Mark Neff leads flag to flag in dominating Late Model win

(07-11-2015 Dacono Colorado) A huge crowd was on hand for the Galitz Trucking Night at CNS and witnessed a dominating performance from Mark Neff who led every lap of the South Philly Cheesesteaks Late Model feature event. Fourteen year old Kody Vanderwal ended Will Alvarado’s winning streak in the Lincoln Tech Pure Stocks while Jaime Bubak won her second straight Mod Coupe feature event. Jereme Wall’s dominating season in the Figure 8s continued and Taylor and Stephanie Bellomy outlasted all contenders in the Witthar Trains feature event.

The South Philly Cheesesteaks Late Models headlined the Galitz Trucking Night at CNS (Starr photo)

The South Philly Cheesesteaks Late Models headlined the Galitz Trucking Night at CNS (Starr photo)


South Philly Cheesesteaks Late Models

In one of the most dominating performances of the season #42 Mark Neff led all 40 laps of the South Philly Cheesesteaks Late Model feature event winning his second main of the season. Neff started up front and quickly built a 3 car length lead on #7 Ethan Penrod. By the end of the feature Neff would build his lead to a half of a lap over his next closest competitor.

#42 Mark Neff dominated the feature event leading all 40 laps on route to victory (Starr photo)

#42 Mark Neff dominated the feature event leading all 40 laps on route to victory (Starr photo)


#8 Jeff Walbaum would eventually work his way into second place but wasn’t able to makeup any ground on the “rocket-fast” Neff.

The biggest “mover and shaker” in the race was young Brett “the Maverick” Yackey who struggled at the start of the feature losing several positions but then worked his way all the way back into 3rd place.

Even with the large field of Late Models the race went green from start to finish demonstrating the skill and expertise of the entire Late Model Field.

Yet on this night it was all Mark Neff who surgically worked his way past lapped traffic seemingly getting even faster as the race progressed. Behind Neff, Walbaum crossed the line second and Yackey was 3rd. Penrod settled for 4th and #08 Jace Hansen finished in the final spot of the top 5.

Mark Neff celebrates his second win of the 2015 season in the Late Model division (Starr photo)

Mark Neff celebrates his second win of the 2015 season in the Late Model division (Starr photo)


The Late Models return to action on Saturday July 25th.

FEATURE: #42 Mark Neff FAST DASH: #7 Ethan Penrod DASH: #15 Ryan McFadden QUICK TIME: #42 Mark Neff 17.649


Lincoln Tech Pure Stocks

#21 Jamie Ward and #4 Brian Galvin Jr. led a field 17 Lincoln Tech Pure Stock to the green flag. It didn’t take long for #3% Will Alvarado to come from his 4th place starting spot to grab the lead. Alvarado has yet to taste defeat this season in the Pure Stocks and was well on his way to his 5th straight feature win.

However, as he and 2nd place driver #43 Kody Vanderwal approached lapped traffic Alvarado decided to go low coming out of turn 2 while Vanderwal went high around a pack of slower cars. The decision proved to be the right choice for the 14 year old Vanderwal who rumbled into the top spot.

#43 Kody Vanderwal battles for position on route to his first ever feature win at CNS (Starr photo)

#43 Kody Vanderwal battles for position on route to his first ever feature win at CNS (Starr photo)


For the remainder of the race Alvarado chased Vanderwal in hopes of keeping his winning streak alive. Yet the young Vanderwal drove a smart and determined race carefully moving through lapped traffic on route to his very first win at CNS. In winner’s circle Kody poked fun at his father Rudy (reigning Pro Truck champion) that he was “Thankful it didn’t take as long as his father to get his first win”.

While Alvarado’s win streak was broken he still took second and has a commanding lead in points. #84 Joe Mares Jr was 3rd.

14 year old Kody Vanderwal celebrates in winner's circle after winning his first feature event at CNS (Starr photo)

14 year old Kody Vanderwal celebrates in winner’s circle after winning his first feature event at CNS (Starr photo)


FEATURE: #43 Kody Vanderwal FAST DASH: #43 Kody Vandrwal DASH: #33 Tyler Davis QUICK TIME: #3% Will Alvarado 20.493


Galitz Trucking Mod Coupes

Only 6 Galitz Trucking Mod Coupes were on hand for the Galitz Trucking night at CNS and #12 Jaime Bubak (Trengrove) led every lap of the race winning her second straight Mod Coupe feature event.

