KBPI Rocks The Rockies And CNS On Saturday Night

August 6th, 2022
Fans who weathered the storm (yes, quite literally) at Colorado National Speedway on Saturday, August 6th were treated to a night of unparalleled entertainment presented by our friends at the best rock’n’roll channel on the air, 107.9 KBPI. Where else can you see the best wheelmen and women in Colorado do battle while enjoying affordable concessions and state-of-the-art entertainment? Once the track was dry, it set the stage for a great night of racing, featuring the fan-favorite circle drags announced by Willie B of KPBI himself, wherein a classic Pontiac Firebird Formula outdueled the rest of the bracket to take home the overall victory. The night featured Pro Trucks, Bandoleros, Legends, Demo X and Trains.

Matco Tools Pro Trucks

Dash – 10 Laps
The No. 5W of Troy Witthar quietly and quickly galloped into second place for the PT Dash on the first lap after starting third, while the No. 65 of George Green led until his truck spun from the lead and plummeted through the field. While Witthar bright green truck led, the No. 50 of Tyler Wiggans snuck into second place behind him and put pressure on him for the race lead. The two raced cleanly side by side as the checkered flag loomed, but Witthar took the win by a nose.
Fast Dash - 10 laps
The No. 9 of Curtis Heldenbrand and the No. 82 of Michael Scott went head-to-head during the Fast Dash, but Scott held on long enough to cross the finish line in first, earning a hard-won Fast Dash victory.

Feature – 30 Laps
Fast Dash winner Scott in the No. 82 and the No. 22 of Brian Yackey showed the way to the green flag for the PT feature race. Yackey’s No. 22 put pressure on Scott’s No. 82 for the race lead right out of the gate while the No. 85 of Jeff Walbaum charged into third place early on. However, Heldenbrand’s No. 9 slipped past the No. 85 of Walbaum and set his sights on the top two. About halfway through the race, Heldenbrand’s No. 9 caught Yackey’s No. 22, ultimately completing the pass despite contact between the two trucks. Their dustup allowed Scott’s No. 82 to open a comfortable lead, but Heldenbrand’s No. 9 slowly chipped away at the lead until a caution slowed the field with 11 laps left. There were reports of fluid on the racetrack, but officials quickly cleared the trucks to race again. Heldenbrand’s No. 9 shot high on the restart, but Scott’s No. 82 slipped by to reclaim the lead despite yet another caution waving just a few laps later for the No. 08 of Krystal Faulkingham, who was involved in an incident with the No. 66 of John Seely. Both trucks were sent to the rear of the field as a result.
The next restart once again saw Heldenbrand’s No. 9 and Scott’s No. 82 going for the lead together, while the No. 7 of Adam Deines advanced to third behind them. Another incident involving the No. 66 of Seely and the No. OH6 of Mahkrysta Hilton caused another caution. On the restart, Deines’ No. 7 nosed into the back of Heldenbrand’s No. 9 truck, but they held it together while Scott’s No. 82 leaped out front once more. A dramatic wreck involving the No. 90 of Chasen Groff, the No. 28 of Brian Weinmaster, and the No. 88 of Paul Himler unfolded with just three laps left, causing a lengthy red flag while track safety crews attended to the cars and drivers. When the race finally restarted, Heldenbrand’s No. 9 tried to snap the lead away from Scott’s No. 82 truck but couldn’t find a way around. The No. 82 of Scott earned the feature PT win.
Michael Scott Pro Truck Win at CNS 8-6-22

Feature: No. 82, Michael Scott

Dash: No. 5w, Troy Witthar
Fast Dash: No. 82, Michael Scott
Quick Time: N/A – RAINED OUT

AC Transmissions & Total Car Care Legends
Dash – 10 Laps
The Legend cars took to the track with a rainbow behind the pits. The first dash race saw plenty of action, with the No. 99 of Tessa Marine hot on the tail of Casey Wiggans in the No. 51 for the lead. Marine’s No. 99 certainly gave Wiggans’ No. 51 a run for his money, but the No. 51 machine crossed the line first for the Dash win.
Fast Dash - 10 Laps
Three-wide racing for the lead started as soon as the green flag dropped on the Fast Dash between the No. 37 of Tanner Scarberry, the No. 78C of Colton Crocker, and the No. 21 of Ryan Jones. By the time they got it sorted out, Jones’ No. 21 had assumed the lead, followed by the No. 15 of Danny Medina on his way to the Fast Dash win.

