(07-29-2017 Dacono, CO) Erie’s own Chris Eggleston and North Carolina transplant Preston Peltier thrilled the CNS fans with a fierce battle for the win in the Lincoln Tech Careers that Build America 100 lap feature event. Eggleston captured the Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Model win by using lapped traffic to perfection in the late stages of the race to get by Peltier. Adam Deines won his second straight Galitz Trucking Mod Coupe feature while Kyle Clegg swept the night’s events in the Legend Car division. The Super Stocks and Pure Stocks were combined for a wild and crazy feature event which was won by Chris Cox in the Super Stocks and Natalie Phelps in the Pure Stocks.
Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Models
While only 13 Gillett Vet Clinic Super Late Models showed up for the 100 lap Lincoln Tech Careers that Build America race there was no shortage of drama and action in the race. #11 Darren Robertson and #08 Jace Hansen started on the front row and are 1 and 2 in the championship point standings. When the green flag dropped Hansen took a slight lead on Robertson while #22 Chris Eggleston and #48 Preston Peltier seemed content to cruise in 3rd and 4th.
Hansen settled into a groove and led the first 25 laps with only slight pressure from Robertson.
Coming off his big win at Evergreen Speedway Peltier appeared to be conserving his tires as was Eggleston who finished last in the fast dash signaling he might have the freshest set of tires in the group.
Eggleston and Peltier pulled up and Robertson’s bumper and passed the 11 car with Eggleston low and Peltier high. It wasn’t long after that when Eggleston went low on Hansen to take the lead and once again Peltier went high to snag 2nd place.
Hansen and Robertson settled into 3rd and 4th knowing that neither Eggleston nor Peltier are a threat in the points race. #12 Bruce Yackey and son #32 Brett Yackey were comfortably running in 5th and 6th but well behind the lead pack. At the halfway mark of the race Eggleston was still leading but 10 laps later Peltier made a move to the outside and edged into the top spot. Peltier appeared to be running extremely strong on the high groove but started to develop a push coming out of turn 4 allowing Eggleston to once again battle for the lead.
As the leaders approached lapped traffic coming out of turn 2 Eggleston used the occasion to perfection as he went low on Peltier to retake the lead. Peltier was not going down with a fight as he fought for the lead until the very end. Eggleston appeared to have the clear advantage in turns 1 and 2 while Peltier would make a run on the 22 in turns 3 and 4. But when the dust settled and the checkered flag flew it was Chris Eggleston winning the caution-free 100 lap Super Late Model feature. Peltier settled for second but ran a fantastic race thrilling the fans battling for the win.
Robertson padded his points lead by taking 3rd place but Hansen is still within striking distance as he finished 4th in the feature. The Yackey’s took 5th and 6th Bruce and Brett respectively.
The Super Late Models race next on Saturday August 12th.
FEATURE: #22 Chris Eggleston
FAST DASH: #11 Darren Robertson
DASH: #32 Brett Yackey
QUICK TIME: #22 Chris Eggleston 16.389