(08-31-2019 Dacono CO) As August ended and September began the CNS faithful were treated to two exciting nights of racing at the speedway. The first night of racing included not one but two Super Late Model feature events combining for 110 laps of racing action. While on night two the Late Models were featured with a 25 and 50 lap main event. Dramatic finishes and close racing action was prevalent in all the main events tightening up the championship points and entertaining the fans.
Mountain States Fire Protection Super Late Models
Two Mountain States Fire Protection Super Late Model feature events were on tap for the Lincoln Tech 21st Century Careers Night at CNS. Most of the drivers played it pretty cool in the opening 30 lap feature. The race was dominated by #6 Dominic Ursetta and #22 Chris Eggleston with #84 Matt Zingleberg close behind. Clearly tire conservation was on their minds as the prepped for the 2nd of the two features.
Dominic Ursetta cruises to the win in the 30 lapper (Starr photo)
For the 80 lap final feature the cars were inverted which placed Dominic and Chris well back in the field. At the drop of the green flag #34 Rudy Vanderwal led early until #32 Brett Yackey passed him on the inside.
#21 Conner Snow found a fast line up top and hounded Yackey for the lead for several laps even taking the lead on many occasions.
At the halfway point Dominic Ursetta had finally worked his way to the front and occupied 2nd position. Entering turn 3 Yackey got too high and Ursetta dove low to make the pass. Yackey tried to squeeze him off but made contact with Ursetta and it was Brett’s car that suffered race ending damage as he parked on the main straight.
With 25 laps to go it was now Ursetta and Eggleston racing for the top spot with Snow and Kody Vanderwal in chase.
As the 6 and 22 battled Vanderwal made a daring move in turn 2 going under both leaders to steal the P1 position and stun the crowd. While Vanderwal’s move to the lead was the best move of the night he couldn’t hold off the pace of Eggleston who methodically moved to the front.
When the cars crossed the line it was Eggleston taking the big win while Vanderwal just barely held off Ursetta for 2nd place. Points leader Darren Robertson finished 4th and Rudy Vanderwal took an impressive 5th place finish.
The next race for the Super Late Models will be Championship night on Saturday September 21st.
80 LAP FEATURE: #22 Chris Eggleston 30 LAP FEATURE: #6 Dominic Ursetta QUICK TIME: #22 Chris Eggleston 15.572
Lincoln Tech Pure Stocks Saturday night’s Lincoln Tech Pure Stock feature had just about everything you would want in a race: action, drama, and even some bent metal without any injury. 24 cars took the green flag and 23g Mike Gallo grabbed the early lead with #34 Ronald Johnson in hot pursuit. After the halfway point a caution came out for the #33 car in turn one. This wasn’t what Gallo wanted as it bunched up the field for a double-file restart.
On the restart 21W Jamie Ward took the lead and Gallo was shuffled back. Ward got sideways in turn four but managed to hang on and not spin maintaining the lead as the fans cheered with excitement. The cars directly behind Ward slowed to avoid him except 41G Topher Galvin who shot passed several cars on the outside to challenge for the lead.
The remains of Jordan Abeyta’s Pure Stock (Starr photo)
After a red flag for a hard crash involving #23 Jordan Abeyta the race resumed and now it was 99JR Ryan Raley Jr banging doors with Ward. On the final lap Raley got by Ward but somehow Ward retaliated with a pass of his own on Raley for the lead and the dramatic win.
Jamie Ward on route to victory (Starr photo)
FEATURE: 21W Jamie Ward FAST DASH: 21W Jamie Ward DASH: 99JR Ryan Raley Jr. QUICK TIME: 60ps Matt Hill 19.935
Elite V Twin Legend Cars Typically when you describe an event with the phrase “Same ‘ol same ‘ol” that’s a bad thing. But when you are talking about the Elite V Twin Legend Cars it means week-in and week-out you are going to see super tight racing racing with hair-raising passes for position. Yep it was “Same ol’ same ol’” for the Legends cars on Lincoln Tech night.
Once again it was Danny Medina, Darrell J Stewart, Travis Roe, Ryan Jones, Chris Eggleston and Kyle Clegg diving fearlessly into the corners battling for 1st place all the while navigating lapped traffic. As the fans moved to the edge of their seat Clegg took control of the race with Eggleston not far behind.
On the final lap Clegg drifted high and Eggleston snuck under coming out of turn four as the drivers drag raced side-by-side to the finish. At the line it was Clegg taking the win by mere feet over Eggleston to the roar of the crowd for such a great race.
Clegg wins by a nose (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #66 Kyle Clegg FAST DASH: #22 Chris Eggleston DASH: #44 Alfred Matthews DASH: #28 Adam Powers QUICK TIME: #30 Darrel J Stewart 18.272
Witthar Racing Trains
FEATURE: #151 Crazy Train – Jereme Wall and Chad Sutherland
(09-01-2019 Dacono CO) the second night of the Labor Day Double-Header was Rail’s End Beer night that included the Galitz Trucking Late Models, Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks and the only appearance of the year for the Supermodifieds.
