(07-30-2016 Dacono, CO) The Van’s Equipment Gets It Done Night at CNS was filled with drama and excitement as both the Super Late Models and Late Models thrilled the large crowd with hair-raising finishes. Kyle Ray, Jace Hansen, and Dominic Ursetta, had a three car battle to the finish in the Super Late Models and Brett Yackey and Mike Valentine dueled to the checker in the Late Models. Ron O’Neil led flag to flag in the Mod Coupes and Chris DeShon and Cole Whitford won in the RZR’s and Mod 4 Race Rentals.
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
After the qualifying and dash races were complete it seemed apparent that the two fastest Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models were #6 Dominic Ursetta and #58 Kyle Ray. Ray had set quick time with a 16.302 and Ursetta had snagged the fast dash. This set up an exciting start to the 40 lap feature as Ray had the pole and Ursetta was along side.
When the green flag dropped it was Ursetta who bolted out to the early lead and looked extremely fast. Ray hung back in second place for several laps but eventually worked his way up to Ursetta’s bumper and the two drivers began to battle for the lead. Behind the leaders #08 Jace Hansen and #12 Bruce Yackey rode in 3rd and 4th. Hansen found his groove and began to pull up on the leaders.
#58 Kyle Ray and #6 Dominic Ursetta battle for the lead (Starr photo)
The race heated up even more when Ray edged his way to the low side of Ursetta coming out of turn four and grabbed the lead for himself. Ursetta was having none of that and pulled along side of Ray once again but the two cars touched in turn 2 allowing Hansen who was in 3rd to pass both of them and snatch the lead for himself! Clearly at this point in the race any of these three drivers were capable of taking home the win.
#58 Kyle Ray wins his 3rd feature of the season (Starr photo)
However when the caution came out for #11 Darren Robertson and #9 Justin Simonson it allowed Ray to restart on the outside of Hansen which was just what he needed as he powered out front and never looked back taking his 3rd win of the season. Hansen and Ursetta were right behind but could not make a move for the lead and settled for 2nd and 3rd place. Bruce Yackey crossed the line 4th and #84 Matt Zwingleberg was 5th.
Kyle Ray Celebrates in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
The Super Late Models have just 3 points races left in the season as well as Challenge Cup XLII on October 1st.
FEATURE: #58 Kyle Ray FAST DASH: #6 Dominic Ursetta DASH: #27 Roger Avants QUICK TIME: #58 Kyle Ray 16.302
Palomino Industries Late Models
#19 Robert Davey and #3 Wade Grove paced the field for the Palomino Industries Late Models and each driver took a turn leading the race, Davey on lap one and Grove on lap two. Enter Brett Yackey in the #32 car who went low on Grove to take the lead on lap three with #18 Mike Valentine in tow. Valentine who has impressed this season dove low on Yackey who looked loose coming out of turn two to take the lead for himself. Yackey was doing all he could to get back around the 18 but the rookie driver was holding him off.
The Late Models take the green flag for their feature event (Starr photo)
Behind the two leaders another great battle was taking shape between Grove and #88 Brent Miller. Miller worked his way around Grove and began to push into the lead pack making it a four car race for the top spot. As the lead pack approached lapped traffic in turn four Yackey made contact with Valentine sending him sideways as he was tagged by Miller in 3rd who had nowhere to go. Incredibly Valentine did not spin maintaining second place in a fantastic display of driving.
#32 Brett Yackey battles #18 Mike Valentine in the feature (Starr photo)
While Valentine had saved his car from the spin he wasn’t able to get back around Yackey even after two late race restarts with just 6 and 3 laps remaining. Yackey went on to take the win and Valentine took home an impressive second place finish. Grove grabbed third place, #49 Dennis Pobanz was 4th and Robert Davey was fifth.
The Late Models have 3 points races remaining on August 20th, 27th and then Championship night on September 24th.
FEATURE: #32 Brett Yackey FAST DASH: #18 Mike Valentine DASH: #27 Wendi Lewis QUICK TIME: #32 Brett Yackey 17.850
Galitz Trucking Mod Coupes
Ron O’Neil led every lap of the Galitz Transportation Mod Coupe feature event taking home his second win of the season. Early on it was a 3 car race between O’Neil, #34 Randy Whitman, and #90 Frank Denning III. However as the race wore down the field began to string out and O’Neil cruised to the victory navigating lapped traffic with ease.
