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PERFECT NIGHT FOR CNS AT CANDLEWOOD SUITES HOME AWAY FROM HOME

5-31-23 ~ Dacono, CO

Every so often, Colorado National Speedway pulls double duty for special weekends – and such was the case on Sunday, May 28th, 2023, as the track settled in for a perfect night for racing. The rain stayed away, but the action stayed hot on-track, capping off the holiday weekend with a bang – quite literally, counting our terrific fireworks show.

Fireworks Colorado National Speedway 5-28-23

BELLA FLOORING AMERICA SUPER LATE MODELS

Feature – 100 Laps

Twenty SLM machines took the green for the extended-length feature event, with the No. 22 of Chris Eggleston and the No. 08 of Jace Hansen showing the way to the first of 100 laps. Eggleston led the first lap in the No. 22 machine. Meanwhile, the No. 18 of Eddie Vecchiarelli and the No. 08 of Hansen were side by side for second place, allowing the No. 48 of Preston Peltier to sneak up on them in third. It didn’t take long for Vecchiarelli to put the No. 18 on the point, while Peltier’s No. 48 followed him through and left the No. 22 of Eggleston behind to wrestle with third place. A single car caution bunched the field back up, setting the stage for a restart between Peltier’s No. 48 and Vecchiarelli’s No. 18 – the latter of which got the advantage on the green.


Nineteen laps in, the No. 61 of Matt Martinez contacted the No. 3C of Cassidy Hinds, causing a caution. The No. 18 of Vecchiarelli and the No. 48 of Peltier started on the front row again, but this time, it was Peltier to the point, until another caution slowed the field. On the restart, Peltier’s No. 48 checked out again, while the No. 22 of Eggleston and the No. 24 of Cody Dempster went side-by-side for third. Dempter’s No. 24 had the advantage on the straightaways, and finally worked it to his advantage and took away third from Eggleston’s No. 22 on Lap 38.


Up front, the battle for the lead heated up, as Vecchiarelli’s No. 18 and Peltier’s No. 48 paced each other around the track. Peltier cleared Vecchiarelli, but couldn’t put much distance down as the No. 16 of Steve Mills went around and caused a caution. The restart took place with about half the race left, although Peltier’s No. 48 got a bad start and allowed the No. 18 of Vecchiarelli and the No. 22 of Eggleston to get past him. Peltier got another chance to take control when a multicar incident caused another caution just a few laps later, and the No. 48 had a much better start and shot into the lead again. It was back to a battle between Vecchiarelli’s No. 18 and Peltier’s No. 48 for the lead in short order.


Meanwhile, a decent battle unfolded between the No. 89 of Zach Morris and the No. 32 of Brett Yackey, and the two made contact but carried on. The No. 08 of Hansen, meanwhile, recovered after his spin on Lap 53 and began heading back toward the front again, and the No. 82 of Michael Scott commanded fourth place and started closing the distance between himself and the cars ahead of him, including the No. 22 of Eggleston for third place, while the No. 18 of Vecchiarelli and the No. 48 of Peltier continued their fight for the lead.


A series of late-race incidents unfolded, causing yet another restart, during which Scott’s No. 82 who worked his way from the back of field twice after starting towards the rear of the field & an earlier incident got by Eggleston’s No. 22 for third. The No. 48 of Peltier held onto his race car as the tires began to wear out, causing the field to slide on the exits of Turn 2 and Turn 4. However, Peltier’s No. 48 held on to win the 100-lap SLM feature, along with $5,000 purse compliments of our friends at Generator Mart.

Super Late Model 100 Colorado National Speedway 5-28-23

Feature: No. 48, Preston Peltier

Quick Time: No. 48, Preston Peltier, 16.047


Rock ‘N’ Roll Brewery Pure Stocks

Dash – 10 Laps

The No. 24 of Matthew Knowles took control early over the No. 41G of Chris Galvin, and the two raced tightly until Knowles’ No. 24 got a bit loose and allowed the No. 41G of Galvin to cruise by, allowing the No. 02 of Chan Raley to also make the pass. The No. 41G of Galvin was the winner at the line.


Fast Dash – 10 Laps

The PS Dash was all about the No. 8A of Austin Richards and the No. M60 of Morris Christner, who traded the lead back and forth several times, until the final pass for the lead occurred on the penultimate lap, putting the No. 8A of Richards out ahead, even as the No. 32 of Rick Phillips stalled and caused a caution, but as the white flag had flown, the race was official.


