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Coca Cola Halloween Celebration Caps Off 2023 CNS Season With A Bang

October 7th, 2023 (Dacono, CO)

Colorado National Speedway’s annual Halloween celebration was the perfect send-off for the 2023 season on October 7th, 2023. Fans of all ages dressed to the nines for our Trick or Treat event that let them get up close and personal with the very machines that would soon take to the track, visiting with the drivers of our Pure Stocks, Super Stocks, Legends, Figure 8s, Bandoleros, Trains and Demo X. A handful of hearses even joined in on the fun to set the scene for a spooky night of thrills, spills and the best auto racing in the Rocky Mountains.

From all of us here at CNS – a huge thanks to all our incredible fans, drivers, crews, employees, and partners that made 2023 possible. We will see you all next year – you know where to find us for unforgettable Saturday night entertainment!

Rock ‘N’ Roll Brewery Pure Stocks + Pueblo Bank & Trust Super Stocks

Feature – 30 Laps

Once a year, our SS and PS divisions share a racetrack, and it’s always one hell of a ride. The No. OH7H, driven by Adam Hilton, charged into third past the No. M60 of Morris Christner just three laps in, already putting pressure on the leaders, quickly demoting the No. 21 of Chris Nelson from first and lighting out after the No. 5W of Troy Witthar. Shuffled back, Nelson continued to plummet through the standings, while a familiar No. 49X – driven by Darrell J. Stewart this time – pulled the No. 15C of Chris Cox through to take command of the front row. Witthar and Hilton battled for third behind them, while Cox took the lead away from Stewart (who, by the way, was driving Cox’s own car).

Twelve laps in, the faster cars began to catch the rear of the field, creating obstacles and allowing Hilton to get to the inside of Stewart for second. Then, Witthar and Christner slammed together in the front stretch, putting the No. M60 machine nose-first into the outside wall while Witthar spun to the infield. A red flag waved to address the carnage. Cox and Hilton started together on the front row, while Witthar put Stewart behind him, unfazed from the earlier incident. Hilton continued to reel in Cox for the lead, until Nelson lost a left front tire and halted on the backstretch, causing a yellow flag. Hilton and Cox renewed their battle for P1, hunted relentlessly by Stewart, while Abeyta and Witthar battled for fourth place. Finally, Cox got around Hilton, dragging Stewart along with him, as Hilton’s race car stepped out slightly in Turn 4, costing him precious ground. The battle for the lead came down to Cox and Stewart, bumper-to-bumper before Stewart took it side-by-side with Cox. He muscled his way past Cox on the last lap, taking home a hard-fought trophy in his first ever start in the division.

Quick Time: No. 15C, Chris Cox, 19.515

SS Feature: No. 49X, Darrell J. Stewart

AC Transmissions Legends

Fast Feature 1 – 15 Laps

Colton Crocker’s No. 78C and Ryan Jones’ No. 21 took the LEG field to the green, stalked by the No. 66 of Kyle Clegg. By Lap 2, the top five became strung out behind the leader, single-file as they shot after Crocker. Jones put pressure on Clegg for second place. Clegg then made slight contact with the No. 6 of Scotty Scott, bunching the field up and throwing Clegg into sixth place. He began his forward charge once again, passing the No. 03 of Darrell L. Stewart for fifth in short order, making out after the top four. Jones wore out Crocker’s bumper for the lead, while Chris Eggleston’s No. 22 found an opening to shoot into third place past Scott. Clegg also caught Scott, taking away one more spot from him, while Crocker was able to extend his lead. Crocker held on, fending off Jones and Eggleston for the win.

Fast Feature 2 – 30 Laps

Ryan Land showed the way to the green in the No. 1 machine, while behind him, the hunt for second place took the field three-wide. When it was sorted out, Clegg was in the lead, with the No. 16 of Travis Roe hung out to dry on the high side. The tail end of the field jumbled up, almost unraveling into a crash, while Clegg checked out up front. The frontrunners fell in behind Clegg, following in his tire tracks until Stewart struck the No. 57 of Jarrett Scarberry. Scarberry overcorrected, hammering the backstretch wall, while Stewart ended up in the dirt in Turn 3. Clegg restarted beside Eggleston, who was the only driver to take advantage of the outside line at the choose cone. It didn’t work out in his favor, and he found himself behind Jones, working on the No. 21 machine until its bumper came loose – although it was able to keep going. Clegg maintained his lead, ditching Jones and Eggleston, and led all the way to the checkered flag. Meanwhile, Eggleston brought home a third-place finish, but it was enough to solidify his winning season for his sixth overall LEG championship.

