Dominic Ursetta and Kyle Ray Sweep the Final Races at CNS

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(10-05-2013 Dacono, CO) The final race for the 2013 season at CNS honored the birthday of our good friend and loyal employee Johnny Witthar. Not only was there a great birthday bash there was also plenty of fantastic short track racing. Wild action in the Xtreme Trucks, DEMOX, and Trains, thrilled the fans before the lights shut down for the final time in 2013. Dominic Ursetta in the Super Late Models and Kyle Ray in the Legend Cars swept the night setting quick time and winning BOTH segments of their respective divisions.

Gillet Vet Clinic Super Late Models

A huge field of Super Late Models showed up for the final race of the season at CNS. This was a non-points race so the drivers were racing for fun, pride, and money! The night’s events were broken into two feature segments; a 30 lap feature and then a final 50 feature allowing drivers and teams to make adjustments in-between the two segments.

It was evident early on that young Dominic Ursetta in the #6 Productive Data Solutions Impala might be the car to beat as he qualified at a blistering 16.030 nearly breaking into the 15 second bracket.

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#6 Dominic Ursetta from Arvada makes a pass on #31 Rick Smith in Segment 1 of the feature. (Starr photo)

The start of the first 30 lap segment had veteran drivers #31 Rick Smith and #27 Roger “the ice-man” Avants starting on the front row. When the green flag dropped, Smith jumped out to an early lead and it didn’t take Ursetta long to move into second place. #55 Jesse Runkle was also looking quick as he stayed with Ursetta and settled into 3rd place. Behind the 3 leaders Avants, #11 Darren Robertson, #78 Darren Crocker, #12 Bruce “the Moose” Yackey were battling for position.

Lap after lap Ursetta pushed Smith for the lead but Rick wasn’t giving an inch as he maintained the top spot. With 7 laps to go a crash in turn 4 involving #12t Tyler Reedy and #19 Matt Martinez brought out the caution flag.The yellow was bad news for Ursetta as he had just made the pass for the lead on Smith. On the restart Smith stuttered and Ursetta pounced on the top spot. Once Dominic was out front he built a large lead on Smith and cruised to the segment one win. The only negative was in winner’s circle Dominic rolled a “6″ on the large dice placing his black #6 in 6th for the start of the final 50 lap segment.

The last 50 laps of the 2013 season would start with #66 Darren Bucklan and #78 Darren Crocker on the front row. Bucklan had a slow start when the race went green and Crocker jumped out to the lead. To the surprise of the crowd Crocker began to put distance between he and the rest of the field. Even after a couple of restarts it appeared that the white #78 of Crocker had made the right adjustments during the break and was the car to beat. Ursetta had come from the 6th starting spot and was now running in 2nd behind Crocker and was beginning to pressure him for the lead. Yackey and Smith were having a battle of their own in 3rd and 4th position. The 2013 Late Model Champ Paul Deines had brought out his black #17 Super Late Model and was having a great run maintaining 5th spot with the Furniture Row #11 of Darren Robertson right behind.

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#78 Darren Crocker led almost all of the segment 2 (Starr photo)

SLM-Ursetta-celebratesAs the laps wound down it appeared that Ursetta may have used up his tires trying to pass Crocker for the lead as he began to fade a bit and it was now Yackey that appeared to have the best shot at passing Crocker. With 9 laps to go Rick Smith and #29 Matt Brunker spun in turn 4 and brought out the caution which setup a dramatic double-file restart with Crocker, Ursetta, and Yackey all bunched up and hungry for the win.

Ursetta must have had an ace up his sleeve when on the restart he blasted out front using the high-groove to perfection. Yackey had moved around Crocker and was right on Ursetta’s bumper. It was a cold night at CNS but the final 5 laps of action heated up the crowd as Ursetta was attempting to hold off the crafty veteran Yackey. The determined Ursetta cruised into winner’s circle sweeping both segments of the feature as well as setting quick time. Clearly Ursetta is sending a message that he is ready to compete for the championship in 2014. Yackey settled for 2nd but is still basking in the glow of his amazing 8th season championship. Crocker finished an impressive 3rd, #11 Darren Robertson muscled his way into 4th, and Smith was 5th.

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#6 Dominic Ursetta sweeps the final race night at CNS (Starr photo)

FIRST 30 LAP SEGMENT WINNER: #6 Dominic Ursetta
FINAL 50 LAP SEGMENT WINNER: #6 Dominic Ursetta
QUICK TIME: #6 Dominic Ursetta 16.030

Race Central Media Legend Cars
Some of the fastest Legend Cars in the entire country were on hand for the final race at CNS. Erie’s own #22 Chris Eggleston who is the 2013 track champion, #66 Kyle Clegg, #58 Kyle Ray, #15 Danny Medina from Colorado Springs, and #9i of Jason Irwin from New Mexico were all capable of bringing home victory.

