(Dacono 05-28 & 29-2016) Dominic Ursetta from Arvada Colorado capped off a fantastic weekend of racing and fireworks by using a late race caution to narrowly beat Westminster’s Darren Robertson in the 100 lap High Country Harley Davidson Memorial Day Race in the Super Late Models. On the first night of action Jace Hansen in the #08 Super Late Model led every lap of the 103.5 The FOX Honoring our Vets feature winning his 2nd race of the young 2016 season.
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
The final event of the massive 2-night Memorial Day celebration at CNS was the High Country Harley Davidson 100 lap Super Late Model race featuring a fantastic field of 23 Super Late Models. #32 Brett Yackey and #22 Chris Eggleston paced the field at the start of the race and Eggleston took control early. Darren Robertson in the #11 came from the outside of the second row to pressure Eggleston for the lead. Robertson used the low line to perfection to grab the spot and begin to build his lead.
There were a couple of crashes during the event. #58 Kyle Ray hit the turn 3 wall while trying to avoid cars that had slowed in front of him but the most serious crash was when #91 Chris Atkinson and #55 Rick Runkle hit the turn 2 wall hard while trying to avoid a spinning Brett Yackey in the #32 car. While there where no injuries in any of the crashes it did end the night for several drivers.
Rick Runkle’s car suffered major damage after making hard contact with the turn 2 wall (Starr photo)
Up-front Robertson continued to lead but it was #6 Dominic Ursetta who had worked his way into second place well behind the leader that would eventually change the outcome of the race. It didn’t appear that Ursetta would be able to catch Robertson and in fact was slightly slower according to the electronic timing system.
#11 Darren Robertson and #6 Dominic Ursetta battle for the win in the 100 lap feature (Starr photo)
Debris on the front straightaway brought out the caution with just 10 laps to go giving Ursetta one last shot at Robertson for the lead. Darren elected to take the low lane and give Ursetta the top groove. The 10 lap shootout between these two drivers was intense with each one taking a turn poking his nose out front. On more than one occasion it looked like both Robertson and Ursetta would get a little loose allowing the other to creep back out front but neither driver was giving an inch making for a fantastic finish. When the two cars crossed the line it was Ursetta by a slight margin over Robertson who settled for 2nd place. The incredible race was one of the best we have seen in recent memory as Ursetta and Robertson raced each other hard but clean demonstrating fantastic skill at a frantic pace. #84 Matt Zwingleberg took home the 3rd spot with #12 Bruce “the Moose” Yackey in 4th. Eggleston was the final finisher in the top 5.
Dominic Ursetta in winner’s circle after taking the High Country Harley Davidson 100 (Starr photo)
The Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models will be back in action Saturday June 18th
FEATURE: #6 Dominic Ursetta FAST DASH: #6 Dominic Ursetta DASH: #39f Happy Feree
Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks
AJ Warren in the #2 Pro Truck wasted no time jumping out to massive lead on the field in the Snap-On Tools Pro Truck feature event. #1 Jay Fields was all alone in 2nd place and a fantastic battle for 3rd place shaped up between #34 Rudy Vanderwal, #9 Curtis Heldenbrand, #43 Kody Vanderwal, and #36 Matt Burton.
AJ Warren celebrates in winner’ circle at CNS (Starr photo)
By the end of the race Warren would build a 5 second lead over his nearest competitor leading every lap and taking the win. Fields would finish 2nd put fail his technical inspection allowing Kody Vanderwal to inherit the 2nd place spot. Kody’s dad Rudy took home 3rd place and Heldenbrand and #8 Jeff Walbaum rounded out the top 5.
The Pro Trucks return to action on June 11th.
FEATURE: #2 AJ Warren FAST DASH: #8 Jeff Walbaum
Great Scotts Eatery Super Stocks
On the opening lap of the Great Scotts Eatery Super Stock feature event #22 Brian Yackey made a daring move under pole sitter #18 Robert Davey in turn 2 to grab second place. #96 Michael Steward had the lead until lap 5 when Yackey was finally able to take the spot and settle into his groove. #75 Levi Greenly would prove to be Yackey’s only threat in the event but was never able to close in and make a move to pass the leader.
#22 Brian Yackey makes a daring move to grab 2nd place on lap one of the Super Stock feature (Starr photo)
Brian Yackey went on to win his first ever Super Stock feature at CNS with Greenly settling for 2nd place. #9 Curtis Heldenbrand ran strong and finished in 3rd place with #43 Kody Vanderwal close behind. The final spot in the top 5 went to #3 Michael Cox.
The Super Stocks will return to action at CNS Saturday June 11th during the NAPA/Toyota 150.
FEATURE: #22 Brian Yackey FAST DASH: #22 Brian Yackey DASH: #51 Jax Hughes
Lincoln College Pure Stocks
Rebecca Simpson in the #45 Lincoln College Pure Stock jumped out to a huge lead in the 25 lap feature event starting from the pole position. All eyes were on the action behind Simpson as Josh Friberg in the #26, Jeff Dempewolf in the #06, Michael Matthiesen in the #31, #7 David Robinson, and Tyler Davis in the #33 were battling for position. These 5 drivers were furiously moving through lapped traffic all vying for 2nd place. At one point Tyler Davis went low coming out of turn 4 sliding sideways to make a pass on a slower car thrilling the fans.
