Rain Denies Hinds A Chance To Finish Strong At CNS

DACONO, Colo. – Cassidy Hinds was poised to race for a victory Saturday night at Colorado National Speedway before Mother Nature intervened with other ideas.

Hinds qualified seventh at the three-eighths-mile oval and then piloted her familiar No. 3c super late model to a seventh-place finish in the fast dash held prior to the night’s feature race.

That frustrating preliminary came as a result of contact with another car which led to a bent tie rod and steering issues. A lucky inversion, however, allowed Hinds to line up second for the main after repairs.

Hinds battled veteran Bruce Yackey for the early lead in the extra distance, 76-lap race, but rain began falling just three laps in, bringing the yellow flag out as a result.

Seven caution laps were completed before the skies opened up dramatically, leading to an early cancellation of the remainder of the night’s racing action.

The Arvada, Colo., racer was disappointed in the rain-shortened night, as she believed she had a race car in the feature that was capable of battling up front for the long haul.

“Saturday didn’t give us the results we were looking for, but it could’ve been a whole lot worse,” remarked Hinds. “We have a clean race car, and I felt like we had speed to show before the rains came and prevented us from racing any further. Any time you can battle with a veteran like Bruce Yackey means your team is going in a positive direction, and we hope to continue that going forward.”

Hinds’ racing efforts are made possible by marketing partners Frontier Restoration, Leary’s Shock Shop, Fort Worth Screen Printing, Commit 2 Fitness, Pineapple Pump Project, MATCO Tools, Puzzle Effects, Buckeye Welding, 5280 Pit Lighting, and the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.

Hinds’ next race is July 13 at Colorado National Speedway.


About Cassidy Hinds Racing

Cassidy Hinds is a 20-year-old racing driver from Arvada, Colorado, who competes in the Super Late Model and Pro Truck divisions at the three-eighths-mile Colorado National Speedway as part of the NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Racing Series. She’s a past participant in the Toyota Racing Development Young Driver Combine, and honed her racing skills in quarter midgets, junior late models, and the Spears SRL Pro Late Model Series prior to advancing into Pro Trucks and super late models.

Hinds also competes in various regional and national super late model events as her schedule permits.

Off the racetrack, Hinds is in her third year of college at Metropolitan State University of Denver.