(08-13-2016 Dacono, CO) It was pure domination in the Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Model division as points leader Dominic Ursetta crushed the field leading almost every lap to take home the huge win on the Colorado Lottery Lucky For Life Night at CNS. Justin Case grabbed the win the Grand American Modifieds taking advantage of near crash up from between Ron O’Neil and Eddie Vecchiarelli in the late stages of the race. Curtis Heldenbrand won his second of the year in the Super Stocks and Randy Whitman scored another win the Mod Coupes.
Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models
The last time the Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models ran at CNS #58 Kyle Ray could do no wrong as he won big but on Colorado Lottery Lucky For Life Night Ray’s luck changed as he left the track early after sitting on the front row primed for another win. With Ray out #6 Dominic Ursetta grabbed the lead from #9 Justin Simonson and blazed a trail to the victory. Amazingly it was only the third win for Ursetta this season but his consistent top finishes have him at the top of the season standings.
Nobody was catching Dominic Ursetta on the Colorado Lottery Lucky for Life Night at CNS (Starr photo)
Behind Ursetta Simonson ran strong in 2nd without any real challenges from any other cars after Brett Yackey who ran 3rd started to fade about 10 laps in to the race. The real movers and shakers in the race were #08 Jace Hansen and #11 Darren Robertson who seemed glued together as the moved up through the field and eventually into 3rd and 4th place. The two drivers battled lap after lap for position but could never gain on Simonson in 2nd place.
#11 Darren Robertson and #08 Jace Hansen Battle for position (Starr photo)
When the checkered flag flew it was Ursetta way out in front winning by 1.5 seconds over Simonson, Hansen, Robertson, and #12 Bruce Yackey.
With the win Ursetta built on his point lead and now has the top spot by 24 over Robertson with just 2 points races left in the 2016 season.
Dominic Ursetta celebrates in winner’s circle after scoring his 2nd win of the 2016 season (Starr photo)
The Super Late Models return to action on the Labor Day Race Saturday September 3rd.
FEATURE: #6 Dominic Ursetta FAST DASH:#32 Brett Yackey DASH: #91 Chris Atkinson QUICK TIME: #6 Dominic Ursetta 16.240
SUNOCO Race Fuels Grand American Modifieds
Ron O’Neil in the #0 car jumped out to an early lead in the SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds feature event with #44 Justin Case a distant 2nd . While Case tried to reel in O’Neil, Eddie Vecchiarelli was battling #13 Darin Clark and #88 Jeff Walbaum for 3rd place. Eventually both Case and Vecchiarelli pulled up on O’Neil’s bumper and a 3 car battle for the lead ensued.
The SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds prepare to take the green flag (Starr photo)
With just a couple laps to go Vecchiarelli made his move for the lead and the win but both Vecchiarelli and O’Neil got loose and slowed just enough for Case to pass both of them to take the lead and the exciting win. Vecchiarelli settled for 2nd place with O’Neil coming in 3rd. Jeff Walbaum took the 4th spot and #66 John Seely came home 5th
Justin Case takes the checkered flag (Starr photo)
Case now has a 23 point lead on O’Neil in the season standings. The Grand American Modifieds return to action Saturday August 27th.
FEATURE: #44 Justin Case FAST DASH: #0 Ron O’Neil DASH: #66 John Seely QUICK TIME: #48 Eddie Vecchiarelli Jr.
The Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks
A massive field of 26 Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks rumbled to the green flag for a 25 lap feature event with #51 Jax Hughes and #22 Brian Yackey on the front row. Yet on the first lap there was trouble as cars began to crash when the field bunched up coming out of turn two. As the dust of the crash collected #98 Natalie Phelps, #82 James Larsen, #86 Tim Coate, #5 Glen Poston, and #77 Michael Merchant who had all suffered damage in the melee. When the race resumed it was still Brian Yackey up front but now he was joined by #9 Curtis Heldenbrand and the two drivers began to duel for the lead.
A big crash took out several cars at the start of the Super Stock feature (Starr photo)
In the later stages of the race after Yackey had begun to take control he pulled off the track with a tire going flat. This gave the lead over to Heldenbrand with #43 Kody Vanderwal not far behind. Heldenbrand ran the perfect line holding off the challenges of Vanderwal and 06h Adam Hilton to take the win his second of the 2016 season.