The Pure Stock action throughout the field thrilled the fans on Memorial Day weekend at CNS (Starr photo)
Eventually this pack of cars caught up to Simpson and began to pressure her for the lead. Unfortunately for Simpson she spun coming out of turn four and relinquished the lead to Dempewolf. Dempewolf built a large lead but in the final laps Davis and Robinson came charging towards the front but it wouldn’t be enough as Dempewolf would take his first win of the 2016 season. Davis grabbed second place, Friberg was 3rd, Michael Matthiesen took 4th and Robinson settled for 5th.
Jeff Dempewolf celebrates his first win of the 2016 season at CNS (Starr photo)
The Pure Stocks return to action Saturday June 18th.
FEATURE: #06 Jeff Dempewolf FAST DASH: #06 Jeff Dempewolf DASH: #31 Mike Mathiesen
The ERA Supermodifieds line up for the green flag on Memorial Day weekend at CNS (Starr photo)
The ERA Supermodifieds made their first appearance of 2016 and it was #2 Richie Castor Jr. who came from his 6th place starting spot to dominate and win the feature event. Castor’s great run in the feature came as somewhat of a surprise because he couldn’t seem to get the car running at all in his heat race. The only competition to Castor in the feature was from #13 Ricky Otts who used slower traffic to catch Castor near the finish but it was too little too late as the Castor took the win. Behind Castor and Otts it was Kyle Ray in the #58 finishing in 3rd place.
FEATURE: #2 Richie Castor Jr. FAST DASH: #58 Kyle Ray DASH: #51 Joe Priselac
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
If there is one thing we have learned so far in the 2016 season it’s that Jace Hansen in the #08 Super Late Model did his homework in the off-season and has become a true force in the division. Hansen won the first feature event of the season on April 2nd and took home the huge win on the night one of the 2-day double header at CNS on Memorial Day weekend. Hansen started the 40 lap feature on the front row along side #58 Kyle Ray who would eventually finish in 2nd place behind Hansen. Jace had to contend with plenty of lapped traffic to keep the lead but he did so with perfection eventually building a 2 second lead on Ray who had earlier set quick time with a blistering 16.288.
Jace Hansen on route to winning night one on the Memorial Day double header (Starr photo)
Dominic Ursetta made the biggest move through the field as he started way back in 9th place yet grabbed a 3rd place finish masterfully working up through the large field of cars. #22 Chris Eggleston had a strong 4th place finish while #12 Bruce “the Moose” Yackey took home 5th.
Jace Hansen celebrates his second win of the 2016 season (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #08 Jace Hansen FAST DASH: #6 Dominic Ursetta DASH: #55 Rick Runkle QUICKTIME: #58 Kyle Ray 16.288
SUNOCO Race Fuels Grand American Modifieds
Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. in the #48 Grand American Modified won a the feature event that went green from flag to flag. Vecchiarelli’s only real challenge came from Justin Case in the #44 car who gave Ed a run for his money. #0 Ron ONeal cruised home in the 3rd spot with #58 Kyle Ray in 4th. #88 Jeff Walbaum was the final car in the top 5.
Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. celebrates in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
Vecchiarelli swept the evening’s events taking home the feature, the FAST DASH, and setting quick time with a 17.200. The Grand American Modifieds will return to action at CNS Saturday June 4th.
FEATURE: #48 Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. FAST DASH: #48 Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. DASH: #66 John Seely QUICKTIME: #48 Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. 17.200
21 Rocky Mountain Legends Cars took the green flag on night one of the 2-day Memorial Day Race at CNS. #19 Larry Pachello had the pole and rookie driver #48 Cody Dempster was along side. Pachello got a great jump and took the lead but by lap two Danny Medina in the #15 car had pushed out front coming from his 9th place starting spot. #21 Ryan Jones wasn’t about to let Medina walk away with this one as he glued himself to Medina’s bumper for several laps.
#22 Chris Eggleston had an off week from the NASCAR K&N West Series and was also in the battle up front as was new father #66 Kyle Clegg.
The Legends feature was marred by several caution flags but none would prove to be more important than when Cody Dempster spun with 3 laps remaining. On the restart #6 Scotty Scott got into the side of Eggleston going down the back straight fighting for second place. As Eggleston began to spin in turn 3 the entire field of cars scrambled to avoid damage but there was just not enough room and several cars were swept up into the crash. Scotty Scott, Eggleston, Medina, and several other cars suffered race ending damage.
After a lengthy cleanup the race was restarted and Kyle Clegg who had gained the lead prior to the big crash cruised to the victory, his first of the season at CNS. Ryan Jones took second place, #25 Adam Pechman was 3rd, #47 Zach Witherwax finished 4th and Pachello grabbed the final spot in the top 5.
