(09-05-2015 Dacono Colorado) – North Carolina’s Justin Peltier showed up at CNS and nearly won the Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom Labor Day Spectacular. Yet Peltier’s chance at victory was dashed by Dan Savage who came from nearly dead last to shock Peltier in the final laps. Will Alvarado, Danny Medina, and Jereme Wall were victorious in the Pure Stocks, Legends, and Figure 8s respectively.
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
It would take 100 laps to determine the winner of the Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models and several drivers would take their turn running up front flexing their muscles. At the start of the race it was former champions #31 Rick Smith and #12 Bruce Yackey who raced side by side for several laps. Behind the leaders #34 Rudy Vanderwal and #08 Jace Hansen were locked into a battle of their own. #11 Darren Robertson and #9 Justin Simonson made their move from row 3 and settled into 3rd and 4th.
A fantastic field of 20 Super Late Models lined up to take the green flag (Starr photo)
Yet it was #6 Dominic Ursetta and #48 Justin Peltier from North Carolina that appeared to be the two fastest cars on the track as they began to make their charge to the front.
Peltier would make a daring move to take the lead by splitting Smith and Yackey with 29 laps complete. As the race progressed one by one cars started to fade from the lead pack. First Smith, then Yackey, Simonson and even Robertson appeared to fall off Peltier’s pace. The only car that looked as if he had anything for Peltier was Ursetta but even he began to fade in the closing stages of the race.
#48 Preston Peltier tries to hold off #74 Dan Savage (Starr Photo)
With just a few laps to go Peltier bobbled coming out of turn 4 and Savage jumped on the opportunity taking over the lead to the cheers of the crowd. Savage held off Peltier in the final laps to take the improbable win. Peltier finished directly behind in 2nd with Robertson, Ursetta, and Yackey rounding out the top 5.
FEATURE WINNER: #74 Dan Savage FAST DASH: #58 Kyle Ray DASH: #80 Ray Daniels QUICK TIME: #48 Preston Peltier 16.205
Lincoln College Pure Stocks
The only driver to knock #3% Will Alvarado out of winner’s circle this year is #43 Kody Vanderwal and he was on the front row to start the feature. Alvarado was starting in 6th and the question became could Alvarado catch Vanderwal or could the youngster hold him off.
As usual the Pure Stocks were putting on a great show with action all over the track. #84 Joe Mares, 02ss Sean Smith, #31 Mike Mathiesen, and #21 Jamie Ward were all running strong battling for position. Yet none of them were able to mount a challenge to Vanderwal or Alvarado who were building a lead on the field. ‘
#3% Will Alvarado makes a daring outside pass on #43 Kody Vanderwal
When Alvarado caught Vanderwal he made a daring outside pass to take the lead and go on to victory. With a 62 point lead and only one points race left Alvarado has locked up the 2015 Lincoln Tech Pure Stock Championship.
FEATURE WINNER: #3% Will Alvarado FAST DASH: #3% Will Alvarado DASH: #66 Randy Bucklen QUICK TIME: #43 Kody Vanderwal 20.101
A massive field of Legend cars were on hand to start the feature and pre-race favorite #66 Kyle Clegg drew the pole position along side rookie #23 Austyn Radosta. Clegg jumped out to an early lead but #21 Ryan Jones pulled up on his bumper and began to pressure Clegg for the lead. #15 Danny Medina was stuck all the way back in the 7th place but he was quickly moving to the front.
29 Legends take the green flag for the feature at CNS (Starr photo)
By the time Medina got to the front he snuck by Jones and set his sights on Clegg. The battle was on with Medina passing Clegg and Clegg passing Medina right back. Thrilling the fans the two top drivers were battling for the lead while navigating lapped traffic.
#15 Danny Medina and #66 Kyle Clegg thrilled the packed house at CNS in the feature event (Starr photo)
Medina was able to get by Clegg but was never able to shake him from his bumper as the two battled to the very end. When the checkered flag flew it was Medina out front with Clegg directly behind. #21 Ryan Jones from Arvada was 3rd, #25 Adam Pechman from Morrison was 4th and 1w Jereme Wall was 5th.
