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This profile was last updated on 9/2/10  and contains information from public web pages.

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Local Address: Greeley, Colorado, United States
Greeley Automotive Machine
 
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Located in Greeley, Colorado, and run ...
www.cpgnation.com, 2 Sept 2010 [cached]
Located in Greeley, Colorado, and run by Bruce Yackey and David Gee, the high-horsepower engines coming out of this shop are designed and created with a winning combination of track-proven experience and cutting-edge technology.
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Greeley Automotive Machine co-owner, Bruce Yackey, celebrates another win
Bruce Yackey started gaining his experience at a very young age. As a small child he enjoyed watching his dad race. Even though his father retired from racing when Yackey was still young, he had been bitten by the race bug. Yackey would end up spending much of his youth at his uncle's automotive repair shop where he started grinding camshafts when he was just 14-years-old.
In 1989 Yackey started driving at his home track, Colorado National Speedway, and quickly won his first Colorado National track championship in the Sportsman division. A year later he made the switch to NASCAR Late Models. All combined, he has amassed an impressive grand total of eleven championships throughout various divisions as he moved up through the ranks.
In fact, it was an on-track failure that made the three time NASCAR Colorado State Champion a COMP Cams® customer for life. When talking about the experience, Yackey said, "Well it's kind of a funny story.
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While Yackey continues to find success in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, he isn't the only one familiar with racing at Greeley Automotive Machine.
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According to Yackey, the work at Greeley Automotive Machine is split down the middle - half performance engines and half stock repair work. As a man who truly enjoys working on engines, he appreciates both sides of the work. As he is quick to point out, "Our shop focuses on whatever we can do to earn a living.
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Even though engines built by Yackey and his talented staff show up in just about every division at Colorado National Speedway, including his own NASCAR Late Model division, when asked what has been the biggest achievement for Greeley Auto Machine, Yackey modestly replied, "Just that I've been able to grow the business with money we earned doing engine work.
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coloradospeedway.com, 22 Oct 2012 [cached]
Bruce Yackey steals point lead from Rick Smith with his second straight win at CNS
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Bruce Yackey in winner's circle (Starr photo)
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Yet Greeley Colorado's Bruce Yackey won his second straight main event and stole the top spot from Smith creating a dramatic points race halfway through the season.
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Bruce Yackey Dominates the Field on Hajek Chevrolet Night at CNS
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(Dacono, CO 07-14-2012) A very clean and exciting night of racing culminated when #12 Bruce "the Moose" Yackey manhandled the field and brought home the win on Hajek Chevrolet Night at the races at Colorado National Speedway.
Name: Bruce ...
www.tcrsinc.com, 10 Jan 2010 [cached]
Name: Bruce Yackey E-mail: Gam122@mcleodusa.net
Greeley Tribune - Sports
www.greeleytrib.com, 19 May 2005 [cached]
ERIE -- Bruce Yackey made winning look easy, maybe too easy, when he won back-to-back Late Model championships in 1996 and 1997 and then added a third title in 2001 at Colorado National Speedway.
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dry spell," said Yackey, owner of Greeley Automotive Machine."You just keep trying to think of ways to make the car faster and not give up."
A celebration lasting into the wee hours of Sunday morning followed the victory, right?
"Nope, not really.I just left the car alone," Yackey said."I didn't want to mess with a good thing."
The strategy paid off as he won his second race of the season May 7.In six races, Yackey has posted five top-five finishes and one top-10.He sits atop the Late Model standings with 272 points, but hasn't been able to shake the competition.
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Yackey said he expects Robertson to race a few times at CNS this season.
"I don't know if it makes it easier" with Robertson gone, Yackey said.
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Yackey's 54-race winless drought wasn't all doom and gloom, however.He did finish as the runner-up in nine races during the 2003 season.He also managed a pretty big win following the season-ending Challenge Cup XXX race last year.
"The Moose," as Yackey is known at the track, edged Avants to take top billing in the inaugural Renegade Fall Classic 150 for Late Model type cars on Oct. 9.The payday wasn't too shabby as Yackey walked away with $10,000 in prize money.
"That was a great end" to last season, he said."If I was going to win one race all year, that was the one to win."
Like any driver who races competitively year in and year out, Yackey put the money back into his racing program.When Robertson took home a $23,000 bonus for winning Challenge Cup XXX after starting from the rear of the field, Yackey knew exactly what his competitor was going to do with the bonus.
"You have to keep putting it back in the car or you can't go out and keep racing," Yackey said.
After 22 years, Yackey still finds enjoyment in the sport.The thrill of competition motivates him.
"It would be nice to have a little more of an offseason to spend with the family," said Yackey of his wife, Christi, and their three children.
Greeley Tribune - Sports
www.greeleytrib.com, 12 Aug 2004 [cached]
ERIE -- It's late in the auto racing season, but Bruce Yackey finally appears to be rounding into midseason form at Colorado National Speedway.
The 38-year-old Greeley Late Model driver last won a track championship at the 3/8-mile paved oval in 2001 after back-to-back titles in 1996-97.Since then, it's been a long dry spell for "The Moose," whose last victory came on May 4, 2002.
"It's time," said Yackey, owner of Greeley Automotive Machine.
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Smith held a comfortable lead midway through the race, but with 10 laps to go, Yackey made his move and a fierce battle ensued.
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"The car was pretty loose at the beginning of the race," said Yackey, who started from the seventh position.
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Yackey won the Pepsi Super Series crown in 2003 and pocketed the $2,500 check that came with it.
"Bruce is a good competitor; it was pretty wild there at the end," Smith said Saturday from Winner's Circle.
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"Earlier, I was just trying to save my tires, but then my crew told me (Yackey) was coming, so I took off.I might have taken off a little too early," he said, indicating the worn condition of his tires at the finish.
Yackey is known as one of the division's best at saving his tires in a long race.
"I just have a good feel for the tires and what they're doing," Yackey said."You can't slide the tires.If you spin them in the corners, they'll get hot and go away.I just go as fast as I can without doing that."
Yackey came close to driving into the Winner's Circle last season, but finished second an amazing nine times.
"This year has been more troubling," said Yackey, who has posted seven top-five finishes in 12 points races.
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