It was a night of thrills and spills at CNS as cars wrecked and a past champ returned to the oval for a Mother's day race that most moms won't soon forget!
Gillett Veterinary Clinic Late Models
Starting Top 5: 12, 74, 27, 42, 31
The Late Models didn't disappoint, putting on a show for the ages as #12 Bruce Yackey, #74 Dan Savage and #42 Ronnie Hults shuffled back and forth in an epic battle for the lead. Yackey's time in 1st was short lived but not easily given up as "Speedy" Ronnie Hults and "The Savage Man" Dan Savage ganged up on the multiple time CNS Late Model championship winner and passed him with 25 laps to go in the 40 lap event. #90 Frank Denning spun out in turn 2 bringing on caution and a double file restart. The leader Dan Savage opted to take the outside on the restart. It was a wise tactic against Hults who has a penchant for taking down competitors via the outside. Savage took the lead but Hults found his groove on the inside and pulled up for an old fashioned drag race. Not a moment after Ronnie snagged the lead, Grazier and Fisbeck got together bringing on caution. The fate of Dan Savage seemed sealed when Ronnie opted for the outside on the restart. Racing resumed and Hults shot to a 5 car length lead but contact between hard charger #66 Darren Bucklen and #27 Roger Avants sent Avants careening into the wall between turns 3 and 4. A pile up ensued and severe damage to the #27 and #66 machines ended both drivers chances at winning the feature. Racing resumed with Hults back on the outside of row 1 and subsequently back into the lead. Hults took the win followed by Dan Savage, Bruce Yackey and #55 Jesse Runkle.
Pair-A-Dice Interior Finishes Sportsman
A stellar field of 18 Sportsman cars rolled out on to the track to headline the CNS Spring Fling with car number 26 Bear Lynch and 84 Bruce Borchardt on the front row. Right from the get go Bear Lynch built a commanding lead on the field yet with two thirds of the race complete Bruce Borchardt was not letting Bear out of his sights. As the leaders approached lapped traffic Borchardt was able to catch the leader Bear Lynch but Bear wasn't about to give up his chance to win another main event and he hung on to win followed by 84 Borchardt, 6 Roe, 8 Walbaum, and Stan Griffin in the 43 machine rounded out the top five.
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.
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.
- F40 tires will be allowed for use on the right side of the cars. Tires appropriately sized to achieve stagger will be available.
- The rear spoiler height will be increased to a maximum of 10 inches tall. The width measurement will remain the same. The rear spoiler must be constructed of a minimum of 1/8” thick (3/16” material is recommended) clear Lexan or Acrylic and may incorporate end caps, not to exceed the height of the top of the spoiler. Metal spoilers in excess of five inches tall will not be allowed for driver visibility from behind. A maximum of a two inch wicker bill will be allowed. Three forward mounted braces will be allowed for adjustment and security. There will be no rule pertaining to a required angle of the spoiler.
- A spoiler/splitter on the front of the car will be allowed to a maximum of 600 square inches. The spoiler must be under the bumper area, adequately supported and reasonable caution must be used to avoid sharp outer edges. Airfoils or wings will not be allowed. The front spoiler must only control the flow of air over a single surface and be constructed of aluminum. Mounting structure must be steel. Mounting will be subject to CNS approval. No rules will apply initially to the angles of the spoiler.
Colorado National Speedway Track Operator
Director of Competition & Tech
- NEW Food and Beverage Policy at CNS
- Racers, please get your transponders as early as possible.
- Transponder mounting guidelines for all Divisions
- Tire rule change affecting the Sportsman and Figure 8 divisions
- COLORADO NATIONAL SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES EXCITING CHANGES FOR 2011
- COLORADO NATIONAL SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES TRANSPONDERS FOR 2011
- Hydraulic roller camshafts rule change.
- Motor Oils Are Changing, Again Get The Facts
- 2011 COLORADO NATIONAL SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
- 2011 Official CNS Rule Book
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