Darren Bucklen Makes it Two Wins in a Row!
We dodged a bullet from Mother Nature again for our 2nd night of April racing here at Colorado National Speedway. The sun was shining and a formidable bunch of drivers showed up to take advantage of the good weather. Darren Bucklen turned heads for the 2nd consecutive night as he took his 2nd ever win at the 2nd Late Model race of 2011.
Bucklen kicks off 2011 With First Ever Win
Gillett Veterinary Clinic Late Models
Starting top 5: #31 Richard Smith, #33 Emett Grazier, #66 Darren Bucklen, #91 Chris Atkinson, #27 Roger Avants
4 laps into the 40 lap main event, #44 Darren Bucklen effortlessly came around the outside of #31 Rick Smith to take the lead. Moments later a piece of debris flew off of a vehicle bringing on caution. Bucklen and Smith went head to head at the restart with Bucklen once again taking the lead. The competition behind Bucklen was fierce as #74 Dan Savage, #31 Rick Smith and #27 Roger Avants battled for 2nd. When the dust settled, Savage had a grip on 2nd place but Smith wasn't far behind. 12 laps in, #33 Emett Grazier and #54 Joe James Jr got into each other going between turns 3 and 4 bringing on yet another yellow flag. Bruce Yackey used the restart to jump into 2nd place, leaving Dan Savage safely behind him. Another restart brought on by a spin out courtesy of #33 Emett Grazier saw Bucklen back into the lead as Bruce Yackey and Rick Smith battled door handle to door handle for 2nd place! Yackey took 2nd behind Bucklen with only 1 lap to go. At the checkered flag it was Darren Bucklen for his first win EVER at Colorado National Speedway. Yackey took 2nd followed by Roger Avants and Rick Smith.
Dan Savage Won the Battle, Ronnie Hults Won the War.
Jim Bob Spins, Bear Lynch Wins. Blackie's the Champ!
Leaders Jim Bob Rogers and Bear Lynch approached lapped traffic coming around turn 4 of the final lap, making for a startling finish to the Sportsman Main Event.
#62 Jim Bob Rogers, #6 Tommy Roe and #41 Bear Lynch moved to the front to lead the massive field of sportsman for the 50 lap A-Main Event. A spin out 15 laps in brought the field back together for a restart. Jim Bob had the pole with Bear Lynch on the outside and Tommy Roe had the inside of row 2. Jim Bob elected to take the outside and Lynch passed him via the inside along the back stretch. Another spin out brought on another double file restart. This time, Jim Bob took back his spot at the head of the field. With 10 laps to go, Bear Lynch was putting the pressure on Jim Bob. At lap 42 the leaders were knee deep in lapped traffic. Suddenly, Lynch passed Rogers with only 5 laps to go! Rogers pulled around the inside of Lynch but the two were coming up on lapped traffic as they drove around turn 4. Jim Bob spun out 30 feet from the finish as Lynch sped past the checkered flag for the win.
Happy Ferree Wins to Cheers and Jeers
- Avants Wins a Wild One at CNS
- Chris Eggleston Makes Late Race Pass For the Win
- Speedy Ronnie Hults Returns to the Winner's Circle
- Roger Avants Takes His 3rd Consecutive Win
- Eric Holmes Rides the Outside Line to Victory
- Avants makes it two in a row at Colorado National Speedway.
- Crafty Veteran Roger Avants Takes a Wire to Wire Victory
- Chris Eggleston is Sunoco's Champion
- Bear Lynch Claws His Way to Victory
- Ronnie Hults Wins the 2010 Midseason Debacle
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