Happy Ferree Wins to Cheers and Jeers
Sunday, 19 September 2010 16:07Many of the Snap-On Tools Pro Truck contenders had the spirit and talent to take home the win. When a few of the fastest drivers were forced off the track, only Bear Lynch stood between Happy Ferree and the finish line. The determined Ferree kept his cool, earning himself the win and the Pro Truck point lead.
Snap-On Pro Trucks
A ton of talent made up the top 5 to kick off the 30 lap Snap-On Tools Pro Truck Main Event. #74 Cris Muhler had the pole with #34 Rudy Vanderwal on the outside. CNS's white knight #22 Chris Eggleston had the inside of row 2 with our very own black knight #1 Happy Ferree on his outside. #7 Adam Deines had the inside of row 3.
Vanderwal got pushed to the wayside as Muhler, Ferree and Eggkeston made a three way break for the lead. Soon #41 Bear Lynch joined the party up front. Muhler was maintaining a slight advantage over Ferree while Eggleston and Lynch rode fender to fender close behind. Suddenly, Eggleston made a break for the lead on the inside of Ferree. Contact between Eggleston, Muhler and Ferree brought on caution and the group lined up for a double file restart. Eggleston's vehicle sustained significant damage and was towed off the track. Cris Muhler elected to to take the outside on the restart but technical difficulties forced Muhler to fall back several places leaving the lead wide open for Happy to take. Pretty soon Lynch put on a show for the crowd, pulling up on Happy's inside. He rocketed ahead passing Happy, to lead laps 19 and 20 but Happy took back the lead going along the back stretch at lap 21. Cris Muhler's machine broke down completely at lap 24 and Ferree lined it back up with Lynch for a double file restart. In typical fashion, Ferree opted for the outside. When the race resumed, Bear Lynch wouldn't let Ferree gain an inch of ground! Ferree pulled ahead with only one lap to go and took the win and the lead in Pro Truck points.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
The competition in the Late Model division is always fierce and Saturday Sept 18th at Colorado National Speedway, was no exception. By the 22nd lap of the 40 lapper, #31 Rick Smith, #74 Dan Savage, #42 Ronnie Hults, #27 Roger Avants and #39 Jack Nugent were locked in a heated race for the win. Rick Smith found the fastest line and by lap 37 he had a 5 car length lead over Savage and Avants who were drag racing for 2nd. Smith took his first win of the season followed by Avants, Savage, Nugent and Eggleston.
Two Doors Down Figure 8s
#67 Keith Swenson started on the pole but was sent to the rear of the field after colliding with one of the barriers. #23 Big Al Duran, #4 Joe Matlock, and #24 Joe Martinez made quick work of #50 Justin McKeachie but in the lead, #52 Jared Wall appeared to be running the faster line.
At lap 4 Duran and Matlock passed Jared Wall and drag raced through 4 laps with Duran coming out on top. At lap 9 the leaders approached lapped traffic. By lap 13, cars were blindly careening through the X thanks to a spin out that kicked up a dirt smoke screen. The yellow flag flew, ushering in a single file restart. When racing resumed, Big Al maintained the lead but he spun out at lap 17 and was sent to the rear of the field. With Duran out of the way, Matlock and Martinez were primed to duke it out for the win. Martinez was locked to the heels of Joe Matlock as they blazed through the last 3 laps. Matlock took the win followed immediately by Martinez.
After 2 laps #62 Jim Bob Rogers had the lead while #46 Blackie Blackard, #98 Lee Kemmit, #6 Tommy Roe, and #41 Bear Lynch rode in a tight pack competing for position behind him. At lap 11 Jim Bob approached lapped traffic followed by Blackard, Roe, Lynch and Kemmit. A yellow flag lined the gang up for a restart and Jim Bob elected to take the outside. Rogers made short work of Blackie, taking a 6 car length lead after only one lap. With only 3 laps to go, hard charger #8 Jeff Walbaum moved into 6th from his start in 14th. Jim Bob took the win followed by Blackie and Tommy Roe.
Sunoco Grand American Modifieds
#08 Jace Hansen used the first 6 laps of the Sunoco Race Fuel Grand American Modified A-Main Event to find the line into a 10 car length lead over his fellow competitors. At lap 17 the leaders approached lapped traffic. Hansen stuck his lead for the win.
The last school bus race of the season is sure to go down in short track racing history and the only way to know what happened was to have been here yourself!
