(07-04-2015 Dacono Colorado) In a night filled with drama and a world class fireworks display Dominic Ursetta won the second Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Model feature after Jack Nugget had scored his first feature win in the first feature. Brett Yackey took a dramatic win in the Great Scott’s Eatery Super Late Models while Will Alvarado dominated the Lincoln Tech Pure Stock division.
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models.
A fantastic field of 26 Super Late Models were on hand for Famous Dave’s BBQ Special (Starr photo)
The Famous Dave’s BBQ Special would consist of two feature events for the Gillet Vet Super Late Models. The first would be a 30 lap event that had #84 Matt Zwingleberg and #39 Jack Nugent on the front row of a massive field of 26 cars. Nugget was fast on the outside and grabbed a slight lead. Incredibly the entire field of cars raced lap after lap, side by side, at full speed thrilling the fans and demonstrating the skill of division from top to bottom.
#39 Jack Nugent cruised to his first ever Super Late Model win at CNS (Starr photo)
Nugent would eventually gain control of the lead and cruise to his first Super Late Model win of his career. #11 Darren robertson would take 2nd place with Zwingleberg in 3rd.
Nugent would also get the luxury of starting the final 50 lap feature up front giving him a great chance to win two in a row but when the green flag dropped he quickly fell back through the field with apparent mechanical difficulties. This time around it was #11 Darren Robertson who took the lead and began to settle into his groove. On lap 5 #6 Dominic Ursetta dove low and made it stick passing Robertson to take the lead. Behind Ursetta and Robertson Zwingleberg, #12 Bruce Yackey and #74 Dan Savage were battling for the 3rd spot.
With 30 laps to go Robertson took the lead away from Ursetta after a double file restart. Robertson was faster on the outside while Ursetta was quick down low making for a fantastic race between the two young drivers.
#11 Darren Robertson navigates lapped traffic while eventual winner #6 Dominic Ursetta stays close behind (Starr photo)
As the laps wound down #48 Preston Peltier from Charlotte North Carolina came into the battle for the lead after starting nearly dead last in the main. Peltier would thrill the crowd working his way past Yackey, Robertson, and ultimately Ursetta on the final lap to take the apparent win.
However, in post race tech inspection the 48 car was disqualified which turned the win back over to Ursetta. Yackey took 2nd place, Robertson settled for 3rd place with Dan Savage, and teammate Matt Zwingleberg rounding out the top 5.
50 LAP FEATURE: #6 Dominic Ursetta 30 LAP FEATURE: #39 Jack Nugent FAST DASH: #66 Darren Bucklen DASH: #91 Chris Atkinson QUICK TIME: #74 Dan Savage 16.319
Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks
#90 Kyle Patee came into the Super Stock feature with some extra motivation having proposed to his fiancée in front of the entire CNS crowd during opening ceremonies. Thankfully for Patee she said “yes” which saved a potentially embarrassing moment. With love in his heart Patee jolted out front in the main event with #3 Michael Cox not far behind.
#32 Brett Yackey started in 7th spot and had worked into 3rd place muscling his way past Cox for 2nd. Yet Patee had a large lead so Yackey settled into a groove and began to eat away at the deficit. Eventually Yackey would pull up on Patee’s bumper and the two drivers began to duel for the lead. Yackey dove to the low side and pulled along side Patee eventually taking the spot. Behind the leaders Michael Cox and #75 Levi Greenly were having a battle of their own for 3rd.
Patee wasn’t finished as he got a second chance during a late race caution and he was now next to Yackey for a green, white, checker finish. Yet as the cars entered turn 3 on the final lap #02 Darrel Smith pulled onto the track directly in front of the leaders at low speed after spinning the prior lap. Yackey and Patee did their best to avoid Smith but there just wasn’t enough room and Patee had to slam on the brakes losing a chance at the win and also giving up 2nd place to Greenly who slipped by.
#32 Brett Yackey and #90 Kyle Patee put on a great battle for the fans (Starr photo)
Yackey survived near disaster to take the win with Greenly, Patee, Cox, #09 John Patee, and #9 Curtis Heldenbrand following.
FEATURE: #32 Brett Yackey FAST DASH: #32 Brett Yackey DASH: #9 Curtis Heldenbrand QUICK TIME: #3 Michael Cox 19.823
Lincoln Tech Pure Stocks
At the start of the Pure Stock feature event car #03 Tyler Mander bolted toward the turn two wall near the pit entrance crashing hard into the safer barrier sending plastic and metal flying. The safer barrier did it’s job and Tyler was uninjured in the crash however Mander’s car was completely destroyed.
#03 Tyer Mander detoured his Pure Stock at the start of the feature event (Starr photo)
When the cleanup was complete 02e Sean Smith was leading the race being hounded by #43 Kody Vanderwal, #3% Will Alvarado, #21 Jamie Ward and #84 Joe Mares Jr.
