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Top 10: Most Read Short Track Stories From the Weekend

June 25, 2018 • App, Archives, Ticker

The racing world suffered a big loss this past Saturday. World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series racer Jason Johnson passed away after a crash during the feature at Wisconsin’s Beaver Dam Raceway. Johnson, a past winner of the Knoxville Nationals and a multi-time Lucas Oil ASCS champion, was 41 years old.

 

To get you caught up on the stories you may have missed this weekend, Speed51.com presents to you the 10 most read stories of the weekend.

 

1. Jason Johnson Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Accident

During Lap 18 of the Jim Boyd Memorial at Beaver Dam Raceway, Johnson was involved in a crash battling for the lead on the backstretch of the third-mile oval. Emergency crews quickly attended to the situation and transported Johnson via air to Aurora Medical Center, where he later succumbed to the injuries.

 

2. Roderick Hits the Jets Late for SSS Victory at Five Flags

Casey Roderick entered the sixth Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco race of the season with one objective in mind: beat Bubba Pollard.  One hundred and twenty-five laps later, Roderick stood in Five Flags Speedway (FL) victory lane, but still hadn’t beat the short track superstar— at least, not to his standards.

 

3. Lanpher Pulls Off Rare Feat by Beating MacDonald at NHMS

Reid Lanpher accomplished a rare feat on Sunday afternoon: he beat Eddie MacDonald at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Lanpher powered around the 10-time NHMS winner on the final lap to win the $5,000-to-win Granite State Pro Stock Series race during the second New England Short Track Showdown.

 

McCarty scored the CARS LMSC Tour win Saturday at Carteret County. (Speed51.com photo)

4. McCarty Wins Chaotic Carteret County Showdown

A night full of twists and turns could not prevent the status quo of the 2018 CARS Response Energy Late Model Stock Tour season, as Bobby McCarty won at Carteret County Speedway (NC) for his fourth win in seven series races.

 

5. Silk Ends NHMS Winless Drought With Showdown Victory

Silk scored his first win on the Magic Mile since 2011, outlasting stiff competition from the likes of Woody Pitkat and Anthony Nocella to win the $5,000-to-win Valenti Modified Racing Series 50 during the New England Short Track Showdown.

 

6. Madden Unstoppable En Route to Firecracker 100 Victory

On Saturday night, Chris Madden marched to his first-career Firecracker 100 victory at Lernerville Speedway in a dominating performance by leading flag-to-flag for all 100 laps en route to a $30,000 payday.

 

Preece picked up the NWMT victory Saturday at Langley Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)

7. Preece Makes Right Move at Right Time at Langley

In the midst of a Saturday night short-track shootout at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway, Ryan Preece made the right move, at the right time. The Berlin, Connecticut, driver passed Justin Bonsignore for the lead on Lap 131, and he never looked back en route to his second NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour victory of the season.

 

8. ‘The Wild Child’ Willie Milliken FUELS Up in ‘Boom City’

The last time the FUEL Racing Series invaded “Boom City” it was Ben Watkins putting on a dominating performance to score the win at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. A chain reaction crash early in Saturday’s 40-lap feature put to rest any hope Watkins had about a repeat. Instead, it was “The Wild Child” Willie Milliken who was the dominator on this night.

 

9. Babb Scores Fourth Hell Tour Win at Tri-State

Tri-State Speedway was in hurry-up mode Sunday trying to beat approaching rain. It turns out hurry-up mode is Shannon Babb’s modus operandi when he visits one of his favorite tracks.

 

10. Will Rodgers on Cruise Control on K&N West at Sonoma

There was never any doubt that Will Rodgers was the driver to beat on road courses in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. And he delivered. Again.

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