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At Colorado National Speedway, the top dogs in the Speedy's Autos Late Models didn't disappoint. Avants fended off determined competitors, maintaining only a slight lead while a 5 way fight for 2nd place raged on behind him.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
16 Late Models hit the track for the 40 lap Main Event. #41 Mark Neff had the pole followed by #54 Joe James Jr. Behind the leaders #66 Darren Bucklen had the inside of row 2 with #27 Roger Avants on his outside. #74 Dan Savage had the inside of row three.
Joe James Jr lead the pack until Avants took the lead via the outside. At lap 4 Darren Bucklen spun out along the back stretch bringing out the yellow flag. Dan Savage and Bucklen were subsequently sent to the rear of the field. With 2 of the top five out of the way, #39 Jack Nugent found a quick line into 2nd behind Avants. Behind the leaders, Mark Neff lead a 4 way, fender to fender race for 3rd with #12 Bruce Yackey, #42 Ronnie Hults and #22 Chris Eggleston.
Re: Crate motor eligibility and rules
Effective immediately- In the interest of keeping the competitive environment level, effective immediately all sealed crate motors will be required to meet the following specifications.
It's been an exciting year for the Late Models. Week after week, someone different has been in the spotlight. Throughout the season, Bruce Yackey, Dan Savage, Chris Eggleston, Darren Robertson, Rick Smith and plenty of others have made their way to the front of the pack. Our points leader Ronnie Hults had started the year out strong and maintained a constant presence toward the front of the field. After missing the mark for the last few weeks, the driver of the #42 showed us again why they call him "Speedy" Ronnie Hults.
They say the 3rd time's the charm, but taking his 3rd Late Model win in a row at Colorado National Speedway didn't come easy for Roger Avants. He held off Robertson and Yackey and grabbed the win! As for the Sportsman, Blackie Blackard took the win by the skin of his teeth over the tenacious Tommy Roe, Jeff Walbaum and Bruce Borchardt.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
#12 Bruce Yackey had the pole with #27 Roger Avants on the outside and #22 Chris Eggleston had the inside of row 2. Avants sped to the lead to start the 40 lap A Main. NASCAR up-and-comer Chris Eggleston darted past Bruce Yackey and proceeded to take on Avants for the top spot. Chris and Roger rode doorhandle to doorhandle round several laps but Chris Eggleston spun out between turns 3 and 4 and was sent to the rear of the field. Avants took the lead on the restart and #11 Darren Robertson came out of nowhere, passing Bruce Yackey for 2nd place at lap 20. Robertson and Yackey stuck to the tail of the #27 but they just couldn't pass him. Avants took his 3rd consecutive Late Model win at Colorado National Speedway followed by Robertson, Yackey, Ronnie Hults and Dan Savage.
Points leader Eric Holmes of Escalon, CA takes a well earned victory at Colorado National Speedway after fending off the ever approaching Luis Martinez, Jr. This win marks Holmes' 4th win of the season and his 2nd consecutive win after blowing the doors off the competition at Montana Raceway Park on August 7th.
Roger the "ice man" Avants dominated the Speedy's Autos late model field winning his second consecutive main event. Try as they might the rest of the field couldn't catch Littleton Colorado's Roger Avants as he used the outside line to make another trip to winner's circle at CNS.
Speedy's Auto Late Models.
Car #11 Darren Robertson and #12 Bruce Yackey paced the field as the Speedy's Autos late model revved it up for a 40 lap main event. Young Darren Robertson took an early lead over the veteran Bruce "the moose" Yacky while Roger "the ice man" Avants and "Speedy" Ronnie Hults battled for 3rd. A third the way through the race and the "ice man" used his signature outside line to move past Yackey and take a 8 car length lead. #27 Roger Avants wasn't to be denied as he won his second consecutive main event in dominating fashion.
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