Feature – 25 Laps

An impressive field of 27 cars took the green. The No. OH7 of Aubrei Hilton led Lap 1, with the No. 8A of Richards hot on her tail. On Lap 6, Richards took over the lead from the No. OH7 of Hilton at the line, even as the No. 78 of Mark Bremkamp spun without a yellow. Then, the No. M60 of Christer took third away from Hilton’s No. OH7, while the No. 15 of Brendan Knowles held down second place. The leaders began to hit heavy traffic about halfway through, but the No. 8A of Richards was able to open a large lead on the second-place car of Knowles. Then, a red flag was called for cleanup. The restart put the No. 8A of Richards and the No. 15 of Knowles on the front row, who went side-by-side for second with the No. M60 of Christner. However, the two cars made contact and caused a massive wreck, and both were black flagged. The race finally resumed with only a few laps left.

All said and done, the No. 53 of Josh Hopkins, who drove a quiet race, was crowned the winner, as penalties were assessed to the top three finishers at the line.

Josh Hopkins Pure Stock Winner - CNS 5-28-23

Dash: No. 41G, Chris Galvin

Fast Dash: No. 8A, Austin Richards

Feature: No. 53, Josh Hopkins

Quick Time: No. 81, Austin Richards, 19.863


AC Transmission Legends

Dash – 10 Laps

The No. 56 of Nick Gunther led the first lap over the No. 27 of Brian Harlow, but not for long, as the latter made the pass on the very next lap. Things stayed clean until there were only a few laps left, when a caution slowed the field. In a photo finish, the No. 27 of Harlowe barely eked past the No. 4 of Dillon Foster by just .002 seconds.


Fast Dash – 10 Laps

The No. 22 of Chris Eggleston took the lead from the No. 03 of Darrell Stewart three laps in. Stewart’s No. 03 fell in with the No. 21 of Ryan Jones and the No. 66 of Kyle Clegg hot on his heels. Eggleston did not look back, and took the win in the No. 22 machine.


Feature – 20 Laps

The No. 38 of Garrett Wilson took an early lead, but promptly lost it to the No. 33 of Dillyn Kellogg. Meanwhile, the No. 57 of Jarrett Scarberry charged into seventh after starting poorly. On Lap 6, the No. 78 of Ashlyn Himler spun, causing a caution, with the No. 33 of Kellogg and the No. 38 of Wilson on the front row on the restart. Kellogg’s No. 33 checked out and brought the No. 56 of Nick Gunther in with him. Another yellow flag struck, and this time, the No. 33 of Kellogg took over the lead again as the No. 38 of Wilson and the No. 56 of Gunther fought hard for second place.


By Lap 14, the No. 57 of Scarberry had climbed to fourth, entering the four-car breakaway for the lead and tailing the No. 33 of Kellogg, the No. 38 of Wilson, and the No. 56 of Gunther. Kellogg left the door open for the No. 38 of Wilson to get next to him, and they fought side by side for the race lead for a few hot laps, until lapped traffic became an issue. Then, the No. 38 of Wilson and the No. 56 of Gunther spun in Turn 2, causing a multicar wreck on Lap 18, causing the No. 34 of Patty Sylvester to lose a wheel. The restart put the No. 33 of Kellogg and the No. 57 of Scarberry up front. Scarberry guided the No. 57 machine out front in a hurry, winning his third straight feature of 2023.

Jarret Scarberry wins 3rd Legend Car Feature Race CNS 5-28-23

Fast Feature – 25 Laps

Kyle Clegg’s No. 66 and Stewart’s No. 03 started on the front row. The No. 22 of Eggleston and the No. 78C of Colton Crocker battled behind them for second place. Clegg’s No. 66 checked out, putting some distance between him and the battle for second. Eggleston eventually put the No. 22 ahead of the No. 78C of Crocker and went after Clegg’s No. 66 machine, but began to fade. The top seven fell single-file and continued to race cleanly. Lapped traffic became an issue on Lap 20, slowing the No. 66 of Clegg and allowing Eggleston’s No. 22 to catch him. By Lap 22, he’d caught the No. 66 of Clegg – but just couldn’t find a way around him, despite Eggleston’s best efforts. The No. 29 of David Johnson spun on the last lap, causing a yellow flag that ended the race in Clegg’s favor.

