UPDATED: This story was updated 09-13-2016 (09-03-2016 Dacono CO) Justin Simonson outlasted the competition and grabbed his first ever win in the 100 lap Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Model feature taking the win on the Carbon Valley Chamber Labor Day Race. Tyler Davis came from deep in the huge field of Pure Stocks to win and Jason Irwin swept the Legends division. The AMA Supermoto was also on-hand to give the CNS fans a taste of world-class supermoto racing competing on the pavement and the dirt infield.
A packed house at CNS prepares for racing and fireworks (Starr photo)
The Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models prepare for a 100 lap feature event (Starr photo)
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
It would take 100 laps to determine the winner of the Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models on the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce Labor Day Race at CNS. And rookie driver #9 Justin Simonson would need all hundred laps to take home the big win. Simonson ran an strong race battling with other drivers to earn the hard-fought victory.
#58 Kyle Ray and #6 Dominic Ursetta battle for the lead (Starr photo)
Early in the race it was all Kyle Ray in the #58 and #6 Dominic Ursetta who battled for the lead throughout the majority of the race but contact in turn 4 late in the race sent Ray spinning and both drivers to the rear of the field. Ray and Ursetta’s misfortune allowed #9 Justin Simonson to take control of the race but he was being pressured by #08 Jace Hansen and #84 Matt Zwinglerberg. Eventually it became a two car race between Simonson and Zwinglerberg with Simonson running up high and Zwingleberg down low. The 84 of Zwingleberg would pass Simonson in the apex of each corner but Justin would come roaring back out front on the straightaway. These two drivers thrilled the fans racing in this fashion for a dozen laps. Simonsson would eventually secure the position and the win.
UPDATE: After a post race tech inspection disqualified the #12 car Justin Simonsson was awarded the victory. It was Justin’s first ever win in the Super Late Model division. The #32 car of Brett Yackey was also disqualified.
#12 Bruce Yackey makes a late race pass on #9 Justin Simonson to take the lead and the win (Star photo)
Points leader Ursetta settled for a 7th place finish directly behind #11 Darren Robertson driving a back-up car who sits second in the points. Ursetta has a 24 point lead on Robertson heading into Championship night Saturday September 17th.
#9 Justin Simonson on route to winning his first ever Super Late Model feature event (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #9 Justin Simonson FAST DASH: #12 Bruce Yackey DASH: #91 Chris Atkinson QUICK TIME: #58 Kyle Ray 16.421
Lincoln College Pure Stocks
A massive field of 27 Lincoln College Pure Stocks took the green flag for their 25 lap feature event. #8 David Lewis and #4 Mike Steward were on the front row and began to battle for the lead at the drop of the green flag. Unfortunately the race was plagued with several caution flags and at least one red flag for minor alterations and subsequent clean-ups.
David Robinson in the #7 car made his presence felt as he moved into 2nd place and challenged Steward for the top spot leaving Lewis to battle for 3rd place with #03 Tyler Mander. There were so many cars on the track that there was literally no section of pavement that wasn’t filled with action.
As the race wound down the #33 El Camino of Tyler Davis who started all the way back in 14th position moved into the race for the lead with Robinson. The determined Davis motored past Robinson to take the lead and the win, his 4th of the 2016 season. Robinson settled for second with Steward in 3rd. 4th place went to Michael Matthiesen in the #31 and David Lewis was the final car in the top 5.
#7 David Robinson attempts to hold off race winner #33 Tyler Davis (Starr photo)
With the win Davis now leads the season point standings by 55 over Jamie Ward who had back luck in the feature with mechanical issues relegating him to a 22nd place finish. The Pure Stocks have just one points race remaining on Saturday September the 24th meaning that Davis has locked up the 2016 Pure Stock Championship.
The Pure Stocks will also have a non-points race with the Super Stocks on Challenge Cup October 1st to end the season.
Tyler Davis celebrates in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
FEATURE: #33 Tyler Davis FAST DASH: #4 Michael Stewart DASH: #5 Zayne Tatro QUICK TIME: #7 David Robinson 20.270
Albuquerque New Mexico’s Jason Irwin swept the Legends division on the Labor Day race setting quick time with a 18.785, winning the fast dash, and taking home the feature event. Irwin would come all the way from his 10th place starting spot to cruise to his 3rd feature event at CNS in 2016 in as many attempts.