Quick Time: No. 78C, Colton Crocker, 18.466

Fast Feature 1: No. 78C, Colton Crocker

Fast Feature 2: No. 66, Kyle Clegg

2023 FAST LEG Champion: No. 22, Chris Eggleston

Feature 1 – 15 Laps

While the No. 35 of Andrew Lee took off with the lead, just four laps in, the No. 18 of JJ Sanders and the No. 32 of Cody Milan got together, but just as the caution waved, Lee also spun. He was given his position back, defending the top spot against the No. 14X of Jake Nutall – that is, until the No. 27 of Brian Harlow took over. Then, the No. 19 of Dominic Moss suffered a mechanical failure and flames engulfed the engine compartment, but thankfully, Moss was able to exit the vehicle unharmed. Harlow restarted alongside Nutall when the green flag dropped, allowing Harlow the advantage he needed to get back out front. Then, the No. 34 of Patty Sylvester spun, causing another yellow flag. Nutall leaped into the lead on the restart, pulling away from the field with ease, leaving Harlow and Lee to settle things for second place. Harlow got the position for a few laps until Lee passed him once again, bringing the No. 48P of Preston Nakayama along with him. Nutall, meanwhile, continued his dominating performance and flashed under the flag stand in first.

Feature 2 – 20 Laps

Jessilyn Dike’s No. 95 traded the lead with the No. 56 of Nick Gunther. Before they could really get up to speed, the No. 17 of Jeremy Krueger stalled at the Turn 2 exit. A caution was thrown to address the disabled race car. At the drop of the green flag, Nutall shot after Dike, taking her lead away in Turn 3. Harlow entered the conversation for second place with Dike, surging past her and galloping after Nutall up front. He caught Nutall, dipping to the inside, while Nakayama looked to the inside of Gunther for third place. Lapped traffic became an issue on Lap 13, causing Nakayama and Gunther to scatter as they navigated around them. Harlow, meanwhile, caught Nutall for the lead, taking it two-wide as each tried to get the better of the other. Then, chaos ensued, when Sylvester and the No. 97 of Billy Blevins got together. Lined up side-by-side, Harlow and Nutall made it a drag race to the finish line when the race got rolling again – with the advantage going to Harlow at the line.

Feature 1: No. 14X, Jake Nutall

Feature 2: No. 27, Brian Harlow

2023 LEG Champion: No. 48 Preston Nakayama

Take 5 Oil Change Figure 8s

Feature – 25 Laps

Talk about a wild race! Over two dozen race cars took to the F8 course for the final race of the season, many of which had already turned laps in the PS/SS Feature earlier in the night. To boot, the course was reversed, placing the finish line at the exit of The X rather than at the exit of a turn, something the full house of fans was thrilled to witness. Adam Gastineau threw the No. 97 out front right away, but didn’t get too far – he promptly spun out, resulting in a massive pileup that saw the No. 13 of Frank Gastineau and the No. 11 of Joe Gastineau involved, with the latter taking heavy damage.

The green flag dropped again on the No. 3 of Michael Wolfe Jr., who took control of the race. Just three laps in, due to the sheer size of the field, The X already became a hotbed, forcing the leaders to dodge slower race cars through the crossroads. Wolfe commanded the lead, while the No. 15 of 2023 F8 Champion Jereme Wall had already clawed his way into second place. Suddenly, sparks spewed from Wolfe’s race car, drawing the crowd’s attention until he spun out, but he was able to gather it back up and kept going. Then, on Lap 9, some cars made contact in The X, and Jereme Wall was able to take the lead, putting some distance between himself and the second-place No. 52 of Jared Wall. Just a few laps later, two more cars made contact, with the No. OH7 of Adam Hilton slamming into the No. 03 machine of Zay Martinez. A red flag was immediately thrown to clean up the wrecked race cars, but thankfully, both drivers were able to exit their vehicles under their own power.