Kyle Clegg Wins Legend Car Feature 5-28-23 CNS

Dash: No. 27, Brian Harlow

Fast Dash: No. 22, Chris Eggleston

Feature: No. 57, Jarrett Scarberry

Fast Feature: No. 66, Kyle Clegg

Quick Time: No. 22, Chris Eggleston, 18.525


Puzzle Effect Bandoleros

Outlaws

The 10-lap Outlaw Dash saw the No. 88 of Cohen Henze jumping to the lead right away, holding onto the top spot despite several spins behind him. The No. 33 of Dillyn Kellogg took over second, and found himself battling the No. 21 of Madilyn Lange. Henze led a clean race and put the No. 88 across the line in first.


Then, for the Feature, Henze and the No. 88 machine picked up right where he left off in the Dash, moving up to third after the green flag flew over the No. 61 of Lily Tuttle and the No. 08 of Tanner McKim. However, Tuttle’s No. 61 spun out, allowing Henze and the No. 88 machine to claim the lead. Kellogg’s No. 33 maintained second place, but couldn’t catch the No. 88 of Henze, who won the Outlaw Feature race.

Cohen Henze wins Bandolero Outlaws CNS 5-28-23

Outlaw Dash: No. 88, Cohen Henze

Outlaw Feature: No. 88, Cohen Henze


Bandits

The short seven-lap Bandit Dash was riddled with drama, as the No. 5 of Reagan Fruge and the No. 12 of Aspyn Lange pulled away with the lead over the No. 89 of Justin Barnard and the No. 23 of Peyton Opperman. However, the No. 5 of Fruge and the No. 12 of Lange spun out with two laps left, allowing Barnard to put the No. 89 into first place – and he never looked back.


The 10-lap feature put the No. 89 of Barnard on the front row, although Fruge took over the top spot quickly. Lange, meanwhile, brought the No. 12 to second place, relegating the No. 89 of Barnard to third place. Fruge’s No. 5 spun from the lead with the No. 44 of Emersyn Weitzel. This allowed Lange to take control in the No. 12 machine. She opened up a huge lead over Barnard’s No. 89 and crossed the line in first.

Aspyn Lange Wins Bandolero Bandit Feature 5-28-23 CNS

Bandit Dash: No. 89, Justin Barnard

Bandit Feature: No. 12, Aspyn Lange


Witthar Racing Trains

Interestingly, the best racing from the Trains didn’t occur in The X – things got interesting in the corners. The seven-lap feature started with the No. 80HD SNAFU and the No. 151 Crazy Train on the front row, and the No. 80HD took over the lead quickly. On Lap 4, the No. 151 made the pass and shouldered into first place, but it wasn’t for lack of trying on the part of the No. 80HD, who had a tire go down and began to drag a wheel. After a wild race that ended up scattering the infield tire barriers into Turn 3, the No. 151 Crazy Train lived up to its name and took home the trophy.

Train Racing Colorado National Speedway 5-28-23

Feature: No. 151, Crazy Train


CNS would like to thank all the competitors who raced with us over the two nights & provided some awesome racing with incredible car counts.


OFFICIAL RESULTS

Super Late Models - 100 Laps

  1. 48 Preston Peltier - Brighton

  2. 18 Eddie Vecchiarelli - Brighton

  3. 82 Michael Scott - Hillsdale, WY

  4. 22 Chris Eggleston - Erie

  5. 08 Jace Hansen - Evans

  6. 89 Zach Morris - Greenwood Village

  7. 24 Cody Dempster - Parker

  8. 32 Brett Yackey - Greeley

  9. 12 Bruce Yackey - Greeley

  10. 61 Matt Martinez - Parker

  11. 29 Matt Brunker - Lakewood

  12. 23G Jim Gress - Amarillo, TX

  13. 3C Cassidy Hinds - Arvada

  14. 16 Steve Mills - CO Springs

  15. 3 John Negri III - Byers

  16. 37 Ethan Hunter - CO Springs

  17. 27H Mike Hathaway - Falcon

  18. 43 Kody Vanderwal - LaSalle

  19. 58 Kyle Ray - Littleton

  20. 07 Daniel Mares - Aurora


Pure Stock - 25 Laps

  1. 53 John Hopkins (R)

