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It is with guarded optimism and permission from the Baker Family that I make this post tonight.
As for you that know John can attest, I’m going against my better judgment by making this post and for you that don’t know John as well he is an extremely private man who would never post anything about himself or any of his fellow racers on this or any other website. I hope that all of you will understand this and respect his and his family’s right to privacy in this very trying time for his family and loved ones.
With that said I had hoped to be able to provide more positive news about John’s condition however at this time there has not been a lot of change since he left the track in the helicopter, as of this post he has not regained consciousness and has suffered a closed brain injury (swelling of the brain), he also suffered a broken left clavicle (shoulder blade) and some broken ribs. His official condition is listed as stable but critical condition; he is in a local Denver hospital in their ICU. His family and I have seen small improvements in his condition and continue to hope and pray for more, but with this type of injury improvements are slow. We probably will not update this post until there is a substantial change in John’s condition, for no other reason than that is the way John would want it.
Snap-On Tools Pro TrucksRichard Burton picked his way through the field keeping pace with the leaders throughout the race. This earned him the win after Happy Ferree and Adam Deines were penalized for not passing post race inspections.
Late Model Division (Twin 40 #1)There were 23 Late Models on the track for the first of two 40 lap Late Model main events. The first LM A Main was caution filled. Contact on the track resulted in plenty of sparks, smoke and twisted metal. #31 Rick Smith, #42 Ronnie Hults, #78 Darren Crocker, #12 Bruce Yackey & #54 Joe James Jr lead the pack as Hults made a furious sprint on the outside of turn 2 passing Smith for the lead.
From there it was a fender to fender drag race between Hults & Smith with Yackey consistently intervening for the top spot. After a yellow flag, Yackey and Smith flew ahead to lead the pack with Hults close behind. The 1st place drag race continued between Yackey, Smith and Hults as they came close to running 3 wide along the main stretch. Suddenly, Hults punched it and took back the lead!
Soon after, in a devastating turn of events, Hults spun 180 degrees coming around turn 3 and a pile up ensued.
All teams arriving after 1:00 p.m. will need to enter the pits through the gate on the east side of the pit shack.
In addition, all reserved parking will open up at 1:00 p.m. and become available to any competitor arriving after that time.
If you have reserved parking, please plan to arrive prior to the start of practice so that we can ensure that your stall will be available for your use.
Dacono, CO – Colorado National Speedway Late Model Division
With only 7 laps to go, #42 Ronnie Hults surprised the throng of screaming fans with an amazing dash from a well earned 3rd position, to first place!
28 Late Models showed up for the big Mother's Day event. #12 Bruce “the Moose” Yackey, #31 Rick Smith, #27 Roger “the Ice Man” Avants & #54 Joe James Jr brought their A game to track as the top dogs in 2 intense qualifying bouts. When it came down to the 40 lap main event, the field had been thinned to 22 of the best Late Models in the Country.
#21 Mike Bowen took the pole with #54 Joe James Junior on the outside. Rick Smith and Avants sat pretty in row two with an eager Yackey inside row three.
On the first lap, Joe James Jr took an early lead only to be passed by Avants. Rick Smith vied for the lead but Avants kept him at bay. A spin out on the track resulted in a yellow flag and a double file restart. Avants maintained the lead followed by Rick Smith, Joe James Jr and Bruce Yackey.
This mother’s day, Colorado National Speedway is going to honor your mom the only way we know how: With half price admission and a chance for mom to take to the track and do some racing of her own!
That’s right! We’re revving it up just for mom at Colorado National Speedway, the state’s only home for official NASCAR racing!
The fun starts at 6PM this Saturday night at Colorado National Speedway in good ol’ Dacono Colorado.
So get the gang together and head on down!
A night mom won’t forget will be waiting this Saturday at Colorado National Speedway, the family place for fun and excitement.
YOU’VE GOTTA BE HERE!
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