July 22nd, 2023 (Dacono, CO)
Four divisions took to the track at Colorado National Speedway on July 22nd, 2023 – including the Super Stocks, Super Late Models, Super Modifieds and Figure 8s (which aren’t any less super despite the word not being in the title!). Our stands packed in plenty of fans for a beautiful night of racing, with perfect weather and close competition across all our stellar lineups. As always, CNS is the place to spend your Saturday night for the best stock car racing in the state.
Bella Flooring America Super Late Models
Dash – 10 Laps
The No. 34 of Rudy Vanderwal sliced ahead of the No. 23 of Austyn Radosta for the lead, but Radosta would not be shaken that easily. He kept pressure on Vanderwal’s No. 34, catching him on Lap 4 and taking the top spot away from him. Shortly thereafter, the No. 34 of Vanderwal went up in smoke and was forced to pull into the infield due to an issue. Up front, Radosta’s No. 23 continued to show the way, taking the checkered flag ahead of the No. 37 of Ethan Hunter.
Fast Dash – 10 Laps
The No. 82 of Michael Scott and the No. 32 of Brett Yackey started on the front row and traded some paint, but the No. 82 of Scott got the lead while the No. 11 of Darren Robertson took over P3 and the No. 89 of Zach Morris fought with the No. 22 of Chris Eggleston for fourth. Robertson nosed his No. 11 past the No. 32 of Yackey and started looking past the No. 82 of Scott for the lead, hanging onto his bumper as the laps ticked down. He tried one last time on the last lap to make it stick, but it was the No. 82 of Scott across the line in first.
Feature – 40 Laps
Fifteen cars followed the No. 11 of Robertson and the No. 32 of Yackey to the green flag, No. 32 Yackey fell in behind Robertson’s No. 11 as he took over the lead. Eggleston put his No. 22 to the inside of Yackey’s No. 32 for second place and allowed a three-way battle with the No. 3C of Cassidy Hinds to close in the mix for the position. While Robertson’s No. 11 still led, the No. 22 of Eggleston fell in behind the No. 32 of Yackey, while Scott’s No. 82 and Morris’s No. 89 sorted out a battle for fifth place. The leaders began to encounter lapped traffic just 12 laps in, though it did little to hinder Robertson as he continued to show the way – for a few laps, at least. On Lap 19, he found himself stuck behind two lapped cars, allowing Yackey’s No. 32 to start closing on him. Meanwhile, the No. 82 of Scott eked past the No. 3C of Hinds for fourth place and set out after the leaders.
Once Robertson’s No. 11 cleared lapped traffic, he was able to set sail once again, hunted by the No. 32 of Yackey, the No. 22 of Eggleston, and the No. 82 of Scott. On Lap 27, more lapped traffic became a problem, allowing Yackey’s No. 32 to close the distance once again. Once they broke out of traffic, though, Robertson’s No. 11 took off again. Behind him and the No. 32 of Yackey, third place was hotly contested between the No. 82 of Scott and the No. 22 of Eggleston. Scott’s No. 82 emerged with the position, while Robertson’s No. 11 Flashed across the line, untouched by lapped traffic.
Quick Time: No. 11, Darren Robertson, 15.948
Dash: No. 23, Austyn Radosta
Fast Dash: No. 82, Michael Scott
Feature: No. 11, Darren Robertson
PB&T Bank Super Stocks
Dash – 10 Laps
The No. M60 of Morris Christner got away with the lead while the No. 90 of Alex Rodriguez moved to the inside of the No. 53 of David Noah for second. Christner threw the No. M60 high and got a little sideways, scrubbing off precious speed and allowing the No. 90 of Rodriguez to catch his bumper. Rodriguez guided the No. 90 abreast of the No. M60 of Christner, then took the lead away with three laps left and took home the win.
Fast Dash – 10 Laps
The No. 99JR of Ryan Raley Jr. shot up the track and allowed the No. 49 of Chris Cox to take the lead, while the pack went two- and three-wide behind them. The No. 23 of Jordan Abeyta quickly reeled in the No. 99JR of Raley, hauling the No. 9 of Brent Cave with him, who took over third place. Cox’s lead would be uncontested, and the No. 49 took the checkers in first.