Galitz Transportation Late Models
Brett Yackey swept the night in the Galitz Trucking Late Model division on a night that featured 25 and 50 lap main events. In both races Yackey’s main competition was #8 Dan Alamaa who hounded the 32 car for the win.
Brett Yackey takes the first Late Model feature (Starr photo)
While the first 25 lap feature was fairly tame the final 50 lapper proved Alamaa could give Yackey all he could handle in a battle that went down to the wire. Alamaa probably would have took the win had there not been a late race restart which allowed Brett to find a way past the 8 car for the win.
#31 Derek Smith who is battling for the points lead ran out of gas late in the race and wasn’t able to restart which will make the final races very interesting.
Brett Yackey barely nudges out Dan Alamaa for the win in the 50 lapper (Starr phot)
The best run of the night came from #10 Rick Fierro who started almost dead last to finish 4th. Fierro also made a daring 3 wide pass late in the race to momentarily take over 3rd position thrilling the CNS fans.
But it was Yackey’s night setting quick time and hauling home the trophies for both feature events.
The Late Models will get no rest as they return next Saturday night September 7th.
50 LAP FEATURE: #32 Brett Yackey 25 LAP FEATURE: #32 Brett Yackey QUICK TIME: #32 Brett Yackey 16.776
Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks The Snap-On Tools Pro Truck main event featured an epic battle for the lead between #7 Adam Deines and #22 Brian Yackey.
Each time when Yackey would take control of the race Deines would battle back to regain the lead. Eventually Deines had muscled himself into the top spot and was headed for victory.
With 11 laps to go a caution came out and this brought #43 Kody Vanderwal into the mix for the battle up-front. The restart also gave Yackey another shot at Deines. Brian took advantage of this opportunity by getting the jump on the 7 truck and taking home the win.
The Pro Trucks return to action in two weeks Saturday September 14th.
FEATURE: #22 Brian Yackey FAST DASH: #34 Rudy Vanderwal DASH: 5w Troy Witthar QUICK TIME: #22 Brian Yackey 16.573
It was the return of the Supermodifieds and a nice field of 12 cars started the feature event. Ricky Otts took the early lead but was soon passed on the outside by #95 Cris Muhler. #02 Johnny Pickard was doing a great job moving towards the front moving into 2nd place until he made contact with the lapped car of #1 Luke Johnson and both cars crashed out in turn 3.
After the restart Muhler and 6G Bryan Gossel (both in sprint cars) bolted away from the field to battle amongst themselves.
With just 3 laps to go Gossel went all out to catch Muhler and on the final corner had a legitimate shot at the win but Cris held strong and crossed the line first to take the checkers. Gossel settled for 2nd place and #34 Randy Whitman was 3rd.
FEATURE: #95 Cris Muhler
FAST DASH: #95 Cris Muhler DASH: #1 Luke Johnson QUICK TIME: #6 Bryan Gossel 14.036
FEATURE: #01 Sean Orth General Lee Truck
80 Lap Super Late Model finish Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 2. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 3. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 4. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 5. 88 Jonathan Knee (R) Fort Collins 6. 27 Roger Avants 7. 34 Rudy Vanderwal LaSalle 8. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 9. 24 Cody Dempster 10. 16 Steve Mills Colorado Springs 11. 42 Mark Neff 12. 19 Matthew Martinez Parker 13. 21 Conner Snow Morison 14. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Parker 15. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley 16. 14 Mark Bybee 17. 6D Rick Duckworth (R) Arvada 18. 8 Jeff Walbaum (R) Brighton DNS 57 Brady Balderson (R) Aurora
30 Lap Super Late Model finish Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 2. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 3. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Parker 4. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 5. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 6. 24 Cody Dempster 7. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 8. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley 9. 21 Conner Snow Morison 10. 34 Rudy Vanderwal LaSalle 11. 27 Roger Avants 12. 42 Mark Neff 13. 88 Jonathan Knee (R) Fort Collins 14. 6D Rick Duckworth (R) Arvada 15. 14 Mark Bybee 16. 8 Jeff Walbaum (R) Brighton 17. 16 Steve Mills Colorado Springs 18. 19 Matthew Martinez Parker 19. 57 Brady Balderson (R) Aurora
