Ursetta Notches His Second Consecutive Challenge Cup

(10-03-2015 Dacono CO) Hardcore CNS fans who braved the cold and wet October evening for Challenge Cup XLI laid witness to some great short track racing, trick-or-treating with the drivers for the kids, circle drags, and a world class fireworks show to end the 2015 season. Dominic Ursetta grabbed his second consecutive Cup victory in as many years in a rain shortened 100 lap Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Model feature event.

Track owner Jim Nordhougen is presented the new street sign renaming Graden Blvd to Speedway Blvd from the Dacono City Mayor.

Track owner Jim Nordhougen is presented the new street sign renaming “Graden Blvd” to “Speedway Blvd” from the Dacono City Mayor.


Young and old CNS fans mingled with the drivers in the CNS infield prior to Challenge Cup XLI in the annual Trick or Treating pre-race festivities.

Gillett Vet Super Late Models In 2013 Darren Robertson won all the marbles on Challenge Cup night and in 2015 it was beginning to look as if he might grab another by winning the 10 lap preliminary feature event. That win placed Darren on the front row for the 100 lap final race of the season. No points were on the line so all the drivers were racing for pride and the large Challenge Cup purse.

Darren Robertson cruised to the preliminary feature win (Starr photo)

Darren Robertson cruised to the preliminary feature win (Starr photo)


When the 100 lapper started Darren picked up where he left off jumping out to a large lead on #84 Matt Zwingleberg who got loose when the green flag dropped and bumped Robertson’s door. Undeterred, Robertson began to build his lead.

Dominic Ursetta who started back in 6th position had quickly moved up to 3rd place and started working on Zwingleberg for 2nd place. Behind the leaders a mass of cars were all fighting for position in the competitive 22 car field.

Up front Robertson had built a large lead but now that Ursetta was in second place as he slowly began to eat away at the lead. Unfortunately for Robertson there was a caution flag which allowed Ursetta to lineup along side for the double-file restart. When the green dropped Ursetta powered his way to the front while #22 Chris Eggleston made his presence felt passing Zwingleberg for 3rd place.

#6 Dominic Ursetta and #11 Darren Robertson battle during Challenge Cup XLI (Starr photo)

#6 Dominic Ursetta and #11 Darren Robertson battle during Challenge Cup XLI (Starr photo)


A couple more caution flags came out for minor altercations on the track and that’s when the rain drops started to fall. After 44 laps were complete track officials determined the race would not be able to continue and Ursetta was declared the winner. Robertson settled for 2nd place with Eggleston taking 3rd.

Ursetta’s win capped off a marvelous 2015 season winning 10 feature events and for the second year in a row demonstrating his mastery of the Super Late Model division.

Dominic Ursetta celebrates in winner's circle after winning Challenge Cup XLI (Starr photo)

Dominic Ursetta celebrates in winner’s circle after winning Challenge Cup XLI (Starr photo)


CHALLENGE CUP XLI: #6 Dominic Ursetta 10 LAP PRELIMINARY FEATURE: #11 Darren Robertson QUICK TIME: #6 Dominic Ursetta 16.250

Great Scotts Eatery Super Stocks

3c Chis Cox was the Super Stock Preliminary feature winner but the main event would shake things up as the Super Stocks and Pure Stocks were combined. With 30 cars on the track the action was mind-numbing as cars were literally all over the track.

#3c Chris Cox battle #22 Brian Yackey in the Super Stock feature (Starr photo)

3c Chris Cox battle #22 Brian Yackey in the Super Stock feature (Starr photo)


Once again Chris Cox was out front hoping to sweep both features. Directly behind Cox was none other than Brian Yackey the son of Bruce, and brother of Brett, in the #22 car and he was pushing for the lead. #75 Levi Greenly who had set quick time with a 19.721 had worked his way up to 3rd and eventually got by Yackey for 2nd place.

#75 Levi Greenly celebrates after winning the Super Stock feature (Starr Photo)

#75 Levi Greenly celebrates after winning the Super Stock feature (Starr Photo)


Greenly tracked down Chris Cox and took the lead. Brian Yackey also got by Cox and began to reel in Greenly. It looked like it was going to be a great 2 car battle through traffic but a slower car spun in front of Yackey and clipped Yackey’s rear quarter panel sending him spinning into the infield.

Greenly then cruised to the win over #3 Michael Cox and 3c Chris Cox. #18 Robert Davey finished an impressive 4th and Yackey settled for 5th.


