Darren Bucklen Makes it Two Wins in a Row!
Saturday, 09 April 2011 19:06
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: 66, 33, 27, 54, 39
#66 Darren Bucklen of Greeley, CO kicked off the 40 Lap Late Model A Main by taking a massive lead nearly the length of the front stretch. Nearly half way through the race, Bucklen had a comfortable lead but was approaching lapped traffic. With only 15 laps to go, #91 Chris Atkinson of Cheyenne, WY and #99 Brian Murphy made contact going along the front stretch, the ensuing double file restart erased the massive lead of Bucklen and #27 Roger Avants of Littleton, CO. When racing resumed, Bucklen took back his massive lead and a brief battle between #12 Bruce Yackey of Greeley, CO and Roger Avants ended with Yackey in 2nd place. Avants went on to battle with #31 Rick Smith of Gering, NE for the 3rd spot but was bested again as Smith moved past him. Bucklen took the win followed by Yackey, Smith and Roger Avants.
Snap-On Pro Trucks
Starting top 5: 07, 26, 32, 34, 09
#26 Bear Lynch of Denver, CO and #34 Rudy Vanderwal of LaSalle, CO went round and round the oval, dueling for 2nd behind pack leader #07 Chris Leaf. With 10 laps to go, Vanderwal and Lynch we're shuffling back and forth, each racer spending some time in 2nd only to be overtaken moments later. Vanderwal spun out with only 3 laps to go and Bear Lynch made a beeline for Chris Leaf. With only a single lap to go, Lynch had pulled up alongside Leaf for a door handle to door handle race to the finish line. Chris Leaf took the win by only a fraction of a second.
NTC Logistics Super Stocks
Starting top 5: 17, 13, 02, 19, 7
#17 Jeremy Barclay of Brighton, CO started on the pole and maintained a comfortable lead over his competitors. At lap 12 the leaders approached and expertly maneuvered through lapped traffic. With only 2 laps to go #19 Scott Miller of Brighton, CO was battling for 3rd place with #39 Jack Nugent who hails from Lafayette, CO. Miller spun out and was sent to the rear of the field. Barclay opted for the inside of row 1 for the restart. Barclay sprang to the lead when the green flag waved but lost his right rear tire going along the back stretch. Jack Nugent moved into the lead on the restart and rode it to his first CNS victory.
Starting top 5: 16, 8, 66, 3, 58
#3 Wayne Barlock from Eaton, CO leapt to the lead from 4th place to start the 25 lap Main Event, quickly fending off both #66 Kyle Clegg of Westminster, CO and #8 Jon Krizman of Loveland, CO. A spin brought on a double-file restart. After 3 laps of drag racing, Clegg retook the lead. His time out front was short lived as he got loose allowing Krizman to pass him on the inside. Krizman also passed Clegg taking 2nd just behind Barlock. Another spin out brought on another restart. This time, Barlock rocketed to the lead and Clegg beat out Krizman for the 2nd spot. Half way through the Main Event, Clegg and Barlock got into each other going through turn 4. Clegg hit the wall hard but he emerged from the wreck unscathed. His vehicle was totaled and his night came to an end. The race started up again with Barlock on the pole, Krizman had the outside of row one followed by #58 Kyle Ray of Littleton, CO and #13 Pete Dellarco. After a brief scuffle, Barlock took the lead. With only 9 laps to go, Barlock spun out coming through turn 4, dropping back 10 spots. Krizman sped into an easy lead, #13 Pete Dellarco and #58 Kyle Ray drag raced 15 car lengths behind. Dellarco suffered a malfunction on the last lap, allowing hard charger Wayne Barlock back into the top 3. Krizman won the race followed by Kyle Ray and Wayne Barlock.
It was another wild night with a field of 6 CRAZY Trains in the X. You've Gotta Be Here to see the insanity for yourself!
1 #8 Jon Krizman, 2 #58 Kyle Ray, 3 #3 Wayne Barlock, 4 #47 David Hondel, 5 #78 Brittany Duncan, 6 #34 Chris Simons-Cooper, 7 #6 Scotty Scott, 8 #7 Corey Seip, 9 #84 Mike Webber, 10 #96 Rick Rusk, 11 #16 Timothy Faatz, 12 #23 Michael Morris, 13 #85 Cole MacEwen, 14 #18 Brian McCartney, 15 #44 Kevin Kurtz, 16 #07 Bill Seip, 17 #37 David Richard, 18 #13 Peter Dellarco, 19 #77 Brandon Moore, 20 #71 Craig Coughlin, DNF #66 Kyle Clegg, DNF #1 Eric Stedman, DNF #06 Mike Gallegos, DNF #25 Adam Pechman
1 #39 Jack Nugent, 2 #13 Jason Morris, 3 #09 John Patee, 4 #15 Troy Witthar, 5 #61 John Humphrey, 6 #7 Ethan Penrod, 7 #19 Scott Miller, 8 #8 Ryan Moser, 9 #0 Andrew Mues, 10 #43 Rob Sears, 11 #95 Todd Finley, DNF #02 Darrell Smith, DNF #05 David Rothrock, DNF #6 Brent Holliday, DNF #17 Jeremy Barclay, DNF #23 Harry Livermore, DNF #77 Kevin Keller, DNF #08 Jace Hansen, DNF #25 Kathy Calkins, DNF #75, Emilio Abeyta, DNF #24 David Coblentz, DNF #71 Kent Stubbe, DNF #90 Kyle Patee, DNF #99 Ryan Raley
1 #07 Chris Leaf, 2 #26 Bear Lynch, 3 #36 Matt Burton, 4 #27 Roger Avants, 5 #32 Mark Neff, 6 #11 Steve Johnson, 7 #5 Troy Whittar, 8 #09 Justin Simonson, 9 #84 Bruce Borchardt, 10 #06 Adam Hilton, 11 #34 Rudy Vanderwal, DNF #04 Bobby Durand
1 #66 Darren Bucklan, 2 #12 Bruce Yackey, 3 #31 Rick Smith, 4 #27 Roger Avants, 5 #74 Dan Savage, 6 #54 Joe James Jr, 7 #33 Emett Grazier, 8 #91 Chris Atkinson, 9 #7 Adam Deines, 10 #55 Jesse Runkle, 11 #84 Matt Zwingelberg, 12 #39 Jack Nugent, DNF #13 Joni Cowan, DNF #99 Brian Murphy, DNF #12x Jace Hansen, DNF #68 Chris Leaf, DNF #90 Frank Denning