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A great field of Legend cars kicked off the racing action 10-05-2013 (Starr photo)

For the first 20 lap segment Ray and Medina were on the front row and when the race started and the cars were entering turn 3 Ray’s car appeared to slow creating a accordion effect on the field causing several cars to spin and crash. Most notably Eggleston and Clegg were both hauled off the track. While Clegg would return in the second segment, Eggleston’s night was done.

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#66 Race favorite #66 Kyle Clegg leaves on the wrecker after a segment 1 crash. (Starr photo)

On the restart Ray jumped out to a huge lead but Albequrque’s Jason Irwin was in 2nd and trying to gain on the leader. Medina found his groove and retook 2nd place from Irwin and appeared that he might have been the fastest car on the track but it was too little too late as Ray took the checkered in the first segment.

The final 40 lap segment lined up as the first segment finished with Ray on the pole, Medina on the outside, and Irwin right behind. Medina slowed and pulled off the track in the early stages of the race but one of several caution flags worked to his advantage as he was able to come back on the track without losing a lap (although he was now dead-last). Ray picked up where he left off in segment 1 and was leading the field yet the #3 of Wayne Barlock Jr. made his presence felt as he passed Irwin for 2nd place. Kyle Clegg who started last because of the crash in the first segment had quickly moved up and was running in 7th position.

At the halfway mark in the race the cars had spread out with Ray Leading Barlock and Irwin. Yet the car to watch was Danny Medina as he was blazing a trail through the field catching the leaders in daring fashion. Clegg had also masterfully worked to the front and now taken over 3rd position. But on this night no driver or team had anything for the #58 of Kyle Ray who set quick time and won both segments of a very exciting night of Legend Car racing. Medina finished an impressive 2nd considering all the ground he had to make up. Irwin settled for 3rd, Barlock took 4th, and #6 Scotty Scott was the final top 5 finisher.

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#58 Kyle Ray swept the night’s Legend Car event 10-05-2013 (Starr photo)

FIRST 20 LAP SEGMENT WINNER: #58 Kyle Ray
FINAL 40 LAP SEGMENT WINNER: #58 Kyle Ray
QUICK TIME: #58 Kyle Ray 18.536

Whitthar Racing TRAINS
The Train feature was highlighted by the #69 Twisted Sister Train that flipped entering the “X” after getting sideways coming out of turn 4. Both Princess Tammy and Bombshell were uninjured in the crash. The trickiest part was for the safety crew attempting to figure out how to flip the large train back on it’s wheels. After the race resumed the #86 Last Call Train went on to take the victory.

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The Twisted Sister Train flips into the “X” (Starr photos)

FEATURE WINNER: #86 Last Call Train

Xtreme Trucks
FEATURE WINNER: #01 Shawn Orth

DEMOX Cars
FEATURE WINNER: #39 Jeremy Lange

DEMOX Trucks
FEATURE WINNER: #86 Nathon Seawald

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Super Late Model Segment 1 (30 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada CO 2013 Port City Impala SS 16.497
2. 31 Rick Smith Gering NE 13 Chevy SS 16.475
3. 27 Roger Avants Littleton CO 2010 Monte Carlo 16.474
4. 55 Jesse Runkle Lakewood CO 11 Howe 16.412
5. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton CO 09 Lefthander Chevy 16.626
6. 66 Darren Bucklan Greeley CO 13 Lefthander Chevy 16.658
7. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster CO 13 Victory Circle Chevy Impala 16.471
8. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley CO 12 Port City Impala 16.480
9. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Aurora CO SS Fusion 16.632
10. 17 Paul Deines Frederick CO 2011 Hamke 16.540
11. 7 Adam Deines Longmont CO 04 Dodge 16.735
12. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne WY 11 Lefthander Monte Carlo 16.668
13. 28 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs CO 12 Impala 16.799
14. 03 Issac Sherman 16.887
15. 14 Mark Bybee Littleton CO 12 Howe Impala 16.909
16. 33M Michael Maldonado 17.259
17. 29 Matthew Brunker 16.828
18. 13 Rick McComb 17.419
19. 23G George Maldonado 17.943
20. 72 Sam McComb 18.919
21. 12T Tyler Reedy (R) Fort Collins CO 08 Port City Impala 16.670
22. 19 Matt Martinez (R) Parker CO 99 Howe Monte Carlo 17.435
23. 51 Eric Meisner Brighton CO 13 Howe Toyota Camry 16.761

