(09-12-2014 Dacono, CO) Never before had three generations of drivers competed together in the same NASCAR sanctioned event until CNS legend Jerry Robertson joined his son Darren and his father Odie to race in the Super Late Model division. And while the Robertsons were making history Dominic Ursetta secured his first ever Super Late Model season championship with a 6th place finish. The fans were also treated to Gary Wells AKA “El Gringo Loco” jumping 12 semi trucks on his motorcycle.
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models On a bitter cold September evening in Colorado, several firsts occurred at the speedway; Dominic Ursetta locked up his first Super Late Model Championship, Bruce Yackey won his first feature of 2014, and Jerry, Darren, and Odie Robertson marked a NASCAR first.
#75 Jerry Robertson makes a pass on #11 Darren Robertson in the FAST DASH (Starr photo)
Jerry Robertson hadn’t raced at CNS for nearly 10 years but on this historic night he returned in his familiar #75 and had the chance to not only compete against his son Darren but also his father Odie. Three generations of drivers all competing together in the same division is a NASCAR first. It was clear that Jerry hadn’t lost his touch as he finished strong in the FAST DASH picking off several cars for a top 5 finish. Unfortunately for Jerry his night ended early in the feature with mechanical issues but it was still a great moment to see the three of them all racing together.
#21 Odie Robertson had the chance to compete against both his son and grandson making NASCAR history. (Starr photo)
Up front in the feature #66 Darren Bucklen and #12 Bruce “the Moose” Yackey were thrilling the fans battling side by side lap after lap. At the halfway point in the race Bucklen’s 66 car was still maintaining a nose lead on Yackey but a late race caution would bunch the field. On the restart Yackey was able to overcome Bucklen and secure the lead as well as his first win of the 2014 season. Bucklen settled for 2nd, #22 Chris Eggleston was 3rd, #27 Roger the “ice man” Avants was 4th and #11 Darren Robertson was 5th.
#12 Bruce yackey and #66 Darren Bucklen battle for the lead. (Starr photo)
#6 Dominic Ursetta had a 7 race win streak coming into the night but was caught up in traffic and could only muster a 6th place finish. However, that would be more than enough to lock up the 2014 Gillette Vet Super late Model season championship. Dominic has had a masterful season and leads his nearest competitor by an incredible 80 points.
Bruce yackey celebrates in winner’s circle after winning his first feature of the 2014 season. (Starr photo)
Three generations of Robertson’s took a moment to snap some pictures with the fans at CNS (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #12 Bruce Yackey FAST DASH: #22 Chris Eggelston QUICK TIME: #6 Dominic Ursetta 16.094
RMRLA Legends In the month of September #66 Kyle Clegg has been the fastest Legend car on the track and it was no more evident on this night as he set quick time, won the FAST DASH, and took home the feature win.
#6 Scotty Scott and #66 Kyle Clegg paced the field at the start of the Legends feature. (Starr photo)
Clegg started on the front row along side #6 Scotty Scott but it was #22 Chris Eggleston who came from the 7th starting spot to challenge for the lead. Clegg and Eggleston put on a great battle for position when Eggleston dove low coming out of turn two to grab the lead from Clegg. Yet on the very next lap Clegg pulled the same move on Chris to retake the top spot. At the finish it was Clegg in 1st followed closely by Eggleston in 2nd place. Last weeks winner Mike Gallegos in the #06 car finished 3rd and #34 Chris Cooper finished an impressive 4th after being sent to the back of the field earlier in the race. #6 Scotty Scott took home the final spot in the top five.
#66 Kyle Clegg pulls away late to win the Legends feature. (Starr photo)
With just one points race remaining Chris Eggleston is clinging to a narrow 3 point lead on Mike Gallegos in the 2014 season standings.
