Looking for weekly short track racing results from the Northeast region? There’s no better place to look than this new feature on Speed51.com. This week’s version features results from 28 different short tracks.
Ronnie Williams came out on top of another fierce 40-lap SK Modified battle at Stafford Motor Speedway on Friday night. Williams held off NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour drivers Rowan Pennink and Ryan Preece for his fifth win of the season. Pennink now leads Preece by 10 points in the championship standings. Stafford returns to action next Friday night for Round #18 of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action.
Ryan Preece of Berlin, Connecticut shot to the lead early and never looked back en route to his fourth Sunoco Modified win of the 2015 season at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Wednesday. Despite his win, Preece was only able to close the gap down to 26 points between himself and points leader Woody Pitkat. Pitkat finished second followed by Keith Rocco, Kerry Malone and Bert Marvin. Next up at Thompson will be Twin 25s for the Sunoco Modifieds on Wednesday, August 26.
Ted Christopher returned to victory lane on Saturday night in the 35-lap SK Modified feature at New London-Waterford Speedbowl. The win is Christopher’s fifth of the 2015 season at “The Speedbowl.” Rob Janovic, Jr., James Monahan, Keith Rocco and Tyler Chadwick completed the top-five. The track returns to action next Saturday for another round of NASCAR Whelen-All American Series action.
Big John’s 100 enduro race highlighted the racing program at Jennerstown Speedway on Saturday night and it was Rich Nicola outlasting the competition to capture the $2,000 top prize. Tom Golik (Modifieds) and Matt Sever (Late Models) also scored feature wins.
Eric Beers prevailed in a Saturday night battle between title contenders in the weekly Modified feature at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Beers crossed the finish line ahead of fellow championship contenders Don Wagner, Earl Paules, Kris Graver and Austin Kochenash. Paules now holds just an eight point lead over Wagner and Beers in the points standings. The battle resumes next Saturday night, August 22.
On a night that featured the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Garry Wiltrout stole the show in the NWAAS Late Model division at Motordrome Speedway on Saturday night by scoring his 96th career win. Wiltrout, the current series points leader, extended his lead in the standings with the win. He was followed across the finish line by Bobby Henry, Steve Black, John Komarinski and Bobby Cassell, IV. NWAAS racing continues this Friday night with “Back to School Night.” All students with a valid student ID will receive free admittance.
One week after being involved in a wreck and limping around Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Reid Lanpher bounced back on Saturday night by scoring his third Pro Series win of the season. Following Lanpher under the checkered flag was championship contender Garrett Hall, Corey Bubar, Nick Cusack and defending track champion Dave Farrington, Jr. Lanpher’s win puts him back on top of the tight championship battle by five points over Hall. With just three points-counting events, that battle will continue next Saturday night.
Shawn Knight of South Paris, Maine established himself as the local favorite for the 42 Annual Oxford 250 on Saturday night by winning his third Super Late Model feature of the year at Oxford Plains Speedway. Early leader Gunnar Rowe, Mark Lunblad, Jr, Vanna Brackett and two-time ACT champion Wayne Helliwell, Jr. rounded out the top-five. The weekly warriors will have their final Oxford 250 tune-up with a 50-lap feature Saturday, August 22.
Ryan Deane came out on top of Saturday night’s Late Model battle at Speedway 95 in Hermon. Dana Wilbur, John Curtis, Wayne Parritt, Jr. and Dylan Street completed the top-five. Brenton Perritt continues to hold a dominating 98-point advantage in the point standings over Street. The Late Models returns to action once again next Saturday night.
Greg Fahey, a veteran racer at New Brunswick’s Speedway 660, lapped all but just two other drivers on his way to pocketing $2,500 in Saturday night’s Powerhouse 150 at Spud Speedway. Only second-place driver Ben Rowe and third-place finisher Nick Jenkins remained on the lead lap after 150 laps. Spud Speedway continues its weekly racing program on Sunday, August 23.
Unity Raceway enjoyed an off week this past weekend, but things will heat back up at the track next Saturday with the Outlaw Super Series in town for a 50-lap feature.