Feature – 25 Laps
Cave’s No. 9 led the first lap, but then, chaos broke loose on the front stretch. Just as Lap 2 was in the books, No. 23 of Abeyta and the No. 9 of Cave got together coming out of Turn 4. Abeyta’s No. 23 looked low, and he tried to correct, sending him back up the track and collecting Raley’s No. 99JR as both cars piled into the wall. Then, the No. 53 of Noah tried to dodge both, but ended up the third car in the wreck, for which a red flag was thrown. Cave’s No. 9 suffered a flat tire and pulled off, handing the lead over to the No. 49 of Cox.
Cox’s No. 49 restarted beside the No. 97 of Kyle Stidham. Cox’s No. 49 once again got to the point, while the No. 11W of Scott Long searched for a way into second around the No. 97 of Stidham, locking bumpers. Cave, after returning to the track, was on a mission, and put the No. 9 back into fifth by Lap 9. Up front, Cox continued to stretch his lead over the No. 97 of Stidham. Rodriguez’s No. 90 entered the conversation for fourth place with the No. 9 of Cave, with the latter coming out on top. Then, Cave’s No. 9 set sights on the No. 11W of Long for third. Cave put up a valiant effort in the No. 9, but couldn’t find a way around Long’s No. 11W, while Cox’s No. 49 crossed the line and took the trophy.
Quick Time: No. 23, Jordan Abeyta, 19.731
Dash: No. 90, Alex Rodriguez
Fast Dash: No. 49, Chris Cox
Feature: No. 49, Chris Cox
Dash – 10 Laps
The No. 90D of Frank Denning and the No. 51 of Joe Priselac started up front, with the No. 90D of Denning taking over the lead while the No. 95 of Cris Muhler slipped into second place. On Lap 2, Muhler’s No. 95 took the lead, while the No. 2 of Richie Castor took second place, pulling the No. 8 of Jorden Decenick into third. Decenick’s No. 8 began to reel in the No. 2 of Castor for third, but before he could make a move, he spun into the infield on the last lap, and the No. 95 of Muhler crossed the finish line in first.
Feature – 25 Laps
While the No. 90D of Denning led Lap 1, Muhler’s No. 95 made itself known as a threat right away, surging into second place before smoothly taking the lead away on Lap 2 and setting sail. The No. 4 of Cody Castor passed the No. 90D of Denning shortly thereafter, taking third place, followed closely by the No. 2 of Richie Castor. The No. 27 of Mike Hathaway, meanwhile, quietly entered second place, although he had half a straightaway to cover if he wanted to get close to the No. 95 of Muhler. Then, he found himself under fire of the No. 4 of Cody Castor for second, eventually ceding the position, dropping back to third. Then, the No. 2 of Richie Castor went for a spin in Turn 2 from fourth place, causing a caution. The restart put the No. 95 of Muhler back up front, while the No. 4 of Cody Castor just couldn’t get his car under him and dropped back through the field. Then, a big crash occurred when the No. 27 of Hathaway and the No. 4 of Cody Castor made contact, forcing the latter into the wall, hard.
A single-file restart had the field behind the No. 95 of Muhler, who set sail once he got out front. The No. 02 of Johnny Pickard took over second, while the No. 2 of Richie Castor had recovered from his earlier incident and set out after him. Eventually, Richie Castor’s No. 2 executed the pass and threw his race car after the leader. Muhler’s lead would prove insurmountable by the field, and he went on to win the Super Modified Feature.
