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Old 04-22-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Eggleston, Yackey, Avants, and Smith, thrill the CNS fans in Late Model opener

(Dacono, CO - 04-21-2012) The Gillett Vet Late Models made their 2012 season debut and the large crowd at Colorado National Speedway were treated to one of the best night's of racing in years. Chris Eggleston, Bruce Yackey, Roger Avants, and Rick Smith, all crossed the finish line within feet of one another with Eggleston just barely out in front taking the victory.

by - Eric Guttormson

Gillett Vet Late Models
An incredible field of Late Models was on hand to open the 2012 Gillett Vet Late Model season at Colorado national Speedway. Multi time champions #12 Bruce Yackey took the early lead with #27 Roger "the ice man" Avants in tow. Youngsters #22 Chris Eggleston and #11 Darren Robertson held 3rd and 4th but #31 Rick Smith was working his way to front in a furious pace. Eggleston worked his way passed Avants for 2nd and began to track down race leader Yackey. With less than 10 laps to go Yackey, Eggleston and Smith were running nose to tail and while it seemed that Smith may have had the fastest car he wasn't able to overtake either Eggleston or Yackey.

With just 6 laps to go the yellow flag came out setting up a 6 lap shoot out bringing the large CNS crowd to their feet. Yackey elected to take the inside on the restart and Eggleston was along side. In the final laps of the race the top 4 drivers thrilled the fans running within inches of one another. Eggleston was edging Yackey on the outside through the corners yet each lap Yackey would pull up along side Chris on the front straight. The top four cars crossed the finish line in a tight pack and it was the black and orange #22 of Chris Eggleston taking the win, followed closely by #12 Bruce Yackey, #27 Roger Avants, #31 Rick Smith, and #39 Jack Nugent rounded out the top 5.

FAST DASH WINNER: #12 Bruce Yackey
DASH WINNER: #74 Dan Savage
QUICK TIME: #22 Chris Eggleston 16.203

NTC Logistics Super Stocks
#3 Michael Cox led the first 19 laps of the Super Stock main event but a late race caution flag setup a classic CNS style double file restart. On the restart #13 "Racin" Jason Morris and Cox raced side by side until Morris finally secured the lead just in time to take the win. Cox came in 2nd, #61 John Humphry was 3rd, #88 David Rothrock was 4th and surprising rookie 6x Josh Parker was 5th.

FAST DASH WINNER: #3 Michael Cox
DASH WINNER: #77 Kevin Keller
QUICK TIME: #13 Jason Morris 19.565

RMLRA Legend Cars
There was a wild start to the Legend main event when car #21 Ryan Jones and #44 Kevin Kurtz made contact coming out of turn 2 sending Kurtz upside down and end over end down the back straightaway. A nervous crowd cheered in relief when it was announced that Kevin was okay, sadly his car suffered major damage. After the restart last years champ #66 Kyle Clegg grabbed the lead but #06 Mike Gallegos was not about to let him run away with the race and hounded him lap after lap. Behind Clegg and Gallegos a great battle for 3rd place heated up between #58 Kyle Ray, #22 Chris Eggleston and #08 Jace Hanson held 5th spot. With 7 laps to go race leader Clegg bobbled coming out of turn 2 and #06 Mike Gallegos assumed the lead. Gallegos was able to masterfully navigate lapped traffic and took the checkered flag. #66 Clegg barely held off 3rd place #58 Ray for 2nd while #22 Eggleston was a close 4th and #08 Jace Hanson was 5th.

FAST DASH WINNER: #66 Kyle Clegg
DASH WINNER: #7 Corey Seip
QUICK TIME: #66 Kyle Clegg 19.009

A Comfort Shack Figure 8s
John Martello had the pole position in the A Comfort Shack Figure 8's in his green and black Camaro but it was last years Figure 8 champ #24 Joe Martinez who quickly jumped out to an early lead. After just 5 laps Martinez had built a massive lead over #26 Nick Martinez and #50 Justin Mckeachie. After a few close calls in the "X" Joe cruised to an easy win followed by #50 Justin Mckeachie, #15 Jereme Wall, and #26 Nick Martinez.

