Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
The Super Late Models competed in a 80 lap SPECIAL event on the second night of the Memorial Day Race at CNS which was broken into two segments, the first segment a 30 lap race and then a 50 lap segment to end the night. In the first segment #31 Rick Smith and #22 Chris Eggleston started on the front row. Smith quickly jumped out to a large lead leaving Eggleston to battle with #12 Bruce “the Moose” Yackey for 2nd. As the race progressed it appeared that Eggleston found his groove in the high line and began to track down race leader Smith. #11 Darren Robertson also moved past Yackey and asserted himself as a race contender battling Eggleston for position. A late race caution set up a dramatic finish as Smith on the low side battled Eggleston on the high side for the last several laps. A near photo-finish at the stripe had the crowd on their feet as young Chris Eggleston barely nudged Smith for the win by mere inches. Yackey crossed the line in 3rd, Robertson was 4th, and the bright yellow #7 of Adam Deines took home the 5th spot.
After segment 1 was complete the Super Late Model teams went to work on their cars in the pits making the necessary changes to be even faster in the last 50 laps that would cap off a great Memorial Day race.
The second segment started much like the first segment ended with #31 Rick Smith running strong on the inside and #22 Chris Eggleston running strong on the outside. Eggleston would occasionally pull up next to Smith and battle for the lead but Smith’s lower groove was a tad quicker which kept Eggleston behind. As the leaders approached lapped traffic Eggleston become temporally trapped which allowed #12 Bruce Yackey to slip past for 2nd place and #6 Dominic Ursetta into 3rd. The #22 of Eggleston was not done yet however as he used his high line to get back around both Ursetta and Yackey and regain 2nd position. As the leaders once again came up on lapped traffic heading into turn 3 it appeared that Ursetta may have picked the wrong line as all the leaders went high to pass the slower cars while Ursetta stayed low. In dramatic fashion young Ursetta dove under and the pack of cars were 3 abreast by turn 4. The skill of the drivers was evident as they navigated toward the finish without incident. #39 Jack Nugent was now gaining on the leaders and worked his way past Darren Robertson to take 4th position. With all the battling for 2nd position going on behind Smith who was leading it allowed the Gering Nebraska driver to build a 10 car length lead over the large field of Super Late Models. Smith went on to take the checkered flag with Yackey a distant second. Ursetta took 3rd, and a late race charge by #66 Darren Bucklan gave him 4th spot. Eggleston settled for 5th, with Nugent directly behind in 6th. Robertson was 7th, #84 Matt Zwingleberg was 8th, #26 Blake Harris was 9th and #7 Adam Deines took home the final spot in the top 10.
MAIN EVENT SEGMENT 2: #31 Rick Smith MAIN EVENT SEGMENT 1: #22 Chris Eggleston FAST DASH: #39 Jack Nugent DASH: #33 Emett Grazier QUICK TIME: #11 Darren Robertson 16.119
Race Central Media Legends A national qualifying event for the Legend car series brought out a large field of cars and several drivers from out of state. One of the visitors was the 9i of Justin Irwin from Albuquerque New Mexico who is one of the top legend drivers in the country. Yet once again Colorado Springs own Danny Medina in the #15 car proved he is nearly impossible to beat at Colorado National Speedway as he grabbed another feature event win. It wasn’t an easy victory for Medina as he had to work his way to the front and fend off serious battles for the lead from #06 Mike Gallegos, #58 Kyle Ray, 9i Justin Irwin, and #22 Chris Eggleston. When the checkered flag dropped it was Medina out in front, Eggleston in 2nd, Gallegos in 3rd, #34 Chris Cooper in 4th who made a daring last lap pass on Irwin who settled for 5th.
MAIN EVENT: #15 Danny Medina FAST DASH: #15 Danny Medina DASH: #85 Cole MacEwen QUICK TIME: #66 Kyle Clegg 18.719
CARC Mod Coupes Perennial race favorite #55 Gary Land jumped out to an early lead over #34 Randy Whitman at the start of the Mod Coupe feature event but it was #95 Cris Muhler who was quickly working his way up from the 3rd row to challenge for the lead. Land and Muhler had a good battle for the lead but the speedy Muhler eventually worked his way to the front. Not a single caution was displayed as the coupes set a blistering pace and Muhler took his second straight Coupe feature event. Land finished 2nd and stayed within striking distance in the season points chase. Whitman took 3rd, #24 Chad Guilford was 4th and Arvada Colorado’s Jamie Bubak in the #12 Coupe was 5th.
MAIN EVENT: #95 Cris Muhler FAST DASH: #95 Cris Muhler DASH: #12 Jamie Bubak QUICK TIME: #95 Cris Muhler 15.893
Figure 8s A controversial finish in the Figure 8 feature event stirred the crowd as race leader #26 Nick Martinez appeared to be spun on the final lap by #17 Harry Livermore Jr. Livermore was penalized for the spin but Martinez couldn’t continue under his own power therefore NASCAR Officials determined that 3rd place driver #2 Lance Proctor was the winner. #50 Justin McKeachie was 2nd, #23 Al Duran from Lakewood was 3rd, #10 Frank Gastineau was 4th and rounding out the top 5 was #75 Mike Jensen.
