(09-19-2015 Dacono Colorado) While Dominic Ursetta was obliterating the field in the Gillette Vet Clinic Super Late Models it was Bruce Yackey who was pacing his way to his amazing 14th Track Championship (9th in the Super Late Models). Bruce wasn’t the only Yackey picking up season ending hardware as his son Brett the “Maverick” Yackey snagged the Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stock Championship. Jamie Trengove won the Mod Coupe championship and Jared “Wally” Wall took home the Witthar Racing Trains championship.
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
#11 Darren Robertson and #6 Dominic Ursetta battle in the 30 lap feature (Starr photo)
In one of the most dominating performances ever witnessed at CNS Dominic Ursetta in the #6 Super Late Model set quick time, won the fast dash, and went on to win BOTH the 30 lap and 50 lap feature events in the Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Model division. Ursetta cruised to victory winning both mains capping off an incredible season scoring 9 feature event wins and finishing second in the point standings.
#6 Dominic Ursetta on route to sweeping the Gillett Vet Clinic Championship Night at CNS (Starr photo)
The only thing that Ursetta didn’t accomplish was winning the championship which went to Bruce “the Moose” Yackey who brought home is 9th Super Late Model Championship and 14th championship overall. Yackey’s consistency paid off in 2015 by finishing in the to 5 in every main event all season long. Yackey also notched a couple 1st place wins on the season as well giving him a 36 point margin over Ursetta when it was all said and done.
Ursetta goes to the outside of Yackey to take the lead in the 50 lap feature at CNS (Starr photo)
Bruce Yackey won his 9th Super Late Model feature on Gillett Vet Clinic Night at CNS (Starr photo)
The top 5 finishers in the first 30 lap feature event were Ursetta, #22 Chris Eggleston from Thornton, Yackey, #84 Matt Zwingleberg from Parker, and #78 Darren Crocker from Brighton.
In the 50 lap feature behind Ursetta were, Eggleston, Yackey, Crocker, and #27 Roger Avants from Littleton.
Rookie driver Matt Brunker in the #29 car from Lakewood Colorado was the Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Model rookie of the year.
While the points race is over the biggest race of the season for the Super Late Models will be October 3rd at CNS when Challenge CUP XLI returns to Colorado National Speedway.
Dominic Ursetta celebrates in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
FEATURE WINNER RACE 1: #6 Dominic Ursetta FEATURE WINNER RACE2: #6 Dominic Ursetta FAST DASH: #6 Dominic Ursetta DASH: #91 Chris Atkinson QUICK TIME: #6 Dominic Ursetta 16.312
2015 CHAMPION: #12 Bruce Yackey 2015 Rookie of the Year: #29 Matt Brunker
Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks
Curtis Heldenbrand in the black and green #9 car jumped out to the early lead in the Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks 25 lap feature event. Heldenbrand led for several laps until he was swallowed up by #3 Michael Cox and #32 Brett Yackey who were battling for the Super Stock season championship. Cox would need some help as he trailed Yackey by 20 points heading into the event. One might think Yackey would be satisfied to let Cox take the win and play it safe to secure the championship but that’s not the style of the “Maverick”. Yackey pulled along side Cox and the two battled for the lead as they moved into lapped traffic.
#32 Brett Yackey and #3 Michael Cox battle for the lead in the Super Stock feature (Starr photo)
Eventually Yackey would take control of the race and go on to win the race and the 2015 Super Stock Championship following last years Pure Stock Championship. It was a dominating year for Yackey who won all but one Super Stock feature events on the 2015 season.
Behind Yackey and Cox in the feature was #9 Curtis Heldenbrand from Arvada, #30 Jared Keener out of Westminster, and #89 Chuck Kilpatrick from Brighton.
Impressive rookie Jax Hughes from Lakewood in the #51 car took home the 2015 rookie of the year honors in the Super Stocks.
Brett Yackey celebrates the win and the 2015 championship in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
FEATURE WINNER: #32 Brett Yackey FAST DASH: #3 Michael Cox DASH: #23 George Gallegos QUICK TIME: #3 Michael Cox 19.832
2015 CHAMPION: #32 Brett Yackey 2015 Rookie of the Year: #51 Jax Hughes
Galitz Trucking Mod Coupes
Coming into the final points race Jamie Trengove (formerly Bubak) would need to make up 8 points on rookie driver Rick Duckworth in order to win her second consecutive Galitz Trucking Mod Coupe track championship. And that’s exactly what she did taking the championship by just 1 point over Randy Whitman. While Trengove led almost the entire race by a wide margin Whitman came storming towards the front in the final stages of the race. On the final corner of the final lap Whitman pulled along side Trengove and won the race by just a couple feet.
