Sportsman ace Lee Kemmit is a fixture in victory circle this year, Cris Muhler's mod coupe, and Mark Neff's Pro Truck also returned to victory circle. But it was the new faces in victory circle that stole the show on this night. John Humphrey won the Super Stock feature, Tom Evans grabbed the trophy for the Grand American Modifieds, and Jared "Wally" Wall found pay dirt in the Figure 8s.
PICTURE: #61 John Humphrey holds off the field in the Super Stocks to win his first at CNS (Starr photo)
Two weeks in a row Chris Eggleston from Erie Colorado has won both the late model and legend divisions at Colorado National Speedway. In the Late Model feature event with $4,000 going to the winner, Dan Savage did everything in his power to get by Chris Eggleston but had to settle for second place as young Eggleston had the fast line and took the win.
Gillett Vet Clinic Late Models
#22 Chris Eggleston started up front in the 40 lap Gillett Vet Late Model main event and quickly built a 10 car length lead over 2nd place #66 Darren Bucklen. #11 Darren Robertson and #27 Roger the "ice man" Avants battled for 3rd place yet eventually Robertson secured that spot and began to hunt down Bucklen. Last weeks main event winner #31 Rick Smith dove inside Robertson to move into 3rd place as Eggleston extended his lead to over a straightaway. By the end of the race Eggleston simply coasted to the finish as he had a massive 5 second lead over Bucklen who took second. Rick Smith was 3rd, Darren Robertson was 4th and #27 Roger Avants grabbed the final spot in the top five.
Qualifying race winners: #66 Darren Bucklen & #22 Chris Eggleston
GILLETT VET CLINIC LATE MODELS
An impressive field of Gillett Vet Clinic Late Models lined up for a 40 lap main event with #31 Rick Smith and #12 Bruce Yackey on the front row. Rick Smith built an early 10 car lead on Yackey who was getting heavy pressure from #74 Dan Savage. The battle for second place brought the CNS crowd to their feet as Yackey, Savage, #78 Darren Crocker, #27 Roger Avants, #95 Dave Finley, #83s Jim Sikes Jr. were all within striking distance. Unfortunately for Avants, he suffered mechanical problems sending a shower of sparks into the night sky ending his night. On the restart Yackey was able to gain the lead over Smith but that lead was short lived as Smith reasserted himself into the top spot. At the finish it was #31 Rick Smith, #74 Dan Savage, #12 Bruce Yackey, #78 Darren Crocker, and #11 Darren Robertson rounded out the top 5.
Qualifying race winners: #31 Rick Smith & #12 Bruce Yackey
Drivers entered to date for this years Challenge Cup XXXVII.
#00 Steve Maas
#08 Mike Gallegos
#3 Randy Gastineau
#4 Bradley Tilton
#7 Adam Deines
#7m Robert Myer
#11 Darren Robertson
#12 Bruce Yackey
#17 Paul Deines
#22 Chris Eggleston
#27 Roger Avants
#31 Rick Smith
#39 Jack Nugent
#54 Joe James Jr.
#55 Jesse Runkle
#66 Darren Bucklen
#74 Dan Savage
#77 Dave Finley
#78 Darren Crocker
#83s Jim Sikes
#84 Matt Zwingelberg
#84b Bruce Borchardt
#91 Chris Atkinson
#95 Todd Finley
#95m Cris Muhler
#108 Jace Hansen
- Roger Avants holds off Dan Savage winning Chick-Fil-A Night at CNS
- K&N West Series rookie Kwasniewski leads every lap to take the Toyota/NAPA 150
- Rick Smith holds off Ronnie Hults for his first win of the year at CNS
- Ronnie Hults Comes From Behind for Another Late Model Victory
- Lee Kemmit's mastery of CNS continues.
- Challenge Cup XXXVII Lap Sponsors
- Rain claims July 9th races at CNS
- Speedy Ronnie Hults returns to CNS to win the 100 lap MID-SEASON Championship Feature
- Tommy Roe wins night one of the MID-SEASON championship at CNS
- Darren Bucklen rides the high line to victory at CNS
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