Simonson, Eggleston, Yackey, and Duran, get it done at CNS

(06-21-2014 Dacono, CO) The Van’s Equipment “Gets It Done” Night at CNS featured a large raucous crowd on a gorgeous Colorado evening that witnessed Justin Simonson lead flag to flag to take the Pro Truck feature event. A dramatic Legends feature was won by Chris Eggleston, and the young Brett Yackey and veteran “Big” Al Duran grabbed trophies in the Pure Stocks and Figure 8s.

Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks
The Pro Truck division at CNS is one of the most competitive divisions at the track which is evidenced by the variety of drivers who show up in winner’s circle and the Van’s Equipment “Gets it Done” Night at CNS would be no different. Quick time was set by #34 Rudy Vanderwal with a 16.689, #52 Jereme Wall and #11 Steve Johnson would win the dash races and #31 Justin Simonson would be victorious in the feature event.

Pro Trucks lineup for the FAST DASH at CNS (Starr photo)

Pro Trucks lineup for the FAST DASH at CNS (Starr photo)

While Simonson started on the front row he did receive a serious challenge from the #7 truck of Adam Deines. Yet Simonson drove a flawless race and went on to take his first victory of the 2014 season. Deines finished 2nd, #51 David Johnson finished a strong 3rd place, #55 Dave Hunt took 4th, and your point leader #34 Rudy Vanderwal came home 5th.

Justin Simonson on route to his first Pro Truck win of the 2014 season (Starr photo)

Justin Simonson on route to his first Pro Truck win of the 2014 season (Starr photo)

There have been 5 Pro Truck races in 2014 yet there has only been one repeat winner in Rudy Vanderwal. Simonson joins Rudy, Adam Hilton, and Steve Johnson as feature winners this season. Vanderwal still maintains a solid 31 point lead over Simonson in the points chase.

FEATURE WINNER: #31 Justin Simonson
FAST DASH: #11 Steve Johnson
DASH: #52 Jereme Wall
QUICK TIME: #34 Rudy Vanderwal 16.689

RMLRA Legends
With #15 Danny Medina on the outside of the front row to start the Legends feature it might seem like the race would be over before it started however Medina quickly felt the presence of #66 Kyle Clegg on his bumper. Medina and Clegg battled for the lead in the early stages along with #3 Wayne Barlock Jr and #22 Chris Eggleston.

#66 Kyle Clegg, #15 Danny Medina battle for the lead (Starr photo)

#66 Kyle Clegg, #15 Danny Medina battle for the lead (Starr photo)

Unfortunately the race was marred by several minor crashes but enough oil and fluids were deposited on the track that there was a good bit of cleanup eating up valuable race time.

As the race progressed Clegg, Medina, and Eggleston took turns leading the race and thrilled the crowd passing lapped cars in daring fashion.

With just 3 laps to go the leaders dove into turn 3 but a lapped car spun in front of them. Eggleston slowed to avoid trouble but Medina vaulted up and over Chris’s car and Danny proceeded to hit the #99 car of Brady Van Matre with full force. Medina was taken away in the ambulance with a possible broken arm. Eggleston’s car had significant body damage as his right front fender was pushed up awkwardly over the front of his car. Luckily for Chris the damage to the #22 car was merely cosmetic but to win the race he could only hope the fender would fall off while the cars were under the caution flag. In a show of sportsmanship Kyle Clegg allowed Eggleston to push his car up against the 66 car in a futile attempt to dislodge the precariously hanging fender.

#22 Chris Eggleston's car is showing the damage from the late race crash. (Starr photo)

#22 Chris Eggleston’s car is showing the damage from the late race crash. (Starr photo)

On the restart Clegg was able to move passed the now un-aerodynamic #22 car and go on to take the checker flag, although in a post race tech inspection Clegg’s car was found to be under the weight requirement and he was therefore disqualified. Eggleston was awarded the win, #3 Wayne Barlock Jr finished a strong 2nd place, #34 Chris Cooper was 3rd, #13 Pete Dellarco was 4th, and #06 Mike Gallegos was 5th.

FEATURE WINNER:
FAST DASH: #22 Chris Eggleston
DASH: #25 Adam Pechman
QUICK TIME: #22 Chris Eggleston 18.661

Lincoln College of Technology Pure Stocks
The Pure Stock feature event started with high drama as the faster cars in the back moved their way to the front 3 and sometimes 4 wide causing many hearts in the crowd to skip a beat.

While #84 Daniel Mares lead the early portion of the race it was #96 Mike Steward and #32 Brett Yackey who were bolting their way to the front.

#3% Will Alvarado took the lead from Mares and settled into a groove. After a couple caution flags Steward found his way around Alvarado but Yackey was right on this bumper.

#32 Brett Yackey goes under #96 Mike Steward to take the lead (Starr photo)

#32 Brett Yackey goes under #96 Mike Steward to take the lead (Starr photo)

With just two laps to go Yackey worked under Steward and made the pass for the lead and took home the trophy. Steward settled for 2nd place, #21w Jamie Ward finished 3rd, Alvarado finished a strong 4th place, and Mares took the final spot in the top 5.

Brett Yackey celebrates in winner's circle after winning the Pure Stock feature. (Starr photo)

Brett Yackey celebrates in winner’s circle after winning the Pure Stock feature. (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #32 Brett Yackey
FAST DASH: #96 Mike Steward
DASH: #20G Mark Galvin
QUICK TIME: #32 Brett Yackey 20.161

Art’s Septic Figure 8s
#23 Big Al Duran picked up where he left off last time out and won his second straight Figure 8 feature event. Duran earned the victory coming from dead last starting spot in the feature.

The Figure 8 field rumbles through the X. (Starr photo)

The Figure 8 field rumbles through the X. (Starr photo)

Duran grabbed the lead early in the race after a caution on account of car #19 Bruce Wall who slid high into turn 3 and hitting the rows of safer barriers near the pit road entrance. The barriers were sent flying in all directions causing a minor delay while track officials put the barriers back in place.

Big Al Duran takes his second straight Figure 8 feature event. (Starr photo)

Big Al Duran takes his second straight Figure 8 feature event. (Starr photo)

Big Al went on to build a comfortable lead and win the race followed by #17 Harry Livermore Jr., #52 Jared Wall, #50 Justin Mackeachie, and #81 Dave Smith.

With the win Big Al moves into the season points lead by 3 points of Jared Wall.

It's a bird, it's a plane, no... it's "Big" Al Duran. (Starr photo)

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no… it’s “Big” Al Duran. (Starr photo)

FEATURE WINNER: #23 Al Duran
FAST DASH: #23 Al Duran

OFFICIAL FINISHING ORDER

Pro Trucks
Pos No. Name
1. 31 Justin Simonson
2. 7 Adam Deines
3. 51 David Johnson
4. 55 Dave Hunt
5. 34 Rudy Vanderwal
6. 36 Matt Burton
7. 45 Dalton Hewitt
8. 2 AJ Warren
9. 52 Jereme Wall (R)
10. 16 Scott Rhoades
11. 5 Troy Witthar
12. 29 Matthew Brunker
13. 11 Steve Johnson
14. 82 Michael Scott (R)
15. 10T Taylor Bellomy(R)
16. 14 Alex Ortiz (R)
17. 25 Adam Pechman (R)

Legends
Pos No. Name
1. 22 Chris Eggleston
2. 3 Wayne Barlock JR
3. 34 Chris Cooper
4. 13 Peter Dellarco
5. 06 Mike Gallegos
6. 25 Adam Pechman
7. 21 Ryan Jones
8. 03 Darrell Stewart
9. 07 Bill Seip
10. 04 Dillon Foster
11. 30 Darrell Stewart Jr (R)
12. 14 Chappy Adkins
13. 19 Larry Pachello
14. 97 Billy Blevins
15. 11 Jessica Savage
16. 09 Terry McBride
17. 26 Christopher Brunker
18. 17 BreAnn Adkison
19. 77 Jace Penetta
20. 84 Mike Webber
21. 64 Randy Rooker
22. 15 Danny Medina
23. 28 Don Brunker (R)
24. 99 Brady Van Matre (R)
25. 20 Kynzer Riddell
26. 83 Don Bedore
27. 31 Tim Mein
DQ 66 Kyle Clegg

Pure Stocks
Pos No. Name
1. 32 Brett Yackey
2. 96 Mike Steward
3. 21w Jamie Ward
4. 3% Will Alvarado
5. 84 Daniel Mares
6. 20G Mark Galvin
7. 51 Thomas Hughes
8. 3L Brian Lengvenas
9. 02 Chan Raley
10. 48 Joe Mares
11. 44 Savanna Gallegos
12. 73 Justin Rainwater
13. 4 Brian Galvin Jr
14. 10G Brian Galvin
15. 05 Zayne Tatra

Figure 8s
Pos No. Name
1. 23 Al Duran
2. 17 Harry Livermore Jr
3. 52 Jared Wall
4. 50 Justin McKeachie
5. 81 Dave Smith
6. 97 Adam Gastineau (R)
7. 10 Frank Gastineau
8. 9 Brent Cave (R)
9. 15 Jereme Wall
10. 71 Tyler Dowler(R)
11. 19 Wall Bruce
DNS 3 Luke Zike
DNS 44 Buddy Hohn Jr.

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