Rudy Vanderwal survives early crash to win his 3rd Pro Truck feature of 2015

(06-13-2015 Dacono Colorado) Rudy Vanderwal won in the most improbable way during the Acme Trucking & All-State Sweeping event at CNS after crashing on lap one and then working his way back to the front in the closing laps. Danny Medina and Kyle Clegg put on another hair-raising battle in the Legends division as did Will Alvarado and Jeff Dempewolf in the Pure Stocks. Jereme Wall proved once again he is the car to beat in the Figure 8 division winning his third straight feature event.


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When the Pro Trucks show up at Colorado National Speedway all hell breaks loose and it was no different tonight when the green flag dropped for a 30 lap feature event. On the very first lap the #11 of Steve Johnson and the #36 Matt Burton made contact in turn 3 causing a chain reaction of spinning and crashing trucks. #34 Rudy Vanderwal, #17 Scott Rhoades, and #7 Adam Deines all suffered damage to their trucks. Vanderwal zipped into the pits under caution to make repairs and it certainly seemed like his chances of a good finish were over at that point.

Once again the Pro Truck division brought loads of drama and action to the speedway (Starr photo)

Once again the Pro Truck division brought loads of drama and action to the speedway (Starr photo)


Moments later the two leaders made contact again when Johnson sent Burton spinning in turn two. Once again a massive pileup ensued behind them. Johnson was sent to rear and a new leader emerged in the #82 Truck of Cheyenne’s Michael Scott.

Scott led comfortably for awhile but then #2 of AJ Warren pulled up on his bumper and the two trucks began to duel. Warren dove to the inside of Scott and they raced door handle to door handle for several laps until Warren took the lead. Scott returned the favor by diving to the inside of Warren but Warren pinched low sending himself spinning into to one.

#82 Michael Scott attempts to hold off race winner #34 Rudy Vanderwal in the closing stages. (Starr photo)

#82 Michael Scott attempts to hold off race winner #34 Rudy Vanderwal in the closing stages. (Starr photo)


On the restart Scott elected the inside lane and along side was none other than #34 Rudy Vanderwal who patiently had worked his way back up front after the early race crash. Rudy got a good restart and took the lead from Scott and landed himself in winner’s circle for the third time in the 2015 season. Scott finished an impressive second place with Matt Burton in third. In fourth was Steve Johnson and Chris Cox in the #6 took the final spot in the top five.

UPDATE: The #82 truck failed a post race inspection.

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The Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks are back in action July 3rd.

FEATURE: #34 Rudy Vanderwal FAST DASH: #11 Steve Johnson DASH: #06 Chris Cox QUICK TIME: #34 Rudy Vanderwal 16.786


Legends

Danny Medina from Colorado Springs has been a dominate force in the Legend division this season but he would have to work his way to the front from the tenth starting spot to have a chance to win his second feature of the season. As bad as that might sound for Medina, #66 Kyle Clegg and 1w Jereme Wall would have a tougher hill to climb starting at the very back of the field for failing post race tech after the dash races.

The huge field of Legend cars prepare to battle in the feature (Starr photo)

The huge field of Legend cars prepare to battle in the feature (Starr photo)


When the green flag dropped the fun began as Medina, Clegg, and Wall, came barreling up through the field passing cars high, low, and sometimes going three-wide.

Up front #6 Scotty Scott was setting the pace leading the race in comfortable fashion yet on lap six Medina went around Scott to grab the lead.

#6 Scotty Scott and #1w make contact while running 3rd and 4th in the feature (Starr photo)

#6 Scotty Scott and1w make contact while running 3rd and 4th in the feature (Starr photo)


Kyle Clegg who was married just the night before wanted a checkered flag honeymoon and came storming around Medina to take the lead. But on the same lap Medina dove back under Clegg to regain control of the race. Jereme Wall and Scotty Scott also were in the thick of the battle but made contact in turn two and spun bringing out the yellow. In the closing laps Clegg got around Medina but another caution came out placing Medina back up front for another restart.

#15 Danny Medina and #66 newlywed Kyle Clegg thrill the CNS fans join the closing laps (Starr photo)

#15 Danny Medina and #66 newlywed Kyle Clegg thrill the CNS fans join the closing laps (Starr photo)


As the white flag flew Clegg tried to make one last move around Medina but a crash on the backstretch involving the #19 of Larry Pachello sealed the win for Medina. The Legend drivers put on an incredible race for the CNS fans and Danny Medina was quick to acknowledge the great run from the other drivers in winner’s circle. While Medina took home the trophy Clegg finished second, #30 Darrell J. Stewart was third, #25 Adam Pechman was fourth, and #3 Darrel L Stewart was fifth. The Legend cars return to action June 20th.


FEATURE: #15 Danny Medina FAST DASH: #15 Danny Medina DASH: #83 Don Bedore QUICK TIME: #66 Kyle Clegg 18.710


Lincoln Tech Pure Stocks

Lafayette’s Tyler Davis in the gorgeous #33 El Camino Pure Stock started on the pole for the 25 lap Pure Stock feature and took the early lead. Impressively Davis maintained the lead until lap eleven when the #06 station wagon of Jeff Dempewolf took control of the race.