1 #4 JOE MATLOCK, AURORA, 2 #24 JOE MARTINEZ, CENTENNIAL, 3 #52 JARED WALL, COMMERCE CITY, 4 #50 JUSTIN MCKEACHIE, 5 #03 LUKE ZIKE, MORRISON, 6 #28 VICTOR JOHNSEN, NORTHGLENN, 7 #20 LANCE PROCTOR, 8 #5 DENNIS SUMMERS, 9 #69 TAMMY TOTOS, COMMERCE CITY, 10 #66 JOHN MARTELLO, DENVER, 11 #8 X MATT WILLAMS, ARVADA, 12 #23 AL DURAN, LAKEWOOD, 13 #67 KEITH SWENSON, AURORA, 14 #17 HARRY LIVERMORE JR, ENGLEWOOD, 15 #81 DAVID SMITH, ENGLEWOOD
1 #08 JACE HANSEN, 2 #77 JEFFREY HANSEN, 3 #44 JUSTIN CASE, 4 #69 FOREST SMITH, 5 #11 TOM EVANS, 6 #22 MICHAEL CASTAGNO, 7 #51 X BRADLEY TILTON, 8 #31 NATHAN GASSER, 9 #26 X MINDY McCARD, 10 #4 MARK SOPR, 11 #71 JIM STIVALETTA, 12 #52 CHRIS CULLEN, 13 #27 MICHAEL HATHAWAY
1 #1 HAPPY FERREE, WINDSOR, 2 #41 BEAR LYNCH, 3 #27 ROGER AVANTS, LITTLETON, 4 #07 CHRIS LEAF, KERSEY, 5 #7 ADAM DEINES, LONGMONT, 6 #09 X JUSTIN SIMONSON, WHEAT RIDGE, 7 #34 RUDY VANDERWAL, LASALLE, 8 #5 TROY WITTHAR, EASTLAKE, 9 #06 ADAM HILTON, 10 #36 X MATT BURTON, ENGLEWOOD, 11 #53 JEFF STEVENS, 12 #0 BILLY HARKINS, LAKEWOOD, 13 #74 CRISTOFER MUHLER, BRIGHTON, 14 #22 CHRIS EGGLESTON, ERIE, 15 #18 ERIC MEISNER, LAKEWOOD
1 #31 RICHARD SMITH, GERING, NE, 2 #27 ROGER AVANTS, LITTLETON, 3 #74 DAN SAVAGE, AURORA, 4 #39 JACK NUGENT, LAFAYETTE, 5 #22 CHRIS EGGLESTON, ERIE, 6 #42 RONALD HULTS, CENTENNIAL, 7 #08 X JACE HANSEN, EATON, 8 #12 BRUCE YACKEY, GREELEY, 9 #11 DARREN ROBERTSON, COMMERCE CITY, 10 #17 X PAUL DEINES, FREDERICK, 11 #41 X MARK NEFF, EATON, 12 #9 NICK BURTON, ARVADA, 13 #66 DARREN BUCKLEN, GREELEY, 14 #33 EMETT GRAZIER, WHEAT RIDGE, 15 #55 X JESSE RUNKLE, LAKEWOOD, 16 #91 CHRIS ATKINSON, CHEYENNE, WY, 17 #68 RUDY VANDERWAL, 18 #72 ZACH MERRITT
1 #62 JAMES ROGERS, ERIE, 2 #46 ERIC BLACKARD, LAKEWOOD, 3 #6 TOMMY ROE, THORNTON, 4 #98 LEE KEMMIT, THORNTON, 5 #43 STAN GRIFFIN, STRASBURG, 6 #8 JEFFREY WALBAUM, BRIGHTON, 7 #41 BEAR LYNCH, 8 #84 BRUCE BORCHARDT, LAFAYETTE, 9 #17B ROBERT BURTON, 10 #26 DALE REEDER, WESTMINSTER, 11 #38 FRANKIE ESTES, PARKER, 12 #40 JASON TRUJILLO, 13 #3 WADE GROVE, COMMERCE CITY, 14 #49 DENNIS POBANZ, COLORADO SPRINGS, 15 #29 X JAN OXLEY, 16 #44 RANDOLPH MOSSMAN, JOHNSTOWN, 17 #28 ALAN CARTER, THORNTON, 18 #00 STEVEN MAAS, 19 #06 JEFF DEMPEWOLF, 20 #7 DAVID ROE, ELIZABETH, 21 #39 SCOTT ESTES, PARKER, 22 #58 JEFF WEBB, ARVADA, 23 #02 RICHARD HUNT, ARVADA, 24 #67 STEPHANIE BROWN, LITTLETON, 25 #72 X GARY CAGLE, FT COLLINS
1 #13 FLEENOR LANSEN, 2 #27 JERRY SUTHERLAND, 3 #72 WENDY SUTHERLAND, 4 #33 DAVID WALZ, 5 #26 NICK MARTINEZ, 6 #69 RANDY BARNES