#12 Jamie Trengrove on route to winning her 2nd consecutive Mod Coupe championship at CNS (Starr photo)
The win completed the sweep of the event for Whitman winning the feature, fast dash, and setting quick time. And it nearly won Whitman the championship finishing just 1 point shy. The dramatic finish in the race proved to be the most exciting race of the night.
Randy Whitman celebrates his main event win (Starr photo)
While Duckworth entered the night as the point leader he struggled in the feature and finished 6th in the race but was able to capture the coveted rookie of the year award.
FEATURE WINNER: #34 Randy Whitman FAST DASH: #34 Randy Whitman QUICK TIME: #34 Randy Whitman 16.486
2015 CHAMPION: #12 Jamie Trengrove (Bubak) 2015 Rookie of the Year: 6D Rick Duckworth
Witthar Racing TRAINS
The Trains head into the X at CNS (Starr photo)
Taylor Bellamy and Stephanie Brown entered the final points race with the lead in the Witthar Racing Trains season standings but bad luck and a broken down train gave them a last place finish. The only other Train with a shot at the championship was Jared Wall and Kelly Villers who rode a completely blown left front tire to victory circle. In a shower of sparks and smoke the Train season came to an end with Wally and Kelly winning the Championship in the Last Call Train.
Kelly Villers (left) and Jared Wall (right) celebrate their feature win and 2015 track championship (Starr photo)
FEATURE WINNER: #86 “Last Call” Jared “Wally” Wall and Kelly Villers 2015 Champion: #86 “Last Call” Jared “Wally” Wall and Kelly Villers
Super Late Model 30 Lap Feature Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 2. 22 Christopher Eggleston Thornton 3. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 4. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 5. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton 6. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette 7. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 8. 80 Ray Daniels Monument 9. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 10. 55 Jesse Runkle Lakewood 11. 29 Matt Brunker(R) Lakewood 12. 51J David Johnson Denver 13. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 14. 5 Trent Phillips Hemingford 15. 76 Gary Coate Highlands Ranch 16. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 17. 58 Kyle Ray(R) Littleton
Super Late Model 50 Lap Feature Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 2. 22 Christopher Eggleston Thornton 3. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 4. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton 5. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 6. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette 7. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 8. 5 Trent Phillips Hemingford 9. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 10. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 11. 80 Ray Daniels Monument 12. 55 Jesse Runkle Lakewood 13. 29 Matt Brunker(R) Lakewood 14. 76 Gary Coate Highlands Ranch 15. 58 Kyle Ray(R) Littleton 16. 51J David Johnson Denver DNS 11 Darren Robertson Westminster
Super Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley 2. 3 Michael Cox Englewood 3. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada 4. 30 Jared Keener(R) Westminster 5. 89 Chuck Kilpatrick (R) Brighton 6. 51 Jax Hughes (R) Lakewood 7. 10 Taylor Bellomy Ft Lupton 8. 57 Dylan Binford (R) Lakewood 9. 23 George Gallegos Lakewood 10. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton 11. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 12. 98 Joel Perri (R) Arvada 13. 18 Robert Davey (R) Aurora 14. 26 Taylor Dragoon(R) Aurora 15. 2 Darrell Smith Littleton 16. 11 Heather Maas Longmont 17. 22 Justin Upmeyer (R) Evans
Mod Coupes Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 34 Randy Whitman Ft Collins 2. 12 Jaime Bubak Thornton 3. 3 Ron O’Neil CO Springs 4. 90 Frank Denning III Golden 5. 55 Gary Land Littleton 6. 6d Rick Duckworth (R) Arvada 7. 6 Matt Venable Lakewood 8. 57 Greg McLaughlin Brighton
Trains Pos No. Name Points Lic 1. 86 Jared Wall Kelly Villers 40 2. 7 Cole Whitford Josh Friberg 38 3. 69 Princess Tammy Betty Lou 36 4. 1776 Mark Galvin Jacob Gianebrone 34 5. 5 Alex Zach 32 6. 13 Taylor Bellamy Stephanie Brown 30