DASH WINNER: #24 Joe Martinez

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Late Models
1. 22 Chris Eggleston 09 Chevy Erie CO
2. 12 Bruce Yackey 12 Impala Greeley CO
3. 27 Roger Avants 2010 Monte Carlo Littleton CO
4. 31 Rick Smith 08 Monte Carlo Gering NE
5. 39 Jack Nugent 05 Impala Lafayette CO
6. 7 Adam Deines 97 Cutlass Longmont CO
7. 54 Joe James Jr '08 Monte Carlo Denver CO
8. 74 Dan Savage 08 SS Aurora CO
9. 91 Chris Atkinson Cheyenne WY
10. 11 Darren Robertson 12 Impala Westminster CO
11. 37 Derek Murphy
12. 33 Emett Grazier Monte Carlo Wheatridge CO
13. 6 Dominic Ursetta Arvada CO
14. 51 Eric Meisner 06 Camry Brighton CO
15. 55 Jesse Runkle 08 Monte Carlo Lakewood CO
16. 14 Mark Bybee Littleton CO
17. 99B Nicholas Brimlee Broomfield CO
18. 99 Kyle Shanahan
19. 4 Bradley Tilton Cheyenne WY
DNF 78 Darren Crocker '11 Impala Brighton CO
DNF 84 Matt Zwingelberg Aurora CO
22 66 Darren Bucklan 11 Monte Carlo Greeley CO
DNF 08 Jace Hansen Evans CO

RMLRA Legends
1. 06 Mike Gallegos Wheatridge CO
2. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster CO
3. 58 Kyle Ray Littleton CO
4. 22 Chris Eggleson Erie CO
5. 08 Jace Hansen
6. 13 Peter Dellarco Highlands Ranch CO
7. 77 Brandon Moore Colorado Springs CO
8. 6 Scotty Scott
9. 85 Cole MacEwen Fort Collins CO
10. 47 David Hondel Cheyenne WY
11. 7 Corey Seip
12. 3 Wayne Barlock
13. 14 Jereme Wall Commerce City CO
14. 33 Ryan Gaylord Lakewood CO
15. 07 Bill Seip
16. 37 Garrett Richard Peyton CO
17. 46 Zach Witherwax
18. 4 Brad Tilton Cheyenne WY
19. 71 Craig Coughlin Westminster CO
20. 36 Josh Richard Peyton CO
DNF 34 Chris Simons-Cooper Frederick CO
DNF 19 Larry Pachello Wheatridge CO
DNF 21 Ryan Jones
DNF 44 Kevin Kurtz Brighton CO
DNF 25 Adam Pechman Morrison CO
DNS 11 Jessica Savage Aurora CO

Super Stocks
1. 13 Jason Morris 77 Nova Lakewood CO
2. 3 Michael Cox 84 Grand Nat'l Littleton CO
3. 61 John Humphrey 79 Monte Carlo Cheyenne WY
4. 88 David Rothrock 82 Caprice Golden CO
5. 6X Josh Parker 79 Malibu Broomfield CO
6. 02 Darrell Smith 85 Caprice Littleton CO
7. 84L Bill Lesmerises 83 Regal Colorado Springs CO
8. 95 Todd Finley 78 Nova Brighton CO
9. 77 Kevin Keller 79 Nova Englewood CO
10. 99 Ryan Raley 77 Monte Carlo Thornton CO
11. 25 Kathy Calkins 78 Monte Carlo Denver CO
12. 14 Jimmy Hunt 76 Monte Carlo Brighton CO
13. 90 Kyle Patee 75 Chevelle Thornton CO
14. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand 87 Caprice Arvada CO
15. 76 Russell Darnell 78 Grand Prix Dacono CO
16. 83 Greg Wohlcke 83 Monte Carlo Westminster CO
17. 18 Billy Nealon Arvada CO
18. 4 Dusty Fisher
DNF 42 David Witzke
DNF 10d Lloyd Demp Wolf
DNF 71s Harry Livermore 85 Monte Carlo Denver CO

