- CLMA (Colorado Late Model Assn.) by Sam Holbrooks


Kirchoff Wraps Up Second Career Championship

Cory Moul

DENVER, Co. - With his sixth win of the season on Friday, August 20th at Casper Speedway all Eddie Kirchoff needed to do was start the race on Saturday, August 21st at Gillette Thunder Speedway to wrap up his second career Colorado Late Model Association DIRTcar Series championship, but he wasn't going to settle for just starting the race. An anonymous sponsor had put a $500 bounty out for anyone that could beat Eddie at Gillette Thunder Speedway and he was going to make sure that nobody was going to take it. Eddie started fifth and took the lead around lap ten and cruised to his seventh win of the season and became the 2010 Colorado Late Model Association DIRTcar Series Champion.

It was the battle for second through fourth place that was becoming very interesting and the closest in series history. Going into the last race of the season at Gillette Thunder Speedway, Dave Garmann was leading Jason Schierkolk by 5 points and Scott Lewis by 11. Scott drew the polefor the main event, Jason was starting 8th, and Dave had to start last because of a flat tire in the heat race. Lewis ended up slipping back to 6th, but with Jason Schierkolk falling back to 11th and Garmann finishing 16th due to another flat tire, Scott was able to move to 2nd in points. In one of the closest points battles in series history Scott Lewis finished just 3 points ahead of Dave Garmann and 9 points ahead of Jason Schierkolk.

Eric Mass, J.T. Botts, Morris Oberle, Dan Henrickson, David Brack, and Steve Lewis rounded out the top ten in season points. 

2010 Final Colorado Late Model Association Points Standings

1.) Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, WY - 634

2.) Scott Lewis,  Henderson, CO - 530

3.) Dave Garmann, Brighton, CO - 527

4.) Jason Schierkolk, Casper, WY - 521

5.) Eric Mass, Rapid City, SD - 371

6.) JT Botts, Broomfield, CO - 322

7.) Morris Oberle, Lead, SD - 265

8.) Dan Henrickson, Rapid City, SD - 262

9.) David Brack, 255

10.) Steve Lewis, Denver, CO - 251

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