Jim Bob Rogers and Cris Muhler Shine for Part 1 of the Midseason Championship
Among the talent at Colorado National Speedway, Adam Deines, Blackie Blackard, Chris Leaf and Happy Ferree all brought their A Game for the first night of the Independence Day marathon. But Jim Bob Rogers and Cris Muhler just couldn't be taken down.
#62 Jim Bob Rogers started the 30 lap Sportsman A Main on the pole. #99 Nick Brinlee had the outside of row 1. In row 2 #39 Scott Estes had the inside with #38 Frankie Estes on his outside. At lap 10 our point leader #64 Blackie Blackard had taken 2nd place behind Jim Bob, #6 Tommy Roe had 3rd. Try as Blackie might, Jim Bob had a solid hold on his lead and rode it the remaining 20 laps to victory. Blackard took 2nd followed by Roe and #8 Jeff Walbaum.
Roger Avants Takes His First 2010 Late Model Win
Mere inches separated the top 4 Late Models during their grueling 20 lap battle for the win. "The Ice Man" Roger Avants stole the lead at the very end, locking in his first A Main win of the season.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
Points leader #42 Ronnie Hults left the track before the race started. #27 Roger Avants and #31 Rick Smith had an exciting 19 lap drag race with #12 Bruce Yackey following closely behind. A pile up along the back stretch brought on a red flag. Among the cars involved were the #22 of Chris Eggleston and the #48 of Ed Vecchiarelli Jr, both drivers were towed off the track. When the race resumed, you could throw a blanket over the top 4. Hansen, Smith, Yackey and #11 Darren Robertson raced in tight formation. Robertson backed off the battle for 3rd, paving the way for Yackey. Meanwhile, Avants won the battle for the lead over Rick Smith. At the finish it was Avants followed by Smith, Yackey and Darren Robertson
Chris Eggleston Takes His 1st Late Model Win of the Season
Chris Eggleston holds off Darren Robertson through 50 laps of A-Main racing for his 1st Late Model win of the 2010 season.
Speedy's Autos Late Models
After a brief tussle with #12 Bruce Yackey and #11 Darren Robertson, #22 Chris Eggleston broke away for the lead. Eggleston hit lapped traffic at lap 15 while Yackey and Robertson duked it out for 2nd. A yellow flag signaled a double file restart. Eggleston had the lead, Robertson in 2nd, Yackey in 3rd, #74 Dan Savage in 4th and #31 Rick Smith was in 5th. Eggleston took the outside for the restart, edging out Darren Robertson for the lead by a nose. Eggleston and Robertson stretched out their lead over the rest of the field. With 25 laps of racing to go, it looked like Robertson had a chance of toppling NASCAR up-and-comer Chris Eggleston. Chris Eggleston did a magnificent job, fending off the ever approaching Robertson. At the checkered it was Eggleston for the win. Robertson took 2nd as he crossed the checkered at Chris's side. Bruce "The Moose" Yackey took 3rd.
No Hat-Trick for Ronnie Hults as Dan Savage Rides 3 Wide to Victory
They raced fast, they raced clean, they raced THREE WIDE, but only one rode to victory. Dan Savage fought fierce, finding the fastest line around the oval with Ronnie Hults and Bruce Yackey hot on his heels.
A Photo Finish Win for Sportsman Driver Bruce Borchardt
Dodging talented drivers, lapped cars and fireballs (no joke) Bruce Borchardt, Blackie Blackard and Jim Bob Rogers made the 40 lap Sportsman A Main an event to remember. A hair-raising last lap pass over Blackie Blackard lead Borchardt to victory.
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