Eliminations send Jordan Station’s Spiering back to the trailer

Carl Spiering came within a whisker of advancing to the Knoll Gas-Torco Pro Modified quarterfinals at the CARS RV & Marine & Motorsports Rocky Mountain Nationals on the weekend.

After qualifying on Friday night, Spiering, of Jordan Station, lost in the opening round of runoffs to Steve Bareman. The Elma, N.Y. racer and his Dodge Stratus were clocked at 6.201 seconds and 232.63 mph to Spiering and his Chevy Camaro which broke the beams in 6.171 seconds at 231.48 clicks.

On Friday, Spiering was clocked in 6.168 seconds at 231.12 miles per hour to finish third in the qualifiers.