MAIN EVENT: #2 Lance Proctor FAST DASH: #26 Nick Martinez
Super Late Models Segment 1 (30 laps) Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info 1. 22 Chris Eggleston Erie CO 09 Chevy 2. 31 Rick Smith Gering NE 08 Monte Carlo 3. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley CO 12 Impala 4. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster CO 12 Impala 5. 7 Adam Deines Longmont CO 97 Cutlass 6. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada CO 2013 Port City Impala SS 7. 66 Darren Bucklan Greeley CO 11 Monte Carlo 8. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette CO 05 Impala 9. 55 Jesse Runkle Lakewood CO 08 Monte Carlo 10. 26 Blake Harris Wheatridge CO 08 Monte Carlo 11. 27 Roger Avants Littleton CO 2010 Monte Carlo 12. 74 Dan Savage Aurora CO 08 SS 13. 78 Darren Crocker ’11 Impala 14. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Aurora CO 15. 45 Dalton Hewitt (R) Brighton CO 16. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne WY 17. 51 Eric Meisner Brighton CO 06 Camry 18. 48 Ed Vecchiarelli Jr Brighton CO 13 Left Hander Camery 19. 23 Davin Fisbeck Thornton CO 07 Monte Carlo 20. 184 Mark Zwingelberg(R) Aurora CO 11 Lefthander 21. 08 Jace Hansen Evans CO 22. 33 Emett Grazier Wheatridge CO Monte Carlo
Super Late Models Segment 2 (50 laps) Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info 1. 31 Rick Smith Gering NE 08 Monte Carlo 2. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley CO 12 Impala 3. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada CO 2013 Port City Impala SS 4. 66 Darren Bucklan Greeley CO 11 Monte Carlo 5. 22 Chris Eggleston Erie CO 09 Chevy 6. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette CO 05 Impala 7. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster CO 12 Impala 8. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Aurora CO 9. 26 Blake Harris Wheatridge CO 08 Monte Carlo 10. 7 Adam Deines Longmont CO 97 Cutlass 11. 55 Jesse Runkle Lakewood CO 08 Monte Carlo 12. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne WY 13. 23 Davin Fisbeck Thornton CO 07 Monte Carlo 14. 51 Eric Meisner Brighton CO 06 Camry 15. 74 Dan Savage Aurora CO 08 SS 16. 45 Dalton Hewitt (R) Brighton CO 17. 27 Roger Avants Littleton CO 2010 Monte Carlo 18. 78 Darren Crocker ’11 Impala 19. 184 Mark Zwingelberg(R) Aurora CO 11 Lefthander 20. 48 Ed Vecchiarelli Jr Brighton CO 13 Left Hander Camery 21. 08 Jace Hansen Evans CO 22. 33 Emett Grazier Wheatridge CO Monte Carlo
Mod Coupes Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info 1. 95 Cris Muhler Brighton CO 2. 55 Gary Land Littleton CO 32 Chevy Coupe 3. 34 Randy Whitman 4. 24 Chad Guilford Highlands Ranch CO 5. 12 Jaime Bubak Arvada CO 6. 3 Kyle Ray (R) 7. 29 Dave Johnson Lakewood CO 33 Chevy 8. 21 Jeremy Barclay (R) Henderson CO 31 Ford 9. 90 Franklin Denning 10. 33 Chet Graham 11. 87 Joseph St Peter 12. 71 Jim Bredeson 13. 80 Matt Devich 14. 43 Matthew Pierce Platteville CO
Legends Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info 1. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs CO 2. 22 Chris Eggleson Erie CO 3. 06 Mike Gallegos Wheatridge CO Chevy 4. 34 Chris Cooper Frederick CO 5. 9i Jason Irwin 6. 18 Clayton Weatherman Wentzville MO 34 Ford Coupe 7. 13 Peter Dellarco Highlands Ranch CO 34 Sedan 8. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada CO 34 Ford Coupe 9. 1 Jereme Wall (R) Commerce City CO 10. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada CO 34 Ford Coupe 11. 03 Darrell Stewart 12. 46 Zach Witherwax Lakewood CO 13. 07 Bill Seip Parker CO 14. 20 Kynzer Riddell (R) Westminster CO 37 Ford 15. 6x Ethan McMillon Eros LA 34 Coupe 16. 37 Josh Richard Peyton CO 17. 19 Larry Pachello Wheatridge CO 18. 14 Chappy Adkins 19. 11 Jessica Savage Aurora CO 37 Sedan 20. 09 Terry McBride (R) 21. 26 Christopher Brunker Lakewood CO 22. 31 Tim Mein (R) 23. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton CO 34 Ford 24. 85 Cole MacEwen Fort Collins CO 37 Chevy Sedan 25. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison CO 37 Sedan 26. 84 Mike Webber Erie CO 37 Chevy 27. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster CO 28. 04 Dillon Foster (R) 29. 17 BreAnn Adkison (R)
Figure 8s Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info 1. 2 Lance Proctor 2. 50 Justin McKeachie Aurora CO 3. 23 Al Duran Lakewood CO 4. 10 Frank Gastineau Denver CO 64 Chevy 5. 75 Mike Jensen 6. 25 Phil Taylor 7. 26 Nick Martinez Denver CO 8. 17 Harry Livermore Jr Englewood CO 77 Nova 9. 52 Jared Wall 10. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City CO 72 Chevy 11. 11 Joe Gastineau Denver CO 03 Chevy 12. 00 James Naranjo(R) Denver CO 75 Chevy Nora DNS 03 Luke Zike Morrison CO DNS 12 Harvey Webb Jr Northglenn 74 Camaro