When the green waved, Jared and Jereme Wall immediately went at it for the lead, while the No. 50 of Justin McKeachie waited for his shot at the top spot. Jereme took off with a massive lead, leaving Jared to defend second place against McKeachie as they shot around the Figure 8 course. Then, McKeachie spun from second place, pouring smoke into the Turn 3 section of the F8 course. Unable to see, Frank Gastineau plowed into McKeachie, causing a caution flag. While McKeachie was not so damaged that he could not move his race car, he did pull off the racetrack and retired. As the race was reaching its time limit, the field was given three laps to sort it out after the green flag dropped, with Jereme Wall back to the point and Wolfe in second. Jereme kept his lead, showing the way through The X, winning the first F8 race on the reversed course.

Feature: No. 15, Jereme Wall

Puzzle Effect Bandoleros

Outlaws Feature 1 - 10 Laps

Wyatt Dent put the No. 68 machine into second in a three-wide maneuver on the first lap, putting pressure on the No. 38 of Javon Barnard for the lead in the first of two Features. He completed the pass even as the No. 08 of Tanner McKim spun out and set the pace for the rest of the race despite running up on slower traffic. He ultimately picked up the win uncontested.

Outlaws Feature 2 - 12 Laps

Two cars spun out on the first lap of the second Outlaw Feature, allowing Dent to pick up right where he’d left off and charge back into the lead right away. He got by the No. 61 of Lilly Tuttle, followed closely by Barnard, who took second away from her as well. Barnard kept after Dent, looking for an opening that would help turn the lead over to him. He almost got his chance when they hit lapped traffic, which allowed him to cut the distance at least some, but nothing would stand in the way of Dent’s dominating performance as he swept the Outlaw division for the night – and the overall championship.

Outlaw Feature 1: No. 68, Wyatt Dent

Outlaw Feature 2: No. 68, Wyatt Dent

2023 BD Outlaw Champion: No. 68, Wyatt Dent

Bandits Feature 1 - 10 Laps

Jaxson Muhler’s No. 95 jumped out ahead of the pack to take the lead at the drop of the green flag, leading the first lap while the No. 23 of Peyton Opperman spun during the first Bandit Feature. However, Muhler couldn’t hold of a pair of hard-charging racers, and found himself behind the No. 12 of Aspyn Lange and the No. 5 of Reagan Fruge. Fruge took over the lead, but couldn’t hold the lead as he drifted up the track and turned control over to Lange. Then, Fruge’s race car suffered a mechanical failure, prompting his exit from the race. Lange went on to capture the victory.

Bandits Feature 2 - 12 Laps

The second feature saw Muhler back to the lead, but his pace was stymied by the No. 33 of Conor Kellogg and the No. 88 of Austin Steinke making contact. Kellogg’s right front wheel suffered damage and rendered him unable to continue. Lange took advantage of the restart to put pressure on Muhler for the lead, while Fruge was able to muscle back into third after spinning out on the first lap. Lange worked her way past Muhler and brought Fruge along with her. Fruge didn’t let up, wearing out Lange’s bumper as he stalked her. However, Lange continued her dominating performance in the Bandit division, picking up her second Feature and the championship trophy while she was at it.

Bandit Feature 1: No. 12, Aspyn Lange

Bandit Feature 2: No. 12, Aspyn Lange

2023 BD Bandit Champion: No. 12, Aspyn Lange

Witthar Racing Trains

Feature – 7 Laps

Seven Trains – 21 cars total – took to the green flag, following the flipped F8 course. J&H Livestock’s Funny Farm, No. 41G, led early over the No. 151 Crazy Train, until trouble struck Funny Farm and smoke began to pour out from the engine car. Crazy Train fell back, passed by the No. 80HD SNAFU and No. 99, J&H Livestock’s Friday Night Special. Friday Night Special continued its forward march, catching Funny Farm and shouldering its way into the lead. Even as white smoke billowed from Friday Night Special, the three-car Train managed to hold onto the lead and take home the win.