FINAL FEATURE: #75 Levi Greenly 10 LAP PRELIMINARY FEATURE: 3c Chris Cox QUICK TIME: #75 Levi Greenly 19.721


Lincoln Tech Pure Stocks

In the Pure Stock preliminary main event #21 Jamie Ward held off #43 Kody Vanderwal and #31 Mike Mathieson to take the victory. However in the final feature the Pure Stocks were combined with the Super Stocks creating a wild main event with 3 and 4 wide action all over the track.

3 and 4 wide action was all over the track in the Super Stock/Pure Stock combined feature event (Starr photo)

3 and 4 wide action was all over the track in the Super Stock/Pure Stock combined feature event (Starr photo)


When all the dust settled it was #84 Joe Mares wining his first ever Pure Stock feature event. Mathieson was second and Ward took 3rd.

Joe Mares was the Pure Stock feature winner and it was his first ever win! (Starr photo)

Joe Mares was the Pure Stock feature winner and it was his first ever win! (Starr photo)


FINAL FEATURE: #84 Joe Mares 10 LAP PRELIMINARY FEATURE: #21 Jamie Ward QUICK TIME: #43 Kody Vanderwal 20.219


Legends

When #66 Kyle Clegg and #22 Chris Eggleston go head to head in the Legends division you know you are going to get your moneys worth and that’s just what happened in both the preliminary and final feature events. In the prelim it was Clegg who came out on top but in the final race it was Eggleston who snuck by Clegg in the late stages after Clegg got loose coming out of turn 4. Clegg made a final run and Eggleston but couldn’t pull off the pass and the 22 took the hard-fought win.

#66 Kyle Clegg and #22 Chris Eggleston battled all night in the Legends division. (Starr photo)

#66 Kyle Clegg and #22 Chris Eggleston battled all night in the Legends division. (Starr photo)


Clegg settled for 2nd place with #15 Danny Medina coming from way back in the field to take 3rd. #6 Scotty Scott who set quick time also started deep in the field and grabbed 4th place with #25 Adam Pechman in 5th.

#22 Chris Eggleston passed #66 Kyle Clegg late in the feature to take the win (Starr photo)

#22 Chris Eggleston passed #66 Kyle Clegg late in the feature to take the win (Starr photo)


FINAL FEATURE: #22 Chris Eggleston PRELIMINARY FEATURE: 10 LAP PRE FEATURE: #66 Kyle Clegg QUICK TIME: #6 Scotty Scott 18.917


DEMOX Rain didn’t stop the DEMOX cars and trucks from putting on a great show thrilling the fans one last time as they slid through the mud and slippery pavement. #87 Jake Fitzgerald outlasted all the carnage in the “Lite” division to take the win while #01 Sean Orth made a late race pass to win the “Heavy” division.


Lites: #87 Jake Fitzgerald Heavies: #01 Sean Orth


OFFICIAL RESULTS


Challenge Cup XLI Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 2. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 3. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 4. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 5. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 6. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 7. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton 8. 5 Trent Phillips Hemingford 9. 8 Jace Hansen Broomfield 10. 54 Joe James Jr 11. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 12. 80 Ray Daniels Monument 13. 9 Justin Simonson Wheatridge 14. 69 Jade Miller (R) Severance 15. 76 Gary Coate Highlands Ranch 16. 13m Rick McComb 17. 31 Rick Smith Gering 18. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide 19. 13 Chad Cowan 20. 84p Aaron Paulsen Pueblo 21. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette 22. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley 23. 2 Royal Scott (R) Platteville



Super Late Model Preliminary 10 lap feature Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster 2. 8 Jace Hansen Broomfield 3. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 4. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada 5. 9 Justin Simonson Wheatridge 6. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley 7. 31 Rick Smith Gering 8. 84 Matt Zwingleberg Parker 9. 5 Trent Phillips Hemingford 10. 39 Jack Nugent Lafayette 11. 54 Joe James Jr 12. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle 13. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton 14. 27 Roger Avants Littleton 15. 84p Aaron Paulsen Pueblo 16. 80 Ray Daniels Monument 17. 13 Chad Cowan 18. 32 Brett Yackey (R) Greeley 19. 16 Ryan McFadden Divide 20. 69 Jade Miller (R) Severance 21. 76 Gary Coate Highlands Ranch 22. 13m Rick McComb 23. 2 Royal Scott (R) Platteville



