(Dacono 05-14-2016) On an extremely cold spring evening at CNS Darrin Robertson made an amazing run to victory in the Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models after being involved in an early crash and coming from dead last to win the 40 lap main event. First time winner Brady Balderston led every lap of the SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modified feature event and Michael Cox took home the Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stock feature. Jereme Wall picked up his second straight Chick-Fil-A Figure 8 main event win of the 2016 season.
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
Several cars were damaged in an early crash at the start of the Super Late Model feature event. (Starr photo)
A fantastic field of 20 Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models were on-hand for the Frames in Motion Dacono night and #78 Darren Crocker and #12 Bruce Yackey paced the field for the 40 lap feature event. On the second lap disaster struck as Crocker, Yackey, and #84 Matt Zwingleberg made contact coming out of turn two. As Crocker spun around the entire field plowed into the cars up-front sending drivers and cars in every direction. When the dust settled #33 Emett Grazier’s night was done and #80 Ray Daniels had to be loaded onto the wrecker while most of the other cars were able to continue. Both Darren Robertson in the #11 and Brett Yackey in the #32 darted into the pits to make quick repairs placing them at the rear of the field on the restart. Crocker, Zwingleberg, and #6 Dominic Ursetta stayed on the track and were able to continue with cosmetic damage.
When the cleanup was complete #12 Bruce Yackey grabbed the lead on the restart with #08 Jace Hansen, #22 Chris Eggleston, and Ursetta close behind. After another caution for debris on the track and a spin by #16 Ryan McFadden Jace Hansen was nosing his way out front on the outside of Yackey in a intense battle for the lead. Even more amazing was that Darren Robertson was back in the top 5 after restarting dead last and with a car that appeared to be held together with duct tape.
#12 Bruce Yackey tries to hold off the #11 Darren Robertson for the lead in the Super Late Model feature event (Starr photo)
Robertson then used another late race caution to pass Ursetta, Jace Hansen, and eventually Yackey on the outside to take the lead of the race. Dominic Ursetta who started 10th in the feature was now in 2nd and staring to gain on Robertson for the top spot but it was Darren’s night as he powered his way to the checkered flag in an incredible run from the rear. Ursetta finished a strong 2nd, Yackey settled for 3rd place with Jace Hansen and Darrin Crocker in fourth and fifth.
Darren Robertson in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
The Super Late Models return to CNS on Saturday and Sunday May 28th and 29th Memorial Day races.
FEATURE: #11 Darren Robetson FAST DASH: #32 Brett Yackey DASH: #91 Chris Atkinson QUICKTIME: #6 Dominic Ursetta 16.284
SUNOCO Race Fuels Grand American Modifieds
57b Brady Balderston shocked the field in the SUNOCO Race Fuels Gand American Modified division by leading all 25 laps of the main event and taking his first ever feature win. Brady ran smooth and navigated traffic perfectly dominating the race from flag to flag. Cheyenne’s Darin Clark in the #13 car also ran strong taking second place holding off #58 Kyle Ray who finished third. A pair of drivers from Brighton Colorado #44 Justin Case and #88 Jeff Walbaum finished fourth and fifth.
Brady Balderston led every lap to pick up his first SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modified feature event (Starr photo)
The Grand American Modifieds return to action Saturday May 28th
FEATURE: 57b Brady Balderston FAST DASH: #0 Ron ONeil DASH: #55 Gary Land QUICKTIME: #13 Darin Clark 17.163
Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks
Right at the start of the Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stock main event there was a crash at the front of the field as #18 Robert Davey climbed up and over #43 Kody Vanderwal coming out of turn two. Davey slid against the back straight wall sending a shower of sparks high into the air until he came to a rest entering turn three. Amazingly the rest of the field maneuvered around the trouble and only Davey would have to leave the track with damage. When the green flag dropped for a second time it was #30 Jared Keaner who was leading the field with #43 Kody Vanderwal and #22 Brian Yackey battling for 3rd place. Once Yackey got around Vanderwal he and Keaner raced side by side for several laps putting on a great show for the fans.
Yackey got by Keaner to take the lead and eventually the checkered flag which would have been his first win at CNS but was disqualified in a post race technical inspection. Former division champ #3 Michael Cox was awarded the win with #75 Levi Greenly from Kersey CO in second, #30 Jared Keener from Westminster in third, #43 Kody Vanderwal from LaSalle in fourth and #9 Curtis Heldenbrand from Arvada in the final spot in the top five.