#12 Jaime Buback scores her second straight Mod Coupe feature win at CNS (Starr photo)

#12 Jaime Buback scores her second straight Mod Coupe feature win at CNS (Starr photo)


FEATURE: #12 Jaime Bubak FAST DASH: #3 Ron O’Neil QUICK TIME: #34 Randy Whitman 16.425


Art’s Septic Figure 8s

A full field of 15 Art’s Septic Service Figure 8s lined up up for the feature event and #52 Jared “Wally” Wall quickly took a commanding lead. Jared’s brother Jereme in the #15 was in second and “Big” Al Duran in the #23 was in 3rd.

Things got weird when #50 Justin Mackeachie spun in the X. As Mackeachie tried to throttle his car to get going the right direction he performed a series of half donuts creating a huge cloud of smoke. As the leaders approached the X the front of Mackeachie’s car clipped the left rear quarter panel of Wally’s car sending the #52 spinning into turn one and subsequently off the track for repairs.

#50 Justin Mackeachie clips race leader #52 Wally Wall near the X knocking Wall out of contention (Starr photo)

#50 Justin Mackeachie clips race leader #52 Wally Wall near the X knocking Wall out of contention (Starr photo)


With Wally out of the picture Jereme Wall assumed the lead and went on to win his 4th feature of the season. No other driver has found winner’s circle yet this season in the Figure 8s as Jereme’s incredible run continues. Al Duran secured 2nd place and #2 Lance Proctor took the 3rd spot.

The Figure 8s will return to action at CNS on July 25th.

Jereme Wall celebrates winning yet another Figure 8 feature at CNS (Starr photo)

Jereme Wall celebrates winning yet another Figure 8 feature at CNS (Starr photo)


FEATURE: #15 Jereme Wall FAST DASH: #23 Al Duran DASH: #10 Frank Gastineau


Witthar Racing Trains

The Witthar Racing Trains thrill the crowd at CNS (Starr photo)

The Witthar Racing Trains thrill the crowd at CNS (Starr photo)


The #13 “Crazy Train” driven by Taylor and Stephanie Bellamy led every lap of the Witthar Racing Crazy Trains feature. In the closing laps it appeared that every train on the track was within moments of exploding and breaking down as they all smoked and burped around the track. Yet it was the Crazy Train that never slowed cruising to the victory.

FEATURE: #13 Taylor and Stephanie Bellamy

Taylor and Stephanie Bellamy celebrate in winner's circle after winning the Train feature. (Starr photo)

Taylor and Stephanie Bellomy celebrate in winner’s circle after winning the Train feature. (Starr photo)


OFFICIAL RESULTS


Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 42 Mark Neff Westiminster 2. 8 Jeff Walbaum Brighton 3. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley 4. 3 Wade Grove Thronton 5. 8 Jace Hansen Broomfield 6. 1 Tommy Powers Castle Rock 7. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide 8. 7 Ethan Penrod Thornton 9. 29 Rayshawn Carter Commerce City 10. 30 Jan Oxley Ft Lupton 11. 49 Dennis Pobanz Colorado Springs 12. 27 Wendi Lewis Johnstown 13. 28 Alan Carter Commerce City



Pure Stock Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 2. 3% Will Alvarado Ft Lupton 3. 84 Joe Mares Jr Aurora 4. 02ss Sean Smith Greeley 5. 21 Jamie Ward Denver 6. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette 7. 31 Mike Mathiesen Dacono 8. 4 Brian Galvin Jr Byers 9. 68 Matt Sowash Wheatridge 10. 8 David Lewis(R) Firestone 11. 2 Chandani Raley Thornton 12. 74 Lindy Pinelli Dacono 13. 96R Rhonda Miller(R) Severance 14. 51 Thomas Hughes Lakewood 15. 41g Christopher Galvin Byers DNS 126 Josh Friberg(R) Westminster



Mod Coupes Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 12 Jaime Bubak Thornton 2. 34 Randy Whitman Ft Collins 3. 55 Gary Land Littleton 4. 90 Frank Denning III Golden 5. 6d Rick Duckworth (R) Arvada 6. 3 Ron O’Neil



Figure 8s Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City 2. 23 Al Duran Lakewood 3. 2 Lance Proctor Arvada 4. 87 Bill Farris Englewood 5. 81 David Smith Englewood 6. 11 Joe Gastineau Denver 7. 50 Justin McKeachie Aurora 8. 27 Bobby Zike Morrison 9. 5 Curtis Chavez Loveland 10. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City 11. 1 Michael Haywood (R) Greeley 12. 10 Frank Gastineau Denver 13. 0 James Naranjo Denver DNS 69 Tammy Totos Commerce City DNS 71 Tyler Dowler



Trains Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 13 Taylor Bellamy 2. 86 Jared Wall KellyVillers 3. 7 Cole Train 4. 69 Princess Tammy 5. 5 Alex Zach