Pure Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 21W Jamie Ward Denver 2. 99JR Ryan Raley Jr Bennett 3. 41G Topher Galvin Byers 4. 82 Justin Karrol 5. 88 Jacob Poole Evans 6. 34 Ronald Johnson (R) Wheatridge 7. 13S Isaac Slinker Eaton 8. 20 Tanner Faatz (R) Windsor 9. 02 Chan Raley Bennett 10. 11 Chandron Denman Commerce City 11. 4 Brian Galvin Jr 12. 23G Mike Gallo Loveland 13. 60PS Matt Hill Brighton 14. 22PS Jay Hill 15. 23A Alyssa Salazar (R) Arvada 16. 8A Austin Richards Arvada 17. 23 Jordan Abeyta Denver 18. 7 David Robinson Johnstown 19. 18 Keanna Weber Denver 20. 44 Mike Vail 21. 33 Alex Krivocheev (R) Wheatridge 22. 38C Colton Green DNS 52 Chad Sutherland Commerce City DNS 86 Dylan Gault Colorado Springs
Legends Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster 2. 22 Christopher Eggleston Thornton 3. 30 Darrell J Stewart Arvada 4. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs 5. 16 Travis Roe Thornton 6. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada 7. 27 Ray Oakley Conifer 8. 03 Darrell Stewart Arvada 9. 46 Zachary Witherwax Arvada 10. 96 Ryan Rudolph Denver 11. 3 Wayne Barlock Jr Peyton 12. 44 Alfred Matthews Arvada 13. 88 Paul Himler Erie 14. 04 Natalie Foster Westminster 15. 28 Adam Powers Silverthorne 16. 86 Travis Rudolph Thornton 17. 13 Jason Hulvey Thornton 18. 00 Chris Saykally Denver 19. 29 Mathew Brunker Lakewood 20. 95 Jessilyn Dike Westminster 21. 26 Chris Brunker Lakewood 22. 31 Kurt Brookhart 23. 93 Zeke Hanger 24. 42 James Bowman 25. 78 Ashlyn Himler Erie 26. 37 Tanner Scarberry (R) Westminster 27. 72 Cynthia Robb Wheatridge 28. 53 Ryan Scott Colorado Springs 29. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater 30. 82 Austin Saunders
Trains Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 151 Crazy Train Jeremy & Chad 2. 86 Last Call 3. 17 Salute to Serve Robert & Lonnie 4. 77 Slimers Revenge 5. 45 The Trump Train Kelly & Vinny
Late Models 50 lapper Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley 2. 8 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs 3. 24 Eric Bowers Colorado Springs 4. 10 Rick Fierro (R) Cheyenne 5. 3 Wade Grove Thornton 6. 41 Dale Reeder Boulder 7. 07 David Hondel Cheyenne 8. 94 Kyle Morse Peyton 9. 76 Chad Cowan 10. 44 Thomas Powers Pine 11. 50 Justin McKeachie 12. 72 Gary Cagle Ft. Collins 13. 6 Jason Sharp Fountain 14. 43 Chris Donnelson (R) Morrill NE 15. 31 Derek Smith Mead 16. 33B Christopher Buskirk Bayard NE 17. 16 Steve Mills Colorado Springs 18. 85 Donald Cole Dacono DNS 75 Emilio Abeyta Denver
Late Models 30 lapper Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley 2. 8 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs 3. 31 Derek Smith Mead 4. 76 Chad Cowan 5. 24 Eric Bowers Colorado Springs 6. 33B Christopher Buskirk Bayard NE 7. 44 Thomas Powers Pine 8. 3 Wade Grove Thornton 9. 41 Dale Reeder Boulder 10. 94 Kyle Morse Peyton 11. 07 David Hondel Cheyenne 12. 72 Gary Cagle Ft. Collins 13. 16 Steve Mills Colorado Springs 14. 50 Justin McKeachie 15. 6 Jason Sharp Fountain 16. 43 Chris Donnelson (R) Morrill NE 17. 10 Rick Fierro (R) Cheyenne 18. 75 Emilio Abeyta Denver 19. 85 Donald Cole Dacono
Pro Tucks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 22 Brian Yackey Greeley 2. 7 Adam Deines 3. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 4. 34 Rudy Vanderwal LaSalle 5. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand 6. 33 Tyler Davis 7. 5W Troy Witthar Arvada 8. 08 Krystal Faulkingham (R) Westminster 9. 21 Chris Nelson (R) 10. 11 Steve Johnson Windsor 11. 05W Tyler Wiggans 12. 05 Nick Cooper (R) 13. 3c Cassidy Hinds Arvada
Supermodifieds Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 95 Cris Muhler Brighton 2. 6G Bryan Gossel Ft. Collins 3. 34 Randy Whitman Fort Collins 4. 4 Cody Castor Bennett 5. 52 Jordan Decenick Milliken 6. 9 Reece Anderson Plateville 7. 02 Johnny Pickard Pueblo 8. 3 Ricky Otts Canon City 9. 1 Luke Johnson Fort Lupton 10. 51 Joseph Priselac Commerce City 11. 2 Rich Castor Bennett DNS 16 Austyn Gossel Ft. Collins