Hilton holds off Vanderwal to win a thrilling Pro Truck feature event

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(08-17-2013 Dacono, CO) Adam Hilton led every lap of the Snap-On Tools Pro Truck feature event but not without a serious challenge from Rudy Vanderwal which produced an exciting finish for the CNS fans on Wyotech “Training to Win” night at CNS.

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#06 Adam Hilton and #33 Beau Kellogg paced the field for the Snap-On Tools Pro Truck feature event. Hilton took the early lead while a great battle heated up for 2nd place between Kellogg and #34 Rudy Vanderwal. After Vanderwal cleared Kellogg he set his sights on race leader Hilton and began to reel him in.

A mid race caution was displayed when #11 Steve Johnson made contact with the #36 of Matt “the Pebble” Burton. The double-file restart gave Vanderwal his shot at Hilton for the lead. However, Hilton was perfect on the restart and kept Vanderwal at bay.

Behind the two leaders #41 Mark Neff, #27 Roger “the ice-man” Avants, and #7 Adam Deines, were having a great battle of their own for 3rd spot.

With just 10 laps to go Rudy was poking his nose under Hilton trying everything he could to take the win but Adam was not giving an inch as the two drivers thrilled the crowd. On the final lap of the race Rudy gave it one last shot and dove under Hilton in turn 3. Yet when Rudy’s truck began to push up into Hilton he backed off to avoid contact and Hilton went on to take the hard-fought win. Vanderwal did hang on for 2nd spot and is now just 2 points behind #41 Mark Neff in the season standings. Neff finished the race 3rd, Avants 4th, and Deines 5th.

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Adam Hilton celebrates in winner’s circle after winning the Pro Truck Feature event (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #06 Adam Hilton
FAST DASH: #41 Mark Neff
DASH: #7 Adam Deines
QUICK TIME: #34 Rudy Vanderwal 16.600

SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds
With #21 Jeff Hunter and #77 Jeff Hansen starting on the front row of the Grand American Modified feature it might seem as if it would be a 2 car race for the win. Yet it was #11r Darren Robertson who provided the biggest challenge for eventual race winner Jeff Hunter.

Hunter grabbed the lead early and built a huge lead on Hansen in 2nd as the #77 had his hands full with Robertson who was battling for position. Robertson was able to work his way around Hansen but now had a massive deficit to make up on race leader Hunter. As the laps ticked down Robertson was slowly working his way up to Hunter’s bumper. Hunter was very fast but also extremely loose coming out of turn 4 which gave opportunity to Robertson to make a move for the win.

On the final corner of the final lap Darren dove his black and orange #11r modified under Hunter and the two cars crossed the finish line side by side! The crowd roared in appreciation of an exiting finish but when the dust settled Hunter had held off Darren to take the win. Hunter has a 13 point lead in the season standings over Hansen with just 2 races left to decide the 2013 GAM championship.

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#21 Jeff Hunter barely holds off #11r Darren Robertson in a thrilling Grand American Modified feature event (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #21 Jeff Hunter
FAST DASH: #11r Darren Robertson
DASH: #66 John Seely
QUICK TIME: #11r Darren Robertson 16.962

Race Central Media Legend Cars
Another massive field of Legend cars showed up at CNS and with nearly 30 cars starting the feature the race went green from start to finish testifying to the skill of the drivers. Track champion #66 Kyle Clegg who surprisingly has not visited winner’s circle yet this season at CNS jumped out to a massive lead at the start of the race. From that point on the challenge was to see if #06 Mike Gallegos and #58 Kyle Ray could eat away at Clegg’s large lead. Try as they might Clegg’s determined driving style made him the class of the field and he went on unchallenged to take the win. Gallegos settled for 2nd, Ray came across the line 3rd, #34 Chris Cooper was 4th, and #22 Chris Eggleston was 5th. Eggleston maintains the top spot in the season standings by just 7 points over young and rising star Chris Cooper.

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#66 Kyle Clegg celebrates in winner’s circle after dominating the Legend car feature. (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #66 Kyle Clegg
FAST DASH: #66 Kyle Clegg
DASH: #46 Zach Witherwax
QUICK TIME: #58 Kyle Ray 18.565

Lincoln College Pure Stocks
The Pure Stock feature event was dominated by the #16 of Tony Nadeau who started in 7th position and quickly moved up to the front of the field. Tony took the lead and never looked back winning his first ever race. #06 Jeff Dempwolf from Brighton came in 2nd place, #14 Brandon McCormick was 3rd, DASH winner #07 Mike Steward from Commerce City was 4th, and #13 Jamie Ward rounded out the top 5.

