(07-21-2018 Dacono CO) The large crowd at Colorado National Speedway were treated to tight racing in every division for the Elite V Saturday Night Showdown. Westminster’s own Kyle Clegg won both the 25 and 30 lap Legend Car features while Cheyenne’s Michael Scott and Greeley’s Brett Yackey came home victorious in the Pro Trucks and Late Models. In the Figure 8s it was Justin McKeachie from Aurora grabbing his second straight win

Elite V Twin Legend Cars

The Legend Cars were the featured division on Elite V Twin Saturday Night Showdown at CNS and a double feature was on tap. The first feature was a 25 lapper and started in ominous fashion with a large crash involving 5 cars in turn 3. #05 Nick Cooper and #13 Jason Hulvey appeared to suffer the most damage yet thankfully none of the drivers were injured.

After the cleanup Kyle Clegg snagged the lead on lap three and set sail. Clegg later gave up the lead to #06 Mike Gallegos and #15 Danny Medina when the 66 got stuck in traffic. Clegg would eventually work his way back to the front after a fantastic battle with Gallegos and Medina and take the win in the first feature.

The second Legend Car feature would be a 30 lap event and the top ten finishers from the first feature would be inverted at the start which placed Clegg in way back tenth position.

#66 Kyle Clegg, #06 Mike Gallegos and #15 Danny Medina and #6 Scotty Scott battle for the lead (Starr photo).

Impressive rookie driver Ryan Rudolph in the #96 car would lead the first portion of the race but started to get loose coming out of turn four giving up the lead to #3 Wayne Barlock Jr.

Eventually Danny Medina who was missing the entire front cowling on the 15 car would pass Barlock for the lead. With less than half of the race remaining Clegg began to battle Medina for the lead and the two drivers put on a great show for the fans. In the final laps it was much like the first feature with Clegg, Medina and Gallagos going toe-to-toe for the victory. Medina was literally giving it everything he had to catch the Clegg often times drifting out of turn four and brushing the wall just to keep the car from spinning Yet try as they might neither Medina nor Gallegos could get around Clegg as he went on to win the second feature. Medina and Gallegos were 2nd and 3rd with Barlock and #21 Ryan Jones being the final cars in the top 5.

#15 Danny Medina gives it one last shot to overtake race winner #66 Kyle Clegg (Starr photo)

The Legend Cars return to action Saturday August 4th.

FEATURE 30 LAPS: #66 Kyle Clegg
FEATURE 25 LAPS: #66 Kyle Clegg
FAST DASH: #66 Kyle Clegg
DASH: #6 Scott Scott
QUICK TIME: #15 Danny Medina 19.011

Snap-On Tools Pro Trucks

It’s shaping up to be a historic season for Cheyenne Wyoming’s Michael Scott. Scott is the current point leader in both the Pro Trucks and the Super Late Models. Michael doesn’t seem to be playing it safe in any way as he powered his way to the front of the feature and won his 4th Pro Truck main event of the season.

Jeff Walbaum in the #8 truck finished second after leading the early portion of the race while #9 Curtis Heldenbrand grabbed an impressive 3rd place. #43 Kody Vanderwal was the fastest truck on the track at the finish but had to settle for 4th place just ahead of Brian Yackey in the #22 truck.

With the feature win Scott completed the clean sweep of the event also winning the fast dash and setting quick time with a 17.424.

The Pro Trucks return to action August 4th.

FEATURE: #82 Michael Scott
DASH: #82 Michael Scott
QUICK TIME: #82 Michael Scott 17.424

Galitz Transportation Late Models

Greeley’s Brett Yackey and Westminster’s Nathan Gasser paced the field at the start of the Galitz Transportation Late Models. After a brief battle Yackey assumed the lead of the race and remained in control for the first half of the race. Yet at the mid-way mark in the race a double file restart was in order and both Gasser and Gering Nebraska’s Chad Cowen attacked Yackey as the drivers went 3-wide into turn three. Cowen was down low, Gasser up high and Yackey was caught in the middle.

#76 Chad Cowen, #7y Brett Yackey and #53g Nathan Gasser dive into 3-wide into turn three for the lead (Starr photo)

When the cars exited turn four Gasser had retaken the lead and the CNS crowd was at the edge of their seat. Yackey showed determination as he began to reel the leader in and eventually pulled up on the inside of Gasser. Side by side the #7y and #53g cars battled for the win and at one point both drivers drifting in unison out of turn four.

Brett was just too fast down low and eventually wore down Gasser and took the lead and the win. It was Yackey’s 4th of the 2018 season. Cowen slipped by Gasser to steal 2nd. Impressive rookie driver Dave Hondel in the #07 was 4th and was clearly one of the fastest cars on the track in the closing laps. Derek Smith in the #31 was the final car in the top 5.

Eventual winner Brett Yackey in the #7y battles Nathan Gasser for the lead (Starr photo)

FEATURE: #7y Brett Yackey
FAST DASH: #7y Brett Yackey
DASH: #16 Steve Mills
QUICK TIME: #76 Chad Cowen 17.706

Chick-Fil-A Figure 8s

Mike Wolfe Jr. in the gorgeous #3 Chick-Fil-A Figure 8 car lead almost the entire first half of the feature event holding off #2 Jeremy Jackson. But after Jackson had to pit it placed #50 Justin McKeachie in 2nd spot and with 13 laps remaining McKeachie took over the top spot. Both Jereme and Jared Wall were non-factors in the race each with mechanical issues (although Jared would salvage a 3rd place finish).

