BST CAT Tour, El Paso County Raceway championship night is Sept. 23

By Suzan McCoy

CALHAN, Colo. – Moving forward and not letting the rain get in the way, the BST CAT Tour and El Paso County Raceway have announced their championship race night for Saturday, Sept. 23.

CAT features five sanctioned divisions, the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

The tour travels to four different dirt tracks in Colorado, Phillips County Raceway at Holyoke, I-76 Speedway at Fort Morgan, El Paso County Raceway at Calhan and Lamar Speedway.

The CAT leader for Modifieds is John Burrow Jr. with 247 points but Greg Sharpe is right behind Burrow with 243 points. A.J. Valim was leading by 10 points over Burrow and Sharpe before the July 3 race at I-76 Speedway where he wrecked in the heat race and started in the “B” main; however, Valim continues to lead at El Paso County.

Joe Bellm returned to racing this year and became the CAT Stock Car and Allstar Performance State point leader with John Luck trailing in CAT by only one point. Phil Reid is the point leader at El Paso County and is only two points behind Bellm for the state championship.

Northern SportMod CAT and state point leader Ryan Moser has a 29 point lead in CAT over Danny Concelman. Moser is third in points at El Paso County behind Kelly Yutterman and Brian Lessig.

CAT Hobby Stock point leader Shad Cooper blew his engine at Phillips County Raceway on Aug. 4 which could open the door for Max Quint. Kolby Stegman had a two-point lead over Jacob Cox at El Paso.

Leading in the CAT Sport Compact, state and El Paso County standings is Chad Mann, but Shalanda Smith is only a few points behind for all three. With all the divisions being too close to call, we are excited to get to the track and watch these racers compete for championships.