#33 Tyler Davis paces the field along side #39 of Karla Nugent (Starr photo)

#33 Tyler Davis paces the field along side #39 of Karla Nugent (Starr photo)


Dempewolf looked poised to win the feature as #03% Will Alvarado, #84 Jose Mares, and Davis battled for second spot. With five laps remaining the caution came out when the #21 of Jamie Ward and the 96r of Rhonda Miller made contact in turn four.

#3% Will Alvarado goes under #06 Jeff Dempewolf to take the lead (Starr photo)

#3% Will Alvarado goes under #06 Jeff Dempewolf to take the lead (Starr photo)


This was the break that Alvarado needed as he took the lead on the double-file restart. Alvarado maintained control and went on to win his second straight feature event in the Pure Stock division. Dempewolf settled for second with Mares, Davis, and Greeley’s Sean Smith in the 02e car rounding out the top five. The Pure Stocks return to action on June 20th.


FEATURE: #3% Will Alvarado FAST DASH: #06 Jeff Dempewolf DASH: 84m Daniel Mares QUICK TIME: #3% Will Alvarado 20.342


Art’s Septic Service Figure 8s

Jereme Wall’s perfect season in the Figure 8s continued last night as he came from sixth starting spot in the feature to take the checkered. Wall took the lead from #50 Justin McKeachie on lap seven and stayed out front the remainder of the race.

Figure 8 action at Colorado National Speedway (Starr photo)

Figure 8 action at Colorado National Speedway (Starr photo)


Behind the #15 car the battle raged between McKeachie, #52 Jared Wall and #23 Big Al Duran. With just a couple laps to go the leaders approached lapped traffic and as McKeachie went by #10 Frank Gastineau the two made contact sending McKeachie spinning into turn 3. Miraculously McKeachie completed the full spin and kept right on going only losing one position to Jared Wall in the #52 car.

#15 Jereme Wall on route to winning his third feature of the 2015 season (Starr photo)

#15 Jereme Wall on route to winning his third feature of the 2015 season (Starr photo)


Jereme Wall took the win with #23 Big Al Duran not far behind. Jereme’s brother Jared “Wally” Wall was third and McKeachie took fourth. The final spot in the top five went to Bobby Zike from Morrison Colorado in the #27 car. The Figure 8s will return to action at CNS on July 11th.


FEATURE: #15 Jereme Wall FAST DASH: #23 Al Duran DASH: #97 Adam Gastineau


OFFICIAL RESULTS


Pro Trucks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 2. 36 Matt Burton Englewood 3. 11 Steve Johnson Loveland 4. 6 Chris Cox Lochbuie 5. 7 Adam Deines Longmont 6. 47 Jesse Seigel (R) Castle Rock 7. 65 George Green (R) Firestone 8. 2 AJ Warren Berthoud 9. 0 Bill Harkins Lakewood 10. 5 Troy Witthar Eastlake 11. 8 Jeff Walbaum (R) Brighton 12. 88c Corey Cox (R) 13. 17 Scott Rhoades Wheatridge 14. 82 Michael Scott Cheyenne



Legends Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs 2. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster 3. 30 Darrell J Stewart Arvada 4. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison 5. 3 Darrell L Stewart Arvada 6. 46 Zachary Witherwax Arvada 7. 1w Jereme Wall Commerce City 8. 14 Chappy Adkins Kersey 9. 20 Kynzer Riddell Westminster 10. 83 Donald Bedore Denver 11. 97 Bill Blevins Arvada 12. 61 Sidney Ross Broomfield 13. 26 Christopher Brunker Lakewood 14. 53 Luke Johnson (R) Ft Lupton 15. 16 Travis Roe (R) Thronton 16. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada 17. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada 18. 77 Josiah King (R) Brighton 19. 41 Gregory Lee Parker 20. 23 Austyn Radosta (R) Pueblo 21. 5 Randy Haynes (R) Cheyenne 22. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater DNS 13 Pete Dellarco HIghlands Ranch



Pure Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 3% Will Alvarado Ft Lupton 2. 6 Jeffrey Dempewolf Denver 3. 84 Jose Mares Jr. Aurora 4. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette 5. 02E Sean Smith Greeley 6. 21 Jamie Ward Denver 7. 84M Daniel Mares Aurora 8. 63 John Ebel Littleton 9. 2 Chandani Raley Thornton 10. 41g Christopher Galvin Byers 11. 74 Lindy Pinelli Dacono 12. 39 Karla Nugent Lafayette 13. 3 Tyler Mander Evans 14. 96R Rhonda Miller(R) Severance 15. 31 Mike Mathiesen Dacono DNS 8 David Lewis(R) Firestone DNS 20G Mark Galvin Aurora DNS 3 Brian Lengvenas Thornton DNS 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle



Figure 8s Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City 2. 23 Al Duran Lakewood 3. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City 4. 50 Justin McKeachie Aurora 5. 27 Bobby Zike Morrison 6. 87 Bill Farris Englewood 7. 0 James Naranjo Denver 8. 97 Adam Gastineau Aurora 9. 69 Tammy Totos Commerce City 10. 71 Tyler Dowler 11. 10 Frank Gastineau Denver DNS 1 Michael Haywood (R) Greeley DNS 25 Phil Taylor Henderson DNS 19 Brent Cave Thornton