Pro Trucks thrill the fans with an incredible feature event

(08-16-2014 Dacono, CO) In what might have been one of the best feature events in recent memory Justin Simonson won the Snap-On Tools Pro Truck main event by mere feet over Adam Hilton, Matt Burton and Adam Deines. The 4 truck battle thrilled the CNS fans with a breathtaking final lap that will not be soon forgotten. In other action Kyle Ray won both the SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifed and CARC Mod Coupe feature events and “the Maverick” Brett Yackey bested the huge field of Pure Stocks.


Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks Once again in 2014 the Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks are demonstrating why they are one of the most competitive and exciting divisions to watch at CNS. The feature event was one of the most thrilling races in several years at the track as 4 trucks all crossed the finish line within feet of one another after a crazy final lap.

#36 Matt Burton, #31 Justin Simonson, and #06 Adam Hilton battle for the lead (Starr photo)

#36 Matt Burton, #31 Justin Simonson, and #06 Adam Hilton battle for the lead (Starr photo)


When the race started it was a three car battle between #36 Matt Burton, #31 Justin Simonson, and #06 Adam Hilton. The three trucks pulled away from the large field but couldn’t pull away from each other as they traded paint for the entire 30 lap feature. As the race neared completion Simonson took the lead from Burton and Hilton moved into 2nd place. From out of nowhere the #7 truck of Adam Deines joined the battle for the lead making it a 4 truck race for the win.

For all 30 laps Burton, Simonson, and Hilton fought for the lead. (Starr photo)

For all 30 laps Burton, Simonson, and Hilton fought for the lead. (Starr photo)


The final lap of the race is when things got crazy as Hilton tried to under Simonson in turn one and the two trucks touched, both Simonson and Hilton slide sideways opening the door for Burton and Deines. Burton then made contact with Hilton in turn 3 and it looked as if a four truck pileup could spell the end of the feature. However all the drivers hung on in miraculous fashion and when they came out of turn 4 for the checker flag it was literally anyone’s race. Simonson crossed the line in front, followed closely by Hilton, Burton, and Dienes. It was then and only then that the large crowd at CNS could catch their breath after witnessing a truly awesome feature event.

Justin Simonson celebrates in winner's circle after a hard-fought victory. (Starr photo)

Justin Simonson celebrates in winner’s circle after a hard-fought victory. (Starr photo)


It should be noted that the current points leader heading into the event was Rudy Vanderwal in the #34 truck who could not attend due to family commitments. Simonson took over the season standings by just 2 points over Vanderwal with the feature win.


FEATURE WINNER: #31 Justin Simonson FAST DASH: #06 Adam Hilton DASH: 10t Taylor Bellomy QUICK TIME: #31 Justin Simonson 16.796


Lincoln College of Technology Pure Stocks A huge field of Lincoln College of Technology Pure Stocks lined up to take the green flag for their feature event. #32 Brett Yackey pulled the perfect starting spot for the feature on the front row and set sail leaving the rest of the cars in his wake. The real battle was was for 2nd place between #06 Jeff Dempewolf and #96 Mike Steward as the two cars banged doors and moved through traffic with surgical precision. A late race caution gave Dempewolf a final shot at Yackey for the win and it looked like Dempewolf might have something for “the Maverick” but couldn’t make the pass and Yackey went on to take the checker.

#32 Brett Yackey battle #06 Jeff Dempewolf for the lead. (starr photo)

#32 Brett Yackey battle #06 Jeff Dempewolf for the lead. (starr photo)


Yackey swept the evenings Pure Stock events winning the feature, the FAST DASH, and setting quick time with a 20.635

Yackey now has a commanding 51 point lead over 21w Jamie Ward. Dempefwolf settled for 2nd in the feature, #84 Daniel Mares was 3rd, #3% Will Alvarado took the 4th spot and #48 Joe Mares rounded out the top 5.


FEATURE WINNER: #32 Brett Yackey FAST DASH: #32 Brett Yackey DASH: #73 Justin Rainwater QUICK TIME: #32 Brett Yackey 20.635


SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds Super Late Model driver Emmet Grazier in the yellow #33 Grand American Modified jumped out to the early lead in the SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds feature event but but all eyes were on Kyle Ray in the #58 who was working his way to the front from the back of the field. Grazier had his hands full battling #24 Tim Holm who had set quick time with a 17.442. On lap 9 Holm finally found his way around Grazier and took his turn leading the race but now Ray was in second place and was right on Holm’s bumper. Ray dove to the inside of Holm and the two cars put on a great side by side battle for the lead. At the finish Ray took the win followed closely by Holm. Points leader #44 Justin Case finished a distant 3rd. Grazier settled for 4th and #0 Ron O’Neal was 5th.

