn 3. Meanwhile, the No. OH7 of Wheeler maintained a healthy lead, despite hitting lapped traffic. With four laps left, the No. 76 of Darnell spun on the back stretch, but the field stayed green; just a few laps later, the No. OH6 of Mahkrysta Hilton slowed on the front stretch after a tough battle for third. The incidents didn’t affect Wheeler’s lead, and the No. OH7 captured the Pure Stock feature victory by a large margin. The victory marked Wheeler’s first on pavement – he typically races on dirt.
Dave Wheeler First Win CNS

Feature: No. OH7, Dave Wheeler

Dash: No. 8, Austin Richards
Fast Dash: No. 22, AJ Hill
Quick Time: No. 34, Ronald Johnson 19.702


OFFICIAL RESULTS

Matco Tools Pro Trucks

  1. 65E Chris Eggleston - Erie

  2. 22 Brian Yackey - Greeley

  3. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand - Westminster

  4. 7 Adam Deines - Longmont

  5. 33 Tyler Davis - Thornton

  6. 50 Tyler Wiggans - Peyton

  7. 85 Jeff Walbaum - Brighton

  8. 28 Brian Weinmaster - Brighton

  9. 5W Troy Witthar - Arvada

  10. 11 Steve Johnson - Loveland

  11. 90 Chasen Groff (R) - Denver

  12. 88 Paul Himler (R) - Erie

  13. 34 Rudy Vanderwal - LaSalle DNS 08 Krystal Faulkingham - Westminster


Galitz Transportation Late Models

  1. 8 Dan Alamaa - CO Springs

  2. 98 Lee Kemmit - Brighton

  3. 6 Tommy Roe - Thornton

  4. 51 Eric Meisner - Brighton

  5. 31 Rick Smith - Gering, NE

  6. 76 Chad Cowen - Gering, NE

  7. 40 Brandon Newey - Broomfield

  8. 15 Michael Hannah - Centennial

  9. 94 Kyle Morse - Peyton

  10. 58 Bryce Weinmaster - Brighton

  11. 1NE Troy Witthar - Arvada

  12. 17X Mariah Boudrieau - CO Springs

  13. 116 Mark Willy - CO Springs

  14. 27 David Brown - Boulder

  15. 30 Jeremiah Hill - Walsenburg

  16. 60 Rick Duckworth

  17. 63 James Starcher (R)

  18. 48 Mikey Blackard - Hays, KS

  19. 88 Brad Skufca - Greelety

  20. A51 Matthew Hill (R) - Thornton


Sunoco Race Fuel Grand American Modifieds

  1. 51 Kyle Clegg - Westminster

  2. 6 Scotty Scott (R) - Arvada

  3. 89 Jacob Smith - Littleton

  4. 37 Landon Birney - Cheyenne

  5. 68 Forest Smith - Bellvue

  6. 2 Jim Douglas - CO Springs

  7. 99 Jordan Smith (R) - Morrison

  8. 41 Eric Vos - Wheat Ridge

  9. 77 Bryan McKeever (R) - Penrose

  10. 9 CJ Wilson - Penrose

  11. 09 Tylar Rick (R) - Mead

  12. 6X Ben Hendricks (R) - Cheyenne

  13. 24 Nathan Gasser - Fort Lupton


Rock N' Roll Brewery Pure Stocks - UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

  1. OH7 Dave Wheeler

  2. 41G Christopher Galvin - Byers

  3. 34 Ronald Johnson - Westminster

  4. 8 Isaac Almaswari - Brighton

  5. 23G Michael Gallo - Loveland

  6. 66M Mike Maldonado Jr

  7. 5C Kyle Carrasco - Hudson

  8. 8A Austin Richards - Arvada

  9. 17D Ethan Sluder - Hudson

  10. 91 Cole Whitford - Brighton

  11. M60 Morris Christner - Elizabeth

  12. 9 Gaylen Baker - Fort Collins

  13. 20 Tanner Faatz

  14. 24 Matthew Knowles

  15. 15 Brendon Knowles

  16. 33 Alex Krivocheev

  17. 90D Jason Colson

  18. 02 Chan Raley - Bennett

  19. 38 Colton Green - Marysville, KS

  20. 76 Russell Darnell - Dacono

  21. OH6 Mahkrysta Hilton - Brighton

  22. 23 Alyssa Salazar - Arvada

  23. 3A Dylon Alvarado - Englewood

  24. 1 Derek Spalding - Lochbuie

  25. 13 Isaac Slinker DQ 22 AJ Hill - Brighton