#3% Will Alvarado battle #21 Jamie Ward (Starr photo)
Alvarado eventually got by Smith and the rest and left them to battle for 2nd place which they did thrilling the packed house at CNS. Alvarado has been nearly unstoppable in the Pure Stocks this season and won yet another feature event. Vanderwal won the battle for 2nd place with Mares in 3rd, Ward in 4th and Smith settling for the 5th position.
FEATURE: #3% Will Alvarado FAST DASH: #43 Kody Vanderwal DASH: #33 Tyler Davis QUICK TIME: #3% Will Alvarado 20.500
Galitz Trucking Mod Coupes
Mod Coupes at full speed at CNS (Starr photo)
The scariest moment of the night occurred in the Mod Coupe feature when #5 Jason Bunt spun coming out of turn 2 and was hit at near full speed by #48 Michael Cox. The impact sent Bunt’s car sliding down the back straight and both cars were destroyed. Thankfully both drivers were okay.
Last years champion Jaime Bubak from Thornton Colorado went on to take the feature win.
FEATURE: #12 Jaime Bubak DASH: #34 Randy Whitman QUICK TIME: #12 Jaime Bubak 16.415
AMA Supermoto Amateur National: 28x Dawson Schieffer Pro-Lites: #41 Nicky Reimer Open Pro Division: #1 Gage Macalister
For the second night in a row Gage Macallister dominated the pro division in the AMA Supermoto.
Super Late Model 30 lap Feature #1 Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette 2. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 3. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 4. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 5. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 6. 74 Dan Savage Aurora 7. 22 Christopher Eggleston Thornton 8. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 9. 8 Jace Hansen 10. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton 11. 4 Bradley Tilton Cheyenne 12. 13g Chad Cowan Gering 13. 84p Aaron Paulsen Pueblo 14. 31 Rick Smith Gering 15. 80 Ray Daniels Monument 16. 29 Matt Brunker(R) Lakewood 17. 25 Monty Skinner Black Hawk 18. 72 Greg Thorlow Pueblo 19. 13 Rick McComb Avondale 20. 2 Royal Scott (R) Platteville 21. 48 Eddie Vecchiarelli Brighton 22. 9 Justin Simonson Wheatridge 23. 66 Darren Bucklen Greeley 24. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 25. 76z Frank Denning III Golden DNS 27 Roger Avants Littleton
Super Late Model 50 lap Feature #2 Pos No. Name Points 1. 6 Dominic Ursetta 40 2. 12 Bruce Yackey 38 3. 11 Darren Robertson 36 4. 74 Dan Savage 34 5. 84 Matt Zwingleberg 32 6. 34 Rudy Vanderwal 30 7. 4 Bradley Tilton 28 8. 13g Chad Cowan 26 9. 8 Jace Hansen 24 10. 25 Monty Skinner 22 11. 78 Darren Crocker 20 12. 13 Rick McComb 18 13. 91 Chris Atkinson 16 14. 80 Ray Daniels 14 15. 39 Jack Nugent 12 16. 72 Greg Thorlow 10 17. 22 Christopher Eggleston 8 18. 31 Rick Smith 6 19. 84p Aaron Paulsen 4 20. 29 Matt Brunker(R) 2 21. 2 Royal Scott (R) 2 22. 66 Darren Bucklen 2 23. 76z Frank Denning III 2 24. 27 Roger Avants 2 DQ 48p Preston Peltier 0 DQ 9 Justin Simonson 0
Super Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley 2. 75 Levi Greenly(R) Kersey 3. 90 Kyle Patee Thornton 4. 3 Michael Cox Englewood 5. 09 John Patee Thornton 6. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada 7. 51 Jax Hughes (R) Lakewood 8. 30 Jared Keener Westminster 9. 2 Darrell Smith Littleton 10. 84 Joe Mares Jr. Aurora 11. 82 Jacob Lira 12. 26 Taylor Dragoon(R) Aurora 13. 23 George Gallegos Lakewood 14. 60 Riley Pierce Platteville 15. 18 Robert Davey Aurora 16. 89 Chuck Kilpatrick(R) Brighton 17. 56 Eric Pierce Mead 18. 20 David Schmidt Westminster
Mod Coupes 1. 12 Jaime Bubak Thornton 2. 5 Jason Bunt Littleton 3. 48 Michael Cox Englewood 4. 90 Frank Denning III Golden 5. 6d Rick Duckworth (R) Arvada 6. 34 Randy Whitman Ft Collins
Pure Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 3% Will Alvarado Ft Lupton 2. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 3. 84 Joe Mares Jr Aurora 4. 21 Jamie Ward Denver 5. 02E Sean Smith Greeley 6. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette 7. 8 David Lewis Firestone 8. 74 Lindy Pinelli Dacono 9. 63 John Ebel Littleton 10. 126 Josh Friberg Westminster 11. 68 Matt Sowash Wheatridge 12. 96R Rhonda Miller Severance 13. 31 Mike Mathiesen Dacono 14. 3 Tyler Mander Evans