#3 Eventual winner Ron O’Neil at speed at CNS (Starr photo)
Behind O’Neil at the finish were Whitman, Denning III, #5 Jason Bunt, and 6d Rick Duckworth.
Whitman maintains the points lead with his second place finish with only two points races left.
The crowd cheers for Ron O’Neil after winning the Mod Coupe feature (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #3 Ron O’Neil DASH: #90 Frank Denning III QUICK TIME: #3 Ron O’Neil 16.331
Whittar Racing Trains As is the fashion the Whittar Racing Trains closed out the night at CNS as the cars careened around the figure 8 in a maze of sparks and dust. The #13 “Crazy” train was on a rail and cruised to the victory avoiding all obstacles in the X.
RZR The RZR 4 wheelers made their second appearance at CNS and Chris DeShon in the #951 navigated the dirt jumps to perfection leading every lap to win the feature event.
Chris DeShon in winner’s circle at CNS after taking the RZR feature (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #951 Chris DeShon FAST DASH: #951 DASH: #77
Race Rental Modifieds The Mod 4 Race Rentals made their debut appearance at CNS which is a new division that is designed to allow race fans to get a full night of racing in a real race car. Fans can rent a limited 4 cylinder open wheel modified and get practice, qualifying, and a feature race with a chance to win a trophy. Everything is supplied including the car, gas, and safety equipment. Due to the fact that this is a new division Pure Stock drivers were enlisted to field 10 of the 12 cars.
The Mod 4 Race Rentals made their debut appearance at CNS (Starr photo)
Mike Mathieson set quick time with a 20.778 in the number 4 car and Cole Whitford piloted the number 1 car to the feature win. For more info on these cars please call the track office during business hours and you can get pricing and availability information.
Cole Whitford won the first ever Mod 4 Race Rental Feature (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #1 Cole Whitford QUICK TIME: #4 Mike Mathieson 20.778
Super Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton 2. 08 Jace Hansen Broomfield 3. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 4. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 5. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 6. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 7. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 8. 9 Justin Simonson (R) Wheatridge 9. 39 Jack Nugent Longmont 10. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley 11. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 12. 25 Monty Skinner Black Hawk 13. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood 14. 76 Gary Coate Highlands Ranch DNS 19 Matthew Martinez (R) Thornton DNS 48 Eddie Vecchiarelli Jr Brighton
Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley 2. 18 Mike Valentine (R) Gering 3. 3 Wade Grove Thronton 4. 49 Dennis Pobanz Colorado Springs 5. 19 Robert Davey Aurora 6. 27 Wendi Lewis Johnstown 7. 88 Brent Miller Brighton 8. 11 Monte Paulsen Pueblo West 9. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide 10. 6 Jason Sharp Fountain 11. 2 Don Dority (R) Brighton 12. 29 Rayshawn Carter Commerce City
Mod Coupes Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 3 Ron O’Neil CO Springs 2. 34 Randy Whitman Ft Collins 3. 90 Frank Denning III Golden 4. 5 Jason Bunt Littleton 5. 6d Rick Duckworth Arvada 6. 48 Michael Cox (R) Englewood 7. 98 Frank Denning 8. 6 Matt Venable Lakewood 9. 15 Edric Sanchez Denver 10. 6a Riley Pierce Englewood 11. 8 Steven St.Peter
Trains Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 13 Crazy Train 2. 86 Last Call 3. 7 Cole Train 4. 69 Princess Tammy 5. 1776 Red White And Blue America
Mod 4 Race Rentals Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 1 Cole Whitford 2. 92 Brian Lengvenas 3. 27 Josh Friberg 4. 34 Shawn Mander 5. 12 Elizabeth Beierle 6. 11 Tyler Mander 7. 4 Mike Mathiesen 8. 21 Cecil Davis 9. 5 Tim Coate 10. 18 Ryan Raley 11. 88 Albert Treveno 12. 10 Darin Wainwright