Quick Time: No. 2, Richie Castor, 14.168
Dash: No. 95, Cris Muhler
Feature: No. 95, Cris Muhler
Take 5 Oil Change Figure 8s
Dash – 12 Laps
The No. 50 of Justin McKeachie led the first lap over the No. 97 of Adam Gastineau, and the No. 52 of Jared Wall quickly took over second place, demoting Gastineau’s No. 97 to third. The No. 15 of Jereme Wall pulled off the racing surface just three laps in, while the No. 3 of Michael Wolfe Jr. raced neck-and-neck for fourth with the No. 71 of Isaac Martinez. The field got strung out, resulting in a close call with the No. 6C of Cody Palmore and the leader McKeachie in the No. 50. The No. 71 of Martinez sealed the deal for fourth, tailing the No. 97 of Gastineau in third, the No. 52 of Jared Wall in second, and the No. 50 of McKeachie in first.
Feature – 20 Laps
An insane start to the F8 Feature kicked off an equally crazy race, as cars scattered three-wide heading into the first turn. The No. 15 of Jereme Wall was able to return for the Feature and took over third while the No. 71 of Martinez took the lead away from the No. 64 of Michael Kephart, who plummeted back to fourth place. Jereme Wall’s No. 15 was already a threat for the lead, putting pressure on the No. 71 of Martinez for the lead and taking it on Lap 6. Things in The X began to heat up as the pack got strung out, with narrow misses abound – but when a wreck occurred, it was between two cars going the same direction, as the No. 3 of Wolfe got into the back end of the No. 67 driven by Kaleigh Swenson, spinning her in the infield. On the restart, the No. 71 of Martinez presented with a flat right front tire but didn’t let up even as he lost air and sagged on the right side. The No. 52 of Jared Wall took over second place and began to hunt down the No. 15 of Jereme Wall, dodging slower cars at the tail-end of the lead lap through The X. Jereme Wall’s No. 15 didn’t slow down at all through the crossroads, and opened a massive lead over the rest of the field, getting sideways for one last dodge through The X after the checkered flag dropped.
Dash: No. 50, Justin McKeachie
Feature: No. 15, Jereme Wall
Super Late Models - 40 Laps
11 Darren Robertson - Westminster
32 Brett Yackey - Greeley
82 Michael Scott - Hillsdale, WY
22 Chris Eggleston - Erie
3C Cassidy Hinds - Arvada
89 Zach Morris - Greenwood Village
12 Bruce Yackey - Greeley
58 Kyle Ray - Littleton
37 Ethan Hunter - CO Springs
23 Austyn Radosta - Pueblo
07 Daniel Mares - Aurora
23G Scott Blevins - Amarillo, TX
46 Eric Blackard (R) - Lakewood
3 John Negri III - Byers
25 Monty Skinner - Conifer DNS 34 Rudy Vanderwal - LaSalle
Super Stock - 25 Laps
49 Chris Cox - Brighton
97 Kyle Stidham - Brighton
11W Scott Long - Lymon, NE
9 Brent Cave - Brighton
90 Alex Rodriguez - Phoenix, AZ
M60 Morris Christner - Elizabeth
02 Chan Raley - Bennett
13 Brandon Claiborn - Lafayette
7 David Robinson - Johnstown
62 Amber Giles - Fort Collins
82 Ian Clark - Wheat Ridge
23 Jordan Abeyta - Denver
99JR Ryan Raley Jr - Bennett
53 David Noah - Lakewood
Super Modified - 25 Laps
95 Cris Muhler - Brighton
2 Richie Castor - Bennett
27 Mike Hathaway - Falcon
02 Johnny Pickard - Pueblo
21 Michael Troup - Castle Rock
90D Frank Denning - Wheat Ridge
4 Cody Castor - Bennett
51 Joe Priselac
7S Stevie Gallegos - La Jara
29 Joseph Gallegos DNS 52 Justin Decenick - Loveland DNS 8 Jordan Decenick - Milliken
Figure 8 - 20 Laps
15 Jereme Wall - Commerce City
52 Jared Wall - Commerce City
64 Michael Kephart - Commerce City
71 Isaac Martinez - Denver
57Q Kyle Quintrall (R)
67 Kaleigh Swenson - Strasburg
97 Adam Gastineau - Aurora
74 Sam Faus - Lakewood
3 Michael Wolfe Jr - Thornton
6C Cody Palmore
8 Cassidy Creekmore - CO Springs DNS 50 Justin McKeachie