Kyle Clegg in winner’s circle after taking the legends car feature event (Starr photo)
The Legend cars will return to action at CNS on Saturday June 18th. FEATURE: #66 Kyle Clegg FAST DASH: #22 Chris Eggleston DASH: #23 Austyn Radosta QUICKTIME: #22 Chris Eggleston 18.909
Lites: #830 Josh Klapperich Heavy: #82 Tye Cowell
OFFICIAL RESULTS – 05-29-2016
100 Lap Super Late Model Feature Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 2. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 3. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 4. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 5. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 6. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 7. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley 8. 19 Matthew Martinez (R) Thornton 9. 24 Nathan Gasser Evergreen 10. 08 Jace Hansen Broomfield 11. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood 12. 9 Justin Simonson (R) Wheatridge 13. 23 George Maldonado CO Springs 14. 4 Bradley Tilton Cheyenne 15. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 16. 14 Mark Bybee Littleton 17. 55 Rick Runkle Lakewood 18. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 19. 39F Happy Feree 20. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton 21. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton 22. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide DNS 42 Mark Neff Westminster
Pro Trucks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 2 AJ Warren Berthoud 2. 43 Kody Vanderwal (R) La Salle 3. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 4. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand(R) Arvada 5. 8 Jeff Walbaum Brighton 6. 5 Troy Witthar Eastlake 7. 36 Matt Burton Englewood 8. 47 Jesse Seigel Castle Rock DQ 1 Jay Fields Pueblo West
Super Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley 2. 75 Levi Greenly Kersey 3. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada 4. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 5. 3 Michael Cox Englewood 6. 3C Chris Cox Littleton 7. 57 Bubba Willox Wellington 8. 96 Michael Steward Commerce City 9. 18 Robert Davey Aurora 10. 51 Jax Hughes Lakewood 11. 02 Darrell Smith Littleton 12. 3% Will Alvarado Ft Lupton 13. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton 14. 11 Steve Maas Longmont 15. 26 Taylor Dragoon Aurora 16. 55 Damian Lockhart Arvada 17. 1 Makayla Grote Lakewood
Pure Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 06 Jeffrey Dempewolf Denver 2. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette 3. 26 Josh Friberg Westminster 4. 31 Michael Matthiesen Dacono 5. 7 David Robinson Johnstown 6. 45 Rebecca Simpson Co Springs 7. 9 Darin Wainwright Littleton 8. 21 Jamie Ward Denver 9. 8 David Lewis Firestone 10. 96R Rhonda Miller Severance 11. 99 Ryan Raley Jr Thornton 12. 77 Mike Merchant LaSalle 13. 17j Lynette Hoselton Denver 14. 3 Brian Lengvenas Thornton 15. 17 Elizabeth Beierle Platteville 16. 38 James Pfannenstiel Northglen 17. 16 Chris Hageman Arvada 18. 86 Tim Coate Littleton 19. 98 Natalie Phelps Cheyenne DNS 63 John Ebel Littleton
ERA Supermodifieds Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 2 Richard Castor JR Bennett 2. 13 Ricky Otts New Caney TX 3. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton 4. 1j Luke Johnson (R) Bennett 5. 51 Joe Priselac Commerce City 6. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 7. 4 Cody Castor Bennett 8. 8 John Raecker Littleton 9. 12 Todd Plemons Arvada
OFFICIAL RESULTS – 05-28-2016
Super Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 08 Jace Hansen Broomfield 2. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton 3. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 4. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 5. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 6. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 7. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 8. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley 9. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 10. 24 Nathan Gasser Evergreen 11. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton 12. 9 Justin Simonson (R) Wheatridge 13. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 14. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 15. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood 16. 55 Rick Runkle Lakewood 17. 14 Mark Bybee Littleton 18. 80 Ray Daniels Monument 19. 25 Monty Skinner Black Hawk 20. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide 21. 42 Mark Neff Westminster DNS 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette
Grand American Modifieds Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 48 Eddie Vecchiarelli Brighton 2. 44 Justin Case Brighton 3. 0 Ron ONeil Colorado Springs 4. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton 5. 88 Jeff Walbaum Brighton 6. 33 Emett Grazier Wheatridge 7. 59 Charlie Wilson Primrose 8. 55 Gary Land (R) Littleton 9. 11 Thomas Evans Cheyenne 10. 66 John Seely Parker 11. 51 Joe Mares Jr (R) Aurora 12. 25 Dan Jagoditsh Cheyenne 13. 13 Darin Clark Cheyenne
Legends Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster 2. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada 3. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison 4. 46 Zach Witherwax Arvada 5. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada 6. 48 Cody Dempster (R) Parker 7. 1w Jereme Wall Commerce City 8. 32 Blair Cooper (R) Arvada 9. 51 AJ Canda Castle Rock 10. 17 BreAnn Adkison Cheyenne 11. 47 Jason Hulvey Thornton 12. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater 13. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 14. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada 15. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs 16. 23 Austyn Radosta Pueblo 17. 2 Chris Cox Littleton 18. 20 Kynzer Riddell Westminster 19. 26 Chris Brunker Lakewood 20. 71x Matt Martinez (R) Parker 21. 10 Adam Romero (R) Denver 22. 6x Phillip Peconi Littleton
DEMOX Lites: #830 Josh Klapperich Heavy: #82 Tye Cowell