Trains - Colorado National Speedway

Feature: No. 99, J&H Livestock’s Friday Night Special


Lite Winner: 48 Joe Prante

Heavy Winner: 82 Ty Cowell


FAST Legend Feature 1 - 15 Laps

  1. 78C Colton Crocker - Brighton

  2. 21 Ryan Jones - Arvada

  3. 22 Chris Eggleston - Erie

  4. 66 Kyle Clegg - Westminster

  5. 6 Scotty Scott - Arvada

  6. 16 Travis Roe - Thornton

  7. 57 Jarret Scarberry (R) - Denver

  8. 1 Ryan Land - Littleton

  9. 03 Darrell L Stewart - Arvada

  10. 74 Trayc Walker-Scott (R) - Parker

  11. 45 Cole Tuttle - Denver

  12. 88F Cade Fox (R) - Wellington

  13. 04 Natalie Foster - Westminster

  14. 98H Samuel Haugen (R) - Centennial

  15. 28P Adam Powers - Silverthorne

  16. 4W Stuart Wilkerson - Winder, GA

  17. 38 Garrett Wilson - Platteville

FAST Legend Feature 2 - 30 Laps

  1. 66 Kyle Clegg - Westminster

  2. 21 Ryan Jones - Arvada

  3. 22 Chris Eggleston - Erie

  4. 78C Colton Crocker - Brighton

  5. 6 Scotty Scott - Arvada

  6. 16 Travis Roe - Thornton

  7. 1 Ryan Land - Littleton

  8. 03 Darrell L Stewart - Arvada

  9. 45 Cole Tuttle - Denver

  10. 88F Cade Fox (R) - Wellington

  11. 74 Trayc Walker-Scott (R) - Parker

  12. 98H Samuel Haugen (R) - Centennial

  13. 4W Stuart Wilkerson - Winder, GA

  14. 28P Adam Powers - Silverthorne

  15. 38 Garrett Wilson - Platteville

  16. 04 Natalie Foster - Westminster

  17. 57 Jarret Scarberry (R) - Denver

Legend Feature 1 - 15 Laps

  1. 14X Jake Nutall

  2. 35 Andrew Lee (R) - Fountain

  3. 48 Preston Nakayama - Loveland

  4. 27 Brian Harlow - CO Springs

  5. 11X Bryanna Bruce - Wheatland, WY

  6. 17 Jeremy Krueger - Arvada

  7. 56 Nick Gunther - CO Springs

  8. 95 Jessilyn Dike - Westminster

  9. 12X Madilyn Lange - Wheatland, WY

  10. 78 Ashlyn Himler - Erie

  11. 9 Terry McBride - Edgewater

  12. 8 Jason Schmerse

  13. 34 Patty Sylvester (R) - Greeley

  14. 97 Billy Blevins - Arvada

  15. 32 Cody Milan - Fort Collins

  16. 18 JJ Sanders - Aurora

  17. 19 Dominic Moss (R) - Arvada

Legend Feature 2 - 20 Laps

  1. 27 Brian Harlow - CO Springs

  2. 14X Jake Nutall

  3. 48 Preston Nakayama - Loveland

  4. 35 Andrew Lee (R) - Fountain

  5. 56 Nick Gunther - CO Springs

  6. 11X Bryanna Bruce - Wheatland, WY

  7. 95 Jessilyn Dike - Westminster

  8. 12X Madilyn Lange - Wheatland, WY

  9. 9 Terry McBride - Edgewater

  10. 78 Ashlyn Himler - Erie

  11. 8 Jason Schmerse

  12. 97 Billy Blevins - Arvada

  13. 34 Patty Sylvester (R) - Greeley

  14. 17 Jeremy Krueger - Arvada DNS 32 Cody Milan - Fort Collins DNS 18 JJ Sanders - Aurora DNS 19 Dominic Moss (R) - Arvada