In the final laps of the race Harry Livermore Jr. came into the picture and began to push McKeachie for the lead. McKeachie hung on for the win literally spinning sideways across the line in dramatic fashion. Jared Wall made a late surge to secure a 3rd place finish with Wolfe Jr. in 4th. #4 Sean Smith rounded out the top 5.

Justin McKeachie in winner’s circle at Colorado National Speedway (Starr photo)

The Figure 8s will return to CNS Saturday August 4th

FEATURE: #50 Justin McKeachie
FAST DASH: #50 Justin McKeachie
DASH: #35 Chris Voorhis


30 Lap Legend Car Feature
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster
2. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs
3. 06 Mike Gallegos Aurora
4. 3 Wayne Barlock
5. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada
6. 32 Blair Cooper Pueblo
7. 05 Nick Cooper Loveland
8. 96 Ryan Rudolph (R) Denver
9. 16 Travis Roe Thornton
10. 03 Darrell L Stewart Arvada
11. 25A Michael Anderson
12. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada
13. 88 Paul Himler Erie
14. 20 Kynzer Riddell Westminster
15. 28 Adam Powers(R) Silverthorne
16. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater
17. 44 Alfred Matthews Arvada
18. 11 Jessica Savage* Aurora
19. 78 Ashlyn Himler(R) Erie
20. 72 Cynthia Robb (R) Wheatridge
21. 95 Jessilyn Dike(R) Westminster
22. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada
23. 00 Christopher Saykally(R) Denver
DNS 86 Travis Rudolph Denver
DNS 13 Jason Hulvey Thornton
DNS 62 Roy Dunlap Cheyenne
DNS 30 Darrell J Stewart Arvada

25 Lap Legend Car feature
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 66 Kyle Clegg Westminster
2. 15 Danny Medina Colorado Springs
3. 06 Mike Gallegos Aurora
4. 3 Wayne Barlock
5. 32 Blair Cooper Pueblo
6. 21 Ryan Jones Arvada
7. 6 Scotty Scott Arvada
8. 96 Ryan Rudolph (R) Denver
9. 03 Darrell L Stewart Arvada
10. 46 Zachary Witherwax Arvada
11. 44 Alfred Matthews Arvada
12. 16 Travis Roe Thornton
13. 19 Larry Pachello Arvada
14. 25A Michael Anderson
15. 20 Kynzer Riddell Westminster
16. 88 Paul Himler Erie
17. 00 Christopher Saykally(R) Denver
18. 28 Adam Powers(R) Silverthorne
19. 11 Jessica Savage* Aurora
20. 72 Cynthia Robb (R) Wheatridge
21. 9 Terry McBride Edgewater
22. 78 Ashlyn Himler(R) Erie
23. 86 Travis Rudolph Denver
24. 05 Nick Cooper Loveland
25. 13 Jason Hulvey Thornton
26. 62 Roy Dunlap Cheyenne
27. 95 Jessilyn Dike(R) Westminster
DNS 30 Darrell J Stewart Arvada

Pro Trucks
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 82 Michael Scott Cheyenne
2. 8 Jeff Walbaum Brighton
3. 9 Curtis Heldenbrand Arvada
4. 43 Kody Vanderwal La Salle
5. 22 Brian Yackey (R) Greeley
6. 36 Matt Burton Englewood
7. 77 Reggie Brown Jr (R) Arvada
8. 5W Troy Witthar Eastlake
9. 11 Steve Johnson Windsor
10. 71 Timothy DuVall Denver
11. 34 Rudy Vanderwal La Salle

Late Models
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 7Y Brett Yackey Greeley
2. 76 Chad Cowan Gering
3. 53G Nathan Gasser Westminster
4. 07 Dave Hondel (R) Cheyenne
5. 31 Derek Smith Mead
6. 3 Wade Grove Thronton
7. 98P Natalie Phelps (R) Cheyenne
8. 16 Steve Mills Colorado Springs
9. 27 Wendi Lewis Johnstown
10. 94 Kyle Morse Peyton
11. 50 Justin McKeachie (R)
12. 29 Rayshawn Carter Denver
13. 6K Jonathan Knee
14. 91 George Burke Colo Springs
15. 85 Don Cole (R) Dacono
16. 28 Dave Brown

Figure 8s
Pos No. Name Hometown
1. 50 Justin McKeachie Aurora
2. 17 Harry Livermore Jr. Denver
3. 52 Jared Wall Commerce City
4. 3 Mike Wolfe Jr Westminster
5. 4 Sean Smith Greeley
6. 8 Brian McCartney (R) Colorado Springs
7. 7 Daniel Wood (R) Greeley
8. 35 Chris Voorhis Thornton
9. 11 Joe Gastineau Centennial
10. 2 Jeremy Jackson Lakewood
11. 15 Jereme Wall Commerce City
DNS 12 Harvey Webb Jr Thornton
DNS 18 Amanda Stepanich (R) Arvada
DQ 25 Phil Taylor Henderson

Race Rental Modifieds
Pos No Name Hometown
1. 4 Trent Dedic
2. 92 Shawn Bagby
3. 10 Power Donally
4. 5 Kevin Beiland
5. 12 Jocob Beiland
6. 1 Gerald Beiland
7. 11 Paul Donally