The 2009 season at Colorado National Speedway is winding down to a close. Only 4 nights of racing remain, making these last few bouts crucial to the point leaders in every division. After missing more than 20% of this year’s main events thanks to weather related cancellations, every driver at Colorado National Speedway is eager to make each and every one of these last few races count. The situation couldn’t be better for action-hungry NASCAR race fans. As the season nears closer to its end, the competition becomes more unpredictable at every turn around the oval.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009
THE WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE
10035 SOUTH PEORIA STREET
PARKER, COLORADO 80134
COCKTAILS 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. ATRIUM & MEZZANINE LEVEL
DINNER - 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. GRAND HALL
AWARDS CEREMONY - 7:30 – 8:30
MUSIC & DANCING TILL MIDNIGHT
$55.00 PER PERSON - EVENT INCLUDES FULL ACCESS TO THE BLUE JEANS TO TUX & TAILS WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE MUSEUM AND EXHIBITS
Tickets are required for the entire evenings events and must be purchased in advance. For additional information and credit card reservations please call Colorado National Speedway at (303) 828-0116.
Please RSVP no later than October 1, 2009 as seating is limited.
CNS has negotiated a discounted rate with a local hotel for any of our guests that would like to stay:
Courtyard by Marriot Denver South/Park Meadows 8320 South Valley Highway, Englewood, CO 80112 - (720) 895-0300 – Tell them you are a guest of the Colorado National Speedway Awards Banquet at The Wildlife Experience. $69.00/Night (King or Dbl/Dbl), Late Check-out of 1:00 p.m., 50% off voucher at check-in for the Breakfast Buffet. Free shuttle to and from the hotel and The Wildlife Experience from 5:30 p.m. – midnight
It was retro night at Colorado National Speedway on August 29th. The vintage cars were on display at the front gates, the mod coupes raced wingless, and mother nature tagged along as always to give us a little sprinkle before the main events. Thousands of fans packed the grandstands (umbrellas ready), pumped to see the Sportsman headline the evening’s main events.
Currently leading the Comfort Shack Sportsman is Jim Bob Rogers with 292 points, followed by Tommy Roe at 284 and Jeffrey Walbaum with 279 points. Not far behind are Blacky Blackard with 249 points and Jeff Webb at 236. The talented Nick Brinlee and rookie Doug Jensen are riding close behind.
The much anticipated, 30 lap, Sportsman A Main kicked off with a bang as #99 Nicholas Brinlee and #98 Lee Kemmit sped away for 1st and 2nd respectively, leading the massive field of 25 cars. #62 Jim Bob Rogers raced up past Kemmit with ease as #46 Blackie Blackard, who started in 8th place joined the fray. Contact in turn 4 drove Frankie Estes into the wall and the ensuing yellow lined Brinlee and Jim Bob up. When the race resumed, Jim Bob and Blackie, passed Brinlee. Soon, Blackie rode along the outside of Jim Bob, but Blackie got loose and Jim Bob sped off. The tides turned for Blackie as a yellow flag closed the distance between him and Jim Bob Rogers. It only took 5 laps for Blackie to steal the lead from Jim Bob. Good ol’ Jim Bob wouldn’t give up though, sticking with him and nearly passing him along the front stretch at the very last lap. But it was Blackie Blackard (the guy who just two weeks ago, said that damage to his car could take him out of the 2009 season altogether) who passed the checkered first, winning by a nose!
The Rocky's Autos Late Models kicked things off with qualifying. #22 Chris Eggleston hot off his win at Dixie Motor Speedway in the ASA Late Model Series Northern Division didn't miss a beat and set quicktime with a blazing fast 16.003.
In the first of two main events for the Sunoco Fuel Grand American Modifieds car #44 Justin Case and car #69 Forest Smith started on the front row. Forest Smith had mechanical issues at the drop of the green which caused major jockeying of positions on lap one. Shawn Trackwell in the number 16 spun causing a chain reaction and several cars were damaged and unable to continue. Justin Case pressured Ed Vecchiarelli lap after lap in the early stages of the race but crafty Ed Vecchiarelli held him at bay. Car #95 Dave Finley and the #08 of series points leader Jace Hanson battled for 3rd place. But at the checkered flag it was veteran driver Ed Vecchiarelli taking the first feature win of the night.
Not to be outdone by his father Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. in car #48 won his ever late model feature event at Colorado National Speedway. Twenty two rocket fast Rocky's Autos Late Models took the track for the first of two 40 lap main events. After an early yellow, surprise leader Ed Vecchiarell Jr. paced the field with Darren Robertson right behind. On lap nine Ed Jr. got loose and Darren went low to take the lead. At lap 24, series points leader Chris Muhler spins down the back stretch after contact with #31 Rick Smith bringing out the caution. On the double file restart Ed Vecchiarelli Jr. used the outside line to gain the lead over Darren Robertson and at the stripe it was Ed Vecchiarell Jr. winning his first ever late model main event.
Don't miss the next two events at Colorado National Speedway. The season is winding down but the action at CNS is heating up! Saturday,
August 22, 2009 - RIDE 911 MEMORIAL RIDE AND TRIBUTE RACE
We are very pleased to welcome back for the 5th year the Ride 911 Motorcycle Ride. All individuals, clubs or anyone with any kind of a bike are welcome to participate in this great Memorial Ride honoring those who were killed on September 11, 2001. Event starts and ends at Colorado National speedway. Registration includes a 2 ½ hour ride, laps on the track upon returning and dinner in the VIP hospitality area. Registration starts at 1pm and the ride starts at 3pm. $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. So come out and enjoy this GREAT annual event at CNS. Registration begins at 1pm – Ride at 3pm. Go to their website for additional info. www.ride911.com
Saturday, August 29, 2009 - COLORADO HALL OF FAME AND CVOR RACE OF CHAMPIONS
Colorado National Speedway is very honored to host the2009 Colorado Hall of Fame Inductees. At intermission CHOF will be inducting the Gene and Gerda Hefley Family, George Butland, Alan Batt and JohnnyWitthar. Race fans come and meet the people and their families that have been so important to racing at CNS and Colorado. Also check out the display of vintage race cars with the Colorado Vintage Oval Racers club who will also take some laps at intermission prior to the presentation of the 2009 Inductees
But wait... there's more!!!
Sunday, August 30, 2009 – NEXT DAY JOHNNY WITTHAR RACERS REUNION
And the next day Colorado Vintage Oval Racers presents the “Johnny Witthar Racers Reunion” here at CNS. The reunion takes place from 11am to 4pm in the pits and everyone is welcome. There will be cars of all kinds. Anyone with a custom car, street rod, rat rod, bike as well as vintage and current race cars are welcome to attend. So bring out that really cool car or bike you have sitting in your garage and join in on the fun. . It will be a great day to meet and do a little “bench racing” with the best.
AUGUST 30th EVENT IS FREE AND CONCESSION STAND WILL BE OPEN!
- Paulie Harraka Takes His First Win at the NASCAR Toyota/Napa Camping World Series West
- Camping World West at Colorado National Speedway
- It's Déjà vu for the Whelen NASCAR Knock-Out as Hults and Robertson Each Take Home Another Win.
- Robertson and Hults Win the Performance Wheel & Tire and USG Asphalt Assault
- Cris Muhler Pulls Out Another Win at the Coors Light Late Model Twin 40s
- CNS Rainout Policy
- Rocky's Auto Car Show!
- The Moose Wins the Camping World Summer Shoot-Out
- Racing and Rat Rods
- Muhler & Yackey win the Front Range Dodge Dealer Mid-Season Championship Finale.
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