On his way to his 2nd feature win of the night #58 Kyle Ray goes under race leader #24 Tim Holm in the Grand American Modified feature (Starr photo)

On his way to his 2nd feature win of the night #58 Kyle Ray goes under race leader #24 Tim Holm in the Grand American Modified feature (Starr photo)


FEATURE WINNER: #58 Kyle Ray FAST DASH: #58 Kyle Ray QUICK TIME: #24 Tim Holm 17.442


CARC Mod Coupes The much anticipated battle between #3 Kyle Ray and #95 Cris Muhler the two fastest Mod Coupes would finally take place and both cars would start near the rear of the feature. It would take less than a lap for both Ray and Muhler to jump to the front of the field and the chase was on. Ray led the race and Muhler was right on his tail lap after lap, after lap. Muhler would pull right up on Ray’s bumper as the two cars entered the corner but Ray would regain a one car length advantage as they exited the corner. Eventually the two leaders would lap the entire field in their furious battle against one another. The race went green from start to checker and Muhler could never get past Ray who went on to win his 2nd Coupe feature at CNS. #5 Jason Bunt finished 2nd and #12 Jaime Bubak took over the season points lead with a 4th place finish.

#3 Kyle Ray led all 20 laps of the Mod Coupe feature at CNS (Starr photo)

#3 Kyle Ray led all 20 laps of the Mod Coupe feature at CNS (Starr photo)


FEATURE WINNER: #3 Kyle Ray FAST DASH: #3 Kyle Ray QUICK TIME: #95 Cris Muhler 15.441


DEMOX Cars: #44 Dave Lewis Trucks: #460 Kalyn Diede


OFFICIAL RESULTS


Pro Trucks Pos No. Name Hometown Points 1. 31 Justin Simonson Wheatridge CO 40 2. 06 Adam Hilton Brighton CO 38 3. 36 Matt Burton Englewood CO 36 4. 7 Adam Deines Longmont CO 34 5. 5 Troy Witthar Eastlake CO 32 6. 11 Steve Johnson Windsor CO 30 7. 45 Dalton Hewitt Brighton CO 28 8. 82 Michael Scott (R) Cheyenne WY 26 9. 52 Jereme Wall (R) Commerce City CO 24 10. 2 AJ Warren Longmont CO 22 11. 16 Scott Rhoades Westminster CO 20 12. 85 Cole MacEwen (R) Fort Collins CO 18 13. 10T Taylor Bellomy(R) Brighton CO 16 14. 0 Billy Harkins Lakewood CO 14 15. 29 Matthew Brunker Lakewood CO 12 16. 65 George Green (R) Firestone 10 17. 17 Andy Bellomy Ft. Lupton CO 8 18. 14 Alex Ortiz (R) Denver CO 6



Pure Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown Points 1. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley CO 40 2. 06 Jeff Dempewolf Brighton CO 38 3. 84 Daniel Mares Aurora CO 36 4. 3% Will Alvarado Ft. Lupton CO 34 5. 48 Joe Mares 32 6. 73 Justin Rainwater Windsor CO 30 7. 02 Chan Raley Thornton CO 28 8. 4 Brian Galvin Jr 26 9. 33 Tyler Davis 24 10. 66 Matthew Sowach 22 11. 10G Brian Galvin 20 12. 91 Cole Whitford 18 13. 3L Brian Lengvenas Denver CO 16 14. 20G Mark Galvin 14 15. 44 Savanna Gallegos 12 16. 51 Thomas Hughes 10 17. 82 Jay Ringo 8 18. 21w Jamie Ward Denver CO 6 19. 96 Mike Steward 4 DNS 16 Tony Nadeau Westminister CO 0 DNS 9 Darin Wainwright Littleton CO 0



Grand American Modifieds Pos No. Name Hometown Points 1. 58 Kyle Ray (R) Littleton CO 40 2. 24 Tim Holm Greeley CO 38 3. 44 Justin Case Brighton CO 36 4. 33 Emett Grazier Wheatridge CO 34 5. 0 Ron O’Neil Colorado Springs CO 32 6. 69 Forrest Smith Poverty Flats CO 30 7. 13 Darin Clark (R) Cheyenne WY 28 DNS 61 Scott Slama (R) Denver CO 0 DNS 18 Ed Vecchiarelli Sr Brighton CO 0



Mod Coupes Pos No. Name Hometown Points 1. 3 Kyle Ray (R) Littleton CO 40 2. 95 Cris Muhler Brighton CO 38 3. 5 Jason Bunt 36 4. 12 Jaime Bubak Arvada CO 34 5. 24 Chad Guilford Highlands Ranch CO 32 6. 33 Chet Graham Kiowa 30 7. 48 Mike Cox (R) Englewood CO 28