Walbaum Victorious on Mobil One Racing Oil Night at CNS

(04-12-2014 Dacono, CO) In what turned out to be a beautiful spring evening at CNS Jeff Walbaum held off a surprising charge from newcomer in the Late Model division David Rothrock who pressured Walbaum for the lead for the entire 30 lap feature event.

#76 Chad Cowen battles #17 Paul Deines and #99 Nick Brinlee in the Late Model Feature event. (Starr photo)

#76 Chad Cowen battles #17 Paul Deines and #99 Nick Brinlee in the Late Model Feature event. (Starr photo)

South Philly Cheese Steaks Late Models
Late Model #8 Jeff Walbaum sent a message in qualifying that he is the car to beat in the 2014 season as he set quick time with a blistering 17.648 and with Walbaum on the pole position for the feature it looked like he might run away and hide from the rest of the field. However that wasn’t the case as #88 David Rothrock in his gorgeous red Camaro was hot on Walbaum’s tail for the entire event. In fact after a late race caution Rothrock briefly grabbed the lead forcing Walbaum to pass him back on the inside a lap later.

#88 David Rothrock grabbed the lead after a late race caution. (Starr photo)

#88 David Rothrock grabbed the lead after a late race caution. (Starr photo)

The two leaders hit lapped traffic and that’s when Walbaum began to put a little bit of distance on Rothrock. The hard charger of the night was clearly #99 Nick Brinlee who started way back in 11th yet had worked his way into the top 5 to challenge #17 Paul Deines and #76 Chad Cowen. When the checkered flag flew Walbaum grabbed the win with Rothrock close behind. However a post-race tech infraction sent Rothrock back to 5th position. Last years champion Paul Deines was awarded 2nd with Brinlee in 3rd. Cowen took the 4th place spot with Rothrock in 5th and an impressive run for #75 Emilio Abeyta taking 6th place.

Jeff Walbaum takes the checkered flag on Mobil 1 Racing Oil Night at CNS. (Starr photo)

Jeff Walbaum takes the checkered flag on Mobil 1 Racing Oil Night at CNS. (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #8 Jeff Walbaum
FAST DASH WINNER: #76 Chad Cowen
DASH WINNER: #99 Nick Brinlee
QUICK TIME: #8 Jeff Walbaum 17.648

Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks
A great field of 18 Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks showed up for their first race of the 2014 season and when the green flag dropped for the feature event the bright yellow #07 of Adam Deines jumped out to an early lead.

The Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks take the green flag for the feature event. (Starr photo)

The Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks take the green flag for the feature event. (Starr photo)

An intense battle for position raged behind Deines between #34 Rudy Vanderwal, #06 Adam Hilton, and #36 Matt Burton. Eventually Vanderwal pulled up on the outside of Deines to challenge for the lead and in daring fashion Hilton went low attempting to make a 3-wide pass for the lead in turns 1 and 2. Hilton’s truck went sideways and it looked as if disaster was certain but Adam did an incredible job keeping his truck from spinning or making contact with any other drivers, although Hilton was never able to make another challenge for the lead. Rudy snuck by Deines and hung on to win the race. In winner’s circle Vanderwal stated it was a very satisfying victory after losing the 2013 season championship by just a single point. Adam Deines took 2nd place, Hilton salvaged a 3rd place finish, and #36 Matt Burton and #2 AJ Warren were 4th and 5th.

Eventual winner Rudy Vanderwal in the red #34 battles #7 Adam Deines and #06 Adam Hilton. (Starr photo)

Eventual winner Rudy Vanderwal in the red #34 battles #7 Adam Deines and #06 Adam Hilton. (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #34 Rudy Vanderwal
FAST DASH WINNER: #06 Adam Hilton
DASH WINNER: #10T Taylor Bellomy
QUICK TIME: #34 Rudy Vanderwal 16.745

SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds
In the off-season somebody must have leaked rocket fuel into Justin Case’s bloodstream because he was faster than he had ever been on the 3/8ths paved oval. Not only did Justin set quick time with a 17.101, but he also won the FAST DASH and dominated the feature event taking the first win of the 2014 season. The best action on the track was between #0 Ron O’Neal and #8 Dan Alamaa as they battled for 2nd place with Alamaa getting the advantage in the final few laps.