Super Stocks/Pure Stocks - 30 Laps

  1. 49X Darrell J Stewart - Westminster

  2. 15C Chris Cox - Brighton

  3. OH7H Adam Hilton - Brighton

  4. 23X Emilio Abeyta - Denver

  5. 5W Troy Witthar - Centennial

  6. 4 Chris Jordan - Mead

  7. 82 Ian Clark - Wheat Ridge

  8. 15 Brendan Knowles

  9. 22 AJ Hill - Brighton

  10. 8A Austin Richards

  11. 86 Tim Coate - Highlands Ranch

  12. 1 Derek Spalding - Lochbuie

  13. 32 Rick Phillips (R) - Aurora

  14. 75R Trent Rehmig - Scottsbluff, NE

  15. 9 Cole Baker - Fort Collins

  16. 12S Shawn Sulley - Arvada

  17. 3.2 Robert Davey - Roggen

  18. 13 Brandon Claiborn - Lafayette

  19. 18Y Justin Young - Denver

  20. 62 Amber Giles - Fort Collins

  21. 24 Matthew Knowles - Littleton

  22. 21 Chris Nelson - Arvada

  23. M60 Morris Christner - Elizabeth

  24. 64J Justin Eisenhauer - Broomfield

  25. 56 John Ranum (R) - Denver

  26. 78 Mark Bremkamp - Brighton

Figure 8 - 25 Laps

  1. 15 Jereme Wall - Commerce City

  2. 3 Michael Wolfe Jr - Thornton

  3. 52 Jared Wall - Commerce City

  4. 08 Travis Sanders - Aurora

  5. 71 Isaac Martinez - Denver

  6. 97 Adam Gastineau - Aurora

  7. D67 Keith Swenson - Strasburg

  8. 64 Michael Kephart - Commerce City

  9. 100 Jorge Garcia - Denver

  10. 57B Javon Barnard - Northglenn

  11. 8 Cassidy Creekmore - CO Springs

  12. 5W Troy Witthar - Arvada

  13. 74 Sam Faus - Lakewood

  14. 13 Frank Gastineau - Denver

  15. 50 Justin McKeachie

  16. 18Y Christopher Galvin - Arvada

  17. 12 Harvey Webb Jr - Fort Morgan

  18. OH7 Adam Hilton - Brighton

  19. 03 Zay Martinez (R) - Northglenn

  20. 64J Justin Eisenhauer - Brighton

  21. 23 Jordan Abeyta - Denver

  22. 49 Chris Cox - Brighton

  23. 78 Mark Bremkamp - Brighton

  24. 67X Kylan Swenson - Strasburg

  25. 13X Isaac Slinker

  26. 12S Dave Wheeler

  27. 11 Joe Gastineau - Aurora

Bandolero Outlaw Feature 1 - 10 Laps

  1. 68 Wyatt Dent - Brighton

  2. 38 Javon Barnard - Northglenn

  3. 61 Lilly Tuttle - Denver

  4. 21 Madilyn Lange - Wheatland, WY

  5. 89 Justin Barnard - Northglenn

  6. 16 Emmalee Phelps - Cheyenne, WY

  7. 08 Tanner McKim - Berthoud

  8. 60 Liam Hammond

Bandolero Outlaw Feature 2 - 12 Laps

  1. 68 Wyatt Dent - Brighton

  2. 38 Javon Barnard - Northglenn

  3. 61 Lilly Tuttle - Denver

  4. 21 Madilyn Lange - Wheatland, WY

  5. 08 Tanner McKim - Berthoud

  6. 16 Emmalee Phelps - Cheyenne, WY

  7. 89 Justin Barnard - Northglenn

  8. 60 Liam Hammond

Bandolero Bandit Feature 1 - 10 Laps

  1. 12 Aspyn Lange - Wheatland, WY

  2. 95J Jaxson Muhler - Brighton

  3. 23 Peyton Opperman - Littleton

  4. 88A Austin Steinke - Severence

  5. 44 Emersyn Weitzel

  6. 29 Nora Smith - Littleton

  7. 07 Madison Stanley - Thornton

  8. 98 Kyleigh Novak

  9. 33X Conor Kellogg - Denver

  10. 5 Reagan Fruge

Bandolero Bandit Feature 2 - 12 Laps

  1. 12 Aspyn Lange - Wheatland, WY

  2. 5 Reagan Fruge

  3. 23 Peyton Opperman - Littleton

  4. 98 Kyleigh Novak

  5. 95J Jaxson Muhler - Brighton

  6. 88A Austin Steinke - Severence

  7. 07 Madison Stanley - Thornton

  8. 44 Emersyn Weitzel

  9. 29 Nora Smith - Littleton

  10. 33X Conor Kellogg - Denver

Trains - 7 Laps

  1. 99 J&H Livestock Friday Night Special - Hudson

  2. 80HD SNAFU - Hudson

  3. 41G J&G Livestock Funny Farm - Hudson

  4. 86 Last Call - Commerce City

  5. 3 Anger Management - Henderson

  6. 151 Crazy Train - Commerce City

  7. 01 Dukes of Hazzard - Hudson


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