FEATURE: #66 Kyle Clegg FAST DASH: #66 Kyle Clegg QUICK TIME: #66 Kyle Clegg 18.542
Lincoln College Pure Stocks
POST RACE UPDATE: Pure Stock #32 Brett Yackey’s car did not conform to CNS Pure Stock rules. #96 Mike Steward has been awarded the victory. Brett Yackey now leads Steward by just 13 points in the season standings.
Original story… #32 Brett Yackey swept the Pure Stock events on his way to wrapping up the 2014 Pure Stock Championship. Yackey started back in 7th position in the feature but quickly moved up to challenge #3% Will Alvarado for the lead. #96 Mike Steward joined Yackey in the top three but Alvarado wasn’t making it easy running strong up front. Ultimately Yackey took control of the lead and after a brief battle with Steward, Yackey began to distance himself form the field. With the win the “Maverick” has now locked up the 2014 Pure Stock Championship with a 47 point lead and just one race remaining on September 27th.
Pure Stocks lineup to race (Starr photo)
#96 Mike Steward and #32 Brett Yackey battle for the lead. (Starr photo)
Young Brett Yackey is interviewed in winner’s circle after winning the Pure Stock feature. (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #32 Brett Yackey FAST DASH: #32 Brett Yackey QUICK TIME: #32 Brett Yackey 19.906
Gary Wells gives the crowd the “thumbs up” prior to his jump attempt. (Starr photo)
Gary Wells in mid-flight as he jumped 12 semi trucks during intermission. (Starr photo)
Super Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown Points 1. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley CO 40 2. 66 Darren Bucklan Greeley CO 38 3. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton CO 36 4. 27 Roger Avants Littleton CO 34 5. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster CO 32 6. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada CO 30 7. 1 Happy Ferree 28 8. 84 Matt Zwingleberg 26 9. 17 Paul Deines Frederick CO 24 10. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne WY 22 11. 78 Darren Crocker 20 12. 31 Rick Smith Gering NE 18 13. 21 Odie Robertson Northglenn CO 16 14. 34 Rudy Vanderwal(R) LaSalle CO 14 15. 59 Charles Wilson Denver CO 12 16. 76 Gary Coate (R) Highlands Ranch CO 10 17. 48 Ed Veccherelli Jr 8 18. 75 Jerry Robertson 6
Legends Pos No. Name Hometown Points 1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster CO 40 2. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton CO 38 3. 06 Mike Gallegos Wheatridge CO 36 4. 34 Chris Cooper Frederick CO 34 5. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada CO 32 6. 30 Darrell Stewart Jr (R) Arvada 30 7. 03 Darrell Stewart Arvada CO 28 8. 46 Zach Witherwax Arvada CO 26 9. 19 Larry Pachello Wheatridge CO 24 10. 07 Bill Seip Parker CO 22 11. 84 Mike Webber Erie CO 20 12. 83 Don Bedore Denver CO 18 13. 11 Jessica Savage Aurora CO 16 14. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison CO 14 15. 23 Austyn Radosta (R) Pueblo 12 16. 3 Wayne Barlock JR Evans CO 10 17. 04 Dillon Foster Arvada CO 8 18. 14 Chappy Adkins Kersey CO 6 19. 20 Kynzer Riddell Westminster CO 4
Pure Stocks – CORRECTED Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 96 Mike Steward 2. 3% Will Alvarado Ft. Lupton CO 3. 06 Jeff Dempwolf Brighton CO 4. 21w Jamie Ward Denver CO 5. 48 Joe Mares 6. 73 Justin Rainwater Windsor CO 7. 02E Sean Smith 8. 84 Dan Mares 9. 18 Robert Davey Aurora CO 10. 66 Matthew Sowach Denver CO 11. 61 Tim Verkamp Centennial CO 12. 3L Brian Lengvenas Denver CO 13. 33 Tyler Davis 14. 02 Chan Raley Thornton CO 15. 44 Savanna Gallegos 16. 51x Jackson Hughes 17. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley CO DNS 10G Brian Galvin