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Check out NASCAR Home Track's feature story on CNS's own (and current late model points leader) "Speedy Ronnie Hults.
SPOTLIGHT ON: Hults Living The Dream
Goes for titles vs. childhood heroes at Colorado National By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – One senses driver Ronnie Hults has a reverence for some of his childhood heroes and the drivers who have won Colorado National Speedway’s Speedy’s Auto Sales Late Model championship. It is a title he wants to win, but he’s mindful of those who have set the standard for competition at the .375-mile paved oval in Dacono, Colo., north of Denver.
Hults, 31, of Centennial Colo., leads in track and state NASCAR Whelen All-American Series points standings entering this weekend’s competition.
Roger Avants takes control of the oval, fending off multiple attempts by point leader Ronnie Hults and NASCAR up-and-comer Chris Eggleston.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
The Late Model 40 lapper started off with #39 Jack Nugent on the pole. #27 Roger Avants had the outside of row 1. #22 Chris Eggleston had the inside of row two with #42 Ronnie Hults on the outside. The action up front was about as intense as it gets as Eggleston and Hults rode on the heels of Roger Avants. Eggleston and Hults battled for 2nd through more than 20 laps with Eggleston eventually making his way into 2nd place. Chris made multiple attempts on Roger's inside, nearly taking the lead again and again. We were led to believe Avants was simply toying with the young up-and-comer as he squashed his every attempt to take over the top spot. At the finish it was Roger Avants followed by Eggleston, Hults and #12 Bruce Yackey.
Effective immediately all Late Model division participants that choose to utilize ASA legal cars for competition at Colorado National Speedway will be required to weigh a minimum of 2800 pounds.
All other stipulations and rules contained in the 2010 CNS rule book remain unchanged. In addition, suspension rules on page 3 of the general rules section must be adhered to for all participants at CNS. CNS management retains the right to further modify the rules as necessary.
Colorado National Speedway
Director of Competition & Tech
Following up the disaterous Late Model pile up which totalled half the field on July 10th, the Late Models brought out an impressive 14 cars. They raced in style this week with action so intense you could throw a blanket over the top 5. Savage, Yackey and Hults all spent some time in the lead but it was NASCAR up-and-comer Chris Eggleston who stuck it for the win!
#41 Bear Lynch maintained a slight lead over Blackie Blackard as the two drag raced through 3 laps to start the 30 lap Sportsman Main Event. Lynch took the lead and our current point leader Blackie Blackard dropped back another spot as #8 Jeff Walbaum blazed into 2nd place. Bear stuck the lead for the duration of the race for the win. Walbaum took 2nd followed by, Blackard, #84 Bruce Borchardt and #62 Jim Bob Rogers.
Only 10 cars avoid the most disastrous pile up in CNS history to finish the Late Model Midseason Championship. Ronnie Hults rides the outside line once again to victory.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
#74 Dan Savage and #31 Rick Smith blew the doors off the rest of the field, competing in a race all their own as they moved to the front of pack and dueled for the lead. At lap 24 of the 100 lapper, the leaders approached lapped traffic and Savage controlled a comfortable lead.
Those who purchased admission for the July 4th event can use their ticket stubs for free admission to our Independence Day Encore this Saturday, July 10th.
Gates open at 3!
This Saturday July 10th is our Independence Day Encore!!! Get down to CNS this Saturday for fireworks, burgers, brats, cold drinks, good people and of course night 2 of our NASCAR Midseason Championship! You simply can't see a show like this anywhere else. We're bringing out the Speedy's Autos Late Models for a 100 lap Main event! Also raring to go are the Pair-A-Dice Sportsman, Sunoco Grand American Modified, and the Two Doors Down Figure 8s. The glorious smell of burnt rubber, gasoline and fireworks awaits you for our Independence Day Encore this Saturday July 10th at Colorado National Speedway!
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