The Short Track Racing world world was busy during Labor Day Weekend with season finales and big races throughout North America.
To get you caught up on the stories that took place this past weekend throughout the country, Speed51.com powered by JEGS presents you with a list of top 10 stories from the weekend.
Cody Coughlin entered Winchester Speedway with a win at the fast half-mile already under his belt. That win came in 2014, and he started first and led every single lap on his way to the win. On Monday, Coughlin left Winchester Speedway as a two-time winner, but this one was much harder for the ARCA/CRA Super Series points leader.
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One big win can sometimes turn a race car driver’s season around. That was the case for Berwick, Maine’s Joey Doiron this past weekend. Doiron made the trip north of the border to New Brunswick’s Speedway 660 and re-entered the United States late Sunday night $17,700 richer after winning the McLaughlin Roof Trusses 250.
Scott Bloomquist picked up his third career Hillbilly Hundred win on Sunday night at Tyler County Speedway. Bloomquist led all 100 laps and scored his 13th LOLMDS win of the season, worth $25,000.
It was just a few days ago when Derek Kraus was celebrating his 15th birthday. He put the icing on his birthday cake on Saturday night at Dells Raceway Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin by becoming the youngest winner in ARCA Midwest Tour history.
Jeff Choquette continued his strong season of Pro Late Model competition Friday night at Five Flags Speedway (FL). The driver from West Palm Beach, Florida carried the day, setting fast time in practice and qualifying before going on to win both Allen Turner PLM Twin 50s.
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Doug Coby had never taken a lap around Oswego Speedway before Saturday. He hadn’t even seen it in person before he arrived at the historic upstate New York track in the morning.
It didn’t take the three-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion long, though, to find the fast way around in his No. 2 Dunleavy Repair/A&J Romano Construction Chevrolet. Coby led twice for a race-high 121 laps en route to capturing the Toyota Mod Classic 140.
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After flipping his car at Canandaigua Motorsports Park (NY) two weekends ago, Matt Sheppard and team had to build a brand new race car for this weekend. They did so with very little time to spare and won both Mr. Dirt Track USA at Lebanon Valley (NY) and the 100-lap Super DIRTcar Series race at Weedsport (NY).
For much of Sunday night’s 100-lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour feature at Winchester Speedway it appeared that Brandon Oakley was destined to finish third, and the pursuit of his first series win would continue on another week. But with 14 laps to go the leader crashed in turn four and suddenly everything changed.
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Nick Sweet of Barre continued his domination of the Coca-Cola Labor Day Classic, but it wasn’t enough to deny Scott Dragon of Milton his first Thunder Road Late Model track championship. Sweet led the final 117 laps on his way to his third straight win, and his fourth overall, in the 38th edition of the 200-lap holiday event, but Dragon’s runner-up finish was enough to give him the “King of the Road” crown by one point over Sweet.
Ty Majeski came to Madison International Speedway in Oregon, Wisconsin looking at the big picture. That big picture is the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series National Championship and after Friday night, he changed the complexion of that picture once again.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51