The Super Stocks take the green on one of several double-file restarts (Starr photo)
Vanderwal settled for 2nd with Hilton and #2 Chris Cox in 4th. The final spot in the top 5 went to #3 Michael Cox.
The Super Stocks are one of the divisions to watch this season with great car counts and a ultra-close points race. Heldenbrand is now the leader but by a single point over youngster Kody Vanderwal. Michael Cox is only 1 point behind Vanderwal in 3rd so it’s anybody’s race at this point in the season.
A happy Curtis Heldenbrand in winner’s circle at CNS (Starr photo)
The Great Scott’s Eatery Super Stocks return to action on Saturday August 27th.
FEATURE: #9 Curtis Heldenbrand FAST DASH: #2 Chris Cox DASH: #82 James “Chuck Wagon” Larsen QUICK TIME: #43 Kody Vanderwal 20.032
Galitz Trucking Mod Coupes
Only 8 Galitz Transportation Mod Coupes took the green flag for their 20 lap feature event. On lap three #34 Randy Whitman grabbed the lead and never looked back scoring his 3rd feature win of the season. Whitman did receive a strong challenge from #3 Ron O’Neil but O’Neil couldn’t pull off the pass and had to settle for 2nd place.
#3 Ron O’Neil tries unsuccessfully to pass race winner #34 Randy Whitman (Starr photo)
#90 Frank Denning III finished 3rd and Rick Duckworth in the 6d was 4th.
The Mod Coupes have their final points race of the season on Championship Night Saturday September 17th.
FEATURE: #34 Randy Whitman DASH: #90 Frank Denning III QUICK TIME: #3 Ron O’Neil 16.335
DEMOX Lite Division: #37 Nathan Brasz Heavy Division: #88 Joe Prante
Super Late Models Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 2. 9 Justin Simonson (R) Wheatridge 3. 08 Jace Hansen Broomfield 4. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 5. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 6. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley 7. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 8. 39 Jack Nugent Longmont 9. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 10. 4 Bradley Tilton Cheyenne 11. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne 12. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 13. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood 14. 25 Monty Skinner Black Hawk 15. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton DNS 23 George Maldonado CO Springs DNS 19 Matthew Martinez (R) Thornton
Grand American Modifieds Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 44 Justin Case Brighton 2. 48 Eddie Vecchiarelli Brighton 3. 0 Ron ONeil Colorado Springs 4. 88 Jeff Walbaum Brighton 5. 66 John Seely Parker 6. 57B Brady Balderston Parker 7. 44s Clint Schubert Calhan 8. 72 Ryan Higgs (R) Lakewood 9. 51 Joe Mares Jr (R) Aurora 10. 13 Darin Clark Cheyenne 11. 55 Gary Land (R) Littleton 12. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton
Super Stocks Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada 2. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 3. 06H Adam Hilton Brighton 4. 2 Chris Cox Littleton 5. 3 Michael Cox Englewood 6. 3.2 Troy Witthar Eastlake 7. 33 Tyler Davis Thornton 8. 1 Makayla Grote Lakewood 9. 29 Greg Rayl Thornton 10. 26 Taylor Dragoon Aurora 11. 86 Tim Coate Littleton 12. 126 Josh Friberg Westiminster 13. 22a Justin Upmeyer (R) Evans 14. 32 Robert Davey Aurora 15. 02 Darrell Smith Littleton 16. 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley 17. 55 Damian Lockhart (R) Arvada 18. 16 Chris Hageman Arvada 19. 51 Jax Hughes Lakewood 20. 31 Michael Matthiesen Dacono 21. 19c Shelby Cortese (R) Pueblo 22. 53 David Noah Pueblo West 23. 82 James Larsen Pueblo 24. 77 Michael Merchant LaSalle 25. 98 Natalie Phelps Cheyenne 26. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton
Mod Coupes Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 34 Randy Whitman Ft Collins 2. 3 Ron O’Neil CO Springs 3. 90 Frank Denning III Golden 4. 6d Rick Duckworth Arvada 5. 48 Michael Cox (R) Englewood 6. 6 Matt Venable Lakewood 7. 15 Edric Sanchez Denver 8. 6a Riley Pierce Englewood 9. 8 Steven St.Peter Denver 10. 98 Frank Denning Arvada
DEMOX Lite Division: #37 Nathan Brasz Heavy Division: #88 Joe Prante