Figure 8s
1. 24 Joe Martinez 08 Monte Carlo Centennial CO
2. 50 McKeachie
3. 15 Jereme Wall 72 Chevy
4. 26 Nick Martinez
5. 23 Harry Livermore
6. 20 Lance Proctor
7. 28 Victor Johnson 03 Monte Carlo Northglenn
8. 03 Luke Zike
9. 66 John Martello
DNF 81 Dave Smith
DNF 86 Shirley Thompson 77 Camaro Northglenn Co
DNS 95 Doc Floyd
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Rocky Mountain Legends Racing Association April 24, 2012

Harold Kraus

Opening night for the RMLRA at Colorado National Speedway last night, and twenty-six Legends were on hand. You could not have asked for a better day of weather as this warm sunny day in April provided plenty of good racing for the Legends. A short meeting for RMLRA drivers with an CNS official to explain the new procedure of qualifying for races took place after a practice session on the track. It looks like it was what many drivers wanted. #66 Kyle Clegg had the top qualifying speed with a time of 19.009. In the feature race seven drivers would get under Kyleʼs time.

In the feature race Kyle Clegg (2011 CNS champion) jumped off to a lead and held it for many laps. Mike Gallegos a veteran Legend driver moved up close and became a contender for several laps finally passing him and weaving through heavy traffic, to become the first RMLRA winner of the season by 1.523 seconds better than Clegg. The 2011, RMLRA champion Kyle Ray finished third, with Chris Eggleston and Jace Hansen the top five finishers.

We did have a red flag on the second lap of the race when #44 Kevin Kurtz and #21 Ryan Jones made contact on the back straight away with Kurtz suffering major damage. It looked like he got on top of the car of Jones and eventually rolled on his top. Both drivers were attended to by the medical staff. I talked with Ray Jones this afternoon and he passed along to me that Ryan was ok and at the time, they had the car in shop under repair. In talking with Kevin Sunday afternoon, he was stiff and sore in spots. His race car is badly damaged but said that he will try to be back in about a month. When the track went back to green flag racing the race went green the rest of the race.

Our next race is scheduled for May 5, 2012 at Colorado National Speedway. Races will start one hour later starting in May.

Making their first start in a Legend car Saturday,
#14 Jereme Wall
#33 Ryan Gaylord
#36 Garrett Richard
#37 Josh Richard
#19 Larry Pachello
#21 Ryan Jones
#11 Jessica Savage

Remember that Sportsmanship is a necessity in our division. We are all in it for the fun.

Feature Results 25 laps
1. #06 Mike Gallegos 18.657
2. #66 Kyle Clegg 18.628
3. #58 Kyle Ray 18.688
4. #22 Chris Eggleston 18.720
5. #08 Jace Hansen 18.830
6. #13 Pete Dellarco 18.931
7. #77 Brandon Moore 18.929
8. #6 Scotty Scott
9. #85 Cole MacEwen
10. #47 David Hondel
11. #7 Corey Seip
12. #3 Wayne Barlock
13. #14 Jereme Wall
14. #33 Ryan Gaylord-1
15. #07 Bill Seip-1
16. #37 Garrett Richard-1
17. #46 Zach Witherwax-1
18. #4 Brad Tilton-1
19. #71 Craig Coughlin-1
20. #36 Josh Richard-2
21. #34 Chris Simons-Cooper-3
22. #19 Larry Pachello-17
23. #21 Ryan Jones-24
24. Kevin Kurtz-24
25. #25 Adam Pechman -24
#11 Jessica Savage DNS

Trophy Dash
1. Corey Seip
2. Ryan Gaylord
3. Chris Simons-Cooper
4. Brad Tilton
5. Jereme Wall
6. Ryan Jones
7. Garrett Richard
8. Kevin Kurtz
9. Craig Coughlin
10. Josh Richard
11. Larry Pachello
12. Zach Witherwax
13. Jessica Savage

Legends Fast Dash
1. Kyle Clegg
2. Kyle Ray
3. Mike Gallegos
4. Jace Hansen
5. Scotty Scott
6. Peter Dellarco
7. Wayne Barlock
8. David Hondel
9. Brandon Moore
10. Bill Seip
11. Chris Eggleston
12. Cole MacEwen
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