Following one of the track’s biggest yearly events, the Boss Hogg 100, weekly action resumed at Wiscasset Raceway on Saturday night with Josh St. Clair scoring the Late Model victory. Chuck Colby, Andrew McLaughlin, Puncin St. Clair and Will Collins completed the top-five. Group 1 featuring the Pro Stocks will be in action next Saturday, August 22.
Angelo Belsito beat Ryan Vanasse to the checkered flag to score the win in Saturday night’s Pro Stock feature at Seekonk Speedway. With the win, Belsito extends his points lead to 13 points over Tom Scully, Jr. That tight point battle will continue next Saturday night at Massachusetts’ only pavement short track.
NEW HAMPSHIRE –
Mike Ordway, Jr. scooted by five-time feature winner Tommy Tombarello, Jr. to win the 30-lap Supermodified feature at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night. The win for Ordway was his fifth of the 2015 season. Lee USA Speedway returns to action next Friday night for another round of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing.
The threat of rain and thunderstorms in the area of Winchester, New Hampshire forced Monadnock Speedway officials to pull the plug on their Saturday night racing program. The track will attempt to get back to racing this Saturday night with a full plate of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing.
Valenti Modified Racing Series driver Mike Willis, Jr. captured the Tour-Type Modified win at Claremont Speedway on Friday night. Willis held off Joey Jarvis and Josh Cantana for the win. NEMA Midgets will join the weekly racing program at Claremont next Friday, August 21.
Results from Saturday night’s racing program at White Mountain Motorsports Park could not be found on the track website as of Monday afternoon. Quinny Welch held a 16-point lead in the Late Model point standings over Oren Remick entering the event.
NEW JERSEY –
Racing on the Jersey Shore continued Saturday night at Wall Stadium Speedway, but feature results could not be located by 51 as of Monday afternoon. The Tour-Type Modifieds return to the New Jersey bullring for the High Bank Hundred this Saturday night and it is sure to be a show you won’t want to miss.
NEW YORK –
Rookie Danny Sullivan drove to a convincing win in the 35-lap Modified event at Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday night, earning his second win of the season. Nick Heywood took a big leap towards his fourth consecutive track championship with a fourth-place finish, widening his points lead to 49. A big week lies ahead as the Modifieds will compete in twin 25-lap features next Saturday night.
A familiar face returned to victory lane at Chemung Speedrome on Friday with defending champion Jimmy Zacharias scoring the win in the 40-lap Modified feature event. Zacharias was chased across the finish line by Connor Sellars, Gene Sharpsteen, John Wilber and Jody Buckley. With the win Zacharias extended his lead in the points standings over his brother TJ. The track returns to NWAAS action on Friday night with just three points-counting events remaining.
Brandon Bellinger held off Otto Sitterly by 0.121 seconds to win a thrilling 50-lap Supermodified feature at Oswego Speedway on Saturday night. Joe Gosek, Jeff Abold and Michael Barnes completed the top-five in the 23-car field. Sitterly will enter next Saturday night with a 2.5 point lead over Bob Bond in the point standings.
Ryan Preece scored his second win of the week on Saturday night when he traveled to Long Island and visited victory lane at Riverhead Raceway. The 35-lap Modified event went caution-free. Racing resumes at Riverhead next Saturday night.
Mike Leaty picked up his third Modified win of the season at Spencer Speedway on Friday night. With the win he extends his points lead to 27 markers over Kevin Timmerman. The Modifieds will be back in action this coming Friday night.
Heavy rains washed out the racing action at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Bradford, Vermont on Friday night. Racing will continue at Devil’s Bowl next Friday night with “Bake a Cake Night,” encouraging fans to bring a “sweet treat” to their favorite driver.
Jason Corliss picked up his second win of the season in the Late Model division at Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl last Thursday night. Matt White, Boomer Morris, Scott Dragon and points leader Derrick O’Donnell completed the top-five. O’Donnell now holds a 42-point lead over Nick Sweet in the “King of the Road” standings heading into next Thursday’s event.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51