Super Late Model Segment 2 (50 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada CO 2013 Port City Impala SS 16.769
2. 12 Bruce Yackey Greeley CO 12 Port City Impala 16.724
3. 78 Darren Crocker Brighton CO 09 Lefthander Chevy 16.497
4. 11 Darren Robertson Westminster CO 13 Victory Circle Chevy Impala 16.757
5. 31 Rick Smith Gering NE 13 Chevy SS 16.820
6. 17 Paul Deines Frederick CO 2011 Hamke 16.811
7. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne WY 11 Lefthander Monte Carlo 16.818
8. 7 Adam Deines Longmont CO 04 Dodge 16.941
9. 55 Jesse Runkle Lakewood CO 11 Howe 16.839
10. 51 Eric Meisner Brighton CO 13 Howe Toyota Camry 17.074
11. 66 Darren Bucklan Greeley CO 13 Lefthander Chevy 16.901
12. 28 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs CO 12 Impala 17.046
13. 29 Matthew Brunker 17.031
14. 27 Roger Avants Littleton CO 2010 Monte Carlo 16.929
15. 23G George Maldonado 17.295
16. 33M Michael Maldonado 17.511
17. 72 Sam McComb 18.407
18. 13 Rick McComb 17.407
19. 84 Matt Zwingelberg Aurora CO SS Fusion 16.835
20. 14 Mark Bybee Littleton CO 12 Howe Impala 17.103
21. 03 Issac Sherman
22. 12T Tyler Reedy (R) Fort Collins CO 08 Port City Impala
23. 19 Matt Martinez (R) Parker CO 99 Howe Monte Carlo

Legend Cars Segment 1 (20 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton CO 34 Ford 18.420
2. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs CO 37 Sedan 18.471
3. 9i Jason Irwin 18.539
4. 3 Wayne Barlock JR Evans CO 37 Ford 18.666
5. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada CO 34 Ford Coupe 18.819
6. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada CO 34 Ford Coupe 18.774
7. 30 Darrell Stewart Jr (R) Arvada 37 Chord Coupe 18.884
8. 37 Josh Richard Peyton CO 18.845
9. 46 Zach Witherwax Lakewood CO 34 Ford 19.165
10. 8 Jon Krizman Loveland CO 19.067
11. 19 Larry Pachello Wheatridge CO 19.109
12. 51 AJ Canada Centennial CO 34 Ford Coupe 19.119
13. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison CO 37 Sedan 19.072
14. 9 Glenn Tilton Cheyenne WY 19.270
15. 84 Mike Webber Erie CO 37 Chevy 19.627
16. 4 Brad Tilton Cheyenne WY 37 Chevy 18.918
17. 7J Jace Pennetta (R) Arvada CO 19.830
18. 31 Tim Mein (R) Frederick CO 34 Sedan 19.989
19. 26 Christopher Brunker Lakewood CO 37 Chevy Coupe 19.519
20. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster CO
21. 22 Chris Eggleston Erie CO

Legend Cars Segment 2 (40 laps)
Pos No. Name Hometown Car Info Best Tm
1. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton CO 34 Ford 18.576
2. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs CO 37 Sedan 18.508
3. 9i Jason Irwin 18.606
4. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster CO 18.592
5. 3 Wayne Barlock JR Evans CO 37 Ford 18.679
6. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada CO 34 Ford Coupe 18.834
7. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada CO 34 Ford Coupe 18.793
8. 37 Josh Richard Peyton CO 18.921
9. 51 AJ Canada Centennial CO 34 Ford Coupe 19.042
10. 8 Jon Krizman Loveland CO 19.093
11. 46 Zach Witherwax Lakewood CO 34 Ford 19.202
12. 19 Larry Pachello Wheatridge CO 19.153
13. 30 Darrell Stewart Jr (R) Arvada 37 Chord Coupe 18.971
14. 84 Mike Webber Erie CO 37 Chevy 19.585
15. 7J Jace Pennetta (R) Arvada CO 20.263
16. 31 Tim Mein (R) Frederick CO 34 Sedan 20.362
17. 25 Adam Pechman Morrison CO 37 Sedan 19.742
18. 26 Christopher Brunker Lakewood CO 37 Chevy Coupe 21.111
19. 9 Glenn Tilton Cheyenne WY
20. 4 Brad Tilton Cheyenne WY 37 Chevy
21. 22 Chris Eggleston Erie CO

TRAINS
86, 13, 36, 2, 69

Xtreme Trucks
FEATURE WINNER: #01 Shawn Orth

DEMOX Cars
FEATURE WINNER: #39 Jeremy Lange

DEMOX Trucks
FEATURE WINNER: #86 Nathon Seawald

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