The Legends cars scramble at the drop of the green flag for their feature event (Starr photo)
The feature started with a hair raising near miss as race leader Kyle Clegg in the #66 spun coming out of turn 2 and the entire field of cars would split high and low to avoid Clegg’s car. Not only did all the drivers miss Clegg but Kyle kept the car going and no caution was displayed. Clegg would rally and eventually finish an impressive 3rd place behind #15 Danny Medina who was 6 car lengths behind Irwin at the finish.
9x Jason Irwin passes #22 Chris Eggleston (Starr photo)
Points leader Chris Eggleston in the #22 car settled for 4th place and now has a 24 point lead on Medina going into the last portion of the season.
The Legends return to action Saturday September 10th.
Jason Irwin from Albuquerque celebrates in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
FEATURE: 9x Jason Irwin FAST DASH: 9x Jason Irwin DASH: 1w Jereme Wall QUICK TIME: 9x Jason Irwin 18.785
AMA Pro Supermoto The American Motorcycle Association Pro Supermoto was at CNS for a national event that was also being filmed for network television. Riders came from all over the world to compete at the event which features three classifications: 250cc amateur, 205cc Pro Lite, and 450cc Pro Open.
AMA Super Moto action (Starr photo)
Supermoto bikes race displaying skill in pavement road racing, dirt flat track, and motocross, making this an extremely difficult event to master. Malclom Barker and Josh Mclean took the 250cc divisions while Dustin Hoffman and Eric Stump were victorious in the 450cc division.
AMA Supermoto action at CNS (Starr photo)
Winners: 250cc Amateur National Final: 285 Malcolm Barker 250cc Pro Lite Final: #60 Josh Mclean 450cc Pro Open: #27 Dustin Hoffman 450cc Pro Open: #77 Eric Stump
Super Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 9 Justin Simonson (R) Wheatridge 2. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 3. 08 Jace Hansen Broomfield 4. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 5. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 6. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 7. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 8. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton 9. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 10. 19 Matthew Martinez (R) Thornton 11. 59 Charlie Wilson Penrose 12. 22J Mark Jones Denver 13. 28 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs 14. 00 Steve Maas Longmont 15. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood 16. 17 Paul Deines Frederick 17. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 18. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley
Legends Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 9x Jason Irwin Albuquerque 2. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs 3. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster 4. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 5. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada 6. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison 7. 46 Zach Witherwax Arvada 8. 16 Travis Roe Thronton 9. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada 10. 1w Jereme Wall Commerce City 11. 2 Chris Cox Littleton 12. 32 Blair Cooper (R) Arvada 13. 47 Jason Hulvey (R) Thornton 14. 26 Chris Brunker Lakewood 15. 17 BreAnn Adkison Cheyenne 16. 88 Paul Himler (R) Erie 17. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater 18. 10 Adam Romero (R) Denver 19. 48 Cody Dempster (R) Parker 20. 51 AJ Canada Castle Rock 21. 12 Bryan Grandin Las Vegas 22. 20 Kynzer Riddell Westminster DNS 6x Phillip Peconi Littleton
Pure Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette 2. 7 David Robinson Johnstown 3. 4 Mike Steward Thornton 4. 31 Michael Matthiesen Dacono 5. 8 David Lewis Firestone 6. 5 Zayne Tatro Northglenn 7. 77 Michael Merchant LaSalle 8. 99R Ryan Raley Jr Thornton 9. 99S Sam Messerli Thornton 10. 86 Tim Coate Littleton 11. 16 Chris Hageman Arvada 12. 03 Tyler Mander Evans 13. 17j Lynette Hoselton Denver 14. 02 Chandani Raley Thornton 15. 96R Rhonda Miller Severance 16. 3 Brian Lengvenas Thornton 17. 29G Justin Griffin Greeley 18. 26 Josh Friberg Westminster 19. 98 Natalie Phelps Cheyenne 20. 45 Rebecca Simpson Co Springs 21. 52 Chad Southerland Commerce City 22. 21 Jamie Ward Denver 23. 21J Jeremy Jackson Lakewood 24. 17 Elizabeth Beierle Platteville 25. 63 John Ebel Littleton 26. 68J Matt Sowash Lakewood 27. 19 Shelby Cortese