FEATURE WINNER: #15 Danny Medina FAST DASH: #15 Danny Medina DASH: #51 AJ Canada QUICK TIME: #66 Kyle Clegg 18.794
Art’s Septic Figure 8s
Jereme Wall came from his 5th place starting spot in the Art’s Septic Service Figure 8 feature to win by a wide margin over #50 Justin Mckeachie and #52 Jereme Wall. Wall extended his point lead to 20 over Mckeachie with just one points race left on Saturday September 26th.
Jereme Wall celebrates in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
While the feature event was accident free the real trouble came in the dash when #71 Tyler Dowler spun in front of the field as he was about to get lapped in turn 3. #10 Frank Gastineau had nowhere to go and collided into Dowler causing a great deal of damage to both cars.
Just a couple laps later #2 Lance Proctor t-boned #12 Harvey Webb Jr. in the X sending both cars spinning and throwing parts in every direction. #81 Dave Smith was also collected in the crash as his car ran into Proctors.
Thankfully none of the drivers in any of the crashes was injured.
FEATURE WINNER: #15 Jereme Wall FAST DASH: #52 Jared Wall
Super Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 74 Dan Savage Aurora 2. 48p Preston Peltier Concord NC 3. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 4. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 5. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 6. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 7. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 8. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 9. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette 10. 29 Matt Brunker(R) Lakewood 11. 51J David Johnson Denver 12. 14 Chad Stutzman Colorado Springs 13. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 14. 80 Ray Daniels Monument 15. 9 Justin Simonson Wheatridge 16. 2 Royal Scott (R) Platteville 17. 17 Paul Deines Frederick 18. 58 Kyle Ray(R) Littleton 19. 31 Rick Smith Gering 20. 8 Jace Hansen Broomfield
Pure Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 3% Will Alvarado Ft Lupton 2. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 3. 84 Joe Mares Aurora 4. 02ss Sean Smith Greeley 5. 31 Mike Mathiesen Dacono 6. 21 Jamie Ward Denver 7. 74 Lindy Pinelli Dacono 8. 63 John Ebel Littleton 9. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette 10. 66 Randy Bucklen 11. 126 Josh Friberg(R) Westminster 12. 3 Tyler Mander Evans 13. 96R Rhonda Miller(R) Severance 14. 23 Betty Lou Beierle Arvada 15. 68 Matt Sowash Wheatridge 16. 76 Russell Darnell Dacono DNS 9 Darin Wainwright Littleton
Legends Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs 2. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster 3. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada 4. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison 5. 1w Jereme Wall Commerce City 6. 3 Wayne Barlock Jr Evans 7. 30 Darrell J Stewart Arvada 8. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada 9. 6 Mike Gallegos Aurora 10. 23 Austyn Radosta (R) Pueblo 11. 2 Brent Cave Thornton 12. 46 Zachary Witherwax Arvada 13. 20 Kynzer Riddell Westminster 14. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada 15. 51 AJ Canda Castle Rock 16. 17 BreAnn Adkison Cheyenne 17. 16 Travis Roe (R) Thronton 18. 3 Darrell L Stewart Arvada 19. 98 Eric Hipkins Woodland Park 20. 7 Corey Seip Littleton 21. 47 Jason Hulvey Thornton 22. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater 23. 14 Chappy Adkins Kersey 24. 26 Christopher Brunker Lakewood 25. 11 Jessica Savage Aurora 26. 53 Luke Johnson (R) Ft Lupton 27. 71 Frank Martinez Jr (R) Parker 28. 33 Bruce Pearson (R) Arvada
Figure 8s Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City 2. 50 Justin McKeachie Aurora 3. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City 4. 1 Michael Haywood (R) Greeley 5. 97 Adam Gastineau Aurora 6. 87 Bill Farris (R) Englewood 7. 10 Frank Gastineau Denver 8. 27 Bobby Zike Morrison 9. 11 Joe Gastineau Denver 10. 23 Al Duran Lakewood 11. 12 Harvey Webb Jr Longmont 12. 71 Tyler Dowler Englewood DNS 2 Lance Proctor Arvada DNS 81 David Smith Englewood