#44 Justin Case passes #0 Ron O'Neal on route to victory in the GAMs. (Starr photo)

#44 Justin Case passes #0 Ron O’Neal on route to victory in the GAMs. (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #44 Justin Case
FAST DASH WINNER: #44 Justin Case
DASH WINNER: #55 Dean Olson
QUICK TIME: #44 Justin Case 17.101

Lincoln College Pure Stocks
The Pure Stock division at CNS is a guaranteed “thrill-ride” with action throughout the pack and fender bending and tire squealing from start to finish. The first Pure Stock feature of the 2014 was no different with #96 Mike Steward and #57 Bubba Willox battling for the lead lap after lap. #21w Jamie Ward was also in the mix as was “the Maverick” Brett Yackey in the #32 car making his first appearance in a race at CNS. Last year’s champ #06 Jeff Dempewolf started at the back of the pack and was working his way to the front to catch the leaders. Unfortunately there was a long delay for a oil cleanup that stole some of the drama of the event. Willox went on to take the win with Ward, Dempewolf, and Yackey close behind.

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FEATURE WINNER: #57 Bubba Willox
FAST DASH WINNER: #96 Mike Steward
DASH WINNER: #61 Tim Verkamp
QUICK TIME: #57 Bubba Willox 20.57

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Late Models
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 8 Jeff Walbaum Brighton CO
2. 17 Paul Deines Gering NE
3. 99 Nick Brinlee Broomfield CO
4. 76 Chad Cowan Gering NE
5. 88 David Rothrock (R) Commerce City CO
6. 75 Emilio Abeyta (R) Denver CO
7. 3 Wade Grove Thornton CO
8. 7 Ethan Penrod Thornton CO
9. 23 Loren Jessen Grant NE
10. 66 Pete Maas Ault CO
11. 33 Christopher Burskirk Bayard NE
12. 53 Josh Meranda Laramie WY
13. 97 Adam Gastineau Aurora CO
14. 30 Jan Oxley Ft. Lupton CO
15. 72 Gary Cagle Fort Collins CO
16. 28 Alan Carter Commerce City CO
17. 27 Wendi Lewis Johnstown CO
18. 31 Derek Smith (R) Mead CO
19. 29 Rayshawn Carter Commerce City CO
DNS 67 Stephanie Brown Littleton CO
DNS 07 Gary Lee Dickard Jr Greeley CO

Pro Trucks
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 34 Rudy Vanderwal LaSalle CO
2. 7 Adam Deines Longmont CO
3. 06 Adam Hilton Brighton CO
4. 36 Matt Burton Englewood CO
5. 2 AJ Warren Longmont CO
6. 5 Troy Whittar Eastlake CO
7. 10T Taylor Bellomy(R) Fort Lupton CO
8. 17 Andy Bellomy(R) Ft. Lupton CO
9. 15w Jereme Wall (R) Commerce City CO
10. 29 Matt Brunker Lakewood CO
11. 82 Michael Scott (R)
12. 31 Justin Simonson Wheatridge CO
13. 11 Steve Johnson Windsor CO
14. 51 David Johnson
15. 14 Alex Ortiz (R) Denver CO
16. 45 Dalton Hewitt Brighton CO
DNS 25 Adam Pechman (R) Morrison CO

Grand American Modifieds
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 44 Justin Case Brighton CO
2. 8 Dan Alamaa Colorado Springs CO
3. 0 Ron O’Neil Colorado Springs CO
4. 18 Ed Vecchiarelli Sr. Brighton CO
5. 24 Tim Holm Greeley CO
6. 55 Dean-O Olson Canon City CO
7. 13 Darin Clark
8. 61 Scott Slama
9. 88 Jeff Walbaum Brighton CO
DNS 41 Alan Smith Calhan CO

Pure Stocks
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 57 Bubba Willox
2. 21w Jamie Ward Denver CO
3. 06 Jeff Dempewolf Brighton CO
4. 32 Brett Yackey Greeley CO
5. 84 DJ Mares Aurora CO
6. 44 Savanna Gallegos Keensburg CO
7. 4 Brian Galvin Byers CO
8. 02 Chan Raley Thornton CO
9. 3L Brian Lengvenas
10. 33 Tyler Davis
11. 96 Mike Steward
12. 61 Tim Verkamp Centennial CO
13. 74 Lindy Pinelli Dacono CO
14. 48 Joe Mares Aurora CO

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