#3 Michael Cox won both the FAST DASH and the Feature event in the Super Stocks (Starr photo)
The Super Stocks return to action Sunday May 29th as part of the High Country Harley Davidson Memorial Day race.
FEATURE: #3 Michael Cox FAST DASH: #3 Michael Cox DASH: #52 Jax Hughes QUICKTIME: #22 Brian Yackey 19.860
Chick-fil-A Figure 8s
Fourteen Chick-fil-A Figure 8s were on hand for Dacono night and fast dash winner #50 Justin McKeachie was on the pole to start the 20 lap feature event. A caution flag came out early after #12 Harvey Webb Jr. and #10 Frank Gastineau tangled in turn one. When the race resumed McKeachie took complete control over the race and took a massive lead on the field. After a brief battle with #9 Brent Cave #15 Jereme Wall took over second place. Wall had come all the way from his 10th starting spot to take the position but he was still well behind the leader.
#50 Justin McKeachie battles eventual race winner #15 Jereme Wall in the Chick-fil-A Figure 8s (Starr photo)
Behind McKeachie and Wall, Brent Cave, #4 Sean Smith and #17 Harry Livermore Jr battled for the 3rd spot with Livermore eventually earning the spot. The CNS crowd was treated to some incredible action in the X with cars making daring close calls lap after lap.
Late in the race #69 Princess Tammy spun in the X and was unable to get going before the yellow flag came out. This was the break that Jereme Wall was looking for as he would now get to restart directly behind McKeachie. Jereme didn’t waste the opportunity as he moved around the #50 car and grabbed his 2nd win of the 2016 season. McKeachie settled for 2nd place with Livermore, Smith, and #01 Michael Haywood rounding out the top five.
#15 Jereme Wall on his way to his second straight Figure 8 feature win in 2016 (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #15 Jereme Wall FAST DASH: #50 Justin McKeachie DASH: #4 Sean Smith
Super Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 2. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 3. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 4. 08 Jace Hansen Broomfield 5. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton 6. 9 Justin Simonson Wheatridge 7. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley 8. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 9. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 10. 47x Derek Murphy Clearwater FL 11. 55 Rick Runkle Lakewood 12. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 13. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide 14. 25 Monty Skinner Black Hawk 15. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood 16. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 17. 33 Emett Grazier Wheatridge 18. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 19. 80 Ray Daniels Monument DNS 58 Kyle Ray Littleton
Grand American Modifieds Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 57B Brady Balderston Parker 2. 13 Darin Clark Cheyenne 3. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton 4. 44 Justin Case Brighton 5. 88 Jeff Walbaum Brighton 6. 55 Gary Land (R) Littleton 7. 44s Clint Schubert Calhan 8. 66 John Seely Parker 9. 0 Ron ONeil Colorado Springs 10. 51 Joe Mares Jr (R) Aurora 11. 88S Brad Skufca (R) Cheyenne 12. 25 Dan Jagoditsh Cheyenne 13. 24 Chad Guilford (R) HIghlands Ranch
Super Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 3 Michael Cox Englewood 2. 75 Levi Greenly Kersey 3. 30 Jared Keener Westminster 4. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 5. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada 6. 3% Will Alvarado Ft Lupton 7. 02 Darrell Smith Littleton 8. 96 Michael Steward Commerce City 9. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton 10. 99 Ryan Raley Thornton 11. 126 Josh Friberg Westiminster 12. 55 Damian Lockhart 13. 51 Jax Hughes Lakewood 14. 18 Robert Davey Aurora DNS 19c Shelby Cortese (R) Pueblo DQ 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley
Figure 8s Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City 2. 50 Justin McKeachie Aurora 3. 17 Harry Livermore Jr. Denver 4. 4 Sean Smith Littleton 5. 01 Michael Haywood Greeley 6. 12 Harvey Webb Jr Longmont 7. 27 Bobby Zike Morrison 8. 5 Curtis Chavez Loveland 9. 69 Tammy Totos Commerce City 10. 00 James Naranjo Denver 11. 10 Frank Gastineau Denver 12. 9 Brent Cave Thornton 13. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City DNS 71 Tyler Dowler Englewood