October 11, 2010
In the legend race, Chris started second row outside and won the heat by a straightaway. Chris then Started 6th out of 23 legend cars in the main and was in the lead by lap 3 and was able to edge out Kyle Clegg for the win. Congratulations to Kyle Clegg on his I-25, Colorado National Speedway, RMMLRA Tour Championships! (First person to win all three in one year!)
The Chris Eggleston Racing crew tested Friday before Challenge Cup and thought they were pretty good on the long runs preparing for the 100 lap race. Before Saturday rolled around, the crew decided to make a few minor adjustments and two shock changes trying to defend their Challenge Cup win in 2009.
Chris started inside row two for the heat as the inside row didn’t go. He fell back to 6th before we could get clear of the slow car in front as he was able to charge back up to 2nd. This enabled the #22 H20 Fire Protection Chevy Fusion (Chevy motor with a Fusion body) to start second row inside. Chris fell back at the very start of the race but then settled into the fourth position trying to conserve tires. Around the 40 lap mark, Chris made his way into third and began to slowly reel in the two front runners just patiently waiting to the end. With four laps to go, the two leaders wrecked hard into the back stretch wall. Chris was prepared to start on the outside of a double file restart with four laps to go before Chris lost oil pressure (oil pump seized up) forcing Chris to pull off with a disappointing DNF to end his late model season.
Chris and the crew will began to tear the racecars apart and getting them ready for next season while Chris, his family, and Keith pursue additional partnerships/sponsors to further enable Chris to pursue his dream in 2001; compete in the NASCAR Camping World or Nationwide Series
Thank you H20 Fire Protection, 3R Automotive, Red Line Oil, Warring Associates, Leary Racing Products, The Thread Shed Embroidery, Carolyn’s Collections on EBay, and Chris’s whole Colorado based crew who spent countless hours helping prepares all the cars for each race day.
Lastly, “Thank you Mom and Dad for letting me live and pursue my dream. I couldn’t ask for two greater parents to pave the life you have let me live; I love you both.”