  2. 13 Isaac Slinker - Broomfield

  3. 32 Rick Phillips (R) - Aurora

  4. 06 Scott Johnson (R) - Evans

  5. 41G Chris Galvin

  6. 22 AJ Hill - Brighton

  7. 8A Austin Richards - Arvada

  8. 1 Derek Spalding - Lochbuie

  9. 24 Matthew Knowles - Littleton

  10. 3 Ronald Burnett

  11. 7X Dustin Camp - Cheyenne, WY

  12. 12S Shawn Sulley

  13. 90 Dustin Hill (R) - Thornton

  14. 99 Dillon Meigs - Penrose

  15. OH7 Aubrei Hilton - Brighton

  16. 96 Vanessa Raley

  17. 78 Mark Bremkamp

  18. M60 Morris Christner - Elizabeth

  19. 15 Brendan Knowles

  20. 6 Ben Hendricks - Cheyenne, WY

  21. 02 Chan Raley - Bennett

  22. 4G Daniel Green

  23. 86 Dylan Gault (R) - CO Springs

  24. 8 Isaac Almaswari - Brighton

  25. 18Y Justin Young DNS 56 John Ranum (R) - Denver DNS 5 David Wilson


Legends FAST - 25 Laps

  1. 66 Kyle Clegg - Westminster

  2. 22 Chris Eggleston - Erie

  3. 78C Colton Crocker - Brighton

  4. 21 Ryan Jones - Arvada

  5. 03 Darrell L Stewart - Arvada

  6. 32 Cody Milan - Fort Collins

  7. 6 Scotty Scott - Arvada

  8. 31 Lonnie Hotchsteth - Chandler, AZ

  9. 12 Bryanna Bruce - Wheatland, WY

  10. 99 Tessa Marine - Littleton

  11. 74 Trayc Walker-Scott (R) - Parker

  12. 1 Ryan Land - Littleton

  13. 98H Samuel Haugen (R) - Centennial

  14. 04 Natalie Foster - Westminster

  15. 75 Austin Hackenburg - Greeley

  16. 18 JJ Sanders - Aurora

  17. 88F Cade Fox (R) - Wellington

  18. 01 Gary Land - Littleton

  19. 27 Brian Harlow - CO Springs

  20. 11 Jeremy Lange (R) - Wheatland, WY

  21. 29 David Johnson - Denver

  22. 4 Dillon Foster - Arvada DNS 45 Cole Tuttle


Legends - 20 Laps

  1. 57 Jarret Scarberry (R) - Denver

  2. 33 Dillyn Kellogg (R) - Denver

  3. 73 Mike Markison (R) - Fort Collins

  4. 62 Erik Bain (R)

  5. 95 Jessilyn Dike - Westminster

  6. 17 Jeremy Krueger (R) - Arvada

  7. 26 David Anadon - CO Springs

  8. 19 Dominic Moss (R) - Arvada

  9. 32M Randy Milan - Fort Collins

  10. 38 Garrett Wilson - Platteville

  11. 97 Billy Blevins - Arvada

  12. 78 Ashlyn Himler - Erie

  13. 8 Jason Schmerse

  14. 28 Elijah Anadon (R) - CO Springs

  15. 56 Nick Gunuther - CO Springs

  16. 34 Patty Sylvester (R) - Greeley

  17. 9 Terry McBride - Edgewater


Bandolero Outlaws - 12 Laps

  1. 88 Cohen Henze - Juda, WI

  2. 68 Wyatt Dent - Brighton

  3. 33 Dillyn Kellogg - Denver

  4. 21 Madilyn Lange - Wheatland, WY

  5. 38 Havon Barnard - Northglenn

  6. 08 Tanner McKim - Berthoud

  7. 09 Cody Bergren - Westminster

  8. 61 Lilly Tuttle - Denver


Bandolero Bandit - 10 Laps

  1. 12 Aspyn Lange - Wheatland, WY

  2. 23 Peyton Opperman - Littleton

  3. 89 Justin Barnard - Northglenn

  4. 5 Reagan Fruge

  5. 95J Jaxson Muhler - Brighton

  6. 98 Kyleigh Novak - Brighton

  7. 44 Emersyn Weitzel

  8. 29 Nora Smith - Littleton

  9. 07 Madison Stanley - Thornton


Trains - 7 Laps

  1. 151 Crazy Train

  2. 3 Anger Management

  3. 01 Dukes of Hazard

  4. 80HD SNAFU


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