Super Stock/Pure Stock Feature Pos No. Name Hometown Class 1. 75 Levi Greenly(R) Kersey Super Stock 2. 3 Michael Cox Englewood Super Stock 3. 3C Chris Cox Edgewater Super Stock 4. 18 Robert Davey (R) Aurora Super Stock 5. 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley Super Stock 6. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton Super Stock 7. 71 Kent Stubbe Sterling Super Stock 8. 11 Steve Maas Super Stock 9. 89 Chuck Kilpatrick (R) Brighton Super Stock 10. 30 Jared Keener(R) Westminster Super Stock 11. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada Super Stock 12. 2 Darrell Smith Littleton Super Stock 13. 84 Joe Mares Aurora Pure Stock 14. 31 Mike Mathiesen Dacono Pure Stock 15. 60 Riley Pierce (R) Platteville Super Stock 16. 21 Jamie Ward Denver Pure Stock 17. 02ss Sean Smith Greeley Pure Stock 18. 68 Matt Sowash Wheatridge Pure Stock 19. 126 Josh Friberg Westminster Pure Stock 20. 84M. Joseph Mares Aurora Pure Stock 21. 51 Tom Hughes Lakewood Super Stock 22. 26 Taylor Dragoon(R) Aurora Super Stock 23. 76 Russell Darnell Dacono Pure Stock 24. 23 Betty Lou Beierle Pure Stock 25. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle Pure Stock 26. 19 Shelby Cortese Pueblo Super Stock 27. 9 Darin Wainwright Littleton Pure Stock 28. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette Pure Stock 29. 41g Christopher Galvin Byers Pure Stock



Super Stock Preliminary 10 lap feature Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 3C Chris Cox Edgewater 2. 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley 3. 89 Chuck Kilpatrick (R) Brighton 4. 75 Levi Greenly(R) Kersey 5. 30 Jared Keener(R) Westminster 6. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada 7. 18 Robert Davey (R) Aurora 8. 11 Steve Maas 9. 5 Glen Poston (R) Thornton 10. 19 Shelby Cortese Pueblo 11. 2 Darrell Smith Littleton 12. 51 Tom Hughes Lakewood 13. 60 Riley Pierce (R) Platteville 14. 3 Michael Cox Englewood 15. 71 Kent Stubbe Sterling 16. 26 Taylor Dragoon(R) Aurora



Pure Stock Preliminary 10 lap Feature Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 21 Jamie Ward Denver 2. 43 Kody Vanderwal LaSalle 3. 31 Mike Mathiesen Dacono 4. 84 Joe Mares Aurora 5. 33 Tyler Davis Lafayette 6. 02ss Sean Smith Greeley 7. 84M. Joseph Mares Aurora 8. 9 Darin Wainwright Littleton 9. 68 Matt Sowash Wheatridge 10. 126 Josh Friberg Westminster 11. 76 Russell Darnell Dacono 12. 23 Betty Lou Beierle 13. 41g Christopher Galvin Byers



Legends Feature Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 2. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster 3. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs 4. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada 5. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison 6. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada 7. 1w Jereme Wall Commerce City 8. 46 Zach Witherwax Arvada 9. 16 Travis Roe (R) Thronton 10. 47 Jason Hulvey Thornton 11. 23 Austyn Radosta (R) Pueblo 12. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada 13. 7 Corey Seip Littleton 14. 98 Eric Hipkins Woodland Park 15. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater 16. 11 Jessica Savage Aurora 17. 4 Dillon Foster Arvada 18. 2 Brent Cave Thornton 19. 33 Bruce Pearson (R) Arvada 20. 17 BreAnn Adkison Cheyenne 21. 6 Mike Gallegos Aurora



Legend Preliminary 10 lap Feature Pos No. Name Hometown 1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster 2. 22 Chris Eggleston Thornton 3. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison 4. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada 5. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada 6. 46 Zach Witherwax Arvada 7. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs 8. 16 Travis Roe (R) Thronton 9. 6 Mike Gallegos Aurora 10. 23 Austyn Radosta (R) Pueblo 11. 98 Eric Hipkins Woodland Park 12. 1w Jereme Wall Commerce City 13. 7 Corey Seip Littleton 14. 11 Jessica Savage Aurora 15. 47 Jason Hulvey Thornton 16. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater 17. 17 BreAnn Adkison Cheyenne 18. 33 Bruce Pearson (R) Arvada 19. 4 Dillon Foster Arvada 20. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada