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(05-18-2013 Dacono, CO) Super Late Model driver Darren Bucklan in the #66 car held off multiple challenges for the lead by staying in the high groove on the 3/8ths mile paved oval of CNS. In other action Jason Morris won the Super Stock main, Danny Medina bested the massive field in the Legends, and Cris Muhler was tops in the Mod Coupe division.
(05-11-2013 Dacono, CO) Mother's Day at CNS brought out a large crowd who were treated to some great racing in the Late Model Division and the brand new Pure Stock Division that put on one of the best races in recent memory.
#12 Bruce Yackey battles #11 Darren Robertson in the Super Late Models - #13 Racin Jason Morris wins in the Super Stocks - and #15 Danny Medina tops a massive Legends field. (Starr photo)
(05-04-2013 Dacono, CO) Bruce Yackey had his hands full with young Darren Robertson and Matt Zwingelberg but in the end it was the multi-time track champion Bruce "the Moose" Yackey taking home his first win of the 2013 season.
Rick Smith #31, Mike Bernard #15, and #77 Jeff Hansen headed to victory on Dacono Night (Starr Photo)
(04-27-2013 Dacono, CO) Mike Bernard won his first ever Snap-On Tools Pro Truck main event in dramatic fashion retaking the lead on the final lap thrilling the large CNS crowd. Rick Smith was victorious in the Gillet Vet Super Late Models and Jeff Hansen won yet again in the SUNOCO Fuels Grand American Modifieds.
Lee Kemmit cruised to the win in his brand new Camaro at CNS (Starr photo)
(04-13-2013 Dacono, CO) On an emotional night for the Pro Truck division young Adam Hilton won his first ever main event. Lee Kemmit christened his new Camaro with a visit to winner's circle in the new Late Model division and Jeff Hansen picked up where he left off last year in the Grand American Modified division.
(04-06-2013 Dacono, CO) After a long off-season the roar of the engines returned to the 3/8ths mile paved oval of Colorado National Speedway to open up the 2013 season. Jesse Runkle who had never before visited winners circle for a feature event ran a brilliant race leading wire to wire stunning the crafty CNS veterans and taking home the trophy during BigWestRacing.com "Good to go" night at the races.
The entire staff and management of Colorado National Speedway is saddened by the recent passing of Gene Heffley. Gene created Colorado National Speedway back in 1965. Gene is a member of the Colorado National Speedway Hall of Fame as well as a member of the Colorado Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Gene Heffley moved to Denver from Missouri Valley, Iowa in 1957, after serving five years in the military. In 1951, he met and married his wife Gerda. They started a trucking company and had two daughters, Helen and Patti. By 1960 this couple was operating four trucks. A year later he began to operate a salvage business in the Denver metropolitan area and sold parts to two individuals that were building race cars. When one could not pay for the parts, they ended up with the race car. With some help from some friends, Harry McCool and Bart Manley, they ran the #70 car at Lakeside Speedway. That is when he really got hooked.
In 1964, one of their drivers was Hall of Famer, Sam Sauer. Later that year they all went to a big race at Hanford, California. It was the first time they had seen a real late model race and he and Gerda decided to build a speedway designed car for late models. But that was just part of the story. In 1965, using the money from their trucking company they purchased an 80 acre parcel of farmland. On that site they designed and built a speedway, and called it Colorado National Speedway. They worked every day possible mid-year until the track was able to run a very short season. In 1966, they raced a full season with the idea of making racing possible for anybody that wanted to participate. The track had four foot retaining walls for the safety of spectators and they continued to make improvements both on and off the track. During the years they added motorcycles, sprint cars and midgets to their racing program. In 1972, after Gene was diagnosed with cancer, they decided it would be best to sell Colorado National Speedway. They were truly pioneers in short track dirt racing.
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