Nick Burton and Nick Burton Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters for a great 2009 season! With this season being Nick’s rookie year in the Super Late Model class at Colorado National Speedway, we knew that there’d be struggles along the way. Throughout the 2009 season, Nick and the rest of the team improved greatly. Nick was able to win the honor of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Rookie and was nationally recognized at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series banquet in Concord, North Carolina, in November.
Nick would first like to thank Randy and Travis Clark for allowing him to use and race their late model for the 2009 season and again this season. Also, all their support and help at and away from the track was greatly appreciated! We would also like to thank WoodSource for their sponsorship again through the 2009 season as well as Wide Open Saloon at Top Gun Motorsports, Extreme Liners, Miles Auto Body, DC Race Engines, Ultimate Racing Photos and Progressive PC’s. We hope to continue a partnership with these companies as well as more in the near future.
We would also like to thank all the fans and supporters who have followed Nick throughout the season here, as well as at the racetrack. All your support is greatly appreciated and we hope you continue supporting us as we enter into the 2010 season. We hope to see you all soon and hope that you continue following our race team as 2010 progresses!
State & Province Rookie Of The Year Winners Collected 53 Feature Victories In 2009
By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
October 8, 2009 - 2:09pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The inaugural year for the NASCAR Rookie of the Year Award presented by Jostens saw rookies collect 53 feature wins. Leading the 2009 rookie class to the Nov. 13 ceremonies at the Concord (N.C.) Convention Center is Jacob Gomes, the series’ 2009 national rookie award winner.
Gomes, 16, of Manteca, Calif., collected three wins, 20 top 5s and 28 top 10s. He competed in the Western Late Model division at three California paved tracks including The New Stockton 99 Speedway, All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., and Madera Speedway.
The state rookie award winners will be honored Friday, Nov. 13 at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet at the Concord (N.C.) Convention Center along with the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion, U.S. state and Canadian provincial champions, track champions and special award winners.
Two females earned Rookie of the Year honors – Sloan Henderson of Franklin, Ohio, and Natalie Sather of Fargo, N.D.
Henderson, 17, made 29 starts at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway and Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, Ohio, where she posted six top 5s and 19 top 10s. Sather, 24, raced her first season on asphalt at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., where she had eight top fives and 17 top 10s in 17 races.
Paul Antley of Dacula, Ga., was the leading race winner in 2009, with 11 trips to the Late Model Victory Lane at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, Ga. He was the only rookie driver to post double-digit Victory Lane appearances. North Carolina Rookie of the Year Award winner David Wilson of Cornelius, N.C., raced at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, N.C., and Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway and posted three wins.
Other 2009 rookies of the year are: Lloyd Spearchief, Alberta (Edmonton International Speedway); Richie Davis, Arizona (Thunder Raceway); Thor Gorseth, British Columbia (SunValley Speedway); Nick Burton, Colorado (Colorado National); Joseph Allegro Jr., Connecticut (Stafford Motor Speedway); Tim Noble, Illinois (Rockford Speedway); Scott Riechers, Iowa (Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway); Mark Underwood, Louisiana (Monroe Motor Speedway); Bradley Babb, Maine (Beech Ridge Motor Speedway); Brian Bergakker, Michigan (Kalamazoo Speedway); Robert White, Minnesota (Raceway Park and Elko Speedway); Randy Hall, Nebraska (Junction Motor Speedway and I-80 Speedway); Brandon Giannini, Nevada (The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedways); Jonathon Urlin, Ontario (Delaware Speedway); Addison Meitzler, Pennsylvania (Grandview Speedway); Maxime Paquine, Quebec (Autodrome St. Eustache); Justin Ashley, South Carolina (Greenville Pickens Speedway); Chris Abelson, South Dakota (Park Jefferson Speedway); David Polenz, Virginia (Old Dominion Speedway); and Darrell Nelson, Wisconsin (Superior Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway).
To be eligible for the award drivers must have been first-time NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Feature Division license holders.
The state or province Rookie of the Year Award winners of each state are determined by that driver’s highest 18 finishes at NASCAR-sanctioned tracks within their state.
Since its inception, NASCAR’s national short-track racing series has served as a springboard in the careers of many top drivers. NASCAR stars Greg Biffle, Clint Bowyer, Jeff Burton, Kurt and Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte, Jamie McMurray, Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers all began their careers racing their local short tracks.
It was a great late summer day at Colorado National Speedway. The RMMSA showed up with a solid 14 car field. (Taken from CNS website) An impressive field of 14 Mini Sprints made it to the 20 lap A Main at Colorado National Speedway. By lap 8 #9 Nick Burton & #24 Jay Sant were approaching lapped traffic with a full straight away’s lead over the rest of the field. Sant took full advantage of the situation and darted into the lead via the inside at lap 11. Unshaken, Burton kept his momentum, sticking mere inches behind Sant. It looked like Burton was eyeing a move around the outside of Jay Sant, but a yellow flag lined the field back up for a single file restart. When the green flag flew, Burton made his move on the inside of Sant, but some fancy driving by Sant kept him at bay. Jay Sant crossed the checkered first followed by Nick Burton. The finish order was as follows: 24 Jay Sant 9 Nick Burton 56 Troy Simpson 69 Paul Babich 5 Brandon Steele 19 Larry Pachello 31 Jim Reser 40 Todd Weland 2 Chuck Mills 21 Tyler Joy 26 Chris Crowder 10 Shannon Elliot 27 Dave Weihrich The RMMSA heads to Big Country Speedway for it's final 2 shows of 2009 on Saturday September 12th and September 26th.
April 27, 2009
The season opener for the Rocky Mountain Midget association was this past weekend at the small I-76 Speedway, a ¼ mile dirt track in Ft. Morgan. The day started with an 8 lap heat race. The 69 of Paul Babich jumped to an early lead as Nick Burton worked his way up through the pack from his 5th place starting position. Midway through the race, Burton got under the 69 of Babich and made the pass. He was able to stretch out a decent lead until a mechanical failure slowed him going into turn 3 on the last lap. Babich narrowly got Burton at the line and took the heat race win. The main event saw the number 19 of Larry Pachello on pole, with Burton outside front row and Paul Babich along with the 24 of Jay Sant on the second row. Burton got a great jump and got the early lead. He was able to stretch out a 4 car length lead until the caution flew with 7 laps remaining. With Babich on his bumper, Nick got a great restart and jumped out to a five car length lead which he was able to keep for the remaining laps. Nick Burton Racing would like to thank his sponsors; Woodsource, Ultimate Racing Photos, Top Gun Motorsports. Marks Motorcycle and Snowmobile Repair and Shirley Organ for all their help and support thus far this season.
October 15, 2008
Last weekend, the final race on the RMMSA schedule was to take place at Big Country Speedway in Cheyenne, but poor weather caused the race to be cancelled and Nick Burton was named 2008 RMMSA Champion. Going into the weekend Nick had a 50 point lead and just had to finish in the top 10 to clinch the championship. Nick became the youngest driver ever to take the honor of Champion in the RMMSA as well as the first rookie to do so. He finished the season, driving his ERC chassis, powered by a Yamaha R6 engine, to 9 main event wins in 18 races and an average finishing position of 2nd. Nick looks forward to running Late Models at Colorado National Speedway next year as well as running with the RMMSA as often as possible.