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Jared Wall kisses #16 Tony Nadeau in winner’s circle after winning the Pure Stock feature at CNS (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #16 Tony Nadeau
FAST DASH: #07 Mike Steward
QUICK TIME: #92 Ernie Jones 20.887

DEMO X
CAR FEATURE: #777 Kevin Kronfruss
TRUCK FEATURE: #7 Jesse Lyman

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The DEMOX cars thrilled the fans at CNS on Wyotech “Training to win” night at CNS (Starr photo)

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DEMOX Driver #130 Brian Quals gets upside down but escaped injury. (Starr photo)

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Pro Trucks
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 06 Adam Hilton Brighton  CO  17.089
2. 34 Rudy Vanderwal LaSalle  CO 13 F150 17.092
3. 41 Mark Neff Westminster CO  17.254
4. 27 Roger Avants Littleton  CO  17.230
5. 7 Adam Deines Longmont  CO 04 Dodge 17.354
6. 2 AJ Warren (R) Longmont  CO  17.359
7. 36 Matt Burton Englewood  CO  17.249
8. 11 Steve Johnson Windsor  CO  17.373
9. 33 Beau Kellogg Denver  CO 13 Port City Chevy 17.282
10. 5 Troy Whittar Eastlake  CO 04 Chevy Silverado 17.490
11. 29 Matthew Brunker Lakewood  CO  17.538
12. 15 Mike Bernard Ft Collins  CO F150 17.530
13. 10A Andy Bellomy (R) Fort Lupton CO

Grand American Modifieds
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 21 Jeff Hunter Brighton  CO 13 Dave Garmin Corvette 17.163
2. 11R Darren Robertson   17.232
3. 77 Jeff Hansen Berthoud  CO 08  FSR/5 17.301
4. 03 Isaac Sherman Albequerque NM  17.552
5. 22u Dominic Ursetta Arvada  CO 72 Ford Toreno 17.623
6. 0 Ron O’Neil (R) Colorado Springs  CO 13 Moon Stealth 17.606
7. 66 John Seely Parker  CO 12 Impala 17.680
8. 24 Tim Holm (R) Greeley  CO 04 Matrix Monte Carlo 17.872
9. 57B Brady Balderston Highlands Ranch CO  18.014
10. 41 Alan Smith Colorado Springs  CO  18.290

Legends
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster  CO  18.708
2. 06 Mike Gallegos Wheatridge  CO Chevy 18.710
3. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton  CO 34 Ford 18.733
4. 34 Chris Cooper Frederick  CO 34 Coupe 18.834
5. 22 Chris Eggleston Erie  CO  18.926
6. 3 Wayne Barlock JR Evans  CO 37 Ford 18.896
7. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada CO 34 Ford Coupe 19.005
8. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada CO 34 Ford Coupe 19.019
9. 03 Darrell Stewart Arvada  CO 37 Chevy Sedan 19.058
10. 37 Josh Richard Peyton  CO  19.115
11. 85 Cole MacEwen Fort Collins  CO 37 Chevy Sedan 19.279
12. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison  CO 37 Sedan 19.292
13. 4 Brad Tilton Cheyenne  WY 37 Chevy 19.284
14. 84 Mike Webber Erie  CO 37 Chevy 19.299
15. 46 Zach Witherwax Lakewood CO 34 Ford 19.390
16. 07 Bill Seip Parker  CO  19.384
17. 04 Dillon Foster (R)   19.266
18. 20 Kynzer Riddell (R) Westminster  CO 37 Ford 19.567
19. 14 Chappy Adkins Kersey  CO 37 Ford Sedan 19.518
20. 61 Sidney Ross (R)   19.408
21. 9 Glenn Tilton Cheyenne  WY  19.692
22. 09 Terry McBride (R) Edgewater  CO 37 Ford Sedan 20.105
23. 11 Jessica Savage Aurora  CO 37 Sedan 20.329
24. 17 BreAnn Adkison  (R) Cheyenne  WY 37 Chevy 20.550
25. 1 Jereme Wall (R) Commerce City  CO  19.204
26. 64 Randy Rooker (R) Peyton  CO 37 Chevy Sedan 21.562
27. 30 Darrell Stewart Jr (R) Arvada 37 Chord Coupe 19.451
DNS 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs  CO 37 Sedan

Pure Stocks
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 16 Tony Nadeau Westminister  CO Cutlass 20.947
2. 06 Jeff Dempwolf Brighton  CO 78 Chevy Malibu Wagon 21.188
3. 14 Brandon McCormick Englewood  CO 79 Monte Carlo 21.042
4. 07 Mike Steward Commerce City  CO Chevy Caprice 21.074
5. 13 Jamie Ward Denver  CO 78 Caprice 21.384
6. 10m Mike Bellomy Hudson  CO 79 Impala 21.426
7. 4 Brian Galvin   21.743
8. 7 Carly Blackard   22.948
9. 42 Dave Witzke   21.121
10. 77 Dusty Palmore Thornton  CO  25.391
11. 97 Makayla Grote Lakewood  CO 83 Chevy Caprice
12. 91 Cole Whitford   21.007
13. 92 Ernie Jones   21.072
DQ 84 Daniel Mares Aurora  CO 81 Chevy Caprice 21.078

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