Feature – 25 Laps
The No. 95 of Jessilyn Dike and the No. 33 of Dillyn Kellogg started on the front row – Kellogg had to run to his Legends car after completing his run behind the wheel of his Bandolero. Dike’s No. 95 dove out in front early, while the No. 56 of Nicholas Gunther spun. Everyone avoided him, and the race stayed green. Dike’s No. 95 remained out front while the No. 4 of Dillon Foster and the No. 38 of Garrett Wilson battled for the second position. With 18 laps left, Kellogg’s No. 33 went for a spin in Turn 4, causing a caution. On the ensuing restart, Foster’s No. 4 leaped out front while Dike’s No. 95 fell to the clutches of Wilson’s No. 38 for second place, but held onto the positon. However, Dike’s race took a turn for the worse when she spun in Turn 2 and got hammered by the No. 48 of Preston Nakayama, causing a red flag. Dike’s No. 95 dove into the pits to the attention of her crew, but returned to the racetrack.
Up front, it was all about Foster’s No. 4 and Wilson’s No. 38 on the restart. Wilson guided the No. 38 out front as Foster’s No. 4 fell to second. Then, another multicar wreck unfolded, involving the No. 01 of Gary Land, who expressed displeasure with the No. 27 of Brian Harlow after the incident. The caution flag didn’t slow Wilson’s No. 38 as he dove into first place on the restart, towing Foster’s No. 4 behind him. Bobbing out of Turn 4 for the final time, Wilson’s No. 38 held onto the race lead and captured the Legend feature victory.
Fast Feature – 25 Laps
Just four laps in, Danny Medina’s No. 15 got around polesitter Chris Saykally’s No. 00 for the race lead, pulling the No. 22 of Chris Eggleston and Jones’ No. 21 behind him. Eggleston’s No. 22 put pressure on Medina’s No. 15 for the lead, but couldn’t quite seal the deal and backed off for a handful of laps while he waited for another opportunity. With 14 laps left, Eggleston’s No. 22 once again made a charge on Medina’s No. 15, holding onto him for a few laps, which allowed Jones’ No. 21 to catch up to them. With nine laps left, the No. 14 of Jake Nutall spun in Turn 3, but avoided all other cars. After a quick caution, Medina’s No. 15 and Eggleston’s No. 22 once again did battle for the lead on the restart. Eggleston’s No. 22 couldn’t quite find a way around Medina’s No. 15. The checkered flag fell on the white No. 15 machine, marking Medina’s fifth feature win of the 2022 season at CNS.

Feature: No. 38, Garrett Wilson

Fast Feature: No. 15, Danny Medina
Dash: No. 51, Tyler Wiggans
Fast Dash: No. 21, Ryan Jones
Quick Time: N/A – RAINED OUT

Puzzle Effect Bandoleros
Bandit Dash
For the first dash, the No. 89 of Justin Barnard led flag-to-flag, showing the way through a clean race for the Bandoleros.
Outlaw Dash
In the next dash, the No. 5 of Reagan Fruge spun fron the lead, but the other drivers avoid him and continued to race. The No. 33 of Dillyn Kellogg scored the second dash win before he darted to the cockpit of his Legend machine.

Bandit Feature - 15 Laps

For the Bandit feature, the No. 23 of Peyton Opperman stole away with the lead early. After several laps of side-by-side racing, Barnard’s No. 89 got out front. The two made contact, but kept their race cars pointed in the right direction. The same couldn’t be said a few laps later, when they hit once again. Barnard’s No. 89 lots its front bumper guard, forcing him to retire from the event. Opperman’s No. 23 spun through the dirt on his way to the checkered flag, but hey – a win’s a win!
Outlaw Feature - 15 Laps
In the Outlaw feature race, Kellogg’s No. 33 dove out front, leading flag-to-flag on his way to the feature victory. Immediately after the checkers dropped, he sped off the track to prepare for his stint in the Legend division.

Bandit Dash: No. 89 Justin Barnard

Outlaw Dash: No. 33 Dillyn Kellogg
Bandit Feature: No. 23 Peyton Opperman
Outlaw Feature: No. 33 Dillyn Kellogg

Witthar Racing Trains
The No. 86 Last Call train took advantage of a mid-race incident to steal the lead away, rocketing through The X and barley avoiding contact with other trains as they paced the field. Perhaps the star of the night was a wheel that bounced off another train. Struck by several competitors, the wheel wound up somewhere in Turn 3, while the No. 86 Last Call snagged the victory after a dramatic race.
Train Racing at Colorado National Speedway 8-6-22

Winner: No. 86 Last Call


Demo X
The black No. 28 of Jayce Prante put on a clinic for the Demo X Lite division, wheeling his battle-scarred car around the infield jumps – with the hood up – on his way to the victory while the rest of the field bounced and bobbed and swerved behind him, American flag streaming behind him. When the Heavies took to the track, it was all about the white No. 01 truck, who narrowly avoided disastrous contact with trucks that weren’t able to keep their bumpers headed straight to nail the second win of the night.


OFFICIAL RESULTS

Pro Trucks - 30 Laps

  1. 82 Michael Scott - Hillsdale, WY

  2. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand - Westminster

  3. 7 Adam Deines - Longmont

  4. 22 Bruce Yackey - Greeley

  5. 50 Tyler Wiggans - Peyton

  6. 5W Troy Witthar - Arvada

  7. 85 Jeff Walbaum - Brighton

  8. 08 Krystal Faulkingham - Westminster

  9. 11 Steve Johnson - Lovveland

  10. 28 Brian Weinmaster - Brighton

  11. 33 Tyler Davis - Thornton

  12. OH6 Mahkyrsta Hilton (R) - Brighton

  13. 71 Timothy Duvall - Denver

  14. 90 Chasen Groff (R) - Denver

  15. 65 George Green - Firestore

  16. 88 Paul Himler (R) - Erie

  17. 66 John Seely - Parker


Legend FAST Feature - 25 Laps

  1. 15 Danny Medina - CO Springs

  2. 22 Chris Eggleston - Thornton

  3. 21 Ryan Jones - Arvada

  4. 50 Tyler Wiggans - Peyton

  5. 66 Kyle Clegg - Westminster

  6. 16 Travis Roe - Thornton

  7. 37 Tanner Scarberry - Denver

  8. 78C Colton Crocker - Brighton

  9. 6 Scotty Scott - Arvada

  10. 03 Darrell L Stewart - Arvada

  11. 89 Zach Morris - Greenwood Village

  12. 00 Chris Saykally - Denver

  13. 39 Zeke Hanger - Fort Lupton

  14. 32 Cody Milan - Fort Collins

  15. 51 Casey Wiggans - Peyton

  16. 14 Jake Nutall - Parker

  17. 99 Tessa Marine - Littleton

  18. 45 Cole Tuttle - Denver


Legend Feature - 25 Laps

  1. 38 Garrett Wilson - Platteville

  2. 4 Dillon Foster - Arvada

  3. 34 Zach Mullins (R) - Greeley

  4. 33 Dillyn Kellogg (R) - Denver

  5. 1 Ryan Land (R) - Littleton

  6. 56 Nicholas Gunther (R) - CO Springs

  7. 95 Jessilyn Dike - Westminster

  8. 26 David Anadon (R) - CO Springs

  9. 78 Ashlyn Himler - Erie

  10. 23 Jaon Barnard (R) - Wheat Ridge

  11. 27 Brian Harlow (R) - CO Springs

  12. 01 Gary Land - Littleton

  13. 48 Preston Nakayama (R) - Loveland


Bandolero Bandit - 15 Laps

  1. 23O Peyton Opperman

  2. 95 Jaxon Muhler

  3. 44E Emerson Weitzel

  4. 10 Zoey Capps-Whitfield

  5. 89 Justin Barnard


Bandolero Outlaw - 15 Laps

  1. 33 Dillyn Kellogg

  2. 21 Madilyn Lange

  3. 68 Wyatt Dent

  4. 61 Lillian Tuttle

  5. 12 Aspyn Lange

  6. 5 Reagan Fruge


Trains - 8 Laps

  1. 86 Last Call

  2. 01 Dukes of Hazzard

  3. 3 Anger Management

  4. 80 SNAFU

  5. 311 Bipolar Express

  6. 2 Failure 2 Yield

  7. 5 Ninja Turtles Cowabunga Train

  8. 151 Crazy Train


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